News ID: 4763
Publish Date: 21 May 2011 - 19:10
Top GOP contenders have become upset with President Obama after stating that Israel should respect the need for a Palestinian state based on the borders prior to the 1967 Six-Day War in his recent speech directed for foreign policy in the Middle East
"The United States believes that negotiations should result in two states, with permanent Palestinian borders with Israel, Jordan and Egypt, and permanent Israeli borders with Palestine," Obama said towards the end of his 45 minute address.

President Obama's speech on the US role in the Middle East is getting praise by many around the world for blasting the use of force on demonstrators and dismissing the notion that Al Qaeda style extremism appeals to younger Muslims. What is receiving harsh criticism from political opponents here in the US and the international community like Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is Obama’s closing statements which called for a Palestinian state based on the 1967 borders as well as a Israeli settlement withdrawal from the West Bank.

Former MN Governor and GOP contender Tim Pawlenty, a Republican presidential hopeful, is accusing the president of having a dangerous foreign policy, while another claims Obama is making a "dangerous demand." Two others also claim the president has "betrayed" and "disrespected" Israel.

"The United States believes that negotiations should result in two states, with permanent Palestinian borders with Israel, Jordan and Egypt, and permanent Israeli borders with Palestine," Obama said in the concluding section of his 45-minute address.

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, who is exploring a presidential bid wrote in a statement, "President Obama has thrown Israel under the bus. He has disrespected Israel and undermined its ability to negotiate peace. He has also violated a first principle of American foreign policy, which is to stand firm by your friends."
 

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