My column in Human Events this morning:
When he spoke at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Sunday, Barack Hussein Obama struck a conciliatory tone: “Even while we may at times disagree, as friends sometimes will, the bonds between the United States and Israel are unbreakable, and the commitment of the United States to the security of Israel is ironclad.” Yet he rendered these words hollow by reiterating the recommendations he made in his speech last Thursday, which, if carried out, would render Israel defenseless before the advancing jihad.
Chief among these recommendations was Obama’s call for the establishment of a Palestinian state. “The borders of Israel and Palestine,” he said Thursday, “should be based on the 1967 lines, with mutually agreed swaps, so that secure and recognized borders are established for both states.”
On Sunday, he did his best to make this statement, which had become the focus of a justified uproar, appear benign: “By definition, it means that the parties themselves””Israelis and Palestinians””will negotiate a border that is different than the one that existed on June 4, 1967. That’s what mutually agreed-upon swaps means. It allows the parties themselves to account for the changes that have taken place over the last 44 years. It allows the parties themselves to take account of those changes, including the new demographic realities on the ground and the needs of both sides.”…