Dead Wrong. US law requires Obama to recognize J'lem as Israeli - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Dr. L. Brnd
    • 11.03.10 | 03:34 (IST)

    Obama regime can't pick and choose which US laws passed by Congress it follows. Here the President makes foreign policy "with the advice and CONSENT of Congress". A 1994 law passed by huge majorities requires White House to recognize unified Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, and only of Israel. While it gives the President discretion as to timing of moving the US embassy to Jerusalem, it does NOT give him the discretion to designate the sovereignty of any part of unified Jerusalem as other than Israeli. Consistent with this, Israel informed Obama that it would not be accepting even temporary "freezes" on home-building in Jerusalem. Obama stupidly created present stalemate by allowing Abbas to place ALL Israeli building in a pre-condition to peace talks. Now obvious Abbas and his PLO aren't seeking an independent state, because he needs to take orders/ask permission from the Arab League! Abbas is just a stooge following orders of states at war with Israel - hardly "independence".

    from the article: The U.S. will no longer turn a blind eye to Israeli settlements
    First published 01:17 11.03.10 | Last updated 14:33 11.03.10
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