How many U.S. presidents does Israel have to meet with to convince America that Israel knows what's best for their own security?
Rebirth (the novel) shows that the Jews have been initiating peace meetings with Arabs long before they were a nation in 1948. And when the anticipated goal of becoming a nation became evident with the British announcement of leaving Palestine in May of 1948, the Arabs began making excuses to avoid showing up to the peace meetings. In my research, I couldn't find any Arabs trying to arrange peace meetings with Jews––it had always been one sided.
Doesn't Obama get this? What part of "death to Israel" does he not understand?
After President Obama and Prime Minister Netanyahu of Israel met on Friday, President Obama said: "Obviously there are some differences between us in the precise formulations and language, and that's going to happen between friends. But what we are in complete accord about is that a true peace can only occur if the ultimate resolution allows Israel to defend itself against threats, and that Israel's security will remain paramount in U.S. evaluations of any prospective peace deal."
So is Obama admitting to a blundered peace plan when he announced Israel should return it's pre - 1967 boarders?
"It is very difficult for Israel to be expected to negotiate in a serious way with a party that refuses to acknowledge its right to exist. And so for that reason I think the Palestinians are going to have to answer some very difficult questions about this agreement that's been made between Fatah and Hamas. Hamas has been and is an organization that has resorted to terror; that has refused to acknowledge Israel's rights to exist. It is not a partner for a significant, realistic peace process."
Prime Minister Netanyahu said: "We value your efforts to advance the peace process....Israel wants peace. I want peace. What we all want is a peace that will be genuine, that will hold." "While Israel is prepared to make generous compromises for peace, it cannot go back to the 1967 lines - because these lines are indefensible; because they don't take into account certain changes that have taken place on the ground, demographic changes that have taken place over the last 44 years."
"Remember that, before 1967, Israel was all of nine miles wide. It was half the width of the Washington Beltway. And these were not the boundaries of peace; they were the boundaries of repeated wars, because the attack on Israel was so attractive....And we're going to have to have a long-term military presence along the Jordan [River]." (White House)
Bottom portion originally posted by Israel Alert.