Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Netanyahu meets Obma: no big deal
That was all the communiqué mentioned after Netanyahu finally met with president Obama on Monday night, Laura Rozen tells us. No big deal, it seems. It wasn't, though Laura Rozen adds something.The reason why it took several days before the White House agreed to a meeting, she writes, was that the White House wanted something in return. And that something was, as the Wall Street unveiled, a committment on Netanyahu's part that he would express stronger support for negotiations on a Palestinian state in his speech for the (big) general assemblee of United Jewish Communities on Tuesday. Which he did, he appealed to Mahmoud Abbas to come sit an negotiate. Again: big deal. Or?