Yesterday, Obama came out in support of a two-state solution to the Middle East crisis, one which involve Israel giving up land and returning to its 1967 borders in order to establish a Palestinian state. Glenn, clearly, was not in favor of this policy from the Obama administration and made his feelings clear on radio this morning.
“The United States believes that negotiations should result in two states with permanent Palestinian borders with Israel, Jordan and Egypt; and permanent Israeli borders with Palestine. We believe the borders of Israel and Palestine should be based on the 1967 lines with mutually agreed swaps so that secure and recognized borders are established for both states,” Obama said.
“”The Palestinian people must have the right to govern themselves and reach their full potential in a sovereign and contiguous state.. I’m aware that these steps alone will not resolve the conflict because two wrenching and emotional issues will remain: The future of Jerusalem and the fate of Palestinian refugees. But moving forward now on the basis of territory and security provides a foundation to resolve those two issues in a way that is just and fair.” he continued.
“The reason Israel kept this time in the 1967 war, the reason they kept that territory was because the Palestinians and the Arabs continually used it as a staging point to launch their attacks against them. They had massed their troops on, Egypt had six divisions or something massed on the Israeli borders. Syria had their troops massed on the borders. And so they were surrounded every single time, and it happened in ’48, it happened in ’56, ’73, ’81. They got tired of it. So they kept it this time so that it would never be used again as a staging area against them,” Pat explained.
“Why would the president of the United States find it reasonable to destabilize the only stable country in the entire region? Why would he do that?”