The Right's Inconsistent View of Israel
Written By: Jack Hunter | Posted: Monday, June 13th, 2011
When President Obama said last week that Israel should return to its pre-1967 borders, Benjamin Netanyahu declared "Israel will not return to the indefensible boundaries of 1967." Israel's Prime Minister was clearly not pleased.
But perhaps even more perturbed was the American Right, with the potential 2012 Republican presidential candidates offering the following reactions: Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich called Obama's Israeli-Palestinian policy a "disaster." Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney said "President Obama has thrown Israel under the bus." Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann said that America would be "cursed" by God if it "rejected" Israel. A critical Sarah Palin even advised Obama to read the Old Testament.
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