Obama’s sour notes in Israel are music to Europeans

22.05.2011                      18.Ijar, 5771                      Lag BaOmer; Tag 33 des Omer

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Obama’s sour notes in Israel are music to Europeans

US president's rhetoric hit the right notes on the other side of the Atlantic, offering hope for progress in the peace process.

In the cacophonous response to US President Barack Obama’s prescription for moving forward in the peace process on Thursday, in which angry voices could be heard from Jerusalem to Jeddah, there was one realm in which his words were warmly welcomed.
The Quartet – EU, US, UN and Russia – on Friday issued a statement lauding Obama’s template, which included a call for negotiations to be held with the 1967 lines and mutually agreed land swaps as their basis as well as for talks to address land and security disputes before moving to other final status issues….