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resented Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Arabs & Muslims view US support for Israel as unbalanced and unfair – US supports Israel with financial and military aid
– US will not provide aid to the elected Hamasled Palestinian government, which refuses to recognize Israel’s right to exist A Long History – Muslims controlled the Holy Land for 13 centuries
– Massive Jewish immigration to region in early 20th Century
– Jewish victory in 1948 war—
– Wars since: 1967, 1973, 1982, 2006, 200809 Palestinian Loss of Land
1946 - 2000 US Image in the Arab World
Notice the high numbers for “stop supporting Israel” Prospects for the Obama Agenda
Prospects What do Moderate Muslims want? – Prescription to the US: Change policies Settle IsraeliPalestinian conflict – pressure Israel to make more concessions to settle the conflict » Obama on IsraelPalestine Conflict: US initiated a diplomatic surge to address this conflict, sent a special envoy to the region to expedite peace process
» But Israel’s influence in America is strong. If push comes to shove, the US will not side against Israel. End Double Standards – Stop supporting dictators who oppress Muslims—and—India can have nuclear weapons but Iran can’t??? » Obama – US has continued to support dic...
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This note was uploaded on 02/08/2014 for the course POLS 1337 taught by Professor Barnes during the Spring '08 term at University of Houston.
- Spring '08