It will take a lot of arm-twisting to get a peace agreement out of Netanyahu. Logic or reason has no impact on faith-based assumptions. Obama would have to play hardball by cutting off aid to Israel. It is the only leverage he has in dealing with them. Traditionally, Israel has always tried to tie themselves to some major Western power for additional protection and aid, but I think they are running out of nations who will take their part in the Middle East. Unless Obama changes course, he will fail with the economy, but an Israeli/Palestinian peace agreement would give him a major legacy for his one term!
Pervis James Casey
Jun 15 2009 - 4:08pm