Obama ‘Clarifies’ 1967 Border Demands

Obama ‘Clarifies’ 1967 Border Demands

Posted by Rick Moran on May 23rd, 2011

In a speech to the American Israeli Political Action Committee (AIPAC) on Sunday morning, President Obama tried to offer some clarification to his remarks on Thursday at the State Department where he stated that “The borders of Israel and Palestine should be based on the 1967 lines with mutually agreed swaps, so that secure and recognized borders are established for both states.”

Stung by an outburst of condemnation and criticism for those remarks – and a stern lecture from Prime Minister Netanyahu after their White House meeting – the president attempted to quell the controversy by reiterating America’s strong support for the state of Israel, and placing his comments on creating a Palestinian state based on the 1967 borders in the context of “mutually agreed swaps” of land that would alter those boundaries substantially.

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By David Horovitz

Analysis: But even the US President’s improved formulations will still leave many Israelis feeling uneasy. President Barack Obama sounded somewhat aggrieved.

He was, he told 10,000 attentive delegates at AIPAC’s annual policy conference in Washington on Sunday morning, a “real friend” of Israel, with the track record to prove it.

Precisely because he and his Administration “understand the challenges Israel faces,” he had made military cooperation a priority, ensured Israel received America’s most advanced technologies, and boosted financing for the Iron Dome missile defense system. Precisely because of his concern for Israel’s security, he had imposed the toughest ever sanctions to try to thwart Iran’s nuclear program, shown “unshakeable opposition” to attempts to chip away at Israel’s legitimacy, stood up for Israel against the Goldstone Report and made plain that the planned Palestinian unilateral UN route to statehood was unacceptable.

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HT: http://hftm.org/blog/?p=1989

John Bolton on the Difference Between Israeli-Palestinian Border and the ’67 Border Lines

John Bolton on the Difference Between Israeli-Palestinian Border and the ’67 Border Lines

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Netanyahu Defends Israel, the Jewish People and America

Netanyahu Defends Israel, the Jewish People and America

President Obama paid a huge price for his surprise attack on the State of Israel in his Thursday “Arab Speech.” Along with abandoning long time American positions, like calling for a return to 1967 lines (which Abba Eban called Auschwitz Lines) that cannot be Israel’s border because Israel is not secure within those lines, Obama showed his contempt for the State of Israel by announcing his dramatic policy shifts just hours before a scheduled meeting with Prime Minister Netanyahu.

Why didn’t he wait to discuss his polices with his ally? Because his policies are designed to be Arab not Israel centric.

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Obama’s False Choice

Obama’s False Choice

By Jonathan Tobin

http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | In his address to AIPAC Sunday morning, President Obama doubled down on the points he made in his speech on Thursday. After a lengthy, and not entirely unjustified defense of his administration’s record of support for Israel’s security, he continued talking down to the Jewish state and its government as if he knew better than they about the situation in the Middle East.

Following the talking points that the administration has been furiously spinning since Thursday, Obama attempted to explain that there was nothing original or new in his attempt to lay down the 1967 lines as the starting point for future talks….

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