May 25, 2011 If President Obama could get a do-over on his Arab Spring speech, would he restate precisely his line about Israel's 1967 borders (with agreed swaps!) being the starting point for renewed talks between Israeli and Palestinian negotiators?From a purely political point of view, it seems unlikely.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Barack Obama in the Oval Office today (May 20, 2011).
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May 20, 2011 One day after President Obama said the U.S. wants those lines to be the basis for peace talks, the Israeli prime minister repeated his opposition. Obama said he still believes "it is possible to shape a deal."
President Obama, during his address at the State Department on Thursday (May 19, 2011).
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May 20, 2011 Few things are dissected as carefully and debated as passionately as what a U.S. president says about the Middle East peace process. Obama's statement that the borders of Israel and Palestine should be based on pre-1967 lines is getting scrutinized.
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