A senior Palestinian minister said Thursday that he was pinning his hopes on US presidential candidate Barack Obama, believing he would seal an elusive deal on creating a Palestinian state.My other Obama posts can be seen here, including one from 2005 that recalls then state senator Obama giving a written testimonial for a book honoring rabidly anti-Israel academic Rashid Khalidi - anyone have a copy?
The Palestinian Authority's planning minister Samir Abdullah told reporters on a visit to Tokyo he expected Obama to win the election in November and "look at the Palestinian question and try to do something about it."
"He promised that he will not wait until the end of his term to launch negotiations and he will make it happen from day one. I hope that he will fulfil his promise," he said.
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