May 21 2011
Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch (R) announced Friday he would introduce a congressional resolution disapproving of President Obama’s stance on Israel’s border lines, saying that it “threatens Israel’s security.”
Hatch released a statement entitled “Hatch Condemns President’s Demand that Israel Revert to Pre-1967 Borders.”
The Hill – “Israel is the United States’ strongest friend and ally. By calling for a return to the pre-1967 borders, President Obama has directly undermined her,” Hatch declared. “Rather than stand by Israel against consistent unprovoked aggression by longtime supporters of terrorism, President Obama is rewarding those who threaten Israel’s very right to exist. This is not only ridiculous, but dangerous. There is strong disapproval in Congress for the President’s new posture towards Israel, and I will introduce a resolution next week affirming Israel’s right to maintain its territorial integrity.”
Said Hatch: “There is strong disapproval in Congress for the President’s new posture towards Israel, and I will introduce a resolution next week affirming Israel’s right to maintain its territorial integrity. “Now, more than ever, the security interests of the United States and Israel are linked,” he said. “Iran’s quest for nuclear weapons is a clear and present danger to both of our nations. We cannot distance ourselves from our Israeli friends.”
Believe it or not, Orrin Hatch wrote what has become my all-time favorite Hanukkah song.