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Thank you for running Sol Sanders' column "No prosperity on the cheap" (Economy, Monday), reminding readers that in 1948, "six Arab states tried to smash a U.N.-proposed but self-proclaimed Jewish state."
When he unsuccessfully tried to cut Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu off at the (congressional) pass with a purportedly seminal speech, President Obama laid out a rather immodest economic agenda for the Arab region. The "developmental" proposals were immediately overshadowed by his unfortunate call for 1949 Israel-Arab armistice lines as the basis for any Israeli-Palestinian settlement.
Tensions are rising in the Middle East. The prime minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, addressed both houses of Congress Tuesday on the growing crisis in Israel, the only democracy in the region, praising America and receiving 30 standing ovations. Tornados are ravaging Middle America. Deadly floods are wreaking havoc in the heartland. There is a war going on in Afghanistan. Iran is close to having nuclear arms. Gas is $4 a gallon. Unemployment is near 10 percent. Food prices are rising. We are facing a crisis on the debt. The American economy is on life support.
President Obama claims and the mainstream media dutifully report that his stance on Israel is just like that of previous presidents and he cannot understand all the fuss following his remarks at the annual assembly of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). Over the weekend, he tried to repair the damage and "set the record straight" by explaining "what I actually said" instead of what he was "reported to have said."
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday slammed a peace vision presented by Israel's prime minister and suggested the Palestinians now have their sights firmly set on seeking U.N. recognition of a Palestinian state in September.
U.S.-Israel tension over President Barack Obama's endorsement of Israel's pre-1967 borders is obscuring a flip side of the Middle East coin: The past days' speeches by the U.S. president contained difficult challenges for the Palestinians as well.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday he is willing to make "painful compromises" to achieve peace but ruled out negotiating with the Palestinian government unless it ditches its Islamic militant partner Hamas.
President Obama's speech last week, which was described by the White House in advance as a speech intended to reach out to the Muslim world, probably will go down as one of the least understood major presidential speeches in modern memory. Confusion concerning the president's words and intent cut across the lines of Jews, Christians and Muslims, Democrats and Republicans, neocons and paleocons, friends and foes of Israel and friends and foes of the president.
President Obama, seeking to quell criticism of his call Thursday for the borders of Israel and a Palestinian state to be based on 1967 lines, stressed to the country's biggest pro-Israel lobby on Sunday that he also supports land swaps between the two sides to reflect changes on the ground during the past 40 years.