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Reader comment on item: An Israeli Apology to Turkey

Submitted by Shishir (United States), Mar 25, 2013 at 04:33

It seems by recognizing Israel as a jewish state, Obama just gave up on any Mideast peace deal as he knows that Palestinians will never accept that designation.This seems to be a green light to Israel to do as it pleases. Yes, he has repeated the standard boilerplate of two states and suffering of Palestinians, that his former actions have greater weight than latter.Palestinians maybe conspiracy prone and paranoid but even paranoiacs occasionally have lucid insights and hence the fervent protests against him.

IMO an apology (a half hearted one from their POV since they believe their suffered a great deal more) while painful is a reasonable price to pay on the issue of Palestine, the fair weather friends in Turkey of Erdogan may ditch him as national honor is somewhat vindicated as well as possible backroom deals on Syria,Lebanon,Egypt and Iran that are conducive to Israels interests.

Obama is barely 4 months in his 2nd term and he is already behaving like a lame duck!

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