Steve Coerper (30 Nov 2010)
"WikiLeaks: Burying linkage between peace process, Iran"

 
http://www.jpost.com/IranianThreat/OpinionAndAnalysis/Article.aspx?id=197286
 
 
And that position, that progress on the Israeli-Palestinian issue – that stopping settlement construction – would somehow magically mollify the Arab world and get it to put its shoulder to the wheel regarding Iran has been a constant thread throughout the Obama regime. Here it was popularly dubbed “Yitzhar for Bushehr.”

What the WikiLeaks cache revealed, however, was that this argument was a fabrication.
 
Obama was obviously well aware of the views of these leaders, most of whom he personally met, yet he continued to propagate what he must have known to be a falsehood.
 
To link the two issues – the conflict with the Palestinians, and Iran – was to badly muddle the issue. Why exactly Obama felt compelled to do so is one of the key questions the WikiLeaks documents raised in relation to our region.
 
 
 
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