Obama doesn't believe in "defensible" borders for Israel

After surrendering the demand for stiff UN sanctions on Iran, the Obama Regime has renegged on the longstanding American commitment of assuring Israel of recognized and defensible borders by omitting the word “defensible.”

In the administration’s message of congratulations to Israel on its 62nd Day of Independence, US Secretary of state Hillary Clinton mentions “recognized borders” while omitting the traditional “defensible.”

DEBKAfile’s Washington sources report that following the talks held by Presidents Obama and Hu Jintao in Washington last week, the Administration is apparently engaged in a debate about whether to push for tough sanctions against Iran at the Security Council and run into opposition from China and other countries – or go for a quick UN General Assembly resolution, which would be non-binding. appeaser-in-chief-caves-on-iran-sanctions-thisll-show-those-joooooos

DEBKAfile’s Washington sources report that following the talks held by Presidents Obama and Hu Jintao in Washington last week, the Administration is apparently engaged in a debate about whether to push for tough sanctions against Iran at the Security Council and run into opposition from China and other countries – or go for a quick UN General Assembly resolution, which would be non-binding. appeaser-in-chief-caves-on-iran-sanctions-thisll-show-those-joooooos

The view William Burns, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, offered the House foreign affairs committee last week was that a UN resolution would clear the way for the European Union and other countries to “amplify the impact” of whatever sanctions are agreed on. Burns avoided mentioning the Security Council and indicated that the administration had little hope of any effective action on Iran by the world body.

It will be recalled that President Obama twice asked Israel to ignore Iran’s missed deadlines and promised to promote effective UN Security Council sanctions if Irancontinued to spurn his diplomatic efforts for curbing its nuclear program. The last deadline was in December, 2009. Yet on Monday, April 19, clearly lagging behind events in Washington, Israel’s defense minister Ehud Barak said: “Now is the time for sanctions (against Iran).”

“I have a deep personal commitment to Israel,” Clinton said. “And so does President Obama. Our nation will not waver in protecting Israel’s security and promotingIsrael’s future. That is why pursuing peace and recognized borders for Israel is one of our top priorities.”

Old friendships die hard

By omitting “defensible borders” from her message, she spoke for the first US administration to abdicate its guarantee of defensible borders as a fundamental component of Israel’s security, thereby nullifying her and the US president’s pledge not to “waver in protecting Israel’s security.”

This key omission led to another worrying question about Israel’s future borders: By whom must they be recognized in the view of the Obama administration? DEBKA

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