May 18, 2008

Obama and the Jews, Cont'd

Thomas Friedman's been on fire since he came back from book leave; today, he addresses the Obama/"support for Israel" myth:

America today has rightly a bipartisan approach to Arab-Israeli peace that is not going to change no matter who becomes our next president. America, whether under a Republican or Democratic administration, is now committed to a two-state solution in which the Palestinians get back the West Bank, Gaza and Arab parts of East Jerusalem, and Israel gives back most of the settlements in the West Bank, offsetting those it does not evacuate with land from Israel.

The notion that a President Barack Obama would have a desire or ability to walk away from this consensus American position is ludicrous.

But don't worry; I'm sure Barack has been on at least one charity board with someone who disagrees.

Still though, my favorite line of the column is the last one: "Maureen Dowd is off today."

Posted by Stephen Silver at May 18, 2008 08:19 PM
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