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This is reinforced by the other major promise—or lie—Obama spoon-fed to AIPAC in 2008: “[In] any agreement, the Palestinian people must preserve Israel’s identity as a Jewish state.” However, in Obama’s May 19th speech, he purposefully refused to denounce the absurd Palestinian claim to a “right of return,” but instead openly declared that the issue was still up for negotiation (although he did mention that said negotiations could only commence once Israel voluntarily yielded it’s lone bargaining chip: territory). Speaking out against the preposterous “right of return” would not have been revolutionary, nor even required a modicum of courage — Obama needed only to fall in line with his predecessor George W. Bush. In fact, he could have blamed Bush for adopting such a position, while nonetheless reiterating this as U.S. policy.
Returning to the issue of borders: that Obama believes that the Palestinians are entitled to a state based on the “1967 lines” further proves, beyond a reasonable doubt, his anti-Israel predisposition. It is widely understood in all military circles that these borders pose a grave risk to Israel, given that Israel would be 9 miles wide in certain areas and that the Judean Hills, overlooking Israel’s largest population centers, would fall outside of its jurisdiction. To quote Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, “These were not the boundaries of peace, they were the boundaries of repeated wars because the attack on Israel was so attractive.” This, coupled with Obama’s blatant declaration that no Israeli military presence in the Jordan Valley would be permitted, undeniably exposes Obama’s complete indifference to Israel’s security.
But there is more. The creation of a “contiguous” Palestinian state with “permanent Palestinian borders with Israel, Jordan, and Egypt” implies that Obama believes that Israel should be bisected—literally cut in half—to accommodate a future “Palestine.” Less than ideal, it is a suicidal prospect for Israel.
Just as Obama’s comments to AIPAC in 2008 regarding Jerusalem’s indivisibility and the preservation of Israel’s Jewish character were a sham, so, too, was his most recent assurance to AIPAC that his commitment to Israel’s security is “iron clad.”
The Jewish people must acknowledge and vehemently reject president Obama’s falsities, as they jeopardize the ongoing existence of our lone place of refuge in the world: Israel.
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