with President Obama's ethnic background. No, this is nothing to do with his background, or his demeanor, or his administration. In fact, they've been doing all the right things so far by engaging all parties. It's all to do with the Netanyahu administration not taking the important steps such as continuing the negotiations where they left off. Of course there are other things on the Palestinian side which also complicate the situation. If Hamas accepted the Quartet's conditions, we'd all be ahead of the game.
Islamic State destroys part of Syria's Temple of Bel, monitoring group says (Reuters)
from the article: Why does Israel continue to dismiss Obama's Mideast peace efforts?