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Monday, March 3, 2014

Jerusalem Post Columnist To Obama: ‘You’re Not Scaring Us’ -- By PatDollard.com, Big Peace

0090Related: Obama Warns: I Won’t Defend Israel If Peace Talks Fail 

Excerpted from Big Peace: Caroline Glick, Jerusalem Post columnist and author of the forthcoming The Israeli Solution: A One-State Plan for Peace in the Middle East, reacted swiftly Sunday evening to President Barack Obama’s suggestion that he would warn Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday that time is running out for Israel to reach a peace agreement with the Palestinians: “I think Obama needs to realize that he is not scaring us,” she said.

Obama made his comments in a Thursday interview with Jeffrey Goldberg, which was released Sunday afternoon. He warned that “the window is closing for a peace deal that both the Israelis can accept and the Palestinians can accept–in part because of changes in demographics,” and added that Israel was on a path “to what amounts to a permanent occupation of the West Bank,” along with international pressure and isolation

Glick disputed Obama’s claims vigorously. “The demographic data [Obama] is using to threaten Israel with destruction are phony. Even officials at the U.S. Census Bureau privately acknowledge that demographics work in Israel’s favor and to the Palestinians’ detriment,” she said, noting that Palestinian growth had been inflated. Keep Reading

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