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No More Israel in 10 Years

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Rethink time is long overdue. Perhaps it's happening behind the scenes. In April 2010, The New York Times headlined "Obama Speech Signals a US Shift on Middle East," saying:

He said resolving the longstanding Israeli/Palestinian conflict is a "vital national security interest of the United States." At issue was balancing support for Israel with other regional interests.

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At the same time, General David Petraeus told Congress that lack of progress created a hostile environment "within which we operate."

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At the same time, administration officials then and now insist US support for Israel is unwavering. Close cooperation is policy. Perhaps what goes on secretly is less rock solid than earlier.

At the time, AIPAC publicized letters to Hillary Clinton signed by 76 senators and 333 House members. They urged the administration to defuse tensions.

In addition, World Jewish Congress president Ronald Lauder published an open letter to Obama asking: 

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"Why does the thrust of this administration's Middle East rhetoric seem to blame Israel for the lack of movement on peace talks?"

Netanyahu expressed support. He omitted saying Israel bears full responsibility for longstanding conflict conditions. For over 40 years, so-called peace talks went nowhere. 

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