POLITICAL observations & opinions

* U.S. Jews should not reject President Obama for speaking the truth … it’s also time to stop encouraging Netanyahu’s intransigence and start pressuring him to do the right thing

Posted by Lew Weinstein on June 29, 2011

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Obama is right ... Netanyahu is wrong

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Ed Morrissey of Politico writes (6/29/11) …

Is Obama losing grip on Jewish voters, donors? So says Politico, based on “dozens” of interviews with formerly pro-Obama Jewish voters and donors conducted by Ben Smith since Barack Obama’s May speech in which he demanded a return to 1967 lines for Israel, “with swaps,” as the basis of a peace plan.

read the entire article at … http://hotair.com/archives/2011/06/29/obama-losing-grip-on-jewish-voters-donors/

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LMW COMMENT …

Obama spoke the truth. Jews, led by Netanyahu, who insist on expanding illegal settlements, are not serving the true interests of Israel. It may not be fair, given the amount of land given to the Arabs in 1948 compared with the sliver to Israel, but that is how it is, and it’s time for Jews to accept that. And to say so.

In return, for sure, for acceptance of the state of Israel and forever disclaiming any right of return. At the end of the day, that’s the deal. Everybody knows it. Obama said it.

It’s time for Jews in the U.S. to stop encouraging Netanyahu’s intransigence and start pressuring him to do the right thing.

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2 Responses to “* U.S. Jews should not reject President Obama for speaking the truth … it’s also time to stop encouraging Netanyahu’s intransigence and start pressuring him to do the right thing”

  1. Lew Weinstein said

    Dutch … I think you’re correct in stating that “for many Jews Netanyahu IS doing the right thing by not accepting Obama’s deal”.

    But that doesn’t make them, or you, correct in your conclusions. Netanyahu’s path is, I believe, counter-productive to Israel’s peace and security.

    Admittedly, I don’t live there, and I don’t face the problems every day, which means I cannot feel what Israelis feel. However, such intense feelings may very well have interfered with more objective reasoning of the benefits and risks of various policies.

  2. dutch said

    “It may not be fair, given the amount of land given to the Arabs in 1948 compared with the sliver to Israel, but that is how it is, and it’s time for Jews to accept that”

    Really? well, sorry to inform you but, to quote someone, “that is not going to happen”. Ever wonder why Netanyahu’s populairity in Israel is rapidly increasing and going up now by the week? I’ll give you a hint: Jews/Israeli don’t trust Obama. Not because of his middle name but because of his words and actions. In short: for many Jews Netanyahu IS doing the right thing by not accepting Obama’s deal.

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