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The Holy City of Jerusalem and US-Israel Relations

How Did We Get Here? How Do We Move Forward?

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April 1, 2010 | 2:16 pm

From Huffington Post:

Israeli government actions since Vice President Biden’s visit have thrust Jerusalem into the forefront of the Obama administration’s efforts to revive the peace process. They have brought US-Israel relations to their lowest point since the first Bush presidency. How did we get there? How can we get out?

In the years following Israel’s victory in the Six Day War of June 1967, when Israel captured East Jerusalem from Jordan, Israel spoke often and convincingly about its desire for peace. Israel surprised the world by negotiating directly with the PLO in Oslo, and Prime Minister Rabin shook hands with Yasser Arafat on the White House lawn. Israel was viewed as the seeker of peace in the Middle East.

Read the full article at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/stephen-p-cohen/strongthe-holy-city-of-je_b_520581.html

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