Prodding Israel, Obama embraces Palestine bordersThe U.S. president said that an independent Palestine should be based on 1967 borders — before the Six Day War in which Israel occupied East Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza — as adjusted by possible land swaps agreed upon by both sides. He said Israel can never live in true peace as a Jewish state if it insists on "permanent occupation."
Netanyahu said he appreciated Obama's remarks, but rejected any withdrawal to what he called "indefensible" 1967 borders. He said such a withdrawal would jeopardize Israel's security and leave major West Bank settlements outside Israeli borders.
Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman said Obama, undercut an opportunity for Israelis and Palestinians to build trust.
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney said Obama "threw Israel under the bus" and handed the Palestinians a victory even before negotiations between the parties could resume.
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich called it "the most dangerous speech ever made by an American president for the survival of Israel".
Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann, called the border suggestions "a shocking display of betrayal" to Israel.
I was all over the net today and the responses from the Jewish people all over America is the same "Mr. Obama say good-bye to 2012, you will receive no Jewish support by way of money or votes, you are out of here!"
"His administration has failed in Israel, he has degraded the Israeli people."
International bloggers from Israel are appalled, angry, feeling betrayed and most direct about their comments.
"Israel will not commit suicide to please you Obama, not now, not ever",
"We think Obama should pack his bags and move to Palestine with his people"
"Obama is not merely ignorant about our history, he is ungodly"
"Muslim! Need I say more"
Millions more offended Israelis and Americans had blogged their shocked comments within just 2 hours.
Isaiah 62: 1
For the sake of Zion I will not be silent,
For the sake of Jerusalem I will not be still,
Till her victory emerge resplendent
And her triumph like a flaming torch.
Isaiah 62: 6-7
Upon your walls O Jerusalem,
I have set watchmen,
Who shall never be silent
By day or by night.
O you, the Lord's remembrancers,
Take no rest
And give no rest to Him,
Until He establish Jerusalem
And make her renowned on earth
Obama has stated publicly that he has read the Bible and does not approve of using it as a guide, that has never been more evident than today.
Pray for the protection of Jerusalem, for God's Holy Land. Pray for God's people.
Obama has spoke again for himself and NOT THE AMERICAN PUBLIC, unfortunately in our name as our representative.
Israel should not compromise and I believe they will not. They will stand on God's word, as do millions and millions of others believe. And we should not be silent! Complacency is a terrible spiritual state to live in.
Barukh Adonai yom yom ya'amos-lanu Ha'El Yeshuateinu
Blessed is the Lord who carries our burden day by day, God of our Salvation.
Amen Adon Olam, Amen
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