Saturday, March 24, 2018

US President Barack Obama

  • Obama‘s visit to Palestine tainted with hypocrisy | March 28, 2013
    US President Barack Obama made headlines around the world for his trip to Israel and Palestine, with many praising him for his pro-peace rhetoric during a speech to Israeli university students. But behind his verbal opposition to the settlements, Obama has done more to promote settlement construction than perhaps any other US president, and his... .....
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  • Palestinians erect new tent village ‘Ahfad Younis’ | March 22, 2013
    Over 400 Palestinian activists have erected a tent village, on a hillside overlooking the illegal Israeli settlement of Ma’ale Adummin, on the eve of the United States President Barack Obama’s visit to Ramallah. The village, composed of three large structures, ten small tents, a playground, internet zone, and medical center, is located within... .....
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  • Obama says settlements aren’t the issue | March 21, 2013
    “Obama has seriously regressed from his previous position on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict of several years ago,” says Mustafa Barghouti, secretary-general of the Palestinian National Initiative.  In a joint press conference with Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas today, US President Barack Obama called on both sides to... .....
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  • With Israeli coalition formed, outcome looking ever worse for Palestine | March 21, 2013
    On the surface, Israeli political star Yair Lapid‘s first speech to the Knesset was a ray of hope in a dark landscape of institutionalized racism and violence. Lapid, whose Yesh Atid party has 19 of 68 seats in the newly formed coalition government, spoke out against settler violence and the impunity granted to settlers by Israel, describing... .....
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  • Palestinians tell Obama ‘You‘re not welcome here‘ | March 20, 2013
    On Tuesday, the night before President Obama‘s arrival in Israel, around 400 Palestinians gathered in Ramallah to send him a message: they don‘t want him here. Demonstrator Hazem Kawasmi carried a sign that said "Obama, you‘re not welcome here." He said the US‘ close ties with Israel mean they are complicit in the oppression of the Palestinian... .....
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  • Women on hunger strike for the "Old Prisoners" | March 18, 2013
    Sawsan and Nasim Shaheen are two sisters that began their hunger strike together on February 20 in a tent in front of the United Nations building in Ramallah. They have joined the Palestinian hunger striking prisoners in order to demand the liberation of political prisoners incarcerated by Israel.  The youngest one, Sawsan, is thirty four and... .....
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