Israel-Palestinian Conflict

With Obama Trip Looming, New Realism Limits Options

The idea of ‘linkage’ of Israel-Palestinian conflict with wider problems is all but dead.

02/13/2013
Special To The Jewish Week

President Barack Obama, entering his second and last term as chief executive, may be thinking about cementing his legacy. But whispers that he may seek to do it by brokering Israeli-Palestinian peace have the whiff of wishful thinking by those who would like to see it happen — and paranoia by those who don’t.

President Obama at the Western Wall in 2008, the last time he was in Israel. Getty Images
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