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Daybreak: The Obama Peace Plan?

Plus the road to a unilateral Palestine, and more in the news

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Palestinian President Salam Fayyad over the weekend.(Musa Al Shaer/AFP/Getty Images)

• The Obama administration is seriously considering drawing up a U.S. peace deal and submitting it to both parties. It would link the Palestinian conflict to the Iran issue. [WP]

• “Self-empowerment” is the byword of Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad’s West Bank: he is planting trees, starting projects, and burning Israeli goods to encourage self-sufficiency and lay the groundwork for a potential unilateral declaration of statehood. [NYT]

• Prime Minister Netanyahu will attend President Obama’s nuclear summit in Washington, D.C., next week, but will not have a special meeting with the president. [Haaretz]

• A former Supreme Court judge ignited controversy in Israel by publicly condemning the gag order over the treason case against solider-turned-journalist Anat Kamm. [NYT]

• Jordanian King Abdullah II said his country’s relations with Israel were at a post-peace treaty low. Netanyahu’s stubbornness, he argues, requires Obama to be proactive. [WSJ]

• Happy end of Passover. Remember: be careful about the chametz you buy! [Ynet]

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manny says:

In order to make JORDAN happy, Israel would just have to go away. This is an old formula for happiness in the Middle East.
It is even better than the original Vasco da Gama’s fountain of youth. So my advice to this king is to take 1 tablet of a happiness tablet, of which there are many on the market, and try to get relief. The only other solution is to take back all the palestinians, give them citizenship of Jordan, increase your population, new babies, etc etc etc and enjoy yourself.

Jeffrey M. Goldman says:

How many Yom Kippur(s) will I need to atone for votintg for Obama and getting others to do so. The man is 100% inimical to Israel. I sincerely believe that he is doing nothing with respect to Iran so that Iran will have a bomb to counteract Israel. The sppech in Cairo was a bad omen. the dissing of Netanyahu was nauseating. Arabs hated Jews long before there was an Israel. In many Arab countries Jews were “dhimmis” required to grovel and scrape before the Arab massa.

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