Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Obama faces tough choices on Israel-Palestine issue

With the Gaza battle now in its fourth day, President-elect Barack Obama may be forced to deal with yet another major international crisis when he takes office.

The conflict could drag on as neither side shows any signs of wanting to end the fighting. Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said that the aerial attacks on Gaza were "the first of several stages" of an operation to root out Hamas from the area.

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Rough Cut
Nov 05, 2008

On fourth day of Gaza battle, no end in sight
International Herald Tribune - 1 hour ago
By Ethan Bronner and Taghreed El-Khodary JERUSALEM: Israel launched air strikes against Hamas targets in Gaza for a fourth consecutive day on Tuesday as Prime Minister Ehud Olmert called the bombardment "the first of several stages," suggesting that ...
Video: Inside Story - Assault on Gaza continues - 29 Dec 08- Part 1 AlJazeeraEnglish
Israel Rejects Truce, Presses on With Gaza Strikes Washington Post


Obama Defers to Bush, for Now, on Gaza Crisis
New York Times, United States - 9 hours ago
Otherwise, Mr. Obama could try to pressure surrogates to lean on Hamas, including Egypt, which shares a border with Gaza. He can try to build international ...
Video: Israel to fight Hamas to the end RussiaToday
Is Gaza conflict a crisis or an opportunity for Obama? Jewish Telegraphic Agency
News roundup: Gaza, the Super Bowl and Obama USA Today

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