Obama’s message: I have a dream for Islam
As the president prepares for a key speech in Cairo, Andrew Sullivan gauges his plan for a new Middle East
Abbas: “Obama committed to ejecting Jews from Judea-Samaria”
Does Obama really think that strong-arming a reliable U.S. ally about these settlements will end the jihad against Israel? Or does he just not care, and is willing to throw Israel to the wolves?
Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas on Saturday told reporters in Cairo that he is convinced that US President Barack Obama is firmly committed to finally ejecting the Jews from Judea and Samaria.Abbas spoke to the press after briefing Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak on his visit to the White House late last week, during which Obama apparently agreed with his guest that existing Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria must not even be allowed to experience “natural growth.”
“When the American administration talks about Israel’s duty to stop the settlements – including natural growth – it is a very important step,” noted Abbas….
Yes, it is. And in no sense one that free people should applaud.
Muslims expecting Obama’s words to turn to deeds
About Obama’s upcoming Cairo speech, one Afghani lawmaker says “One speech will not work, but it’s good for a start. When youÂ pay homage to others and respect them, you enliven their spirit.” In short, the world’s Muslims are waiting to see ifÂ Obama’s “symbolic” prostrationsÂ will morph into real prostrations, unwarranted concessions.
“ANALYSIS – Muslims want more than fine talk from Obama,” by Alistair Lyon forÂ Reuters,
* ZIP: Because it did wonders for Bush’s popularity in the Muslim world….