What Was Obama Asking of Israel?

(Jerusalem Post) Barry Rubin - The problems Israel would face with a two-state "solution" under current conditions would include cross-border raids, incitement, new demands, a possible Hamas takeover, or a Palestinian state reneging on its commitments. At the very moment Egyptians are talking about abrogating their peace treaty, Obama urges Israel to sign another one. Israel pulled out of Gaza and was attacked by Hamas. Israel turned over land to the PA, then faced terrorist attacks from the territory. Yet Obama suggests Israel turn over the rest of the West Bank to the PA in exchange for security guarantees. He has no interest in how ridiculous this sounds in the context of the Israeli experience.

2011-05-27 00:00:00

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