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At U.N., Obama’s rejection of Palestinian bid offers strongest embrace of Israel

The Washington Post, 22 September 2011
Publié le : 22 septembre 2011
 Scott Wilson 

"UNITED NATIONS President Obama delivered his clearest statement of support and sympathy for Israel on Wednesday in a speech that rejected the Palestinians' bid to have the United Nations recognize their statehood.

"Obama's address to a hushed U.N. General Assembly drew strong support from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who called the president's opposition to the Palestinian diplomatic effort a badge of honor.

"At a time when he is facing fierce criticism from Republican presidential candidates over his past treatment of Israel, Obama evoked the horrors of the Holocaust to describe the Jewish state's tenuous security position and made no mention of Israel's construction of settlements on land the Palestinians envision as their future state."

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