In its statement, the Washington-based group said:
"We urge President Bush to tell Mr. Olmert that the American people will not support unilateral actions such as settlement land grabs, Apartheid-style walls or denial of basic humanitarian needs that block progress toward a just resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Mr. Olmert should also be told that he cannot expect American taxpayers to continue financing Israel's illegal and counterproductive actions, which impede the peace process."
- CAIR implies to speak for all Americans, which they do not.
- The "land grabs" were taken in a defensive war.
- Apartheid style wall is to keep suicide bombers out.
- Yes, the tax dollars should continue to support terrorist on the other side of the wall.
- I believe the palestinians inability to recognize the state of Israel is the real impediment to the peace process.
It is in our nation's interest to recognize that the issue of Palestine is a core concern of Muslims worldwide and that our past one-sided approach to the conflict has only served to damage America's image in the international arena."
- The one-sided approach? What do you call the Oslo and Camp David accords?
- Freedom and justice are incompatible with islam, if not, point me to a democratic muslim country.
"As a start, President Bush should lift the current siege imposed on ordinary Palestinians by the withdrawal of humanitarian aid and American officials should begin talking with the elected representatives of the Palestinian people."
- The U.S. will establish a dialogue with hamas when they recognize Israel and eliminate the attacks.
"If we truly seek to promote democracy in the Muslim world, we should respect the results of elections and not starve those who exercise their democratic rights."
- The democratically elected officials need to cease production of suicide bombers, if not, the palestinians must live with the consequences.