Arab-Israeli conflict calls the shots

US president Barack Obama tried last week to set out a new grand design for American policy in the Middle East.

21st May, 2011
Arab-Israeli conflict calls the shots
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US president Barack Obama tried last week to set out a new grand design for American policy in the Middle East.

But, perhaps inevitably, reaction to the speech he delivered in Washington three days ago has focused on his comments about the most intractable of all the region’s difficult issues - the continuing conflict between Israel and the Palestinians.

Obama’s address was intended both to set out American principles and to provide concrete...

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