An epiphany or an election ploy? Obama worries 'Palestinians' don't want peaceIn a meeting with the leadership of the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations on Tuesday, President Obama said that he is worried that the 'Palestinian leadership' is no longer interested in pursuing peace.
US President Barack Obama is worried that Palestinian leadership was no longer as interested in advancing toward peace, he said in a conversation with Orthodox Jewish leaders on Tuesday.There's a similar description here.
Did Obama have an epiphany? Did he suddenly realize that the 'Palestinians' don't want peace? I wouldn't bet on it. It's far more likely this is an election ploy.
UPDATE 12:53 PM
Here's a bit more from YNet.
US President Barack Obama told Orthodox Jewish leaders on Tuesday that President Mahmoud Abbas and the Palestinians may not want a peace agreement and that he fears that the window of opportunity for a deal is closing.
The US president stated that the fact that the White House declared that Israel's needs were the most important in the two-state solution proves it is pro-Israeli. He expressed hope that the parties will go forward with the peace process but admitted it was possible that the Palestinians were not interested in an agreement.
He noted that their position regarding the peace process had suffered a setback.
Obama stressed that his commitment to Israel can not be questioned but that he cannot be expected to agree with Israel on all matters.