Skip to comments.Obama Itinerary Will Highlight Israelís Historic Claims to Disputed Land
Posted on 03/19/2013 2:07:34 AM PDT by Olog-hai
Ten days after President Obamas June 2009 address to the Muslim world in Cairo, Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, in a speech of his own, gently chided him for linking Jewish aspirations for a homeland with persecution and the Holocaust rather than a 3,000-year connection to the land.
Judging from his itinerary, when Obama arrives Wednesday for his first presidential visit to Israel, he hopes to correct the impression that he failed to grasp what drove the Jewish dream to re-establish a state 65 years ago in the biblical land of Israel.
An argument often cited by Israeli critics is that Jews had no legal or historical claim to the land of Israel, but that Europe alleviated its guilt over the Nazi genocide by giving the surviving Jews a homeland, at the expense of Arab inhabitants. (Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas 1982 thesis at a Soviet college, later published in book form, was subtitled The Secret Relationship Between Nazism and Zionism.)
At the same time Palestinian leaders frequently reject Jewish historic claims to the land, disputing for example that King David ruled the kingdom of Israel from Jerusalem 3,000 years ago, or that the Temple built by his son, King Solomon, was located in the city, on the site now home to the al-Aqsa mosque.
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Liberals always muddle up foreign policy. Because they have no principles or scruples and their worldview isn’t reality based. Carter has given us decades of blood soaked trouble out of Iran, would have surrendered to the USSR and world communism if given half a chance, and, not having learned a single thing from these grave errors, went on to certify the election of a dictator who went on to ruin Venezuela.
Which liberal president has ever done right on foreign policy?
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