Skip to comments.'Obama doesn't understand the Middle East'
Posted on 09/06/2012 12:31:08 PM PDT by doug from upland
The fallout from the news that the 2012 Democratic party platform refuses to acknowledge Jerusalem as Israel's capital continued on Wednesday, with figures from across the Israeli political spectrum weighing in.
In particular, Knesset speaker Reuvan Rivlin called the news "more worrying than the argument over Iran. The change may have far-reaching consequences." He also said that Obama seemed not to understand the conditions of the Middle East, in which "A united Jerusalem will help bring peace and stability."
Jerusalem's mayor, Nir Barkat, was dismissive of the Democrat's position, saying "The fact that Jerusalem is the capital of the State of Israel is not a subject for debate, and its status is not affected by foreign political platforms or elections."
Far-Right MK Uri Ariel was far less sanguine on the subject and said that "finally, Obama's true face is revealed."
MK Zahava Gal-On, of the Leftist Meretz party, also denounced the lack of recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, but blamed the problem partially on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
"Were paying a heavy price for the governments rejectionist policy," she said, "and thats the real problem."
‘Obama doesn’t understand the Middle East’, no suprise there, he doesn’t understand America.
What’s worse, is that the thinks he does.
He understands it fine...from a jihadi point of view.
America loses it's Constitution and it's free-market, capitalist Republic and Obama calls it 'CHANGE'; Evil bastard!
‘Obama doesn’t understand the Middle East’
Add it to the list of things Sparky the skid mark doesn’t understand...
he understands just fine. He wants MB to run it.
Are any of the usual suspects going to come to this thread and tell us again that there is no difference between Obama and Romney. Yes, I didn’t want him; he is a RINO through and through. But he is right on Israel. I hope we can push him right on other issues.
Will I be excoriated for noting that the Middle East has been in turmoil since the dawn of recorded history?
Middle Easterners themselves seem not to understand the Middle East.