“Cynicism may be a sign of wisdom,” says a well-known Arab saying. With that in mind, it may be advisable at this point to seriously contemplate U.S. strategic priorities in the Arab world during the era of Barack Obama.
Dealing with Syria, Egypt and the Palestinian–Israeli conflict
Another thing that has distinguished Obama’s policy from his predecessor is his “liberalism,” which prevents him from committing himself to any value system or ideological principles.Eyad Abu Shakra
As pertains to the Palestinian–Israeli conflict, Obama was defeated in the battle of wills with Tel Aviv after he moved away from any serious endeavors to secure a settlement freeze or rescue the two-state solution that would supposedly lead to the establishment of a viable Palestinian state. It is well known that the collapse of the Soviet Union and the receding tide of left-wing, secular politics weakened the Palestinian Left. Thus, the Palestinian people have found themselves increasingly pushed towards accepting and adopting “political Islam.”