May 23, 2011

Israel Should Heed Obama's Peace Plan

Boston Globe, Boston Globe

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ISRAELI PRIME Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was hearing what he chose to hear when he objected to the principles for an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement that President Obama outlined in his recent speech on the Mideast. Netanyahu was doing what a seasoned politician will try to do: spin things to gain the maximum room to maneuver while pleasing his base and keeping domestic critics at bay. But Obama was right to say what he said. And the overall import of his speech was protective of Israel’s long-term interests.

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