In Obama's quest to prove his Muslim bona fides, he is squeezing the Jews out of Israel.
Who the hell is he to tell the Jews to stop living in Judea and Samaria, or where they can or cannot live in Israel? Where does this pretender/impostor get off? I couldn't help but notice the decidedly different tone B. Hussein took with his brother Abbas yesterday. Not once did O make eye contact with Netanyahu during their press conference with him. It was cold, stiff, uncomfortable. Not so with that bloody terrorist Abbas, hatchet man for terror-master AIDS riddled pedophile Yasser Arafat.
Meanwhile, according to Jackson Riehl over at the Washington Post, Abbas passed on a "West Bank state".
Abbas acknowledged that Olmert had shown him a map proposing a Palestinian state on 97 percent of the West Bank — though he complained that the Israeli leader refused to give him a copy of the plan. He confirmed that Olmert “accepted the principle” of the “right of return” of Palestinian refugees — something no previous Israeli prime minister had done — and offered to resettle thousands in Israel. In all, Olmert’s peace offer was more generous to the Palestinians than either that of Bush or Bill Clinton; it’s almost impossible to imagine Obama, or any Israeli government, going further.
Abbas turned it down. “The gaps were wide,” he said.
This is all so disgusting. That loser in the White House is going to score with his Muslim brothers by delivering the Jews? Not so fast, Zero.
Israel, take back your sovereignty! We stand with you :)
"The official said that the basis of the Obama White House's resolve is the conviction that it is in the United States' as well as Israel's interest to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict."
Does it not ever occur to anyone in the Obama White House that however much it might be in the interests of the United States and Israel to "end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict," it may not be within the power of the United States or Israel to "end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict"? The Obama White House seems to be unshakably committed to the proposition that the Palestinians are just passive reactors to Israeli aggression, and that peace will come as soon as the Israelis decide to get on with it.
The Obama White House does not ever seem to consider the proposition that the Palestinians might fight on until they achieve the total destruction of Israel, and that the jihad doctrine of Islamic supremacism mandates that they pursue no other course.
Quotes from "Netanyahu: 'What the hell do they want from me?,'" from Foreign Policy, May 28.
UPDATE: Lid wrote here:
Here's the real problem for the Jewish State, in past when Israel has faced problems with a sitting President they have taken their appeal to Congress. But this congress is not likely to go to bat for Israel for two reasons, President Obama is very popular and they are not likely to fight him on this issue especially when you consider that research and anecdotal evidence show the Democratic Party voter is no longer pro-Israel.
So Israel is left with a White House that will continue to pressure her toward one-sided concessions and a Congress that doesn't have the political chops to stand up to the President.
The question is will Netanyahu stand up to Obama? That is still unknown. On one hand the composition of his coalition will demand that he does, but on the other hand one of the major reasons he was voted out of office in 1999 was his poor relationship with Bill Clinton. In fact, Bill Clinton sent James Carville to Israel to help Ehud Barak take the Prime Minister position away from Netanyahu.
Where all this will lead is unknown. What Is known is the era of "good feelings" between an Israel Prime Minister and a US President is ending. And all the worries that many of us had about Obama and the Jewish State, are about to become true.
UPDATE: 30 years later, the "moderate" "Palestinian" vision is the same Dr. Andrew Bostom
UPDATE: "Government sources said the administration has held up Israel's request for the AH-64D Apache Longbow attack helicopter. The sources said the request was undergoing an interagency review to determine whether additional Longbow helicopters would threaten Palestinian civilians in the Gaza Strip." (more here) hat tip Spunder