Obama is realizing that the real superpower (military & economic) in the ME is Israel and that the US and everybody else is impotent if the Israeli public supports its elected leader's position. 17 years later the US is an economic basket case and Israel is an economic superstar. The next step is for the Israeli PM to tell everyone that the peace process junket is over and to stop interfering in Israel's internal affairs. Once the Palestinians realize that the international community can't help them they might give up their fantasy of destroying Israel and accept whatever Israel is prepared to offer.
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from the article: Akiva Eldar / So what if Obama wants to move peace process forward?