Buchenwald: Obama ties Israel's existence to the Holcaust againPresident Obama visited the Buchenwald concentration camp in Weimar, Germany on Friday. Here's a videotape with highlights.
Please note that once again, Obama is attributing the 'justification' for Israel's existence to the Holocaust. As I noted yesterday:
If one accepts Obama's formulation, one could legitimately ask the question the 'Palestinians' ask: The Europeans murdered Jews 60 years ago. Why should the Jewish state come from 'Palestinian' lands and not from European lands? But Obama's formulation is wrong. Jews are in Israel because this is our historic homeland and has been for more than 3000 years. Our rights to this land have nothing to do with the Holocaust and everything to do with our Jewish heritage and the fact that God gave this land to the Jewish people 3000 years ago (Christians share the same bible that we do - at least for the first half and know this is true). This is not a 'Palestinian' land.The Balfour Declaration preceded the Holocaust by more than thirty years. The Palestine Mandate preceded it by more than twenty years. Israel's existence is not 'justified' by the Holocaust and the Holocaust is not the only time our people were massacred - only the most recent one and probably the largest one in terms of numbers and percentages. While the Holocaust is an important event in Jewish history, there are many other 'justifications' for Israel's existence and they go back much longer than 70 years.
President Obama doesn't get it.