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Michael Lerner
Rabbi Michael Lerner: Fairness for both sides key to Middle East peace
Rabbi Michael Lerner: Fairness for both sides key to Middle East peace

President Barack Obama is reported to have said to his advisors last week that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu would never make the concessions necessary for a peace accord. Well, we in the peace movement say, "duhhh." If the president really understands this, it is time for him to go over the heads of the leadership in Israel, the West Bank and Gaza and directly to the Israeli and Palestinian people, with a full-blown peace accord that would show what the U.S. could enthusiastically support. President Obama is in trouble not because of his recognition that negotiations between Israel and Palestine start from acknowledging Israel's 1967 borders but because that...

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