Obama’s Middle East speech

President Obama of the USA

Middle East Special: Live Analysis of Obama Speech as It is Delivered: see here.

See also here. And here.

Mark Landler and Steven Lee Meyers, The New York Times News Service: “In a speech on Thursday, President Obama for the first time on Thursday publicly called for a settlement of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that would create a non-militarized Palestinian state on the basis of Israel’s borders before 1967. The speech was an attempt to articulate a cohesive American policy to an Arab Spring that took a dark turn as the euphoria of popular revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt gave way to violent crackdowns in Bahrain and Syria, a civil war in Libya and political stalemate in Yemen”: here.

This video from the USA says about itself:

In a major speech on the U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East and on the Arab Spring, President Obama said a Palestinian state must be based on the 1967 borders, the first time a U.S. president has explicitly taken this position. The Israeli government immediately rejected Obama’s comments, calling the 1967 borders “indefensible.” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is in the United States today and will meet Obama at the White House. We host a roundtable with author Norman Finkelstein, Palestinian human rights lawyer Noura Erakat, and Jeremy Ben-Ami, head of the lobby group J Street. [includes rush transcript–partial]

In Absence of Congressional Approval by Friday, Obama Appears to Be Violating Law in Libyan Intervention. Read the article at The Washington Post here.

3 thoughts on “Obama’s Middle East speech

  1. Ex-spy chief urges new peace plan

    ISRAEL: The former head of Israel’s notorious secret service has condemned sabre-rattling over Iran and warned that it could “unleash a region-wide war.”

    Meir Dagan, who retired from Mossad last year, also told students at Tel Aviv unversity that “there needs to be an Israeli peace initiative” with the Palestinians, saying that Israel should withdraw completely from all territories seized in the 1967 war.



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