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Obama’s dilemma — What went wrong and what can be fixed


URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/judea_pearl/article/obamas_dilemma_what_went_wrong_and_what_can_be_fixed_20110607

Say what you will about Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to the White House last month, there is no question that things did not go exactly as planned. If you believe that President Barack Obama is Israel’s staunchest friend, trying his best to save it from unsustainable status quo and from the wrath of September’s proposed vote for Palestinian statehood at the United Nations, you must admit that he did not expect to see a defiant Bibi receive a hero’s welcome in Israel after spelling out Israel’s final red lines. Such entrenchment does not make Israel’s position palatable to the Europeans.

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