This is a grim statement. The silver lining is that for the first time the United States is speaking candidly about the obstacles that the Israeli leadership presents for the already thin hope of Palestinian-Israeli peace. - gwc
Obama Accuses Netanyahu Of Blowing A Hole In The Peace Process |
Barack Obama, March 24, 2015
“I am required to evaluate honestly how we manage Israeli-Palestinian relations over the next several years,” Obama said. “Because up until this point, the premise has been both under Republican and Democratic administrations that as difficult as it was, as challenging as it was, the possibility of two states living side by side in peace and security could marginalize more extreme elements, bring together folks at the center and with some common sense and we could resolve what has been a vexing issue and one that is ultimately a threat to Israel as well. And that possibility seems very dim.”
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