Jerusalem- The Wailing Wall
June 7, 1967


Sometime around 10:15 on the morning of June 7, 1967…
The first reservist paratroopers of Brigade 55 broke through the Lion’s Gate leading into the Old City of Jerusalem and reached the narrow enclave of the Western Wall. Having just fought a fierce two-day battle in the streets of east Jerusalem, they grieved for lost friends, and grieved as well for their own lost innocence in what for many was their first experience of combat. They leaned against the Wall, some in exhaustion, some in prayer. Several wept, instinctively connecting to the Wall’s tradition of mourning the destruction of the Temple and the loss of Jewish sovereignty—precisely at the moment when Jewish sovereignty over Jerusalem had been restored.

Several hours later, Yitzhak Yifat, a twenty-four-year-old reservist about to begin medical school, reached the Wall. As part of the brigade’s 66th Battalion, he and his friends had fought in the Six Day War’s toughest battle: Intimate combat against elite Jordanian Legionnaires in the trenches of Ammunition Hill, on the road to Mount Scopus.

“The Photograph: A Search For June 1967”
Yossi Klein Halevi
Summer 2007

Barack Obama, the most anti-Isreal president in US history, told Israel today to divide Jerusalem. He told Israel to move back to the 1967 border.

Here’s the full text of Barack Obama’s devastating speech.

So while the core issues of the conflict must be negotiated, the basis of those negotiations is clear: a viable Palestine, and a secure Israel. The United States believes that negotiations should result in two states, with permanent Palestinian borders with Israel, Jordan, and Egypt, and permanent Israeli borders with Palestine. The borders of Israel and Palestine should be based on the 1967 lines with mutually agreed swaps, so that secure and recognized borders are established for both states. The Palestinian people must have the right to govern themselves, and reach their potential, in a sovereign and contiguous state.

This must be his gift to the Hamas-Fatah Alliance.

In 2008 Obama promised that he would not divide Jerusalem.

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  • thegoldman

    “Real reform does not come at the ballot box alone”

    Hay obama dose that mean IT’S ON ?

  • thegoldman

    Will Obama go back to Kenya land of his birth…

  • contessa61

    Hmmmmmmm….sounds like the peace accord that Arafat turned down. Why doesn’t he tell Hamas and Abbas to shape up and start acting like adults.

  • Obozo is a disgrace. A truly anti-American, anti-liberty douchebag who has occupied the white house. Shame on Obozo… I never call him POTUS. He is the former junior senator from corrupt state of Illinois. SHAME ON OBOZO!

  • Zim

    Please Israel tell Obama to stick it

  • gus

    Does this FUKKTARD actually believe that splitting Jerusalem will make the RELIGION of PEACE satisfied??

    How fukking stupid are you LIBTARDS??? Seriously???

  • Guy in Ohio

    Anyone in the Jewish community regretting their vote for him yet?

  • surfin’ bird

    I could see this coming over 2 1/2 years ago.

  • thegoldman

    A message to obama from the American and Israeli people…


  • Spartan

    Guy in Ohio commented:
    Anyone in the Jewish community regretting their vote for him yet?


    I would have to say NO. This is the end days. We in this country who truly believe in it are now in the biggest fight of our lives. We thought we were worn and tired from 3 years of this anti-American, anti-Irsrael administration? We are just getting started!!

  • gus

    American Jews are celebrating by sending checks to Opie McEarflaps re-election campaign.

  • So, why should Israel listen to The Emperor? What an idiot, he has just handed the Mooslim jihadis their cover for starting the war against Israel. Please Israel, tell Obama to STFU.

  • wtd

    Israel should open up and reveal their intelligence file of President WTF & his momma’s history since 1967. Don’t hold back now . . .release it all.

  • Redwine

    “We have openly said that the map will never again be the same as on June 4, 1967. For us, this is a matter of security and of principles. The June map is for us equivalent to insecurity and danger. I do not exaggerate when I say that it has for us something of a memory of Auschwitz. We shudder when we think of what would have awaited us in the circumstances of June, 1967, if we had been defeated; with Syrians on the mountain and we in the valley, with the Jordanian army in sight of the sea, with the Egyptians who hold our throat in their hands in Gaza. This is a situation which will never be repeated in history.”

    – Abba Eban, Israeli Statesman, in Der Spiegel, November 5, 1969

  • befuddled

    he used the word “laser focus”, so just ignore him.

  • Redwine

    Re above: “When Abba Eban, appeared at the United Nations following the Six Day war, Israel’s foreign minister, he described the fragility of Israel’s 1949-1967 map as Israel’s “Auschwitz” lines”.”

  • greenfairie

    Glenn Beck was right. If there’s any order I pray to God our military would disobey, it would be an unprovoked attack on or occupation of Israel.

    Why do you think Obama supports Islamist regimes to take the place of the dictators and monarchs? Why do you think he is giving them billions? It’s to wage war on Israel and destroy her. Obama at the very least considers Israel to be the real cause of strife in the Middle East, not radical Islam and at the very worst considers Israel a white colonial outpost in Arab land.

    As for America’s Jews, the ones who support Israel on the right and left have already made themselves known: Pamela Geller, Alan Dershowitz, Dennis Prager, Michael Medved, etc.. The rest are like Colin Farrell’s character in the recent film “The Way Back.” Despite Farrell’s time in a Siberian gulag and what he’d seen done to political prisoners (he was a criminal), he still insisted that Stalin was a good man and unlike the others, chose to remain in the USSR.

  • Freddy

    Next up is the UN Resolution for a New Palistinian State. Obama will now direct the state department to vote for such a state based on his claim of some sort of 1967 withdrawl lines.

    Does this mean Israel gets back the Gaza peninsula from Egypt?

  • Txn4Evr

    Please tell me if this surprises anybody.

    Hey Jon Stewart your boy just sent you to the camps again. Enjoy the shower!

  • Not going to happen Prime Minister Netanyahu , has vowed never to divided Jerusalem. For over 3300 years, Jerusalem was the jewish capital.

    looks like Jewish Americans are getting a little tired of Anti-Israel crap coming from this president and his Whitehouse too.Read this over at Weasel Zippers
    My question to them what took you so long?

  • StrangernFiction

    Auschwitz lines

  • catwoman368

    Obama is a hater of Israel because he is a child of the devil. He is not a believer in the Christ , Messiah of the jews. It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the Living GOD. obama thinks he is in control but Psalms 21:1 The king’s heart (obama) is in the hand of the LORD; He directs it like a watercourse wherever He pleases. GOD is in control, pray for the people of Israel these are trying times and they and we are in great danger.

  • Redwine

    The key word that Sheikh Barack Hussein used (and it was uttered by Shrillary in the past) is “contiguous”. This means that the sovereign state of Israel will be split in half by creating a land bridge from Hamastan in Gaza to to Fatahland in the “West Bank”. Uniting the faux state of “Palestine” will divide and conquer Israel and undoubtedly lead to a genocide of the Jews – another 6 million in less than a century. Barack Hussein will be an accessory to genocide. Think about that.

  • CatoRenasci

    Maybe the Israelis should read the tea leaves and use the nukes they don’t have to pre-emptively take out all of the known and potential Muslim nuclear powers. At this point, what do they have to lose?

  • Old Fan

    Wow, are the Democrats this insane?

    They were embarrassed by the WIKI Dump which revealed Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton’s obsession with building on the Israeli’s own land for two years, while the entire REST OF THE MIDDLE EAST was actually concerned with Iranian NUKE ambitions.

    We all know the Palestinian – Israeli conflict has little to do with Radical Muslim Terrorism, it is just an exploitation device.

    “SMART POWER” continues to wreak havoc on the world, especially enabling the very worst in the Middle East. Just as Carter, Clinton, etc., did prior. The appeasement game is growing failure and insanity.

    Obama jumped the shark tank long ago, so did Hillary. This is just more icing on a very dysfunctional cake.

  • American Patriot

    Israel needs to tell this jerk of a so-called president of the United States to pound sand. He is a cowardly pussy cat who bend over backwards for anyone other than the citizens of the country he is supposed to be “leading by example.”

    Throw the bum out and put a real leader in his place – someone with the grapes to stand up for freedom and the Israeli people.

    I have rarely been this disgusted with Barack Obama. He has reached another new low in my eyes and in the eyes of millions of Americans.

  • Redwine

    #24 May 19, 2011 at 12:33 pm
    CatoRenasci commented:

    Maybe the Israelis should read the tea leaves and use the nukes they don’t have to pre-emptively take out all of the known and potential Muslim nuclear powers. At this point, what do they have to lose?
    Why should the Israelis have to leave their ancestral homeland. The “Palestinians” are the interlopers.

  • Billy Ruben

    This is unbelievable. I thought appeasement was thrown out forever as a political tactic in 1939.

    I cannot fathom how ones brain can think that if we ‘give’ these lunatics half of Jerusalem, they will stop the jihad.

    Its been documented over and over that when governments appease muslims.. in middle east or a better example is thailand. The muslims go MORE insane and try to take EVERYTHING.

    The President is such a mental lightweight its beyond belief. He’s been told by the media that he’s sooo soo smart that he assumes his random thoughts are the work of genius and any policy must be good because of his genius. Tyrrants get caught in this trap all throughout history. Napoleon is an obvious example of someone who started good, but went over the cliff as he thought his genius could not come up with a bad idea

  • Redwine

    OOps, CatoRenasci – my bad – not to your post

  • MikeSilver

    How I hate my people. They voted and financial supported this turd and will continue to stand at his side as he throws Israel into the furnace.

    I have tears in my eyes for the people of Israel. This is like watching a car crash in slow motion.

  • RedBeard

    New White House release:

    “The borders of the U.S. and Mexico should be based on the 1846 lines with mutually agreed swaps, so that secure and recognized borders are established for both states. The La Raza people must have the right to govern themselves, and reach their potential, in a sovereign and contiguous state.”


    Here we go……first they came for Jerusolem….next up..Mexico to reclaim Arizona, California, and New Mexico (just try to mess with Texas)

    This distribute the wealth President is giving away all of our money, land and power, so we can be equal to the cockroaches that want to kill us..


  • Theadora

    I can’t say I am surprised, but I am very upset now that he actually said it.

    I’m sick!

  • Matthew Chase

    Redwine- you said exactly what I was thinking as I read the quote. “Contiguous” is the key (and scary) word.

    Obama- America’s [first black, whatever] anti-Semitic president.

  • Thingamajig

    I STAND with ISRAEL and against oB’hamas

    {@ redbeard #31..Spot on.}


    Does Oswald have a brother?

  • Pat the First

    This should do it for every Christian in our country. Not one Christian, nominal or not, should vote for B.O. This is not what a Christian does. NEVER!

    I don’t care who the GOP puts on their ballot as long as it is someone who can beat B.O. I just don’t care who it is.

  • Richard Aubrey

    Abe Foxman and most Jews may be upset now but they’ll remember that voting republican means agreeing with conservative Christians. Zero’s got them in his pocket.

  • vitadMD

    Wouldn’t it be poignant to show a map of Israel during such a speech?… The word that stood out most for me was CONTIGUOUS…

  • Madkangaroo

    Telling Israel to go back to the virtually undefendable 1967 borders is tantamount to calling for the elimination of Israel. The Palestinians have just lost what little incentive they had to negotiate a peace (not that they were likely to do so otherwise); they will now smell blood in the water and go for the kill. It will be surprizing if there is not war against Israel before January 2013 (when a more Israel friendly president may take office).

    On the bright side, Obama has probably just surrendered millions of Jewish votes in places like NYC and Miami.

  • Technically he is not calling for a retreat to the “1967 borders” He is calling fo a retreat to the 1949 truce lines. This means that he is calling for a repeat of the massacre of Gush Etzion and destruction of areas that even the Arabs had admitted belonged to Israel.

  • Marta

    And Israel cares what he says because…….? I’ll bet they are all laughing at this pathetic weakling.

  • Redwine

    No, Richard (38). Jewish support has dropped quite a bit. It will definitely fall a lot more after this genocide-supporting proclamation: http://www.jstandard.com/content/item/poll_jewish_support_for_obama_falling/15281

    Sheikh Hussein is supposed to speak at AIPAC on Sunday. I hope that if AIPAC doesn’t cancel this event in the wake of this catastrophic proclamation, that members will stage a mass walkout.

  • donh

    People need to take a closer look at those scars on Obama’s skull. The mark of the beast is spelled out in hebrew letters. The letters go all the way around his head. This letter vav = the number 6… http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2011/04/06/article-1373780-0B8016FC00000578-1_233x240.jpg

  • Remember– every Obama promise has an expiration date of “GOOD UNTIL IT IS NO LONGER GOOD FOR ME”..

  • 3rd Option

    Israelis are not the occupiers, Barry. You are occupying MY country’s White House, and you need to return to the pre-election boundaries (i.e. Chicago). Never could have I envisioned a president as utterly worthless as you. To say you suck at your job does not even come close to the truth. You are a disgrace to the office and to the country.

  • #36 May 19, 2011 at 12:47 pm
    REDPILLPATRIOT commented:

    Does Oswald have a brother?

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  • This was Obama plan from begiining drive out our allies put in place the Muslin Botherhood ,box Isreal in put enough pressure of them to give it up.

  • AuntieMadder

    @ #46 – Worse than worthless, he’s dangerous, a menace, a travesty, a master of destruction.

    So, this is what the Muslim Brotherhood traded for Osama bin Laden. Or will bin Laden, miraculously risen -wink wink- become Chief Imam and Bottle Washer of Islamic Jerusalem?

    This is for you, Barky. I hope Israel shows you the same.

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  • kay

    there’s a passage in the bible where G-d says (i’m paraphrasing) Support Israel, remember Israel, and you shall prosper. Don’t do this and you shall be as chaff in the wind.

    America has not always supported the Jews (thank you Franklin Roosevelt) until it was forced to (thank you Franklin Roosevelt) and then after WW2, Israel actually got the vote of Russia because of the ‘socialistic nature of it’ and its kabutz’s – small farms where everyone is equal in must contribute labor to enjoy the fruits of…anyways, it was somewhere in the cold war that Israel came to become the USA’s friend, as the oil companies in the USA were already in bed with the sand sheiks of Arabia for oil under the banner of Aramco (think MaBell).

    It was in the 70s and 80s that Christians aligned themselves with Israel (not necessarily Catholics and the Church in Rome) and that made Israel locked in with the politics of America.

    I feel sorry for Israel that its future is tied to the whims of our populace that can be so easily swayed by gimmicks and glitz of Obama and his Hollywood staging.

    I am catholic and it was the pope that called for the first crusade to protect Jerusalem as a destination for those that wanted to visit their savior’s place of resurrection as well as those that had started to live there because they had no money to get back home.

    Since then, we’ve always tried to protect that small plot of land for more than the land but for the 2 religions that are laced together historically.

    It should be noted that most of the ‘catholic/christian’ sites of note are in the west bank and that its only because of Israeli solders visitors are able to visit. The palestinians actually used the one church as a hold up point where they shot Israeli soldiers and the Israeli’s could have blown the thing apart with tank artillery but they didn’t because of the importance they place on shared religious sites with Christians….the palestinians? they urinated in there and stayed in there for a week leaving the holy place trashed.

    Imaging if we did that at the Dome of the Rock.

  • StrangernFiction

    #44 May 19, 2011 at 1:01 pm
    donh commented:

    I don’t need any more proof, lol.

  • AuntieMadder

    @ #44 – That’s not a scar. It’s the zipper opening of his human suit.

  • ahem

    The crack about Oswald is way, way over the line. Shame. I hope you don’t consider yourself a Christian.

    We just have to deal with these problems as we are able to. We’re able to in November of 2012. Just get all your friends to stop voting crypto-Communists into office.

    MikeSilver: I feel pretty much as you do. Innocent people have suffered enough. Apparently, Mankind is just mad, and there’s not much we can do about it.

  • RedBeard

    Can someone please delete the Oswald comment?

  • eaglewingz08

    The issue is whether the “1967 lines” are pre-June 5, 1967, or post June 14, 1967. That makes a biiiiig difference in how one interprets his remarks.


    What, I was referring to the cute little blue octopus in the kids cartoons. He always has his hands in everything! What are you talking about? Jeez!


  • RedBeard

    #55: That’s only relating to the Jerusalem part of the deal. Crucial, yes, but the rest of Obama’s pontifications are quite beyond the pale, as usual.

    Obama has nothing but distain for the western world, for Israel, and for his own country. He is a disgrace to his office, a Quisling, if you will, in favor of people who wish us harm.

    Obama must be sent back to Chicago on January 20th, 2013, and not a moment later.


    #53 BTW saying someone is not a Christian is in essence saying you are not a Christian, because no-one but the man up stairs has the power to judge! Hypocrite

    Also, the 2012 election will be too little too late, and some lame duck progressive RINO is not going to reverse any of this nonsense, so pull your head out of your happy place and get a grip on reality!

    What would George Washington do? I believe we all know the answer to that!

  • RedBeard

    What do you think he would do?


    What did he and the founding fathers do the last time they were faced with such Tyranny?

  • RedBeard

    No, don’t ask. You tell us what you want to see. You’ve already called for something absolutely despicable and un-American, but feel free to dig that hole a bit deeper.

    Maybe the moderators will eventually find this thread and delete the offending references. I hope so. There are lines we simply cannot cross.

  • Madkangaroo

    eaglewingz08 @ 55:

    “#55 May 19, 2011 at 2:38 pm
    eaglewingz08 commented:
    The issue is whether the “1967 lines” are pre-June 5, 1967, or post June 14, 1967. That makes a biiiiig difference in how one interprets his remarks.”

    Obama certainly was ambiguous about it, but that contains it’s own risks. The Palestinians will want interpret it as the 1949 armistace lines, Israel will want to interpret it as the current border. Obama also called for a “contiguous” Palestinian state. That would require splitting Israel with a Palestinian controlled corridor connecting Gaza and the West Bank; Israel will never allow that.

    Whatever he meant, Obama just complicated any peace negotiations immensely.

  • We’ll RedBeard,

    I believe we have a traitor in the office of the presidency, I believe that elections will probably not solve this problem of progressives ruining our country, I believe they are allowing our borders to be overrun, making patriots the enemy, and telling our allies to F-off while embracing the evil that is destroying this world.

    I believe George Washington and the founding fathers would revolt against this tyranny. What do you believe? Do you believe this is the time for placating, diplomacy, and pussyfooting around?

    Please enlighten us! Please don’t upset the heard by telling them that OBAMA is trying to kill us all. I’m sure Hitler was a hope and change guy too, I’m sure the brownshirts were a reasonable bunch too. Let me ask you a question…….

    When will you draw the line?

    When will you fight back?

  • P.S Redbeard

    Don’t be such a P*ssy!

  • RedBeard

    Redpillpatriot, are you, or are you not, standing behind your Oswald comment? Yes or no.

    This isn’t about how horrible Obama is; we all know that, and that he must be removed from office. This is about your suggested solution, something that goes way over the line.

  • Ember

    First everybody take a deep breath. As absolutely devastating as this is ( and believe me I’m devastated) the fact of the matter is saying hurtful things to each other or wishing harm on another is not living up to your potential. If you are christian read the bible. We were told centuries ago this has to come to pass. We the inhabitors of this planet have gone too far we’ve turned away from the better parts of ourselves, we’ve forgotten how to serve and help each other. Just as we were told and now we have to live with the consequences. All we can do is our part in caring for and protecting our family and then what we can for our friends and community. We no longer have a government that cares for us, we haven’t in a long time. And until we ALL come together and realize we may not agree on the details but we agree that it’s up to us to fight for the future nothing will happen. And we will continue on the this course set out by, what I feel, are ungodly people. My hope is someone who is smarter than me will come up with a plan of hope and belief in our country, so if your out there… I’m ready and waiting.

  • Iconoclast

    (1) Øshama must go.
    (2) The sooner, the better.
    (3) Ideally by impeachment for high crimes, otherwise by accident or act of nature.
    (4) I do not endorse violence although I understand how people could be driven to it.
    (5) BUT however it happens, I WILL celebrate.

    Simply an observation: in a lifetime of political activism, I’ve never seen such sustained, virulent hatred for a prog. Comments on blogs, on forums, on the street . . . people are saying things which would not have been thought , much less SAID , even with clinton or carter.

    Now the opinion. Part of this is the decline in civil debate, the fault being 98+% attributable with the progs themselves, especially over the past decade. Conservatives have stopped turning the other cheek and many of us have gone on the attack. The other part is the lying maggot in the Oval Office. As incredibly bad – foul actually – as the carter and clinton administrations were, occasionally – despite themselves – they did something good for the Republic because as organizations they included patriotic Americans who love(d) this nation. Øshama and its vile henchmen have done nothing but cause harm.

  • Somewhere on the way to the 21st century America lost its edge. Mediocrity not superiority became common. History became a tertiay subject in schools, if it was even taught. Along comes the most ignorant president in the history of the country. who hates America and those who support it. Israel a stalwart democracy in the Middle East made it very clear to the president, we will defend our own borders and stay out of the peace process. Obama could not believe what he was hearing, so the premier of Israel repeated himself. So far 3 billion dollars has been given to the Palestinian authorities by Ms. Clinton and 40 billion more is proposed for other Muslim venues. The money will not go for peaceful purposes, but to militarize our terrorists “allies.” Obama would like to see Israel vanish. With all this money floating towards arab nations, he might get his wish. Mark Davis, MD author of Demons of Democracy. Demonsofdemocracy.us [email protected]