Monday, June 13, 2011

Gingrich blasts Obama over Israel

From CNN, 13 June 2011:

Republican Newt Gingrich ...Appearing before the Republican Jewish Coalition in Beverly Hills... focused almost the entirety of his speech on Israel and the Middle East.

"Both Israel and America are at a dangerous crossroads at which the survival of Israel and the safety of the United States both hang in the balance," Gingrich said.

Gingrich told the audience that peace with the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas is an impossible goal.

... he vowed, if elected, to move the U.S. embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

And blasted as "dangerous" recent speeches by President Barack Obama calling for Israel and the Palestinians to restart peace talks with the 1967 borders as a starting point.

"President Obama... wants Israel to accept the indefensible lines of 1967 as the starting point of negotiations. Accepting such a proposal would be a suicidal step for Israel," Gingrich said....

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