Perry: President emboldened Palestinians to seek statehood

posted at 12:45 pm on September 20, 2011 by Tina Korbe

President Barack Obama’s pressure-filled demands for concessions from Israel in peace negotiations emboldened the Palestinian Authority to this week seek formal recognition of statehood from the U.N. General Assembly, Texas Gov. Rick Perry said today in a speech in New York.

“We are indignant that certain Middle Eastern leaders have discarded the principle of direct negotiations between the sovereign nation of Israel and the Palestinian leadership,” Perry said in excerpts of a speech provided by one of his aides to The Associated Press. “And we are equally indignant that the Obama administration’s Middle East policy of appeasement has encouraged such an ominous act of bad faith.” …

“It’s vitally important for America to preserve alliances with leaders who seek to preserve peace and stability in the region,” Perry said. “But today, neither adversaries nor allies know where America stands. Our muddle of a foreign policy has created great uncertainty in the midst of the Arab Spring.”

Perry isn’t the only person who thinks the president’s policies on Israel have led the Palestinians to believe they have the wiggle room to make this bid for statehood.

Obama has been criticized by Republicans and many pro-Israel activists for seeming to push the Jewish state harder than the Palestinians to make compromises to achieve peace. Among other things, Obama has called on Israel to cease building housing settlements in the West Bank and to negotiate the scope of the Palestinian state using 1967 borders as a starting point — a diplomatic position the U.S. has long maintained but one that has never before been explicitly embraced by a U.S. president.

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has also been outspoken about this issue, calling the confusion at the U.N. this week “an unmitigated diplomatic disaster.”

To be fair, ever since it has been clear Mahmoud Abbas would make an appeal to the General Assembly, the Obama administration has done what it can to resist the Palestinian push, promising to veto recognition in the Security Council and pledging to cut foreign assistance to the Palestinians if the General Assembly does recognize a Palestinian state. And Hillary Clinton has been scrambling to cobble together any kind of plan that would compel the Palestinians to abandon the ploy for statehood and allow Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations to resume in about a month.

But as AP wrote last night, no way this can end well. Sure, Abbas stands to lose as much as Obama, but, as Perry said, had Obama maintained a clear position all along, Abbas might never have been so brave as to embarrass the U.S. this way.


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annoyinglittletwerp on September 20, 2011 at 1:39 PM

Works for me!

Shay on September 20, 2011 at 2:18 PM

O/T

I still think MB was over the top on the way she handled it,
however, will the facts vindicate her?

Go to American Thinker.com and read the article – excerpt here:

“The professors might also look up VAERS case number 339718. That case was reported in Indiana on February 17, 2009. The patient was 13 years old.

Approx 3 weeks after getting 1st set of Gardasil, patient complained that she was weak and was having a hard time speaking. On 11/29/08 patient had 2 seizures. She was was taken to the ER. Since the first few days of her illness, she stopped being able to talk, walk and has been completely unresponsive. She is on a ventilator & has a feeding tube. She has neurological movements. All of the testing done shows that patient has encephalitis. The cause of the Encephalitis is a reaction to the Gardasil Vaccine… FINAL DX: meningoencephalitis w/significant mental changes & seizures Records reveal patient experienced seizure that progressed to loss of speech, sustained focal seizures… seizure disorder; history of depression w/suicidal attempts… not able to follow commands… severe neurological damage. Now w/fever, hypotension & decreased mental status[.]“

Amjean on September 20, 2011 at 2:20 PM

ernesto on September 20, 2011 at 2:17 PM

Heh, I have plenty of stones, but your fluff is not worth the effort. May you be punished to remain as you are.

Schadenfreude on September 20, 2011 at 2:21 PM

and yet we’ll hear 5 questions about HPV at thursday’s debate…guaranteed

cmsinaz on September 20, 2011 at 1:10 PM
Yep.

changer1701 on September 20, 2011 at 1:35 PM

Only if Bachmann is there. Maybe before that, she would have received a letter from Merck. If I were Perry, she would already have received a letter from my Attorney to put up or shut up. Just because someone receives donations, doesn’t mean they have taken a bribe. When you accuse someone of that, you better have some proof to back up your mouth.

bluefox on September 20, 2011 at 2:21 PM

Perry’s right. We need the GOP to come out and explicitly support whatever dictators are necessary to keep arabs from choosing their own leaders. America MUST come down on the side of autocracy for the sake of its relationship to Israel.

ernesto on September 20, 2011 at 1:01 PM

Yes. If it keeps those nuts in line – go ahead – I don’t CARE anymore. It was a dictator who stayed true to the camp david accords, no matter how much his people hated it, long live the dictator. Jihadists assassinated President Sadat before Mubarak came to power, you can’t have Democracy with those backwards thugs.

Daemonocracy on September 20, 2011 at 2:27 PM

Daemonocracy on September 20, 2011 at 2:27 PM

Except, of course, in the case of Iraq. THERE, a dictator needed removing, regardless of the inclinations of his people.

ernesto on September 20, 2011 at 2:29 PM

Amjean on September 20, 2011 at 2:20 PM

What you are describing is different. Bachmann’s remarks are on record and that is what she is being denounced for, not any other issue. Of Course accusing Gov. Perry of taking a bribe from Merck, but that’s another issue in itself.

She was fearmongering and still is since she refused to apologize or amend her statement, but rather restated it.

bluefox on September 20, 2011 at 2:31 PM

Not too many here give a cr*p about Israel, I see.

ProfessorMiao on September 20, 2011 at 2:34 PM

Not too many here give a cr*p about Israel, I see.

ProfessorMiao on September 20, 2011 at 2:34 PM

I do but the thread got hijacked and well what’s the point after that?

gophergirl on September 20, 2011 at 2:35 PM

Dave Rywall on September 20, 2011 at 1:32 PM

He’s right.

Daemonocracy on September 20, 2011 at 2:38 PM

Not too many here give a cr*p about Israel, I see.

ProfessorMiao on September 20, 2011 at 2:34 PM

I noticed that too. It was a good speech which needed to be given. Kudos for Perry.

Now can we talk about something else other than the sound bite moron queen from MN and Gardasil, on this thread.

Kermit on September 20, 2011 at 2:38 PM

Well it seems clear that Ernesto is too busy supporting terrorists here to discuss the liar in chief over in the AP fact thread. Was wondering why he didn’t comment there.

As far as I’m concerned, if the UN wants to call the Palistinians a state fine, next qassam rocket that comes over the border is a state attacking another state, Israel goes in and turns the Gaza Strip into the Gaza Strip mall. Problem solved.

The_Livewire on September 20, 2011 at 2:38 PM

Except, of course, in the case of Iraq. THERE, a dictator needed removing, regardless of the inclinations of his people.

ernesto on September 20, 2011 at 2:29 PM

Hussein was a menace to us and Israel, in Egypt it is the people themselves who are the menace.

Is it really that hard for you to understand?

Daemonocracy on September 20, 2011 at 2:39 PM

The_Livewire on September 20, 2011 at 2:38 PM

I like the way you think!

Kermit on September 20, 2011 at 2:39 PM

The statement that Gov. Perry made in support of Israel was needed and I’m glad he made it. He wasn’t waiting to see what anyone else was saying from what I can tell. In other words, holding his finger up in the air to see which way the wind was blowing.

As far as Malkin’s post, there is no comparison between a State here in the United States and Israel and the Palestinian Authority.
I’m having a hard time understanding where Malkin is coming from or why she dislikes Gov. Perry. Of course he has distractors, but he also has supporters and perhaps she needs to hear from them also.

Oh and Tina: Gov. Perry has much better pictures. Hope you can find one the next time:-)

bluefox on September 20, 2011 at 2:40 PM

So Darth Perry wants to, essentially, needle-rape the Pally’s now?

Evil bastard…

catmman on September 20, 2011 at 1:07 PM

I know it’s difficult to to resist his natural inclinations.

Dr Evil on September 20, 2011 at 2:40 PM

Not too many here give a cr*p about Israel, I see.

ProfessorMiao on September 20, 2011 at 2:34 PM

I do but the thread got hijacked and well what’s the point after that?

gophergirl on September 20, 2011 at 2:35 PM

I do as well.
To borrow the slogan of ‘Operation Exodus’-which helped Refusniks leave the Soviet Union-Never Again is NOW!
Am Yisrael Chai!

annoyinglittletwerp on September 20, 2011 at 2:41 PM

So Darth Perry wants to, essentially, needle-rape the Pally’s now?

Evil bastard…

catmman on September 20, 2011 at 1:07 PM

The Brits weren’t all that excited about Patton during WWII, but some times it takes a needle raping basted…..just sayin there’s an app for that ;)

Dr Evil on September 20, 2011 at 2:46 PM

Well Tina, from this:
To be fair, ever since it has been clear Mahmoud Abbas would make an appeal to the General Assembly, the Obama administration has done what it can to resist the Palestinian push, promising to veto recognition in the Security Council and pledging to cut foreign assistance to the Palestinians if the General Assembly does recognize a Palestinian state.

Actually, this Administration has made a clear path for Abbas to get this far and NOW, they are going to “resist”?

I heard on Glenn Beck radio this morning that Mahmoud Abbas was the very first person Obama called after being sworn in.

Not family, or close relative or any of our Allies, but Abbas.

That should tell everyone where his loyalties lie, in case anyone would have doubted.

bluefox on September 20, 2011 at 2:56 PM

bluefox on September 20, 2011 at 2:56 PM

The only reason Obama is objecting to this now is because he has been getting an earful from Jewish donors in his party and has an election to worry about. He definitely wanted this to happen, he just wants Abbas to put it off until after he is re-elected (God forbid).

Daemonocracy on September 20, 2011 at 2:59 PM

Not family, or close relative or any of our Allies, but Abbas.

That should tell everyone where his loyalties lie, in case anyone would have doubted.

bluefox on September 20, 2011 at 2:56 PM

Well you know Tony Rezko was born in Syria……where is Tony Rezko has he been sentenced yet?

There were a whole bunch of $200.00 Visa Card donations to Obama’s campaign last election…..anyone could have donated how would we know if they were American citizens?

“…….just watch his reaction to Obama’s statement on shovel-ready jobs. … Locked their doors, sent all the employees home, and won’t allow … of the below $200 donations came from those untraceable “visa gift cards” like last time too?

Dr Evil on September 20, 2011 at 3:10 PM

The only reason Obama is objecting to this now is because he has been getting an earful from Jewish donors in his party and has an election to worry about. He definitely wanted this to happen, he just wants Abbas to put it off until after he is re-elected.

Daemonocracy on September 20, 2011 at 2:59 PM

Exactly right.

scotash on September 20, 2011 at 3:30 PM

Gotta LOVE the pic on Drudge ;-)

pambi on September 20, 2011 at 3:32 PM

Perry’s right. We need the GOP to come out and explicitly support whatever dictators are necessary to keep arabs from choosing their own leaders. America MUST come down on the side of autocracy for the sake of its relationship to Israel.

ernesto on September 20, 2011 at 1:01 PM

So you’d rather all the Arab countries were run by Islamists?

Ward Cleaver on September 20, 2011 at 4:17 PM

http://www.texastribune.org/texas-mexico-border-news/texas-mexico-border/border-leaders-blast-perry-question-spillover/

When he actually tried to do something about the border, looks like a good deal of mayors, sheriffs, etc., started in their moaning and groaning about how serious Perry was taking the border.

Like I’ve said on here ten times, it’s different being governor of TX. The hispanics get their panties all knotted and start having a hissy.

Read it …

preallocated on September 20, 2011 at 1:21 PM

Yep, and most of those border sheriffs are Dems.

Ward Cleaver on September 20, 2011 at 4:20 PM

Here are a couple more links concerning Gov. Perry’s speech. This one is Deputy Speaker of the Israeli Knesset and Likud Member Danny Danon
Talking points for press conference with Rick Perry
September 20, 2011
http://www.politico.com/static/PPM41_danny_danon_notes_for_score.html

This one is from the WSJ on 9/16/11 for which I do not subcribe, so it is just a partial:
BY RICK PERRY
The historic friendship between the United States and Israel stretches from the founding of the Jewish state in 1948 to the present day. Our nations have developed vital economic and security relationships in an alliance based on shared democratic principles, deep cultural ties, and common strategic interests. Historian T.R. Fehrenbach once observed that my home state of Texas and Israel share the experience of “civilized men and women thrown into new and harsh conditions, beset by enemies.”

Surrounded by unfriendly neighbors and terror organizations that aim to destroy her, the Jewish state has never had an easy life. Today, the …http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424053111903927204576572511137736904.html

bluefox on September 20, 2011 at 4:22 PM

jimver on September 20, 2011 at 1:45 PM

Well said, thank you!!

bluefox on September 20, 2011 at 4:29 PM

The only reason Obama is objecting to this now is because he has been getting an earful from Jewish donors in his party and has an election to worry about. He definitely wanted this to happen, he just wants Abbas to put it off until after he is re-elected (God forbid).

Daemonocracy on September 20, 2011 at 2:59 PM

Yes, that and also some ploy like the Congress works when a vote comes up. Those that aren’t up for election can vote “NO” and the ones that are can vote “YES”. Both Dems & Repubs do it. It’s easy to vote the “right” way if it doesn’t cost anything and you know the bill will fail or pass, depending on the bill.

bluefox on September 20, 2011 at 4:49 PM

“…….just watch his reaction to Obama’s statement on shovel-ready jobs. … Locked their doors, sent all the employees home, and won’t allow … of the below $200 donations came from those untraceable “visa gift cards” like last time too?

Dr Evil on September 20, 2011 at 3:10 PM

Sure, a lot of us knew that back when it was happening. Those websites had security on them so that couldn’t happen, but it was removed for that very purpose. Despicable, the whole bunch of them.

bluefox on September 20, 2011 at 4:52 PM

Perry is sounding really weak on Illegal Immigration. I understand the fence, you don’t build a fence in the middle of the Rio Grande – not going to happen, but there should be more boots on the ground and this includes the National Guard. I even understand the in state tuition, it’s not the same as Reid’s Dream Act and the conservative state legislature even supported it, and the legislature has failed to act on Sanctuary Cities as well, but why the heck does he oppose E-verify?

I mean, why not just go with Romney if Perry looks so weak on a key Conservative issue? He has a lot of explaining to do.

Daemonocracy on September 20, 2011 at 5:16 PM

^ What the hell? sorry, somehow I am in the wrong thread.

Daemonocracy on September 20, 2011 at 5:17 PM

Dave Rywall on September 20, 2011 at 1:32 PM

Sorry this is so late. What would you do about Israel?

Cindy Munford on September 20, 2011 at 5:19 PM

Except, of course, in the case of Iraq. THERE, a dictator needed removing, regardless of the inclinations of his people.

ernesto on September 20, 2011 at 2:29 PM

LOL, are you really this clueless? Please tell me this is a schtick; I’d like to hope so, because the thought you really believe the crap you spout is a bit disturbing.

Midas on September 20, 2011 at 5:21 PM

That’s a terrible pic of Perry. What are we doing? Going the way of the GOP Elitists? I hope not :)

Key West Reader on September 20, 2011 at 5:29 PM

The colonial order has everything to do with it. It’s our post-colonial design that brought about this issue in the first place. We can’t coerce the entire middle east to accept our carving out a Jewish state from the old Ottoman empire.
ernesto on September 20, 2011 at 2:16 PM

If you weren’t pig-ignorant on the subject, you’d know that Israel was “carved out” by the Jews who, starting in the 1890s, began establishing a viable economy in territory that was a wasteland before the founding of the Zionist movement and who after WWII forced out their colonial oppressor Britain and then defended their new state against invasion by the neighboring Arab states. On the other hand, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, and Iraq were all colonial creations of France and Britain from territory they acquired from the Ottoman empire after WWI. Of course, you propagate the myth that Israel is somehow a colonial entity and the Arab states aren’t in order to deny the state of Israel its right to defend itself against genocidal terrorists. The onus of establishing legitimacy is rightfully placed on the benighted regimes of the Arab world, not on the country with the most liberty in the entire Middle East.

DKCZ on September 20, 2011 at 5:35 PM

Obama will be eating his shorts within the next 45 to 60 days.

After singing his personal hosannas for the Libyan rebel Islamists, after supporting them by leading from the behind, after arming them, and after refusing to locate missing weaponry? This imbicile will find out that he aided, abetted, armed and gave aid and comfort to Al Q. And that includes the Al Qud forces out of Iran that are in Syria, Yemen, Somalia, Kenya (ya don’t say!?!) Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Syria and almost… almost… into the House of Saud. Which was Osama’s Prized Posession.

By then it’ll be too late, but hey. He’s WTF’ing for America. He has allowed Israel to be surrounded by Her enemies while simultaneously weakening America.

A pox.

Key West Reader on September 20, 2011 at 5:36 PM

Key West Reader on September 20, 2011 at 5:36 PM

Doh. Slappin me own forehead. Egypt. Jimmah 2.0 un-did Jimmah 1.o by forfeiting a 40 year alliance for Peace.

Please, don’t tell me that this was just a minor slip; a failure to communicate; a failure to push the message or a failure to understand exactly what was at stake.

Obama has plunged the entire Middle East into Chaos. On purpose. He has personally condemned millions of women and girls into eternal slavery through Sharia law. He has condemned common citizens to the barbarism that is Sharia.

May Sharia visit Obama personally, but protect his family. There are severe penalties under Sharia for lying, cheating, stealing and for being a … eh… ufdehGeh.

Key West Reader on September 20, 2011 at 5:44 PM

DKCZ on September 20, 2011 at 5:35 PM

No one is acting as if the others aren’t. It just so happens that a few, “Israel” and “Iraq” are two states whose legitimacy is consistently questioned by mass movements at home and abroad. We can’t just bomb the Palestinians, or the Kurds for that matter, into submission, can we? Should we? Are we justified in doing so?

And speaking of Kurds…why don’t we play them off the Turks to keep them occupied? Start up “Greater Kurdistan” talk again…help another stateless nation achieve sovereignty over its land. It’s not as if you care to tend to our relationship with Turkey, right?

ernesto on September 20, 2011 at 5:45 PM

The colonial order has everything to do with it. It’s our post-colonial design that brought about this issue in the first place. We can’t coerce the entire middle east to accept our carving out a Jewish state from the old Ottoman empire.
ernesto on September 20, 2011 at 2:16 PM

That would be the Ottoman Empire who were on the losing side of a World War, correct?

Daemonocracy on September 20, 2011 at 5:52 PM

We can’t coerce the entire middle east to accept our carving out a Jewish state from the old Ottoman empire.
ernesto on September 20, 2011 at 2:16 PM

Oh and one more thing, we actually could coerce the entire middle east to do whatever the hell we wanted. We have the power to force them convert to Judaism if we so pleased, but choose not to. If those nuts possessed the power we have, they wouldn’t hesitate for one second to use it to spread Sharia globally.

Daemonocracy on September 20, 2011 at 6:12 PM

No one is acting as if the others aren’t. It just so happens that a few, “Israel” and “Iraq” are two states whose legitimacy is consistently questioned by mass movements at home and abroad. We can’t just bomb the Palestinians, or the Kurds for that matter, into submission, can we? Should we? Are we justified in doing so?

Is “mass movement” your new euphemism for Muslim terrorists and their state sponsors? The United States shouldn’t set its policy based on the feelings of terrorists and their supporters. And “we” aren’t bombing either the Arabs in Israel or the Kurds in Iraq.

And speaking of Kurds…why don’t we play them off the Turks to keep them occupied? Start up “Greater Kurdistan” talk again…help another stateless nation achieve sovereignty over its land. It’s not as if you care to tend to our relationship with Turkey, right?

ernesto on September 20, 2011 at 5:45 PM

That might not be a bad idea; the Kurds actually are a people, unlike the so-called ‘Palestinians’ created in the 1960s. It’s disingenuous to term the Arabs of the West Bank ‘stateless’ when there are already 21 member-states of the Arab League who could take them in, in similar fashion to Israel taking in most of the Jews ethnically cleansed from Muslim countries. I don’t know why you’d conflate an actual national identity with an ersatz nationalism created to further the cause of communism and now serving to further the cause of Islamism, except that you seem to have a problem with Jews.

DKCZ on September 20, 2011 at 6:16 PM

bluefox on September 20, 2011 at 4:52 PM

My point is, the fix has been in for awhile, and apparently the check has cleared the bank.

Dr Evil on September 20, 2011 at 6:27 PM

Daemonocracy on September 20, 2011 at 5:16 PM

jimver on September 20, 2011 at 1:45 PM

http://hotair.com/archives/2011/09/20/perry-says-president-emboldened-palestinians-to-seek-statehood/comment-page-1/#comments

I’m not sure on the E-Verify. The U.S. House is trying to get a bill passed to make it National, but with the Dems controlling the Senate, that won’t go anywhere now. The E-Verify is confusing and I don’t know who is allowed to use it, etc. Maybe someone else knows. But the above link has some of the other info on it.

bluefox on September 20, 2011 at 6:31 PM

My point is, the fix has been in for awhile, and apparently the check has cleared the bank.

Dr Evil on September 20, 2011 at 6:27 PM

Oh, ok. Yes there is not too much that hasn’t been planned.

bluefox on September 20, 2011 at 6:36 PM

most of the Jews ethnically cleansed from Muslim countries

Yep. Funny how the ethnic cleansing of Jews and Christians is little mentioned, nor how the PA has explicitly declared that a new Palestinian State will be “Jew Free.” NO Jews will be allowed to live in a Palestinian state. The UN is on the cusp of creating the world’s first EXPLICITLY RACIST nation, with the Obama Admin as an enabled. Let’s see how his actions have blown open the Middle East:

1. First action as President is to call the PA.
2. When Iran’s people demanded democracy, Obama granted legitimacy to Ahmedinijad and the mullahs, standing by silently while the protesters were butchered in the streets.
3. Massive overtures to the Islamic world and Arab Street, bricks for the Israelis and allies
4. Incoherent foreign policy leading to an emboldened Turkey and Iran, creating more instability
5. Pressured a secular authoritarian ally in Egypt out of power, now were seeing an Islamist state emerging
6. Stood idly by while Syria butchered protesters
7. Pressured a secular authoritarian dictator in Libya out of power by supporting an islamist insurgency
8. Takes no action while Yemen butchers protesters
9. Puts no pressure on the Saudis and others who are funding the PA

In every case, pro-American allies are undermined and forced out, while islamists are enabled. If Obama wanted to create the conditions for a brutal Middle East wide war, he could hardly do a better job of it.

EasyEight on September 20, 2011 at 7:59 PM

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