December 3, 2013

Middle East Mess Isn't About Settlements

Jeffrey Goldberg, Bloomberg

The Associated Press

Obama’s mistake was to make a public demand of an ally (and a client) and then have no Plan B ready when that ally refused to listen. Netanyahu’s unwillingness to reverse himself on settlements -- an unwillingness born of careerism as much as anything else (his governing coalition includes a disproportionate number of settlers and their sympathizers) -- has hurt Israel, but has it actually, as Brzezinski alleges, “contributed significantly to the general mess we now have in the Middle East”?

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TAGGED: Libya, Iran, Syria, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Middle East, Settlements, Palestine, Israel

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