Try as they might, Israel finds itself in a no-win situation. If Israelis are perceived to be taking a hard line in negotiating with the Palestinians, they risk incurring the wrath of President Barack Obama and European leaders. And if Israel succumbs to world pressure and agrees to relinquish territory vital to its security, it may encourage its Arab neighbors and Iran to wage war against her.
In these perilous times it is incumbent upon all of us who love and support Israel to stand by Israel and make certain that whatever is decided, Israel will always remain strong and secure.
Editor’s Note: The writer is reacting to Jewish Week blogs and wire reports posted on The Jewish Week website. The president’s speech was given after the paper’s print deadline.