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    • Ed
    • 25.09.09 | 18:06 (IDT)

    Despite Emanuel's spin, Obama has thrown in the towel: instead of a settlement freeze, we get a several month construction slowdown w/ no definitions or measurement or compliance procedure. In other words, construction as usual. And Abbas is told: don't demand integrity, for Bibi to uphold Olmert's commitments. Don't seek a freeze. Just come, talk, grovel and provide cover for Bibi to eat up time, like most Israeli governments, unitl Obama is distracted or out of office. How tragically disappointing. Obama and Emanuel looked for a few months like they really meant it. Now they leave uncontradicted the new wisdom that they "wasted time" concentrating on a freeze. Of course w/out one, what Palestinian State?! No president would have more support for truly confronting and,if necessary, sanctioning Israel.

    from the article: Rahm Emanuel: Obama summit was not just a photo opportunity
    First published 01:12 25.09.09 | Last updated 08:27 25.09.09
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