It's beginning to look like Obama wants to cram down a "peace" settlement on Israel the same way he crammed health care down on us Americans. The two motives for this, I guess, are a general pro-Palestinian stance of the US left and that it would be yet another glorious achievement for our Great Leader.
How Israel should manage this, I don't know. But one thing for her to keep in mind is that while Israel may be unpopular in the White House, she is enormously popular with the American people. This strikes me as another good issue for the opposition to this Administration (may it be one term only!) to take up.
For a lot of Americans, Israel is not that hard to understand. Here are a lot of people rejected in the strongest possible terms by Europe who decide to build a nation in Indian Country and have made a spectacular success of it. Only in this case, they are like returning Indians. The analogy is not perfect. While it may not be Wyoming or Utah, it's still pretty cool, and it has beaches. Of course their neighbors hate them. If your neighbors don't hate you, you probably are not much of a success. I realize it is infinitely more complex than this; I am just trying to think like an average American here. But as complex as it is, I don't think it ever ends up at, let's tear down what has been built and call it justice. Sounds familiar, doesn't it? That darn Obama. He can be a very destructive fellow. I wish there were some cheaper way to satisfy his ego. The way he's chosen is very inefficient.
And pardon me for asking, but what exactly is our interest in setting up a Palestine? We need another country we will have to fly predator drones over? Oh right. If we set up a Palestine, then the not-to-be-called-Islamo-fascists will not hate us so much, and peace and brotherhood will ensue in the Middle East. My personal view is that if we are going to set up new countries, they should be countries that will not be our enemies. If the idea is to set up an enemy of the US, why not let Iran or somebody do it? They have lots of useless desert. They could put it there.