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Obama becomes first president to break US's pro-Israel Tradition

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Remarks by US President Barack Obama about not requiring Iran to recognize Israel as part of a nuclear deal with the P5+1 is counter to the discourse adopted by the White House and other US officials since the regime came into being, says a renowned activist and radio host.

Obama said in a Monday interview with NPR that requiring Tehran to recognize Israel is a “fundamental misjudgment”.

According to Don DeBar, the president’s comments “directly” addressed a “demand” by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who said earlier that Iran’s recognition of the regime must a part of the deal with Tehran.

Like other regional countries that are “under the control of their own people”, Iran would not take such a measure, DeBar speculated. However, Obama’s address “is almost mind-blowing because it is counter to the tradition of politics in Washington, DC.”

“I’m also mindful of the fact that the nature of the United States and Europe as colonial and imperial powers has not changed,” he said, warning further that it is essential to watch out as this is “not the end of the game”.

Since negotiations began between Tehran and the P5+1 –the US, Britain, Russia, China, France, and Germany, Tel Aviv has outspokenly voiced opposition against a deal that would end sanctions on Iran in exchange for limiting its nuclear program.

Following a meeting with the Israeli cabinet on Friday, Bibi called for “unambiguous Iranian recognition of Israel’s right to exist”, saying, “the cabinet is united in strongly opposing the proposed deal”.

After lengthy talks, Iran and P5+1 finally reached a mutual understanding in the Swiss lakeside city of Lausanne on Thursday and will start drafting a final accord, dubbed the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), which is expected to come until the end of June.


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    Israel is sucking $3 billion in direct foreign aid every year from USA, and according to Congressman James Traficant, another $12-17 billion in indirect aid such as valuable military equipment deemed “scrapped,” loan guarantees, and preferential contracts.

    If the American government took the $15-$20 billion it gives Israel every year and put it into a savings account for the 4.5 million babies born p/yr, every American would receive $8,000-$10,500 upon turning 18 years old. In another option, the US government could give the money away in a lottery and make 15k-20k Americans millionaires every year. Either of these options would provide an incredible boost to the US economy. But the truth is that $15-$20 billion per year is probably just scratching the surface when we look at the cost of America’s relationship with Israel.

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