Skip to comments.Barack Obama links Israel peace plan to 1967 borders deal
Posted on 11/17/2008 6:22:34 PM PST by bruinbirdman
Barack Obama is to pursue an ambitious peace plan in the Middle East involving the recognition of Israel by the Arab world in exchange for its withdrawal to pre-1967 borders, according to sources close to Americas president-elect.
Obama intends to throw his support behind a 2002 Saudi peace initiative endorsed by the Arab League and backed by Tzipi Livni, the Israeli foreign minister and leader of the ruling Kadima party.
The proposal gives Israel an effective veto on the return of Arab refugees expelled in 1948 while requiring it to restore the Golan Heights to Syria and allow the Palestinians to establish a state capital in east Jerusalem.
On a visit to the Middle East last July, the president-elect said privately it would be crazy for Israel to refuse a deal that could give them peace with the Muslim world, according to a senior Obama adviser.
The Arab peace plan received a boost last week when President Shimon Peres, a Nobel peace laureate and leading Israeli dove, commended the initiative at a Saudi-sponsored United Nations conference in New York.
Peres was loudly applauded for telling King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, who was behind the original initiative: I wish that your voice will become the prevailing voice of the whole region, of all people.
A bipartisan group of senior foreign policy advisers urged Obama to give the Arab plan top priority immediately after his election victory. They included Lee Hamilton, the former co-chairman of the Iraq Study Group, and Zbigniew Brzezinski, a Democrat former national security adviser. Brzezinski will give an address tomorrow at Chatham House, the international relations think tank, in London.
Brent Scowcroft, a Republican former national security adviser, joined in the appeal. He said last week that the Middle East was the most troublesome area in the world
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Would anyone expect less from a Barak Hussein Obama?
This will not work Obummer. They want Israel gone. Appeasement will not work, jackass.
“On a visit to the Middle East last July, the president-elect said privately it would be crazy for Israel to refuse a deal that could give them peace with the Muslim world, according to a senior Obama adviser.”
If Obama thinks that Israel can achieve peace with the Muslim world, he is wet behind the ears and not smart enough to be president. Rather he knows perfectly well that the Islamic world has been moving chess pieces in its strategy to destroy Israel and that moving the financial resources in place to get him elected president has been planned as part of that end game.
Zbigniew Brzezinski, a Democrat former national security adviser, has a career record of screwing Israel going back more than 40 years. Bringing him back as an advisor to a president is not change that anyone but Israel’s enemies can believe in.
Trust me, he does too!
Hurry up. Might as well give him a Nobel Peace Guise today!
Yeah. Israel should jump at the deal since Obama's behind it.
I'm starting to believe that Zero didn't know that everyone around him are whackjobs, America-haters and terrorists, because this idiot says some amazingly stupid things for someone in his position.
Lets think about this. The Isreali's would be crazy to refuse a deal that could give them peace with the Muslim world?
Let me say this so even Obama can understand. When is the last time the muzzies have made a deal or a truce that lasted longer than it took the ink to dry? I'm going with never.
Maybe Barry didn’t know about the 6 day war, he was only six.
“If Israel agrees to them, its completely suicidal.”
That’s the point.
Make an offer that Israel must refuse so they the stick in the mud holding up middle east peace instead of the Arab (who are magically ready to make peace thanks to The One). US media trashes Israel and paves the way for Obama to dump them from the ally list and toss them to the wolves to the applause of the American public.
Come to think of it, Saudi Arabia has no treaty with Israel, do they?
And this fool expects a withdrawl to the pre-1967 borders will mollify the Arabs? He’s more naive than I thought. What next? Tell the Israelis to destroy all their weapons since the Arabs and Pali’s will follow suit immediately?
I did not know that fact, and I am surprised. No wonder Israel is in trouble. Mt Sinai is supposed to be the domicile or residence of Jehovah, and they gave it to Egypt in 1979?
Thnaks for enlightening me on that.