Obama has passed the ball to the EU, ME Quartet, and the UN. They, now will pressure Israel. Obama has done all he could due to Israeli influence in US foreign policy - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Harold
    • 20.05.11 | 22:48 (IDT)

    "But Mr Netanyahu has come under increasing pressure as world figures and organisations lined up to back Mr Obama's position. The Middle East Peace Quartet - which combines the European Union, United Nations and Russia with the US - expressed "strong support" for Mr Obama's plan. Key European Union leaders also backed Mr Obama's speech. UK Foreign Secretary William Hague praised President Obama's "clear message that the borders of Israel and Palestine should be based on the 1967 lines with mutually agreed swaps".

    from the article: Netanyahu tells Obama: Israel cannot go back to the 1967 borders
    First published 20:32 20.05.11 | Last updated 20:32 20.05.11
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