Here's why President Obama should not have said that Israel has to go back to the pre 1967 borders to have peace with the Palestinians. That land, the West Bank, is the only thing Israel has to give in negotiations. If they find their biggest ally and backer, the U.S., is giving up the territory before negotiations begin, why should the Palestinians give up anything?
In other words, Obama cut the legs out from under our best friend in the Middle East.
The Israeli Prime Minister met with Obama today. When it was over, they came out to speak to the media. The Israeli said we're still friends, but Israel is not going back to the 1967 borders. Period. I believe him about that. I don't believe him when he says we're still friends. I think our President is working hard to make sure we're not. But I don't know why.