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Mer detaljer kommer fram om Obamas Mellanösternpolitik

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Barack Obamas Mellanösternsändebud förre senatorn George Mitchell skickas nu till Mellanöstern för förhandlingar med Israel och de olika parterna.

Adam Entous och Arshad Mohammed skriver i Washington Post: Obama envoy expected in Middle East next week

Western, Arab and Israeli diplomats said his envoy, former U.S. Sen. George Mitchell, plans to meet leaders in Egypt, Israel, the occupied West Bank and Jordan, but they ruled out direct contacts with Hamas Islamists who rule the Gaza Strip.

A Western diplomat said Mitchell was likely to go to Saudi Arabia but said Syria was not now on his schedule.

The trip is expected to last roughly a week and will likely include a stop in Saudi Arabia but not Syria, one diplomat said.

Israel’s refusal to fully lift its blockade of the coastal enclave following its devastating 22-day offensive, which killed more than 1,300 Palestinians, has thrown into doubt the future of the ceasefire and post-war reconstruction.

Eftersom Israel vägrar lyfta blockaden och Obama inte verkar våga utmana den Israeliska regeringen så har Israel redan vunnit första ronden och Mitchells resa blir mest symbolisk.

 

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