Obama gets taken to the political woodshed.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rebuffed President Obama today over using the 1967 Israeli-Palestinian borders as a basis for a peace agreement.
Speaking after an Oval Office meeting that went nearly two hours longer than scheduled, Netanyahu said any deal “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.”
Between 1948 and 1967, Netanyahu said, “These were not the boundaries of peace. They were the boundaries of repeated wars.”
His comments represented a setback for Obama, who proposed in a speech Thursday that Israeli-Palestinian peace talks resume with the 1967 lines — plus agreed-upon “swaps” — forming the basis for a deal. Less than 24 hours later, the leader of Israel had rejected the U.S. president’s proposal.
“Obviously, there are some differences between us in the precise formulations and language,” Obama said. “That’s going to happen between friends.”
Netanyahu told reporters after nearly 2 1/2 hours of private talks that Obama’s vision wouldn’t create a lasting peace.
“Peace based on illusions will crash eventually on the rocks of Middle Eastern reality,” he said.
While Obama’s proposal left out two key issues — the status of Jerusalem and what to do about Palestinian refugees who want to settle in Israel — Netanyahu made clear the latter is a non-starter.
“It’s not going to happen. Everybody knows it’s not going to happen,” he said. While the refugees need a place to live, he said, “It’s not going to be resolved within the Jewish state.”
“That’s going to happen between friends.”…..Except that Obama has a strange fucking interpretation of “friends”. His propensity to kiss up to our enemies and screw our friends is a staple of his foreign policy. Placating Islamofascist nation-states will not bring about ‘peace’; a fact that escapes Obama’s limited intellect.
Israel is THE ONLY true ally we have in the Middle East. Period. I don’t base my reasons on religion, but political and historical fact.
Netanyahu had every right to tell Obama not only “NO”, but “HELL NO”.