In one of the most flagrant un-American acts yet by the Republican Party, and their unyielding support for policies opposed by a majority of Israeli’s, they gave 29 standing ovations against Obama’s plan for peace in the Middle East.
This sick act of defiance against a sitting president should send a clear message to Obama that the time for compromise is over. Jonathan Turley:
There is a fascinating disconnect in this week after Israeli Prime Minister received 29 standing ovations in Congress in defying Obama’s recent Middle East initiative but, according to a poll this week, 57 percent of Israeli voters supported Obama’s initiative.
ABC News: One of his biggest applause lines was aimed directly at President Obama. “Israel will not return to the indefensible boundaries of 1967,” Netanyahu said, prompting a big standing ovation. As Netanyahu himself pointed out, the President has not called on Israel to return to the exact 1967 borders. The President has said that a peace agreement should be “based on 1967 lines with mutually agreed swaps."
Netanyahu arguably got an warmer reception than President Obama received during his last state of the union President Obama got 25 standing ovations from Congress during his 2011 State of the Union address. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu got 29 today.