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Source U.S. President Barack Obama is under pressure from Congress to back Israel's stance. Republican House speaker John Boehner told a Jewish group in Cincinnati on Sunday the U.S. commitment to Israel "should be stronger than it's ever been."
The last round of the U.S.-backed talks between Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu collapsed nearly a year ago. The Palestinians pulled out after Israel declined to extend a partial moratorium on settlement building in the West Bank on land the Palestinians want for their state.
The Palestinians say they will not resume talks unless the moratorium is reinstated. Israel says talks should resume without preconditions but that it accepts the idea that the Palestinians should ultimately have their own state.
Israeli deputy foreign minister Danny Ayalon on Sunday told a Palestinian donors conference at the United Nations that Israel wanted to go on aiding Palestinian economic development, but that could change if the Palestinians declare a state.
"Future assistance and cooperation could be severely and irreparably compromised if the Palestinian leadership continues on its path of essentially acting in contravention of all signed agreements," he said.
Originally posted by -W1LL
This show has been going on for 20years now and I am just recently becoming very interested in what is unfolding, what is our interest in Israel and why do we support and commit ourselves to a country that does the same things other countries in the ME are being overthrown for by the us & U.N.