Ahead of Israel visit, Obama tells US Jewish leaders prospects for Mideast peace are bleak – The Washington Post

President Barack Obama told American Jewish leaders Thursday that near-term prospects for Mideast peace are bleak, downplaying expectations of a breakthrough during his highly anticipated trip to Israel and the West Bank later this month.

Obama emphasized that his intention was not to deliver a “grand peace plan,” according to a person who attended the hourlong private meeting at the White House. But the president said that doesn’t preclude him from launching such an effort in the coming months, the person said, and made clear that peace with the Palestinians was the only way for Israel to achieve long-term security.

via Ahead of Israel visit, Obama tells US Jewish leaders prospects for Mideast peace are bleak – The Washington Post.

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