Obama’s Middle East Policy: Something Old, Something New

On this episode we analyze and respond to the President's speech on the Middle East this week.

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See the President's speech here:

The following statement was issued by the Middle East Quartet (United Nations, Russian Federation, United States, and European Union):

The Members of the Quartet are in full agreement about the urgent need to resolve the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians. To that effect, the Quartet expressed its strong support for the vision of Israeli-Palestinian peace outlined by U.S. President Barack Obama on May 19, 2011. The Quartet agrees that moving forward on the basis of territory and security provides a foundation for Israelis and Palestinians to reach a final resolution of the conflict through serious and substantive negotiations and mutual agreement on all core issues.

The Quartet reiterates its strong appeal to the parties to overcome the current obstacles and resume direct bilateral negotiations without delay or preconditions. The Quartet further recommits itself to its previous statements and principles.

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  • Wow, thanks for sending this out (and producing it).

    The questions are appropriate, and Susan Webb hits the nail on the head with every one...rational, sober, clear, understanding of the domestic and global implications. This kind of work is a credit to your philosophy and goals.

    Mazl tov!

    Posted by , 05/20/2011 7:15pm (6 years ago)

  • I'm sorry to say this is a hopeless task and will remain so. Let us bring home our troops and let these people resolve their issues alone.

    Thank you,

    David Bruce

    Posted by David Bruce, 05/20/2011 5:49pm (6 years ago)

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