Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Obama and the Middle East

There's a great guest commentary on Juan Cole's site, by Professor Ussama Makdisi.  Here's an excerpt.
The same dynamic that was at work during the failed Camp David Summit of 2000 is again evident: an Israeli leadership openly unwilling to make peace on the basis of genuine reciprocity, let alone justice or equality is meeting a Palestinian leadership utterly dependent on an American ability to pressure Israel into significant concessions, under the aegis of an American administration with the same kind of pro-Israel mentality and frame of reference that oversaw the last failed round.

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