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It was a tense conversation at the White House today Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with President Obama.
A day after the president gave a major speech pushing Israel to give up land at one in a war 44 years ago.
There -- outrage among many of the president's biggest supporters and campaign donors but is that money now cut off stated differently.
Will -- be a negative political -- -- democratic strategist Kirsten Powers Kirsten always a pleasure.
I'm gonna guess that you heard the president's speech -- at least had a chance to -- read.
Were you surprised at this I want Israel to go back to pre 1967.
Now I don't know -- will be surprised and I think this is always.
-- where Obama is he's he's really tried even since he's come in to be an honest broker and I think after being an honest broker in the situation.
That this is a reasonable place to start this is where the cap Camp David accords were talking about them.
Ehud -- has taken this position before that this is basically the starting point for negotiate.
Let me just be devil's advocate.
For a moment this would make Israel and its narrowest point thirteen miles wide which of -- is is is enough for him.
Missiles and rockets to fly over this would expose Israel -- the likes of which have been exposed to.
And he said this while the prime minister of Israel was literally in an airplane over the Atlantic about totally end here in the US.
Because I think this is what he believes I think in order to see anything happen there there has to be an honest broker in the past the United States has not been an honest broker and I include Bill Clinton -- that -- this is not some dis against George Bush.
You know that the Israelis are saying how wolf for the last ten years the US has been saying this -- -- -- -- different -- what's happened in the last ten years has been so great.
Part what what what do you think that the Jewish American community which predominantly votes democratic.
We'll think and how they will react.
To what the president said yesterday.
Thus far what we've heard has been pretty negative towards what he said while the Jewish voters are very diverse group of people now if you talk -- the Jewish community like a pack for the people who come out and speak of course they're not gonna like this that's not there's not there's nobody -- the president speaking -- -- -- next week isn't that what kind of a recession it's gonna I don't.
I don't think you know you should -- you're you're -- expect them to be very positive about it but in terms of Jewish voters a lot of them I think believe that this is fine so.
It -- is it is it politically risky for her to be doing -- yes how could he lose some Jewish for us because it absolutely.
To be clear we're talking about the reduction to the pre 67 -- -- not talking about the two state solution George Bush was in favor -- -- Hillary Clinton -- in favor and even Benjamin Netanyahu has had under some circumstances he's.
In favor of it means something has to be done.
What about financial contributions.
That probably had some -- the president doesn't need them but.
Politicians don't like to say no the Jewish community contributes a lot of money to Democrats will this hurt Democrats down ticket will this hurt the president.
I don't think I really don't think so I think I don't think that anybody who really -- suspicion these issues closely is really that surprised by this.
-- that the people who are gonna be upset about are the people who are probably more hawkish anyway they're probably.
Already voting Republican or on edge you know -- a lot of there was a lot of criticism from the Jewish community -- Obama during campaigns I'm sure you remember right.
And so I think that that backed group of people.
You know I Obama probably understands -- can be unhappy with -- more aren't Jewish American voters a traditional.
Peace of the Democratic Party and it's tough to find one that's they -- notorious they have traditionally again you know certainly as long as I can remember but during the Bush Administration.
He started to see some of that shift you start seeing people.
It's splitting off a little bit where you have some people who -- you know really don't want Israel to give up anything and they have other groups of people are saying look we want peace there what's wrong with the United States not telling Israel what to do.
And letting Israel live with its neighbors it's strong it's powerful and as a moral.
The commitment to where it is.
Well he's not telling them what to do and I I think it's just the United States is traditionally played the role of trying to.
Wanted to help other countries there are strong ally of ours -- want to see peace in the region so this is -- suggestion he's not imposing it on.
Then any more than when George Bush expressed his opinions he was imposing purist and I love you could.
That's -- aspect as say thanks very much for joining.
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