Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Obama, Israel, and the 1967 Borders

Phyllis Bennis is a member of the US Campaign Steering Committee, and director of the New Internationalism Project at the Institute for Policy Studies. She comments here on last week's speech by President Obama urging for a peace process in the Middle East.

"There is nothing new," says New Internationalism Director Phyllis Bennis about Obama's plan for the Middle East. In fact, this speech kept in line with the Israel position that the Palestinean state will have to give up the land of the settlements, according to Bennis. President Obama went further and accepted the Jewish state, thereby accepting the legal apartheid that exists there, Bennis added.