Monday, July 7, 2008

Obama will immediately birth Palestinian state

From WorldnetDaily

JERUSALEM – The Palestinian Authority is hoping Sen. Barack Obama wins the presidential election in November and expects Obama to immediately set out to create a Palestinian state once he takes office, a top PA official said.

Samir Abdullah

"We would like to see Obama elected. If he is elected, an agreement about the foundation of a Palestinian state (would be) reached," PA Planning Minister Samir Abdullah told reporters in Tokyo this weekend.

Abdullah, who is the former head of the Palestinian Communist Party, said the PA expects Obama to win in November. He said once the Illinois senator takes office, "he will immediately study the Palestinian cause and will try to push it forward."

"Obama promised he will not wait until the last period of his office to relaunch negotiations ... he will begin doing this since his first day in office unlike President Bush, who waited until his last period of power."

Abdullah's remarks were published yesterday in the Firas Press Network, a Palestinian news website identified with PA President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah organization.

Abdullah is not the only Palestinian official to recently express support for Obama.

In a headline-making interview, Ahmed Yousuf, Hamas' chief political adviser in the Gaza Strip, told WND and WABC Radio in April he "hopes" Obama becomes president.
"We like Mr. Obama, and we hope that he will win the elections," said Yousef.

"I hope Mr. Obama and the Democrats will change the political discourse. ... I do believe [Obama] is like John Kennedy, a great man with a great principal. And he has a vision to change America to make it in a position to lead the world community, but not with humiliation and arrogance," Yousef said, speaking from Gaza.
Obama has repeatedly condemned Hamas as a terrorist organization that should be isolated until it renounces violence and recognizes Israel.

Obama questioned over ties to Palestinian activist Obama has been assailed over his stated commitment to Israel, although he has repeatedly insisted during interviews he is a strong supporter of the Jewish state.

At a recent event in a Boca Raton, Fla., synagogue, participants in a panel discussion quizzed Obama about his relationship with Columbia University Professor Rashid Khalidi, a pro-Palestinian activist and harsh critic of Israel who has been described as a friend of the senator.

Rashid Khalidi

Obama replied: "You mentioned Rashid Khalidi, who's a professor at Columbia. I do know him, because I taught at the University of Chicago. And he is Palestinian. And I do know him, and I have had conversations. He is not one of my advisers; he's not one of my foreign policy people. His kids went to the Lab school where my kids go as well. He is a respected scholar, although he vehemently disagrees with a lot of Israel's policy."

Khalidi's ties to Obama were first exposed by WND in February in a widely cited article. (Read More Here)


katie said...

What a surprise! Let's see, he's also been endorsed by hugo chavez, his african militia cousins the odinjos, cuba's fidel castro and rual castro, hamas leaders, north korean leaders, our own homegrown terrorists ayers and farrakan, libya's khadafi and what's his face over in iran. This comes as a complete surprise on osama hussein.

pumawhisker said...

Where is the outrage from our leaders. This is one more of the scariest things I have heard.

Why Why Why isn't the media on top of this informing people.

Some millionaire needs to write up a list of this stuff and do a mass mailing to reach all these stary eyed people who don't read or research and just think electing a black guy is a neat thing to do from guilt or whatever. Ridiculous! people, get with it.
It is not about race, it is about our great country staying free and about our democracy being trampled on by our own DNC party. Can't let them get away with it.