The battle lines are emerging clearly around President Obama’s Middle East agenda. The President intends to achieve a
negotiated resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in his first
term and to address the challenges Iran poses through diplomacy.
His opponents, meanwhile, are trying to rally Congress to thwart his agenda.
With one hand they’re opposing the President’s proposed approach to
working with a possible Palestinian unity government; with the other,
they are proposing aggressive new sanctions on Iran just as diplomatic