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Washington Post to Obama: Back Down on ‘Settlements’

Posted by Glezele Vayne on June 8, 2009

BS”D

by Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu

(IsraelNN.com) The liberal-leaning Washington Post, often noted as reflecting U.S. policy, editorialized Sunday that U.S. President Barack Obama’s demand that Israel stop all building for Jews in Judea and Samaria may leave him without Israel as an ally and without Arab support. The daily traditionally has taken a harsh view of Jewish towns in Judea and Samaria.

“The problem is that no Israeli government — not Mr. Netanyahu’s, not even one led by the current opposition — is likely to agree to a total construction ban,” The Washington newspaper stated in its editorial. “By insisting on one, the administration risks bogging it down in a major dispute with its ally, while giving Arab governments and Palestinians a ready excuse not to make their own concessions.”

The paper also declared that Palestinian Authority negotiators have already conceded that large Jewish population centers in the PA will become part of Israel if and when a new PA state is created. No PA leader has made this statement in public, and President Obama’s declaration that “settlements are illegitimate” has strengthened confidence in the Arab world that all of the territorial demands in the 2002 Saudi Arabia Peace Plan will be met.

The Washington Post pointed out that former President Bill Clinton as well George W. Bush recognized the “facts on the ground” of a permanent Jewish presence in such cities as Maaleh Adumim. However, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton specifically said earlier this week that the Obama government does not recognize the personal promise by Bush on Israeli retention of the city as well as other areas.

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2 Responses to “Washington Post to Obama: Back Down on ‘Settlements’”

  1. joeland7 said

    The settlements are a hinderance to peace in the middle-east. The situation in the Middle-East is constantly changing. The world today is far more knowledgeable since Israel became a nation. The claim that was made by Truman for Israel to become a nation is becoming less valid. No longer is Israel consider to be God’s chosen people. People of the world are learning that modern-day Jews are Khazarians and converted to Judaism. According to the Torah, Jews today are of the tribe of Ashkenazim, son of Gomer, son of Japheth. They are not descendants Shem nor are they of Abraham seed. Their ancestors as a whole never lived in Palestine.
    http://www.christusrex.com/www2/koestler/
    http://joeland7.wordpress.com/2009/04/26/is-modern-day-israel-in-bible-prophecy/

    • elyakatz said

      BS”D

      You wrote: “The settlements are a hinderance to peace in the middle-east.”

      Really? Men, women and children going about their daily business are a hindrance to peace? Hm. Not crazed men with suicide bomb belts? Not men shooting rockets from schoolyards into schoolyards?

      You wrote:
      “People of the world are learning that modern-day Jews are Khazarians and converted to Judaism. According to the Torah, Jews today are of the tribe of Ashkenazim, son of Gomer, son of Japheth. They are not descendants Shem nor are they of Abraham seed. Their ancestors as a whole never lived in Palestine.”

      G-d did not rest the authority of developing Judaism upon the goyim. Our venerated Sages were given that authority, and our rabbis execute their directives. As such, we have the right to accept converts. Ruth was not an Israelite, but she converted and was the grandmother of King David.

      As far as science is concerned, it’s authority does not trump G-d’s authority, but it does back up our claims thus far:

      http://www.khazaria.com/genetics/abstracts.html

      You wrote: “The claim that was made by Truman for Israel to become a nation is becoming less valid. No longer is Israel consider to be God’s chosen people.”

      Try reading Jeremiah 31:34-36. Sorry, your “sources” lack scholarly weight. Christianity and it’s alleged authority is the modern invention, not Judaism and not the Jewish people.

      Try harder.

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