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Settlements Resolution Veto: Missed Opportunity for U.S. Leadership | Americans for Peace Now

Washington, DC – Americans for Peace Now (APN) today expressed disappointment at the Obama administration’s veto of a UN Security Council resolution supporting the peace process and the two-state solution and condemning Israeli settlement activity in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. Reacting to the US veto, APN’s President and CEO Debra DeLee said: “President Barack Obama missed a key ...

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Veto of UN resolution undermines U.S. credibility on Mideast peace | Xinhua

BEIJING, Feb. 19 (Xinhua) — The United States has vetoed a draft UN resolution condemning the expansion of Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory, turning a deaf ear to international calls and Palestinian appeals for an immediate stop. The totally unjustified but foreseeable veto was another example of the double standards of the United States’ policy toward the Middle ...

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Abbas: Ties with U.S. won’t be severed over veto of UN settlement resolution | Haaretz Daily Newspaper

Palestinian president says it isn’t in Palestinian interests to break ties with U.S. administration, despite their veto of UN resolution condemning Israeli settlement building. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said Saturday that he does not expect to cut ties with the United States over its veto of a United Nations resolution on Israeli settlement activities in the Palestinian territories. The U.S. ...

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U.S. May Have To Shift Approach To Mideast Peace | NPR

The Obama administration’s job of promoting Arab-Israeli peace may have just gotten harder. The U.S. lost a key player when former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was forced out of office. And Palestinians are still reeling from leaked documents that put everyone in a bad light. Some experts say it is time for a totally new approach. President Obama seems to ...

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Where to Find a Trillon Dollars | tpmcafe

In all, the Obama administration’s freeze on non-security-related discretionary spending would result in $400 billion in reductions over the next five years. These cuts will be painful, and they will be felt in every middle- and lower-income household in America. By contrast, the Pentagon will barely be touched. In fact, the $553 billion proposal for the agency’s base budget announced ...

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‘No Taxation Without Demilitarization’ | Accuracy.Org

John Feffer is a fellow with the Institute for Policy Studies. Today he said: “The United States is facing a huge budget deficit. Many in Congress are calling for deeper cuts in social services. States and cities are being forced to cut back. Ordinary Americans are being asked to tighten their belts. “But one sector is only getting fatter. Congress ...

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Sudan: A Roadmap for Peace in Darfur | allAfrica.com

In the aftermath of a successful referendum process in South Sudan which will likely lead to the emergence of two new states – North and South Sudan – from one, and against the backdrop of sweeping changes throughout the Middle East and North Africa, violence in Darfur appears to be on the rise. In this context, the vigorous diplomacy of ...

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Obama’s Budget Speaks to Wall Street, Ignores Voters | New Deal 2.0

Addressing long-term budget issues requires bringing US health care costs in line with those of other major countries with better records on providing adequate services to their populations. The President should have started us down that road today. He didn’t. Instead, he’s kicking off a race to the bottom with the Republicans that will will wreck America’s future and further ...

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Obama and Egyptian Liberation: ‘When Will Obama, the Peace Prize Laureate, Do Something in the Name of Peace?’ | CounterPunch

“When Will Obama, the Peace Prize Laureate, Do Something in the Name of Peace?” By KEVIN ALEXANDER GRAY President Barack Obama needs to stop being two-faced on Egypt. On one side of his public face he gives the impression of pressing Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak to consider his legacy and “leave power in a way that would give his country ...

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