I am confused. If the author is against diplomatic talks with Iran, and against a preemptive strike, what is he proposing? Faster sanctions? When these things are done on an international scale, (a scale about which Israelis know little), they take time. The President of the United States of America has one true duty: to defend and promote the welfare of the people of his country. If he thinks it is in the best interests of his country to be Israel's ally, which he does, he will continue to treat it as such. He has no obligations. Yes, Washington is putting pressure on Jerusalem. It is long overdue. None of the demands are "imaginary". Perhaps we have forgotten in eight years of G. Bush, (who was a lover of Middle East oil, not Israeli Jews), that sometimes, we have to play by the rules, especially if we want the billions of US taxpayer dollars to keep flowing in.
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Mideast "quartet" will prepare report on peace prospects, resumption of talks (AP)
from the article: Obama must stop demanding the impossible from Israel