Obama's New Approach to Mideast Peace: Israel and Palestinians Must Lead, Not the U.S.

Fed up with banging their heads against a wall, the Americans have sobered up over the influence they can have in Israeli-Palestinian talks − now they want the two sides to take action, rather than expecting the U.S. to take the reins. Expectations for President Obama’s visit here have been adjusted accordingly.

For the past month the White House has been lowering expectations regarding U.S. President