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Determined to Get Kerry a Nobel, Obama Planning to Squeeze Netanyahu

President Obama and Prime Minister Netanyahu meeting in the Oval Office, September 30, 2013. Now they'll do it again, and Obama will lean on Netanyahu to push a framework that neither side believes in.

President Obama and Prime Minister Netanyahu meeting in the Oval Office, September 30, 2013. Now they'll do it again, and Obama will lean on Netanyahu to push a framework that neither side believes in.
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The PLO Golda Meir, Hanan Ashrawi, rightfully expressed her reservations regarding the whole “framework” idea: “Why have it?” she asked. “Is it just to maintain a semblance of progress? Is it meant to buy more time? Or is it not to admit we have failed?”

She usually makes my skin crawl—but she’s absolutely on the money here. The peace talks were doomed to failure from day one, at this point the aim is to put better makeup on the corpse in time for the viewing.

Yori Yanover

About the Author: Yori Yanover has been a working journalist since age 17, before he enlisted and worked for Ba'Machane Nachal. Since then he has worked for Israel Shelanu, the US supplement of Yedioth, JCN18.com, USAJewish.com, Lubavitch News Service, Arutz 7 (as DJ on the high seas), and the Grand Street News. He has published Dancing and Crying, a colorful and intimate portrait of the last two years in the life of the late Lubavitch Rebbe, (in Hebrew), and two fun books in English: The Cabalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption, and How Would God REALLY Vote.


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