J Street Calls For A Borders and Security Approach From The Obama Administration
.... It is time for a bolder, more assertive "Borders and Security First" approach aimed at fulfilling President Obama's campaign promise of achieving a two-state solution.?
The world knows the outlines of the solution
. So it is time for the United States – with broad international support – to put forward a real proposal for ending the conflict in which the parties are asked to give yes-or-no answers. ?
?The proposal should make clear that the border will be based on the 1967 lines, creating a Palestinian state on the equivalent of 100 percent of the land beyond the 1967 Green Line with one-to-one, agreed-upon land swaps.? It must also meet the full range of Israeli security needs in the face of the threats it faces.
Shades of Erekat
(the Arabs' chief "negotiator"), whose position is/was that “anything short of 2 states on the 1967 border is meaningless.”
Now anytime someone mentions 1967 lines or borders, ask them which day, which month, in 1967. Before or After
... the Six Days
The June map is for us equivalent to insecurity and danger. I do not exaggerate when I say that it has for us something of a memory of Auschwitz. We shudder when we think of what would have awaited us in the circumstances of June 1967, if we had been defeated; with Syrians on the mountain and we in the valley, with the Jordanian army in sight of the sea, with the Egyptians - who hold our throat in their hands - in Gaza. This is a situation which will never be repeated in history.
- Abba Eban in Der Spiegel, November 5, 1969
Eban's characterization of Israel's "Auschwitz borders" is now 36  years old, and relatively few people remember the Six Day War. Nowadays one is just as likely to hear it referred to as the "1967 Middle East War," apparently from politically-correct deference to Arab feelings, for after only six days of fighting vastly outnumbered Israeli forces were in position to march on Cairo, Damascus and Amman.
Before the war started, however, such a victory was anything but certain. Israel in 1967 was isolated, not even twenty years a state, and subject to dire provocation, threats and hostile actions by surrounding Arab countries....
Tell me if I'm wrong, but the so-called "1967 Green Line," referenced and vaunted by J Street, is nothing other than the demarcation of Armistice lines set out in 1949.
In other words,
J Street proposes reinstatement of the Auschwitz borders
so eloquently described by Abba Eban, and follows up with a worthless caveat about Israel's "security." One can only asusme that they wish to appear less deviant than their ideological predecessors.