Obama's betrayal hinders chances for Israeli-Palestinian peace

President Barack Obama's debacle regarding his red line comment in 2012 about Syria's use of chemical weapons is now trumped by his reneging on a statement made in 2011 that he would "not impose conditions for a final agreement on Israel at the UN Security Council." Resolution 2334 condemning Israeli settlement building represents his attempt to leave his mark on the Middle East peace process, but he should realize the obvious that a true peace will only be achieved by direct negotiations between the Israelis and Palestinians. This will only occur when Israel can be assured that Hamas, whose charter calls for the annihilation of Israel, will not take control of the West Bank...