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Netanyahu Flunks Obama's Test

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu has been counting on a speech this weekend in which he outlines his approach to achieving an Israeli-Palestinian peace to get the White House to lay off him for now. Nice try, Bibi—according to a report in Haaretz, the White House has reviewed Netanyahu's expected concessions, which are said to include support for a Palestinian state with heavy military restrictions but not a halt on the construction of settlements, and deemed them "not adequate" even before he delivers his address. Netanyahu's government is based on a fragile right-leaning coalition, and could collapse if he is viewed as giving up too much to the Palestinians en route to satisfying President Obama's call for renewed peace talks.