So, Barack Obama has said he won’t ask Netanyahu to do anything which compromises Israeli security.

This initially seems a perfectly reasonable guarantee. But, the obvious question is, will he guarantee the Palestinian people the same? That only seems fair.

So presumably that means no more Israeli check points? These are clearly a compromise to the security of Palestinians. No more settlements? Glad to hear it.

We can assume that Obama doesn’t want any weapons to be allowed into Gaza if they may be used on Israelis. So presumably this principle can be applied the other way around? Or, at least, Israelis won’t be allowed weapons which are technically illegal anyway – white phospherous, for example – presumably Obama won’t ask the Palestinians to accept Isreali possession of such chemical weapons?

This is good news indeed.