March 25th, 2010
12:34 PM ET

Netanyahu must lead toward peace

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Jeremy Ben-Ami
Special to CNN

Rahm Emanuel, President Obama's chief of staff, is renowned for advising that successful leaders never miss the chance to turn crisis into opportunity.

Only time will tell whether the ongoing drama in U.S.-Israel relations over the past few weeks amounts to a watershed opportunity in the Middle East peace process or simply one more twist in the elusive, and so far futile, quest to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict with a two-state solution.

It's doubtful that Israel's announcement of East Jerusalem construction during Vice President Joseph Biden's visit to Israel two weeks ago was premeditated by the prime minister of Israel or that the immediate crisis was actively sought by Obama or his team.

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  1. Chebii

    Am hopeful than b4 that this time around there will a soln to the Mid E ast problem

    March 25, 2010 at 12:56 pm |