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Obama Lectured Israelis, Promised and Applauded Arab Palestinians

So the west will continue pretending that: the PA is a non-terrorist political group deserving of continuing U.S. aid, the Israeli government is intransigent and unwilling to make concessions, and it is Israel which bears all responsibility for ensuring that a Palestinian state - created in its own image - comes into existence as soon as possible.
U.S. President Barack Obama during a press conference at the Muqata Presidential Compound in Ramallah, March 21, 2013.

U.S. President Barack Obama during a press conference at the Muqata Presidential Compound in Ramallah, March 21, 2013.
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Okay then.

There was one new hopeful development that the U.S. president hoped to see replicated.  When Obama spoke to the audience in Jerusalem, he revealed that he envisions the future state of Palestine to mirror the current state of Israel in terms of being an open society, committed to education, entrepreneurship, one that is opposed to corruption and is a hub for regional trade:

One of the great ironies of what is happening in the broader region is that so much of what people are yearning for – education and entrepreneurship; the ability to start a business without paying a bride, to connect to the global economy – those things can be found in Israel.

Obama described a program run by a U.S. company, Cisco, in Jeruslaem, where “young Arab engineers and Palestinian engineers” are hired because they are so well qualified, so talented.  He went on to share his fantasy – and it is a fantasy – of such a program taking place in “Palestine”:

Well, imagine if you have a strong, independent state that’s peaceful — and all that talent that currently is being untapped that could be creating jobs and businesses and prosperity throughout this area.

Perhaps people have difficulty imaging that is because everyone in the Middle East knows it is not going to happen.  There will be no Jews working in those programs alongside the “well qualified, so talented” Arab Palestinian engineers in “Palestine,” because no Jew will be allowed in the state that he and so many westerners are trying so desperately hard to help create.

So “two states for two people” is likely to be replaced with “sovereignty and security,” the west will continue pretending that: the PA is a non-terrorist political group deserving of continuing U.S. aid, the Israeli government is intransigent and unwilling to make concessions, and it is Israel which bears all responsibility for ensuring that a Palestinian state  – created in its own image – comes into existence as soon as possible.

Nothing new.



About the Author: Lori Lowenthal Marcus is the US correspondent for The Jewish Press. She is a recovered lawyer who previously practiced First Amendment law and taught in Philadelphia-area graduate and law schools. You can reach her by email: Lori@JewishPressOnline.com


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16 Responses to “Obama Lectured Israelis, Promised and Applauded Arab Palestinians”

  1. Do not give up God's land for peace. That peace will not be a lasting peace. Month by month, and week by week. The middle east spins more out of control. Iran continues unwavering on it’s march in the development of nuclear weapons and Assad the dictator of Syria is still in power. Current intelligence seems uncertain of when Iran will get the bomb and Israel cannot afford to gamble with this. Assad of Syria looks like he may be willing to use weapons of mass destruction against his own people and against near by nations as well. If this situation does not drastically change soon for the better, I believe the war in Isaiah Chapter 17 will likely take place. Damascus Syria would be destroyed. The worlds economy would likely collapse as a result and could usher in a one world government movement. I wrote a small 6 page book that outlines what I believe the Bible states will take place soon as well as the potential trends I see at this time. I don’t accept donations and it’s free. It’s a short read. I encourage you to have a look: http://www.booksie.com/religion_and_spirituality/book/richard_b_barnes/after-the-rapture-whats-next.

  2. Do not give up God's land for peace. That peace will not be a lasting peace. Month by month, and week by week. The middle east spins more out of control. Iran continues unwavering on it’s march in the development of nuclear weapons and Assad the dictator of Syria is still in power. Current intelligence seems uncertain of when Iran will get the bomb and Israel cannot afford to gamble with this. Assad of Syria looks like he may be willing to use weapons of mass destruction against his own people and against near by nations as well. If this situation does not drastically change soon for the better, I believe the war in Isaiah Chapter 17 will likely take place. Damascus Syria would be destroyed. The worlds economy would likely collapse as a result and could usher in a one world government movement. I wrote a small 6 page book that outlines what I believe the Bible states will take place soon as well as the potential trends I see at this time. I don’t accept donations and it’s free. It’s a short read. I encourage you to have a look: http://www.booksie.com/religion_and_spirituality/book/richard_b_barnes/after-the-rapture-whats-next.

  3. Jay Sprueill says:

    Don't let the US government destroy Israel the way they have destroyed America, tell OBAMA to ####OFF.

  4. AMen to that! Obama says hes a christian but did he ever really read the Bible? He should read where God gave Israel an everlasting covenant to the Land.

  5. Bear Klein says:

    TWO STATE SOLution is DEAD. Giving up land gets you rockets. So keep the land and be safer. You can not be a foriegn army in your own land. Annex Area C and offer autonomy in Area A under Israeli military protection the Palestinians.

  6. I hope nobody is under the impression that Obama has suddenly become a champion for Israeli rights. Obama is a very effective rhetorical speaker, it was this gift of gab that put him in the White House. But, it’s important to look at his record of his actual actions that’s what really matters and on that score, he falls short. In fact, it was his approach towards Israel that caused me to vote for Romney in the recent elections. I noticed in his speech he mentioned the “peace process,” and Israel becoming increasingly more isolated. Let’s remember, that the group he is referring to is the Europeans and they have never been a promoter for Israel’s rights also, there has been a sharp increase in anti Semitism over there. There should be only one litmus test that effect Israel’s decision making and that’s what is best for the country, not outsiders who are on the other teams side. The fact remains, not only the Palestinians but for the Arab world overall, they know what needs to be done on their part for peace to happen and have been unwilling to give up their enduring quest to do away with Israel. Until there is a fundamental shift in their philosophy in dealing with Israel there can be no realistic chance at peace. The decision is not up Israel, they have shown time and again their willingness to make sacrifices for the sake of peace. Now it’s time for the world to finally place the pressure where it belongs, squarely on the shoulders of the Arabs. I have always had a big problem with politicians in Israel who have offered a building freeze, the succession of land, relinquishing Jerusalem, and pulling out of strategic checkpoints. None of these actions can ever achieve peace, all they will do is please Israel’s adversaries and increase the chance of Israel being destroyed. If I had to choose, I would rather have American Presidents like Harry Truman and Richard Nixon, who were known at times to make disparaging remarks about the Jewish people or Israel but whose acted in ways that were helpful to Israel over their counterparts like Obama and FDR whose speeches sounded great but they didn’t back it up with tangible and beneficial results. I hope Obama recognized that the same people he spends so much time advocating for were burning American flags and pictures of him. Perhaps this may have caused a sea change but I doubt it.

  7. I hope nobody is under the impression that Obama has suddenly become a champion for Israeli rights. Obama is a very effective rhetorical speaker, it was this gift of gab that put him in the White House. But, it’s important to look at his record of his actual actions that’s what really matters and on that score, he falls short. In fact, it was his approach towards Israel that caused me to vote for Romney in the recent elections. I noticed in his speech he mentioned the “peace process,” and Israel becoming increasingly more isolated. Let’s remember, that the group he is referring to is the Europeans and they have never been a promoter for Israel’s rights also, there has been a sharp increase in anti Semitism over there. There should be only one litmus test that effect Israel’s decision making and that’s what is best for the country, not outsiders who are on the other teams side. The fact remains, not only the Palestinians but for the Arab world overall, they know what needs to be done on their part for peace to happen and have been unwilling to give up their enduring quest to do away with Israel. Until there is a fundamental shift in their philosophy in dealing with Israel there can be no realistic chance at peace. The decision is not up Israel, they have shown time and again their willingness to make sacrifices for the sake of peace. Now it’s time for the world to finally place the pressure where it belongs, squarely on the shoulders of the Arabs. I have always had a big problem with politicians in Israel who have offered a building freeze, the succession of land, relinquishing Jerusalem, and pulling out of strategic checkpoints. None of these actions can ever achieve peace, all they will do is please Israel’s adversaries and increase the chance of Israel being destroyed. If I had to choose, I would rather have American Presidents like Harry Truman and Richard Nixon, who were known at times to make disparaging remarks about the Jewish people or Israel but whose acted in ways that were helpful to Israel over their counterparts like Obama and FDR whose speeches sounded great but they didn’t back it up with tangible and beneficial results. I hope Obama recognized that the same people he spends so much time advocating for were burning American flags and pictures of him. Perhaps this may have caused a sea change but I doubt it.

  8. Anya Khan says:

    If you voted for him, this is in part YOUR FAULT.

  9. Anya Khan says:

    If you voted for him, this is in part YOUR FAULT.

  10. If the Arabs that occupy Judea and Samaria want a homeland – more power to them – but not on our land ever.

    The Arabs already have 99.93% of the land in the Middle East – that is more than enough even for thieving, xenophobic fascists like the Arabs. We will keep our tiny tiny 0.07% of the land.

    The terrorists have to go.

  11. he is slippery and vacant. his personal agenda of overweening ambition and narcissistic self adoration governs his thinking.

  12. Charlie Hall says:

    'credentialed Israeli university located in Ariel – which is situated beyond the “green line” and, apparently, for Obama is beyond the Pale'.

    In fact, it *is* beyond the borders of Medinat Yisrael as defined by — Medinat Yisrael!

    "Obama believes there should be two states on the land, one, the Jewish homeland, Israel, and the other, a new one for Arab Palestinians, called Palestine."

    As does Benjamin Netanyahu — and the overwhelming majority of the member of the Knesset.

    'Apparently the new buzz words will be “sovereignty” and “security.”'.

    And the problem with sovereignty and security is..

    "Nothing new."

    Correct. Land for Peace has been the policy of the last nine US Presidents, and the last six Israeli Prime Ministers. If you don't like that, come up with a better solution, make aliyah, and elect 61 MKs that support that solution.

    But stop writing hit pieces on President Obama when his position on this issue is the same as that of the government of Israel.

  13. Yechiel Baum says:

    Ironic those heads of state misleads the public preaching about occupied lands. What date will Obama return Washington D.C. back to the Indians since he preaches about returning the rightful ancient capital of Israel – Jerusalem – he wants it usurbed to the Arabs? Has he returned New Mexico and Texas, and California back to the Mexicans?

    Has the Mexicans, originally from Spain returned their country back to the Incas and Mayans?

    Has Venezuala done the same?

    Wow, all these preachers but yet they do not practice what they preach!

    Has the UK given up The Falkland Islands, Canada, Ireland, Scotland, Carribean, and British Petroleum who own most Arab countries?

  14. Lori Lowenthal Marcus says:

    Charlie, Charlie, Charlie, I know we agree on so many things, and disagree on several others. If you read his speeches and believe he is even-handed, then I really can't help you. If you didn't read his speeches, but only decided to cherry pick from my articles certain points that you thought you could plausibly comment on with great umbrage…feel free to continue to do so, but understand that it is not persuasive. And please, please don't embarrass yourself by claiming that President Obama's positions on Israel are the same as those of the government of Israel. Oh…and about that "make Aliyah or shut up about criticizing Obama" comment…mmm, #1 is possible, #2, not so much.

  15. Robin Rosenblatt says:

    Deliver Us from the ignorance of Islam that will make Us slaves again.

  16. Charlie Hall says:

    " President Obama's positions on Israel are the same as those of the government of Israel."

    I never said that all their positions are the same. But it is a fact that PM Netanyahu has endorsed a Palestinian State, as did his five predecessors. And it is also a fact that they have all accepted the idea of Land for Peace. Stop pretending otherwise.

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