Hussein Ibish's analysis at the Foreign Policy website is one of the best I've seen in terms of providing political context for yesterday's "summit" in DC as it involves Mahmud Abbas and Benjamin Netanyahu, and especially, for Barack Obama, who has put US credibility squarely on the line. And as regards Obama's credibility, and election prospects, Roger Cohen's latest essay in the NYT is a must-read - albeit a depressing one if you, like me, are fearful of a Republican comeback in November.
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