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    • Too bad, Israel haters
    • 19.05.11 | 20:43 (IDT)

    I believe he used the word "Jewish" twice when referring to Israel, an adjective that is absolute anathema to the Palestinians and the Arab world. O. also dismissed UN September recognition of Palestine out of hand, and, essentially, Hamas PA reconciliation, since the former will not depart from its absolute non-recognition of Israel (or stated murderous hostility towards Jews, for that matter.) Pals will be enraged. I do think that O. expects Bibi to halt settlement construction in return for his singling out the illigitemacy of Hamas and the September UN meaningless bash.

    from the article: Obama's vision for Mideast peace: Israel, Palestine based on 1967 borders with land swaps
    First published 18:34 19.05.11 | Last updated 18:34 19.05.11
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