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Obama To Campaign On The West Bank

From the New York Times owned International Herald Tribune:

Palestinian official: Obama to visit West Bank during Middle East trip

July 14, 2008

PARIS: U.S. presidential candidate Barack Obama will visit the West Bank next week as part of a swing through the Middle East, a Palestinian official said Monday, giving an important diplomatic boost to the Palestinians at a sensitive time in peace talks.

The Palestinians expressed satisfaction over the planned meeting with the presumptive Democratic nominee, which comes months after Obama’s likely Republican opponent, John McCain, passed over the Palestinians during a brief visit to Israel.

Obama is scheduled to meet Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas during his July 23 stop in Ramallah, said Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat, who was in Paris for a Mediterranean summit.

"We welcome this meeting," said Erekat. If Obama is elected, he added, "we hope he will stay the course between Israel and the Palestinians in reaching peace and a two-state solution." …

Obama’s campaign declined comment…

Oh joy.

And never mind that this smacks of negotiating.

Mr. Obama would never do that.

That is against the law.

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