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Obama’s Presidency Through Palestinian Eyes

abbas-obamaPeople worldwide were very interested and following the 2012 American election believing that their future would, somehow, be affected by the foreign policies of the new American President. Only the Palestinian people were totally apathetic to the election. They believe that the American stance toward the Palestinian cause, specifically, and towards the Middle East, generally, would not change no matter who becomes the American president; whether a democrat or a republican.

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What Did We Learn From This Election?

ohioWe Learned We Have No Choice

I am getting old. I’ve seen this crap played out every four years of my life. The election…what can I say? If I say I’m pleased as punch that Obama beat Romney, I would be lying. If Romney beat Obama, I would be just as sad. In fact, I wished that no one would have won this election. I wished everyone would have stayed home. The fact is many more people opted out of voting this election.

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Resisting Hell’s Maelstrom

Emergency AidOver the past twenty months, as the Syrian crisis continued beyond most early predictions, this observer learned something about the Syrian people that I had known for decades about Palestinians. And that is their great concern for their countrymen wherever they are found and whatever their current condition. When I am in Syria I am frequently asked “how are our people doing in Lebanon as refugees from this crisis?” 

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Goodbye to a War

Binyamin Netanyahu and his patron, Sheldon AdelsonBinyamin Netanyahu and his patron, Sheldon Adelson, betted on Mitt Romney, with the State of Israel as their chip.

They lost.

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Obama’s Victory, Romney’s Defeat

Obama’s VictoryAround the world even more than in the United States there is an audible sigh of relief the day after Obama won a clear mandate for a second term as president. Deconstructed it mainly meant that many more were relieved that Romney lost, rather than excited that Obama won. Yet there were some, with whom I partly agree, whose gaze carries beyond the narrow victory in popular vote (as distinct from the decisive victory in the electoral college vote), to appreciate a positive fundamental change in American demographics.

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