This viewpoint is shared by most Israelis, except for the small minority who oppose any Palestinian state whatsoever and the ceding of any territory at all. Unfortunately, this minority position has an inordinate and undeserved influence on the opinions of Jews in the United States, including many rabbis.
President Obama is aware of this, as is Leon Panetta, and of the actions of the Palestinians which in effect keep the Israelis from the negotiation table. Remarks such as those made by Panetta will not serve to change the Israeli position, but they do serve to paint the United States as an honest broker and thus, hopefully eventually will bring the Palestinians closer to a position which will enable the Israelis to be able to negotiate with them.
But this blog aims at fairness, so read the following reply and decide for yourself.
Subject: Fwd: Obama administration's relentless attacks on Jews and Israel explode
Townhall.com| December 9, 2011 - Suzanne Fields