Israel-'Palestine' Insanity Must Stop

On March 2, 2007, then-presidential candidate Barack Obama addressed an AIPAC foreign policy forum in Chicago, Illinois.  Here is what he had to say: We should all be concerned about the agreement negotiated among Palestinians in Mecca last month.  The reports of this agreement suggest that Hamas, Fatah, and independent ministers would sit in a government together, under a Hamas Prime Minister, without any recognition of Israel, without a renunciation of violence, and with only an ambiguous promise to "respect" previous agreements.    This should concern us all because it suggests that Mahmoud Abbas, who is a Palestinian leader I believe is committed to peace, felt forced to compromise with Hamas.  However, if we are serious about the Quartet's conditions, we must tell the Palestinians this is not good enough.  For those of us that support the state of Israel and wish for nothing more than peace with security for her beleaguered people, these were...(Read Full Article)