WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama is endorsing the Palestinians' demand for their future state to be based on the borders that existed before the 1967 Middle East war, in a move that will likely infuriate Israel. Israel says the borders of a Palestinian state have to be determined through negotiations.That ought to lose him the Jewish vote.
I agree that Israel should insist on the 1967 borders. The ones that existed on June 10, 1967 when the cease-fire was signed. At that time, Israel had conquered the Golan Heights, the Gaza strip, the West Bank of the Jordan river and the entire Sinai peninsula. The Israeli armed forces won a complete military victory against forces much larger than themselves. They won it fair and square and I personally wouldn't have given back a foot of land that I won with blood.
Our President threw Israel under the bus today, as he is wont to do with friends and allies. Just another reason why I'll never vote for him.