Obama: Israel cannot 'permanently occupy, settle Palestinian land'

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  1. airtel

    airtel Senior Member Senior Member

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    Obama: Israel cannot ‘permanently occupy, settle Palestinian land’
    In final, wide-ranging UN address, US president also says Palestinians must reject incitement, recognize ‘legitimacy of Israel’
    By Times of Israel staff and Agencies September 20, 2016, 6:53 pm

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    US president Barack Obama addresses the United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters, September 20, 2016 in New York City (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)


    US President Barack Obama said on Tuesday that while the Palestinians should reject terror and incitement, Israel must recognize that it cannot “permanently occupy and settle Palestinian land.”

    “Surely Israelis and Palestinians will be better off if Palestinians reject incitement and recognize the legitimacy of Israel. But Israel must recognize that it cannot permanently occupy and settle Palestinian land. We all have to do better,” the US president said at the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

    In his wide-ranging address, Obama sought to use his last appearance before the global body to define how his leadership had put the world on a better trajectory over the last eight years. At the heart of that approach, Obama said, is the notion that conflicts are best solved when nations cooperate.

    The president cited his administration’s outreach to former adversaries Cuba and Myanmar as key examples of progress. He also cited the resolution last year “of the Iranian nuclear issue through diplomacy” as a key achievement over the past eight years.

    In his address, Obama spoke of a “less violent” and “more prosperous” world but one rife with “uncertainty, unease and strife,” as nations struggle with a devastating refugee crisis, terrorism and a breakdown of order in the Middle East.

    “Despite enormous progress, governing has become more difficult, and tensions are more quick to surface,” he said, adding that the world now faces a choice, to “press forward with a better model for cooperation and integration, or retreat into a world that is sharply divided.”

    “This is the paradox that defines the world today,” Obama said. “We must go forward, and not backward.”

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    US president Barack Obama addresses the United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters, September 20, 2016 in New York City. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP)

    The US president also conceded that “bloodletting” throughout the Middle East will not be easily resolved and insisted the Syrian civil war could only be ended through diplomacy.

    “The mindset of sectarianism and extremism and bloodletting that has been taking place [in the Middle East] will not be quickly reversed,” Obama said adding that “no external force is going to force communities to coexist,” and that the international community must “work with those who seek to build, rather than destroy.”

    In Syria, where the civil war has claimed the lives of over 300,000 people, Obama said that there was “no ultimate military victory to be won,” and that the world must pursue the “hard work of diplomacy and humanitarian assistance.”

    He added that the there was a was a “military component – it means being united and relentless against ISIL [the Islamic State terror group].”

    In a subtle reference to Republican nominee Donald Trump, Obama also bemoaned how terrorist networks had spread their ideology on social media, spurring anger toward “innocent immigrants and Muslims.”

    “We must reject any forms of fundamentalism, or racism or a belief in ethnic superiority” that is “irreconcilable with modernity,” said Obama.

    Earlier on Tuesday, UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon told the UN General Assembly that the only solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict would be a two-state solution, and that the one-state option would “spell doom” for both sides.

    “This is madness. Replacing a two-state solution with a one-state construct would spell doom: denying Palestinians their freedom and rightful future, and pushing Israel further from its vision of a Jewish democracy towards greater global isolation,” said Ban.

    http://www.timesofisrael.com/obama-israel-cannot-permanently-occupy-settle-palestinian-land/


    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/w...settlements-cannot-be-permanent-a7319956.html
     
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  3. airtel

    airtel Senior Member Senior Member

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    shift in American Policies ??
     
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    republic_roi97 Senior Member Senior Member

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    Shit in american policy................
     
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    Bahamut Senior Member Senior Member

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    Obama is high
    ..................... :hail::hail::hail:
     
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    He is just pandering to muslim vote bank just before the November presidential elections, typical politician.
     
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    republic_roi97 Senior Member Senior Member

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    That is exactly why Donald Trump should be the next president of USA.
     
  8. airtel

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    there is just 1% population follow Islam in USA ......................they will loose votes of Jews ...............and yes Muslims are already Against Trump so why this Drama ??
     
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    Tshering22 Sikkimese Saber Senior Member

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    If he keeps this up, Mossad will come after him.

    Mossad has far more powers than our wuss intel agencies to take such calls.
     
  10. Bharat Ek Khoj

    Bharat Ek Khoj Senior Member Senior Member

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    Unpredictable international politics at best !!!
     
  11. Bahamut

    Bahamut Senior Member Senior Member

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    AND US says North Korea is unpredictable.
    He just recent allowed a large military aid for Israel and then he expect them to sit quietly and do nothing.
     
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    North korea is all propaganda. The only thing Kim Jong-un afraid of is dying. He's never going to attack USA.
     
  13. Akshay_Fenix

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    Petrodollar... No matter how bad the relations with Israel are, America provides tons of money in aid to Israel.
    These westerners are unpredictable (as the above comment said)

    2016 article
    US to give record $38 billion in military aid to Israel over 10 years
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/201...-billion-in-military-aid-to-israel-over-10-y/

    1949-present
    U.S. Foreign Aid to Israel: Total Aid
    http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/US-Israel/U.S._Assistance_to_Israel1.html
     
  14. Indx TechStyle

    Indx TechStyle Perfaarmance Naarmal Senior Member

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    First expression against Indian Missile Tests and warned against any India's possible military adventure in Pak and now for Israel.:hmm:
    Well, won't think much, they didn't even support UK in Falklands War.
     
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    mayfair Elite Member Elite Member

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    Of course not. The land cannot be occupied permanently.

    Now indefinitely...
     
  16. Abhinav Dharma

    Abhinav Dharma Regular Member

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    well they are already gicing them 140billion aid
     
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    aditya10r PHAK MU LUCK Senior Member

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    but still UK licks USA's ass.............................................................................................................................
     
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    Bornubus Senior Member Senior Member

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    If Obama says this about India, half of the cabinet shit it's pant.
     
  19. Abhinav Dharma

    Abhinav Dharma Regular Member

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    Why would they and why would he
    he would not say it because india could be its potential ally if he does then india can move away form them to russia and we are in sco too( and dont give a shit response like why do you quote me its a discussion forum what we are supposed to do?)
     
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    Bornubus Senior Member Senior Member

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    Then don't post with Shit response you fool. US is an Indian ally Lamo even today US has said that Sushma UNGA response just a rhetoric and India should engage with Pakis.

    As for SCO. Pakis are also in SCO so what is your point

    Now you see why I said don't quote to infants such as yourself.
     
  21. Abhinav Dharma

    Abhinav Dharma Regular Member

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    Indian Ally :crazy::crazy: when could you please give me the source nor india is in nato and again people like you go on a personal level while not responding to a logical question
     

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