Is GOP Eric Cantor Sabotaging Obama’s Middle-East Peace Push?

3766540333_986ee42580Senior US Republican Congressman Eric Cantor is currently leading a delegation of 25 Republicans lawmakers in Israel.

Today, in an interview he gave to Israeli public radio, he said that the world should stop pressuring Israel over the settlements issue, and instead concentrate on the threat from a nuclear Iran.

In the mind of the House’s Republican Whip, the main obstacle to Middle-East peace is the Palestinian refusal to recognize Israel as a Jewish state, and not the Israeli settlements.

I don’t quite know what is driving the focus on the issue of the settlements. We believe the focus should be on the existential threat to Israel from a nuclear armed Iran. If we are interested in a two states solution, we have to accept, and the Palestinians have to accept that Israel is a Jewish state. We share the view with Prime Minister Netanyahu that we do not want to see undue pressure placed on Israel,” said Cantor in the radio interview.

This statement follows closely the agenda of hawkish PM Netanyahu. Since winning the elections in February, Netanyahu has tried, with some success in Israel, to shift the world attention from the settlements, Gaza &  the Obama administration push for a  two states solution to Iran.

Eric Cantor is clearly undermining the effort of the Obama administration to put pressure on Israel over the settlements expansion issue in East-Jerusalem & the West-Bank  by telling Netanyahu exactly what the Israeli PM and the Likud’s hardliners want to hear.

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11 Responses to Is GOP Eric Cantor Sabotaging Obama’s Middle-East Peace Push?

  1. jscourtes August 6, 2009 at 12:04 pm

    Maybe the GOP need to pull its nose out of Netanyahu’s ass

    • Marcos August 6, 2009 at 12:45 pm

      That’s is the expected liberal left responds to reason. who would give that comment a plus its asinine and has no factual value. Arguments full of hate and emotion are a throwback to Nazi Germany.

  2. Marcos August 6, 2009 at 12:41 pm

    Its good that representative Cantor is showing solidarity with Israel’s prime minister and supporting Israel’s right to exist along with the majority of Americans who know that Israel is our closest ally in the middle east. It is wrong for the usurper in chief Nobama to pressure Israel to do anything that falls in line with his marxist agenda. The truth is that there is no such thing as palestinian culture. History shows they are jordanian syrian and jordanian refugees from the 67 war. Their own arab brothers left them there as a political thorn in Israel’s side and these arab states refuse to let them go back to their respective homes. Where is the pressure from the international community for the refugees to go back home? Anyone who cant accept thats Israel is a legitimate state is a holocaust denier and a racist. The arabs living in Israel enjoy more freedom than anywhere else in the arab world so they same cant be said about Israel being racist.

    • Hugh Jass August 6, 2009 at 1:31 pm

      100% agreement with your thoughts!
      other than their support of israel, the GOP can bite the squeeeney!

      • Marcos August 6, 2009 at 2:58 pm

        The minute you stop supporting Israel you give 900 million dollars to the terrorist group Hamas oh wait that was Obama and Hillary after the december gaza war.

  3. LS August 6, 2009 at 4:35 pm

    Cantor is a suck up. He is allowing Israel dictate US foreign policy.

  4. AM August 6, 2009 at 5:44 pm

    Eric Cantor’s behavior borders on treason and may actually be an ethics violation, under the Logan Act.

    Quite obviously, as a senior member of the Republican party, he has either chosen or been charged to openly disrespect the President of the United States (just as Republican Americans are encouraged to do by party leaders within our borders….questionning his citizenship and right to be President, calling him a Nazi etc.) and make their disrespect globally known.

    More seriously, the Republicans do not occupy the White House and Mr. Cantor does not have a seat in the Executive Branch. He has not only committed a breach of ethics, he has stepped way out of line by undermining the official foreign policy of the United States of America and its President, and directly contradicting the statement made this week by the US Secretary of State. We know that the Republican hawkish position was “bomb Iran”, but they are now the minority party in the US Government and DO NOT SET FOREIGN POLICY.

    Cantor’s arrogance has gone too far, this time. Revoke his visa and IMPEACH HIM. His travel was paid by AIPAC, and while in Israel he “sang for his supper” and did their bidding. The Republican party has become anti-American, seeking Civil War at home now they are trying to foment war in the Middle East.

    • Marcos August 6, 2009 at 6:04 pm

      You have the whole thing twisted man Obama is Undermining our security here at home by bowing to the Saudis. Now we are un-American because he cant prove that he is? Obama wants to plunge this country into a race war. Our national security went out the window when we walked away from God and betrayed Israel. Obama is the one who needs to be deported back to Africa.

  5. Trey August 6, 2009 at 7:41 pm

    Marcos you come across as a racist bigot. You and your ilk make me sick. And YOU are the one whose thinking is truly twisted. I feel sorry for you. You need help.

  6. Vance August 7, 2009 at 12:17 am

    I belive that you are just as dum as Obama is. It’s a shame that you are so blinded by sin& the devil that you can’t see the real truth about Israel, which is GOD’S LAND because he’s the one that created it jn the frist place . Then he chouse the Heburew People to be his people out of aii the other’s that HE GOD could of chousen from , BUT did’nt BUT chouse the HEBUREWS AMEN.

  7. Ered August 7, 2009 at 7:06 am

    To Vance: The whole earth is God’s land not just Israel (Both the Toran and Bible testify to this). Israel was chosen by God to be a demonstration of his righteous not oppressors and racists; all humans Arabs, Israeli, Americans, and African are created and loved by God.

    If you want to know how you sound, go to a Muslim fanatic site because you really beginning to sound like them, perpetrating evil in the name of a God who is suppose to be kind and merciful. You don’t to become a monster to fight monsters…. That is Obama’s message to both the CIA and Israel.

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