Thursday, September 2, 2010
The Peace Talks Charade Despite promising a fresh start in the negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians,
The Peace Talks Charade
Despite promising a fresh start in the negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians, President Obama has set the process back to where it was three years ago under President George W. Bush, argues The Daily Beast's Reza Aslan. Certainly, Obama hasn't lost his confidence, promising to settle all the toughest issues that have plagued leaders for decades, such as East Jerusalem, Palestinian refugees' "right of return," and the final borders of a Palestinian state. With his self-imposed one-year deadline, Obama thinks he can do it with one hand tied behind his back. "I recognize that those of us in the media who want peace for Israel and dignity for Palestine are supposed to gush enthusiasm and feign optimism every time a U.S. president gathers the Israeli and Palestinian leaders together in the same room," Aslan writes. "But it's hard to be optimistic when we have been using the same playbook for decades and have not come one inch closer to a peaceful resolution."
Read it at The Daily Beast
in other related stories secret agent man