I hope soon to see a full text of the speech, but in the meantime, going by the summary above, Obama seems to have stuck to his ground, which I expected all along. For once, the obsequiousness which American politicians always show to the Jewish lobby seems to be restrained, and this is fine, too. The continued harping on the motif “Hamas must recognize Israel’s right to exist” is beginning to get on my nerves, though I expect Obama will soon start doing some catching up with the proactive attitude of the Russians.
Police arrest 18-year-old Palestinian suspected in Old City stabbing (Haaretz)
from the article: Obama to AIPAC: 1967 borders reflect long-standing U.S. policy