Will Obama Stand Firm on His Position Regarding Israel?



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US President Obama might have stood firm on his position regarding Israel in an address to the pro-Israeli lobby, AIPAC; however, his credibility depends on the ability to convince Israel to accept that the borders of a future state for the Palestinians will be based on pre-1967 boundaries. This is expected to be a convoluted and long process. If Obama’s address to AIPAC on Sunday was an indication of his commitment to stand firm on his position after his frank and tough exchange with Israel’s Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu on Friday, Netanyahu’s address to Congress scheduled for Tuesday will determine how far Israel’s prime minister is willing to go in opposing Obama’s vision.

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