Really? Try to rfemember that the US Congress passed a 1994 law directing the President to regard unified Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, and only of Israel - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Dr. L. Brnd
    • 16.12.10 | 02:41 (IST)

    In our system, the President conducts foreign policy "with the advice and consent of the Congress". There won't be any US embassy in "Palestine" if Congress refuses to fund it. And Congress this week is now close to cutting off all funds to Abbas if he continuesto refuse to negotiate, because PLO talking to Israel and recognizing Israel is the only basis in US law that the President gets money to give them in the first place. Not a damn thing Obama can do about it if Congress says "NO", unless he wants to get himselfimpeached.

    from the article: Mitchell proposes 'parallel' but separate U.S. talks with Israel, Palestinians
    First published 00:45 16.12.10 | Last updated 00:45 16.12.10
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