I'll Stand with Israel, Mr. President

September 24, 2009

Yesterday, President Barack Obama addressed the General Assembly of the United Nations and called for the creation of a viable, independent Palestinian state with contiguous territory that ends the occupation that began in 1967. There is so much wrong with this statement and so much danger encapsulated in it. Aaron Klein (WorldNetDaily) provides key analysis of the speech in this piece.

Particularly alarming is this paragraph from Kleins article:

Obama's reference yesterday to occupation that began in 1967 comes after a top PA official, speaking on condition his name be withheld, told WND earlier this week the Obama administration largely has adopted the positions of the [Palestinian Authority] to create a Palestinian state within two years based on the 1967 borders, meaning Israel would retreat from most of the West Bank and eastern sections of Jerusalem.

That could include the Temple Mount, but even if it does not - the term contiguous implies the creation of a large, solid block of territory that will not be easy to traverse by Israel in times of emergency. It would occupy the center of what is now Israel.

President Obama has chosen to stand with the Palestinians, I think most Americans will choose to stand with Israel. I know that I will.