And yet it is to a writer of this website that then-State Senator Barack Obama gave words of encouragement to. According to pro-Palestinian blogger Ali Abunimah, in 2004 Mr. Obama personally discussed his campaign for the U.S. Senate with him.
Taking Mr. Abunimah to the side, Mr. Obama said, “Hey, I’m sorry I haven’t said more about Palestine right now, but we are in a tough primary race. I’m hoping when things calm down I can be more up front.” Referring to Mr. Abunimah's criticism of the United States and Israel, Mr. Obama told him to, “Keep up the good work!”
The piece that Mr. Abunimah was actually critical of then-US Senator Obama. His point was that the future President was pro-Palestinian in the early 2000s, but slowly he stopped criticizing the "war crimes" of Israel and talked less and less of the goodness of Palestine. Mr. Abunimah was decidedly disappointed.
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And yet, The Electronic Intifada remains unimpressed. One article declared, "Throw a shoe at Obama’s betrayal!" The basis of the article was that the President did not want Israel to return to 1967 boarders... even though he explicitly said that he did.
But then again, what do you expect from a website described as propaganda?
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