The Big Lie: Obama Hates Israel


The right is jumping up and down about this part of Obama's speech:

[W]hile 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 graphic above is from Fox News. Here's Quin Hillyer at The American Spectator:

In other words, Obama is now ready to advocate the next step of his plan to wipe Israel off the face of the Earth.

Ace Of Spades:

Obama pretty much announced that he wants Israel to return to its 1967 borders– thus endorsing the terrorists' key demand without requiring any substantive concessions on their part.

Jim Hoft:

Obama killed Osama… He killed the US economy… Now he wants to kill Israel.

Other Republicans spreading this garbage: Jonathan Tobin, John Bolton, William A. Jacobson, and several others. As Jeffrey Goldberg says, the 1967 borders comment is not news:

This has been the basic idea for at least 12 years. This is what Bill Clinton, Ehud Barak and Yasser Arafat were talking about at Camp David, and later, at Taba. This is what George W. Bush was talking about with Ariel Sharon and Ehud Olmert. So what's the huge deal here? Is there any non-delusional Israeli who doesn't think that the 1967 border won't serve as the rough outline of the new Palestinian state?

Walter Russell Mead notes that this mirrors Bush's Israel policy:

[Obama's] policy on Israel-Palestine is … looking Bushesque.  Like Bush, he wants a sovereign but demilitarized Palestinian state.  Like Bush, he believes that the 1967 lines with minor and mutually agreed changes should be the basis for the permanent boundaries between the two countries — and like Bush he set Jerusalem and the refugees to one side.