By Ted Belman
What with the revelations of Wikileaks and the looming Republican Congress, even Democrats are challenging Obama’s ME policies.
NY rep Gary Ackerman said, of Obama’s decision not to push for a deal over extending Israel’s settlement moratorium as a means of restarting direct Israeli-Palestinian talks.
“I sincerely hope this decision represents a strategic shift in the Obama administration’s approach to the Middle East,”
“The shift of effort away from the settlements issue, which was and is truly tangential to the future of the region, creates an opportunity to focus on the singular, totally consuming issue in the Middle East, namely stopping Iran’s determined effort to acquire nuclear weapons.”
Now we are getting somewhere.