Thursday, January 05, 2017

Obama in shock new Israel-Palestine Initiative

From White House readout of a President Obama phone call yesterday --

Finally, the leaders discussed [] and expressed hope that upcoming diplomatic engagements will result in an agreement to reunify [] as a bizonal, bicommunal federation.

The trick here is what's inside the square brackets. In fact this is a phone call from President Obama Turkish President Erdogan, and the topic, inter alia, was Cyprus.

Which brings up a question: why in one part of the eastern Mediterranean is the consensus that what is needed to resolve partition resulting from invasion and conflict is a bizonal bicommunal federation but just 260 miles southeast, it's a "two-state solution?"

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