Barack Obama jilts Israel: Netanyahu on Third Temple in Jerusalem
Summary of the past weeks events concerning the Obama and Netanyahu meeting on east Jerusalem.
The U.S. and Israel were too busy spin doctoring last week to get any foreign policy done. You can't blame Barack Obama's administration for brushing Netanyahu off recently. They know passover is here so Israeli foreign policy experts will have plenty of time to think about it. Israel started the theatrics when they announced right before Biden's arrival last week their intentions to continue construction in east Jerusalem. Under the Oslo accord, that's supposed to be Palestine's capitol.
I think the building of the next Temple is central to diffusing the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. I honestly believe if Israel can agree upon a location for a Third Temple then things might cool down a bit in the middle east. While working on this they should proceed with getting some semblance of peace talks on the table with Palestine immediately. This is what Iran is looking for. It's Israel's turn to make the next move in this game of chess. Announcing you're building more apartments in east Jerusalem is a bad move under the current geopolitical climate.