Wow, did Obama step in it this time? What was he thinking when he decided to give a speech last week, his policy ambushing the Prime Minister Of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu suggesting that Israel should settle for the 1967 borders of Israel and Palestine, giving land back . . . it is preposterous and not really our place to suggest such a thing! Let alone, if we are supposed to be such great allies with one of the only Democracies in that area, Israel, why would we take the Palestinian’s side? These borders have been in place since ’67, why in God’s name would Israel agree to go backwards? It is a sticky wicket, and I think no one wins, but suggesting naturally that the Israeli Jews are wrong, is just plain WRONG. Why would we turn on our allies after so many years, to placate the Arabs grabbing power in the Middle East? We have invested so much money in our ally Israel, should we throw it all away for 1 President who seems to be bucking the American system?
When Prime Minister Netanyahu spoke so eloquently today to the Congress he stated that he supports Arabs rights to live free, but together with each other. Israel has been an ally to us and we should stand BY them. There is only a little difference between history and the tragic present, if you don’t learn from it by putting your head in the sand. . .you are then almost as guilty as the enemy for not standing up to them! We should all know better…the holocaust DID happen!
This is such a tricky situation, I just think Obama should be VERY careful what he says, tread lightly. I don’t believe there will ever be peace in the Middle East, but as for America always being in the middle. . . I ‘m just not sure how that will play out. I just do not understand how Obama threw Israel under the bus after them having been our ally for so long. . . he is changing all the rules America stands by and I do not AGREE with him and his policies. We have stood by them for so long, why abandon them now? Netanyahu wants to keep Jerusalem the capital city of the Jewish people. Unfortunately, that is also the same piece of Real Estate the Palestinian’s want. That will be the tipping point, the bone of contention forever, it seems. I wish these people could somehow iron that problem out, make it “ALL THE People’s Land” or something, as it is the birthplace of so many religious beliefs. So many people love to visit, and more would love to visit but are filled with trepidation from all the unrest there, including myself! But for Obama to suggest Israel step aside is beyond the pale!
After ‘dissing Netanyahu, Obama ran off to Europe. While in Ireland he tried out his Irish brogue in a speech and it was damn embarrassing. I just heard as he was traveling that he had a great, great, grandfather from Ireland . . . hmmmm interesting. I wonder if he celebrates St. Patrick’s Day? I never heard that about him before, he has a very interesting background. I have some Irish roots, do you think we’re related?? God forbid, but you know, now that I think of it, he sure does have a bit o’ the Blarney in ‘im . . .eh?
Written by Evelyn Garone 5/2011