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Obama warns Israelis of settlement policy consequences

In an interview with Israeli journalist Ilana Dayan, President US Barack Obama warns that the international community has ceased believing in Israel's willingness to negotiate peace.
U.S. President Barack Obama pauses while speaking during his meeting with U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington May 29, 2015. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque   - RTR4Y31T
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The importance of the interview that US President Barack Obama gave to Israeli journalist Ilana Dayan of Channel 2 lies not in the headlines it provided, but in the fact that it offered a clear view of the inevitable demise of what's left of the diplomatic process with the Palestinians.

Obama warned that in the future it will be harder for the United States to defend Israel in the United Nations. This was the first time that the Israeli public received a firsthand account of how deep the crisis between the two countries really runs, but even then, it remains doubtful whether the president’s frank and agonizing comments sent their intended shock waves through the Israeli public.

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