Hold on to your hats kids, the “Prophet”, Glenn Beck has claimed that President Obama has issued an “ultimatum,” to Israel giving them “30 days to comply with the 1967 border rules.”
“And then, the Israel ultimatum,” declared the Prophet. “This one happens by September. This weekend, the Obama administration gave Israel 30 days to comply with the 1967 border rules. According to the National Security Council, quote, ‘We have a month to see if we can work something out with the Israelis and Palestinians as accepting these principles as a basis for negotiations.’ Well, now, there’s a reasonable timeline on solving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, a conflict that has gone on for decades and centuries. Guys, you got 30 days. Why didn’t I think of that earlier? This presidency thing is a breeze for Barack Obama.”
Well, not quite Prophet Glenn, not quite. Fact is the article you chose to quote, trying to back up your latest falsehood (should Prophets be telling falsehoods? That’s a topic for another day I’m sure) actually stated that the Obama Administration has made a “request” of Israel to accept the President’s proposal as a basis for negotiations and as a way to head off Palestinian plans to unilaterally declare an independent state.
Glenn, you’re a liar, and you’re crazy.
But, even though the Prophet Glenn is certifiable, I have to say I find the whole idea of even asking Israel to move back to the pre-1967 borders is very naïve. I don’t know who in the administration thought up this one, but they should do a little studying about the why there’s a pre-1967 border.
There was a little something called the Six-day War. It started when Israel’s neighbors decide in June of 1967 to enact their own “Final Solution” on their Jewish neighbors. Egypt, Jordan and Syria – with troops and aid from fellow Arab nations Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Algeria – attacked, and had their lunch handed to them. When the dust settled, Israel’s borders had expanded dramatically including The West Bank together with East Jerusalem (taken from Jordan), the Golan Heights (taken from Syria) and the Sinai and Gaza (taken from Egypt).
Had these peaceful Arab neighbors not attacked Israel, then there wouldn’t be any need to discuss any “pre-1967 border”. If I were Israel I would ignore anyone suggesting to me that I should relinquish these territories.
As for the Palestinian People, you had a chance in 1947 when Israel was created, to have a separate Palestinian State, but you turned your nose up and declared Jihad against the Jews. You were not going to share anything with your cousins; you were going to exterminate them. Well, let’s see, 64 years later, how’d that strategy work out for you?