Obama shows ignorance or malice toward Israel

May 23, 2011

President Obama's demand that Israel withdraw to its pre-1967 borders shows either ignorance or malice. Conquering Arab armies seized what was granted to Israel by the 1948 United Nations resolution. Your demand that Israel return its own land to the those who attacked it and were defeated is an outrage and something never in history demanded of anyone other than the Jewish people. One can only wonder why such selectivity.

The problem is not a matter of land! The crux of the problem is the refusal of the Arabs and Palestinians to accept the right of Israel to exist. Only after several generations of Arab children are taught to accept this will peace be possible.

I cannot express the depth of my disappointment. I voted for President Obama and worked for his election. I am a life-long Democrat. Now I need to work to make sure that he is not re-elected and that the US returns to the policies of all prior US administrations.

Abel J. Merrill, Baltimore

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