IM Issue 49 – July/August 2011

Obama: Israel’s 1967 Borders as Starting Point for Peace Deal

President Obama has begun a new effort to break the stalemate in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict by setting out a new starting point for negotiations. A day before the arrival in Washington of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel, Mr. Obama declared that the prevailing borders before the 1967 Arab-Israeli war — adjusted to some degree to account for Israeli settlements in the West Bank — should be the basis of a deal.

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