Excerpted from a Press TV interview with US congressman Ron Paul, House representative of the 14th district of Texas:
Press TV: Do you think with the incoming administration we will see a difference in policies toward the Israeli-Palestinian conflict? Do you think Hamas could be part of the solution?
Paul: I don't expect any significant changes there. I think [President Obama’s] not going to be more sympathetic toward the Palestinians. He may pay lip service to it, but if it's something that Israel doesn't endorse, it's not going to happen.
... I don't think there is such a thing as an independent Israel doing anything, because I think no matter what they do it’s our money, it’s our weapons, and they’re not going to do it without us approving it and if they get into trouble we're going to bail them out, so there is no separation between the two. …