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Yediot Obtains Obama's Speech: Renew Talks, Recognize Jewish State, Stop Settlements

Yediot Obtains Obama's Speech: Renew Talks, Recognize Jewish State, Stop Settlements

Yediot Ahronot obtained a copy of President Obama’s upcoming Middle East speech, its website Ynet reports. The speech, to be delivered at 6 p.m., will

State Department spokesman Mark Toner is quoted as saying Washington is “not so pessimistic.” Haaretz’s Yossi Verter suggests why. He writes that Bibi’s Knesset speech yesterday, despite its hawkish tone, moves in a dovish direction, explicitly offering to give up settlements outside the major settlement blocs and demanding Israeli military presence along the Jordan River — as opposed to full Israeli control of the Jordan Valley, his previous demand.

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J.J. Goldberg

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