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Israel-Palestinian Talks
Opinion
Obama's election in 2008 raised hopes among those sympathetic to the Palestinian situation that things might change.
A secret meeting 44 years ago could have changed the course of Middle Eastern history. But it never happened.
The Israel lobby's power in Washington is so strong that both Democrats and Republicans fear challenging its agenda.
Israel's refusal to compromise in stalled negotiations shows who the "partner for peace" is not.
Not much in Netanyahu's speech to Congress came as a surprise, but many were shocked by the thunderous applause.
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