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March 19, 2015 2:20 am

Report: Obama Moving Towards Supporting UN Resolution to Force Peace Deal

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Foreign Policy – After years of blocking U.N. efforts to pressure Israelis and Palestinians into accepting a lasting two-state solution, the United States is edging closer toward supporting a U.N. Security Council resolution that would call for the resumption of political talks to conclude a final peace settlement, according to Western diplomats.

The move follows Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s decisive re-election Tuesday after the incumbent publicly abandoned his commitment to negotiate a Palestinian state — the basis of more than 20 years of U.S. diplomatic efforts — and promised to continue the construction of settlements on occupied territory. The development also reflects deepening pessimism over the prospect of U.S.-brokered negotiations delivering peace between Israelis and Palestinians.

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  • phillip

    There will never be peace between Israel and the palestinians Has nobody read the p.a. and hamas charter?

  • Ivana Talya Tufakov

    As the late, great David Ben-Gurion used to say, “The dogs may growl, but the caravan keeps moving forward.”

    Israeli voters showed that they are not as dumb as American voters. Both Obama and Herzog ran on platforms of “hope and change”. Now Americans hope there will be some change left in their pockets. Israeli voters showed Herzog the door and re-elected the man who has become de facto the true leader of the Free World.

    Bib’s greatest act of revenge against Obozo may be denying the Noble Peas Prize winner a legacy as a “do-anything-positive” president, leaving the Legend in His Own Mind without even a pod to pee in….

  • Kenneth Mathews

    The UN/EU/US, Obama etc. can’t force peace, but they can provoke a war. A war the IDF will win!