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    • Yaakov Sullivan
    • 13.10.09 | 15:55 (IST)

    Obama is savy and nobody's fool. There may well be more behind the scenes than what we are seeing publically. But to the outside observer it does seem that Obama has caved in to the demands of the zionist lobby in Congress and their friends. There is now J Street which is a counteractive to the influence of AIPAC, but it may not be enough. There will be no peace unless we have a president in the WH who is as honest and frank as Jimmy Carter, a president who tells Israel that wqhile commited to Israel's security it will not support the settlements or the annexation of East Jerusalem and unless that along with the immediate dismantling of all 23 illegal outposts, there will be no US funding and the US will vote with the rest of the Security Council in any vote dealing with Israel. The Palestinians deserve better and Obama must put his words into actions and start holding Israel accountable with a high price to pay if it continues its intransigence and defiance of the international commun

    from the article: Fatah memo: We lost hope in Obama for caving to Zionist pressure
    First published 14:58 13.10.09 | Last updated 16:38 13.10.09
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