December 10, 2012

Why Obama Will Ignore Israel

Peter Beinart, Newsweek

AP Photo

The last week of November 2012 was a big one on the Israeli-Palestinian front. On the 65th anniversary of the partition resolution that created a Jewish state, the United Nations recognized a Palestinian one. Israel retaliated with the West Bank equivalent of sequestration: announcing it would move toward building settlements in an area east of Jerusalem called E1, which many observers believe would kill the two-state solution. European governments responded by threatening to withdraw their ambassadors.

And the United States? It mostly watched.

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TAGGED: Palestinians, Israel, Barack Obama, United States, Middle East, Palestine


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