US altered 40-year policy on ’67 lines without consulting Israel
(Worthy News)– President Barack Obama endorsed the Palestinian position on the 1967 lines in 2011 and by so doing altered more than 40 years of American policy without prior consultation with Israel, former ambassador to the US Michael Oren writes in a book to be published later this month, the Jerusalem Post reported.
Oren, in an account of the book that appeared Friday in The New York Jewish Week, wrote that the Prime Minister’s Office was outraged at the move, and instructed him to call congressional leaders.
“Israel felt abandoned, I was to say. And that is no way to treat an ally,” he wrote.
According to the Jewish Week report, the book, titled Ally: My Journey Across the American-Israel Divide, is a first-hand account of “mistrust, mistakes and missed opportunities” that Oren saw as ambassador from 2009 to 2013, with “Obama in the role of bully in chief.”
In the book he reportedly describes how Israel was continuously blamed for lack of progress on the diplomatic front, while the Palestinians were given a free pass. –[wp_colorbox_media url=”http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Politics-And-Diplomacy/Michael-Oren-US-altered-40-year-policy-on-67-lines-without-consulting-Israel-405936″ type=”iframe” hyperlink=”Source”]