The Gateway Pundit blog is reporting that “the LA Times is holding a video that shows Senator Barack Obama celebrating with a group of Palestinians who are openly hostile towards Israel. Barack Obama even gives a toast to a former PLO operative at this celebration. If the American public saw this side of Barack Obama he would never be elected president. But, the media refuses to release this video.”
According to LA Times writer Peter Wallsten, Barack Obama hasÂ a close association with former Palestinian operative Rashid Khalidi. Wallsten has discussed a dinner held back in 2003 in honor of Khalidi, a critic of Israel and advocate for Palestinian rights. According to Wallsten, the evening not surprisingly turned into a classic “Jew-bash”.
Â “During the dinner a young Palestinian American recited a poem accusing the Israeli government of terrorism in its treatment of Palestinians and sharply criticizing U.S. support of Israel. If Palestinians cannot secure their own land, she said, “then you will never see a day of peace.”
One speaker likened “Zionist settlers on the West Bank” to Osama bin Laden, saying both had been “blinded by ideology.”
Wallsten also reported that Obama made the following remarks at the dinner -
“Barack Obama also praised the former PLO operative during the event.
And, Obama confessed that his family often shared dinner with the Khalidis:
His many talks with the Khalidis, Obama said, had been ‘consistent reminders to me of my own blind spots and my own biases… It’s for that reason that I’m hoping that, for many years to come, we continue that conversation — a conversation that is necessary not just around Mona and Rashid’s dinner table,” but around “this entire world.’ “
This is but one area of many thatÂ are a major question marks about Senator Barack Obama because the MSM has declined toÂ fully reportÂ them.