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Thu Nov 8, 2012, 02:21 AM

Palestinians not optimistic about Obama


People agree that the US will not be an honest broker
Naser Najjar and Nasouh Nazzal, Correspondents
Published: 17:10 November 7, 2012



Gaza/Ramallah: The different groups in control of Gaza and the West Bank differ in optimism on the re-election of Barack Obama, but the Palestinian people on the ground are largely consistent in their view that the American president will not help them end Israel’s occupation.


Dr. Yahya Rabah, a senior officer in Fatah, which rules the West Bank, was optimistic about Obama’s re-election saying that Obama had been “released from the political constraints the Israel lobby put on him”.


“I believe that Obama’s re-election is better than Romney for the Palestinians since we already know his views. Plus, the president Mahmoud Abbas had discussed with Obama all the details such as settlements and refugees”.


The various resistance groups in Gaza who have refused to make peace with Israel are however not as optimistic.

http://gulfnews.com/news/region/palestinian-territories/palestinians-not-optimistic-about-obama-1.1100825

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Response to Violet_Crumble (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 03:02 AM

1. Well, yes, obama Is better for the Palestinians than Romney...

In that Obama is apparently indifferent (hey, he has big issues to deal with at home, I'll give him a pass) while Romney was actively, lethally hostile, and set to give the extreme elements in Israel carte blanche to kill whoever they feel like.

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Response to Scootaloo (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 06:15 AM

4. Indifference is definitely far preferable to active hatred...

I think the Fatah guy in the artlcle must have been looking out the window when Romney came out with some of his anti-Palestinian stuff, because he seemed to think that while the Palestinians know Obama's views, they don't know Romney's. I guess we could all pretend he bullshitted with what he said about Palestinians because of his knack of bullshitting about lots of other things, but that hatred he had was probably the real deal...

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Response to Scootaloo (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:07 AM

5. Yes, benign neglect is the best they will get from Obama.

But that might be plenty.

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Response to Violet_Crumble (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 03:22 AM

2. 'Cause the alternative was the guy who shifted positions five times before breakfast?

 

And didn't we just elect a Lebanese Senator?

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Response to Violet_Crumble (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 03:34 AM

3. at the moment the Palestinians unfortunately don't have much reason for

optimism where the US is concerned given our history where the I/P conflict is concerned and I will agree that Obama is better than Romney in every respect

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Response to Violet_Crumble (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:14 AM

6. Finally, something that Palestinians and Israelis can agree on

Sarcasm on.

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