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    • 04.10.10 | 08:05 (IST)

    By making the so-called "settlements " a central issue - which even Arafat did not emphasize - Obama gave Abbas a huge assist but lost any credibility with Israel as a fair arbitrator. The White House has not even once pressed the PA to live up to the 1993 Oslo Accords, in which they formally swore to end brainwashing their children with the incessant anti-Jewish material in their media and their schools. Abbas himself is constantly sanctifying terrorists and butchers of Jews, even naming schools and public venues after them. Meanwhile, Obama keeps pressuring Israel to stop building homes for her citizens, even in the Jewish capital Jerusalem. Not one concession - ending terror, stopping programmed hatred, recognizing Israel as the Jewish State, etc. - has been asked of the PA. Now that Obama has backed off, the Arabs no longer trust him, either

    from the article: Lieberman 'key' to cabinet vote on settlement freeze
    First published 01:27 04.10.10 | Last updated 01:27 04.10.10
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