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Obama's 'peaceful' path to security

Although US President Barack Obama’s Haaretz article sought to reassure the world of the United States’ support for a two-state solution, the Palestinians would appreciate a more tangible demonstration.
U.S. President Barack Obama gestures during his address to Israeli students at the International Convention Center in Jerusalem March 21, 2013. Obama appealed directly on Thursday to the Israeli people to put themselves in the shoes of stateless Palestinians and recognise that Jewish settlement activity in occupied territory hurts prospects for peace. REUTERS/Baz Ratner (JERUSALEM - Tags: POLITICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) - RTR3FA5I

In the July 8 Haaretz, US President Barack Obama published an article written on the occasion of Haaretz’s Israel Conference on Peace. The thrust of Obama's piece was an emphatic reassurance to Israel’s leaders that “The security relationship between Israel and the United States is stronger than ever.”

He wrote, ”Our militaries conduct more exercises together,” and “Our intelligence cooperation is at an all-time high.” Further reassuring Israel, he stated, “Budgets in Washington are tight, but our commitment to Israel’s security remains ironclad.”

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