obama certainly does not act or speak as the head of state and the commander-in-chief of the armed forces of a superpower. the idea that the united states could be "put at risk" by a local war between two peoples about a land dispute thousands of kilometers from american shores is ridiculous. let obama admit that the cause of terror attacks against america and all western allies is jihad. the terrorists want to expell all american and allied westerners from muslim lands. israel is regarded in this respect as only an extention of the infidel occupation of muslim land. although peace between israel and the palestinians is highly desirable since peace is a good in itself, such a result has no bearing whatever on the issues of radical islamic terror, be it emanating from shia iran or from the sunnis. to say otherwise is to encourage and embolden the extremists.
Police disperse hundreds in brawl in Kafr Manda, northern Israel (Haaretz)
from the article: Obama: If Israeli-Palestinian talks break down, we'll continue trying