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Bush Betrayal

George Bush has pretty much retracted recent pledges that he made to Ariel Sharon.

Despite his warm embrace of Sharon recently, US President George Bush is showing signs of capitulating in the face of pressure from Arab states. In a press conference held following his meeting with Jordan’s King Abdullah today (Thursday), Bush called on Israel to withdraw from territories it captured in 1967.

Bush also failed to repeat an earlier statement that Palestinian refugees will not be allowed to enter Israeli territory. “The US will not determine the results of the negotiations”, he noted.

Bush said he promised Abdullah that he will send a letter to Palestinian PM Abu-Ala, explaining the US position on the Mid-East peace process. “We will expand the dialogue between the US and the Palestinians”, added the President.

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The Palestinians, however, were very pleasued with Bush’s speech. Palestinian Minister Saeb Erekat said that “Bush understood that international agreements and direct talks are the guarantee for continuation of negotiations. The Palestinians are very encouraged by Bush’s declaration, since only the Palestinians and the Israelis can discuss their conflict and come up with solutions. The pledges Bush made to Sharon are not legally valid”.

I cannot help but think that it was not just those Iraqi soldiers that got abused, but also Israel’s trust.

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David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
Picture of David Lange

David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media

1 thought on “Bush Betrayal”

  1. Well, if the ‘pledges’ made to Sharon by Bush are not legally binding; then, the pledges made by Sharon to Bush aren’t binding either!! We (in Israel) have to do what’s good for us. It’s time that Sharon step down and we go to new elections. And Moshe Feiglin has to run this time!

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