A new survey shows that most Palestinians believe that US President Barack Obama’s policies support Israeli interests rather than those of the Palestinians.
The poll, conducted by the German organization Konrad Adenauer, revealed that 88 percent of Palestinian respondents believe that the US president is heavily biased towards the Israeli regime compared to Palestinians while 8 percent believe the opposite. Four percent said they had no idea.
A total of 1,500 people took part in the phone survey, which was conducted between August 19 and 21.
The findings of the survey, which was conducted nearly one month ahead of the Palestinian bid for the creation of an independent state at the UN, contradict Obama’s efforts to portray himself as a moderate president trying to end the decades-long Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
It is widely believed that adopting an unfair stance towards the expansion of illegal Jewish settlements on occupied Palestinian lands, ignoring the mass violation of Palestinian rights by Israel and threatening to veto the Palestinian UN bid are all examples proving that Obama, like other US chief executives, has close relations with pro-Israeli and US-based Zionist organizations and is biased in favor of Israel.
Acting Palestinian Authority Chief Mahmoud Abbas is scheduled to attend the United Nations General Assembly summit of world leaders starting September 20 to seek UN membership. Israel and the US strongly oppose the move.
That future Palestinian state would include the West Bank and Gaza, with East al-Quds (Jerusalem) as its capital.
Washington has already said it would veto any such bid to the UN Security Council (UNSC).
However, if the effort is blocked at the UNSC, the Palestinians say they will turn to the General Assembly, where they are expected to easily win the votes to upgrade representation from observer body to non-member state.