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Golda Meir's Answer to President Obama

Since being elected in 2008, President Obama’s stance on Israel has not been what many who stand with the Jewish state would hope. Writing at The Algemeiner, Ronn Torossian looks at what the great Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir would have said to the current American leader:

During a recent interview with The Atlantic, President Obama said “…I care deeply about preserving that Jewish democracy, because when I think about how I came to know Israel, it was based on images of … kibbutzim, and Moshe Dayan, and Golda Meir…” Obama continued on, claiming that there is “a very concerted effort on the part of some political forces to equate being pro-Israel, and hence being supportive of the Jewish people, with a rubber stamp on a particular set of policies coming out of the Israeli government.”

The truth is that Obama is simply out of touch with reality.

Golda Meir, the first female head of state in the Western world, noted, “We are not so fortunate that the quarrel between us and the Arab countries … is a question of territory … The Arab countries are in lack of a little more sand?”

Obama – who has regularly advocated for Israel to withdraw to the 1967 lines, wouldn’t like Golda Meir’s words on the subject. She asked, “Now they say we should go back to the ’67 borders, but that’s where we were so why was there a war? And we had ’47 borders … we didn’t like them very much but we said yes to them. But there was still a war. And after the ’48 war they said we should go back to the ’47 borders. But that’s where we were … and that’s where they wanted to get us out from … They still nurture a hope that at some time we’ll disappear.”

Those words still ring true…

Golda Meir was supremely tough and clear.

The more things change, the more they stay the same. Obama’s wrong. It’s not about the Likud or about the left. It is simply about the State of Israel.

Tags: US-Israel Relations , History

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