Will Obama cave in to this Shmutz?

[B]Will Obama cave in to this Shmutz?[/B]

5/26/09: Prime minister, defense minister hold late-night meeting ahead of latter’s upcoming visit to Washington, agree Israel will offer to dismantle the 26 illegal West Bank outposts in exchange for US approval of continued construction in larger settlement blocs. ….



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2 Responses to “Will Obama cave in to this Shmutz?”

  1. worzzz Says:

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday rebuffed U.S. calls to impose a freeze on all settlement activity in the West Bank, setting the stage for friction with President Barack Obama. …



    ANALYSIS / Evacuating outposts is easiest gesture ….

    Israel has been promising the United States that it will evacuate the outposts for at least six years …



    Redirecting Focus.

    If Israel does not eliminate the Iranian threat, no one will, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday.


  2. worzzz Says:

     Netanyahu: Outposts in exchange for Iran. — May 26, 2009

    JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel will give up settlement outposts in exchange for U.S. support in dealing with the threat from Iran, Benjamin Netanyahu said.

    The prime minister told his Likud Party faction Monday that Israel will have to accede to the demands of the United States to remove the West Bank outposts in order to focus its attention on the Iranian nuclear threat, according to Israeli news reports.

    “I identify the danger, and that’s why I am willing to take unpopular steps such as evacuating outposts. The Iranian threat is above everything,” Netanyahu reportedly said. “There are things on which you have to compromise.”
    Later, he added, “There are reasons to preserve our good relationship with the United States.”

    Netanyahu also repeated his promise that construction would be allowed in established legal settlements to accommodate natural population growth.

    Meanwhile, Defense Minister Ehud Barak will tell U.S. officials during his visit to Washington next week that Israel will dismantle 26 West Bank outposts in the next few weeks, as long as natural growth construction is allowed to resume in existing settlements, Ynet reported.

    The Israeli position came out of a late-night meeting Sunday between Barak and Netanyahu.
    Barak is scheduled to meet with Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Defense Secretary Robert Gates and National Security Adviser James Jones.



    ANALYSIS / Netanyahu bringing Israel closer to war with Iran.



    Obama must revisit the holy cow of military aid to Israel

    Josh Ruebner calls on US President Barack Obama to make US military aid to Israel consistent with the Arms Export Control Act, which limits the use of weapons given to foreign countries to “internal security” and “legitimate self-defence”, not the killing of innocent civilians and illegal occupation, as Israel is doing. …



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