Skip to comments.Bush: Israel must cease 'occupation' of Arab land
Posted on 01/10/2008 8:21:54 AM PST by truthandlife
President Bush, summing up meetings with both sides in the Israeli-Palestinian dispute, said today that a peace accord will require "painful political concessions" by each. Resolving the status of Jerusalem will be hard, he said, and he called for the end of the "occupation" of Arab land by the Israeli military.
"Now is the time to make difficult choices," Bush said after a first-ever visit to the Palestinian territories, which followed separate meetings with Israeli leaders in Jerusalem the day before.
Bush is in the Mideast for eight days, trying to bolster his goal of achieving a long-elusive peace agreement by the end of his presidency in a year. Speaking at his hotel in Jerusalem, he said again that he thinks that is possible.
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Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, right, shows the way to President Bush upon his arrival today at Abbas's headquarters in the West Bank city of Ramallah.
"I will make you into a great nation and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you." (Genesis 12:2-3)
Bush disgusts me.
More Israeli concessions in return for Palestinian promises.
Every struggling president always tries to “fix the Palestinian problem” before leaving in an effort to vindicate their legacy.
He shoulda stayed stateside. The US meddling in Israeli affairs over the last few years has caused nothing but trouble for them.
Bush ought to read a few history books before making such idiotic statements.
What has happened to this man? And why is it every American President, in their last year in office, always tries to broker peace in Israel?
BUSH IS CLUELESS........ Proof below...
“President Bush announced his intention to push a Mideast treaty between Israel and the Palestinians even as he admitted that the Palestinian side has not met a single one of its prior obligations under the ‘Road Map’!
While standing side-by-side with Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, Bush acknowledged that Hamas was dedicated to Israel’s destruction, that Hamas was in control of Gaza, and that Hamas was elected in a democratic election.
The next day, while standing beside Mahmoud Abbas, who has no control over Gaza, no control over Hamas, has made no effort to disarm Hamas, as Palestinian rockets still rain down on Israel Bush called on Israel to fulfill it’s obligations under the Road Map, suggesting that tactic might “encourage the Palestinians to do the same.”
Fawzi Barhoum, a Hamas spokesman in Gaza, quickly dismissed Bush and Abbas’ hopeful comments.
“This meeting was for public relations only, it was an empty meeting without results, only more dreams and waste of time,” the Hamas spokesman said.”
No it ain’t! Jerusalem is ALL Israel’s!
I truly believe he is a basically good and God fearing man but he doesn't know his bible very well and he doesn't understand the history of Israel since it became a state.
The "Palestinian" land he claims Israel "must cease occupation of" was won fair and square during the 6 Day War in which every surrounding Arab nation attacked Israel -- NOT THE OTHER WAY AROUND!
Go home, President Bush and stay out of what is no concern of yours as you obviously have no sense of history.
Woe unto America. We’re in big trouble. This is a shameful thing that Bush has done! He has sinned against Almighty God! America is going down!
A President in “Legacy Mode” is a very dangerous thing.
Palestinian “concession” = “OK, we’ll only blow up one bus a month in Jerusalem instead of two.”
Israel should unify Jerusalem, re-occupy Gaza and the Golan, and evict the Palestinians who won’t peacefully assimilate. It’s time for them to end this once and for all before one of the Muslim powers arrayed against them gets their hands on a nuke.
Haman, er, President Bush, is a moron.
What a disappointment! Whiskey Tango Foxgtrot! Does anyone remember how Klinton tried this crap 8 years ago and all it led to was the Intifada?
“W” is a goofball, one who I voted for twice. He is a Rockefeller Republican.
Meanwhile the elected leader of Israel wants to give the arabs Jerusalem itself, nothing to see hear move on now
Well, the good news is, Bush’s term is almost up.
President Bush is going to be a tough act to follow.
Very, very disappointing. Desperation for Legacy.
Hey wise up George, the Arab nations had one goal in every one of their wars, which was the extinction of Israel, as it turned out, Israel kicked their asses, and occupied territory as the ‘spoils of war’.
If the Arab nations had wiped out Israel, would you now be calling for them to vacate what used to be called Israel, as ‘Arab occupied land’?
[crickets all the way to Crawford Texas chirping]
No, I didn’t think so.
What’s next Mr. President, you going to suggest that America surrender all that ‘occupied land’ we seized from Mexico?
I like seeing Hamas salute the American President, just hope he is telling the Israeli’s to carpet bomb at first show of hostility.
Maybe President Bush should give the Black Hills back to the Sioux Nation. The Supreme Court ruled 27 years ago that they are the rightful owners.
If The Israelis are stupid enough to dismember their nation to please a lame-duck American President, they deserve whatever happens to them.
Why is our President trying to “kick against the pricks”? For the meaning see Acts 26:14
They are Fatah. Hamas is in charge in Gaza. The Fatah are acting “buddy-buddy” with us now. Not saying that there is a real difference between those two flavors of terrorists, though.
Paraphrasing ElMort yesterday...
“We have been bombarded daily from Gaza by rocket attack after rocket attack... ...we may never have this chance at peace again.”
You just have to shake your head and wonder what the hell these folks are thinking. What basis for peace is there when the Palestinians don’t keep their promises, continue to try to kill Israelis indescriminantly, and make no bones about the fact that they demand Jerusalem.
It’s kinda like obituaries of famous people; the major news outlets pre-write them and periodically update them, only in the case of an exiting president, his ghostwriters are already busy on his post-presidential N.Y. Times best seller and only Jimmy Carter came close to “success,” got his book though, along with the Nobel.
And the horizon does not seem to promise any great leaders in our near future.
Take a hike, Bush.
Bring Rice with you, too.
You know, when I first saw the bumper stickers referencing 1/20/2009 (as in, when Bush will be out of office), it bothered me. These days, I’m tempted to get one myself.
Sounds like he's setting Israel up to get the big knife in the back from Hil-liar-y or B. Hussein Obama in '09.
Be careful what you say there. Parody has a way of becoming reality in this strange new world.
Sort of, he’s letting them come back and take it a piece at a time.
If we abandon Israel, God will abandon us.
It is written.
BLOAT, lock & load and pray often!
Remember that this is the man who carried out the murders of American diplomats in Khartoum in 1973. He was Yasser Arafat's right-hand man and partner in terror. And now Bush is doing his bidding.
Call for the end of the “welfare” of Arab land by the American Tax Payers..
"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus
Know that in 1997 the volume of calls to DOD got Sara Lister to leave. Think Harriet Myers and Immigration.
The clear voice of reason relies on individuals, never on government or media.
How can a good, otherwise god fearing man such as President Bush be so utterly clueless on this issue?!
>Whats next Mr. President, you going to suggest that America surrender all that occupied land we seized from Mexico?<
It’s possible. Heaven knows we can’t offend Mexico for the sake of a few meaningless things like our sovereignty, future and national security.
The bad news, is his successor is going to be even worse.
Bush continues his Nutty Liberal Globalist legacy.
This pretty much means the WOT is over. Bush is now on the side of the terrorists.
There will never be Middle East peace until the Islamics are dealt with strongly. You will never have Mid East peace if you continue to believe the fallacy “Islam is a religion of peace”
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