Chapter 10: The Two State Solution Every US President since Truman has dreamed of being the one to make peace in the Middle East. Bill Clinton formed an alliance with one of the 20th century’s most vicious killers, Yasser Arafat, while George W. Bush, along with the Quartet (U.S. EU, UN and Russia), devised a plan called the Roadmap for Peace. The Roadmap was proposed in a speech on June 24, 2002 and called for an independent Palestinian state living side by side with Israel. One year later the plan reached a deadlock and wound up in the trash bin of history. The next president to take on the peace process was Barack Hussein Obama who decided that if there was to be a two-state solution, it would come by apologizing to the Muslim world for America’s derisiveness. On June 4, 2009, the young president invited the Muslim Brotherhood, parent organization to the terror groups Hamas and Islamic Jihad to his infamous Cairo speech. The Brotherhood had been banned in Egypt for 30 years, but on that day in June, representatives of the terror organization sat front and center. Two years later, the Arab Spring broke out. The Brotherhood’s Mohamed
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