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From Sammy Levine's article on Pajamas media: "Dick Armey told the audience he believes America’s investment in Israel is in our vital national security interest because both countries are on the front lines in the war against radical Islam. The tea party movement supports Israel, he said, because it is an “island of freedom” in a sea of despotism. Plus, Americans and Israelis share the same fundamental values: liberty, democracy, and justice."
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Dershowitz Writes: "President Obama's formulation requires Israel to give up its card and to make a "wrenching compromise" by dismantling most of the West Bank settlements and ending its occupation of the West Bank. But it does not require the Palestinians to give up their card and to compromise on the right of return. That "extraordinarily emotional" issue is to be left to further negotiations only after the borders have been agreed to."
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Bibi's speech at AIPAC was almost as good as his speech to Congress today! Check out the 10 minute clip above that I took.
Here is a quick update from AIPAC. Obama repeated his call for the 1967 borders this morning, but clarified his remarks adding that the new border would be different than 1967 cause, "thats what mutual land swaps means (in a very demeaning tone)." He did get numerous standing ovation, however his reception from the crowd was much less enthusiastic than it was for Eric Cantor (who I will get to in a moment). The overall tone of Obama's speech was very uninspiring and boring, especially compared to last years speech; as if he did not want to be there. The rest of his speech was the same old platitudes which I find disingenuous. Eric Cantor's speech, on the other hand, brought the house down. He received more standing ovations than Obama, and they were much longer and more ethusiastic. This was ineresting because AIPAC crowds are notoriously overwhelmingly liberal. Eric Cantor made it very clear that there is no peace because of the Palestinian's culture of hate and violence, not because of border issues. The difference between Cantor's and Obama's speech was like night and day. Obama equivocated, while Cantor exemplified moral clarity. To me, it really illustrated how the Republican Party is more supportive of Israel than Democrats.
(I'm pretty sure all the speeches are, or will be, available on AIPAC's website)
Overall I thought it was a very good speech. The last 10 minutes of the speech focused on the Israel/Arab conflict, wherein he was very critical of the Palestinians. He called on them to reform their hateful society and accept the Jewish State. The one unfortunate part was when he called on Israel to recede to the 1967 borders. By doing this, Obama has backed Israel into a corner and has taken away Israel's best bargaining chip: land.
Glenn Beck has emerged as the most pro-Israel cable news commentator in America. During the last couple months he has devoted countless hours of his show to defending the Jewish State against the hate of the anti-Israel left and Radical Islam.
Thank you, Glenn!
Yesterday was "Nakba" day, wherein Arabs protest the "catastrophe" that is the founding of Israel. Citizens from neighboring Lebanon and Syria crossed Israel's borders during the protest, inciting hate and violence.
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