Friday, May 20, 2011

Obama's Israeli/Palestinian Diplomatic Plans

For those of you who read NPR, it's great. For those of you who don't, it is (in my opinion) the most reasonable, fact-based news source. Some claim it has a liberal bias, but if you notice closely those people tend to be conservatives (the hard-core kind).

Yesterday Obama laid down groundbreaking new plans for the negotiations between Israel and Palestine. For once, the USA doesn't look like it is fully on Israel's side. Obama stated that Israel should accept it's 1967 borders, and Palestine should recognize Israel as a Jewish state.

"The new approach is balanced. Palestinians have to recognize Israel as a Jewish state. Israel has to accept the 1967 lines as the baseline for the future borders."


  1. oh man oh man maybe it's because I don't understand politics or foreign policy but why is the US so involved in centuries-old border disputes between Israel and Palestine? D: