No Change in US Policy - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Mark of Lewiston
    • 20.05.11 | 07:30 (IDT)

    What was surprising was that US policy didn't change from Clinton to Bush to Obama. It is inconceivable that netanyahu expected that there would be a change. Recognizing that the settlements were built and have to be dealt with in a final agreement is not the same as Israel gets to keep its illegal gains for free. I cannot understand why Israeli politicians think they could get the US to endorse such a ludicrous idea. Bush carefully did not. Obama has now pretty explicitly made that clear. That is change to be believed in - no fantasy, Bibi. Now, Bibi gets a worldwide audience to tell Obama to shove it if he is so inclined. And he can make Israel into a partisan issue for all elections in the US for all time if he wants to do so. But it should be noted that neither Abe Foxman nor former Rep Robert Wexler thought there was any ambush or even a surprise.

    from the article: Obama purposely left Netanyahu in the dark on Mideast speech
    First published 02:11 20.05.11 | Last updated 02:11 20.05.11
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