To assess if or when peace will prevail, one needs to look at what is required to make that happen. Possibility 1: US political will. AIPAC and pro-occupation American Jews figured out how to exploit and control the US political system regarding Israel. The basic fact is that the US is in a constant election cycles. Obama won the two houses but cannot push hard on Israel since he needs AIPAC and pro-occupation American Jews and Conservatives to pass health care. Once that is done, he will be in the midst of an election cycle (2010) to preserve his majority in the House and Senate. Once that is done, he?ll be looking to his re-election campaign. That means, he will always be needing the support of AIPAC and pro-occupation American Jews because they donate HUGE amounts of money and they control major media outlets. Without US political will to apply real pressure on Israel, there will be no peace. Salam!
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