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30 Jun, 2010 06:40

Without US aid, Israeli state would fail – PLO member

“Israel is a regional superpower with solid economy and strong army, but if the American administration decides to stop military, financial, economic and political aid, any Israeli government would fall to its knees.”

That is according to Dr Assad Abdul Rahman who is a member of the executive committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO).

He also said that despite Russia’s peaceful efforts in the Middle East, it looks like Russia’s role in the Peace Quartet is “more or less subordinate to the US, because America is the most active player in the Quartet.”

Despite Israel agreeing to ease the blockade of Gaza after the storming of an aid flotilla, many Palestinians believe the voice of international support is still too quiet, he said.

“We have in Israel now the most extremist, fanatic, expansionist government ever,” Assad Abdul Rahman stated.