Knesset Deputy Speaker Warns Obama: “President Obama, Take Your Hands Off of Jerusalem”
Israeli Deputy Speaker Danny Danon was interviewed by John Roberts of FOX News on Obama’s AIPAC Speech last month. Danon told Roberts that Obama’s requests to force Israel to give up more land for “peace” was unacceptable.
This weekend Israeli Deputy Speaker Danny Danon told an audience in New York, “President Obama, take your hands off of Jerusalem, off of Israel.”
Danon received thunderous applause.
Israel National News reported:
Serving as keynote speaker at the 34th annual Ateret Cohanim/Jerusalem Chai dinner on June 1st, Deputy Speaker of the Knesset Danny Danon assumed an obdurate posture on the recent dramatic shift in US foreign policy as it pertains to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. In a direct reference to President Obama’s controversial address to the State Department on May 19th, in which he called on Israel to retreat to the ‘1967 boundaries’ [the 1949 armistice lines –ed.] in a gesture towards the creation of an independent Palestinian state, Mr. Danon declared, “President Obama: Take your hands off Jerusalem, take your hands off of Israel.”
Speaking from the dias at the Terrace On the Park hall in Flushing, New York, Mr. Danon’s remarks were enthusiastically received by his audience of over 500. Addressing the most egregious forms of terrorism, MK Danon said that “President Obama is ignoring reality when he attempts to make a distinction between the objectives of Hamas and al-Qaeda. They are one and the same and we in Israel know very well that you cannot appease terrorists, but rather, you must fight terrorists.”