“…could be the beginning of the end as we know it for the Jewish state.”
President Obama gave his Middle East speech today and as expected he rebuked Israel and sided with the Palestinians – you know, the people that support terrorists that call for the destruction of Israel and continually launch attacks on crowded Jewish towns. Obama’s solution to that problem is for Israel to recede it’s borders back to where it was before the 1967 war. That suggestion has Israeli PM very angry!
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu was quick on the draw Thursday in voicing clear displeasure with President Barack Obama’s mideast policy speech.
“Israel appreciates President Obama’s commitment to peace,” the response began, curtly. “Israel believes that for peace to endure between Israelis and Palestinians, the viability of a Palestinian state cannot come at the expense of the viability of the one and only Jewish state.”
“That is why Prime Minister Netanyahu expects to hear a reaffirmation from President Obama of U.S. commitments made to Israel in 2004, which were overwhelmingly supported by both Houses of Congress.”
“Among other things,” Netanyahu reminded Obama, “those commitments relate to Israel not having to withdraw to the 1967 lines which are both indefensible and which would leave major Israeli population centers in Judea and Samaria beyond those lines.”
“Those commitments also ensure Israel’s well-being as a Jewish state by making clear that Palestinian refugees will settle in a future Palestinian state rather than in Israel.”
“Without a solution to the Palestinian refugee problem outside the borders of Israel, no territorial concession will bring peace.”
“Equally, the Palestinians, and not just the United States, must recognize Israel as the nation state of the Jewish people, and any peace agreement with them must end all claims against Israel.”
“Prime Minister Netanyahu will make clear that the defense of Israel requires an Israeli military presence along the Jordan River.”
“Prime Minister Netanyahu will also express his disappointment over the Palestinian Authority’s decision to embrace Hamas, a terror organization committed to Israel’s destruction, as well as over Mahmoud Abbas’s recently expressed views which grossly distort history and make clear that Abbas seeks a Palestinian state in order to continue the conflict with Israel rather than end it.”
Next jumps in tea party Rep. Allen West. I do not know a lot about West other than he is creating a lot of buzz with conservatives as a potential candidate in the Republican primary for the presidential nominee. Previous speeches I have seen of his have been very impressive such as the one where he boldly called on women to rise up to the challenge of raising strong men because “it is Spartan women who raise Spartan men.” And then who can forget the (related) video where he shut down a CAIR executive to a standing ovation with the words “don’t try to blow sunshine up my butt…put the microphone down and go home.” Well, here is West again…equally as impressive with crystal clear sincerity on standing up for our principles, standing up for what is right, and standing up for Israel. The video is actually a few months old, but it is a perfect response to Obama’s throwing Israel under the bus. I tried to think of some good excepts to quote, but there are too many. If you have the time to watch it all you will not be disappointed.