Posted by on January 27, 2012 in Blog

It is surprising and troubling that we learn today that Dennis Ross remains an adviser to the Obama Administration on sensitive Middle East issues.

To be clear, we opposed Ross’s appointment in the first place, feeling as many of his former colleagues did, that having failed to achieve Middle East peace for two decades, it was time for new leadership with a new vision in the search for peace.

The fact that Ross was deeply involved in the leadership of unabashedly pro-Israel organizations has called into question his objectivity and ability to be an impartial negotiator.

When he resigned last year, and went back to his posts with these same pro-Israel organizations, we hoped that the administration would take a different tack. Apparently they have not.

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