August 11, 2013
Obama Moving to an Imposed Solution on Israel?
Barack Obama, when running for president the first time, surrounded himself with a host of vehemently anti-Israel advisors, including Lee Hamilton, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Samantha Power, Susan Rice, and Gen. James Jones, many of whom advocated imposing a solution on Israel. In Obama's second administration, Samantha Power is U.S. ambassador to the U.N., Chuck Hagel is secretary of defense, and Martin Indyk is one of the peace process facilitators. All of these people support '67 lines plus swaps and wouldn't be adverse to imposing such a solution on Israel. Obama also made common cause right from the beginning with Jewish leftists, represented by J Street and Israel Policy Forum, who urged him to increase the pressure on Israel -- and, if that didn't work, to impose a solution. So it was no surprise that he started his first term of office by attacking Israel -- namely, by declaring that all settlements were illegitimate and demanding a complete settlement...(Read Full Article)