Holy heck! Whether or not you agree with this policy, this is massive news: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/20/world/middleeast/20speech.html?_r=1&hp The borders of Israel and Palestine should be based on the 1967 lines, with mutually agreed swaps, so that secure and recognized borders are established for both states, he said. The Palestinian must have the right to govern themselves and reach their potential in sovereign and contiguous state. Mr. Obamas words were a strong signal that the United States expected Israel as well as the Palestinians to make concessions to restart peace talks that have been stalled since September. For instance, he seemed to rule out a key Israeli demand for an ongong Israeli military presence in the Jordan Valley when he called for a full and phased withdrawal of Israeli military forces. Precisely because of our friendship, it is important that we tell the truth, Mr. Obama said. The status quo is unsustainable, and Israel, too, must act boldly to advance a lasting peace.