by Ted Rudow III,MA ( Tedr77 [at] aol.com )
Thursday Jun 4th, 2009
President Obama delivered a highly anticipated speech in Cairo, Egypt, today.In his speech, Obama defended his decision to escalate the occupation of Afghanistan and refused to apologize for the invasion of Iraq that has led to the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people.
Obama refused to call for a full Israeli withdrawal from the Occupied Territories, but he said settlement building should stop.
Construction should be halted in all settlements without exception not a house and not hut, not in isolated settlements and not in settlements blocks, neither natural growth nor artificial growth.
Anti-Arab fascism to become prevalent in Israeli society should end. The end of the occupation is needed in order to protest basic democratic rights, also within Israel's own borders. The beginning of peace between the state of Israel and the state of Palestine to arise, between Israel and the entire Arab world.
Ted Rudow III,MA