Panic in Jerusalem: Obama is the new Pharaoh

Posted: May 31st, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: In the News, The Right, The Settlements, the US and us | Tags: , , , , , , | 6 Comments »

The concern in Jerusalem after the Obama-Netanyahu meeting has turned into panic, once it was made clear that the administration wants Israel to really stop building in the settlements. Haaretz reports:

We’re disappointed,” said one senior (Israeli) official. “All of the understandings reached during the [George W.] Bush administration are worth nothing.” Another official said the U.S. administration is refusing every Israeli attempt to reach new agreements on settlement construction. “The United States is taking a line of granting concessions to the Palestinians that is not fair toward Israel,” he said.

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