Why Obama will not talk about the Israel-Palestine conflict - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Reuven
    • 24.01.11 | 17:55 (IST)

    The reason is simple, he has other priorities. The US electorate is concerned about the economy, unemployment, healthcare reform and perhaps China's ascent. The conflict is the ME is a low priority other than for Jews and a few left wing liberals supporting the Palestinians. If Mr. Obama says anything about the conflict he should say to the parties that he did all he could and now it's their turn to sit and reach a deal. If they do, the US will be willing to help them by providing political, diplomatic, military and financial support. But the responsibility is theirs. In other words: "Kids, go to your room and try to work with each other. We are busy with more important issues."

    from the article: Obama's State of the Conflict address
    First published 02:48 24.01.11 | Last updated 02:48 24.01.11
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