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    "Jerusalem is the eternal, united capital of the State of Israel and only of Israel. The government will flatly reject Palestinian proposals to divide Jerusalem" - Likud Platform, 2009 elections This clause of the RECENT Likud Platform, as well as the section stating a rejection of an independent Palestinian state, could have tipped Obama from early on that Netanyahu would not be an easy partner for peace. But Obama is a smart and good man, trying to convince rather than use threats He made some way with Bibi when the latter gave a speech (June 2009) accepting the two-state solution (although Bibi did not dare bring the new policy for government approval - for now it's just words). But Jerusalem was an obstacle of a different order. Obama shows that he is learning from experience. The Republicans refused to participate in the health plan, so he is doing it on his own. It seems that the Jerusalem affair simply presented the US with a golden opportunity, which it grabbed. Good job.

    from the article: It's time for Netanyahu to say yes to Obama
    First published 04:00 17.03.10 | Last updated 21:34 17.03.10
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