Dr. Aaron Lerner of IMRA noticed what he calls "significantly different presidential messages to Abbas and Netanyahu" from Obama:
For Abbas: just and lasting peace based on the two state solution
For Netanyahu: parties have much work to do - achieve peace (no mention of it either being "just" or "lasting" or basis of "two state solution").
The White House Office of the Press Secretary
President Obama called Palestinian Authority President Abbas to commend him for his leadership and courage in resuming final status negotiations with Israel. The President reaffirmed that the United States stands ready to support the parties in achieving a just and lasting peace based on the two state solution, and will continue to work closely with the Palestinian Authority to achieve this goal.
The White House Office of the Press SecretaryWhat do you think?
President Obama called Prime Minister Netanyahu today to commend his leadership and courage in resuming final status negotiations with the Palestinians. The President underscored that while the parties have much work to do in the days and months ahead, the United States will support them fully in their efforts to achieve peace. The two leaders agreed to continue the close coordination between the United States and Israel on this and other regional issues.
Let President Obama know what you think.