A Time for Soul Searching

At a recent meeting with American Jewish leaders, President Obama reportedly urged those in the room to speak to their friends and colleagues in Israel and to "search your souls" over Israel's seriousness about making peace.Periodic soul searching is probably good advice for anyone. But with the greatest possible respect, I would suggest to the President that while Israelis engage in that noble endeavor, he do so as well. Not about his seriousness in regard to facilitating a peace agreement. It is clear that the President is serious as a heart attack about that. He wants an agreement. So has every President of the United States for the past forty years. As someone who came of age in Israel and who served in the IDF during four wars, I can assure you that no one wants to see peace between the Palestinians and the Israelis more than the people of Israel. Moreover, virtually every Israeli government for the past two decades has supported the notion and publicly committed itself...(Read Full Article)