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And the president stepped forward earlier today to unveil his vision for the Middle East a region that has been plagued by despotism and terrorism now for decades.
-- after proclaiming his belief in freedom and self determination for everybody in the region.
He dropped this bombshell about our ally Israel and its Palestinian neighbors.
The United States believes that negotiations.
Should result in two states.
With permanent Palestinian borders -- Israel Jordan and Egypt.
And permanent Israeli borders with Palestine.
We believe the borders of Israel Palestine should be based.
On the 1967 lines would mutually agreed swaps.
So that secure and recognized borders are established for both states.
Are you heard that right the president is calling on Israel to give back the land that it won in a war -- now one that began when its enemies vowed to drive Israel into the sea.
Now here's what Israel would look like -- the president's dreams came true.
Now everything yellow would become a part of a Palestinian state including East Jerusalem.
The holiest part of the Israeli capital -- that's where the Wailing Wall in the temple mount both Jewish holy sites are located.
Now Israel is now 45 miles wide it would be reduced to just the width of eight miles.
And in the wake of the president's speech former Massachusetts governor GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney charged quote.
President Obama has thrown Israel under the bus home more like a -- Paula suicide bombers.
And I wonder of the members of the Nobel Committee over -- Oslo or scratching their heads tonight wondering why one of their peace prize recipients is abandoning a key democratic ally.
Joining me -- analysis to the president's new plan for the Middle East Arizona.
Senator John McCain senator will -- always welcome back to -- program thanks for being with us.
Thank you Sean I think it's deeper than throwing and throwing Israel under the bus we promised Israel I have a 2004.
From the US President George Bush to prime minister sure -- Promising America would never do this to Israel your reaction -- Yes that was in exchange for a should know that -- Is -- turning over.
West bank and Gaza.
First let -- -- is pleased to hear the president speak for democracy I wish he had and the demonstrators who wish -- done that in the half of this.
Demonstrators in early 2009.
Who are saying Obama Obama.
Whose side are you -- and he came out and said if he didn't want to jeopardize his chances to negotiate with the Islamic republic of Iran.
So I was pleased to see him speaking up for.
Democracy in these Middle Eastern countries.
I think they're making the same mistake that they made.
At the beginning of the administration's you may recall.
As a precondition.
President Obama called for a freeze on all settlements.
And then of course later on -- that that is a requirement but.
The Palestinians captive this requirement and so this is setting up.
On the boundaries of the State of Israel.
Without regard to the Israelis having -- country that they card that they can defend militarily.
And when you look at one of the partners are one of them.
And one of the groups.
Hamas who control Gaza are committed to the extinction in the State of Israel.
Then you can certainly understand what I.
Prime minister Netanyahu would be very reluctant to.
Support such a proposal we all want peace talks we all want -- settlement we all want that why can't we just say.
Everybody sit down and you can work this out the right of return water there are many of myriad of issues and if you truly are committed.
First thing you need to do is she is committed.
To your recognition of the right of the State of Israel -- -- -- he hit the key point in my mind here before you can have any negotiations that we have a unity pact between Fatah and Hamas.
Hamas' charter calls for the destruction of Israel seems to me that we took our closest ally.
And we emboldened.
Those that they're supposed to negotiate with because their position now will forever be bullied in the United States agrees with us.
And meanwhile it won't compromise their security and in and a multitude of ways.
Why would the president.
Insist that our allies.
Are are very close ally.
Sit down with people that have in their charter the call for Israel's destruction why would a president do that.
Well I guess the president is assuming that Hamas will abandon their commitment.
To the destruction.
Understated industrial pig associate this -- CC one and -- -- -- But if this is one in serious where we have seen Israelis to make unilateral concessions.
In return for promises.
A Palestinian commitments.
That would be.
Commensurate back to.
Consonants -- -- and would move forward.
With the peace process consistently that Israelis have made concessions at our insistence.
And dad there has not been.
Cooperation on the part.
Our Palestinian friends now I think there's some good people in Palestine I think that there are some who are committed.
Two piece prime minister -- who say.
Very fine individual and they're some -- But the rulers of Hamas and Hezbollah in the north as you know have made no bones about their commitment that they have to destroy -- a look at their commemoration.
-- just the other day.
But the founding of the State of Israel as they -- the borders of Israel.
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