The world is carefully following the relationship between the United States and Israel after a tumultuous week. Last week in his policy speech President Obama suggested Israel change its border lines back to pre1967 and help secure a Palestinian state. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with Obama in what Sean details as a meeting in which “a teacher had to give a history lesson” to President Obama. Netanyahu insisted 1967 borders would not work most importantly due to an inability to defend itself against neighboring enemies, and expressed a concern to the ultimate destruction of the state of Israel.
President Obama addressed the American Israeli Political Action Committee yesterday in what can be described as inconclusive at best, and friends and allies of Israel are left to contemplate what Obama’s motives and goals truly are for the Jewish state. House Minority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD), spoke before the president and gave a pro-Israel speech essentially undermining Obama’s plans, and was well received by the crowd. Hoyer said the United States should abide by the 2004 letter from George W. Bush to then Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon.
Despite Obama’s words last Thursday, some think his speech to AIPAC Sunday redeemed him by saying things to the pro-Israel AIPAC group such as “the recent agreement between Fatah and Hamas poses an enormous obstacle to peace. No country can be expected to negotiate with a terrorist organization sworn to its destruction. And we will continue to demand that Hamas accept the basic responsibilities of peace, including recognizing Israel’s right to exist and rejecting violence and adhering to all existing agreements.”
Tonight Prime Minister Netanyahu will be addressing AIPAC at approximately 9pm ET, and will address Congress tomorrow morning at 11am ET. The world and Jewish population eagerly await his response. Don’t miss Sean’s interview with Prime Minister Netanyahu Tuesday May 24th 9pm on the Fox News Channel.