|Obama and Netanyahu will be discussing return policies.|
Two heads of state, Mr. Obama and Mr. Netanyahu will meet this afternoon. In his speech yesterday Mr. Obama supported an imminent Palestinian state and a divided Jerusalem. States, as you may know, have the right to bear arms, to aim missiles, to aim them wherever they want.
Thus Mr. Netanyahu reportedly wasn't happy with the speech, and neither am I.
Forget the rock throwing. It will be missile launches over the Western Wall.
Mr. Obama, people might remember, ran on a platform of an undivided Jerusalem. Israelis didn't trust him, not from what I read during that crucial election year, and the people in my velt didn't vote for him because they didn't trust him, either. And yesterday, as if to confirm their fears, he declared that Israel should return to the 1967 borders, return land that serves as a buffer, protects Israel from terrorist aggressors.
Return land! What is the return policy on most things?
How about returning 6 million lives?
Some of us remember the Six Day War, the one that secured what we think of as Israel today. In May of 1967, one hundred thousand Egyptians threatened Israel from the south and Iraqis poured into Jordan to the east. The Syrians, up north, did what they could to amass an army. Rather than wait for the inevitable, Israel began an offensive that lasted only six days.
We know who won. And now Mr. Obama wants Mr. Netanyahu to give it back, that land.
My suggestion is that Mr. Obama spend some time in Israel in a town near Gaza. Then talk about it some more.
2. Remembering the Holocaust
I don't usually post videos, don't even watch too many, but FD forwarded me this one and he tends to be right about this sort of thing. It's a touching kids story, an award-winning short. A little over three minutes. No regrets.