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Published: Friday, Aug. 9 2013 6:44 a.m. MDT

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worf
Mcallen, TX

I don't understand how Iran's top leader, can say the Obama administration, is not a good Mideast mediator.

tabuno
Clearfield, UT

It is difficult to see how America can be an unbiased mediator in the Middle East. Congress has always supported Israel to the hilt and it is surprising why Palestinians would trust American mediator efforts. I assume that the new Secretary of State John Kerry is presenting himself, not America, as a person to be trusted, on behalf of America regardless of what Congress has done to favor one side over the other. Kudos goes to Mr. Kerry to even get the Israelis and Palestinians to the table.

worf
Mcallen, TX

tabuno--the media isn't usually accurate with the news. Israel hasn't got much from our country.

What in Tucket?
Provo, UT

I thought Mr. Bush was universally hated and disrespected, but not Mr. Obama. We would prefer a totalitarian Islamic state in preference to Israel?

m.g. scott
clearfield, UT

The reason the U.S. is not seen as a good mediator is because our presense in the Mid-East is one of the major problems these regimes have with us. That and of course our support for Israel. It would be a good idea for countries in Europe to get more involved, however I still believe that the term Middle East Peace is a contradiction. Middle East and peace go together about as well as oil and water.

David
Centerville, UT

Israel builds houses in "occupied territories" because they do not consider these areas occupied, but rather part of their country now. Israel captured the land following war with Jordan, Syria, and other surrounding countries during the 7 day war. These captured lands are critical to Israel's defense as they serve to buffer against Arab countries that continue to declare that Israel should be wiped off the map and destroyed.

Perhaps if Iran would stop the rhetoric against Israel, stop sponsoring terrorism against Israel and the US, demonstrate efforts towards peace in the Middle East, then Israel and the US would trust Iran more.

sergio
Phoenix, AZ

The Middle East is about oil, the Suez Canal and Jewish influence in American politics.

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