Obama on Why the US Has Not Condemned Israel’s Human Rights Violations against the Occupied Palestinian People
by Kim Petersen / February 1st, 2010 (7)
A question was posed to US president Barack Obama at a town hall meeting in Tampa, Florida on 28 January. Obama took this as an opportunity to “talk about the Middle East generally.”
Obama: Israel is one of our strongest allies.
Would one’s strongest allies coax it into the quagmire of aggression and occupation? The US faces stiff resistance in Iraq; nonetheless, Israeli hawks encourage military action against Iran.
Obama: It is a vibrant democracy.
For who? Not for all its citizens. This is made clear by Israeli professor Benjamin Beit-Hallahmi….
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