March 1, 2013

Has Obama Lost Interest in Israel?

Peter Beinart, The Daily Beast

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Obama may be going to Israel, but he clearly has de-emphasized Israel-Palestine. He's probably going because he wants to delay Israeli military action on Iran, enlist Jerusalem's help on Syria -- and end Republican carping.

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


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