Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Tearing Down the Wall
As we head toward the likely recognition of a Palestinian state by the UN this fall, the imminent opening of Rafah border crossing between Gaza and Egypt signals an end to the siege by Israel. With the return of the Free Gaza flotilla this summer, and a growing sense of Israel being a pariah state, the United States will be hard pressed to continue backing Israeli aggression. Unlike his hero Ronald Reagan, Barack Obama will probably not call for tearing down the wall of oppression, but continuing to fund the Israeli military against what is likely to become the newest member state of the United Nations might be a tough act to pull off.