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    • Ezekial Haim
    • 11.03.10 | 06:37 (IST)

    If Biden was embarassed by the declaration to buid in East Jerusalem then this was partially due to a miscalculation by the Obama administration by nailing its colours to the mast of complete sessation of building east of the green line.The US administration should have known that it is unwise to put preconditions to the negotiations especially if they are one sided conditions.For instance the Israeli government could have put its own conditions on starting the negotiations but wisely chose not to.The Obama administration has shown naivety if not also bias in its pronounciations and is now paying the price for it.Also Olmert and Abbas tried to negotiate peace but Syria and Hamas undermined it.It is likely that the same would happen again.Finally the indirect negotiations were planned to start with the full knowlege of no building frreze in Jerusalem.What is all the fuss about?

    from the article: How did U.S. groups react to Biden's condemnation of Israel?
    First published 23:09 10.03.10 | Last updated 13:15 14.03.10
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