By the Left Coast Rebel
Stunning. Simply stunning.
I just watched (live) the White House meeting between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanayahu and Barack Obama.
Netanyahu flatly and resolutely told Obama "no" to the 1967 lines. Netanyahu looked tense and firm, blood-shot eyes showed clear fatigue and concern. It's no wonder.
Absolutely historical. I have never seen the leader of a foreign nation, and ally, say "no" to a United States president like this in such a manner. I wonder if it has ever taken place? Can you think of anything that points to how out of league Obama is?
What Netanyahu said is exactly what he should have said and what I would expect our president to say to the leader of another nation; given we were being pushed into a precarious position, against our interests and safety...
Which is exactly what Obama is doing to Israel.
I'll have video up of the meeting when it becomes available.
Updated: Story at CNN.
Washington (CNN) -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday firmly rejected President Barack Obama's call for a return to the borders that existed before the 1967 Middle East war, telling the U.S. leader that such a move is impossible in light of current security concerns and demographic realities.
The two leaders pledged to work together, however, in the pursuit of a comprehensive Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement.
"We don't have a lot of margin for error," Netanyahu said while meeting with Obama at the White House. "I intend to work" with the administration.
Updated: Video of the Lecturer-Professor-President getting lectured by Prime Minister Netanyahu (go to 7:00 on the dial for Netanyahu's statement):
Updated x2: Good writeup and Memeorandum thread at Yid With Lid.