Twelve US presidents and thirteen Israeli prime ministers have met since Israel’s independence in 1948. Yet no meeting before seems to have generated as much hype, commotion, expectation and speculation as today’s in Washington between the Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, and President Barack Obama. Is this merely a media-manufactured drama? Or is it a potential clash of views with far-reaching consequences for the Middle East political — formerly known as peace — process?
In order to save the reader unnecessary suspense, I would submit the following bottom line: there will not be any extraordinary drama. As a former foreign policy adviser and diplomat in four governments I have attended several such meetings and been privy to what happened in others.… Seguir leyendo »