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Obama explains – and makes it worse

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
Photo by: 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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