‘Bibi’s too strong’ to make peace, Obama says

The New York Times writes that US President Barack Obama says in an interview that neither Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu nor Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas possess the political will to reach a lasting peace agreement.

“In some ways Bibi’s too strong, in some ways Abbas is too weak to bring them together and make the kind of bold decisions that a Sadat or a Begin or a Rabin were willing to make,” Obama says.

“You can lead folks to water, they’ve got to drink,” he says. “And so far at least, they haven’t been willing.”

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