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Friday, May 20, 2011

Obama's Assistants in Speech About Israel and Borders

Nadene Goldfoot
According to last night's TV news program, CNN's news reporter, Fareed Zakaria and Thomas Friedman were the people assisting Obama in his speech writing  where Obama urged Israel to go back to the 1967 borders.  Fareed is denying this but has admitted speaking to the president on several occasions. 

Netanyahu is due to speak to Obama personally today, but has already said that this is indefensible and putting Israel in harm's way for the sake of a declared Palestine is not going to happen. 

In the meantime, the surrounding Palestinians are planning a march on Israel again today after their Friday prayers.  This has been organized by facebook connections.  It looks to me like there isn't any shortage of computers or methods of getting onto this social network that I myself am on.  It's an ongoing activity of Nakba Day,The Palestinian day of sorrow of when Israel was declared a state by the UN.  They should be thinking of the sorrow of their ancestors leaving their homes at the insistence of their own leaders who bragged that all the Arab armies were attacking Israel and they would win in a few days allowing the families to return and take over the Jews' homes and valuables and it didn't turn out that way.  This seems to be the basic problem.  There is the coveting going on of the Palestinian people for what the Jews have; their land.  Now the largest and most powerful nation in the world is aiding and abetting this outlook by telling Israel to give up more land they have gained from being attacked and surviving. 

I can't believe that President Obama would actually think that Israel would go along with such an idea.  However, I've heard on  a Fox News interview that J Street had even suggested this move to the 67 border which doesn't surprise me.   It's amazing to me that Friedman and J Streeters think they are such great strategists.  They have no respect for the country's democratic values.  It is for Israel to make their own decisions for their welfare and survival, not a bunch of intellectual couch potatoes who probably have never even served in an army or even set foot in Israel to promote their own outlook on this miraculous land of their fathers.  Fareed's conversation is excused.  He's an Egyptian and evidently is thinking of Egypt's wishes.  Friedman and J Street need to stop being so egotistical and come down off the mountain to find out what's really going on in that part of the world.  But for our president to rely on such counseling is utterly sick.  I for one wish he had talked to someone in the know like Dick Morris.  Perhaps it is this twosome who agreed with Obama's own thinking, however.  More than likely, that's the answer. 


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