Posts Tagged ‘settlement freeze’

WSJ – A tale of two leaders: President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

Monday, June 1st, 2009


Yet Mr. Netanyahu doesn’t want to get pushed too fast toward a peace process that could disrupt his fragile governing coalition. So he has refused to do two things Mr. Obama would have liked. He won’t say he favors a “two-state solution” to the Palestinian problem, which would imply accepting a Palestinian state with full powers, including power to raise an army. And he won’t agree to an outright settlement freeze; he said Sunday that he would allow existing settlements to expand. A standoff there. (more…)