The Israel-hating Obama Administration may not be done trying to eradicate the state of Israel after it let the vicious UN anti-Israel resolution denying Israel’s claim to the sacred Temple Mount pass; on Monday morning the Palestinian newspaper Al-Quds reported that Secretary of State John Kerry will present his framework for Israel and the Palestinians in January, stating that Israel return to the suicidal pre-1967 borders and the Palestinians to have sovereignty over east Jerusalem, which will become the Palestinian capital.
Roughly one month ago, according to the Times of Israel, U.S. officials stated that Barack Obama had “nearly ruled out any major last-ditch effort to put pressure on Israel over stalled peace negotiations with the Palestinians … indicating Obama will likely avoid one last row with Israel’s government as he leaves office.”
Only days later, Kerry laced into Israel speaking at the Brookings Institution’s Saban Forum, threatening Israel by refusing to commit to veto any UN resolution intended to establish a Palestinian state. He promised a veto “if it is a biased, unfair resolution calculated to delegitimize Israel.”
That was obviously a lie; the UN resolution from which the United states abstained last Friday denied Jewish sovereignty over the holiest place in Judaism, thus essentially denying any Jewish claim to the land of Israel.
Obama himself has been trying to roll Israel back to the “Auschwitz borders” of pre-1967 for years; in May 2011, he stated, "We believe the borders of Israel and Palestine should be based on the 1967 lines with mutually agreed swaps, so that secure and recognized borders are established for both states.”
Obama’s hatred for Israel in calling for a return to the pre-1967 borders flies in the faces of his predecessors: Democrat Lyndon Johnson said after the 1967 war, “An immediate return to the situation as it was on June 4 is not a prescription for peace, but for renewed hostilities,” adding that the old “truce lines” had been “fragile and violated.”
Richard Nixon said in 1973: “You and I both know they [the Israelis] can’t go back to the other borders.” Ronald Reagan, in September 1982: “In the pre-1967 borders, Israel was barely ten miles wide at its narrowest point. The bulk of Israel’s population lived within artillery range of hostile armies. I am not about to ask Israel to live that way again.”
“In the pre-1967 borders, Israel was barely ten miles wide at its narrowest point. The bulk of Israel’s population lived within artillery range of hostile armies. I am not about to ask Israel to live that way again.”
Ronald Reagan, 1982
This isn’t the first time a Democratic president has tried to savage Israel just before he left office, though: 0n January 7, 2001, two weeks before he left office, Bill Clinton issued his own parameters for the region, saying there should be a land swap according to which Israel would concede territory under its sovereignty before 1967 in exchange for any new West Bank land. The “land swap” was not required by UN Resolution 242, and after George W. Bush was inaugurated, U.S. officials told the Israeli government that the administration would not be bound by the Clinton parameters.