Although Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has rejected the US demand to halt the Jerusalem project, Obama just has to have his way and like a spoiled kid will keep pushing. As Obama will be the "moderator" at the upcoming talks between Israel and Palestine.
Hat tip to Vladimir.
Report: Obama to Mediate Israel-PA Meeting
by Maayana Miskin
(IsraelNN.com) Talks between Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas will begin in under a month with help from a new moderator – United States President Barack Obama. So reports the American television news network Fox News, based on an exclusive interview with President Shimon Peres.
Peres told Fox that the three-way meeting is expected to take place at the United Nations compound in New York.
In advance of the meeting, Israeli, American, and European officials continue to talk regarding the PA's demand that Israel freeze construction in Jewish communities in Judea, Samaria, and Jerusalem. The PA has warned that it will not begin negotiations as long as Jews are allowed to build in areas that the PA claims as the site of a future Arab state.
The PA is backed by the U.S. and the E.U., both of which have pressured Israel to halt construction.
When it comes to the proposed building freeze, Netanyahu “knows he must do it,” Peres said. The prime minister “is aware of the choice, and he knows there is no chance, no escape, no alternative to go ahead and make peace,” he stated.
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