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What the Democrats have to say about Palestine

Posted by uscsjp on February 21, 2007

Barack Obama “My view is that the United States’ special relationship with Israel obligates us to be helpful to them in the search for credible partners with whom they can make peace, while also supporting Israel in defending itself against enemies sworn to its destruction … Israelis want more than anything to live in peace with their neighbors, but Israel also has real – and very dangerous – enemies.” (emphasis added)

Electronic Intifada: It’s Time to Visit Gaza

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is one area where liberals and neo-conservatives in America find common ground. From Nancy Pelosi and Hillary Clinton all the way to George Bush and Condoleezza Rice one and all are united in supporting Israel’s assault on the Palestinian people and their land.

The criticism of Jimmy Carter’s book Palestine Peace Not Apartheid is a case in point. The hysteria on the Right is not worthy of repetition, but House Speaker Nancy Pelosi outdid herself by issuing a statement that: “It is wrong to suggest that the Jewish people would support a government in Israel or anywhere else that institutionalizes ethnically based oppression” (emphasis added). Wrong to suggest? Here is something right to suggest: Madam Speaker, it is time for you to visit Gaza. (continued)

 

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