but really, he doesn't have much of a choice and has to get involved with the continued conflict between Israel and the PA. It's within the U.S. interest that the negotiations for the particulars of the core issues get underway. And indeed, this means within the framework of the Arab Peace Initiative of 2002 and recognizing the sovereignty of a Palestinian state based on the parameters the parties of both the Israeli government and the PA agree to commit to. The question is, do we have to wait for after the elections of January 2013?
Monitor: Clashes near Damascus despite truce there, five killed in Aleppo (Reuters)
from the article: For Obama, a new term could mean a different take on Middle East peace