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Obama explains – and makes it worse

ByALAN M. DERSHOWITZ
May 25, 2011 23:12

President Obama's statement in a UK press conference reveals the underlying flaw in Obama’s thinking about the conflict. Giving the Palestinians more than they asked for has made it impossible for the Palestinians to compromise.

Obama and Cameron at a press conference

Obama and Cameron Press conference 521. (photo credit:REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque)

In his press conference with British Prime Minister David Cameron in London on Wednesday, US President Barack Obama explained his thinking as to why he insisted that the first step in seeking a peaceful two-state solution between Israel and the Palestinians must be an agreement by Israel to accept the 1967 borders with mutually agreed-upon land swaps.

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