Obama and the Peace Process

[Ynet News] Nahum Barnea - At the outset of his term, Obama promised that resolving the Mideastern conflict will be one of his major targets during his tenure. But like the sad story about the army officer who screamed "follow me" and only later discovered that he is running alone, Obama's "follow me" was not endorsed by others. He asked King Abdullah to order modest trust-building gestures that would accompany the resumption of talks between Israel and Abbas. The Saudis refused. Israel's public opinion may have been willing to pay a price in exchange for ties with Saudi Arabia, but an interest office in Qatar doesn't get it excited.

2009-09-22 08:00:00

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