Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid broke with Obama last night. The far left senate leader told AIPAC that he would not support the Hamas-Fatah alliance over Israel and urged a renewal of the Israeli-Palestinian peace talks without preconditions regarding borders.
The Hill reported:
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Breaking with President Obama, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Monday urged a renewal of the Israeli-Palestinian peace talks without preconditions regarding borders.
Obama, in recent days, has proposed that Israel’s 1967 boundaries be the “foundation” for relaunching the stalled negotiations.
But Reid rejected that strategy Monday night, saying any such preconditions would be “premature.”
“The parties that should lead those negotiations must be the parties at the center of this conflict – and no one else,” Reid told thousands of pro-Israel activists gathered in Washington for the annual policy conference of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).
“The place where negotiating will happen must be the negotiating table – and nowhere else. Those negotiations will not happen – and their terms will not be set – through speeches, or in the streets, or in the media.