Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu today rejected the key proposal in President Obama’s Thursday address on the Middle East, stating unequivocally that Israel will not return to the 1967 borders. Netanyahu, in deeply personal remarks made in the Oval Office after the two leaders met, called the borders indefensible and said they had created the temptation for past attacks. While Israel is prepared to make generous
President Obama’s remarks Thursday on the Middle East sounded just about as naive and hypocritical as the blather George W. Bush used to offer up. That’s because Obama has embraced Bush’s bloated and inconsistent Middle East “democracy agenda,” which comes down to this: We will support democracy and freedom in the Middle East, unless we won’t. This is why people hate us. At least, with
Not saying this represents mainstream Palestinian opinion. But I do remember the celebrations on the West Bank after 9/11. And I do think it’s the leading edge of what Israel has to deal with. Thanks to one of our readers, Shofar, for providing this.
President Obama called for Israeli-Palestinian negotiations to be based on the 1967 borders, spurring criticism from Israel as Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu get set to meet today. Republicans said Obama had undermined Israel. Jewish donors warned Obama that his stance on Israel could dry up funds. Arabs listening to the president’s call for freedom wonder where he’s been. The single biggest piece of