Impose a Palestinian state (i.e., new jihad base) upon Israel, Abbas demands of Obama, or stop blustering about it. And Obama, ever anxious to please the Islamic world, may well comply. “Abbas calls on Obama to impose Mideast peace deal,” by Karin Laub for Associated Press, April 24 (thanks to John):
RAMALLAH, West Bank – Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas called on President Barack Obama on Saturday to impose a Mideast peace deal, reflecting growing frustration with what Palestinians see as Washington’s failure to wrangle concessions out of Israel’s hardline government.
In an unusually blunt appeal, Abbas said that if Obama believes Palestinian statehood is a vital U.S. interest, then the American leader must take forceful steps to bring it about.
“Since you, Mr. President and you, the members of the American administration, believe in this, it is your duty to call for the steps in order to reach the solution and impose the solution — impose it,” Abbas said in a speech to leaders of his Fatah movement.
“But don’t tell me it’s a vital national strategic American interest … and then not do anything,” he added….