USA, AP - President Obama gave a comprehensive speech on Wednesday at night on his foreign policy to West Point cadets.
He related at length to the war in Afghanistan, to the civil war in Syria, to the crisis in Ukraine and to the nuclear talks with Iran, but in contrast to his previous speeches on foreign policy, he did not mention the Israeli-Palestinian conflict even once.
Even his secretary of state, John Kerry, who interviewed yesterday to a number of leading TV networks in the US, did not say a word on the subject that until a few weeks ago, was his flagship project.
Washington was not surprised by the fact that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict was left out of Obama’s speech. The president’s wish to sever contact with Kerry’s failed attempt is no secret.
True, only eight months ago, Obama said in a speech to the UN Security Council that the two-state solution was a vital interest of the US, but at this time, the American president has more urgent interests—not just in Ukraine, Syria and Iran, but also in the relationship between the administration and Israel.