7 Jun 2009

Obama on Palestine

"Palestinians must abandon violence. Resistance through violence and killing is wrong and it does not succeed. For centuries, black people in America suffered the lash of the whip as slaves and the humiliation of segregation. But it was not violence that won full and equal rights. It was a peaceful and determined insistence upon the ideals at the center of America's founding.

"This same story can be told by people from South Africa to South Asia; from Eastern Europe to Indonesia. It's a story with a simple truth: that violence is a dead end. It is a sign neither of courage nor power to shoot rockets at sleeping children, or to blow up old women on a bus.

"That's not how moral authority is claimed; that's how it is surrendered.

"Now is the time for Palestinians to focus on what they can build. The Palestinian Authority must develop its capacity to govern, with institutions that serve the needs of its people. Hamas does have support among some Palestinians, but they also have to recognize they have responsibilities. To play a role in fulfilling Palestinian aspirations, to unify the Palestinian people, Hamas must put an end to violence, recognize past agreements, recognize Israel's right to exist."

That was part of President Barack Obama's message in Cairo to the Palestinians

1 comments:

AMW Sunday, June 07, 2009  

Aye We Can

Excellent article and i agree with you. Violence never wins and Obama has done more for world peace in one day than Bush could ever had done in his 8 rotten years.

Obama sees the problems on both sides, ie Isreal and Hammas unlike Bush. Now the talking has been done lets see real action from all sides.

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