Agree with President Peres but the White House visit - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Smadar
    • 28.03.10 | 04:54 (IDT)

    is overly analyzed and misinterpreted and it's initiated by the media, in my opinion. The visit of PM Netanyahu to Washington was primarily for the AIPAC conference. But since the prime minister was in town, a secondary visit to the White House served as a working visitation among allies, second time around with President Obama compared to any other international leader within the recent past. What's the necessity for another photo op? The U.S. administration has a right to be displeased with the rate of peace process negotiating - as it's not started with the Palestinians. On the one hand, the U.S. has been criticized for cozying up too much to Israel and unfitting for a mediator and then we hear the criticism about this recent reception as uncustomary between Israel and the U.S. It's quite trivial in comparison to the substantial requirements for the peace effort.

    from the article: Peres blames Netanyahu for breaching Jerusalem status quo
    First published 01:36 28.03.10 | Last updated 02:02 28.03.10
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