Monday, June 8, 2009

Barack Obama Frees Israel (part 2)

We have seen the current administration's zeal to undo just about everything President Bush's policies. In case anybody thinks Israel has not understood the implications of BO's latest stance on Israel, come this:

US Rejects Bush's Promise; Maaleh Adumim on Chopping Block

by Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu


Maaleh Adumim, Betar Illit, Ariel and Gush Etzion are on the chopping block. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said she refuses to honor an American promise that Israel retain large population centers.

Former President George W. Bush, in a letter to former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon in 2004, wrote, "In light of new realities on the ground, including already existing major Israeli populations centers, it is unrealistic to expect that the outcome of final status negotiations will be a full and complete return to the armistice lines of 1949, and all previous efforts to negotiate a two-state solution have reached the same conclusion.”

Secretary Clinton’s blunt dismissal of the “informal” promise places more than 100,000 residents of Maaleh Adumim, Ariel, Betar Illit and Gush Etzion on the list for future expulsions to make way for a Palestinian Authority state.

The State Department previously had dodged taking a stand on whether the Obama administration would honor the promise.

"There is no memorialization of any informal and oral agreements. If they did occur, which of course people say they did, they did not become part of the official position of the United States government," Clinton said at a news conference with the Turkish Foreign Minister.

She repeated a claim that the Roadmap requires Israel to surrender all of Judea, Samaria and Gaza, although the document only calls for the future borders of Israel and a new PA state to be negotiated....

Be SURE to go read the rest here. And check out the comments, too. The insanity continues.

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