Monday, May 18, 2009

Netanyahu's hints at a two-state solution lack sincerity and it's up to Barack Obama to call him on it

Maybe it’s just me but I thought that when President Barack Obama comes to Egypt next month for his major speech to the Arab and Muslim communities that he’s going to have to do a lot of groveling.

He did his mission for reconciliation no favors recently when he suggested to the Arab League that it abandon demands for the right of return for Palestinian refugees in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. Already skeptical of efforts by the United States to negotiate a peace, the Arab League just got a little more skeptical.

But then Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu throws something new into the mix. Maybe a two-state solution isn’t so bad. Netanyahu will be visiting Obama this week at the White House to discuss the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and Iran. And wouldn’t you know it? Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak implied the prime minister is open to the two-state solution.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

we hope some +ve statements from Obama on israeli-palestinian peace proces during his major speech to the Arab