While the aim of the French initiative is to “encourage” bilateral negotiations, let no one be fooled: This is really about pushing the 2002 Saudi peace initiative, which asks nothing less than Israel’s withdrawal to the 1949 armistice lines and a “just” solution to the refugee issue.

Obama

Although the entire Middle East is in a tail-spin, President Obama remains focused on forcing Israel to support his vision of an unrealistic two-state solution.