12 September '10
It seems that President Barack "I am stunned at how cordial and constructive the talks were" Obama is finding the talks to be less constructive than he is saying. That is not exactly surprising, given that Mahmoud "I can’t allow myself to make even one concession" Abbas had to be dragged yelling and screaming to the talks to begin with.
But the Obama's logic is impeccable:
President Obama called Friday for Israel to extend its moratorium on settlement construction in the West Bank as a good-will gesture to move peace talks with the Palestinians forward.
During a wide-ranging news conference at the White House, Mr. Obama said that while the politics of extending the moratorium would be difficult for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel, given his conservative government coalition, he had nonetheless asked Mr. Netanyahu to extend it when they met recently in Washington.
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