President Barack Obama, during his visit to Israel, spoke at the Jerusalem Convention Center to Israeli students. It was a typically pragmatic speech, reminding the audience that US will defend the country against those who oppose its “right to exist” while at the same time outlining how Palestinians deserve a state of their own.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Thursday March 21, 2013 1:30 pm|
|By: David Dayen Friday September 23, 2011 12:15 pm|
Palestine submitted their petition to the United Nations Security Council for membership as a state today, and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas delivered a rousing speech before the General Assembly in support of the measure. So what happens next?
|By: David Dayen Wednesday September 21, 2011 11:30 am|
The Obama Administration is frantic about stopping the Palestinian effort to secure a vote on statehood at the UN. Today the President meets with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to try and dissuade him from introducing the statehood resolution at the UN Security Council.
|By: Spencer Ackerman Thursday November 5, 2009 7:58 am|
I got frustrated by the way few people in the media seem to be considering that Obama’s pressure on the Palestinian leadership to suppress the Goldstone report on Israeli and Hamas war crimes in Gaza has destabilized Palestinian politics in a manner beneficial to extremism. You’d have to basically say in public that it would have [...]