Speaking today at the AIPAC annual conference, President Barack Obama addressed the controversial suggestion he made that the peace process between Israel and a prospective Palestinian state start with the pre-1967 borders, before Israel occupied Palestine.
The only thing more furious than Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was the backpedalling done by Obama at the speech, where he was quick to insist simultaneously that the reference to 1967 wasn’t new and that he wasn’t really serious about it.
Rather Obama insisted that the “1967 lines” would need to be revised to account for what he referred to in the speech as “demographics changes” but what most people in the world refer to as the construction of settlements in the occupied territories. The expansion of settlements ever deeper into Palestine has been the chief reason the Palestinian Authority left the peace talks in September.
Obama’s speech was aimed primarily at placating the anger his unseemly call for peace caused among AIPAC and its affiliates, and wedged into a tight speech with pledges of more military aid to Israel and promises to move against Iran, he appears to have been successful in his task. Through the speech he was loudly cheered by attendees.
20 thoughts on “Obama ‘Clarifies’: 1967 Borders Didn’t Really Mean 1967 Borders”
..Obama has been a coward from day one. To appease such a criminal state like Israel is both sickening, and saddening at the same time. America needs a new vision, and to purge itself from all of the traitors who call themselves American senators, and congressmen.
A sad story. Obama backpedals on a boilerplate speech in which he said nothing. Meanwhile, sundry politicians are faking anger in order to position themselves for more AIPAC money.
Israel was built by US and EU to have a friend and only friend in Middle East.., those whom are the allies of US – EU are US business partners in keeping the US and EU militarism regime a life.., US needs a man to stand up for his words.., Obama never was and never will be that man. He had all chances in this world to make it right for the working American people.., yet he as past presidents have become the puppet of AIPAC.
Does Obama ever say anything that isn't 'clarified' into the complete opposite within a day or so?
This was supposedly a major speach. One that one would presume had been worked on for awhile. And, if you are making a big foreign policy speach, wouldn't you talk to your big ally in the region before you made it?
Not only can you not believe anything Obama says until you wait for the now inevitable 'clarifications', but Obama's White House appears to be seriously incompetent in the way this played out.
If they were going to let Israel's reaction control their proposal, then why didn't they find out Israel's reaction in private before hand. On the other hand, if they knew Israel wasn't going to like it, then they should have had the guts to stand up behind policy. This makes it look like they were too stupid to check with Israel first, and too weak to stand up to Israel.
It's a shame that a politician who I look up to would ignore the obvious human rights violations by Israel. It's really a shame that apartheid still exists in this world and I sincerely hope that U.S. policies to diplomacy in the Middle East developing into something more peaceful.
It is true that Hamas is terrible. But in my mind, Obama needs to bring the situation between these two states into perspective and see the tracks of trot committed.
The so-called "demographic changes," of course, make Palestinian statehood an impossibility, unless bantustan status is what is meant by "statehood." The Israelis are bottom-scavenging scum and their FedGov supporters are their self-elected slaves. To be voluntary slaves of such scum is about as low as human beings can go.
1967 Borders didn’t really mean 1967 borders
Will make your mind Mr. President, that's if you're
Any peace plane that does not include the main point
Which is pre 1967 borders wouldn't last too long even
If it was agreed by the Palestinian authority, the people
Of the middle-east are waking up and those heads of
Arab states are falling one after the other and very soon
The whole world have to answer to the people of the
United Arab states and with a voice that's, one for all
And all for one, if Israel want to last for ever and live
In peace with its Arabic neighbors, they should go back
To where they where pre 1967 and kiss and make up,
New world will be born and peace and harmony will
Spread through out the world, I pray to God that I live
Long enough to see that.
Ha ha ha! Didn't take the shill long to back pedal all his tough talk, did it?
This is the biggest disappointing act of Obama, a cowardly act that supports oppression, humiliation and arrogance of and by Israel. I hope the rest of the world will not only stand with Palestinians but will actively and forcefully work together against israel isolating "it" to suffocate the way they have done with Gaza.
Why not merge Knesset and congress so that no misunderstanding is aired to public and avoid a humiliation
why are Americans voting for congressmen and prez while it is in fact AIPAC who dictates the international affairs and clearly AIPAC is known to all Americans of their intentions
Yet the American soldiers will be packing sometimes soon against a more solid Iran who is gonna pay for the war and who is going to die in it?
And he put his shoes on the wrong feet
Seems like Israel runs America the presidents do what ever makes Israel happy including giving young Americans lifes to fight wars for the ZIONIST state of Israel.America needs a hole new government and the world needs to stand with Palistine top stop the steeling of there land and life.Obama is just as bad if not worse than Bush.He does noting to help the poor and is turning all of America into slaves for Israel well they smile.Why are Americans fighting and being killed in illegal wars for Israel when they are the biggest terrorists in the world beside there lap dog the US.No congrsional approval but they would vote for war time for real change not the one Obama spoke of………….
Feels like ages ago, but I worked my senior citizen behind to have this man elected. Spend my own money working on the campaign in four states. It is not Obama's fault if I CHOSE to interpret words to my liking. Hope, Change, Change We Can Believe In, Yes We Can. Of course. We can HOPE for a CHANGE. And keep on HOPING. And not just HOPE for ANY CHANGE, but just the one WE (or I) can BELIEVE IN! I am free to PERSONALIZE the definition of the CHANGE, whatever suits my fancy! We need to BELIEVE that dreams of CHANGE come true. And we should keep on HOPING. YES, WE sure CAN do that. That was no lie.
For older and wiser, this was not such a shock. But I feel for the young. They put their hearts in it. I worked with them, I saw their belief in the better tomorrow. It is hard to predict the damage done to our youth by playing so wontonly with their belief in democracy and the power of our vote.
There is no self-respect on the part of the "hyperpower" to defend its national interest. It's sickening to see how Bibi sweeps the floor with Obama and American politicians. On second thought, it's not so sickening. As a citizen of a South American country, we had to suffer the stupid US arrogance. This must be political karma. Maybe this pathetic, little insignicance called Israel has been destined to slit the throat of the huge Leviathan.
Obama just does what he's told by his masters. He's no more a leader than Queen Elizabeth. He's a figurehead. Period
Had to add the first letter of my last name because tere is another Jamie comnmenting so people would no how is how.
Obama is the cat toy who signs documents. Who did 9-11, sited the Fukushima plant, is using HAARP tocause tornados and the Mississippi flooding (This is a new phenomena. Scalare weaponry and cloud ionization with barium compounds. Polarizing circular ares to repel incomming weather fronts to guide them to a chosen sight..), ARM fraud, derivative and hedge fund fraud, etc., etc., etc.. It is all the same group. That is where to focus. Obama will sign anything the bad guys want him to. Too bad America favors getting weird over a TV set instead of survival.
I wonder if last week's closed door meeting between Obama and Netanyahu went something like this:
"Yassuh, massa, I's be fixin' it. Ah dint mean te say alla dat an makin' you look bad. Please, massa Bibi, don' be mad wif me agin', I's be promisin' a goood speech dis time, yassuh. "
Smile, boy, smile- you know de massa be watchin'.
Pusillanimous codswallop. What a weasel!
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