Only a few Liberals in the US know or care about the cruelty of either the US of Iraq that is ending or the Israeli occupations of Gaza or the West Bank. Most Americans only connection to Iraq or Afghanistan is the debt being incurred that the US has no plans to pay off. Most Americans will be surprised by the impending default of the US on its debt and then will be upset that cheap Chinese goods at Walmart are suddenly three to five times the price, or more. In about three weeks, maybe four, Florida or Texas may be for sale, but since they don't pay their debts either, the price may include their multi-billion dollar debts. Our national parks should be for sale, too. Wanna buy Yosemite or Yellowstone - Cheap? But in Yellowstone, you'll have to clean up the new oil spill.
PLO official: Reports about Abbas' resignation from political life very premature (Haaretz)
from the article: Siege of Gaza has become a moral blockade of Israel