Administration Adopts the Language of Hamas
Before his re-election last week, Benjamin Netanyahu candidly said he didn’t see a two-state solution being likely while he was Israel’s prime minister. That’s primarily because Palestinians want only one state – theirs – and won’t agree to “peace” until Israel is wiped off the map. Facing intense pressure from Barack Obama, however, Netanyahu reiterated after his win that he does indeed desire a peaceful two-state solution. That’s not enough for Obama, though. White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough gave one condition for peace: “An occupation [of Palestinian land] that has lasted more than 50 years must end.” That’s the language of anti-Israel leftists and Hamas terrorists, meaning Obama’s administration is showing its true colors. McDonough also said of Netanyahu’s original comments, “We cannot simply pretend that these comments were never made.” Let’s just turn that around on McDonough for the “occupation” remark. And Obama has no problem pretending Ayatollah Khamenei didn’t chant “death to America.” What gives?