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Submitted by trans-parere (Canada), May 5, 2008 at 18:14

Dear Jennifer.

Yes I have and thank you for your consideration. It's one thing to read such material and digest it in relation to the politics of aid. It's another somewhat staggering experience to listen to Jimmy Carter who oversaw the election of HAMAS and is involved personally in brokering communications for an accord between HAMAS, Syria, Israel and the U.S. say quite unabashedly that the amount of aid flowing into the west bank alone this year [2008] is likely to exceed 2.2 billion and that considering that amount of money- a peaceful solution to the "mid-east crisis" and statehood- would be an impediment to that cash flow and Carter himself names Mahmoud Abbas [Fatah] and HAMAS as unlikely to seek any change to the status quo.

On the Jon Stewart Show Jimmy Carter said for the Palestinians statehood would be an unwanted responsibility and severely reduce the flow of international aid.

Talk about a welfare state. Ha! :-)

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