Saturday, November 15, 2008

Obama Wants Israel to Recede to 1967 Borders

I just saw an article in The Times. It looks like Obama has it in for Israel. (

It appears that President-elect Obama backs the so-called Saudi Peace Initiative that was first proposed in 2002. Israel would have to recede to its 1967 borders in exchange for recognition in the Arab world. The Arabs would also drop any refugee claims. Israel would have to return the Golan Heights to Syria, a Palestinian state would be established with East Jerusalem as its capital. No wonder Obama withdrew his "undivided Jerusalem" remark.

When Obama met with Mahmoud Abbas last July he told the Palestinian Authority President, "The Israelis would be crazy not to accept this initiative. It would give them peace with the Muslim world from Indonesia to Morrocco."

Did Israel get peace when it unilaterally withdrew from Lebanon in 2000? Did Israel get peace when it unilaterally withdrew from Gaza?

What makes Obama think Israel will have peace if it accepts the so-called Saudi peace plan?

Of course, Kadima leader Tzipi Livni supports the Saudi peace plan as does Israeli President Shimon Peres. If the Israelis elect Livni in February there's not much I can say. I don't like it but they live there and I don't. If Israelis want the Saudi peace plan then that's their choice.

But what if Israelis see the so called Saudi Peace Initiative as a bill of goods and elect Bibi Netanyahu? That would throw a monkey wrench into the mix. No doubt Obama would then try to blame all ills in the Middle East on Netanyahu as would his sychophants in the liberal media.

From where I sit this so called Saudi Peace Initiative is a suicide note for Israel. Obama's endorsement of this plan means he wants Israel to drink the hemlock.

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