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Sunday, April 19, 2009

Obama to apologize for Israel's existence next?

In Europe, President Obama spent all his time 'apologizing' for non-existent American crimes against the world and bowing to Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah. In Latin America this weekend, it's more of the same, with Obama grabbing photo-ops with the likes of Hugo Chavez and Daniel Ortega, while accepting a narrative in which America has done nothing but wrong with the world, and must atone for its sins. Obama is due in these parts - probably in June or July. Does anyone doubt that he will hop from one Arab capital to the next 'apologizing' for Israel's existence?

Sunday's Haaretz reports that the Obama administration has rejected Prime Minister Netanyahu's insistence that the 'Palestinians' accept Israel as a Jewish state before moving to 'final status' negotiations. That was a demand that even Ehud Olmert and Tzipi Livni made. The effect of Obama's refusal to accept that position means that the US is demanding that the 'Palestinian right of return' - the right to flood whatever is left of the Jewish state after a 'Palestinian' state reichlet is formed with 'Palestinian refugees' - is a matter for negotiation. And so is Israel's continued existence as a Jewish state.

The good news is that this assures that there will never be a 'Palestinian state' with Israel's consent, because nearly all Israelis realize that accepting the 'right of return' means the end of the Jewish state. If anything, there is more consensus on this issue than on our inability to live with a nuclear Iran.

The bad news is that it doesn't mean that the Hopenchange administration will not take further action try to force a 'Palestinian state' on us.

What could go wrong?


At 4:28 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

The Hopenchange administration will try to force the Saudi Plan/Palestinian state upon Israel. G-d will see to it that it will get nowhere. As long as Israel puts her trust in the Lord Of The World - and not in Obama - she will face no harm and will fear no one.

I'm hoping that will be the case... even if Obama ends up "apologizing" for Israel's existence.

At 4:36 PM, Blogger Joe said...

"Nearly all Israelis realize that accepting the 'right of return' means the end of the Jewish state."

I hope this is not true, because it means that nearly all Israelis are as narrow-minded and incapable of seeing a middle ground as you are.

At 4:52 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

Joe, the other side wants to see Israel disappear. I have no idea what "middle ground" you're referring to that Israelis could accept. The Palestinians are not interested in a negotiated settlement or even in statehood. They've made very clear what they want and there is virtually no Jew in Israel who will give that to them. And if that is to be the basis for talks with the Palestinians, they will never happen.


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