Sunday, November 7, 2010

Ted Belman: Would President Palin Shake Up the 'Peace Process'?

If Sarah Palin becomes President of the United States in 2012, Ted Belman opines that she may end the impasse in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process by introducing a paradigm shift:
To date she has not retracted her support for a "two- state solution," which in any event is not a two-state solution that the Palestinians would accept. She told Barbara Walters, "I believe that the Jewish settlements should be allowed to be expanded upon, because that population of Israel is, is going to grow. ...And I don't think that the Obama administration has any right to tell Israel that the Jewish settlements cannot expand."

In the VP debate, she said she would move the US embassy to Jerusalem.

She told AIPAC, "Let there be no doubt: I will always keep the threat of military action on the table to defend our security and our ally Israel."

In a similarly firm tone, she told Charles Gibson, that she would not "second-guess" Israeli military action against Iran.

While many politicians kiss up to the American Jews during elections, Sarah Palin has always exhibited affection and support for the Jewish people and Israel. Her views are supported by 50 million Evangelical Christians who support an undivided Jerusalem and Jewish claims to Judea and Samaria. The latest polls indicate 65% of Americans support Israel.

After decades of trying to reach a two state solution, America should abandon the attempt and pursue a more workable solution such as autonomy only for the Palestinians.

Noting Gov. Palin's reputation for "shaking things up," Bellman argues that she, "more than anyone else, is likely to usher in the required paradigm shift."

- JP

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