Knesset Member: Barack Hussein Obama Is the New Arafat …Update: Obama Sandbagged Israel
Obama: The New Arafat
Knesset members were outraged today after Barack Obama announced that he would give Jerusalem to the Hamas-Fatah terrorists. Member Danny Danon said Obama was continuing where Arafat left off.
The Jerusalem Post reported:
Knesset members on the Right expressed outrage on Thursday night at US President Barack Obama’s call for the creation of a Palestinian state based on the 1967 lines with mutually agreed swaps in an exchange of territory for security.
They called upon Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to reject Obama’s plan when he meets with him on Friday in Washington.
“Barack Hussein Obama adopted the staged plan for Israel’s destruction of Yasser Arafat, and he is trying to force it on our prime minister,” said Likud MK Danny Danon. “All that was new in the speech was that he called for Israel to return to 1967 borders without solving the crisis. Netanyahu has only one option: To tell Obama forget about it.”
National Union MK Michael Ben-Ari also slammed Obama’s speech, calling it “a landmine with pretty wrapping.”
That’s being gracious.
UPDATE: Israel National News said Obama sandbagged Israel today.
US President Barack Obama dramatically changed US foreign policy – sandbagging Israel and aligning himself with PA chairman Mahmoud Abbas’ preconditions for talks – when he called Thursday for a “full and phased withdraw of Israeli forces” from “occupied Palestinian lands” to the 1949 armistice borders that Israel’s former Foreign Minister and UN ambassador in 1967, Abba Eban, referred to as the “Auschwitz borders.” He left room for some “land swaps” at those borders.
Obama’s comments came during his much anticipated policy address at the State Department in which he outlined the United State’s new foreign policy for the Middle East and North Africa in light of the “spring revolutions” that have rocked the region.
Saying the world was tired of “nothing but stalemate” in the Arab-Israeli conflict, and complaining that “settlement activity continues” while the “Palestinians have walked away from talks,” Obama said Israelis cannot obtain the dream of a democratic and Jewish state through “occupation.”
…Abbas has stated almost the same thing: that returning to the 1949 Armistice lines is non-negotiable, but included Jerusalem in those borders, and said that only the refugees are a negotiable issue.