September 30, 2016

Obama joins world leaders in mourning Shimon Peres — and a dormant Middle East peace process

Source: The Washington Post

Journalists: Greg Jaffe, Juliet Eilperin

The last U.S. president to go to Israel for a state funeral was Bill Clinton 20 years ago, when the prospects for peace in the Middle East seemed nearly within reach.

On Friday, President Obama, who made a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict a central part of his foreign policy, joined other world leaders in Jerusalem to mourn another Israeli leader.

Rarely has peace seemed more distant or unattainable.

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  • Ilan Goldenberg

    Former Senior Fellow and Director, Middle East Security Program

    Ilan Goldenberg is the former Senior Fellow and Director of the Middle East Security Program at the Center for a New American Security. He is a foreign policy and defense expe...