Obama understand that one can't ask State 1 to recognize State 2, when State 2 is dedicated to the destruction of State 1. As to the history of the place, had no right to approve anything. They were people from diverse national backgrounds, not a People and they did not have a state. Moreover, the Jews simply returned to their homeland from which they never left voluntarily. As to even handed, the notion that the 1967 boundaries are a staring point for negotiations, is very, very difficult, not to mention dangerous and psychologically and spiritually awful for the Israelis.
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from the article: Obama to AIPAC: 1967 borders reflect long-standing U.S. policy