Before AIPAC's annual conference President Obama repeated his statement of Thursday:Let me repeat what I actually said on Thursday, Mr. Obama said in firm tones at one point, not what I was reported to have said.I said that the United States believes that negotiations should result in two states, with permanent Palestinian borders with Israel, Jordan, and Egypt, and permanent Israeli borders with Palestine. The borders of Israel and Palestine should be based on the 1967 lines with mutually agreed swaps, so that secure and recognized borders are established for both states. Report Here.M.J. Rosenberg: "Obama Scores Big at AIPAC." Let's hope so.Michael Tomasky: "Bibi's Whitehouse Tantrum." Maybe not such a good idea.
Margaret O’Brien Steinfels is a former editor of Commonweal.