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    • Otto Rand
    • 09.03.10 | 04:37 (IST)

    I am confused by your comments. There is no "objective" truth about Obama's position on the Middle East. It's a matter of assessment. Most Americans seem to approve of his Middle Eastern policy (based on polls), most right wing Israelis perceive everything which is not in line with the present government's policy anti-Israeli. I deplore this bias because one can be pro-peace without being pro-Arab or pro-Israeli. Also you think that most settlements will not be evacuated, but then you concede that this is a matter for the present negotiations. So, again. it's your assessment against mine, but you state it as truth from Sinai. Cipora, the future of Israel cannot be built on stolen territories. You will of course argue that they are not stolen, but that's again the basic international law which does not allow settling conquered lands. I can tell you with utmost certainty that no agreement will be ever reached unless the settlements go. And I will not even say kadish for them.

    from the article: Secret Israeli report: U.S. cozying up to Palestinians
    First published 01:33 07.03.10 | Last updated 21:25 07.03.10
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