@Darkforce – The 1967 “borders” were not borders but an armistice line where Israel was able to stop Jordan in 1948. That’s right, if anyone can claim a right to the land of the West Bank it is Jordan. Nobody complained when Jordan "occupied the West Bank. The Palestinians did not cry for an independent state until Israel won the West Bank when Jordan attacked in 1967.
If you want to praise Obama at least get the terms right. He purposely did not use the term “border”.
Muslims view non-muslims as dhimi (second class citizens). They hate that Israel exists because it is not a Muslim state. They are not too fond of Christian states either for the same reason. (Yes, I am generalizing and know that not all Muslims think this way, but dhimi and the idea of not living under the control of the dhimi has some mention in the Koran – which I have read.)
@doughfoot "Or do you want a Greater Israel where a Jewish minority perpetually rules a Muslim majority who are denied equal participation in their country’s government on the basis of their ethnicity/religion? " FYI – the Muslims in Israel who have chosen to be Israeli citizens have representation in the government in equal proportion to their population. They have more rights, better living conditions, better wages, and better health care than the majority of Muslims living in Muslim countries. Bonus for Muslim citizens unlike Jewish citizens of Israel – they may but are not required to serve in the armed forces.
As to the cartoon – IMHO the US cannot keep Jonathan Pollard locked in a Federal Penitentiary for giving secrets to an ally and then demand another country release people who gave us secrets because we are an ally.