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Does President Obama have the right to suggest Israel give up land to Palestinians?
Of course he has the right to suggest it, whether Israel will listen - that's another question all together.
i wouldnt say its actually a right. but i feel he is right in saying israel give up those land. this is the closest for peace to ever come to that territory if implemented. after all US supports israel heavily. so i think its in US interest that peace return there
It is a free country here, so he has the right to say what he wants--whether it was wise to do so is another matter. I think he should not have said that.
America is partially to blame for the whole cause (not Obama in person though), so they should try to help where they can and be a part of the solution if necessary.
As a world leader, of course he has "the right" to suggest a position for Israel. That's what world leaders do, and since the US and Israel are so supportive of each other, I would expect that Israel is interested in what our President has to say.
Even a fool is wise until he opens his mouth.... He is free to speek his mind.. then spend the rest of the election saying you didn't understand what he said.
obama has the right, certainly. we have to understand that fully half the population of israel as well as their media have been saying the same thing for at least three years. netanyahu is a right wing politician akin to rand paul in the usa. he has been the source of many problems for israel because of his strident views.
the two state solution is inevitable. the swaps obama spoke about will be trades made between israel and the palestinians to tweak their agreement.
The issue of land for Israel goes back to the Old Testament and His promises to the Jewish people, so it's very important to tread carefully.
This response is not for or against Israel -- it is a personal observation. I think Obama definitely has the right. He also has the right to tell Russia, China, India, and Pakistan to stop invading other countries. He may or may not be correct in all of those situations. That being said, he is the US President, and as an American his motivations appear to be for the sake of peace.
There is a problem. Most people don't understand why Israel has the "occupied territory." Israel took the land in question when it was attacked in 1967. There is no doubt It was a land grab. it was a defensive tactic to protect against future attacks. In fact, there was another large scale attack after that, where Israel was able to properly defend itself due to the land grab. I think when countries are at war, land grabs are a necessity for the sake of protecting your country. It's not about needing more land, it's about strategic defense.
Unfortunately, Israel did not properly use the occupied land defensively, instead it's people built residential communities there. Military installations would have made more sense to me.
The land of Sinai was no ones dowry in the first place to be given away to anyone when Israel was created, either to arabs or israelis or to moslems or the jews. But the UN thought otherwise.
He can say what he wants, but I think he knows jack-diddly-squat about the situation in Israel so maybe he should not. The man somehow thinks communism works as well so I count him as a fool. I heard him say before he was elected something along the lines of this, "From each according to their abilities and to each according to their needs." That my friends is communism and we have seen a mess that communism has made of freedoms, economies and most of all lives. It does not work and neither does Obama.
He can say what he wants - sure.
However, what we really see is his anti-Israel stand coming out. Israel was also betrayed when the US State Department leaked Israel's military secrets to the Jihadist world last month as well. Obama wants to give ALL of Palestine to Israel's enemies.
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