A small step in the right direction

It was a small step but an important one.

Both Secretary of State Clinton and Special Envoy George Mitchell used the term “1967 border.”  This refers to the lines that were drawn after the Six-Day War between Israel on the one side and a number of countries (mainly Egypt, Syria and Jordan) on the other side.

This is an important step because those borders were clearly defined and recognizable.  In addition, their importance stems from the fact that the US rarely uses terms that are this explicit.  Of course, the real test will be what the US does and says going forward.  It is easy to say one thing and do another.  But this is a small step in the right direction.  Hopefully, the US (and more importantly, Israel) keeps going down this road.

Netanyahu’s Stubbornness… (from Huffington Post)


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