Obama is no Friend of Israel

by Proof

Obama took another giant step towards making sure our allies are treated worse than our enemies.
Obama Sees ’67 Borders as Starting Point for Peace Deal

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WASHINGTON — President Obama, seeking to capture a moment of epochal change in the Arab world, began a new effort on Thursday to break the stalemate in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, setting out a new starting point for negotiations on the region’s most intractable problem.

...The Israeli government immediately protested, saying that for Israel to return to its pre-1967 borders would leave it “indefensible.” Mr. Netanyahu held an angry phone call with Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Thursday morning before the speech, officials said, in which he demanded that the president’s reference to 1967 borders be cut.

So many things wrong with this. First, it goes against long standing support for defensible borders for Israel. It gives away the high ground of the Golan Heights and bringing virtually all of the country into mortar and rocket range of its enemies.

Second, why 1967? What gives the president of the United States the right to demand what territories a sovereign and democratic state must cede to its neighbors and, truth be told, enemies based on a purely arbitrary determination? The claims of Israel on what has been called the Promised Land go back literally thousands of years. Why 1967?

It is interesting that for many years liberals accused conservatives of wanting to "turn back the clock" on any number of issues. Why does Obama want to "turn back the clock" on Israel? And compared to thousands of years of Israeli history, 44 years is but a tiny fraction. Why not add a couple of decades and take the borders back to the 1947 borders? What's that you say? The modern state of Israel did not come into existence until 1948? Reducing Israel to a country eight miles across will go far in returning Israel to its 1947 borders...

And just for giggles, what if the President of Mexico demanded that the US return to it's pre-1848 borders before it would negotiate any new treaties with us? If Obama can void the Six Day war, why can't Mexico void the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo?

H/T Memeorandum

Cross posted at Proof Positive


  1. Obama and Co. are the enemy of Israel IMO.

  2. Friends, this is a good thing for us. They have miscalculated. Obama got 72% of the Jewish vote in 2008. That number was already down in the low 60s. This will bring that number down way below 50, maybe into the 40s for 2012.

    Hello Florida! This has permanently put the Sunshine State in the GOP column.

    Two other big Jewish population states? Pennsylvania and Michigan.

    And even up in New England it helps; New Hampshire, Maine.

    Ohio somewhat.

    And it erodes Obama's support in heavy Jewish population states like New York and Maryland.

  3. I still, for the life of me, cannot figure out why Obama got the Jewish vote in the first place.
    It was obvious where he stood....Saw this kind of thing coming a long time ago....3 years to be exact.

  4. Proof - Your last sentence is in fact the rational extension of Obama logic applied.

    Obama is one very scary dude.

  5. Teresa, Obama is the enemy of the US too! Problem is, most don't know it...
    The Jewish vote? I guess we might speculate if they are Democrats first and Jews second... Let's hope this is an eye opener for them!

  6. I think, as a political calculation for re-election, it doesn't make much sense.

    One possible scenario: White House internal polling indicates re-election unlikely, so Obama implements pro-Palestinian agenda, knowing he will only be a one term president and has to get it done before 2012.

  7. legal insurrection has a great take on why he is doing this. SPOILER ALERT: its political and self serving!

    if there is one thing i have learned about the supposed palestinians, is that you make one concession for peace and they will abuse it to no end and demand more.

    no, the line was drawn. the israelies are in the right, and will fight tooth and nail to keep their land with or without us intervention.

    long live israel!

  8. This push by Obama doesn't even make sense to me!


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