A view bearing much truth, no incentive to peace talks or a negotiated peace between staunch ally Israel and the Palestinian people without a state.
(Haaretz) – Benjamin Netanyahu may as well have canceled his trip to Washington: Barack Obama did the work for him, or most of it. But the prime minister is already on his way, so he should at least send to the White House a big bouquet of flowers.
Yes, there were stern words about how a Jewish and democratic state is not compatible with an occupation. There was even a proper presidential plan – the ’67 borders with corrections, a Palestinian state and a Jewish state, Israeli security and the demilitarization of Palestine.
But let’s not get too excited. We’ve heard it before, not only from American presidents, but from Israeli prime ministers. And what did we get? Yet another Jewish neighborhood in East Jerusalem. The 1,500 new apartments in Jerusalem will be built, speech or no speech.
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- Saudi Arabia and security partnership with the US to protect oil