Though the event was avoided for as long as possible, President Obama finally sat down for an interview with FOX News, the organization his White House has attempted to marginalize unsuccessfully over the last few months. In fact, FOX News viewership has increased dramatically due to White House attacks. Give it to Obama for at least understanding his need to speak to the majority of Americans even if they are conservative.
Much of what he said was a continuation of his campaign jibberish. However, in regards to the Israeli/Palestinian issue, his foundational, anti-Israel bias was made clear. Though he attempted to sound thoughtful and Presidential, his words reveal that he believes Israel IS, as always, the problem in forging a peace in the Middle East. In his own words;
"The actions taken by the Israeli government contravene repeated calls by the international community, including the Quartet, and run counter to the creation of an atmosphere conducive to achieving a viable and credible solution to the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians," continued the statement. "If there is to be genuine peace, a way must be found to resolve the status of Jerusalem as the future capital of two states."
First, the settlements are legal by previous agreements, especially in the light that Israel declared Jerusalem to be its national capitol in the early 1980's.
Second, no mention is made of the illegal Palestinian construction that is happening throughout Jerusalem.
Third, no mention is made of Palestinian uprisings at the site of the Temple Mount.
Fourth, no mention is made of the repeated statements by Palestinians that "Israel must be wiped off the map."
By now, most of us are aware of Obama's rhetorical ability and his propensity to speak sweetly. His actions are the true revelator in his foundational belief that the Arab world, vicariously through the Palestinians, is the oppressed, while Israel is the oppressor.
Jimmy Root Jr
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