JERUSALEM, ISRAEL - MARCH 22: In this handout photograph supplied by the Government Press Office of Israel (GPO), U.S. President Barack Obama and Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speak with members of former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin's family before paying their respects at his and his wife's grave during a visit to Yad Vashem at Mount Herzl on March 22, 2013 in Jerusalem, Israel. This is Obama's first visit as president to the region and his itinerary includes meetings with the Palestinian and Israeli leaders as well as a visit to the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem.
I know Israel has taken risks for peace ... Brave leaders -- Menachem Begin , Yitzhak Rabin -- reached treaties with two of your neighbors. You made credible proposals to the Palestinians at Annapolis. You withdrew from Gaza and Lebanon and then faced terror and rockets. Across the region, you've extended a hand of friendship, and all too often you've been confronted with rejection.
despite its protestations that it follows the lead of whatever government is in power in Jerusalem, AIPAC has historically operated more comfortably with right-wing governments... to the point that in the ’80s and ’90s it was accused of promoting the Right’s agenda even when the leftist governments of Shimon Peres and Yitzhak Rabin were in power.More quotes »
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