Obummer is not backing down from his stand that Israel needs to concede borders back to where they were pre 1967, before the Six Day War;http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110522/...re_us/us_obamaObama sought to alleviate concerns that his administration was veering in a pro-Palestinian direction by placing Thursday's major Mideast policy speech in the context of Israel's security. He told the American Israel Public Affairs Committee that the border lines he referred to reflected U.S. thinking dating back to President Bill Clinton
Now, I haven't checked into what Obama is referring to with President Clinton yet, but the U.S. stand on the Israeli borders has always been what UN Resolution 242 declares it is, and that inludes Israel's right to maintain defendable borders as in the borders of Israel after the Six Day War.
I can understand the Palestinians never accepting UN Resolution 242, but the U.S. not only accepts it, we were instrumental is designing it. So, in essence, Obama is siding with the Palestinian's over the U.S.