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Israel Names New Settlement After Obama

By Saleh Naami | Al-Ahram Online | May 31, 2011

In a move that comes as gesture of deep gratitude, the Israeli government permitted an extreme rightwing Israeli association to name a new settlement Obama. The building of settlements makes the establishment of a connected Palestinian state an impossible task.

Bulldozers started to pave the way for the settlement a day after Obama gave his speech to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) annual conference. The construction of the settlement comes in the larger context of a Zionization project that aims to link Jerusalem to the city of Ma’ale Adumim, north east of Jerusalem.

The location of the Obama settlement is along the main road that connects the West Bank’s northern and southern regions; a consequence of building the settlement would therefore be to separate those territories permanently.

In order to make concrete the reality of settlement in these territories, the Israeli government has decided to move its police headquarters next to the Obama settlement.

Israeli radio reported that this step came to honour Obama’s positions in solidarity with Israel which he disclosed to his audience at the AIPAC conference.

Israeli official sources mentioned that the Israeli step comes in the framework of the strategy “Greater Jerusalem,” which aims to change the demographic nature of Jerusalem, raising the number of Jews to one million, a project put forth by former Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon.

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  3. What an insult to President Obama and to all Americans. The Israelis should be ashamed of themselves ! Naming an illegal settlement after Obama.

    Comment by Dona Smith-Powers "Cuz" | June 4, 2011

  4. I couldn’t be more disappointed with Obama’s stand with Israel. This was an opportunity that he blew in bringing peace to that whole area. I will no longer support him with this “last straw”. He must bring home all US troops in the Middle East as well. He must STAND UP to his promises now. We have waited long enough. I no longer trust his word. Reverend Jeremiah Wright called it right!

    Comment by Natalie Russell | June 5, 2011

  5. Bibl is spitting in Obama’s face!

    Comment by Yaridanjo | December 7, 2012

  6. Obama should repay the gesture and name a sewage treatment plant after Netanyahu.

    Comment by Mr. Jonz | December 8, 2012

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  9. It’s no insult to Obama; only human beings can be insulted.

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