Thursday, May 19, 2011

Not gonna happen: Obama calls for Israel to retreat to pre-1967 borders

In a speech to the Arab world--even though he's not president of the United Arab States, President Obama called for Israel to retreat to its pre-1967 borders. From a security standpoint, it's analogous to the United States surrendering California to Japan in 1941. Does anyone think a West Bank Palestine is destined to be a peaceful state like Denmark?

After all, the Gaza Strip turned into a terror enclave almost immediately after the Palestinians took over.

Obama's meeting tomorrow with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Benjamin Netanyahu will be interesting. Already he has derided Obama's proposal, saying it would leave Israel "indefensible."

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1 comment:

Craft For Cash said...

This may get me in trouble with people who otherwise would ordinarily agree with me, but:
I’ll sign off on the Palestinian state (something that’s taken me a while to come around to) and I’ll sign off on the ’67 borders with some exceptions — not for large settlements of right-wing extremists, but if there are a few little bumps on the map here and there that would make Israel more militarily defensible. I would hope to see those as last-minute inclusions in the negotiating process.
Assuming there is going to be a negotiating process, of course.