Slight Shift in Obama Policies Detected
by Hillel Fendel
(IsraelNN.com) Arab intransigence and the realization that Iran nukes might be more important than Jewish houses are leading the Obama administration to a slight shift in policy.
The San Francisco Sentinel reports that “the U.S. administration has not been successful in securing commitments from Arab countries to take steps toward normalizing relations with Israel.” Similar reports, all based on “Jerusalem government sources,” appear in other news sources around the world.
The reports say that not only would Arab countries, led by Saudi Arabia, not move towards normalization with Israel while Israel continues with settlement construction, but they would also not do so even if Israel agrees to freeze building in Judea and Samaria.
“In such a situation,” the source is quoted as saying, “the Americans can’t continue demanding gestures only from Israel, such as the demand that Israel freeze settlement construction.”