It is not clear, however, whether Obama could have made the offer via means other than a letter.

Possibly E Mail? Anyone think of that?

White House: Obama did not send letter to Netanyahu

A researcher with ties to Dennis Ross published an article on Wednesday saying that Obama sent a letter to Netanyahu offering U.S. guarantees in exchange for a two month settlement freeze extension.

The White House denied on Thursday that U.S. President Barack Obama sent a letter to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu proposing a set of U.S. guarantees to Israel in exchange for Israel extending a freeze on settlement construction in the West Bank for another two months.

“No letter was sent to the Prime Minister. We are not going to comment on sensitive diplomatic matters,” said Benjamin Chang, the deputy spokesman for the White House National Security Council.

It is not clear, however, whether Obama could have made the offer via means other than a letter.

Earlier on Thursday, Palestinian negotiator Nabil Shaath said that U.S. special envoy to the Middle East George Mitchell denied that Obama made such an offer to Netanyahu.

In an interview on Nazareth’s A-Shams radio station, Shaath said that Mitchell made the denial during a meeting on Thursday with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah.

Shaath added that the Palestinians would not return to the negotiating table unless Israel extends a freeze on settlement construction in the West Bank and that the Arab League would support that position at its meeting next week.

An article published on Wednesday on the website for the Washington Institute for Near East Policy by David Makovsky, a researcher with ties to Dennis Ross, Barack Obama’s chief advisor on the Middle East, reported that Obama had written a letter Netanyahu in which Obama offered to support the presence of Israel Defense Forces soldiers in the Jordan Valley even after the establishment of a Palestinian state, if Israel would agree to a two month settlement building freeze.

Netanyahu was reportedly inclined to reject the offer.

Obama’s letter was said to include a long list of American favors in exchange for an extension of the settlement building freeze, which ended this week. Most of these favors are critical to Israel’s strategic security needs that Netanyahu has been demanding for years.

Other commitments that Obama reportedly offered Netanyahu in the letter include an agreement not to ask for any more building freeze extensions, an agreement to veto any anti-Israel UN Security Council resolution in the next year, and an agreement that the future fate of the settlements be dealt with only as part of a final status agreement with the Palestinians.

Obama’s letter was said to include additional commitments, including a series of guarantees to prevent the smuggling of weapons and missiles into a Palestinian state, a lengthy period of interim security arrangements in the Jordan Valley and a comprehensive regional defense pact for protection from Iran to follow the establishment of the Palestinian state.

The American President also reportedly vowed to upgrade Israel’s security capabilities and increase the three billion dollar security aid package that Israel receives annually. The letter included commitments to advanced weapons and early warning systems, including satellites.


  1. October 1, 2010 at 01:40

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  2. Boris said,

    October 1, 2010 at 01:42

    I’d rather believe Pinochio!

  3. George A from Toronto said,

    October 1, 2010 at 02:11

    Just enough time to pass the November elections and Mr. Nutandhow can do what ever to the palestinians.

  4. The Skeptical Cynic said,

    October 1, 2010 at 02:15

    With Netanyahu, one is dealing with a serial liar whose lying is part of his DNA.
    With Obama., one is dealing with one who knows well which side of his “bread” the Kosher butter is spread.
    Why would any adult with no more than two cerebral neurons capable of synapsing believe anything either one
    would have to say concerning Israel and Palestine.

  5. Paul Mills said,

    October 1, 2010 at 03:07

    What a horrid choice. I would believe neither, for differing reasons.

  6. October 1, 2010 at 04:11

    It is just hilarious to see the pained expression on these two vile individuals’ faces.

    Netanyahu is a racist -and he is a racist apart from his living in an violently racist colonial-state. The Netanyahu is from New Jersey.

    Obama is a man of only moderate pigmentation, a man who is keenly aware of even the slightest hint of racism. Obama has seen it from both sides of the color-line. He is so sensitive to racial overtones, his skin curls at the hint of it -bulls eye- at 200 yards.

    Trust me, you cannot inhale in a racially-charged way -without Barack Obama reading it in the way your chest rises.

    So, here we have these two men, neither of whom trusts the other -and- each of whom suspects the other to be constantly hiding the disgusted-condescension they both feel is necessary just to be in the presence of the other.

    It is just hilarious to see the pained expression on these two vile individuals’ faces.

    We all hear often and regularly -of the fly on the wall.

    I would rather be the man in the room with a sawed-off shotgun -alone with these two.

    I would have them do a slow Waltz cheek-to-cheek, before I let the business end of it bark loudly at both of them.

    Needless to say, I do not look to either of these governments for solutions.

    Don Robertson

  7. dogismyth said,

    October 1, 2010 at 04:27

    NONE. I had to think a whole nanosecond to answer your question, and that was before I read your article.

  8. Vickie E said,

    October 1, 2010 at 07:40

    What a choice.

    Corrupt, megalomaniac pathological liar one or two.

    Flip a damn coin.

    and so the lying game goes

  9. B.Benhamid said,

    October 1, 2010 at 15:08

    Psychopaths are not to be trusted so lets take a very good look at them because this picture speaks louder than words.

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