"The United States believes that negotiations should result in two states, with permanent Palestinian borders with Israel, Jordan, and Egypt, and permanent Israeli borders with Palestine. "
It was at this point that I realized that the GOP will literally have to run Sarah Palin or PAt Robertson for me to wish victory on Obama in 2012. Fortunately, while Obama can direct some of US policy by edict, I don't think he actually has the power and authority to do too much damage before he is stopped. Even Caesar needed the support of at least one other branch of government.
If Hillary Clinton resigns in disgust, Obama is sunk.
I do admit that GHW Bush told Israel to sit down and shut up and they did. About the last time America stood up to its rebellious charge. I find it funny that you play the part of the aunt taking the teenager's side in the family dispute.
Way back on March 31, 1977, the Dutch newspaper Trouw published an interview with Palestine Liberation Organization executive committee member Zahir Muhsein. Here's what he said:
The Palestinian people does not exist. The creation of a Palestinian state is only a means for continuing our struggle against the state of Israel for our Arab unity. In reality today there is no difference between Jordanians, Palestinians, Syrians and Lebanese. Only for political and tactical reasons do we speak today about the existence of a Palestinian people, since Arab national interests demand that we posit the existence of a distinct "Palestinian people" to oppose Zionism.
For tactical reasons, Jordan, which is a sovereign state with defined borders, cannot raise claims to Haifa and Jaffa, while as a Palestinian, I can undoubtedly demand Haifa, Jaffa, Beer-Sheva and Jerusalem. However, the moment we reclaim our right to all of Palestine, we will not wait even a minute to unite Palestine and Jordan.
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