U.S. president to visit Israel in June
U.S. President Barack Obama will visit Israel and Western Bank in June, the Israeli Haaretz newspaper reported with reference to the U.S. diplomatic sources.
Obama will visit the region after tripping to France in June.
A decision to visit Israel several days after meeting with new Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu testifies that the United States plays an active role in settling Palestinian-Israeli problem.
Last week, Israeli new Foreign Minister Avigdor Libermann refused to follow the Annapolis agreement signed with the new Palestinian government in 2007.
Before Obama’s visit to Israel, U.S. Special Envoy to Middle East George Mitchell will visit the region.
Unlike, former George Bush administration, the new leader of the White House is not against of Hamas’s joining the Palestinian government, Haaretz reported. However, the U.S. supports the decision of the Middle East quartet – U.S., EU, UN and Russia – on refusing from any diplomatic negotiations with Hamas. The quartet insists on the movement to recognize Israel’s right for existence and refuse from resistance.
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Obama Stresses Respect for Iran’s Sovereignty
TEHRAN (FNA)- US President Barack Obama, in an attempt to soften Washington’s harsh tone on Iran, called on the international community to respect Tehran’s sovereignty in their efforts to deal with Tehran’s nuclear program.
Speaking to reporters during a joint news conference with his French counterpart Nicholas Sarkozy on Friday, the new US president said Iran’s sovereignty should remain intact.
Yet, Obama repeated the same old allegations made by his predecessor, George W. Bush, against Iran, and said Tehran should avoid promoting a nuclear arms race in the Middle East.
“There should be a mechanism that respects Iran’s sovereignty and allows them to develop peaceful nuclear energy but draws a clear line that we cannot have nuclear arms race in the Middle East,” he said.
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Israel stealing more land, dividing the West bank forever.
Evidently there are no humans left in Israel, only racist zionist nazi’s who steal and butcher Arabs. Obama needs to cut these zio-nazi’s loose now. No money, no aid, no weapons, no friendship. Cut them loose and let them sort it out with the Arabs without US assistance, then we will see how quickly they are forced to make peace with their neighbours.
New town may be death blow to hopes for Israel peace
The foundations have been laid but critics fear a planned Israeli settlement will end any hope of a Palestinian state
The sign in big, red Hebrew letters reads “Welcome to Mevasseret Adumim, the Harbinger of the Hills”. A three-lane road with roundabouts leads up the hill to a police station and street lamps line the flyover that links the new town to neighbouring Ma’aleh Adumim, one of the largest Jewish settlements in Israel.
There are no houses, cars or people in Mevasseret Adumim: it is a town laid out, waiting to be built. That is because international pressure has so far prevented construction from going ahead. The area is the last piece of open land linking Arab East Jerusalem to the West Bank and critics said that to develop it would bury the very notion of a two-state solution to the Middle East crisis.
According to reports in the Israeli media, the area has been earmarked for development under a secret accord between Binyamin Netanyahu, the new, conservative Israeli Prime Minister, and his ultra-nationalist Foreign Minister, Avigdor Lieberman.
Better known under its old British mandate name, E1, it is the most controversial development project in the region, one that diplomats and observers warn will trigger the collapse of the weakened Palestinian Authority, or drive it into armed resistance again.
Israeli army radio reported that the deal was struck between Mr Netanyahu and Mr Lieberman as part of the negotiations to form a government, and it would allow 3,000 homes to be built on E1.
Critics said that building a combined Jewish settlement and national park in the hills of E1 would cut the West Bank in two. And blocking mainly Arab East Jerusalem from the West Bank it would make it impossible for the Palestinians to have that side of the disputed city as their capital.
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I watched this live and Obama said today in Germany he wants to “rid the world of nuclear weapons” a noble cause, but to Obama I would say this; Good luck with that one! The only way Israel will let go of it’s Nuclear Weapons and take it’s murdering finger off the button, is if the US pries Israel’s cold dead fingers off the big red button. Israel is a threat to world peace. Report below:
Obama wants world without nukes
STRASBOURG, France, April 3 (UPI) — U.S. President Barack Obama Friday in France pledged to work to create a world without nuclear weapons.
Addressing a crowd of roughly 3,000 students in Strasbourg, co-host of NATO’s 60th anniversary summit this weekend, Obama warned that “even with the Cold War now over, the spread of nuclear weapons, or the theft of nuclear material, could lead to the extermination of any city on the planet.”
Obama added he would, at an EU-U.S. summit Sunday in Prague, “lay out an agenda to seek … a world without nuclear weapons.”
The crowd at the sports hall in Strasbourg, made up of students mainly from Germany and France, erupted in cheers and long applause.
Obama’s comments came just two days after a meeting with Russian President Alexander Medvedev Wednesday in London; the leaders had announced plans to seek a deal aimed at reducing their Cold War-era nuclear arsenals.
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Video from Aljazeera English
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Charles Freeman gives Americans (and Israel) something to think about when he says: “I believe Israel’s policies are destructive to American interests and also to Israeli interests,”
Ex-US envoy doubts Israel’s survival
Former US ambassador to Saudi Arabia Charles W. Freeman has cast doubt whether Israel can continue to survive in the Middle East.
“I don’t see how Israel can continue to survive in the long term as a state in the Middle East if it is not prepared to deal with respect and consideration with its Arab neighbors specially the Palestinians,”
In mid March, Freeman turned down Director of National Intelligence (NIC) Dennis C. Blair’s offer to be the chairman of the body.
Freeman accused the Israeli lobby of being behind his withdrawal.
Freeman had come under fire for statements he had made criticizing Israeli policies.
“I am critical of Israel’s policy. I believe Israel’s policies are destructive to American interests and also to Israeli interests,”
He noted that he became disappointed when the administration of President Barack Obama refused to put its weight behind him over the offered position.
“I was obviously disappointed that I didn’t have support from the White House. But as I understand the way this administration works I shouldn’t have been surprised,” he said.
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America wake up stop arming these lunatics!
As US arms shipment reaches Israel, President Obama urged to halt further exports
The new delivery to Israel of a massive consignment of US munitions, revealed by Amnesty International today, throws into question whether President Obama will act to prevent the US fuelling further Israeli attacks against civilians that may amount to war crimes, as were perpetrated in Gaza.
According to new information received by Amnesty International, the Wehr Elbe, a German cargo ship which had been chartered and controlled by US Military Sealift Command, docked and unloaded its cargo of reportedly over 300 containers at the Israeli port of Ashdod, just 40 km north of Gaza by road. The German ship left the USA for Israel on 20 December, one week before the start of Israeli attacks on Gaza, carrying 989 containers of munitions, each of them 20 feet long with a total estimated net weight of 14,000 tons.
“Legally and morally, this US arms shipment should have been halted by the Obama administration given the extent of the evidence showing how military equipment and munitions of this kind were recently used by the Israeli forces for war crimes,” said Brian Wood. “Arms supplies in these circumstances are contrary to provisions in US law.”
Asked about the Wehr Elbe, a Pentagon spokesperson confirmed to Amnesty International that “the unloading of the entire USmunitions shipment was successfully completed at Ashdod[Israel] on 22 March”.
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Listen to what Dennis Kucinich said about this
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