By Ted Belman
Rahm Emanuel says Obama doesn’t mean return to 1967 lines
“[Obama] reminded us that every president and many Israeli elected leaders have recognized that the borders are one starting point for negotiations, not the end point. That statement does not mean a return to 1967 borders.”
“No workable solution envisions that. Land swaps offer the flexibility necessary to ensure secure and defensible borders and address the issue of settlements.”
They both avoid the real issues.
1. Can the ’67 lines even with swaps be defensible.
2. Do they support the Saudi Plan requiring the retreat from all territories or Res 242 requiring retreat from some of the territories.
There is no question in my mind that swaps won’t make the borders defensible and that they agree with Saudi Arabia that Israel must retreat from the equivant of 100% of the territories.
Like Obama, he resorts to fear mongering.
- Obama, understands that “the shifting sands of demography… are working against the two-state solution needed to end generations of bloodshed.”
Increase in the Palestinian population, unilateral attempts for statehood, advances in weapons and recent Arab unrest puts “Israel’s survival as a Jewish, democratic state is at stake,” he said
No knowlegeable person would accept any of this crap.
1. There is no demographic threat.
2. If you want to end the bloodshed, end the peace process. Stop weakening Israel.
3. As for the unilateral attemps at statehood, we have nothing to fear but fear itself. Israel should not give any concessions to avoid such a declaration. We have issued threats of our own, do it and its the end of the PA and we will annex most of the territories.
4. As for the unrest, I submit that’s a reason to stand firm and not rush to capitulate. Israel is not the cause of the unrest.
Who are they to lecture Israelis what our needs are. Its our necks on the chopping bloc not theirs.