Palestinians Phonebank for Obama

Amanda Carpenter
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Posted: May 13, 2008 2:42 PM
I've got a story up HERE about the news segment Al Jazeera did about young Palestinians who are calling Americans at random to encourage them to vote for Barack Obama.

This is noteworthy, especially given what's happened over the past few days. One of Obama's Middle East advisers, Robert Malley, resigned over the weekend because reporters found he had met with the anti-Israel terrorist group, Hamas. And, Hamas political adviser Ahmed Yousef said Hamas supports Obama in a radio interview on Sunday. 

My weekly newscast covered these ties between Obama and Hamas. It's HERE. In it, I also note Obama has expressed a willingness to meet with enemies of the U.S.-- signaling a diplomacy style similar to former President Jimmy Carter who met with Hamas earlier this year.