Candidate #8 Michele Bachmann , Republican Presidential Hopefuls (“Obama…a betrayal of our friend Israel.″ ,Part 3)

One News Now reports on Friday Obama’s comments a ‘gross error’

GOP lawmaker and Tea Party Caucus founder Michele Bachmann says President Obama has defined his Middle East policy: “blame Israel first.”

Supporters of Israel are expressing outrage over President Barack Obama’s call yesterday that Israel give back territory it gained when attacked by Arabs in the 1967 war. Obama’s demand came as he prepares to meet today (Friday) with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Washington.

Obama urged that a Palestinian state be based on 1967 borders — before the Six Day War in which Israel governed East Jerusalem, the West Bank, and Gaza. The president also pressed Israel to negotiate with the Palestinian Authority and the “unity government” the PA has formed with the terrorist group Hamas.

In an exclusive interview, Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-Minnesota) tells OneNewsNow she is grieved with Obama’s position.

“I think this is a gross error on the part of President Obama,” she states bluntly. “He’s indicated that his philosophy in his doctrine toward Israel is to blame Israel first. For the president to come out now and stand on the side of the Palestinian state, and to stand on the side of returning to the 1967 borders, is nothing more than a betrayal of our friend Israel.”

In a statement released late Thursday in Jerusalem, Netanyahu called the 1967 lines “indefensible.”

Noting the scheduled meeting between Obama and Netanyahu, Bachmann has little doubt how the president’s remarks will sit with the prime minister.

“To do this the day before [Netanyahu] comes to the United States is clearly a slap in the face and an insult to [him],” says the conservative congresswoman. “It is clear from the Bible — and from many people in the United States who believe that God blesses those who bless Israel and curses those who curse Israel…that President Obama is not standing with many Americans across the United States who embrace a pro-Israel policy.”

If the president’s 1967 border proposal were to be implemented, Israel would lose holy sites such as the Western Wall, King David’s Tomb, the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, and the Garden Tomb.

Listen to the entire interview with Rep. Michele Bachmann

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Author and radio host Janet Parshall says when it comes to President Obama’s call for Israel to return to its 1967 borders, one’s heart has to beat a little faster.

“It’s like, wow, are we really as a nation starting to turn our back on Israel?” she asks. “And in the big picture of scripture, this might explain why America is never identified in scripture. Do we lose our way because we’ve lost our soul when it comes to supporting the nation of Israel? I don’t know, but it’s got my attention.” Parshall made her comments today on American Family Radio ‘s “Today’s Issues” program.

And Dan Celia of “Financial Issues” says the administration is continually trying to make friends with the Islamic nations of the world — something he says all for naught. “Let me just speak to the president for a moment, because I’m sure he’s listening,” Celia said today on American Family Radio. “They hate America. I know that you want them to love you, but as long as you are the so-called leader of this nation, they hate you, too.”

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