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Obama bullies Israel; so much for promises at AIPAC
washington post ^ | 6/12/2011 | By Jennifer Rubin

Posted on 06/13/2011 3:58:02 AM PDT by tobyhill

Since the president’s Arab Spring speech, friends of Israel have been nervous about at least two issues: the promise Israel would not have to sit down with those who seek its destruction and the negotiations based on the “1967 borders with land swaps.” This weekend it became apparent that there is much to worry about and that the Obama administration has been playing a game usually practiced by the Palestinians, namely telling its domestic audience one thing and the negotiating parties something different.

The trouble for the administration began on Friday afternoon when Eli Lake published a story for the Washington Times.

Lake reported:

The White House is pressing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to publicly adopt President Obama’s view that Israel’s pre-1967 border should be the basis for future peace talks.

The Obama White House appealed to Jewish leaders on Friday that the request of Israel was part of an effort to head off Palestinian plans to declare an independent state at the United Nations in September.

The request of Mr. Netanyahu was made Monday to the prime minister’s top peace negotiator, Yitzhak Molcho, at a meeting with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at the National Security Council, according to an Israeli diplomat based in Jerusalem.

Lake also wrote:

Steven Simon, the new White House National Security Council senior director for the Middle East and North Africa, told representatives of the Jewish Community Friday during a conference call that the White House was looking to get both the Palestinian Authority and the Israeli government to adopt Mr. Obama’s “principles as a basis for negotiation,” according to a recording of the call played for the Washington Times.

Mr. Obama’s position is “the borders of Israel and Palestine should be based on the 1967 lines with mutually agreed swaps.”

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


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1 posted on 06/13/2011 3:58:13 AM PDT by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

The only thing surprising is that the story was actually printed in the Washington Post.


2 posted on 06/13/2011 4:04:21 AM PDT by FR_addict
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To: tobyhill

I hope America and Israel can survive until 2012, and that we can have honest elections. The ‘I won’ has to go.


3 posted on 06/13/2011 4:05:43 AM PDT by mathluv ( Conservative first and foremost, republican second - GO SARAHCUDA!!!!)
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To: tobyhill

I hope the voters that support Israel wake up to this instead of listen to his lip service..actions speak louder then words


4 posted on 06/13/2011 4:12:28 AM PDT by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: tobyhill

Liar like a muslim and a croock together !
That’s what is obHamas !

Don’t miss him, like McCain did, next time .
He must be called as he deserves


5 posted on 06/13/2011 4:12:51 AM PDT by Ulysse
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To: tobyhill

6 posted on 06/13/2011 4:14:04 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Nothing surpasses the complexity of the human mind. - Leto II: Dar-es-Balat)
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To: tobyhill

Arab Spring???? How about calling it what it is - Muzzie terrorist thug uprisings - aided and abetted by the Muzzie Mickey from Nairobi. Among the lot, the ‘Arab Spring’ in Egypt must be having the worst consequences for us and Israel - otherwise how to explain the total lack of coverage from that front?


7 posted on 06/13/2011 4:18:54 AM PDT by Bedford Forrest (Roger, Contact, Judy, Out. Fox One. Splash one.<I>)
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To: tobyhill

How would these “swaps” work? Would they be 1 for 1, or would it be possible for a bigger area to be swapped for a smaller area?

I wonder if Obama’s ultimate goal here is to give Jerusalem to the Palestinians. That’s based on nothing except that I could imagine Obama taking Jerusalem from the Judeo-Christian world and handing it to the Muslim world out of a sense of cosmic justice mixed with pure spite. The “swap” might be Jerusalem for defensible borders. I don’t think Obama wants Israel to cease to exist. I think he wants it to exist with its heart torn out.


8 posted on 06/13/2011 4:22:01 AM PDT by Yardstick
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To: tobyhill

When the political winds turn ugly, barak will stand with islam. One of the few times he told the truth and is sticking with it.

but he’s not a muslim.


9 posted on 06/13/2011 4:24:04 AM PDT by Texas resident (Hunkered Down)
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To: tobyhill

“....the White House was looking to get both the Palestinian Authority and the Israeli government to adopt Mr. Obama’s “principles as a basis for negotiation,” ...”

This arrogant little man has no principles.


10 posted on 06/13/2011 4:26:12 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: tobyhill

I saw a comment to a similar article where the poster wrote, “The USA should go back to 1959 borders so Hawaii isn’t a state.”


11 posted on 06/13/2011 4:39:39 AM PDT by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: FR_addict

It’s very surprising indeed.


12 posted on 06/13/2011 4:55:17 AM PDT by newzjunkey (GOP Debate Tonight CNN 8/5pm: Bachmann, Cain, Mitt, Newt, Paul, TPaw, Santorum)
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To: FR_addict

Jennifer Rubin is the voice from the Right permitted by the WaPo. She is very good, and this article deserves wide dissemination. This administration effort to use the 67 boundaries of Israel as a starting point for negotiations is bound to create a firestorm in the Jewish community.


13 posted on 06/13/2011 5:13:28 AM PDT by Melchior
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To: tobyhill

Obama’s pique at having been lectured by Netanyahu.


14 posted on 06/13/2011 5:53:45 AM PDT by popdonnelly (Democrats = authoritarian socialists)
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To: Diogenesis

Americas current “Cold War” is against Islam.

The problem is that the elected officials do NOT want us to protest or argue about accepting Islam into the infrastructures.

This is our “Behind every blade of grass” moment.


15 posted on 06/13/2011 5:57:13 AM PDT by Eye of Unk (2012, NO MORE LIES!)
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To: tobyhill

Nice catch, excellent article.

Very surprising it came from WashPost.


16 posted on 06/13/2011 6:15:49 AM PDT by Mrs.Z
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To: tobyhill

“The Obama White House appealed to Jewish leaders on Friday that the request of Israel was part of an effort to head off Palestinian plans to declare an independent state at the United Nations in September...”

This is ridiculous. All the US has to do is veto the deal. Obama just wants to vote ‘present’.

ACT LIKE A MAN OBAMA!


17 posted on 06/13/2011 7:02:15 AM PDT by penelopesire (Let The Congressional Hearings Begin!)
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