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Hoenlein: No daylight between US and Israel. Obama: I disagree

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The Times has a report on Obama's meeting with big Jews. Jeremy Ben-Ami of J Street, justifiably proud of being in the room, says Obama said there's a narrow window for the two-state solution, and I'm going for it.

Mr. Hoenlein [Malcolm, of the Conference of Presidents] told the president that diplomatic progress in the
Middle East has traditionally occurred when there is “no light” between
the positions of the United States and Israel. But Mr. Obama pushed
back, citing the administration of his predecessor, George W. Bush.

“He said, ‘I disagree,’ ‘’ said Marla Gilson, director of the
Washington action office of Hadassah, the women’s Zionist organization.
“He said, ‘For eight years, there was no light between the United
States and Israel, and nothing got accomplished.’

And the American-Arab Anti Discrimination Committee, what did they say? Jim Zogby? Wait, sorry. This was a power group.

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