WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama defended his endorsement of Israel's 1967 boundaries as the basis for a future Palestine, telling America's pro-Israel lobby Sunday that his views reflected longstanding U.S. policy that needed to be stated clearly.This is utterly ridiculous and unfair that Israel is the one given the responsibility for peace when it is and always has been the intransigent Arab nations that make peace impossible -- because they don't WANT peace, they want Israel GONE. Previous administrations have held policies just as unfair -- Road to Peace Plan etc.
He also said the Jewish state will face growing isolation without "a credible peace process."
Israel more than fairly won her post-1967 borders in a battle against Arab aggressors in which she was the underdog. Why should she give them back? Everything Israel has done has been defensive, everything the Palestinians and Arab states have done has been aggressive against Israel. What kind of malicious insanity keeps making these decisions?
Every time a peace plan has been prepared the Palestinians have refused it, but Israel has always wrongly been held responsible. There could have been a Palestinian state in the region years ago except for Palestinian objections. It's the Palestinians who don't want peace, egged on by the neighboring Arab states who have kept the Palestinians as pawns in their game against Israel for decades. They don't WANT it. They want Israel GONE, period. They will not EVER accept any accommodations made by Israel -- except Israel's complete disappearance.
Malicious insanity at least.
"If there's a controversy, then it's not based in substance," Obama said in a well-received speech. "What I did on Thursday was to say publicly what has long been acknowledged privately. I have done so because we cannot afford to wait another decade, or another two decades, or another three decades, to achieve peace."Tell it to the PALESTINIANS, not Israel!