The Obama Administration continues its assault on Israel.
Consider the remarks of White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough yesterday when he addressed J Street, the Jewish anti-Israel group which is viewed to be Left’s answer to AIPAC. Here is how McDonough questioning Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu’s commitment to a two-state solution:
After the election, the Prime Minister said that he had not changed his position, but for many in Israel and in the international community, such contradictory comments call into question his commitment to a two-state solution, as did his suggestion that the construction of settlements has a strategic purpose of dividing Palestinian communities and his claim that conditions in the larger Middle East must be more stable before a Palestinian state can be established. We cannot simply pretend that those comments were never made, or that they don’t raise questions about the Prime Minister’s commitment to achieving peace through direct negotiations.
Then today, President Obama again weighed in at a press conference stating, “There still does not appear to be a prospect of a meaningful framework established that would lead to a Palestinian state.”
I would remind President Obama that it was the Palestinians who rejected his Secretary of State’s framework for peace last year. So why is it that the Obama White House never questions the Palestinian commitment to a two-state solution? Doesn’t that raise questions about Mahmoud Abbas’s commitment to achieve peace through direct negotiations? It is Abbas who won’t recognize Israel as a Jewish state, give up the Palestinian right of return much less end the conflict and with Hamas backing Abbas there’s no chance the Palestinian Authority is going to budge one inch.
Of course, this isn’t about establishing a Palestinian state for the Obama Administration. For them it is about an assault on Israel designed to delegitimize it all because they couldn’t unseat Benjamin Netanyahu from office. Absolutely shameful.
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