“There is nothing new,” says New Internationalism Director Phyllis Bennis about Obama’s plan for the Middle East. In fact, this speech kept in line with the Israel position that the Palestinean state will have to give up the land of the settlements, according to Bennis. President Obama went further and accepted the Jewish state, thereby accepting the legal apartheid that exists there, Bennis added.
Obama, Israel, and the 1967 Borders
The director of our New Internationalism project commented on President Obama's Middle East speech urging for a peace process based on the 1967 borders and land swaps.
May 23, 2011