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  • Palestinian statehood: why Arabs have turned on Obama

    Palestinian statehood: why Arabs have turned on Obama

    A year ago, President Obama wowed the United Nations General Assembly by announcing that he looked forward to welcoming an independent Palestine into the community of nations in 12 months. Yet there he was last week, explaining why he would veto a Palestinian statehood bid in the UN Security Council. Mr. Obama, who made Israeli-Palestinian peace a priority from the outset of his administration, is now the US leader with incongruously bad relations with the Arab world. Here are three key causes of the deterioration in relations – and three steps that the United States can take to mend ties.

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  • Palestinian statehood: why Arabs have turned on Obama

    Palestinian statehood: why Arabs have turned on Obama

    A year ago, President Obama wowed the United Nations General Assembly by announcing that he looked forward to welcoming an independent Palestine into the community of nations in 12 months. Yet there he was last week, explaining why he would veto a Palestinian statehood bid in the UN Security Council. Mr. Obama, who made Israeli-Palestinian peace a priority from the outset of his administration, is now the US leader with incongruously bad relations with the Arab world. Here are three key causes of the deterioration in relations – and three steps that the United States can take to mend ties.

  • Hillary Clinton winds up Mideast trip: no deal, some hope

    Hillary Clinton winds up Mideast trip: no deal, some hope

    Hillary Clinton, in Jordan, expresses confidence in Abbas and Netanyahu, but analysts warn of risks to US if talks falter. Israel is still resisting pressure to extend moratorium on settlement construction.

  • Clinton: North Korea succession a concern

    Terrorism & Security Clinton: North Korea succession a concern

    Uncertainty over who will replace Kim Jong Il could complicate negotiations over the country's nuclear program, Clinton said.