Obama’s defeat will definitely not be Netanyahu’s victory – Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News

Even if Obama’s party loses a majority in both houses tomorrow, he will still be able to abide by objectives that he set for himself in foreign policy in general, and in the Israeli-Arab peace process in particular.Obstacles that the Republicans are expected to put in his path regarding domestic legislation are likely to enhance the president’s ambition to secure successes outside of American borders. When it comes to foreign policy, the commander-in-chief of the U.S. armed forces has a clear edge over the House and the Senate.As they say in basic training, “There is no such thing as ‘I can’t,’ there is only ‘I don’t want to.’” In Obama’s case, there isn’t any such thing as “I don’t want to” either. Should he desire to avoid dealing with the Middle East conflict, the conflict will hound him. Should the American president not be disposed to advance final-status negotiations in the months ahead, the Palestinian leaders will look elsewhere.

via Obama’s defeat will definitely not be Netanyahu’s victory – Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News.

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