by Ted Rudow III,MA ( Tedr77 [at] aol.com )
Tuesday Mar 16th, 2010
The Obama administration has put Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a difficult political spot at home by insisting that the Israeli government halt a plan to build housing units in East Jerusalem. The administration also wants Mr. Netanyahu to commit to substantive negotiations with the Palestinians, after more than a year in which the peace process has been moribund.
World public opinion had also recognised that this was the only solution: That the Palestinians and their rights should be recognised as an independent Palestinian state on the Israeli occupied West Bank of the Jordan. But Mr. Netanyahu has said, "What occupied territories?--That is Israel! We will never give up Jerusalem!"
Ted Rudow III,MA