Obama's ME Map Erases Israeli Territory

Obama's ME Map Erases Israeli Territory

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#1 Mar 19, 2013

Obama’s Middle East Map Erases Israeli Territory

via Washington Free Beacon

The map of the Middle East displayed in an Obama administration video released days before President Barack Obama’s visit to Israel shows the Jewish state dispossessed of substantial parts of its current territory, including its capital.

The map of Israel, displayed repeatedly during the video, shows the Golan Heights, Jerusalem, northern Israel, and areas surrounding what is currently the West Bank as non-Israeli territory. The Golan Heights is shown as part of Syria; Jerusalem is shown as part of the West Bank; and northern Israel is shown as part of Lebanon.

The itinerary on the White House website also implies that Jerusalem is neither Israel’s capital nor even part of Israel.

The president’s schedule lists two stops in “Tel Aviv, Israel” and one in “Amman, Jordan” but his activities in Israel’s capital city are identified as taking place only in “Jerusalem”— with no country name attached. This keeps with a reluctantly-acknowledged administration policy of denying that Jerusalem is Israel’s capital or even a part of Israel.


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Obama Reportedly Tells Muslim Group that Israel Isn’t Interested in Making Peace

via PJ Media

This is the attitude that Barack Obama is taking with him on his first official visit to Israel as president.

When President Obama was asked by a group of Arab-American leaders during a meeting last week on why he did not intend to launch a new peace process, the leader said that Israel was not ready to make concessions, the Israeli newspaper, Haaretz, cited an official, who was present at the high-level meeting, as saying.

The official, who kept his identity anonymous, said the U.S. leader was frustrated with fruitlessness of the peace process, claiming it would be pointless to pressure the Israeli government at this time.

Obama arrives on Wednesday for his first trip to the region as president.

Now, the president’s comment is being filtered by someone who is hiding behind anonymity. But it fits with just about everything else he has said and done as president. Obama began his Middle East policy with the 2009 Cairo speech, in which he apologized for past US policy and signaled a tilt away from Israel and toward the Arab powers. The Arab Spring followed the next year, and Obama helped topple secular tyrannies when it was obvious they would be replaced with, at best, anarchy and at worst, Islamist tyrannies. We’re getting the former in Libya and the latter in Egypt. Both end up empowering Israel’s (and America’s) worst enemies. In May 2011 Obama called for Israel to retreat back to within its pre-1967 borders. If that’s the concession that he’s still seeking, he will leave office frustrated: Israel cannot and will not make that concession. It’s unrealistic to expect them to.

Obama is now evidently communicating to Muslim leaders that he remains tilted away from Israel, and is expecting concessions of them without expecting the Islamic and Islamist states to modify their behavior. Dangerous stuff.

Hugh Victor Thompson III

“Larchmont's Leading Citizen”

Since: Dec 12

Hilliard, OH

#2 Mar 19, 2013
I bet the Secret Service is having fits about this trip.
Big Johnson

Columbus, OH

#3 Mar 19, 2013

Hugh Victor Thompson III

“Larchmont's Leading Citizen”

Since: Dec 12

Hilliard, OH

#4 Mar 19, 2013
Big Johnson wrote:
Muzzie-loving will get you nowhere, Herpa derp.

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