Monday, June 20, 2011

Consensus Now on Obama's Abandonment of Israel

Hat tip: Republican Jewish Coalition; Jonathan S TobinBarry Rubin;
Caroline Glick; Eli Lake; James Lewis

If you look at articles the last week to ten days, there is building a consensus from experts on Israel and the Middle East that president Barack Obama has abandoned Israel in his quest for a Palestinian state at all costs, virtually taking the Palestinian position.   You can either believe these great, knowledgeable friends of Israel or believe the leftists from the anti Israel J-Street, the Democrats who do support Israel but support their liberal Democrat ideology more, and or the Jewish community that is agnostic on Israel. [I actually can appreciate, even if I disagree, with the agnostics more as they are not enemies of Israel, but just believe it should not be an issue in an American election.]    If you are a Jewish American and have not been convinced yet that this president is not a friend of Israel, than keep on drinking that Obama Kool Aid, as you just aren't convinceable.
From: Commentary Magazine: Obama's Not Done Hammering Israel on '67 Borders:Jonathan S. Tobin 06.12.2011 - 9:03 AM
While President Obama’s apologists have been busy trying to spin his ambush of Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu last month as not a sign of his hostility to the Jewish state, the administration spent the past week attempting to hammer Israel into submission on the question of the 1967 lines. As Eli Lake reported in the Washington Times on Friday, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton renewed the demand that was the highlight of Obama’s May 26 Middle East policy speech: that Israel accept the 1967 lines as the starting point for future Middle East peace negotiations.

As posted on this blog from: Barry Rubin's: Obama's Ludicrous Proposal to Israel:  [June 15, 2011]
To avoid the PA declaring unilateral independence without making any concessions, Obama wants Israel to accept what amounts to the PA getting independence without making any concessions! But it won’t be unilateral, right? Obama’s plan is for Israel to negotiate, turn over the all of the West Bank to the PA as soon as possible and then negotiate on all the issues with a PA-led state. Of course, that means Israel would give up all of its bargaining chips at the beginning of the negotiation

From: Caroline Glick:  [June 17, 2011]
US President Barack Obama is intensifying his pressure on Israel to agree to the now-powerless Fatah's preconditions for negotiating. Indeed, he has adopted Fatah's preconditions as his own. Obama is demanding that Israel agree to surrender its right to defensible borders by insisting that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu accept the pre-1967 boundaries - that is the 1949 armistice lines - as the starting point for future negotiations.

From: Eli Lake of the Washington Times: [June 12, 2011]
The White House is pressing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to publicly adopt President Obama’s view that Israel’s pre-1967 borders should be the basis for future peace talks. A senior administration official Friday told American Jewish leaders that the request for Israel to endorse the president’s peace principles was part of an effort to head off Palestinian plans to declare an independent state at the United Nations in September.

From: James Lewis in: the American Thinker: Barack O'Bully Wants to End Israel  [June 16, 2011]
Obama just demanded that seven million Jews in Israel abandon their homes to live inside the cease-fire lines of their War of Independence. Those cease-fire lines are not borders, and were never meant to be borders. They are so weirdly drawn that Israel becomes nine miles wide at the waist. For Israel to withdraw to those lines is to "commit suicide" as a nation...

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