this administration differs from all previous ones by its ideological zeal. obama had chosen his advisors from among those who are most anti-israeli. they claim that israel is the central problem in the fight against terrorism. it is irrelevant that this proposition is strategic nonsense. without israel, europe would be totally exposed to militant islam in the eastern mediterranean. this is apparent when one looks at the order of battle in wwii in east mediterranean. the u.s. administration is filled with people whose ideology is that of "peace now" and j-street. strategy is not what interests them. haaretz is reporting that the eu will recognise east jerusalem as capital of palestinian state. such a decision is not likely to have been taken without the tacit support of the obama administration. one should not be fooled by the recent joint exercise. what will be given with one hand, will be denied with the other hand. politics has become the art of blackmail.
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from the article: Moshe Arens / Palestinian dream of statehood further away than ever