Obama Issues Appeal to Israel, Hamas

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is calling on Israel
and Hamas to take steps aimed at ensuring that the cease-fire
that's in place in Gaza will endure.
Weighing in on the conflict for the first time following his
inauguration, Obama said that going forward, Hamas must end rocket
fire at Israel, and Israel must "complete the withdrawal of its
forces from Gaza." Although those steps were taken this week,
low-level violence has marred the fragile cease-fire.
Obama said his administration will support a "credible" system
of ending smuggling into Gaza.
He said he's "deeply concerned" by the loss of life among both
Israelis and Palestinians, and by the suffering taking place in
Gaza. He said his heart goes out to civilians who are going without
food, water or medical care.
He said Gaza's borders should be opened to allow aid to come in,
with "appropriate monitoring."


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  • by Zatoichi Location: Richmond on Jan 25, 2009 at 05:08 PM
    Obama's record in the Illinois State Senate and his short time in the U.S. Senate was a disgrace - with no major achievements, but instead a record of frequent rants against the traditions and values that we believe make America great: Obama criticized our military, suggested our troops engaged in improper conduct in their missions. Obama defended anti-American dictators and sympathized with their grievances against the United States. Obama repeatedly voted for higher taxes and increased government regulation. Obama's support for abortion was so extreme he defended the practice of infanticide. Obama advocated radical positions on the environment and embraced positions on "global warming" that science simply does not support. Obama worked with radical La Raza organizations that do not believe America should enforce its borders, and instead should provide full taxpayer-funded benefits to illegal aliens.
  • by PEACE on Jan 23, 2009 at 01:01 PM
    ZATOICHI why don't you try to contact the other countries to make peace. Can you do that or is your intelligence level to low?
  • by Zatoichi Location: Richmond on Jan 23, 2009 at 05:00 AM
    WOW, who would have thought to do this? Peace is at hand. Obama is the Stephen Hawking of politicians, ain't he?

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