29 March 2013

The Best of Uncommon Commentary

I've just learned that in his 2009 speech to the United Nations' General Assembly, President Obombast said that he favored the creation of a Palestinian-Arab state "with contiguous territory that ends the occupation that began in 1967".  Note the words that I've italicized.  Arab Palestine consists of both the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, which are separated from one another; does Obama envision a corridor, which would necessarily run through what is now Israel (and thus make that state's territory non-contiguous), from the Fatah-ruled land to that ruled by Hamas?  The fact that he has alluded in subsequent speeches to "1967 borders with agreed-upon swaps" as his desired outcome for the so-called Peace Process in the Holy Land suggests that this is the case.  Here's a better idea.