Israels idea of how a friend and ally should act - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Natallie Durson
    • 30.09.10 | 19:08 (IST)

    Obama is desperate for the peace talks to last throught the American elections. This can be done in one of two ways. Get Israel to extend the freeze by two months or get Abbas to remain in the talks in spite of settlement expansion. Obama tried both methods and both failed. This is why he is now desperate. Netanyahu kows that, in the end, he will extend the freeze. Before that happens though, he will put the squeeze on Obama for every possible thing he can get. It will be quite a list on top of what Obama has already given him and what America gives Israel every year. Obama is an embarrassment to America. He is a fool and a weakling. I forsee a remarkable turn of events in which an incumbent president does not receive his partys nomination for a second term. I just hope that America can keep the damage Obama is doing to a minimum.

    from the article: White House: Obama did not send letter to Netanyahu
    First published 18:21 30.09.10 | Last updated 19:54 30.09.10
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