A genuine difference between Obama and Netanyahu - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • allang
    • 26.03.10 | 22:21 (IDT)

    Yes... this is a point of no return. But not because... Obama has political calculations or the strategy of rivals in the Middle East. This is a genuine difference in the way both Obama and Netanyahu view this conflict. And mostly, this exposes the kind of statecraft both men represent. I believe this clash was inevitable... because Bibi doesn't possess the statesmanship or the will-craft that's needed. Where Obama... genuinely believes in a future with a Palestinian state. No matter what happens from here on... Netanyahu's procrastination and the Palestinian obstinance or Obama's prodding and encouragement. It seems the climax will come, only at the point where both the Palestinians and Israelis exhaust all their own political capital... and finally realize there's nowhere else to go.

    from the article: Netanyahu and Obama are at point of no return
    First published 03:45 26.03.10 | Last updated 10:32 26.03.10
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