Saturday, May 21, 2011

Obama to aides: Netanyahu will never do what it takes to achieve Mideast peace

Comment reported in New York Times comes amid growing tensions between Washington and Jerusalem over the U.S. President’s backing of a Palestinian state within 1967 borders.

By Haaretz Service, May  20, 2011

U.S. President Barack Obama does not think Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will ever make the concessions necessary to achieve a Middle East peace deal, the New York Times cited Obama aides as saying on Friday.

The comments attributed to associates of the U.S. president comes amid what is turning become into a veritable war of words between Israel and the U.S., following Obama’s Mideast strategy speech on Thursday in which the American leader voiced his support for a Palestinian state based on 1967 borders.

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