Obama's Israel itinerary skirts settlements but not symbolism




 
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Obama's Israel itinerary skirts settlements but not symbolism
 
March 19th, 2013  
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Obama's Israel itinerary skirts settlements but not symbolism
By Dan Williams JERUSALEM (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will embrace Jewish history while skirting the morass of West Bank settlements when he visits Israel this week - a selective itinerary laden with diplomatic signals. The tour, running from Wednesday to Friday, is meant to warm Israelis to the cool-tempered, second-term Democratic leader who is prodding their rightist prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, to hold fire on Iran and make way for a Palestinian state. ...




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