Sunday, June 12, 2011

Newt Gingrich: Survival of Israel and safety of the United States both hang in the balance

Newt Gingrich on Sunday sought to reboot his troubled presidential bid with a foreign policy speech accusing the Obama administration of placing "political correctness above common sense" in its dealings on the world stage.

In Keynote Adress to the Republican Jewish Coalition in CA, Gingrich argued that "both Israel and America are at a dangerous crossroads at which the survival of Israel and the safety of the United States both hang in the balance."
"Today the greatest obstacle toward achieving a real and lasting peace is not the strength of the enemy or the unwillingness of Israel to make great sacrifices for the sake of peace, but an inability on the part of the Obama Administration and certain other world leaders to tell the truth about terrorism, be honest about the publicly stated goals of our common enemies, and devise policies appropriate to an honest accounting of reality".
Gingrich pledged that, if elected president, he would sign an executive order on his first day in office moving the American embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv.
"Israel has every right as a sovereign nation to choose its own capital and Americans should respect that choice".
Gingrich  warned the audience that President Obama had recently proposed a starting point for peace negotiations that put Israel at an unacceptable risk.
“An Israeli peace with Hamas is impossible,Twenty years of hopes for the peace process cannot change this fundamental reality,Obama’s starting point for such discussion is dangerous....Accepting such a proposal would be a suicidal step for Israel.”

“We must reverse the Obama administration’s dangerous policies of incoherence and accommodation".