Another piece of mine on Obama’s Mideast trip. This one, at LobeLog, digs down a bit deeper in the events and speeches to explain why I think this is just a part of the broader process of the US stepping away from the Middle East in general.
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Posted in Mahmoud Abbas, tagged AIPAC, Barack Obama, BDS, Benjamin Netanyahu, Democrats, Gaza Siege, GOP, Hamas, Israel, Israel Lobby, Israeli occupation, John Kerry, Mahmoud Abbas, Muhammad Ashtiya, Obama mideast trip, OPT, PA, Palestine, Palestinian Authority, Peace process, Republicans on February 20, 2013 | 1 Comment »
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called on Barack Obama to jump-start the “peace process.” At LobeLog, I examine whether Obama is likely to heed that call and the grim position Abbas is in that prompted him to make it.
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