But Obama was not the first president to make Israeli settlements such a point of contention. Former president George H. Bush, who died Friday night, went much further than him, in fact. Bush, who was president from to , forever changed American politics when he exerted his power to curtail the settlement enterprise and faced a vehement backlash. He made clear the cost of an American president waging a political fight against the vast coalition of pro-Israel lobbying groups. But in September , Bush said that the United States would not issue those guarantees until prime minister Yitzhak Shamir agreed to those demands.
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Politicians on both sides of the aisle — along with foreign leaders, including Russian President Vladimir Putin — are mourning the late Friday night passing of former President George H. President Trump, who has been publicly critical of the Bush family, tweeted that Bush "led a long, successful and beautiful life. Whenever I was with him I saw his absolute joy for life and true pride in his family. President Trump and first lady Melania Trump said in a statement that Bush's "example lives on, and will continue to stir future Americans to pursue a greater cause. He was a truly wonderful man and will be missed by all!
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By Lisa de Moraes. No kumbaya moment at the National Cathedral in D. Bush , who died Friday.
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