How will U.S. midterm elections impact Mideast peace? – Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News

When Obama’s administration angrily confronted Israel last year over plans for settlement expansion, Republicans seized on the row as a sign that he was weak on basic security issues and unfairly hitting on a trusted friend.Obama finally backed away from his demand for a freeze of all settlement activity, but the episode left its scars.

But some analysts have questioned whether a catastrophic midterm vote might convince Obama he has nothing to lose and decide to lean heavily on Israel to accept painful compromises – something Arab states say must happen to clinch a deal.

via How will U.S. midterm elections impact Mideast peace? – Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News.

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