Netanyahu Right as Obama Throws Israel Under the Bus

by: Les Carpenter
Rational Nation USA
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is absolutely correct in his position to stand firm on the pre-1967 border issue. President Obama is dead wrong on this one as he throws our only democratic ally in the Middle East under the bus.

But no doubt the left around the world will find his pro-Pan-Arab, Palestinian sympathies and appeasement attractive. Whether the President's decisions are the result of naivety, or simply that he is ill informed remains to be seen. In any case it is obvious that he does not value the Jewish people.

What a surprise!

From Haaretz:

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu must accept U.S. President Obama's vision for Mideast peace if talks with the Palestinian Authority are to resume, chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat said on Sunday.

Erekat's comments came in response to Israel's rejection of the U.S. president's support of a Palestinian state within 1967 borders, with Netanyahu saying that such a move would make Israel's borders "indefensible."

Erekat: Netanyahu must accept Obama peace guidelines for talks to resume
Chief negotiator Palestinians share the same principles laid out by U.S. President, including 1967 borders as basis for future Palestinian state.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu must accept U.S. President Obama's vision for Mideast peace if talks with the Palestinian Authority are to resume, chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat said on Sunday.

Erekat's comments came in response to Israel's rejection of the U.S. president's support of a Palestinian state within 1967 borders, with Netanyahu saying that such a move would make Israel's borders "indefensible."
Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat

Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat, addressing a Geneva Initiative conference in Tel Aviv on May 16, 2011
Photo by: Mati Milstein

Earlier Sunday, Netanyahu's top security adviser, Yaakov Amidror, reiterated the objection to a return to 1967 borders, saying that those borders would leave "too many Israelis out of Israel."

Speaking to the Kuwaiti news agency KUNA on Sunday, Erekat said that an Israeli acceptance of Obama's guidelines was essential if stalled negotiations were to resume, saying that as far as the Palestinians were concerned peace talks "actually aim at realizing this [Obamas'] objective, the establishment of the independent Palestinian state with these borders, along with swap of territories."

"Now, Erekat said, "we would like to hear from Netanyahu about his stance regarding this principle, declared by President Obama."

As a sign of what he said was Israel's rejection to the principles stated in Obama's speech, Erekat slammed the Israeli decision to approve 1,500 homes in East Jerusalem ahead of his travel to the U.S. last Friday.

Referring to Netanyahu's planned speech before AIPAC, the powerful U.S. pro-Israel lobby, Erekat said: "If Netanyahu continues to reject the theme of establishing two independent states, it will be senseless to continue the talk about peace."

"The recognition of the Palestinian state is a sovereign issue for every state," he added.

Any rational person, and Netanyahu is just that, would take the same position if his adversaries refused to acknowledge his nation's right to exist, and engaged in acts of terror against his land.

Cross posted to Rational Nation USA

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