Tag Archives: POTUS

Obama in the West Bank: Map of Palestine Removed From Entrance of Jesus Place of Birth

Kawther Salam | March 22, 2013 The Palestinian Authority has spent thousands of the donation dollars meant for poor Palestinians to raise US flags and impose new repressive measures in Ramallah and Bethlehem, were the centres of the cities were closed and restrictive controls were imposed on the movement of all Palestinians. Several thousands of […]

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Shoes On Display to protest Obama Visit

Kawther Salam | March 22, 2013 In Bethlehem, the American flags raised by the Palestinian Authority to greet President Obama were torn down by Palestinian youths in the early hours at the morning of Friday March 22 2013. Instead, the youths replaced the flags with old shows (a sign of disrespect) all along the route […]

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Middle East Wars and the Unbreakable US-Israeli Ties ~ by @StephenLendman

By Stephen Lendman | Global Research | March 22, 2013 Longstanding US/Israeli ties remain firm. Obama’s visit reinforces them. It does more. It assures continued support. It endorses hardline extremism. It affirms occupation harshness. It lets Israel do what it pleases. America’s special relationship does more harm than good. It’s wrongheaded. Israel is more strategic […]

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Bardawil: Obama has turned his back to all Arabs

[ PIC 22/03/2013 – 06:15 PM ] GAZA, (PIC)– Hamas leader Dr. Salah Bardawil called on Palestinian political leaders in the Authority and the factions to review the Palestinian political program to face the repercussions of the remarks made by Obama on Thursday during his visit to Jerusalem and West Bank. Bardawil described in a […]

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Hamas organized a march in northern Gaza in rejection to Obama’s visit

[ PIC 22/03/2013 – 05:18 PM ] GAZA, (PIC)– Thousands of citizens in the northern Gaza Strip participated in the mass rally called for by Hamas in Jabalya refugee camp on Thursday evening in rejection of Obama’s visit to Jerusalem and the occupied Palestine. The march started from the Khulafa Rachidin Mosque in Jabalya refugee […]

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Forcible curfew in Ramallah during Obama’s visit

[ PIC 22/03/2013 – 04:20 PM ] RAMALLAH, (PIC)– Ramallah and Al-Bireh city have witnessed a state of tension during Obama’s visit to the PA headquarters Thursday afternoon, where PA security services imposed a complete ban on individuals and vehicles’ movement in large parts of the city. The PA ministries and more than 30 schools […]

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Full Transcript: Obama, Abbas remarks in Ramallah

Maan News Agency | March 21, 2013 The following is a White House transcript of remarks by President Mahmoud Abbas and President Barack Obama at a news conference at the presidential compound in Ramallah. PRESIDENT ABBAS: In the name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate. Mr. President Barack Obama, I wish to warmly welcome you […]

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QUICK FACTS: Palestinian Christians, Bethlehem & East Jerusalem

IMEU, Mar 21, 2013 Palestinian Christians Today, there are roughly 200,000 Palestinian Christians in the Holy Land, descendants of some of the oldest Christian communities in the world. The majority of Palestinian Christians are Greek Orthodox, with smaller numbers of Roman Catholics, Armenian Orthodox, Copts, Episcopalians, Ethiopian Orthodox, Greek Catholics, Lutherans, Maronites, Syrian Orthodox, and […]

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Obama refuses to meet delegation of prisoners’ families

[ PIC 21/03/2013 – 08:22 PM ] RAMALLAH, (PIC)– Director of Palestinian Prisoners Society Qaddoura Fares confirmed that U.S. President Barack Obama has refused to meet a delegation from families of prisoners in Israeli jails. Fares pointed out in a press statement that there is a talk about the release of a number of prisoners […]

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Democratic Press Assembly files complaint to arrest Obama upon his arrival in Ramallah

[ PIC 21/03/2013 – 02:40 PM ] Mazen Da’nna RAMALLAH, (PIC)– The democratic press assembly in Palestine filed a complaint with the Palestinian attorney general in Ramallah against US president Barack Obama calling for arresting and bringing him to justice for the murder of Palestinian cameraman Mazen Da’nna in Iraq several years ago. Journalist Omar […]

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Jerusalemite rejection of the American position supporting the occupation

[ PIC 21/03/2013 – 01:54 PM ] OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)– The Jerusalemite national and Islamic forces called on Tuesday to end the Palestinian division, to confront Israeli violations in Jerusalem, and to reject the U.S. position in support of the occupation on the eve of the U.S. President Barack Obama’s visit to the region. The […]

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Haneyya: No political breakthrough during Obama visit

[ PIC 21/03/2013 – 01:08 PM ] GAZA, (PIC)– Gaza premier Ismail Haneyya has said that no political breakthrough is expected during American president Barack Obama’s visit to occupied Palestine. He said in a press release on Thursday that Obama’s policy does not seek an end to occupation but rather endorses occupation, legitimizes settlement, and […]

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Live report: Obama visits Palestine | #ObamaOut

Maan News Agency | March 21, 2013 11:03 Obama greets line up of Palestinian officials including Prime Minister Salam Fayyad and chief negotiator Saeb Erekat on red carpet. 11:01 Military band butchers American national anthem, following by Palestine’s national anthem, for Obama and Abbas. 10:55 Obama’s helicopter is touching down at the presidential headquarters. 10:54 […]

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Abu Zuhri: Obama statement proves anew US bias in favor of Israel

[ PIC 21/03/2013 – 08:11 AM ] GAZA, (PIC)– US president Barack Obama displayed his country’s unlimited military, economic, and political support for Israel in his press conference on Wednesday, Dr. Sami Zuhri, a Hamas spokesman, said. Abu Zuhri told the PIC on Wednesday night that Obama’s renewed commitment to Israel’s security while ignoring the […]

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Resheq slams Obama’s position toward occupied Palestine | #ObamaOut

[ PIC 21/03/2013 – 08:05 AM ] BEIRUT, (PIC)– Member of Hamas’s political bureau Ezzat Al-Resheq strongly denounced US president Barack Obama for describing occupied Palestine as the historical land of Jews, saying that this position was a flagrant bias in favor of the Israeli regime. “We strongly condemn the remarks made by US president […]

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