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American Mideast policy has returned to normal. That is to say, the new normal.
One of President Obama’s most senior aides has described Israel‘s sudden announcement of plans to build 1,600 homes in occupied East Jerusalem as an “affront” to the US which could undermine peace efforts in the Middle East.
“This was an affront, it was an insult but most importantly it undermined this very fragile effort to bring peace to that region,” he said on NBC’s Meet the Press. “For this announcement to come at that time was very destructive.”
On March 10th, Promethean Times questioned the political validity of the warm comments Vice President Joe Biden made on a trip to Israel. Sadly, what seemed like a statement of solidarity with America’s only consistently reliable Mideast ally was just Biden being Biden. The Obama Administration will continue to regard Israel as an aggressor against the beleaguered and long-suffering Palestinians.