Freeze Settlements - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Leeguy
    • 24.09.09 | 18:17 (IDT)

    According to Professor Avi Shlaim from Oxford, all future aid to Israel should be "conditional;" meaning, until Israel respects international law and freezes settlements, the 3.5 billion a year in aid to Israel should be used as leverage along with military supplies and everything else. Obama has failed to use any of the levers in his power in order to freeze and dismantle settlements, and he's already dropped his demand for freezing settlements. In the end, he tried to please everybody but pleased nobody. I hope someday we will have a President with enough courage to stand up to right-wing lobbyists but that's a pipe dream.

    from the article: Netanyahu: No peace until Palestinians accept Israel as Jewish state
    First published 01:58 24.09.09 | Last updated 17:42 24.09.09
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