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Obama’s craven Israel speech

US president delivered two very different messages to his audiences in Ramallah and Jerusalem.US capitulates to Apartheid Israel 

US President Barack Obama made a speech on his recent arrival in Apartheid Israel that completely ignored Palestinians and gave US endorsement of Zionism and Israel “forever”. The transcript has been published by the Wall Street Journal owned by the pro-war, pro-Zionist, Jewish Australian-origin US media mogul Rupert Murdoch (see “Transcript of Obama’s speech arrival in Israel”, Wall Street Journal, 20 March 2013:).

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Unbreakable US/Israeli Ties

US-Israeli TiesLongstanding US/Israeli ties remain firm. Obama's visit reinforces them. It does more.

It assures continued support. It endorses hardline extremism. It affirms occupation harshness. It lets Israel do what it pleases.

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Obama in Israel

Obama in IsraelHis visit bodes ill, not good. He left late Tuesday night. On March 20, he arrived around noon Israeli time.

Secretary of State John Kerry came earlier. Scores of officials, aides and security personnel accompanied him and Obama.

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An illegal anniversary

childrenOn the 10th anniversary of the United States’ illegal invasion of Iraq, we can expect the war’s supporters to argue that military action seemed necessary at that moment, while critics will remind us of the suffering that resulted from that tragic miscalculation.

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Where is Palestine?

PalestineI seem to always do the same thing each time I have to register for something online though I know deep down my country is nowhere to be found. Each time, I open the drop down menu of countries and keep scrolling up and down past all the listed countries, hoping I can find it, up and down again, squinting my eyes at the screen, and then I pause to remind myself of the fact I don’t need to go up and down since countries are listed alphabetically. Disappointed, I scroll up to the letter “I” and choose, albeit reluctantly, “Israel” as “my” country. But, “Israel” is NOT –and will never be- my country. Palestine is.

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