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President Obama certainly shows a lot of favor toward Islam. Even the most casual
observer must realize by now that every time the United States has any interaction with
Muslims or Islamic countries, the Muslims always seem to come out ahead. Every coin
toss somehow favors the Muslims. After looking at empirical and anecdotal
evidence — Barack Obama's actions and words, and the claims of his
siblings — I am convinced that Mr. Obama is a Muslim. Most
of the articles I've seen that would support such a conclusion are
posted here. If he is a
Muslim he is also a liar, but that should come as no surprise after reading the material
on this page.
If you get all your information from television, you may have already forgotten that Mr. Obama sat in the pews
of Jeremiah Wright's anti-American and anti-Semitic church for 20 years.
More recently, Mr. Obama has been a friend and ally of Iran, and has
rarely missed an opportunity to blame Israel for problems in the Middle East.
Obama Admin Spied on Israeli Military Using American Satellites. In the run-up to President Barack Obama's
controversial nuclear deal with Iran, the U.S. military under the Obama administration reportedly used American spy
satellites to monitor Israel Defense Force actions out of concern that the Jewish state would strike Iran's nuclear
program. The detail was contained in an extensive New York Times Magazine story titled "The Secret History of
the Push to Strike Iran." The story says it is based on accounts with "dozens of current and former American, Israeli
and European officials," including many top American and Israeli officials cited on the record.
Obama Barred A Member Of The Israeli Knesset From Visiting US In 2012. Critics called Prime Minister Benjamin
Netanyahu's move to bar two freshman Democratic congresswomen from entering Israel "unprecedented" — but just
seven years ago, former President Barack Obama barred a member of the Israeli Knesset from entering the U.S. When news
broke that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu would not allow freshman Democratic Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib and
Democratic Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar, pundits and political figures alike were quick to voice their criticisms.
Obama-Biden Administration Banned All Flights to Israel While Funding Hamas. On Sunday [8/18/2019], Sister
Toldjah over at RedState noted the hypocrisy of Joe Biden's denunciation of Israel's decision to deny entry to pro-BDS
congresswomen Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar because in 2012, while he was vice president, the Obama administration barred a
member of the Israeli Knesset from entering the United States. Biden's hypocrisy goes even further than that
example. In fact, Israel's move pales in comparison to the punitive actions made against their country while Joe Biden
was vice president.
Declassified Docs Will Show That Samantha Power's 2016 Unmasking Efforts Were Related to Israel. Government
documents that will soon be made public will reveal stunning information about former U.N. ambassador Samantha Power's
voluminous unmasking efforts in 2016, according to multiple sources. On Thursday [5/23/2019], President Trump gave
Attorney General William Barr the authority to declassify documents from multiple agencies related to surveillance of the
Trump campaign in 2016. According to investigative journalist Sara Carter on Fox News' Hannity, last night, some of the
documents will reveal that FBI "informant" (spy) Stefan Halper recorded both George Papadopoulos and Carter Page, and there
is exculpatory evidence on those tapes. In addition to that, according to Carter, one of the biggest revelations will
pertain to Power's unmasking efforts. As PJ Media reported in September of 2017, Power was unmasking people at a
"freakishly rapid rate."
Rhodes Blames Jewish Donors for Obama Not Being More Anti-Israel. Ben Rhodes, a former national security aide
to President Barack Obama, told the New York Times this week that the "donor class" had prevented Obama from taking
more anti-Israel steps than the administration had wanted to take. Rhodes spoke to author Nathan Thrall for a feature
article titled, "How the Battle Over Israel and Anti-Semitism Is Fracturing American Politics." The headline describes
"politics," but Thrall focused on policy debates within the Democratic Party, which has seen the rise of an assertive
anti-Israel constituency in recent years.
Democratic Party's Anti-Semitism Problem Is Obama's Legacy. Prior to being elected president of the United States, Obama spent
twenty years in the congregation of Jeremiah Wright. Wright's anti-American and anti-Semitic remarks became a liability for Obama during
the 2008 election but didn't matter enough to the people who voted for him. Obama may have been forced to quit his church and distance
himself from Wright, but that didn't change who Obama was at heart — and it presented itself once he showed up to the White House.
Barack Obama Legitimize Anti-Semitism? Is it conceivable that the Democratic Party became the epicenter of
American anti-Semitism without this having something to do with Barack Obama? Did Obama make it safe to be anti-Semitic
and a Democrat? Such is the argument made by Mark Hemingway in The Federalist. We have made a similar argument
here, but Hemingway has amassed the evidence. We might begin with the fact that Palestinian terror group Hamas endorsed
the Obama candidacy in 2008. And of course, Obama's favorite pastor, Rev. Jeremiah Wright hated Israel, hated Jews and
supported Hamas: [...] And then there was the matter of Obama's close relationship with one Rashid Khalidi, a supporter and
sympathizer with Palestinian terrorism: [...] One notes that, to this day, we have not heard the tape of Obama's remarks at
Khalidi's departure dinner. The Los Angeles Times is holding them in its safe, and no one seems to care about
pressuring them to spit them out.
The Dems Who Cried 'Wolf!'.
From Day One, the Dog Whistlers raced to CNN, MSNBC, the New York Times, WaPo, and others of that ilk to bark
that Trump is the new Hitler who hates Jews. As it happens, I am Jewish. By coincidence, I also do not like
Hitler. Never have. And that is why I found it so insane from Day One when they would call Trump anti-Jewish.
The man is the best friend American Jews ever have had in the White House — and the polar opposite of Obama, who
actually had visceral hatred toward Israel, toward its elected leader, and whose vengeful last parting spiteful shot was to
leave Israel abandoned in the United Nations, refusing to veto a Security Council resolution that ultimately has vanished
into history's dustbin anyway as Obama is doing.
War Is Upon Us. When Obama took office in January 2009, he inherited a strong U.S. military and diplomatic
posture across the Middle East. The U.S.-Israel strategic relationship was at its peak, with the Bush White House
openly supporting Operation Cast Lead, Israel's latest attempt to stop Hamas terror in Gaza. The U.S. enjoyed a close
relationship with a secular Turkey, that itself had strong ties to Israel. Egypt was at peace, Qaddafi had come into
the Western camp and abandoned terrorism and its nuclear weapons program, and the insurgency in Iraq had been crushed.
Al Qaeda truly was "on the run," while Iran was beginning to feel the crunch of international sanctions over its
previously covert nuclear weapons program. Obama succeeded in reversing every one of these strong U.S. positions,
treating Islamic Iran as a friend and Israel as an enemy while promoting the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood and its
Group Sues IRS, Exposes Obama Admin's Anti-Israel Stance. The reality is that under Obama's IRS, Islamic groups
with ties to terrorists had no trouble getting a tax-exempt status, groups such as Gaza's Hope, Friends of Al-Rowwad USA Inc,
American Charities for Palestine, and Institute for Palestine Studies USA Inc. But Z Street, founded in 2009, to
"educate Americans about the Middle East and Israel's defense against terror," did not receive the tax-exempt status.
Why? Because the IRS determined that Israel was "a country with terrorists" and they needed to investigate if Z Street
was "funding terrorism." When Z Street mounted a lawsuit, IRS froze their application. Finally, Z Street
has now won their lawsuit, and Obama's anti-Zionism has been revealed.
side of Z Street. If there was a federal agency that Barack Obama did not corrupt, it must be because it was
corrupt when he took over in 2009. The corruption of the IRS is a case in point. Its criminal misconduct perfectly
represents what Obama wrought in the agencies that he charged with dictating the way we live. Consider the case of Lori
Lowenthal Marcus and Z Street. Z Street is Lori's pro-Israel group. It had its application for tax-exempt
status held up at the IRS for seven years. When Lori asked why, she was told that IRS auditors had been
instructed to give pro-Israel groups special attention and that Z Street's application had been forwarded to a special IRS
unit for additional review. Not to put too fine a point on the legal issues, this wasn't kosher. It's illegal.
finally admits it targeted Israel-related groups, apologizes. Readers are familiar with the IRS targeting of
Tea Party and conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status. But there has been another targeting story percolating
through the court system that has received little attention, until now. The IRS also targeted groups related to
Israel. The facts came to light in a litigation brought by Z Street, which waited 6 years for approval.
The Conflict over
Jerusalem Is ALL Obama's Fault. First, it is beyond the jurisdiction of the UN to tell a sovereign nation what
it can and cannot recognize. The United States often stands alone with Israel against the world, and the US and Israel
have been right. The bias of the international community against the nation state of the Jewish people has been long
standing and evident, especially at the UN. Recall the infamous General Assembly Resolution declaring Zionism to be a
form of racism. It received overwhelming support from the tyrannical nations of the world, which constitute a permanent
majority of the UN, and was rescinded only after the US issued threats if it were to remain on the books.
Cruz: History Will Remember Obama and Kerry as Enemies of Israel. This is a clear example of why I
supported and still do, Senator Ted Cruz. He held nothing back and lambasted both Barack Obama and John Kerry as
shameful bitter clingers that betrayed Israel and stabbed her in the back, ambushing her at the UN like the cowards they
are. Obama's legacy will be one of treasonous diplomatic terrorism against Israel. From Obama's beginning, he has
done his level evil best to destroy every underpinning that the principles of America have been set on. He has opened
up a monstrous sinkhole of chaos underneath the very foundation of this country and has done a great job at trying to drop us
into that abyss. Israel is our oldest and most steadfast ally. We share many things in common and both our
countries have been a force for good in this world. Obama wants to destroy both Israel and the US. He is weakening
Israel, so the Arab jackal states surrounding her can tear her to shreds.
Great and Ingenious Gifts. Trump's gift to Israel is not merely that 68 years after Israel declared Jerusalem
its capital, the US finally recognized Israel's capital. In his declaration, Trump said, "Israel has made its capital
in the city of Jerusalem, the capital the Jewish people established in ancient times." By stating this simple truth, Trump
fully rejected the anti-Israel legacy of his predecessor Barack Obama. In his speech in Cairo in 2009, Obama intimated
that Israel's legitimacy is rooted in the Holocaust, rather than in the Jewish nation's millennial attachment to the Land of
Israel. Whereas the Balfour Declaration and the League of Nations Mandate rooted the Jewish people's sovereign rights
to the Land of Israel in its 3,500-year relationship with it, Obama said that Israel is nothing more than a refugee camp
located in an inconvenient area. In so doing, he gave credence to the anti-Israel slander that Israel is a colonialist
power. By asserting the real basis for Israel's legitimacy, Trump made clear that the Jewish people is indigenous to the Land
of Israel. He also made it US policy to view Israel's right to exist, like its right to its capital city, as unconditional.
Was Obama simply a hoax?
The revelation making the rounds again about Obama, how he sneaked through $221 million to his terrorist friends the
Palestinian Authority during the last hours of his presidency, makes it elaborately clear that he was always in it for
himself and for his pals. For eight years Israel was betrayed and America was duped by a charmer. [...] He armed Iran
to the teeth. The mullahs grow bolder and now Obama's generosity is President Trump's problem. Where did Obama
get the money to enrich all those terrorists? Came from our pockets — the Constitution [notwithstanding],
according to Obama and the news media that babied him every single day for eight years. All by himself Obama proclaimed
that he did not even need Congress. He said, "I've got a pen and I've got a phone" — so forget the rules.
Were the 7,000 Antisemitic Incidents Under Obama Ignored? In the last two months, almost 100 Jewish community
centers and day schools have been targeted with antisemitic threats. The map of the threats is shocking. It
stretches from Maine to Florida, Texas, Colorado, all the way to California and Washington. Despite more than 190
antisemitic incidents, no arrests have been made. These are terrifying times for many, and there is a feeling that
antisemitism is reaching a crescendo in the US. The perception is that America has historically been safe and tolerant,
but today a rising "wave" of antisemitism may be breaking on its golden door. The US administration's response has been
tepid at best, and a case of denial at worst. Although Vice President Mike Pence stopped by a desecrated cemetery in
St. Louis, it took more than a month for US President Donald Trump to make his denunciations clear, despite numerous
chances to do. Trump is personally blamed for "unleashing" antisemitism during the election campaign last year.
Rabbi Daniel Bogard, a victim of online antisemitic abuse, told the JTA,"There has been permission that's been given to say
these things we didn't used to say."
Now you can come clean,
Mr. Obama. [O]ver a period of eight years Obama proved again and again that he had no love for the Jewish
people. No love for Christians, either, by the way. He would never bow to the Queen of England. But for the
King of Saudi Arabia, yes he bowed. He bowed to that type throughout his two terms. Never forget his joining the
wolves at the UN to pass Resolution 2334 that was intended to devour the Jewish State. Never forget his snubbing of
Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu, the prime minister of America's only true friend in the entire Middle East. Never forget
his secret deals with Iran — those billions of our money he forked over to his pals the mullahs. The only
reason for that was to give them the means to build bombs and rockets aimed at Israel and the United States. Obama had
no love for either country, certainly not Israel, and not even America, where by hook and by crook he got himself elected
those two times.
5 Reasons Trump Is Absolutely Right to
Slash UN Funding. [#2] The UN champions anti-Semitic elements hostile to Israel. The United Nations building in New York houses a kangaroo
court kept busy by submitting paper work against the only Jewish state in the world. There are currently more UN resolutions against Israel than every
other country on the planet. It's not even close. The most recent anti-Israel resolution was allowed to move forward thanks to the anti-Semitic
proclivities of the former US presidential administration.
Sent $221 Million To Palestinians In Obama's Last Hours. Officials say the Obama administration in its waning
hours defied Republican opposition and quietly released $221 million to the Palestinian Authority that GOP members of
Congress had been blocking.
Obama's sneaky last
slap at Israel. President Barack Obama and then-Secretary of State John Kerry just couldn't resist taking one
final, sneak parting shot at Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The administration sent the Palestinian
Authority $221 million in funding that members of Congress had blocked over the PA's rogue diplomatic moves. But it's
the way they did it that makes the move so petty. The funding was released in the very last moments of Obama's
presidency, as Donald Trump prepared to take the oath of office. Congress got official, written notification that
morning, and word didn't leak out until this week.
State Department reviewing Obama's
last minute aid to the PA. The State Department is reviewing a last-minute decision by former Secretary of
State John Kerry to send $221 million to the Palestinian Authority (PA) in the final hours of the Obama administration, The
Associated Press reported Tuesday [1/24/2017]. On Monday, the same news agency revealed that former President Barack
Obama defied Republican opposition and quietly released the money to the PA just before Donald Trump became president.
The State Department said on Tuesday it would look at the payment and could make adjustments to ensure it complies with the
Trump administration's priorities.
Out the Palestinian Authority. President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry surprised many
observers by devoting so much of their waning time in office to excoriating Israel. But it turns out they had more
mischief planned: a last-minute Palestinian bailout. Only three hours before President Donald Trump's inauguration,
the Obama administration notified Congress that it would send $221 million to the Palestinian Authority (PA). The
funding had previously been blocked by two separate congressional holds, which are usually respected by the executive branch.
defied Congress to hand $220 million to Palestinians in dying hours of his time in office. Officials say the
Obama administration in its waning hours defied Republican opposition and quietly released $221 million to the Palestinian
Authority that GOP members of Congress had been blocking. A State Department official and several congressional aides
said the outgoing administration formally notified Congress it would spend the money Friday morning. The official said
former Secretary of State John Kerry had informed some lawmakers of the move shortly before he left the State Department for
the last time Thursday.
to Cut $6 Million in UN Funding Over Anti-Settlement Resolution. Israel on Friday [1/6/2017] suspended about $6 million in
funding to the United Nations to protest a Security Council resolution demanding an end to settlements in the West Bank[.] The council
adopted the resolution last month after the United States refrained from using a veto to block the measure in a break from its usual practice
of shielding its Middle East ally.
Obama: UN abstention didn't
cause rupture in ties with Israel. Outgoing U.S. President Barack Obama insisted on Sunday that his abstention
in last month's vote on an anti-Israel United Nations resolution did not trigger a significant crisis in relations with
Israel. Speaking with CBS's "60 Minutes" in a final interview before he leaves office on Friday, Obama confirmed that
"ultimately" it was his decision to abstain in the vote on UN Resolution 2334.
Trump's Unwavering Support For Netanyahu May 'Worsen Situation'. President Barack Obama on Monday [1/9/2017] denied
betraying Israel by not using the U.S. veto against an anti-settlement resolution at the United Nations Security Council last
month. Obama said it was his duty as president "to do what I think is right," according to an interview he gave on
Israeli television. "I did believe it was important to send a signal and to lift up the facts that so often get buried
under other news in terms of what is happening with settlements in the West Bank," he said. "The fact of the matter is
that I'm president until January 20, and I have an obligation to do what I think is right."
Betrayal of Israel. President Obama's decision not to use the US veto in the UN Security Council and to let
pass Resolution 2334, effectively sets the boundaries of a future Palestinian state. The resolution declares all of
Judea, Samaria and East Jerusalem — home to the Old City, the Western Wall and the Temple Mount — the
most sacred place in Judaism — "occupied Palestinian territory," and is a declaration of war against Israel.
Resolution 2334 nullified any possibility of further negotiations by giving the Palestinians everything in exchange for
nothing — not even an insincere promise of peace. The next act is the Orwellian-named "peace conference,"
to be held in Paris on January 15. It has but one objective: to set the stage to eradicate Israel.
Kerry, 72 Countries Set to Gang Up On Israel At Paris 'Peace' Summit on Sunday. In a shameful display of rogue
diplomacy, 72 countries — minus Israel — are set to attend a Middle East "peace" conference in Paris on
Sunday widely expected to set the parameters for a future Palestinian state. Fresh from his 70-minute speech two weeks ago
largely singling out Israel for condemnation, lame-duck Secretary of State John Kerry will represent the U.S. at the Mideast confab.
There, Kerry is slated to represent the Obama administration in crafting a "consensus" document on an Israeli-Palestinian deal.
Still Doesn't Get America. Today the left-establishment is happily scapegoating white guys because of their race,
gender, and sexual preferences. Such is the domestic peace Obama has left us. Racial politics inevitably turns
to anti-Semitism at some point, since Jews make natural mob targets. Our universities are becoming unsafe for Jewish
students and faculty. I have seen it coming for decades. And waddayaknow, Obama has capped his slew of anti-American
outrages by moving to delegitimize the State of Israel in the jihadophiliac United Nations. It's pretty clear that Obama
is doing all that with an eye to the future. When (not if) he is nominated to be Sec General of the UN, he will have
57 votes from Muslim nations, plus the votes of European countries that are already submitting to Jihad.
Administration Set for One Last Strike at Israel. A week and a half ago President Obama gave the order for the
U.S. to abstain on UN Security Council Resolution 2334, thereby — effectively — voting in favor and
allowing the resolution to pass. As I noted, the resolution goes beyond "moral equivalency" by obfuscating Palestinian
terror and incitement while branding Jewish life beyond the 1949 Armistice Lines a "flagrant violation under international
law" and a "major obstacle... to peace." [...] Critics have noted that — in the real world — Israeli
construction in settlements under the recent Netanyahu governments has been so modest that it has not affected the
Israeli-Palestinian population balance in the West Bank; and that if any and all Israeli presence beyond the 1949 Armistice
Lines is "illegal," then the idea of a "peace process" to settle claims over disputed land appears to be invalidated, since
Israel is then nothing but a rapacious thief and the Palestinians its victims seeking redress.
Obama's Next 'Last' Betrayal.
Last week many of us ink-stained wretches proclaimed Obama's abstention in the vote on the December 23 anti-Israel UN
resolution his last betrayal of our only real ally in the Middle East. We were wrong. Obama isn't done yet.
Obama is going to use his last three weeks in office to damage Israel in at least one more UN Security Council resolution.
Terrorism at the U.N.. The vicious condemnation of Israel at the UN Security Council on December 23, 2016 is a
watershed moment in U.S.-UN relations — albeit not as President Obama hoped. Following the vote of fourteen
in favor and one American abstention, Palestinian representative Riyadh Mansour and American Ambassador Samantha Power
exchanged a telling handshake. Evidently, President Obama believes that he has put one over on Israel, Prime Minister
Netanyahu and the incoming Trump administration. But here's another possibility: treachery at the UN will not be
era ends with a dagger in Israel's back. Trump's remarkable struggle against his detractors and sore losers
transmogrifying into 'useful idiots', and the increasingly irrelevant media's mockery of the president-elect ad
nauseam was a dramatic triumph over adversity. His stunning election triumph that sent the Democratic Party into a
tizzy, was a full-scale repudiation of Barack Hussein Obama and everything Hillary Clinton stands for. Obama-Clinton's
wider left-establishment cabal and their counterpart in the GOP establishment, represents everything that is wrong with
politics in America, and the mainstream media, no longer capable of instilling trust, has lost its credibility.
and Israel, from 2008 to 2016: A Story of Betrayal and Reversal. In 2008, candidate Obama pledged, "As
president, I will work to help Israel achieve the goal of two states, a Jewish state of Israel and a Palestinian state,
living side by side in peace and security. And I won't wait until the waning days of my presidency. I will take
an active role, and make a personal commitment to do all I can to advance the cause of peace from the start of my administration."
Ironically, he has done the opposite, not only failing to move the peace process forward but rather, in "the waning days of
[his] presidency," taking aggressive steps to undermine the peace process and to betray Israel.
outrageous, deceitful speech caps off Obama's diabolical betrayal of Israel. Kerry and Obama have emboldened
Israel's enemies in unimaginable ways. They lit the match lighting up the Middle East, they facilitated Iran's nuclear
program with billions of dollars, and now they seek Israel's effective demise — a long-time Obama infatuation well
before his ascendency to the presidency.
Obama Intifada. People across the political spectrum throughout the United States and Israel have called out
Obama for his unprecedented, lame-duck abstention allowing for a harshly biased anti-Israel resolution to pass. It is
clear that his hands are pulling the strings to make this happen are clear, as is his vindictiveness. The outcome of
this will not be a greater likelihood for peace, but rather it will prevent peace breaking out any time soon. Obama has
emboldened and played into the hands of -- even provided the road map for -- terrorists and others who vilify and de-legitimize
Israel at every turn. They have internalized that they do not have to negotiate with Israel to score diplomatic
victories. All they have to do is whine incessantly and threaten endlessly, and Obama and others will give them what
Ways Obama Is Trying to Sabotage the Trump Administration. Obama's refusal to block a United Nations vote against Israel, his
administration's shadowy machinations to bring that ugly motion to the floor, and Secretary of State John Kerry's long-winded broadside against
Israel will leave President Trump with a massive political crisis in the Middle East, and quite possibly a security crisis, if terror groups and
their "political wings" are emboldened by the rebuke of Israel. Obama's Israel maneuver also damages American credibility, teaching
would-be allies that the United States is not the best friend to have.
What Obama is
doing now may be his most heinous and nefarious act yet. What we're witnessing in America is beyond belief, as
if Roman Emperor Nero has been reincarnated in President Barack Hussein Obama. In his dwindling days, Nero began to
demonstrate certain instability, and as story tells it, he famously fiddled while Rome burned. Some have written that
Nero ordered the fires to be started himself. And in these final days [...] of the Obama administration, we find the
disturbing and disconcerting actions of one who is starting fires while he plays golf. There's no logical explanation
to the deeds being done by Obama in these final days. [...] And to have Obama craft language, abstain from a vote, and allow
such an anti-Israel resolution to pass through the U.N. Security Council is inexplicable, other than seeking to usher in the
demise of a recognized nation-state.
Rep. Joe Walsh: Obama hates Israel because he's a Muslim. Former congressman Joe Walsh has a "simple
answer" about why President Obama "hates Israel:" Obama is secretly Muslim. "For the past week, everybody has
been asking again why Obama hates Israel," the former Illinois lawmaker and radio talk-show host tweeted Thursday [12/29/2016],
a week after the Obama administration's controversial decision to allow a United Nations resolution to pass that condemns Israeli
settlement building as a violation of international law. "The answer is simple really: I think Obama is Muslim,"
Evidence of Administration Dishonesty Over U.N. Resolution. Evidence that the Obama administration is being dishonest regarding the anti-Israel
U.N. resolution continues to emerge. This article by Adam Kredo in the Washington Free Beacon shows there is good reason to believe that, contrary to the
administration's claims, Team Obama was a major architect of and driving force behind the condemnatory resolution. Kredo cites the following:
[#1] There is evidence from multiple sources that Joe Biden phoned Ukraine's president to ensure that country voted in favor of the resolution, though
Biden denies it. [#2] Documents believed to have been leaked by Egypt show that John Kerry met with senior Palestinian diplomat Saeb Erekat, with
Kerry pledging not to veto a condemnatory resolution is worded to the administration's satisfaction. The document has not, to my knowledge, been
authenticated, and the White House denies that such a meeting occurred.
Obama's Israel gambit already backfired by dividing the left and uniting the right? It didn't occur to me
yesterday in my own consideration of Kerry's speech, as we tend to be more sensitive to divisions on our own side. But
various liberals have made the point today that the UN resolution last week and Kerry's subsequent defense of it are arguably
worse than useless. It's not just that the resolution will no longer represent U.S. policy three weeks from now, and
may very well end up poisoning American relations with the UN. It's that the subject of pressuring Israel to make peace is
far more fraught for the left than it is for the right. It's one thing for Obama and Kerry to apply that pressure if
they think it'll produce tangible results — but what the hell is the point of doing it when they have one foot out
the door, knowing that Netanyahu won't listen, and further knowing that this is destined to put pro- and anti-Israel liberals
in the U.S. at each other's throats?
Official: We've Talked With White House About More UN Action On Israel. The Palestinian Authority has
been in contact with the Obama administration and European countries about the possibility of taking more UN action on the
Israeli-Palestinian conflict before President Obama leaves office next month, a senior PA official told Breitbart
Jerusalem. The official said the UN action could come in the form of declarations by UN bodies, including the General
Assembly; UN sessions on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict; or even another United Nations Security Council (UNSC)
resolution. He said any further UNSC resolution would depend on the support of the U.S. and European countries
after the upcoming Paris Mideast summit slated for January 15.
Israel: Why Are People Surprised? [Scroll down] The real story may be that the Obama administration orchestrated the
resolution and colluded with New Zealand and such democratic stalwarts as Malaysia, Senegal, and Venezuela to present it to the Security Council.
If this proves correct, it will confirm what many on the right have been saying for years: Obama is malevolent toward Israel and intends to apply
this animus both here and in the UN. With only three weeks to go he'll be working at breakneck speed to make as big a mess as possible for
incoming President Trump. Love him or hate him, Obama has never hidden his disdain for Israel in general, or Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
in particular. So what's the surprise? The surprise is: Democrats so programmed to kiss the ring of the emperor for the past
eight years are now up in arms.
Can Reverse Obama's Betrayal Of Israel By Defunding The U.N.. Working hand-in-hand with Israel's enemies, Obama
and his Secretary of State John Kerry no doubt thought that they were pulling a clever trick on Israel, which has suffered
repeated diplomatic insults and attempts at undermining its very existence during the Obama years. By abstaining in a vote
that declared Israeli settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem illegal, the U.S. has undermined the possibility of talks
between Israel and the Palestinians that will lead to anything even remotely resembling peace.
Kerry's Indefensible Swipe at Israel. This morning [12/28/2016] John Kerry issued a long, meandering statement
that served mainly to put an exclamation point on a failed foreign policy, one that still — after eight dreadful
years — evinces a willful refusal to see the evident truths of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. Instead,
Kerry repeated Palestinian propaganda and defied both the facts and the conventions of international law to defend the
indefensible. As an initial matter, it is important to state that there is one — and only one —
true obstacle to peace in the Middle East: the persistent failure of Israel's enemies to accept that it has a right to exist,
as a Jewish state and within defensible borders. Israel's enemies sought to exterminate it on the very day of its
declaration of independence (when there were no settlements, and the West Bank and Gaza were in Arab hands), and they seek to
exterminate it still today.
Show Obama Administration Colluding with Palestinians on UN Resolution. An Egyptian newspaper has published
what it says are transcripts of meetings between senior members of the Obama administration and top officials of the
Palestinian Authority, in which the parties planned out the introduction of last week's anti-Israel United Nations Security
Council resolution. According to the transcript, which was first published in Al-Youm Al-Sabea, Secretary of
State John Kerry told chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat at a meeting earlier this month that the United States would
work on the resolution with the Palestinians at the Security Council.
hatred of Israel will rebound. Anti-Zionism is not personal; it is ideological, and it is widely popular among
the Democrat leftist base. Whereas anti-Semitism has shrunk to 3% of the white population in America, the ADL estimates
that it is 22-36% among blacks and Latinos. It is much higher than that among leftists. Obama has chafed at the
need to put on a mainstream front. Now he is baring his leftist teeth. The effect is more mean than frightening,
and it will not have the outcome he wants. Obama hates Israel, as he hates America. He is the spiritual son of
his Marxist father and of the openly anti-Semitic and anti-white Reverend Wright, as Obama told us from the first. To
the left, Israel and America are evil imperialists. Obama has always wanted to cut Israel and America down to
size. Obama's last-ditch efforts to leave a legacy reveal his animus: flood our country with murderous jihadi
"refugees" and make Israel a pariah nation in international courts.
admits US influenced UN resolution before vote. Secretary of State John Kerry suggested Wednesday [12/28/2016] that the
United States had at least indirect input into the United Nations resolution condemning Jewish settlements, pushing for it to be
crafted in a way that would not cause the United States to reject it. "We made clear to others, including those on the Security
Council, that it was possible that if the resolution were to be balanced and it were to include references to incitement and to
terrorism, that it was possible that the U.S. would then not block it," Kerry said during an appearance at the State Department.
Kerry Finally Gets To Deliver That Anti-Israel Speech He's Been Practicing In The Mirror All These Years. I'm
excited for him. It's no small thing for a man to realize a fantasy he's cherished for decades, even though literally
no one cares what he has to say. Obama's a sport for letting him live the dream. That sounds like a joke but it
isn't. What explanation could there be for this except that Kerry badly wanted to extend a rhetorical middle finger to
Netanyahu's government, whose agenda he attacked today as being "driven by its most extreme elements," on behalf of the Obama
administration as they head out the door? Nothing will flow from it policy-wise. The best you can do to justify
it as something other than pure spite or wish-fulfillment by a preening Beltway mainstay who's always dreamed of giving a big
televised address lecturing Israel about a two-state solution is that Team O wanted to lay down a marker for the historical
record registering its disapproval of Netanyahu and the settlements.
"Israel can either be Jewish or Democratic... Not Both! Secretary of State John Kerry said Wednesday that if
Israel rejects a two-state solution for 'peace' with the Palestinian Arab Muslim people who repeatedly declare they want to
drive all the Jews into the sea, "it can be Jewish or it can be democratic. NOT both."
The Editor says...
Since when is John Kerry in a position to demand that another country make such a choice?
Despises Israel Because He Despises the West. Barack Obama has done his best for nearly eight years to
undermine the state of Israel. He's signed a treaty that enshrines an Iranian path to a nuclear weapon while funding
their global terrorist activities to the tune of tens of billions of dollars. He's repeatedly undercut Israel's image
on the world stage, labeling Israel a mere outgrowth of the Holocaust and suggesting that Israeli intransigence stands as the
chief obstacle to peace. He's ushered Benjamin Netanyahu out the side door of the White House, attempted to undercut
the prime minister's speech before Congress, and then deployed an election team to Israel to try to defeat him in an
election. Obama has tried to cut weapons shipments to Israel in the middle of a war against terrorists, forced Israel
to apologize for stopping weapons shipments to Hamas terrorists, and funded the Palestinian terrorist unity government with
American taxpayer dollars.
May Have One More Nasty Surprise For Israel Up His Sleeve. Abandoning the Jewish state at the U.N. last week
may have only been the beginning for what President Obama has in store for Israel. He may have one more grand surprise
left up his sleeve just weeks before he is set to officially leave office. Forget about the chaos in the Middle East,
Russia and China's continuing aggression, Iran's race to a nuclear bomb, ISIS' worldwide terror campaign, and a potential
genocide in South Sudan — Obama has his mind set on utilizing his last days in office toward sticking it to Israel.
for a new treaty with Israel. [Scroll down] In my opinion, implicit in such a treaty would be the
recognition that the two-nation myth is just that, and that the two parties would work together on all status issues with
Palestinians and other nations and entities. Now, there will be howls from all directions and uncountable diplomatic
repercussions at even the suggestion of such a treaty, but movement on the proposed treaty would follow congressional and
administration measures after January 20 next regarding funding of the U.N., sanctions on BDS proponents, and other matters.
knife in the back with Obama's fingerprints. Barack Obama couldn't pass up his last opportunity to put a knife
in the back of the Israelis, whom he has demonstrated for years in word and deed that he doesn't like very much. He
doesn't like Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, at all. With his 15 minutes in the spotlight running out,
as it must for every celebrity, even a president, the president no longer has to fool Jewish voters that he's a friend of the
Jewish state, which he has done through oft-gritted teeth. He can speak with abandon, and if mischief at the United
Nations makes life difficult for the new president, so much the better.
Bolton: Is Obama Planning to Recognize a Palestinian State on His way out the Door? Here is Ambassador
John Bolton discussing the latest on Barack Obama's "sellout" of Israel at the United Nations. Bolton said Obama is
trying to "box in" Donald Trump, to control what he does going forward on Middle East Policy. He also said Obama
"dislikes American Exceptionalism" and "Israeli Exceptionalism," and he is trying to take Israel down a notch. Bolton
also said Obama may be planning to orchestrate a U.N. Resolution recognizing a Palestinian State just before he leaves office.
Law Professor Alan Dershowitz: Obama "Stabbed" Israel "in the Back"; "One of the Worst Foreign Policy Presidents in History".
Here is noted liberal Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz on "Fox and Friends" Monday [12/26/2016] where he said Barack Obama "stabbed" Israel
"in the back" with his UN Resolution condemning Israel. Dershowitz said bluntly that Obama "will go down as one of the worst Foreign Policy
Presidents in History." He called Obama "appalling" on Foreign Policy. [Video clip]
Obama/Kerry's Recent Approach Toward Israel and the Palestinians. There are numerous reports where the current
events surrounding President Obama's push to paint Israel into a corner are specifically outlined and addressed with
specificity. However, if you really want to understand what's going on, you must reference the longer game as it has
been domestically constructed and ignored by most media. Those who have followed domestic U.S. pro-Palestinian activism
over the past several years will be able to more easily understand current events against the larger backdrop.
Meeting Minutes Show Obama Administration Collusion With PA To Ambush Israel. In the wake of the anti-Israel
UNSC resolution and US abstention that allowed it to pass, we have seen Israeli PM Binyamin Netanyahu and his spokespeople
point the finger at the Obama administration for helping push and craft the resolution, in a move that has had people either
scratching their heads or writing harsh op-eds. But all this time, we have been claiming to have "iron-clad" evidence
from international and Arab sources. Now this evidence seems to have been released by the Egyptians, in the form of the
minutes of a meeting between U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, National Security Adviser Susan Rice and PA officials Saeb
Erekat and Ryad Mansour.
US showed Israel 'total disdain and disrespect'. President-elect Trump slammed the Obama administration's
decision to withhold its veto of a United Nations Security Counsel resolution against Israel, tweeting Wednesday [12/28/2016]
that the U.S. had abandoned its friends in the Middle East.
Cabinet Minister Calls Kerry Speech 'Pathetic'. Israel's prime minister decried Secretary of State John Kerry's
Mideast policy speech as a "deep disappointment" on Wednesday [12/28/2016] and vowed to work with the incoming Trump
administration to contain the fallout from last week's U.N. resolution calling Israeli settlements illegal.
The vote was not about
"settlements" -- it was much worse. The UNSC vote was not about "settlements." It was an Arab subterfuge, a
trap into which the United States, the UK, New Zealand and other naïve or cynical diplomats took an active role.
It was all smoke and mirrors, a con trick holding up the settlement issue to dazzle the voters while the real intent was to
disown Israel of territories to which they have genuine claim and turn them into "illegally occupied Palestinian
territory." For certain, President Obama latched on to the idea. It was pay-back time, a golden opportunity
not to be missed to hit back at Bibi before handing in the keys to the White House. For shame! Now we know that
he was cooking up this evil brew back in November.
Ambassador Mocks 'Expert at Fiction' Ben Rhodes. Israel's ambassador to the U.S. on Monday [12/26/2016] casually mocked
White House Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes' denials that the Obama administration played a key role in getting a resolution
condemning Israel passed in the UN Security Council, dismissing him as an "expert at fiction." The Israeli government has been
claiming for days that they have "ironclad information" that the Obama administration helped create and push UN Resolution 2334, and
now reporters are demanding proof.
Document: U.S. Colluded With Palestinians 10 Days Before UN Settlements Vote. United States Secretary of
State John Kerry and White House National Security Adviser Susan Rice told a Palestinian delegation in Washington 10 days
before the United Nations Security Council passed a resolution against Israeli settlements that the U.S. would not impose a
veto on such a resolution if its wording was balanced, according to a document released by an Egyptian news site. The
State Department denied the contents of the document. It is not possible to gauge the authenticity of the report
published on the site Al-Youm Al-Sabaa. However, if it is authentic, it reinforces some of the claims that Prime
Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's bureau has voiced against the White House over the past few days.
Kerry to respond to Israeli
claims on UN vote. Secretary of State John Kerry will respond in his speech on Wednesday to Israel's claims
that the U.S. was behind last week's anti-Israel resolution at the UN Security Council, a senior State Department official
told reporters on Tuesday [12/27/2016], according to Reuters. The speech will focus on Kerry's vision for solving the
Israeli-Palestinian Authority (PA) conflict, but the official also said that it would address what he said are "misleading"
accusations by Israeli officials that the Obama administration drafted and forced the resolution to a vote.
may have one more very nasty surprise for Israel up his sleeve. Abandoning the Jewish state at the U.N. last
week may have only been the beginning for what President Obama has in store for Israel. He may have one more grand
surprise left up his sleeve just weeks before he is set to officially leave office. Forget about the chaos in the
Middle East, Russia and China's continuing aggression, Iran's race to a nuclear bomb, ISIS' worldwide terror campaign, and a
potential genocide in South Sudan — Obama has his mind set on utilizing his last days in office toward sticking it
to Israel. Obama may declare in his final days in office that the United States recognizes an independent state of
Palestine, a move that would undoubtedly have devastating security and diplomatic consequences for Israel.
Rips Obama, Says He 'Demanded' Anti-Israel Resolution. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is escalating
his attack against President Barack Obama, accusing him of engineering a "shameful ambush" at the United Nations by allowing
a hostile Security Council resolution to pass. During a weekly Israeli meeting Sunday, Netanyahu told his cabinet
ministers that, far from being a bystander, Obama was the critical force behind Friday's resolution. "From the
information that we have, we have no doubt that the Obama administration initiated it, stood behind it, coordinated on the
wording and demanded that it be passed," Netanyahu said. The claim puts Netanyahu directly at odds with the Obama
administration, which argued Friday it was absurd to assign it responsibility for the resolution.
Israel in the back. While Christmas carolers were proclaiming Joy to the World, President Obama was
backstabbing Israel. The United States refused to veto a United Nations resolution last week that condemned Israel's
settlements on the West Bank. The Simon Wiesenthal Center named the Obama administration's move as the worst case of
anti-Semitism in 2016.
accuses Obama administration of helping craft, push UN censure. Israel's government publicly accused the Obama
administration Sunday of helping create and push the recently passed United Nations resolution condemning settlement
activity, with a top official telling Fox News they have "ironclad information" on the U.S. government's involvement.
"We have rather ironclad information from sources in both the Arab world and internationally that this was a deliberate push
by the United States and in fact they helped create the resolution in the first place," David Keyes, spokesman for Israeli
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, said on Fox News' "America's News HQ." The accusation marks a new escalation in the
Netanyahu government's response to the U.N. Security Council vote on Friday. The resolution passed thanks to a U.S.
abstention, a decision Netanyahu has described as a "shameful ambush."
Perfidious Obama's Last Betrayal.
We've always been the big brother willing to deter or defeat Islamic aggression against the only democracy in the Middle
East. That lasted until January 2009, when President Obama came into office and began shunning Israel. Then came
last Friday, when Barack Obama ordered our UN ambassador to abstain rather than veto a UN Security Council resolution that
declared Israeli settlements in East Jerusalem and the West Bank illegal, and those territories illegally "occupied." Israel
was thus delegitimized and ordered to return to the borders it had before the 1967 Arab-Israeli war. President Obama's
enmity toward Israel, though often denied, has been obvious since his inauguration. Through many meetings with Israeli
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, his attempt to force a false peace between Israel and the Palestinians, and his nuclear
weapons deal with Iran, Obama has made it clear to anyone who wanted to see that his hatred of Israel coincided with his
intention to diminish our national security as well as that of the Jewish state.
Obama's war against America. When Obama chose to lead the anti-Israel lynch mob at the Security Council last
week, he did more than deliver the PLO terrorist organization its greatest victory to date against Israel. He delivered
a strategic victory to the anti-American forces that seek to destroy the coherence of American superpower status. That
is, he carried out a strategic strike on American power. By leading the gang rape of Israel on Friday, Obama undermined
the rationale for American power. Why should the US assert a sovereign right to stand against the radical forces that
control the UN? If US agrees that Israel is committing a crime by respecting the civil and human rights of its citizens
to live in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria, then how can America claim that it has the right to defend its own rights and
interests, when those clash with the views of the vast majority of state members of the UN?
The UN Declares War on Judeo-Christian
Civilization. The UN Security Council just targeted the only democracy in the Middle East: the State of
Israel. The outgoing Obama Administration reportedly orchestrated what even Haaretz called a "hit and run"
campaign in UN to denigrate the Jewish State and leave it to a fate where only conflict and hate loom. This is a
cultural genocide that is no less dangerous than terror attacks. It is based on anti-Semitic lies and creates the
atmosphere not for achieving "peace", as disingenuously claimed, but for perpetuating war. UNSC Resolution 2334 is the
culmination of a dizzyingly fruitful year for anti-Semites. Last November, committees of the UN General Assembly in a
single day adopted 10 resolutions against Israel, the only open society in the Middle East. How many resolutions have
been approved against Syria? One. How many against the rogue state of North Korea? One. How many
against Russia when it annexed Crimea? One.
Obama Throws Israel Under the Bus the Day Before Hanukkah and Christmas Eve. For weeks now there has been talk
that Obama would take one last shot at Prime Minister Netanyahu, with whom he has had an icy, often tense,
relationship. There were even accusations that he actively worked against Netanyahu's 2015 reelection, accusations that
make Obama's indignation over Russia's alleged involvement in our 2016 elections all the more ironic. Would he try to
push again for a two-state solution, even arguing for 1967 borders, as he once did? It turns out there was another
plan, one that would use the UN Security Council to condemn Israeli settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem —
the so-called disputed, Palestinian territories — with one Israeli official claiming that the Obama administration
helped the Palestinian leadership craft the resolution.
Jackals And Their Atrocious Betrayal of Israel. On December 23, 2016, Obama broke with the longstanding
practice of both Democratic and Republican administrations to protect Israel from one-sided UN resolutions. He let the
United Nations Security Council pass a resolution declaring the establishment of settlements by Israel "a flagrant violation
under international law." The resolution demands that "Israel immediately and completely cease all settlement activities
in the occupied Palestinian territory, including East Jerusalem." The Obama administration abstained rather than veto this
resolution as it had done with regard to a similar resolution back in 2011. It declares that any Jew who lives in the
Jewish Quarter of Jerusalem which has been inhabited for a thousand years is illegal and in violation of international
law. It is now the official position of the United States of America that the Western Wall and the Jewish Quarter
of the Old City of Jerusalem belongs to the Palestinians.
Obama's Hatred Of The West Continues Apace.
The mealy-mouthed evasions of what this means spewing from Samantha Power's mouth mean nothing. Obama allows United
Nations to condemn Israeli settlements, and with that he has emboldened renewed attacks on Israelis, Jews throughout the
world, and given tacit support to Iran's explicit policy aiming for the destruction of the state of Israel. By lending
support to the notion that Israelis are living in the land of Israel contrary to International law, he emboldens the
Palestinians to increase the frequency and intensity of their attacks on Israelis. Obama is now directly responsible
for any deaths that occur because of his cowardly, anti-Semitic, anti-Western decision.
Obama Coordinated Anti-Israel Un Resolution, Demanded It Be Passed. Obama Inc. is claiming that it merely stood
aside and allowed an anti-Israel UN resolution to pass. Netanyahu is saying that Obama Inc. set the whole thing up.
[...] Netanyahu is clearly angry at this final betrayal and so are quite a few Israelis and American Jews. His claim is
entirely plausible. We've seen signs before that Obama had coordinated anti-Israel UN resolutions to pressure the Jewish
State before. But the goal was usually to offer protection playing good cop and bad cop. This time there's just
the bad Obama.
Gingrich to Congress: Condemn
Obama over anti-Israel resolution. Former House speaker Newt Gingrich urged Congress on Monday [12/26/2016] to
condemn the Obama administration for allowing the resolution against Israeli "settlements" to pass the UN Security
Council. In a series of tweets, Gingrich also urged the incoming administration of Donald Trump to work to undo the
damage caused by the United States abstaining in the vote, thus allowing the resolution to pass.
Denies Lobbying Foreign Leaders to Back Anti-Israel U.N. Resolution. Vice President Joe Biden is denying
accusations that he personally lobbied foreign leaders to vote in favor of a hotly contested anti-Israel resolution at the
United Nations last week that has brought U.S.-Israel relations to an all time low, according to sources who spoke to the
Washington Free Beacon about the matter. Insiders familiar with the matter said Biden spoke by phone with
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to ask that his country vote in favor of the resolution, which was passed by the U.N.
Security Council last week when the United States, in a reversal of longstanding policy, did not exercise its veto power to
kill the measure.
Cruz: No US funding for UN until Israel vote 'reversed'. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz put the United Nations
on notice Saturday evening [12/24/2016], issuing his toughest statement yet in response to Friday's vote to condemn Israeli
settlement building. In a tweet, the Republican lawmaker said he spoke with Israeli Prime Minister Saturday evening to
not only wish him a happy Hanukkah, but also to "assure him of strong support in Congress."
is one president at a time': Obama Administration dismisses Trump's criticism after U.S. abstains from UN Israel vote. The
White House on Friday defended its decision to abstain from a UN Security Council vote on Israeli settlements and allowing the resolution
to pass, saying the rapid expansion of settlement activity put a two-state solution at risk. Ben Rhodes, the White House's deputy
national security adviser, also dismissed criticism by President-elect Donald Trump of the US decision saying President Barack Obama was
president of the United States until January 20.
Obama's appalling UN betrayal.
Friday's [12/22/2016] failure to veto an anti-Israel resolution at the United Nations sets a new low in the annals of
American diplomacy. It was a shocking betrayal of a firm US ally, and of longstanding bipartisan US policy —
a sneaky, dishonest move by a lame-duck president to express his pique at the president-elect and land a final vindictive
blow on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. In the process, he sought to tie his successor's hands in a way that
no past president — especially his own predecessor, George W. Bush — has ever before done.
President Obama has now empowered the economic war against Israel, just to get even with a leader who dared to defend his own
country's best interests.
Speaker Ryan: Obama abstention
'absolutely shameful'. House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) on Friday blasted the Obama administration over its
decision to abstain in the UN Security Council vote on a resolution against "Israeli settlements", calling it "absolutely
shameful." "Today's vote is a blow to peace that sets a dangerous precedent for further diplomatic efforts to isolate and
demonize Israel. Our unified Republican government will work to reverse the damage done by this administration, and
rebuild our alliance with Israel," Ryan said in a statement.
Taught Us Well: We Must Drain the U.N. Swamp. President Obama's refusal to veto the sickening UN Security
Council resolution against Israel yesterday was an act of pure malice. The resolution, demanding an immediate halt to
all Israeli "settlement" construction, was proposed by New Zealand, Malaysia, Venezuela and Senegal after its original
sponsor, Egypt, had withdrawn. No one can be in any doubt, though, that the resolution's real sponsor was Obama,
acting behind the backs of the US Congress and the American people. Clearly it makes a negotiated settlement between
Israel and the Palestinians very much harder, since the Palestinians will now have no incentive to negotiate the boundaries
of a future Palestine state.
I Colluded With the U.N. to Trash Israel Because I'm Still President For a Few Days. The Hill is reporting that
the White House's decision to break with decades of U.S. policy and allow the U.N. Security Council to condemn Israeli
settlements is the culmination of years of bad blood between President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin
Netanyahu. Obama's team decided it was worth the condemnation they might get. There were several reasons he did
it but among them is Obama's ego. He was angry that Trump brokered a deal on the resolution the day before. Ben
Rhodes, Obama's deputy national security adviser, said that there is only one president at a time and Obama is president
until January 20th. This is the other reason Obama did it — to assert his powers and send a
message — he's the president and you stepped on my toes. Obama's an idiot trying to usurp Trump's authority.
UNSCR 2334 on Israeli Settlements.
In the waning days of the Obama administration, the United States decided not to veto Security Council resolution 2334, which
condemned Israeli settlements. While there is no denying the political and symbolic importance of the resolution, its
direct legal and practical implications are limited — albeit not insignificant. The draft resolution was
originally put forward by Egypt. Israel, aided by President-elect Trump, had unsuccessfully tried to prevent its
adoption over the past few days, pressuring Egypt into withdrawing the draft. However, Malaysia, New Zealand, Senegal
and Venezuela eventually took over the effort and called a vote on Friday. Fourteen of the Council's 15 members
voted in favor of the resolution. The U.S. abstained.
Betrayal of Israel is a Black Day for American Diplomacy. Adding a final shameful chapter to a foreign-policy
record that already runneth over with them, Barack Obama on Friday abandoned America's commitment to Israel's security, and
to the vindication of democracy over sharia-supremacist aggression. In an act of cowardly venom, the president had the
United States abstain from — and thereby effectively enact — a United Nations Security Council
resolution that condemns Israeli settlement activity. At least, that's what the resolution ostensibly does. The
reality is much more than that. The resolution undertakes to render our ally indefensible.
Disgraceful and Harmful Legacy on Israel. For all eight years of the Obama administration, Democrats have made
believe that Barack Obama is a firm and enthusiastic supporter and defender of the Jewish state. Arguments to the
contrary were not only dismissed but angrily denounced as the products of nothing more than vicious partisanship.
Obama's defenders repeatedly used the trope that "Israel should not be a partisan issue," as if Obama's views and actions
were beyond reproach. A whole corps of Jewish leaders, some at the major organizations and many from Chicago, showed
far greater loyalty to Obama than to the tradition of true nonpartisanship when it came to Middle East policy. All of
those arguments have been ground into dust by Obama's action Friday allowing a nasty and harmful anti-Israel resolution to
pass the United Nations Security Council.
leader Benjamin Netanyahu accuses Barack Obama of creating and promoting UN resolution that denounced West Bank settlement
operations. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has accused the Obama administration of orchestrating a
unanimous UN Security Council resolution that declared Israeli settlements in the West Bank criminal. The furious
leader summoned the ambassadors of ten of the countries that voted in favor of the resolution to his weekly cabinet meeting
Sunday [12/25/2016]. 'From the information that we have, we have no doubt that the Obama administration initiated it,
stood behind it, coordinated on the wording and demanded that it be passed,' he told them in Hebrew, according to NPR.
Obama's parting shot.
We can only lament Obama's decision, made in the twilight of his term. It hurts chances for direct negotiations,
strengthens BDS and sullies Israel's name.
Power Watched Half a Million Arabs Die — Then Slammed Israel. All our Ambassador to the United
Nations, Samantha Power, is missing is a fiddle. For the duration of the seemingly endless Syrian civil war, she has
figuratively fiddled while that country burns. Now, with one foot out the door from a tenure that has all but
obliterated her once formidable reputation as an anti-genocide activist, she's decided to kick Israel in the teeth.
Obama's Latest Legacy as UN Abstainer-in-Chief. To President Obama's legacy of foreign policy debacles, we can
now add his landmark betrayal of Israel, carried out Dec. 23rd at the United Nations. By declining to wield the U.S.
veto at the Security Council, by choosing instead to abstain — by Vanishing-from-Behind — Obama allowed
the passage, by a vote of 14 in favor, 1 abstaining, of Resolution 2334. In the guise of condemning Israeli settlements,
this resolution is configured to delegitimize and imperil Israel itself, America's longtime ally and the only democracy in the
Israel Vendetta Opens the Door for Trump to Defund the UN. Donald Trump — who is seeking to spend a
ton of taxpayer money on rebuilding our military and infrastructure — is undoubtedly looking for places to
save. Nowhere would be better to start than that moribund center of international corruption and megaphone for tin-pot
dictators, the United Nations. What started out after World War II as the idealistic coming together of nations to end
war ended up being one of the giant ripoffs of all time. The UN oil-for-food scandal during the Iraq War showed how
extreme it had become.
Should Not Only Defund UN But Withdraw From It. The United States pays 22% of the total UN budget. What
we get for our $3 billion a year is a corrupt organization whose dysfunctional and hostile agencies are united in opposing us
around the world. The United Nations does only two things consistently and effectively: waste money and bash
Israel. Sometimes it manages to do both at the same time. After an extended, and no doubt costly, visit to the
region, the UN Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women blamed Muslim men beating their wives on Israeli settlements.
The Editor says...
Yes indeed, defund the UN, withdraw from it, and evict
the UN from the United States!
terrorism at the UN, courtesy President Obama. Let's be absolutely clear about what has just happened.
The Palestinians have completed the hijacking of every major UN institution. The 2016 General Assembly has adopted
nineteen resolutions condemning Israel and nine critical of all other UN states combined. The 2016 Commission on the
Status of Women adopted one resolution condemning Israel and zero on any other state. The 2016 UN Human Rights Council
celebrated ten years of adopting more resolutions and decisions condemning Israel than any other place on earth. And
now — to the applause of the assembled — the Palestinians can add the UN Security Council to their
list. Resolution sponsors Malaysia and New Zealand explained UN-think to the Council this way: Israeli settlements are
"the single biggest threat to peace" and the "primary threat to the viability of the two-state solution." Not seven decades
of unremitting Arab terror and violent rejection of Jewish self-determination in the historic homeland of the Jewish people.
was right to try to stop Obama from tying his hands on Israel. The Egyptian decision to withdraw the one-sided
anti-Israel Security Council resolution should not mask the sad reality that it is the Obama administration that has been
pushing for the resolution to be enacted. The United States was trying to hide its active 'behind the scenes' roll by
preparing to abstain rather than voting for the resolution. But in the context of the Security Council where only an
American veto can prevent anti-Israel resolutions from automatically passing, an abstention is a vote for the resolution.
And because of this automatic majority, an anti-Israel resolution like this one cannot be reversed by a future American
president. A veto once cast cannot be cast retroactively. The effect, therefore of the Obama decision to push
for, and abstain from, a vote on this resolution is to deliberately tie the hands of President Obama's successors, most
particularly President elect Trump.
Israel Ambassador to U.S.: On Christmas Eve, Obama Chooses to Ignore Thousands Slaughtered in Aleppo to Instead Slam
Israel. Minutes after the Obama administration abstained from a crucial U.N. Security Council resolution vote
on Israel condemning settlement activity, the collective jaw of the sole democracy in the Middle East dropped. "Imagine
that just a day before Christmas Eve and Hannukah, President Obama was busy not trying to help innocent Syrians who are
getting murdered in Aleppo, or dealing with the emergency humanitarian crisis, but instead was working to undermine Israel,"
said Danny Ayalon former Israeli Ambassador to the United States.
blasts 'extremely unfair' UN resolution calling for a halt to Israeli settlement activity and urges a veto.
President-elect Donald Trump called for a veto of a UN resolution coming up for a vote today that urges an immediate halt to
Israeli settlement construction, terming it 'extremely unfair.' 'As the United States has long maintained, peace between
the Israelis and the Palestinians will only come through direct negotiations between the parties, and not through the imposition
of terms by the United Nations,' Trump said in a statement released by his transition. Trump said the resolution 'puts
Israel in a very poor negotiating position and is extremely unfair to all Israelis.'
'UN resolution is Obama's last
attempt to stop settlements'. Israeli officials warned that the US appeared increasingly unlikely to block an
anti-Israel resolution proposed by Egypt at the United Nations Security Council. The resolution, which will be voted on
Thursday [12/22/2016] at 3:00 p.m. local time, demands a full "cessation of all Israeli settlement activities", which it calls
"essential for salvaging the two-state solution." President-elect Donald Trump called upon the US mission to the UN to veto
the measure, calling it unfair to Israel.
sits while the UN moves toward a boycott of Israel. U.S. companies are in for a shock as President Obama takes
aim once again at Israel in the final month of his presidency. In the coming days, he is expected to direct his team at
the United Nations to vote for U.S. funding of "BDS," the boycott, divestment and sanctions campaign aimed at financially
ruining Israel and smearing the companies with which it does business. The vote concerns the U.N. budget that is
currently being negotiated and scheduled to be finalized this week. One of the line items provides funding for the
implementation of a Human Rights Council resolution adopted in March. The resolution calls for the creation of a
blacklist of companies around the world doing any business, directly or indirectly, connected to Israeli settlements.
Obama May Be on the Warpath Against Israel. US President Barack Obama may allow anti-Israel resolutions to pass
at the United Nations that would legitimize and strengthen the boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) movement against the
Jewish state, Breitbart News reported Monday [12/19/2016]. Palestinians are circulating a draft United Nations Security
Council (UNSC) resolution which, among other issues, declares Israeli communities in Judea and Samaria to be illegal and
launches a boycott campaign by demanding that UN member states refrain from offering any assistance to Israel that might
connect to "settlements."
Israel's possibly imminent
Obamageddon. Prior to election night, fears of a lame duck Hail Mary directed at Israel may have been somewhat
alleviated by statements from the Obama administration, but prior to election night, there was little reason to expect Trump
to win. A Clinton presidency would have at least preserved the concept of Palestinian statehood. And now? I
am not making any predictions, especially ones of biblical proportions, but a bored president powerless before the imminent
collapse of his universe with a world of friends dreaming of the opportunity to let loose the frustration that they and that
Obama himself feel toward an Israel whose attack would be one of the only therapies available to the president whose party
just got a stunning rebuke — just seems like a more dangerous scenario than what we seemed to have been dealing with all
those previous times when the Obama administration was soothing fears of an anti-Israel lame duck Hail Mary.
'We pray there will be no more
Obama surprises'. Minister Tzachi Hanegbi (Likud) congratulated American President-Elect Donald Trump and said
that he expects that relations between Israel and the US will continue to improve. Hanegbi said that Israel stayed out
of the US elections. "I'm glad we deliberately kept our distance. This way no one can accuse us-God forbid, of
interfering in the internal affairs of the US." Hanegbi also addressed concerns that US President Barack Obama would
exert heavy pressure on Israel through the UN Security Council during his last months in office.
The little Jewish village
that makes Obama boil. There's only one place on earth that makes Obama's blood boil. It isn't Iran or
North Korea. It's Israel. Amona's small scattering of houses have a fraction of the square footage of the White
House. The 40 families living there in defiance of Islamic terrorists and left-wing lawfarers would hardly be
noticeable if they all crowded into the White House foyer. And yet they've been condemned by the State Department in
more virulent tones than most Muslim dictators. What is it about this handful of Jews caught between heaven and earth
that outrages so many?
legacy: Criminalizing Israeli citizenship? I've already written a couple of times about the fears here in
Israel of what President Hussein Obama might try to do to us in his final days in his office. Here's a really disturbing
Wall Street Journal piece from Jonathan Schanzer about some of the possibilities.
Obama The president has waited eight years to exact his revenge on Israel. Israel's most urgent diplomatic
mission today is to develop and implement a strategy that will outflank President Barack Obama in his final eight weeks in
power. Lobbying the administration is pointless. Obama has waited eight years to exact his revenge on Israel for
not supporting his hostile, strategically irrational policies. And he has no interest in letting bygones be
bygones. Before turning to what Israel must do, first we need to understand what Israel can do. A good place to
begin is by considering what just transpired at UNESCO, where twice in a week, UNESCO bodies resolved to erase 3,000 years
of Jewish history in Jerusalem and the Temple Mount. The fight that Israel waged at UNESCO is not the fight it needs to
wage at the Security Council. The stakes at the Security Council are far higher.
Obama preparing a parting shot at Israel? Last week, the U.N.'s premier cultural agency, UNESCO, approved a
resolution viciously condemning Israel (referred to as "the Occupying Power") for various alleged trespasses and violations
of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. Except that the resolution never uses that term for Judaism's holiest shrine. [...]
But such cowardly gestures are mere pinpricks compared to the damage Israel faces in the final days of the Obama presidency.
As John Hannah of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies recently wrote (in Foreign Policy), there have been indications for
months that President Obama might go to the U.N. and unveil his own final status parameters of a two-state solution.
'Why isn't Obama fighting anti-Israel
UNESCO resolutions?'. A week after the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
(UNESCO) ratified a resolution negating the Jewish ties to the Temple Mount and Western Wall, Texas Senator Ted Cruz
(Republican) rebuked the Obama White House for not making a diplomatic effort to fight the controversial measure.
Noting the vocal bipartisan opposition to the measure, expressed in a joint letter prior to the vote, Cruz took the Obama
administration to task for choosing to "look the other way." "America should be rallying our friends and allies to oppose
these insidious UNESCO resolutions that attempt to undermine the historic connection of the Israeli people with all of their
country, including their capital, Jerusalem," Sen. Cruz argued in an opinion piece published by The Washington Times.
Why Israel fears Obama's last
days. Israel faces a unique window of danger from Nov. 9 to Jan. 20: What might President Obama do
in his final days in office to slam the Jewish state? Start with Secretary of State John Kerry's recent flat refusal to
promise a US veto on any upcoming anti-Israel resolution in the UN Security Council. On Saturday, Haaretz reports, Prime
Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Kerry he's counting on Washington to stick to its policy of nixing anti-Israel resolutions.
Kerry's reply: The administration has yet to make a decision on the matter. For Kerry to leave any doubt that America
would shield Israel at the United Nations is bad enough. But concerns about what Team Obama might do go far beyond that.
'Clinton should distance herself
from Obama's Israel policy'. According to newly-leaked emails by Wikileaks, billionaire Israeli-American
businessman Haim Saban, considered one of Hillary Clinton's close advisors, advised Clinton as far back as 2015 to distance
herself from Obama's Israel policies in order to get Jewish votes. Saban reasoned that, due to the fall in Obama's
popularity among Jewish voters, Clinton needed new rhetoric relating to Israel to win Jews back. "She needs to
differentiate herself from Obama on Israel," Saban wrote in one email to senior Clinton advisor Huma Abedin.
Hillary Clinton is not
a friend of Israel. Hillary Clinton has a lifetime of anti-Israel positions. She said she was a big
supporter of Israel when she was in the U.S. Senate, when she needed campaign contributions from American Jews and New York's
Jewish voting bloc. She has not been pro-Israel since her resignation from the Senate to become Secretary of State in
January 2009. When Hillary Clinton was the Secretary of State, she helped Barack Obama craft his anti-Israel positions.
Partners in Peace: We will turn Israel 'to dust'. A banner at an Iranian military parade Wednesday
threatened to "turn Tel Aviv and Haifa to Dust," The Jerusalem Post reported Wednesday [9/21/2016]. Iran held military
parades across the country to commemorate the start of the 1980 war with Iraq. At the Tehran parade, which was shown on
state television, a banner on a military truck read, "If the leaders of the Zionist regime make a mistake then the Islamic
Republic will turn Tel Aviv and Haifa to dust."
senators press Obama to uphold US policy to veto one-sided UN resolutions. Eighty-eight US senators submitted a
bipartisan letter Monday calling for President Barack Obama to uphold US policy that calls for a veto of any one-sided United
Nations Security Council resolutions regarding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, according to a press release of the American
Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). The letter, initiated by Senators Kristen Gillibrant (D-NY) and Mike Rounds
(R-SD) quotes Obama's speech to the General Assembly in 2011, in which he said, "Peace will not come through statements and
resolutions at the United Nations."
Pence confidant says Israel has no better friend. The Republican pick for vice president, Indiana Governor Mike
Pence, is "one of the best friends the State of Israel and the Jewish people have ever had," according to Pence's long-time
friend and unofficial surrogate, Tom Rose, who was also the publisher of The Jerusalem Post in the early 2000s. Rose spoke to the
[Jerusalem] Post on Wednesday [8/3/2016], wishing to counter recent reports stating that Pence would be a bad choice for the Jewish community.
news conference: Everything wrong with Democrats, encapsulated. [Scroll down] Then, showing how thin-skinned and vengeful Obama is, the Obama
administration spent $350,000 trying to defeat Isreali prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu in his re-election bid in 2015. Netanyahu is one of our
strongest allies, and he campaigned loudly against the Iran deal. Why would we want a country that pledges death to America and death to Israel
to get stronger?
Obama's Legacy. Why
did the Obama administration decide to escalate its attacks against Israel last week? What was the purpose of the State
Department's shockingly hostile assault last Wednesday following the Israel Land's Authority's announcement that it is
publishing tenders to build 323 apartment units in Jerusalem's Gilo, Har Homa, Pisgat Zeev and Neveh Ya'acov neighborhoods?
The statement needs to be seen to be believed.
'Obama increased aid to Arab
countries, but not to Israel'. South Carolina Republican Senator Lindsey Graham blasted President Obama this
week, condemning his refusal to increase American aid to Israel, as well as his efforts to bar Israel from spending the aid
money within the Jewish state. Speaking to Haaretz, Graham revealed that Israel had previously requested an increased
aid package from the White House, with $4 billion a year for regular military funding, plus $600 million towards Israel's
missile defense network. But, Graham said, the administration rejected the request, despite similar increases to Arab states,
such as Jordan.
Department Purged Emails About Secret Anti-Netanyahu Campaign. A State Department official deleted emails that
included information about a secret campaign to oust Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during the country's last election,
according to a Senate investigatory committee that determined the Obama administration transferred tax funds to anti-Netanyahu
groups. The Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations disclosed in a massive report on Tuesday [7/12/2016] that the
Obama administration provided U.S. taxpayer dollars to the OneVoice Movement, a liberal group that waged a clandestine campaign
to smear and oust Netanyahu from office. OneVoice, which was awarded $465,000 in U.S. grants through 2014, has been under
congressional investigation since 2015, when it was first accused of funneling money to partisan political groups looking to
unseat Netanyahu. This type of behavior by non-profit groups is prohibited under U.S. tax law.
'Is President Obama trying to destroy Israel with all his bad moves?'. Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump took a stab
at US President Barack Obama's stance on Israel late Wednesday, taking to Twitter to ask: "Is President Obama trying to destroy Israel with all his
bad moves?" "Think about it and let me know!" the billionaire real-estate mogul continued. As Obama's personal relationship with Prime Minister
Benjamin Netanyahu has been marked by tensions, Trump has previously criticized the current US president and his administration for its attitudes toward Israel.
US State Dept. funds aided Israeli
left's election campaign. A newly released report by the US Senate chided the State Department for grants given
to a left-wing NGO which developed political infrastructure used in the 2015 Knesset election in an effort to topple Israeli
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu. [...] According to the report, the State Department gave $349,000 in grants to the
OneVoice organization, a New York-based left-wing NGO whose mission statement calls for efforts to "propel" Israeli and
Palestinian Authority leaders "toward the two-state solution."
Defends U.N.-Funded, Anti-Israel Textbooks for Palestinians. U.S. taxpayers provide nearly $400 million a year to a United Nations program that
critics say sends anti-Semitic, anti-Israel textbooks to schools for Palestinian refugees. Elementary school textbooks call the 1948 establishment of
Israel a "disaster," and a high school text tells of the "End of Days" when "Muslims fight the Jews," among other examples in a report from the Center for
Near East Policy, a pro-Israel research institute based in Jerusalem. The agency — the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine
Refugees in the Near East, or UNRWA — has come under scrutiny for years for supplying Palestinian schools with textbooks containing violent,
anger, Obama questioned necessity of Israel's qualitative military edge. According to US law, the Defense
Department must ensure that weapons sales to Mideast nations must comport with an American guarantee of Israel's qualitative
military edge (QME) in the region.
House rejects increased Israel missile defense funding. The Obama administration on Tuesday [6/14/2016] opposed
a call by US lawmakers to increase government funding for Israel's missile defense program by $455 million above the 2017
fiscal year budget request. The White House's Office of Management and Budget issued the rejection of the proposal made
by the US House of Representatives in a Statement of Administration Policy on defense appropriations released Tuesday.
In May, the Senate Appropriations Committee recommended a major increase in spending on Israeli missile defense
programs — quadrupling a budget line proposed by the Obama administration.
adviser slams Israel, says West Bank settlements 'corrode' Palestinian peace efforts. White House National
Security Adviser Susan E. Rice slammed Israeli settlement activity in the West Bank Monday night, while she pledged that the
Obama administration will increase U.S. military support for Israel. "Settlement activity corrodes the possibility of
two states. It moves us toward a one-state reality," Ms. Rice told the American Jewish Committee's Global Forum
in Washington. She said the administration opposes settlement activity in the West Bank "just like every administration
since 1967, Republican and Democratic, just as we oppose counterproductive Palestinian actions including incitement and violence."
Childish Attempt to Undermine Israel's New Government. This week, Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu
struck a deal with an Israeli opposition party to expand his parliamentary majority from one to six — a
substantial victory for the stability of the government. Unlike Netanyahu's dominant Likud party, the new coalition
party — called "Yisrael Beiteinu," which means "Israel Is Our Home" — supports a two-state solution as
part of its platform. Surely the Obama administration, which has made a two-state solution a singular focus of its
Israel policy, welcomed the news as a major step toward its long-term vision for peace in the Middle East? No, it
didn't. Through a State Department spokesman, the administration said the new coalition deal "raises legitimate
questions" about the Israeli government's commitment to a two-state solution, adding that, "ultimately, we're going to judge
this government based on its actions."
Meddling Obama owes Netanyahu
an apology. US President Barack Obama's visit to the UK last week in which he gave unsolicited advice
pressuring Britain to stay in the European Union (EU) has raised fury among Britons, but also disbelief among American Jewish
leaders given Obama's apparent double standards. Several top British politicians last Friday suggested Obama is
pressuring the UK to stay in the EU because of his Kenyan background, arguing he wants the UK to be less independent given
lingering hostility over Britain's colonialism. In America his conduct was met with surprise as well, as prominent
American Jewish leaders Alan Dershowitz and Elliott Abrams both noted Obama's hypocrisy given his anger at Prime Minister
Binyamin Netanyahu when he spoke in Congress last March warning against the Iran nuclear deal.
to Obama on UN Israel action: 'Read this letter very carefully'. At least 90 percent of the House of
Representatives opposes "one-sided" action at the UN Security Council on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, according to a
letter endorsed by 394 members this week — a clear message to the Obama administration, according to one of its
authors, Rep. Nita Lowey of New York. Several congressmen worked on the letter, sent to the White House amid
fresh Palestinian and European efforts to affect the conflict through international bodies. Lowey, a Democrat and
ranking member on the House Appropriations Subcommittee, told The Jerusalem Post on Friday [4/15/2016] that the administration
had vetoed similar resolutions in the past, and that its reasoning for such vetoes "still applies today."
Final Solution for the Jewish State. Obama's campaign against Israel has run into one major obstacle: Muslim
terrorists. Every Obama attempt to force Israel to make concessions to the Islamic terrorists who run the Palestinian Authority
has been rejected by the terrorists. No matter how much Obama got Israel to offer, it was never enough. [...] In the last major
effort at a peace process with the PLO, Obama attempted to bypass this problem by effectively having Kerry negotiate with Israel on
behalf of the terrorists. Kerry pretended to "facilitate" negotiations between Netanyahu and Abbas, but in reality it was only Kerry
and Netanyahu at the table. Kerry pressured Israel into making numerous concessions to the PLO while negotiating for the PLO.
Obama's flawed doctrine on Israel [is] part
of his confused world outlook. The "Obama Doctrine" shows loss of credibility, a naive desire to repair the world, a blind eye
to Islam's excesses and irrational dislike of Netanyahu on the part of the outgoing president.
House Demands Peace From Israel, Won't Directly Hold Palestinians Accountable For Stabbing Attacks. Today
[3/8/2016] Vice President Joe Biden is in Israel and has a number of planned meetings this week with Israeli and Palestinian
officials. Tomorrow, Biden with meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem. On Biden's first day in the
Jewish State, there were four separate terrorist attacks. Two people were killed, an Israeli and an American tourist, and
11 people were seriously injured. Since 2015, there have been hundreds of stabbings carried out by Palestinian terrorists
against innocent men, pregnant women and grandmothers simply trying to get on the bus. Despite these facts, the White House has
refused to properly acknowledge the situation, not to mention the lack of a specific condemnation of Palestinians for their actions.
House Bristles at Netanyahu's Canceled Visit to US. A "surprised" White House bristled Monday [3/7/2016] after
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu abruptly canceled a trip to Washington.
House 'surprised' Netanyahu declined Obama invite. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu turned down US
President Barack Obama's invitation for talks later this month in Washington, a "surprised" White House said. The episode
was just the latest sign of frosty relations between the two leaders on the eve of US Vice President Joe Biden's visit to Israel.
Calls Off Washington Visit, and Fingers Point. When it comes to the strained relationship between President
Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel, even a single missed meeting is cause for grievance and accusations.
So it was on Monday [3/7/2016], when Mr. Netanyahu abruptly canceled a trip to Washington that was to have included a visit
with Mr. Obama. The decision was quickly interpreted as the latest evidence of a lingering rift between two leaders whose
public break last year over the Iran nuclear deal brought the American relationship with Israel to a bitter low.
House: Israel Showed Bad Manners in Canceled Trip. Politico reports: The White House chided Israel on Tuesday [3/8/2016]
for the way it canceled a meeting between President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, saying it would have been "good
manners" for Israeli officials to tell the White House directly.
Drift. President Obama's signing statement in respect of the Trade Facilitation and Enforcement Act will go
down in history as a marker of the anti-Israel drift of the Democratic Party. The new law includes a section designed to
deter boycotts and sanctions tied to trade with Israel. It puts America squarely against such boycotts and sanctions as a
matter of policy and law. The law also makes it clear that it applies to trade with territories Israel controls.
Naturally, President Obama objected. He signed the measure, which passed Congress by a wide margin and with bipartisan support
(only one Republican voted against it at the House). But when he inked the measure, he put out a memorably obnoxious
signing statement. He derided the law he'd just signed as "conflating" Israel and Israeli-controlled territories and
suggested he might defy it.
Opposes New Pro-Israel Measures, Will Not Follow Provisions to Help Jewish State. President Barack Obama has
announced in a rare statement that he will not follow newly passed measures aimed at boosting the Israeli economy and
strengthening ties between the United States and the Jewish state, according to a statement issued by the president.
Obama stated that while he would sign the new trade resolution, portions of which focus on combatting economic boycotts of
Israel, he would not enforce certain pro-Israel provisions that order the United States to stop partnering with countries
that support the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement, or BDS, which aims to isolate Israel. The president's
rejection of these provisions comes two weeks after the White House issued a separate statement expressing support for
every provision of the trade bill except for those focusing on strengthening the U.S.-Israel relationship.
Obama times Cuba visit to avoid Netanyahu?
Obama's visit to Cuba, is scheduled for Mar 21st and 22nd. From there he is expected to continue his trip through Latin-American countries.
His departure from the U.S. during that time will mean that he will be absent during the AIPAC conference and consequently miss the visit to the U.S. of
Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, who is expected to speak at the conference. The last time the two leaders met was in November 2015.
Following the meeting Netanyahu said that it was "one of the best meetings I have had with Obama." The White House was not so enthused.
Israeli outrage over US Judea-Samaria labeling
'deception'. Israeli officials expressed outrage late Tuesday, after the International Legal Forum (ILF) argued that the US
Customs' January 23 "reissuing" of orders to importers to label all products from Judea and Samaria as not being from "Israel" was a
covert policy change. Slamming the move as deceiving Congress, as well as the American and Israeli public, the Israeli group
International Law Forum told Channel 2 that American claims of merely "reissuing" policies from 1995 are in fact false.
says Obama 'the worst thing that's ever happened to Israel'. Just a day after saying he would be "neutral" in the dispute between
Israel and the Palestinians, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump attacked President Barack Obama as "the worst thing that's ever
happened to Israel." Trump made the remarks during an interview with the Fox News Channel that aired Thursday [2/18/2016].
White House rejects trade bill for being too pro-Israel. The
White House on late Thursday [2/11/2016] issued a statement in which it announced it partially opposes a new bipartisan trade bill, specifying only one part of the
bill that calls to strengthen bilateral economic ties with Israel and fight BDS efforts to boycott the Jewish state. The bill, entitled the Trade Facilitation
and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015 or H.R. 644, easily passed a bipartisan vote in Congress. According to the statement, US President Barack Obama intends
to sign the bill into law. However, the statement goes on to say: "As with any bipartisan compromise legislation, there are provisions in this bill that
we do not support, including a provision that contravenes longstanding U.S. policy towards Israel and the occupied territories, including with regard to Israeli
White House Rejects New Trade Bill
Because It Is Too Pro-Israel. The White House has announced its partial opposition to a new bipartisan trade bill because of a portion of the legislation
that would strengthen the U.S.-Israel economic relationship, according to a statement issued late Thursday [2/11/2016]. The Trade Facilitation and Trade
Enforcement Act of 2015, which the White House says it mostly supports, overwhelmingly passed on a bipartisan vote. "The president intends to sign H.R. 644
into law to help strengthen enforcement of the rules and level the playing field for American workers and businesses," the statement reads.
Reality TV: Obama at the Mosque. [Scroll down]
President Obama has, one expert on Europe and Islam told me, a messianic complex. As for Jews, Obama called himself an "honorary member of the tribe."
Further, he has said, "I am the closest thing to a Jew" to sit in the Oval Office. What an insult to those Jews who recognize Obama's hostility toward
Israel. Among Christians, he is somehow one of them. But recall that his spiritual mentor was America-hating, Jew-hating Rev. Jeremiah Wright, with
whom he spent two decades.
Overwhelmingly Rank Obama 'Worst President for Israel in The Last 30 Years'. A new poll shows that Jewish
Israelis rank Barack Obama as the "worst" U.S. president for Israel in the last 30 years, the Jewish Journal reported.
An overwhelming majority of Israelis, 63%, put Obama in the "worst" category, while former President Jimmy Carter came a distant
second with 16% voting him as "worst" president.
Warnings About Anti-Semitism Ring Hollow. President Obama staged a political show for a Jewish audience
Wednesday, loudly warning of the new atmosphere of anti-Semitism in Europe and the U.S. It's a hollow statement, given his
weak record on a rapidly metastasizing problem. [...] Problem here is that these conditions are the very result of his silences,
denials, and lifelines to Islamists for political purposes. What's more he's ignored the behavior in the U.S. of an
increasingly anti-Semitic intelligentsia that has added to the atmosphere where terrorism can flourish. In short, it's
been an absence of leadership from the supposed leader of the free world that has assured this plague's spread.
US and UK 'hacked into Israeli drones
and planes'. US and UK agencies reportedly hacked into Israeli drones and other aircraft as they gathered
intelligence, in an operation dating from the late 1990s. It enabled Israel's allies to monitor information acquired by
its reconnaissance missions, Der Spiegel and The Intercept website reported. The website said the information came from
material leaked by US whistleblower Edward Snowden. One Israeli minister said it was disappointing, but not a surprise.
Spies on His Enemies in Congress. Remember when Obama, the guy with big plans to resettle America's neighborhoods,
clashed with Bibi Netanyahu for refusing to abandon construction and resettlement plans in East Jerusalem? The president was
so incensed that Netanyahu hesitated to comply with his demands that he left the prime minister sitting in a room alone while he went
upstairs to eat. That's when, out of fear of being wiretapped, Netanyahu and his delegation chose not to use White House phones.
As usual, Bibi's discernment was on target because recently it was revealed that Obama, concerned about his nuke deal with Iran, directed
the National Security Agency to spy on Israel, American Jewish groups, and friends of Israel in the U.S. Congress.
NSA Spying on Congress Not a Story at AP — Until GOP Responds. The Wall Street Journal ran a blockbuster story Tuesday
afternoon ("U.S. Spy Net on Israel Snares Congress") about how the Obama administration's National Security Agency's "targeting of Israeli leaders
swept up the content of private conversations with U.S. lawmakers." In other words, the NSA spied on Congress. As talk-show host
and commentator Erick Erickson drily observed: "Congress began impeachment proceedings on Richard Nixon for spying on the opposing political
party." Whether or not Congress has the nerve to defend itself and the Constitution's separation of powers, what the Journal reported
is objectively a major story. Yet the Associated Press ignored it on Tuesday [12/29/2015], and most of Wednesday.
spying on US and Israeli politicians stirs Congress from Christmas slumbers. After two years of doing little
about the mass surveillance revealed by Edward Snowden, the US Congress has sprung into action in less than two days —
with investigations into the NSA spying on some the legislature's members. On Tuesday [12/29/2015] the Wall Street Journal
reported that conversations between members of Congress and senior Israeli politicians had been monitored by the NSA under the
orders of the White House. The surveillance of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his advisors occurred during
negotiations into a deal with Iran over its nuclear power program.
With a friend like Obama. Two years ago
this month, after embarrassing revelations that the U.S. spied on the heads of state of ally nations, Obama banned the practice, saying, "The leaders of our close
friends and allies deserve to know that if I want to know what they think about an issue, I'll pick up the phone and call them, rather than turning to surveillance."
But Obama didn't do that. Nor did he ask Congress for permission to eavesdrop on members' communications with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Instead, according to a Wall Street Journal report, the National Security Agency continued to surveil friendly heads of state, Netanyahu, and captured private
communications between Israeli officials and American lawmakers and American-Jewish groups.
Obama Spy On Israel And Congress? How is it that a president can trust Russia to take care of Iran's nuclear
stockpile but sic his spies on Israel, the faithful U.S. ally that saw the whole "Iran Deal" as an existential threat?
According to a front page Wall Street Journal story, the Israeli prime minister's private communications were targets for
interception by the NSA, on the dubious grounds that Israel might know the U.S.-Iran deal's details before they were announced.
Team Obama's Israel spying should be a major scandal. No one should be in the least bit surprised that the
United States and Israel continue to spy on each other, despite being longtime close allies. Israel's strategic position
in the world's most volatile region pretty much guarantees that. So does Jerusalem's dependence on continued US support
and goodwill. But news that the Obama administration targeted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for continued close
electronic surveillance — even as it curbed it for other friendly leaders — still is pretty startling.
As is The Wall Street Journal's disclosure that the sweep included conversations with US Jewish groups and members of Congress.
Writes [his] Own Rules for Spying on Netanyahu. During the debate over the Iran deal, U.S. intelligence spied
on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and in the process recorded private conversation of U.S. lawmakers, reports the
Wall Street Journal. First, deep breath. Countries spy on each other, even allies. That's a fact of life. During
World War II, the two biggest intelligence networks spying on the U.S. weren't Germany and Japan. They were Britain and
Russia — the countries on our side. That the administration tried to keep tabs on Israel and its influence in
the U.S. should be expected. Indeed, long before this bombshell, there were reports that the two allies were spying on each
more as trust between Obama and Netanyahu frayed. What is troubling about these revelations is how the process was managed
from the White House.
Spying on Israel 'truly disgraceful'. Ben Carson is lashing out at the Obama administration over National
Security Agency surveillance of Israel. "It is truly disgraceful that the Obama administration has spied on [Israeli]
Prime Minister [Benjamin] Netanyahu, his colleagues and pro-Israel lawmakers in Congress," the GOP presidential candidate
said in a statement on Wednesday [12/30/2015]. "Instead of focusing on deterring the Iran nuclear threat and fighting
against the mullahs who chant, 'death to America,' President Obama has treated Israel, our staunch, democratic ally in the
Middle East, as his real enemy," Carson continued.
NSA recorded members of Congress with Israeli leaders. The National Security Agency's (NSA) continued surveillance of
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Israeli leaders may also have swept up private conversations involving members of
Congress, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday night [12/29/2015]. Although President Obama had promised to curb
eavesdropping on world leaders who are U.S. allies after Edward Snowden leaked documents revealing the extent of the surveillance,
there were a few leaders the White House wished to continue monitoring, including Netanyahu.
Net on Israel Snares Congress. President Barack Obama announced two years ago he would curtail eavesdropping on
friendly heads of state after the world learned the reach of long-secret U.S. surveillance programs. But behind the
scenes, the White House decided to keep certain allies under close watch, current and former U.S. officials said.
Topping the list was Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Continues To Use The Term "ISIL" Instead Of "ISIS" And The Reason Is Sickening. When Obama says "ISIL" he is
saying to the muslim world, "I do not recognize Israel as an independent nation."
ISIL and Daesh: The Administration's Words Matter. Obama has been unrelenting in his denunciation of Israel,
and unremitting in his criticism of its leadership. In the earliest days of his presidency, he made his now infamous "Cairo
Speech," where he referenced Israel's "occupation" of Palestinian lands, and the "daily humiliation" and "intolerable" condition
of the Palestinians. And it's only gotten worse since then. Several times over the past five years, Obama administration
officials have leaked classified Israeli information regarding defensive measures and offensive plans related to Iran. The
effect has been an unmistakable chilling of the relationship between Washington and Tel Aviv, as Washington's objectives seem
clearly at odds with the protection and preservation of the state of Israel. Even the heralded Iran Nuclear deal was done
over Israel's objections, since it assures Iran will be nuclearized by year ten of the agreement, and Iran has vowed to "blow
Israel off of the map."
Administration Moves to Restore Funding for Anti-Israel U.N. Organization. The Obama administration is waging a
quiet effort on Capitol Hill to restore U.S. taxpayer funding for a United Nations organization that has long been accused of
having an anti-Israel bias, according to State Department funding requests obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.
The State Department earlier this month petitioned Sen. Patrick Leahy (D., Vt.), a member of the Senate's appropriations
committee, to consider restoring funding to the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, otherwise
known as UNESCO.
Chanukah Party Attacks Islamophobia, Calls For "Justice" For Palestinians. Obama's Chanukah parties have had
issues in the past. But this time it teetered over into full-blown violently offensive territory. Obama's own remarks were
boilerplate inoffensive stuff. Israel's President Rivlin, a political hack who desperately sucks up to the media, was equally
insipid. But the White House chose Susan Talve to light the Menorah. Talve is a member of the anti-Israel group T'ruah
which is currently promoting assorted "soft BDS" programs. She's also a Ferguson activist. Her behavior was deeply insulting
to the religious Jewish community and made it clear that the White House was determined to hijack even a Chanukah party to promote an
White House Hanukkah celebration. Leave it to Barack Obama to turn what should be a celebration of the Jewish
people's survival in the face of adversity into a politicized rant celebrating the cause of the Palestinians, who want to
"drive them into the sea," as has been promised since the birth of the modern State of Israel.
Ignores Rabbi's Outrageous Politicized Invocation at White House Hanukkah Event. As seen in a Wednesday afternoon [12/9/2015] White House
video, Rabbi Susan Talve essentially hijacked the event to praise a series of leftist causes, touching many of the Obama administration's pet projects
along the way: open-ended immigration and "refugee" acceptance; Black Lives Matter "activists"; gun control; paranoia over "Islamophobia, and
homophobia and transphobia"; and "justice for Palestinians as allies committed to peace."
Why Does Obama Call ISIS
'ISIL'? That Obama uses ISIL in discussing the terrorists is extremely telling and chilling. To those of us who keep our
fingers on the pulse of Middle Eastern geopolitics, the distinctions separating ISIS and ISIL are by no means meager. It's readily apparent
that Obama considers both Israel and its prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, thorns in each of his sides. Since 2009, his atrociously
dismissive treatment of Netanyahu has been highly embarrassing, shocking, and outrageous, especially to those of us who cherish our relationship
with the Jewish state. Israel has proven itself a tried and true friend since its return to its ancient homeland in 1948. Despite
some disagreements between the U.S. and the Jewish state, no previous president has shown such a hideous and blatant disregard for Israel's head
of state as has Obama. Nor has any previous president ever considered (to our knowledge) or suggested in a way bordering on insistence that
Israel relinquish the land it now controls by contracting to its pre-1967 borders. Obama wants just that.
Is Radical Islamism a
Choice? The president says: "ISIL is not Islamic," despite the fact that Islamic is in their name.
"ISIL is a terrorist organization, pure and simple," he adds. Before I go any further, let me clarify Obama's steadfast
insistence on using the term ISIL instead of ISIS. ISIS is the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, whereas ISIL is the
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. The Levant is said to encompass the countries of Cyprus, Egypt,Jordan, Lebanon,
Palestine, Syria, Turkey and of course Israel. So Obama uses ISIL as a veiled slap in the face to Israel, which he
obviously has animus toward. Allen West explains that, "if you choose to refer to this group as ISIL, you have basically
rewritten the map of the Middle East and fallen into the trap of not recognizing the existence of Israel and also Lebanon.
If you use ISIL you are then validating the Islamic totalitarian and jihadist claim that the modern day Jewish State of Israel
is an occupation state and does not exist in the eyes of Muslims."
Names Hamas Sympathizer as New ISIS Czar. President Obama has appointed a foreign policy advisor known to be a
friend of the terrorist group Hamas to be the administration's new czar in charge of countering ISIS. The appointee, Robert
Malley, has a history of sympathizing with Islamists, which makes the appointment all the more appalling. According to
the government watchdog group Judicial Watch, the White House downplayed the controversial appointment by "burying it deep in
a press briefing delivered at a Paris hotel during the recent climate summit."
Appoints Anti-Israel Hamas Supporter As New ISIL Czar. President Obama has appointed second-generation anti-Israel activist, and
former Iran deal negotiator Robert O. (Rob) Malley as his 'senior adviser on the counterinsurgency campaign against ISIL.' Malley knows
much about terrorism as his dad was close friends with Palestinian terrorist Yasser Arafat (they both were born and raised in Egypt and each was
funded by the USSR). While the sins of the father are not normally visited on the son, this son has chosen to follow in his dad's footsteps.
Mouthed Some Pro-Israel Lines, but His Disdain for Netanyahu Remains Clear. During his meeting with Prime
Minister Netanyahu at the White House yesterday, President Obama stated that the "security of Israel is one of my top
foreign-policy priorities." Of course, this sentiment might have been slightly more believable had President Obama a) said
those words in something other than a lethargic tone, or b) not listened to Netanyahu's statement with the humor of a human
death star Although Netanyahu claims that the meeting was productive, major problems continue to corrode U.S.-Israeli relations.
left's all-too-telling attempt to silence Netanyahu. A gaggle of hard lefties and fellow travelers is out to
stop Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu from speaking Tuesday [11/10/2015] to the Center for American Progress, a
left-wing think tank with close White House ties. Netanyahu is in DC mending fences after he fought hard against
President Obama's Iran nuke deal, hence the CAP event. But various hard-left activists, liberal church types and Arab
groups don't think anyone should be allowed to hear what Bibi has to say. Backed by thousands of online signatures,
they complain the CAP event grants legitimacy to Netanyahu's "ever more expansionist policies of occupation."
new top media adviser called Obama an anti-Semite. Just a few days before he heads to Washington to try to mend
fences with the White House and secure billions of dollars in U.S. military aid, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
appointed a new chief of public diplomacy who called President Obama a modern-day anti-Semite and wrote that Secretary of
State John F. Kerry has the intellectual acuity of a 12-year-old. Netanyahu's choice of Ran Baratz was pounced upon
by Israeli news media and the political opposition, which quickly combed through his social media posts and past articles to
find a string of provocative opinions that were anything but diplomatic.
Kerry has the intellect of a 12-year-old: Netanyahu aide. The United States takes offense at comments by
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's new communications director accusing President Barack Obama of anti-Semitism and
suggesting that Secretary of State John Kerry had the mental abilities of a 12-year-old, the State Department said on
Thursday [11/5/2015]. It said Kerry had spoken to the Israeli leader on Thursday and understood that Netanyahu
"will be reviewing" the appointment of Ran Baratz after a US-Israeli summit meeting at the White House next week.
use of ISIL reveals his true allegiance, and animus towards Israel. First, if you choose to refer to this group
as ISIL, you have basically rewritten the map of the Middle East and fallen into the trap of not recognizing the existence of
Israel and also Lebanon. If you use ISIL you are then validating the Islamic totalitarian and jihadist claim that the modern
day Jewish State of Israel is an occupation state and does not exist in the eyes of Muslims. Need I remind you of the faux
pas — or perhaps purposeful use — by then-Obama counter-terrorism advisor John Brennan who, at a Ramadan
dinner celebration in the White House, referred to the capital of Israel as Al Quds, not as Jerusalem — what are words
for indeed? They convey a certain meaning — just like calling the Ft Hood massacre "workplace violence" and not
an Islamic jihadist attack.
Rejects Measure to Bar Ex-Im Financing for Terrorism Sponsors. Taxpayers could end up footing the bill for
Iran's purchase of American-manufactured planes thanks to legislation passed on Thursday [11/5/2015] that critics say facilitates
U.S. support for an Iranian commercial airline sector frequently used in service of its international terrorist proxies.
If it materializes, that support would likely advance the interests of a major U.S. airline manufacturer that is eyeing business
opportunities in Iran, has reported lobbying on the Iran deal, and has already benefitted tremendously from the controversial
export finance agency at issue. The House of Representatives on Thursday approved a highway support bill that reauthorizes
funding for the U.S. Export-Import Bank, which finances the purchase of U.S. exports by foreign governments and corporations.
President. The flurry of spy stories spinning around in recent weeks makes clear that US-Israel relations
remain in crisis. Two weeks ago, The Wall Street Journal published a fairly detailed account of the US's massive spying
operations against Israel between 2010 and 2012. Their purpose was to prevent Israel from attacking Iran's nuclear
installations. The Journal report, which was based on US sources, also detailed the evasion tactics the Obama administration
employed to try to hide its covert nuclear talks with Iran from Israel. According to the report, the administration was
infuriated that through its spy operations against Iran, Israel discovered the talks and the government asked the White House
to tell it what was going on.
Mission Accomplished: Former Adviser
Reveals Obama Wanted to Impress Muslims by Ditching Israel. The popular meme among Obama supporters and Israel Laborites
is to claim that Netanyahu ruined the relationship. But ruining the relationship was a strategic White House decision.
Don't Make the Muslims Angry. The
Secretary of State of the United States traveled to the Muslim country of Jordan to assure its Foreign Minister that Jews would not be praying
any more at the holiest site in Judaism. As Kerry put it, "It is Muslims who pray on the Temple Mount/Haram al-Sharif and non-Muslims who
visit." Israel is often accused of apartheid and segregation, but here was the Secretary of State championing both, as long as it was Muslim
segregation aimed at Jews.
Tells Falsehoods About Israel, Retracts, Then Repeats Falsehoods. After weeks of murderous Palestinian stabbing
attacks upon innocent Israelis, how has the Obama Administration responded? Although Israel has been killing or
apprehending knife-wielding terrorists, while Mahmoud Abbas' Palestinian Authority (PA) has been inciting and glorifying
their acts of murder, the Administration presents both sides as morally equivalent, while insinuating or even asserting
Israeli responsibility. Obama officials have been doing this in five ways: [...]
Urges Israelis to 'Restrain from Any Kind of Self-Help'. Secretary of State John Kerry told reporters today [10/19/2015] that
Israel has a right to defend itself, but discouraged against "self-help" responses to random stabbing attacks from Palestinians. Israeli
authorities have encouraged citizens with gun permits to carry when they're out and about, as they can possibly stop an attacker before police
can get on the scene.
Obama Keeps Blaming The Victims Of Terrorism In Israel. If there was any doubt about President Obama and the
Obama administration's animosity toward the Jewish State of Israel, it was erased during the month of October. Obama has
taken a Palestinian incited wave of terrorism and found different ways to blame it on the Jewish State, justifying the
Palestinian actions and encouraging them to incite and carry out more terrorism.
Admin Accuses Israel of 'Terrorism' As More Jews Murdered. As Palestinians assailants continue to murder Jews
across Israel, the Obama administration on Wednesday accused the Jewish state of committing acts of "terrorism," drawing
outrage from many observers. As the number of Israelis murdered during a streak of Palestinian terrorism continues to
rise, the Obama administration sought to equate the sides and told reporters that, in its view, Israel is guilty of terrorism.
"Individuals on both sides of this divide are — have proven capable of, and in our view, are guilty of acts of
terrorism," State Department Spokesman John Kirby told reporters following questions about the spike in violence.
The Obama Intifada. More than 30 dead in Israel as
Palestinians armed with knives attack innocents. What's responsible? A campaign of incitement, which slanderously accuses
Jews of intruding on the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem and murdering Arab children in cold blood. And who is legitimizing this
campaign? None other than Mahmoud Abbas, president of the Palestinian Authority, whom President Obama and Secretary of State
John Kerry have long held up as a peacemaker.
Team Obama winks at incitement against
Israelis. Does Team Obama want more Palestinian attacks on Israelis? Secretary of State John Kerry sure gives
that impression. Wednesday [10/14/2015] saw more bloodletting: An Arab stabbed a 70-year-old woman as she boarded a Jerusalem
bus. Another pulled a knife on cops, who foiled the attack. That follows weeks of violence that's left eight innocent Israelis
dead and more injured, mostly in Jerusalem. On Wednesday, Israel began deploying hundreds of troops to help thwart the violence.
Susan Rice Should Apologize to
Netanyahu for Charges of Racism. Fraudulent allegations of racism are serious, below the belt, and wrong. Those who make
them should take responsibility and apologize. If what Dennis Ross says about Susan Rice and her accusations against Prime Minister
Netanyahu are true, it's time for her to do a public mea culpa.
Florida Jewish voters sour on Hillary Clinton. Like most Jewish voters in Florida, Arthur Barr voted for Hillary Clinton in the
2008 Democratic primary. When she lost the nomination, he supported then-Sen. Barack Obama — ardently. "I voted for
Obama, I made donations, I had phone banks, I set up at condominiums and (sent) thousands of emails," said Barr, a 74-year-old south
Florida resident. "By the third year, I realized I made a humongous mistake." The next election, he voted for Republican nominee
Mitt Romney as a rejection of Obama's policies toward Israel.
cipher in the White House. Perhaps it's not fair to blame Barack Obama for the mess he's making. The Middle
East is where chaos was invented, after all, and perhaps not even the collection of incompetents and boobs the president has
installed in the White House could make things this bad. Maybe it's someone else's fault. He blames the Jews. [...]
President Obama and his friends dismiss as canard the logical conclusion of a reasonable man that this president just doesn't
like Jews very much, and scorns Israelis in particular.
Admin's Iran Point Man Promotes Anti-Israel Conspiracy Theories. A State Department official closely involved
in the Obama administration's Iran push has been promoting publications from anti-Semitic conspiracy sites and other radical
websites that demonize American Jewish groups and Israel, according to sources and documents obtained by the Washington
Free Beacon. Alan Eyre, the State Department's Persian-language spokesman and a member of the negotiating delegation
that struck a nuclear deal with Iran earlier this year, has in recent months disseminated articles that linked American-Jewish
skeptics of the deal to shadowy financial networks, sought to soften the image of Iranian terrorists with American blood on
their hands, and linked deal criticism to a vast "neoconservative worldview."
Israel: Obama's Brave New World. Barack Obama keeps a special big smile for times when the people he hates most
really get screwed. He smiled that great big smile again recently when he said how much he loves the Jews — right
after selling Israel out to its most dangerous enemy in history. Human monsters with nuclear weapons are a completely new
factor in the world. We've seen plenty of monsters before, but not equipped with Armageddon weapons. That's what Obama
has achieved in his historic presidency.
We get it, Obama. [Scroll down] We get that you don't like us
for deep ideological reasons. We got it last summer when you took the wrong side during our conflict with Hamas in Gaza, and on so many other
occasions since you became president. We get it that you want to see us with indefensible borders surrounded by enemies armed to the teeth by
Iran with money that you provided as part of your nuclear deal. We understand that your sympathies lie with the Muslim world, not with the
'colonialist' West, which you view as the root of evil in the world. [...] Actually, while this is a problem for us, it is a much bigger problem
for the people of America, who are nervous about your apparent anti-Americanism and your uncomfortable closeness to Islam, who don't trust Iran
and don't see how the deal you made is going to keep the terror-supporting regime from getting nuclear weapons.
Obama's Perfect Storm to
Destroy Israel. [Scroll down] Is it possible for our president to get even smaller with his vindictive,
childish, and unpresidential treatment of Israel's prime minister? Presumably he decided that pulling our ambassador and
SOS would destroy any credibility that Bibi had and detract from his compelling message. And sadly, this is not the first
time that Obama has spit in Netanyahu's face; unquestionably, it will not be the last.
Real Purpose of the Nuclear Deal: Support Iran and Stick It to Israel. The purpose of the Iran nuclear deal
isn't to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons technology — it's to assist Iran and prevent an Israeli
military attack. The deal promises to help Iran modernize and protect its nuclear program while making it harder for Israel
to disrupt the program through military means or sabotage. This isn't a "bad deal," as many keep saying —
it's a dramatic shift in U.S. policy in favor of totalitarian Iran at the expense of democratic Israel. Leftists love
authoritarian regimes that are virulently anti-American. Far from restraining Iran, the deal cooked up by Barack Obama,
John Kerry, and the U.S. negotiating team may be everything the ayatollah could have wished for.
Were Asked to Name the Worst U.S. President for Israel, and Guess Who They Chose. Israel is our only ally in
the Middle East, the only functioning democracy and yet is constantly under attack — not just from terrorist
countries like Iran, but also right here at home, depending on who the president is. Obama's presidency has been
horrible for Israel, and Israelis have noticed.
Real Purpose of the Nuclear Deal: Support Iran and Stick It to Israel. The purpose of the Iran nuclear deal
isn't to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons technology — it's to assist Iran and prevent an Israeli
military attack. The deal promises to help Iran modernize and protect its nuclear program while making it harder for Israel
to disrupt the program through military means or sabotage. This isn't a "bad deal," as many keep saying — it's
a dramatic shift in U.S. policy in favor of totalitarian Iran at the expense of democratic Israel. Leftists love authoritarian
regimes that are virulently anti-American.
Nine Signs of
the Impending American Collapse. Although anti-Semitism and its cognate, anti-Zionism, are by no means a
significant social depravity in the U.S., they flourish in three major constituencies: the elite leftist segment of the
population, the Democratic Party, and, most tellingly, the administration of Barack Obama, whose foreign policy is demonstrably
anti-Israel and pro-Muslim, in particular pro-Iranian. Throwing his support behind the Muslim Brotherhood while playing
Doctor Faustus to a diabolical ayatollah, he has, in fact, surrendered the Middle East to prolonged Muslim insurgency, thus
endangering the survival of Israel, America's traditional and loyal ally.
I'm Personally Hurt When People Call Me Anti-Semitic. Barack Obama is personally hurt when people call him an
anti-Semite, the president said in an interview with the Jewish newspaper the Forward. Obama says "there not a
smidgen of evidence for" the accusation. The editor of the Forward asked the president, "[D]oes it hurt you personally
when people say that you're anti-Semitic?" "Oh, of course. And there's not a smidgen of evidence for it, other
than the fact that there have been times where I've disagreed with a particular Israeli government's position on a particular
The Editor says...
I wonder if Barry's feelings are hurt when someone calls him
a closet Muslim,
a third-world dictator in the making,
or a doofus.
I Understand 'Cruelty Of Man' Because I'm An African-American. Obama held a conversation with the leaders of
American Jewish organizations, in order to defend his nuclear deal with Iran. He explained that he understood why the
Israelis were upset that America was negotiating with Iran when rockets were raining down on their cities and Iranian leaders
were denying the Holocaust. "I understand it, it's loathsome," he said. "I think as an African-American I
understand — history teaches that man can be very cruel to man and you have to take threats seriously."
Obama added that Iran's hatred of Israel was precisely why they needed to negotiate with the extreme regime.
say Obama flirts with anti-semitism in defense of Iran deal. President Obama's efforts to sell his nuclear deal
with Iran focuses heavily on overcoming objections by pro-Israeli and Jewish groups, to the point where some are saying the
campaign is flirting with anti-Semitic stereotypes. A pattern in the administration's rhetoric has raised concern that
the White House and its allies are singling out Jewish and pro-Israeli interests for criticism, despite a larger universe of
lobbying interests on both sides of the deal who may have other reasons for their positions. This tactic stretches back
to before the deal was signed on July 14.
Partners in Peace: We Will Cleanse the Earth of Jews. Hussein Sheikholeslam, a senior adviser to Iran's Speaker
of Parliament, told the Hamas-affiliated newspaper al-Resalah that Tehran "reject[s] the existence of any Israeli on this
earth," a position he says Iran relayed to the P5+1 powers during the nuclear negotiations, The Times of Israel reported
Wednesday [8/19/2015]. According to Sheikholeslam, Iran "will do everything to renew" its support for Hamas, which
Tehran lessened in retaliation to the Sunni group's opposition to the regime of Bashar al-Assad after the outbreak of the
Syrian civil war. Sheikholeslam's comments are the latest in a series of threats issued against Israel by Iran since
the Islamic Republic signed a nuclear agreement with the P5+1 powers last month.
Iran Deal is Everything Bad About Obama in One Package. Obama wasn't just out to reshape America. He was
determined to reshape the Democratic Party. In his final time in office, he intends to purge pro-Israel voices from the
Democratic Party. The pro-Israel Democrat, like the pro-life Democrat or the national security Democrat is meant to become
a relic. He may not succeed, but the political machine behind him will keep rolling on even after he's out of office to
push the party further to the left and away from Israel. Eventually the Democratic Party will become as inhospitable to
Jews as the UK Labour Party. That is Obama's endgame.
Navy reducing presence in Persian
Gulf. The nation's most powerful symbol of strength and deterrence on the high seas won't be in the Persian Gulf as
much in the near future. Although the Navy has maintained at least one aircraft carrier in or near the Gulf for the last seven
years, it is planning longer periods where there will be no carriers there at all. The reduced presence is happening as
the U.S. prepares to enter into a nuclear deal with Iran.
Carson: Obama's Iran nuke deal makes him anti-Semitic. Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson thinks
President Obama's Iran nuclear deal makes the commander-in-chief anti-Semitic. "I think anything is anti-Semitic if it's
against the survival of a state that is surrounded by enemies and by people who want to destroy them," the retired
neurosurgeon and resurgent 2016 candidate said [8/16/2015] on "Fox News Sunday." "And to sort of ignore that
and to act like everything is normal there and that these people are paranoid is anti-Semitic," he said.
The Editor says...
After sitting in Jeremiah Wright's church for 20 years, why wouldn't he be anti-Semitic?
Keywords: petulant, narcissist, crybaby, anti-Semite.
Obama vs. the Jews. It was his birthday
and Obama was grouchy. "It's my birthday and I'm going to be blunt," Obama told the Jewish leaders meeting with him. When they
complained that, "Words have consequences, and when they come from official sources, they can be even more dangerous," he was unapologetic.
"If you guys would back down, I would back down from some of the things I'm doing," he warned. By that he meant that if they stopped
objecting to the Iran deal, he would stop accusing critics of his nuclear sellout to Iran of being money-grubbing warmongers.
Kerry: Iran Doesn't Want To 'Wipe [Israel] Off The Map'. John Kerry told The Atlantic's Jeffrey
Goldberg that he doesn't believe Iran wants to "wipe [Israel] off the map." Kerry said that President Obama's
proposed nuclear deal with Iran "is as pro-Israel, as pro-Israel's security, as it gets." The Secretary of
State claimed he has reviewed the deal "backwards and forwards a hundred times ... and I believe that just saying no
to this is, in fact, reckless." Kerry also rejected the idea that Iranian leaders are actively seeking the
destruction of the Jewish state, a popular belief among many Israelis.
under lies about Islam.
Kerry 'Doesn't Know' if Iran
is Serious about Destroying Israel. US Secretary of State John Kerry has claimed the
nuclear deal signed with Iran is "as pro-Israel as it gets," and claims he "doesn't know" if the
Iranian leadership is serious about destroying the State of Israel. The comments were made in an
in-depth interview with The Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg, which was published Wednesday [8/5/2015] following
intense lobbying for and against the deal as it heads to a fateful vote in Congress. Kerry warned
Goldberg that if Congress voted down the agreement it would "be the ultimate screwing" of Iranian
Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei.
I've Done More Than Any Other President To Strengthen Israel's Security; Netanyahu Is Wrong. President Obama says he
deeply shares a commitment to friend and ally Israel, but Prime Minister Netanyahu is "wrong." [Video clip]
Berger urged Hillary to portray Bibi as obstacle to peace. Sandy Berger, a former national security adviser
for President Bill Clinton who pled guilty to stealing and destroying classified documents, advised Hillary Clinton when
she was secretary of state on how to portray Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as the obstacle to peace and how to
make his political life "uneasy." The revelations came in a new batch of Clinton's emails released on Friday [7/31/2015]
by the State Department.
John Kerry 'Has No Reason to Come Here'. Secretary of State John Kerry revealed this
week that he will skip Israel on his forthcoming visit to the Middle East, a development some have
pointed to as a sign that relations between the Obama administration and the Netanyahu-led Israeli
government continue to deteriorate. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Israel
Army Radio on Tuesday night (in Hebrew) that Kerry "really has no reason to come here."
Kerry's ugly warning to Israel. Secretary of State John Kerry has warned that if
Congress rejects the Obama administration's nuclear deal with Iran, Israel will be blamed. "I fear
that what could happen is if Congress were to overturn it, our friends Israel could actually wind up
being more isolated and more blamed," Kerry told the Council of Foreign Relations. The question
is: "more blamed" by whom?
Deal Worth More than All U.S. Aid to Israel Since 1948. The Iran deal will provide
Iran with a cash windfall as sanctions are eased and assets are unfrozen. The total amount is
estimated to be as high as $150 billion. If so, the Iran deal would give more cash to Iran than the
$124.3 billion U.S. has given in total aid to Israel since 1948. The exact amount that Iran
would gain through the unfreezing of its foreign assets is a matter of some dispute. The Israeli
ambassador has put the number at $150 billion; the Obama administration puts the number at
$50 billion, since some of Iran's assets "have already been obligated, including for projects
with China," the New York Times reports.
Things the Media
Won't Tell You About Israel. If you've ever wondered why so many overseas Jews view
democratic Israel as irredeemably racist, consider the following story: Knesset member Robert Ilatov
justifiably made headlines last Thursday [7/23/2015] by declaring that Arabs who refuse to sing the
national anthem, "Hatikva," shouldn't be appointed as judges. But several prominent English-language
Israeli news sites didn't even bother mentioning the swift, uncompromising rejection of his view by
Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked; you won't, for instance, find a word of her response in Haaretz's
report, while the left-wing +972 website dismissed it as a "weak protestation" by omitting all the most
significant parts of her statement.
The Cynical Pollard
Release Leak. The past few weeks have confirmed something that was always true about
the way the Obama administration wages political battles. There is no stunt too cheap or statement
so cynical that the White House won't employ in order to advance its agenda. That's the only way to
interpret the bizarre Friday afternoon [7/24/2015] leak to the Wall Street Journal in which
"administration officials" said convicted spy Jonathan Pollard would be released later this year in
order to help smooth relations between the U.S. and Israel in the wake of the Iran nuclear deal.
Don't Free Pollard.
I am Jewish American and a very strong supporter of Israel. But I am not an Israeli. And I have
no sympathy for Jonathan Pollard nor any wish that he be set free. Jonathan Pollard is a spy. Espionage
is a capital offense. He is lucky to be serving a life sentence. Why his sentence allows him mandatory
parole after 30 years is unclear to me. Then it's not really a life sentence, is it?
Kerry Warns Israel: Strike on
Iran Would Be 'Enormous Mistake'. Less than a day after indicating in a Senate hearing
that the Iran nuclear deal would have the US defend Iran from Israel, US Secretary of State John
Kerry warned Israel on Friday [7/24/2015] that a unilateral strike on Iran's covert nuclear program
would be a "huge mistake." Appearing on the NBC "Today" TV show, Kerry was asked if the Iran
nuclear deal sealed last Tuesday would make it more likely that Israel will either physically strike
Iran's nuclear facilities, or else launch a cyber attack against them. "That'd be an enormous
mistake, a huge mistake with grave consequences for Israel and for the region, and I don't think it's
necessary," Kerry answered in an ominous answer.
Mr. Kerry has it backwards.
Any action by Israel would provide justification for Iran's pursuit of nukes.
Secretary of State John Kerry sat down with Matt Lauer for an interview on Today earlier, defending
the deal with Iran — and telling Israel to cool their jets, almost literally. In doing
so, Kerry managed to turn Israel into the aggressor and Iran into a passive actor who might somehow
decide they need a bomb only if Israel attacked them. It's a strange reversal, and one that confirms
the impression that the Obama administration has become the lawyers for the mullahs[.]
failure of a rotten deal on Israel?!. When Secretary of State John Kerry announces
that the world will blame Israel if the deal fails, we have left the realm of dignified debate. When
he warns Israel not to act militarily in its own defense, he suggests that the United States won't
back up the Jewish state.
Many Lies Paving the Way to Obama's Legacy. On the Iranian threat to Israel: "The
danger from Iran is grave, it is real, and my goal will be to eliminate this threat. ... Finally,
let there be no doubt: I will always keep the threat of military action on the table to defend our
security and our ally Israel."
Secretary of Defense Carter is in Israel to reassure the Israelis in the wake of the catastrophic
deal the United has entered into with Iran. We are facilitating and funding Iran's nuclear program;
what can Carter say to mitigate what any fool can see?
nuclear Iran is now guaranteed. A bright flash will signal the attack on Israel
intended to destroy the "little Satan." At that moment all the debates about President Obama's
legacy and motives, all the charges and counter-charges about details of inspection regimes and
anti-sabotage agreements, all the counting of centrifuges and tallying of Democratic senators who
dare to go against their base will be forgotten.
Nuke Deal Makes Israel The Enemy And Iran Our Ally. The "Joint Comprehensive Plan of
Action" is a bad deal because it's the first time the United States has offered extensive
concessions to a nation that openly seeks to destabilize our interests. It's the first time we will
be offering an oppressive theocracy (one that still holds American hostages) hundreds of billions of
dollars to menace our (former) allies via its proxies throughout the Middle East. For the first
time in history a president has legitimatized an openly anti-American state with expansionist aims to
help him expand political legacy at home.
Awaiting historic sellout of Israel by
Obama-Kerry. President Barack Obama has, at least since 2012, claimed that he has Israel's back regarding his
engagement with Iran. But as the Iran nuke negotiations move closer to an agreement, with reports it could happen by tomorrow
[7/13/2015], it is clear that Obama's words are empty rhetoric.
two-faced Israel games. Will the real Hillary Clinton please stand up? In private
sitdowns with wealthy Jewish donors, Politico reports, Clinton is signaling she would be a better
friend to Israel than President Obama has been. That's the same President Obama she served for
four years as the nation's chief foreign-affairs officer and policy-maker — including on the
House Instructs Allies To Lean On 'Jewish Community' to Force Iran Deal. The White
House is targeting Jewish groups in its latest push to blunt congressional criticism of an Iran deal
that observers expect to be sealed in the coming days, according to a recording of a strategy
conference call obtained by the Washington Free Beacon and experts familiar with the call. The
White House's liaison to the Jewish community on Monday [7/6/2015] advised dozens of progressive groups
to push a poll commissioned and distributed by the liberal fringe group J Street, which has been
defending a deal with Iran.
Ways Obama Attempted to Assassinate the U.S.-Israel Relationship. America's heroine
Pamela Geller points us to an exceptional summary of diplomat Michael Oren's new book. The former
Israeli Ambassador to the United States — no right-winger to be sure — has
outlined a stunning insider's look at Obama's assassination of the relationship between the two
longtime allies. Adam Kredo, writing at Washington Free Beacon, outlines some of the
most outrageous revelations.
Obama worshippers missed. It is not surprising that former Israeli Ambassador to the
U.S. Michael Oren is now in the sights of the Obama Defenders Corps, a collection of U.S.
administration officials, sycophantic journalists and other obsessive critics of Israel. The
former ambassador has revealed in his new book what most Israelis and many Americans now know to be
true: that U.S. President Barack Obama abandoned Israel ever since the beginning of his term in
2009, and that the breach in U.S.-Israel relations is primarily his doing. In fact it was a
deliberate policy to create distance between the United States and Israel, since the president was
far more interested in making nice to the likes of Iran and the Muslim Brotherhood, and the Muslim
world in general. Close U.S. ties with Israel presented an obstacle in Obama's path toward
accomplishing these other goals.
Insider Account: Obama's Jihad Against the Jews. I believe that Obama's deep-seated hatred of
Israel stems from his Islamic studies as a young boy in Indonesia. According to fellow classmates,
Obama excelled in Quran classes, and Islamic Jew-hatred is in the Quran. The Jesuits boast, "Give me
the child for his first seven years, and I'll give you the man." Former Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren,
a center leftist, in his latest book spills the beans on Obama's treachery and blatant Jew-hatred in his
dismantling of the US-Israel relationship.
How Obama Abandoned
Israel. 'Nobody has a monopoly on making mistakes." When I was Israel's ambassador
to the United States from 2009 to the end of 2013, that was my standard response to reporters asking
who bore the greatest responsibility — President Barack Obama or Prime Minister Benjamin
Netanyahu — for the crisis in U.S.-Israel relations. I never felt like I was lying
when I said it.
the Jew. Since taking office, Mr. Obama has said many noxious things. [...] Several
times, Obama has said he has "done more for Israel" — "more to ensure that Israel can
protect itself" — than any previous president. This week, the Supreme Court ruled that
only the president has the power to recognize nation-state sovereignty; despite congressional legislation,
Mr. Obama's State Department can choose — and has chosen — not to recognize Jerusalem
as Israel's capital. In 2008, Mr. Obama said: "Jerusalem will remain the capital of Israel,
and it must remain undivided." So remember: Obama says a lot of things.
A new inside account of
Obama's Israel ire. It's called "Ally: My Journey Across the American-Israeli Divide," and I'm not
sure that in the annals of diplomatic history there's ever been anything quite like this astonishing account of
Oren's four years (2009-2013) as Israel's ambassador in Washington. [...] It's not that there's lots of breaking
news in "Ally" that will startle people. Rather, it makes news on almost every page with its incredibly
detailed account of the root hostility of the Obama administration toward the Jewish state.
Michael Oren Change the Jewish Vote? Obama doesn't like the Israel that exists. Well,
that's not a shocking conclusion, given his behavior. (Where is that Rashid
Khalidi tape anyway?) But that such a conclusion could emanate, even indirectly, from a report
by Michael Oren should shake a lot of people. I have interviewed Oren twice myself and can attest
this is a stand-up guy and one serious diplomat, not prone to exaggeration. He is also a first-class historian.
Michael Oren's Memoir to Expose Obama Administration's Abuse of Israel. Former Israeli
ambassador Michael Oren is set to release a new memoir June 23: Ally: My Journey Across the
American-Israeli Divide. The book tells the story of Oren's four years (2009-13) as Israel's
representative in Washington — and reveals just how hostile the Obama administration is
towards Israel. Though he argues Obama is not anti-Israel, Oren notes that his administration did
all it could to bully Israel into compliance with its hopelessly naïve new agenda in the Middle East.
Passport Case Could Yet Boomerang On Obama Administration. Those disappointed in the Supreme
Court's decision yesterday [6/7/2015] in Zivotofsky v. Kerry, which struck down a law allowing
Jerusalem-born Americans to have "Israel" listed in their passports as their the place of birth, are
missing the long-term significance of the case, which will play out about three months from now.
Secretary Booed by Pro-Israel Audience over Iran Remarks. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew
was booed by a crowd at the Jerusalem Post Conference in New York Sunday [6/7/2015] as he
pressed the Obama administration's case for nuclear negotiations with Iran. Israeli Prime Minister
Benjamin Netanyahu has vociferously fought the negotiations, which he believes will be ineffective
at stopping Iran's nuclear development. "No administration has done more for Israel's security
than this one," said Lew, an Orthodox Jew, to jeers. His affirmation that, "Make no mistake, we are
not operating on an assumption that Iran will act in good faith," was met with cries of "nonsense."
behind Obama's 'Jew-ish' identity. Obama consigliere David Axelrod told an Israeli
news outlet this week that Obama once said to him, "You know, I think I am the closest thing to a
Jew that has ever sat in this office." That's not the first time the idea of Obama's Jewyness
has popped up, but it is the most explicit. And it goes to not just Obama's ignorance,
but confusion among the Jews he knows best — progressive Jews.
Obsession with Netanyahu. In an interview with Israel's Channel 2 TV Network that
aired on Tuesday, President Obama said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's position on Palestinian
statehood undermines the credibility of his country. As The Hill reports[,] Netanyahu has recently
expressed willingness to re-enter talks with Palestinians, but Obama said his stance contains "so many caveats,
so many conditions, that it is not realistic to think that those conditions would be met any time in the near
future." "The danger here is that Israel as a whole loses credibility," Obama said.
Obama a villain? Or only delusional? President Obama is trying to make nice with
Jewish American voters again — those who haven't caught on to his multiple betrayals in
the Middle East. Israelis — those who are in touch with reality — feel
betrayed. The Saudis feel betrayed. Egypt feels betrayed. Libya was betrayed worst
of all, and believe it or not, before Obama became president even Syria was considered to be friendly
to the United States. More than 200,000 dead Syrian Muslims, Christians and Kurds later, Obama may
still smile and smile, but the Arab world and the saner half of Israel keep wondering if he is a villain.
The only regime that loves us over there keeps chanting, "Death to America! Death to Israel!" Obama
tells us they don't actually mean it. He tells the world to "trust me" on Iranian nukes.
Rips Benjamin Netanyahu Again. President Barack Obama told Israel's Channel 2 TV
network in an interview that aired Thursday [5/28/2015] that Netanyahu's statements on Palestinian
statehood indicate Israel has no commitment to a two-state solution, according to The Hill.
Obama was twisting others' words, pulling out the false charge leveled by the media that Netanyahu's
statements prior to the Israeli election obviated a Palestinian state.
Funny, Obama Doesn't
Look Jewish. President Obama reportedly told David Axelrod, "You know, I think I am
the closest thing to a Jew that has ever sat in this office. For people to say that I am
anti-Israel, or, even worse, anti-Semitic, it hurts." [...] As for those hurt feelings, Obama could
alleviate them by not insisting on lionizing Iran while villifying Israel.
'I Am The Closest Thing To A Jew That Has Ever Sat In This Office'. President Barack
Obama apparently thinks he's the closest thing to a Jewish president America has ever had.
Speaking to JPUpdates.com, top Obama confidant David Axelrod described a moment where the president
expressed exasperation to him over being derided as anti-Israel by some. "You know, I think I am
the closest thing to a Jew that has ever sat in this office," the president claimed, according to
Axelrod. "For people to say that I am anti-Israel, or, even worse, anti-Semitic, it hurts."
My Name is Hannibal.
Even in mundane situations the public has grown accustomed to the argument that you are who identify
as. For example, Barack Obama wasn't the first black president — that distinction
belongs to Bill Clinton. Obama is the first Jewish president. David Axelrod relates that the
president once told him, "you know, I think I am the closest thing to a Jew that has ever sat in this
office". If [Bruce] Jenner is a woman, why can't Obama be a Jew?
the Jews, the Muslims, and Us. I don't believe that any other American president has
spent so much time talking to and about Jews as Obama. It all began in the very first months of his
presidency — in August, 2009 — when he called 1000 rabbis, lobbying for
support for Obamacare. It was a full month before the High Holy Days, when Jews pray for a year of
life and good health, and the president remarked that "we are God's partners in matters of life and
death." That was a considerable misstatement, for in these matters, Jews are supplicants, not
partners. Two months earlier, Obama had similarly distorted the nature of Zionism. [...] So the
president isn't very well informed about Judaism or Zionism, yet he is forever lecturing Jews and
Israelis about what is really best for them, as if he had some special insight.
the U.S. Just Agree to Support Arab Forces in a War Against Israel? On Thursday [5/14/2015], the White House
released the rather long-winded "U.S.- Gulf Cooperation Council Camp David Joint Statement" as an appeasement to our Arab
allies in the region in the wake of negotiations with Iran. [...] The reality of the language of this latest agreement is
simple: It paves the way for a US-backed military war against Israel in order to create a Palestinian state.
Party Support Of Israel Died Twenty Years Ago. The truth is Israel is not a
bi-partisan issue and hasn't been bi-partisan for over two decades. On Thursday [5/7/2015]
House Democrats once again proved that Democratic Party support of Israel is not strong.
Democrat Party's Growing Embrace of Anti-Semitism. Anti-Israel rants by Black radicals
are nothing new; nor is Black anti-Semitism. But injecting them into a Democratic primary campaign
via a publicly circulated flyer suggests that the anti-Israel, anti-Semitic Black left has become
emboldened. Why? Perhaps it's because President Obama has been so eager to attack Israel,
though not, of course, as viciously as Edwards' supporters have. Israel bashing is now acceptable
for left-wing Democratic officer holders.
'looks forward' to working with Netanyahu. President Obama on Thursday [5/7/2015]
congratulated Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for forming a new government, saying he
looks forward to working with the leader he has feuded with over Iran. "The president
congratulates the Israeli people, Prime Minister Netanyahu and the new governing coalition on the
formation of Israel's new government. President Obama looks forward to working with Prime
Minister Netanyahu and his new government," press secretary Josh Earnest said in a statement.
liberal Jews go Republican over Israel. The premier organization for politically
active Jewish Republicans has grown considerably as new members set aside their opposition to the
GOP's conservative social agenda to make a statement on Israel. The Republican Jewish Coalition
recently hosted 800 members at its annual spring meeting in Las Vegas. Two years ago, the same
gathering drew fewer than 400. President Obama gets most of the credit for doubling attendance.
His antagonistic relationship with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and emerging deal with Iran
to limit but not end Tehran's nuclear weapons program have driven up membership.
Obama-Netanyahu Cold War Isn't Over, Just Paused. The good news is that President Barack Obama understands
that public tantrums over Israel's behavior are gratuitous and no substitute for a policy. The bad news is that
little has changed in terms of the president's low regard for Mr. Netanyahu and the gap between them on key issues
remains wide. It's only a matter of time before the two resume bickering.
PLO Ally Hosted for Meeting At White House. An anti-Israel activist who served as an expert witness on behalf
of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) in a recent terrorism trial was hosted for a meeting with senior White House
officials, according to visitor logs released by the Obama administration and media reports. Michael Sfard, an anti-Israel
activist who has reportedly been paid by the PLO to serve as an expert witness in terrorism trials against it, met in December
2014 with a senior White House National Security Council (NSC) member for a meeting about the Middle East, according to the
logs and reports.
Jewish support for Obama fades. President Obama's smoldering antipathy toward Israel
and its freshly reelected Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is finally taking its toll on his
support among Americans Jews. While both national leaders still say all the right things about
the almost seven decade alliance between the two democracies, the public has read the events and
body language differently. With this presidential administration, it's more like, 'Best
friends, like it or not.'
Not the Cause of Obama's Dislike of Israel. [Scroll down] No doubt the dislike
is there, but what underlies the animosity of Obama toward PM Netanyahu goes beyond schmoozability
to seismic differences in outlook and policy. In fact, at Mr. Netanyahu's very first White House
meeting, before they really knew each other, Obama purposely mistreated PM Netanyahu by forcing him
to enter through a side entrance and, then, abruptly left the meeting and went upstairs by himself
for dinner while leaving PM Netanyahu and his staff without hospitality or even a piece of bread.
This was a deliberate, unheard of disparagement, directed more at Israel, the state represented by
Netanyahu, than it was at Mr. Netanyahu per se.
the White House trolling Netanyahu? The White House appeared to mock Israeli Prime Minister
Benjamin Netanyahu on social media Wednesday, employing a cartoon bomb similar to an illustration used by
Israel's leader to warn against a nuclear Iran. The image of the bomb, complete with a red line near
the top, is virtually identical to that used by Netanyahu during a 2012 United Nations speech on the
dangers of Tehran acquiring such a weapon.
Recognition of Israel won't be part of Iran deal. It's not exactly a secret that
Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu opposes the terms of the framework for the deal with Iran
on their nuclear program, but he offered a suggestion to improve it this week: demand that Iran
recognize the state of Israel and its right to exist. If the Iranians want to create a peaceful
nuclear energy program and refrain from using the economic windfall to sponsor regional terrorism and
insurrection, what better way to show it than to open normal diplomatic relations with Jerusalem?
Next Move May Be Lifting U.S. Protection of Israel at UN. While the world remains
fixated on the negotiations over Iran's nuclear program, the Obama administration is facing another
foreign policy showdown in the United Nations Security Council. The administration has signaled
that it might abandon the decades-long U.S. policy of protecting Israel at the UN and back a
Security Council resolution laying out terms for a two-state solution to the almost 67-year-old
dispute between the Jewish state and the Palestinians.
Chicago Presidency. Malice is a valuable political tool for Barack Obama. Benjamin
Netanyahu apparently bothered President Obama. What could that possibly entail, given the historic
alliance between Israel and the United States? From the petty malice of Obama-administration aides
leaking slurs that Netanyahu was a coward and chickens--t to the fundamental malevolence of
community-organizing Netanyahu's opponents in an effort to defeat him at the polls to leaking
previously classified information about Israel's nuclear deterrent, the message is again Chicagoan.
Mental Health: A Checklist. Like a schoolyard bully, the president continues to find
treacherous ways to punish Bibi Netanyahu and Israel in increasingly vicious ways. He has leaked
details of Israel's nuclear program, threatened to circumvent Congress on the Iran deal by going to the
UN, and threatened to withhold from Israel needed supplies for its self-defense. Denis McDonough
spoke at J-Street and called for, "an end to the occupation," a wholly inaccurate term for Israel's
existence and present boundaries. Jews around the world have not known such peril since the 1930s.
under Is Obama sane?
Obama and Israel: Discover
The Networks. No previous American president has had so strained a relationship with
Israel as Barack Obama. As Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren said in 2010, "Israel's ties with the
United States are in their worst crisis since 1975 ... a crisis of historic proportions." Author and
scholar Dennis Prager concurred, "Most observers, right or left, pro-Israel or anti-Israel, would agree that
Israeli-American relations are the worst they have been in memory." In the spring of 2011, David Parsons,
spokesman for the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem, said: "There's a traditional, special
relationship between America and Israel that Obama is basically throwing out the window in a sense."
David Rubin, a U.S.-born Israeli author and expert on the Middle East, put it this way: "President
Obama is very harmful for Israel and very dangerous for the future of Judeo-Christian civilization."
wants to turn America against Israel. [Scroll down] Barack Obama seems determined to
portray Israel as a racist nation. In 2006 when "flying over the Palestinian territories" he used the
term "separation barrier" when describing the security fence that was erected to stop the massive number of
suicide attacks that were killing so many Israelis. Separation barrier is redolent of racism —
as in "keeping the races separate," as in "separate but equal." Most people refer to it as a security
fence or, in some areas, a wall. His comment elicited little response at the time but given what followed
maybe more people should have been alerted to the use of such loaded words. What followed? John Kerry's
description of an Israel he said was at risk of becoming an "apartheid nation." Administration spokesman
Jay Carney confirmed that President Obama shared John Kerry's views.
Complete Timeline of Obama's Anti-Israel Hatred. On Thursday, the press announced that
the Obama administration would fully consider abandoning Israel in international bodies like the United
Nations. According to reports, President Obama finally called Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to
congratulate him — but the "congratulations" was actually a lecture directed at forcing Netanyahu
to surrender to the terrorist Palestinian regime. For some odd reason, many in the media and Congress
reacted with surprise to Obama's supposedly sudden turn on Israel. The media, in an attempt to defend
Obama's radicalism, pretend that Netanyahu's comments in the late stages of his campaign prompted Obama's
Israel will ride out the Obama Doctrine.
There is no doubt that U.S. President Barack Obama is disappointed with the results of the Israeli election. Rather
than being pleased to see a fair and open democratic election in the only democracy in the Middle East, the outcome seems
to have made him angry and even vindictive.
Major Garrett Grills Earnest: Does Obama View Netanyahu Same as Putin? In an attempt
to tamp down concerns over his increasingly contentious relations with newly re-elected Israeli
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, President Barack Obama said this week that their disputes concern
policy differences and are not "personal," adding that they have "a very businesslike relationship."
But judging by today's White House press briefing, it didn't work.
Obama administration's 'animosity' toward Netanyahu 'reprehensible". In comments made
on CNN's "State of the Union" Sunday [3/29/2015], Speaker of the House John Boehner described the Obama
administration's treatment of Benjamin Netanyahu as "reprehensible," alluding to the ongoing rift between
the two leaders. "I think the animosity exhibited by our administration toward the prime minister
of Israel is reprehensible," the Republican from Ohio said.
US Declassifies Document Revealing
Israel's Nuclear Program. In a development that has largely been missed by mainstream
media, the Pentagon early last month quietly declassified a Department of Defense top-secret
document detailing Israel's nuclear program, a highly covert topic that Israel has never formally
announced to avoid a regional nuclear arms race, and which the US until now has respected by
remaining silent. But by publishing the declassified document from 1987, the US reportedly
breached the silent agreement to keep quiet on Israel's nuclear powers for the first time ever,
detailing the nuclear program in great depth.
Release Of Secret Report On Israel Nukes Betrays Ally. Quietly, the Obama administration has
released details of Israel's nuclear program through the Defense Department. It was no accident, and
could have a devastating impact on the balance of power in the region. The same administration that
refused to divulge what's in its soon-to-be-concluded nuclear "deal" with Iran, last month stealthily
released a top-secret 1987 report on Israel's nuclear program — information that might be
used by Israel's enemies.
Out Israel to Iran. The timing of the disclosure puts to rest any notion that
President Obama acted out of spite for Bibi Netanyahu's election win last week — but this
is still a sellout of Israel, and the reason for it is plain.
temper tantrum continues — exposes Israel's nuke program. Did you ever have a kid
throw a tantrum and just start throwing things around your house? That's what Barack Hussein Obama
is doing. He's having a tantrum and he's throwing around pieces of the US-Israel relationship.
The mainstream media has largely missed it, but early last month, the Obama administration exposed details
about Israel's nuclear program. The details were part of a 1987 report on the nuclear capabilities of
Israel and the NATO countries. But Israel — and only Israel — has been exposed.
Evil Revenge On Netanyahu Continues. In a development that has largely been missed by
mainstream media, the Pentagon early last month quietly declassified a Department of Defense top-secret
document detailing Israel's nuclear program, a highly covert topic that Israel has never formally announced
to avoid a regional nuclear arms race, and which the US until now has respected by remaining silent.
How Bibi Warded Off Obama: The
Inside Scoop. Leery of Democrat tricks, Netanyahu kept his poll watchers active and alert until the polls
closed at 10 p.m. In the end, Obama's meddle-of-the-road team was seen as extremists and interlopers, and
Netanyahu scored a decisive victory against all the tricksters and the ill-wishers. He won one for Israel but
he also won one for America by putting these chutzpah-niks in their place. It gave us hope that we can arrest
the sniper and repel the invader.
White House was part of bid to oust Netanyahu. The White House was directly involved
in an attempt to unseat Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in last week's general election, during a
nadir in ties between the Israeli leader and US President Barack Obama, a senior Jerusalem official
said Tuesday [3/24/2015]. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told The Times of
Israel that "it's no secret" that the Obama administration had attempted to influence the outcome of
the election, having been partially motivated by a desire for revenge over Netanyahu's polarizing
speech before Congress earlier this month, which sought to undermine the president's key foreign
policy initiative — a nuclear deal with Iran.
Is Obama's Latest Weapon In His War On Israel. Behold what's buried in Tuesday's [3/24/2015] Wall
Street Journal — a claim of Israeli spying, which was obviously planted by one or more nameless
administration officials seeking to make the Israelis' newly re-elected leader look like a U.S. enemy:
"While U.S. intelligence officials believe secured U.S. communications are relatively safe from the Israelis,
they say European communications are vulnerable." The Israelis, it turns out, almost certainly got their
information from eavesdropping not on U.S., but on European and Iranian diplomatic communications —
which virtually every U.S. embassy in the world does.
increasingly concerned over fractured U.S. relationship with Israel. As President
Obama's secretive efforts to secure a nuclear deal with Iran strain the relationship between the
United States and Israel, American media are growing increasingly apprehensive. The newest
cause for concern is a Wall Street Journal report that Israel spied on the Iran talks and leaked
the information to congressional Republicans. The apparent effort to influence the outcome
of a nuclear deal led some to castigate the White House, others to blame Israel and Republicans,
and still others to wonder at the convoluted politics of the situation.
'Stunning' Deteriorating Relationship Between Obama and Bibi, Obama and Congress. CNN
anchor Jake Tapper said the relationship between President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin
Netanyahu is deteriorating and the respect the two leaders have for each other knows bounds.
'Open Hostility' to Israel Sees Democrats Losing Trust in him. President Obama's
hostility towards Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is creating a backlash in congress among
Democrats, Senator Lindsay Graham (R-SC) told The Washington Post in an interview published
on Friday [3/20/2015]. This backlash is beginning to damage the President's agenda with respect
to Iran and Israel, according to Graham. The deteriorating relationship also elicited a strong
response this morning from Senator John McCain (R-AZ), a close Graham ally.
House Chief of Staff at J Street: 'Occupation' by Israelis 'Must End'. White House
chief of staff Denis McDonough today [3/23/2015] called for an end to Israel's "occupation" of the
Palestinians and vowed that the Obama administration won't "pretend" that Israeli Prime Minister
Benjamin Netanyahu didn't make his campaign remarks about no two-state solution.
admin: How dare Israel share intel on Iran talks with Congress! As it turns out, the
speech by Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu wasn't the communication to Congress that got the Obama
administration most upset. Today's [3/24/2015] Wall Street Journal reveals in a report from Adam Entous
that Israel's intelligence service had penetrated the talks with Iran, both through human intelligence
and signals intelligence. That allowed Israel to make an international case against the emerging
deal in an attempt to derail Barack Obama's desperate desire to reach a rapprochement with Tehran.
Doing Old Tricks. There's more than a passing similarity between Obama's race baiting
and his Netanyahu baiting: lies, agitprop, media complicity, shady financing, and prejudice
— in one case against whites, in the other against Jews. [...] Among other things he has
refused to re-up to the U.S. promise to supply Israel with emergency fuel supplies. His
administration has worked with J-Street, which the press usually describes as an "Israel group" when
in reality it is an anti-Israel group. It went so far as to fund directly and then through a
tax-exempt group V-15 an on-the-ground anti-Netanyahu election effort. When observers noted that
the group violated the terms of its 501(c)(3) tax exempt status, it applied for and received in
lightning fashion a 501(c)(4) status which allows some electioneering. (Contrast with conservative
groups and tea party outfits whose applications for either of such classifications still remain in
IRS limbo). Interestingly enough, it appears that their work violated U.S. tax laws, [...]
Israel: Beware of Obama.
First he comes for the banks and health care, uses the IRS to go after critics, politicizes the
Justice Department, spies on journalists, tries to curb religious freedom, slashes the military,
throws open the borders, doubles the debt and nationalizes the Internet. He lies to the public,
ignores the Constitution, inflames race relations and urges Latinos to punish Republican "enemies."
He abandons our allies, appeases tyrants, coddles adversaries and uses the Crusades as an excuse for
inaction as Islamist terrorists slaughter their way across the Mideast. Now he's coming for Israel.
Doing Old Tricks. [Scroll down] Much the same pattern [as in the Trayvon Martin
case] followed in Ferguson, Missouri, this time bankrolled by the Democrats' left-wing big daddy
George Soros. "Hands Up Don't Shoot" was now the propaganda follow-up to kiddies in hoodies with
Skittles. Once again an innocent man's life was ruined, local law enforcement authorities slandered
and the department continued the investigation after state justice procedures cleared Officer Wilson.
Residents of Ferguson have been left with far diminished real estate values, shops have been shuttered,
and the community destroyed. Even worse, in the continued disruption, two police officers were shot
by one of the Don't Shoot gang.
Israel Defeats Chutzpadik
Obama-American Interference. This week's Israeli Elections is a prime example of the
antidemocratic hypocrisy of America's President Barack Hussein Obama and his supporters. [...]
Despite the unabashed and amazingly public interference by the White House in the Israeli Elections,
the Israeli public made it clear that they aren't for sale.
Netanyahu's comments 'erode the name of democracy'. President Obama issued tough
criticism of Benjamin Netanyahu, saying in an interview published Saturday that the Israeli prime
minister's campaign rhetoric "starts to erode the name of democracy." Obama also expressed
pessimism about Israel's willingness to recognize a Palestinian state in the interview with the
Huffington Post, and about the possibility of reaching a deal to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear
weapons. Following Netanyahu's pre-election statement that there would be no Palestinian state if
he were re-elected, Obama "indicated to him that given his statements prior to the election, it is
going to be hard to find a path" forward on negotiations, Obama said.
Relations With Israel Plummet To New Low, Obama Cuts Video for Iran Praising the Ayatollah. Anyone
think it's a coincidence Obama chose today to release his Nowruz message (it begins on the first day of spring)?
First Lady Use 'Divisive Rhetoric' in 2014 Campaign? To help justify changes in its
posture towards Israel, the White House appears anxious to point out what it sees as "divisive"
rhetoric and attitudes by Netanyahu and his party aimed at the Arab population of Israel. To that
end, Press Secretary Josh Earnest came to the press gaggle on Air Force One on Wednesday [3/18/2015]
with a prepared response on the topic.
Bibi Beat Barack at
His Own Game. President Obama is very good at one thing — winning elections.
So when Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called a snap election earlier this year, Obama figured he
could win one more. [...] How else does one explain the presence of Jeremy Bird in Israel during the election?
Bird was Obama's Deputy National Field Director during the 2008 campaign and was promoted to National Field
Director in the 2012 campaign. Bird wasn't in Israel to take in the sights. He was there to oust
Netanyahu from office.
and the Media Are Suffering from 'Bibi Derangement Syndrome'. Almost immediately after
Benjamin Netanyahu's dramatic electoral victory, Barack Obama and his administration announced that
they were going to reconsider U.S. policy towards Israel. If Israel was going to withdraw its
support for a two-state solution, American would find ways to bring it about without them. [...] These
threatened measures are in response to Netanyahu's strength and Obama's inability to bring about his defeat.
Mason bashes Obama on Israel: 'It's certainly hard to tell which side he's on. In a
radio interview set for broadcast on Sunday [3/22/2015], Jackie Mason complains that Obama 'doesn't
see that Hamas is a problem. ... He doesn't care that they want to wipe us out.' 'I'm not saying
he is on the side of the people who literally want to wipe us out,' Mason cautioned, 'but if he's
not on their side, it's certainly hard to tell which side he's on. Because you don't hear him
attacking the Hamas half as much as he is attacking Bibi Netanyahu.'
House spokesman: Obama told Netanyahu during their phone call that he objects to his "divisive"
election tactics. The "divisive" tactic he's alluding to is the one the left's been
whining about for three days, i.e. Netanyahu warning Likud voters on election day that turnout among
Arab voters was high thanks in part to left-wing groups busing them to the polls. [...] Liberals
like whining about his "southern strategy" because it's a way for them to delegitimize his huge win
and the stinging rebuke to Obama that it implies. And Obama likes whining about it because
it's a fig leaf for him to play hardball with Netanyahu and Israel at the UN.
House Antagonism Toward Netanyahu Grows. The White House is stepping up its antagonism
toward Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu despite his victory in this week's elections, signaling
that it is in no rush to repair a historic rift between the United States and Israel. The
sharpened tone indicates that the Obama administration may be re-evaluating its relationship with
its closest ally in the Middle East, having lost patience with Mr. Netanyahu in the closing days of
an election campaign in which he spotlighted deep disagreements with President Obama over a
Palestinian state and a nuclear deal with Iran.
Takes His Rage to World Stage. Why is The New York Times lamenting the souring of the
personal relationship between President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu instead
of assuming Obama will subordinate his personal feelings to America's national interest? Well,
probably because they know he won't. He's a man scorned — and he's getting more and
more dangerous. Scorned?v Yes, because when you don't bow to the wishes of a man with his
personality, he apparently takes it as a personal affront.
The Crisis Has
Exploded. The fact that the president is using the twisting of Netanyahu's words as
one basis for a reassessment of the relationship is the purest evidence yet of his hanging-judge
cast of mind when it comes to Israel and its prime minister. He is looking for any excuse to
come down hard on the foreign politician Obama loathes the most — and to create that
"daylight" for which he is so eager.
House: Bibi's Election Undermines 'Democratic Ideals'. In a comment unprompted by any
question from the media, White House press secretary lashed into some of the rhetoric Israeli prime
minister Benjamin Netanyahu used in his reelection campaign. The White House even suggested it had
hurt Israel's democracy and America's relationship with its greatest ally in the Middle East.
declare loser in Israeli election: Barack Obama. Following Israeli Prime Minister
Benjamin Netanyahu's re-election victory Tuesday, the U.S. news media dubbed President Obama the
loser in the far-away vote. "This is a tough break for President Obama," said CBS correspondent
Barry Petersen Wednesday morning [3/18/2015]. Politico reported that Obama "might have hoped for a
leadership change that would reboot his poisoned relationship" with Israel in the election. "But he
didn't get it on Tuesday." The Obama administration has endured increasingly chilly relations with
Israel under Netanyahu's leadership.
fraud in Israel: Obama and his thugs must be in town. It looks as if Obama and his
party operatives really brought the whole Democrat playbook to Israel.
Congratulated Radical Islamists When They Won Elections, But Not Israel's Leader. Our
petty president Barack Hussein Obama has thus far today refused to personally congratulate Benjamin
Netanyahu on his landslide re-election as Israel's Prime Minister. But a look back at other recent
elections shows that he had no problem immediately congratulating radical Islamist tyrants on their
election victories. Obama even immediately congratulated one of our biggest international enemies,
Vladimir Putin, on his last election victory.
Obama's peevish payback.
The president's childish delay congratulating Netanyahu until Thursday is just the start. Far,
far worse is the way the White House has pounced on Netanyahu's election-eve interview suggesting he
no longer supports a Palestinian state: The administration has put out the word that it plans to
"re-evaluate our approach" to the conflict.
how Obama congratulated radical Islamists after their elections (but ignored Israel)?
As David Steinberg notes Obama immediately congratulated Turkey's Erdogan — a radical
Islamist tyrant. He also congratulated Egypt's president not to mention praising the faux "election"
of the terror-supporting Iranian president. He also congratulated Putin, the Saudis, Morsi and a
whole list of other Islamist tyrants. And how does the US government congratulate Bibi Netanyahu
on his landslide re-election?
What me worry?
It's as horrifying as watching a train wreck. As predicted in yesterday's post Obama's foreign
policy has nowhere to go, but he's prepared to go there with considerable velocity. The New York
Times says that Obama will go all out against the Israeli prime minister and may switch sides in the
UN on the Palestinian issue. [...] Any chance that such an action will win the everlasting gratitude
of Hamas, Hezbollah, ISIS, al-Qaeda or the Muslim Brotherhood range from slim to none. Destroying
Israel is one of those zero-coefficient variables. You can expend as much energy on it as you
like — even hurt a lot of people — but it won't improve America's strategic
position by a single iota.
Find An Excuse To Abandon Israel. Israel is a liberal nation — in the best
sense of the word — but it's not a leftist one. And for increasing numbers of Democrats,
the center-right consensus of Israeli politics is unacceptable, immoral and bigoted, incompatible with
their conception of American values. [...] One imagines that the next 22 months will be reasonably
unpleasant for the new Israeli government. Maybe it will remain hostile beyond Obama. It's
generally believed that our president's aversion to Israel is merely a hiccup of history. The odds
of the next president also undermining the Jewish State's security seems pretty far-fetched.
support for Israel could slip after Netanyahu victory. The Obama administration's
frustration with Benjamin Netanyahu is turning into outright hostility after the Israeli prime
minister's commanding victory this week. Administration officials greeted his win with harsh
words Wednesday [3/18/2015] and suggestions that the U.S. might scale back its support for Israel at
the United Nations, a significant reversal in policy after years of vetoing resolutions damaging to
Anyone In Charge At The White House? Benjamin Netanyahu visited the U.S. to warn
Congress about the dangers of a nuclear Iran. He spoke without the invitation of an irritated
President Obama, who claimed he did not even watch the address on television. Obama declined even
to meet with the Israeli prime minister, announcing that it would have been improper for him to have
such a meeting so close to Netanyahu's re-election bid. But if Obama was so concerned about not
influencing the Israeli elections, why, according to some accounts, is a Senate panel launching an
investigation into whether Obama's State Department gave grant money to a nonprofit organization
that sought to unseat Netanyahu with the help of former Obama campaign operatives?
Is Everything Obama Is Not. A month ago, I referred to Barack Obama as "quite simply,
anti-Israel." Events in the last month have only confirmed that judgment. There are many
arguments one could marshall to support that assertion, but it strikes me that among the most compelling
is this: Mr. Obama has more anger toward Israel and its prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, than he
has toward any other regime in the world — including the most oppressive ones.
Chose Bibi Over Barack. The experts who said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
was vulnerable before yesterday's national election insisted that the vote was a referendum on him.
His overwhelming victory shows that it was equally a referendum on U.S. President Barack Obama.
Netanyahu gave voters a choice between whom to trust more with their nation's security. The result
was clear. To understand how the political dynamics played out, consider Netanyahu's comments on
the eve of the vote. Asked in an interview with the right-leaning website NRG if there was any
chance for a Palestinian state under another Netanyahu government, he declared there was none.
plaudits for Israel's reelection of Netanyahu, but guess-who opts out again. Global
reaction to the come-from-behind, convincing reelection of Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin
Netanyahu was quick, thanks to Twitter, and almost universally delighted Wednesday. Save for one
disturbing and unexplained mystery. Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron chimed in even before
all votes were counted.
Strikes Back — Administration Reconsidering Position of U.S. as Shield of
Israel. Every policy advisor in the White House has the same outlook toward Israel;
they view our relationship with the Jewish state as the basis for our needed mid-East interventions.
According to U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power's belief Israel is an occupying force which should be viewed as
adversarial to U.S. policy. Power's opinion is shared by the overall White House foreign policy team.
Now that Benjamin Netanyahu has won re-election, the most damaging thing the administration can do is to threaten
removal of our protective relationship — which would signal to Hamas and other terror groups that it's
open season to attack.
Are the White House Congratulations for Netanyahu? There still has been no public
reaction from the White House on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's turnaround victory
yesterday as other world leaders are sending their congratulations. Netanyahu's Likud party
finished with 30 seats in the Knesset, with the main challenging Zionist Union party winning 24 seats.
[...] The White House sent David Simas, an aide not often seen on the networks and director of the Office
of Political Strategy and Outreach, on CNN this morning [3/18/2015] to congratulate Israel for voting.
'No Comment' on Obama Administration Threat to Israel. In response to Israeli prime
minister Benjamin Netanyahu's recent remarks and reelection, a senior Obama administration official
tells Politico that the United States may withdraw support of Israel at the United Nations.
According to Politico's Michael Crowley, "the official wouldn't rule out a modified American
posture at the United Nations, where the U.S. has long fended off resolutions criticizing Israeli
settlement activity and demanding its withdrawal from Palestinian territories."
May Find It Impossible to Mend Frayed Ties to Netanyahu. President Obama and Prime
Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel had a poisonous relationship long before Mr. Netanyahu swept
to victory on Tuesday night in elections watched minute-by-minute at the White House. But now
that Mr. Netanyahu has won after aggressively campaigning against a Palestinian state and Mr.
Obama's potential nuclear deal with Iran, the question is whether the president and prime minister
can ever repair their relationship — and whether Mr. Obama will even try.
Historic Win — and Obama's Humiliating Loss. Barack Obama has an obsessive
animosity when it comes to Prime Minister Netanyahu, which he has demonstrated time and again. So
much so that Obama and his aides did everything they could to influence the Israeli election, from
smearing Mr. Netanyahu — referring to him as a "coward" and a "chickens***" —
to childishly elevating a difference over Netanyahu's speech to a joint session of Congress into a
foreign policy crisis to perhaps illegally funneling money to oust the sitting leader of Israel. We
know that Jeremy Bird, who served as Obama's deputy national campaign director in 2008 and his
national campaign director in 2012, arrived in Israel in January to help unseat Mr. Netanyahu. This
is all quite astonishing, even unprecedented. Benjamin Netanyahu may have won without the outside
interference by Obama — but what Obama & Company did certainly helped.
against Israel. The State Department is reportedly considering reversing the
decades-long policy of protecting Israel's security at the United Nations and is threatening to
allow the Security Council to compel Israel to enter forced negotiations with Hamas-controlled
Palestine. This action would be reckless — and shameful. At a time when anti-Semitic
attacks are rocking Europe, and the need for a secure, Jewish state has rarely been more apparent, the Obama
administration would force Israel to negotiate with entities that have sworn to wipe it off the map.
loses Israeli election to Netanyahu. Iranian-born Valerie Jarrett hardest hit. [...]
Recall that Obama and his minions are reported to have spent U.S. taxpayer dollars to defeat Netanyahu.
Lessons US Conservatives Should Learn From Netanyahu. On Tuesday, Israeli Prime Minister
Benjamin Netanyahu won re-election according to the latest vote counts, defeating not just his domestic
leftist opposition, but the President of the United States in a public stand-off that had the President
sending emissaries to Israel to try and oust Netanyahu.
Netanyahu Triumphs! Obama hit hardest.
The media dismay at Netanyahu's victory cannot be overstated: CNN, MSNBC, and the BBC are heartbroken at his
victory over President Obama's chosen candidate, Herzog.
Won't Congratulate Bibi — But He Congratulated Erdogan, Sisi, Rouhani ... and Putin!
This morning [3/18/2015], the White House conspicuously avoided sending any message of congratulations to
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for his sweeping victory yesterday. [...] While Obama has had public
differences with Netanyahu recently, in the past he has made efforts to congratulate leaders that have a much
more adversarial relationship with the United States as well as shamefully undemocratic electoral processes.
gambles his career and scores breathtaking victory. The three-month election process
was heart-stopping and melodramatic, like an old "Batman" episode from the 1960s without the
camp — including the startling role played by Special Guest Villain Barack Obama doing
everything in his power to take down the man he seems to have chosen as his Enemy No. 1.
The president (or his team) shipped close campaign aides to Israel to help Bibi's opponents, and one
State Department-funded group helped coordinate the line of attack.
Much Does Netanyahu's Big Win Really Matter? If their memoirs are to be believed,
Clinton-administration officials would get depressed when conservatives won elections in Israel, and
there are probably a lot of long faces among Obama-administration officials right now. But they
should look at the bright side — at least they've proven that American presidents can
influence Israeli elections. Clinton and Obama have done more than any two people alive to
weaken the Labor party and push the entire Israeli electorate to the right.
Obama's hopes for a grand bargain with Iran took a plunge toward the rocks with the come from behind
re-election of Benjamin Netanyahu as prime minister of Israel. [...] Netanyahu was under pressure
from voter discontent over his handling of the domestic economy. He might have lost of his own
accord until president Obama's clumsy effort to unseat him allowed Netanyahu to play the national
security card and turn the tables.
CBS Points Out Top Obama Aide Is Working to Defeat Netanyahu. On Monday night
[3/16/2015] and Tuesday morning, all three networks covered the down-to-the-wire election in Israel.
But only CBS noticed that Barack Obama's 2012 national field director is hard at work trying to
defeat Benjamin Netanyahu. This Morning reporter Barry Petersen explained that the
left-leaning Labor Party "hired Jeremy Bird who ran the Obama campaign ground game in 2008 and
2012." ABC and NBC ignored this key point. Instead, Good Morning America co-host
George Stephanopoulos danced around the issue.
nonprofit filed for new IRS status after accusation of meddling in Israeli election.
The American nonprofit OneVoice Movement — under scrutiny by a U.S. Senate panel over
possible links to a campaign to oust Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu — quietly
filed paperwork that would allow it to engage in political activism after two leading Republican
lawmakers questioned its use of government funds, FoxNews.com has learned. [...] OneVoice, which
until November was headed by a veteran diplomat from the Clinton administration, quickly bushed off
claims from critics that its backing of V15 meant it was targeting Netanyahu. Such an effort would
be illegal under its tax-exempt status, which falls under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.
Investigation' Coming from Congress on U.S. Funding for Anti-Netanyahu Efforts.
Illinois Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R) said the State Department funding granted to a group lobbying
against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is "a big, huge deal and warrants some deep
investigation." OneVoice, a 501(c)3 organization, partnered with anti-Bibi campaign committee
V15, which in turn partnered with 270 Strategies — a political consulting firm with more
than a dozen staffers who were in leadership roles in President Obama's re-election campaign. One of
those is Jeremy Bird, who served as national field director for Obama's 2012 campaign and was reportedly
working in Israel to defeat Netanyahu
Probe Launched Into White House and State Dept. Interference With Israeli Election. At
the end of January the first reports surfaced of a coordinated effort between the White House and
State Department to use the construct of OFA (Organizing For America), the activist group who
spearheaded the voter activity for President Obama, to assist an Israeli opposition group known as
V15. V15 is described as a "grassroots" movement intended to remove Benjamin Netanyahu from
office. The national field director from President Obama's 2012 reelection campaign, Jeremy Bird,
went to Israel to assist V15 in the mirror image campaign strategy and message of OFA.
Should Send Obama a Message of Defiance. If there is one thing Israeli voters ought to
both resent and revolt against, it is the idea that the proud Jewish nation is a mere vassal state
of their American allies. If there is something that should make them not just resentful but also
red-raged furious, it is the idea of an American presidential administration deliberately trying to
dictate the results of an Israeli election. And if there is a single thing those voters can do to
fight back against those two insults — and, far more important, to safeguard the
independence and survivability of the nation of Israel — it is to reelect Benjamin
Netanyahu as prime minister.
Senate panel probing possible Obama administration ties to anti-Netanyahu effort. A
powerful U.S. Senate investigatory committee has launched a bipartisan probe into an American
nonprofit's funding of efforts to oust Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after the Obama
administration's State Department gave the nonprofit taxpayer-funded grants, a source with knowledge
of the panel's activities told FoxNews.com. The fact that both Democratic and Republican sides of
the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations have signed off on the probe could be seen as a
rebuke to President Obama, who has had a well-documented adversarial relationship with the Israeli leader.
Voight attacks Obama in scathing new video as he voices his support for Netanyahu.
Actor Jon Voight has released a video voicing his support for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin
Netanyahu and his disdain for President Barack Obama. The Oscar winner and father of actress and
humanitarian Angelina Jolie does not waste time going after Obama either, saying almost right off the
bat; 'President Obama does not love Israel.'
Senate panel probing possible Obama administration ties to anti-Netanyahu effort. A
powerful U.S. Senate investigatory committee has launched a bipartisan probe into an American
nonprofit's funding of efforts to oust Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after the Obama
administration's State Department gave the nonprofit taxpayer-funded grants, a source with knowledge
of the panel's activities told FoxNews.com.
'The problem is not
Netanyahu, the problem is Obama'. "There is a huge disconnect between the American
people and the American president right now. If you look at polls in the U.S., the majority of
the people support attacking Iran. I'm not encouraging it, at least not yet, I'm just saying
that the American people see Iran as a serious terrorist threat not just to Israel but to the
Western world and to the United States. There's a huge disconnect between the president and
the people and between the president and Congress. [...]"
Obama's Blunder, and the
Cotton Letter. In an unprecedented move, 47 of 54 Republican senators warned on Monday
in an open letter to the leaders of Iran that a future U.S. administration — presumably
a Republican one — may reverse or revoke "with the stroke of the pen" any deal on nuclear
weapons made by the current administration. One may surmise that many Democratic senators were
privately in agreement with that view. The letter was mostly triggered by Benjamin Netanyahu's
superb address to the U.S. Congress one week earlier. The American legislators — and by
the same token, the American and Western public opinion — knew for months that things were
rapidly deteriorating in the Middle East. What they needed was a clearer picture: who is who in
the mess, how we got entangled into it, and what is to be done now. This is precisely what Netanyahu
Obama's "Pettiness" Turned Netanyahu Speech into "the Speech of the Decade". Obama's
pettiness turned the Netanyahu Speech to Congress into a much bigger deal — "the speech
of the decade" — as Charles said. Netanyahu certainly eclipsed any speech Barack Obama
has ever made — and he did it without a teleprompter!
Israel, Jews, and the Obama
Administration. Even some Democrats in Congress have come to the conclusion that after
the brouhaha over Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu's speech before Congress, President Obama wants
to radically downgrade the long American special relationship with democratic Jewish Israel — and
perhaps has a dislike of the idea of Israel. Add up the administration's initial disparagement on
the matter of Israeli settlements, untoward administration remarks during the Gaza War, its assumptions that
a future autonomous West Bank had a right to insist on becoming Judenfrei, its downplaying the Iranian nuclear
threat, John Kerry's various editorializing about Israeli supposed overreactions, the constant hectoring of
Israel, and rumors of a slowdown in military aid to Israel during the Gaza war, and so on and so on.
Dubious Intelligence Test. For years, unnamed Obama administration officials have
denounced Netanyahu to reporters with a variety of personal insults. The most off-putting were the
aspersions passed along to journalist Jeffrey Goldberg that Netanyahu is a political "coward" and a
"chicken____." That's sketchy on a couple of levels. First of all, Bibi was a captain in the
special forces, known for leading commando raids into enemy territory and being shot and wounded in
action. And the idea of a Washington political hack who has probably never been in a fistfight, let
alone a war, calling him gutless from behind the protective cloak of the anonymous quote exceeds parody.
audacity of weakness. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke to Congress on
Tuesday to warn Americans of the anti-Western threats from theocratic — and likely to
soon be nuclear — Iran. Mr. Netanyahu came to the United States to outline the Iranian
plan to remake the Middle East with a new nuclear arsenal. His warning was delivered over the
objections of the Obama administration, which wants to cut a deal with Iran that allows the theocracy
to continue to enrich lots of uranium. Mr. Netanyahu received a standing ovation for stating the
obvious. Iran is currently the greatest global sponsor of terrorism.
Netanyahu, coddles Iran. The Obama White House is in full war mode against Israeli
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, leader of our best ally in the Middle East, for accepting House
Speaker John Boehner's invitation to speak before Congress, while it mollycoddles that region's most
dangerous nation, Iran. No one crosses Obama without facing his wrath. No one
dares. He is the president.
needs to provide real answers to Netanyahu's arguments. The White House has sought to
dismiss the Israeli leader as a politician seeking reelection; has said that he was wrong in his
support for the Iraq war and in his opposition to an interim agreement with Iran; and has claimed
that he offers no alternative to President Obama's policy. Such rhetoric will not satisfy those in
and out of Congress who share Mr. Netanyahu's legitimate questions.
Netanyahu's Iran speech undermines Obama's deceitful deal. Well, now we all can
understand why unidentified Obama aides sought so hard to cancel, delay, snipe and ultimately
undermine Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's address to a joint meeting of Congress Tuesday
[3/3/2015]. In his idiomatic English and speaking as a friend, Israel's superior spokesman firmly
delivered an eloquent, detailed and damning 3,900-word indictment of both Iran and the sell-out
nuclear deal that the Obama administration is in the closing stages of drafting in Geneva.
Netanyahu's delivery was Churchillian.
urgent warning to the world on Iran. The world leader who addressed a joint meeting of
Congress on Tuesday [3/3/2015] was a man with a clear vision of Iran as an expansionist, extremist, radical
Islamist power sure to use nuclear weaponry for domination. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
walked the chamber through the regime's four-decade history of imposing fundamentalism via repression at
home and terror abroad as compelling prologue for urging the U.S. to abandon President Obama's proposed
nuclear deal with the mullahs.
Obama So Dislikes Netanyahu. There is no question about whether President Obama — along
with Secretary of State John Kerry and the editorial pages of many newspapers — has a particular
dislike of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. But there is another question: Why?
And the answer is due to an important rule of life that too few people are aware of: Those who
do not confront evil resent those who do.
urges Israel to embrace Iran talks. In an effort to preempt Israeli Prime Minister
Benjamin Netanyahu's highly anticipated speech to Congress, President Obama said Monday that Israel
should accept his administration's position on nuclear talks with Iran to achieve a verifiable,
10-year freeze on nuclear activity. Mr. Obama said the rift over Mr. Netanyahu's scheduled speech
Tuesday morning was a distraction but would not be "permanently destructive" to U.S.-Israeli relations.
Careful, Clever Speech to Congress. Critics are pouncing on Netanyahu's lack of
details: President Barack Obama said the Israeli leader offered no "viable alternatives" to the
nuclear negotiations with Iran and "there was nothing new." But that's exactly the way Bibi
White House Fear of Netanyahu Is at Fevered Pitch. Everyone following the political
dynamics of this administration knows their 'poker tell', it's brutally obvious. This
administration shows their fear with the sheer rabidity of what they proclaim not to be doing.
Delivered Just What Obama Feared. Israel's prime minister delivered a sober reminder
of the risks of dealing with Iran — and painted Obama as naive in the process.
Why Obama hates Netanyahu,
and vice versa. The enmity between the two leaders over the Iran deal is at a fever pitch, but it is
an older and deeper loathing that will not end no matter how that crisis is resolved.
He must not be too ashamed, if he's still a Democrat.
NY Assemblyman on Iran Deal: 'I Am Really Ashamed of Obama'. Democratic New York
Assemblyman Dov Hikind today took on the administration and members of his party who boycotted
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's address to Congress today [3/3/2015]. Hikind said
that Netanyahu powerfully discussed the implications for both Israel and America if a deal is made
with Iran. Hikind slammed Secretary of State John Kerry for "negotiating with the terrorist state
of Iran." "I am really ashamed of the president of the United States and his administration, that
they are pursuing the deal that is dangerous for the people of Israel," Hikind said.
You've Got a Friend.
One of the reasons why president Obama can't let Benjamin Netanyahu stand in the way of Iran's
nuclear ambitions is because he needs Tehran's troops to fight ISIS. Today the long awaited
offensive against ISIS in Tikrit reeled off with the Iranian Revolutionary Guard in the lead, if not
in actual command. Julian Barnes of the Wall Street Journal explains that Iran will be supplying
the men and leadership. The US will be waiting by the phone to supply air support if requested.
The phone has not rung.
Administration Cuts Israel Out of Intelligence On Iran. An article today highlights
the Obama administration's decision to cut Israel out of the information pipeline due to the
possibility that Israel would expose the details of any intelligence information. This is a
ridiculous U.S. assertion for multiple reasons; not the least of which is A.) Israel has far more
accurate intelligence regarding Iran, and, B.) Israel would be the recipient of any adverse
consequence from such a security compromise. What President Obama and Secretary Kerry are more
likely concerned with is Netanyahu exposing a reality that Obama and Kerry are hiding information
and misleading congress.
Report: Obama Has Cut Intelligence
Cooperation with Israel. Israeli report indicates a deep crisis as disagreement on
Iran has stopped cooperation for IAEA reports on Iranian nuclear facilities.
occasion the Democrats asked for. The Democrats set out to teach John Boehner and
Benjamin Netanyahu a lesson. They would boycott the Israeli prime minister's speech to Congress and
apply enough pressure to cancel the speech, keep Mr. Netanyahu at home and embarrass the Republicans who
invited him here. What a happy day's work that would be. What President Obama and his
compliant Democrats have actually done, however, is to give Mr. Netanyahu a bigger platform than the
Republicans could dream of. The eyes and ears of the world, which might have been distracted
by the usual media trivia, are now aimed at the U.S. Capitol.
of Churchill's 'Iron Curtain Speech'. [Scroll down] It once again makes you wonder about
President Obama's instincts or the people that he listens to. What if President Obama had embraced the
visit? What if he did a joint press conference with the prime minister and assured this deal was good
for all, especially Israel? What if President Obama had taken advantage of this opportunity to make his
case for the nuclear deal? Instead, President Obama looks small and petty. He looks like a man who
was avoiding the debate or hiding the truth of the deal with Iran.
World leaders will be yakking it
up with snub-snit Obama in Situation Room. While Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin
Netanyahu is addressing a joint session of Congress, 11 a.m. this morning, President Barack Obama,
Vice President Joe Biden, Secretary of State John Kerry and 34 Democrats will be 'I am Charlie
Hebdo'-like MIA. According to politico.com, (who only checked his schedule), Obama will be
hunkered down in the White House storied Situation Room, talking — via video
conference — to European leaders. Nothing like the Situation Room to hide in
when the enemy of whom you are so envious is holding forth in front of Congress and public tuned in
over the Internet worldwide.
rift with Obama could propel Netanyahu in upcoming election. Israelis are increasingly
convinced President Obama is meddling in their upcoming election, and some observers predict the
White House's alleged effort to undermine Benjamin Netanyahu could indeed wind up tipping the
scales — in favor of the prime minister.
Speech Unites Congress — and Diminishes Obama. Prime Minister Benjamin
Netanyahu delivered a passionate, inspiring, thoughtful, and "game changing" speech before the
American Congress which lasted for about 45 minutes, during which time he was applauded 43 times,
often for 15 seconds at a time. His words elicited many standing ovations. The only other
foreign leader to have spoken to Congress three times was Winston Churchill, the British Prime Minister.
ominous warning on Iran to Americans and the world. I want to thank you all for being
here today. I know that my speech has been the subject of much controversy. I deeply regret that
some perceive my being here as political. That was never my intention. I want to thank you,
Democrats and Republicans, for your common support for Israel, year after year, decade after decade.
(APPLAUSE) I know that no matter on which side of the aisle you sit, you stand with Israel.
(APPLAUSE) The remarkable alliance between Israel and the United States has always been above
politics. It must always remain above politics. (APPLAUSE)
Iran's Founding Document Pledges Death, Tyranny and Jihad. Speaking before a joint
meeting of Congress on Tuesday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the audience that the
difference between the United States and Iran is "stark," because "Iran's founding document pledges
death, tyranny and the pursuit of jihad." "I'm standing here in Washington, D.C., and the
difference is so stark," he said. "America's founding document promises life, liberty and the
pursuit of happiness. Iran's founding document pledges death, tyranny and the pursuit of jihad, and
as states are collapsing across the Middle East, Iran is charging into the void to do just that."
strikes back, scolds Netanyahu for offering 'nothing new'. President Obama said
Tuesday that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu offered "nothing new" in his objections to a
potential U.S. nuclear deal with Iran. On the core issue of preventing Iran from building nuclear
weapons, Mr. Obama said, "the prime minister didn't offer any viable alternatives."
Eve of Speech, Obama Smears Netanyahu. President Barack Obama took a stab at Israeli
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in an interview with Reuters on Monday, on the eve of Netanyahu's
controversial speech to a special joint session of Congress on Tuesday morning. Obama said that
Netanyahu "made all sorts of claims" about the interim nuclear deal with Iran that turned out to be
untrue. Yet Obama mischaracterized Netanyahu's remarks, and misrepresented Iranian compliance with
the terms of the interim deal.
Not Obama, Speaks for Us. The leader of the free world will be addressing Congress on
Tuesday [2/3/2015]. The American president is doing everything possible to undermine him. [...]
Right now, nobody on the world stage speaks for civilization the way Netanyahu does.
Black Activist, Ministers Say 'Congressional Black Caucus Should be Absolutely Ashamed' for Boycott
of Netanyahu Speech. A prominent leader of the black Christian community on Thursday [2/26/2015],
along with leading black ministers, lashed out at the Congressional Black Caucus for its boycott of Israeli
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's upcoming address to Congress on March 3. "The Congressional
Black Caucus should be absolutely ashamed of themselves and these black ministers are standing to oppose them,"
said Star Parker, founder and president of the Center for Urban Renewal and Education, a public policy think-tank.
"We want the Israeli Prime Minister to know that he is welcomed here by the black Christian community."
House: Obama won't watch all of Netanyahu's speech. White House press secretary Josh
Earnest said Monday that he does not believe President Barack Obama will watch Israeli Prime
Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's entire speech to Congress tomorrow. "I haven't looked at the
president's schedule for tomorrow," Earnest said. "I doubt that he will spend his whole time
watching the speech."
The Editor has two things to say:
(1) When the president's spokesman says, during a press conference, that he hasn't looked at the president's schedule
for the next day, that's almost certainly a lie. (2) It would be amusing to discover what Mr. Obama actually
does during that relatively brief time, since Mr. Obama considers it so much more important than listening to a
foreign leader's speech to Congress.
The Liberal Circus.
Lately liberalism has gone from psychodrama to farce. Take Barack Obama. He has gone from mild
displeasure with Israel to downright antipathy. Suddenly we are in a surreal world where
off-the-record slurs from the administration against Benjamin Netanyahu as a coward and chickensh-t
have gone to full-fledged attacks from John Kerry and Susan Rice, to efforts of former Obama
political operatives to defeat the Israeli prime minister at the polls, to concessions to Iran and
to indifference about the attacks on Jews in Paris. Who would have believed that Iranian leaders who
just ordered bombing runs on a mock U.S. carrier could be treated with more deference than the prime
minister of Israel? What started out six years as pressure on Israel to dismantle so-called settlements
has ended up with a full-fledged vendetta against a foreign head of state.
This Man Is Dangerous.
[O]ne nation stands out as the most bloodthirsty and violent and dangerous of all. Iran.
From the day the Ayatollah took over, a disaster of kidnapped American diplomats, endless sponsorship of
terror against Americans including the catastrophic bombing of the Marine barracks in Beirut more than
30 years ago. Iran is the bankroller of the terrorist Hezbollah. They have been listed at
the top of the world's state sponsors of terrorism for decades now. And, just as the perfect touch,
they are working feverishly to get a nuclear bomb (lots of nuclear bombs) and the rockets to deliver them
to Israel, to Europe, to New York. Iran has already promised to have "a Holocaust in an afternoon"
if they get The Bomb. They are apparently [very] close to getting it. But guess who
Obama has now decided is his best friend and partner in the world? Yes. You got it.
Iran. He's keeping Israel from bombing them. He's trying to prevent the primary branch of
government, the U.S. Congress, from hearing the Prime Minister of Israel speak on how best to keep Iran
from getting a bomb.
Truth Behind Obama's War On Israel and Netanyahu. The Democratic Party War on Israel
has expanded in recent days, from the gauntlet thrown down by Susan Rice, to the half-truths told
John Kerry at a house hearing yesterday (Bibi and the war on Iraq) the members of Congress who have
abandoned Israel to participate in the Obama-led boycott on the speech. Make no mistake about it,
this crisis between Israel and the Administration has been totally created by this president and
supported by the Democrats.
blind hostility toward Israel. In June 2008, candidate Barack Obama spoke before
thousands of delegates to the pro-Israel lobbying group, the American Israel Public Affairs
Committee, to assuage concerns that he harbored animosity toward the Jewish state. In a paragraph of
his speech that began with the phrase "Let me be clear," Obama declared that under his vision for
peace, "Jerusalem will remain the capital of Israel, and it must remain undivided." The next day,
after the statement triggered fierce criticism from Palestinian leaders, Obama backtracked. The
reversal was an early signal of what has become a pattern during his presidency — professing
profound support for Israel when it suits him, only to reverse himself when it comes to actual policy.
Obama Democrats Abandon Israel in its Hour of Need. It is hard to get your arms around
the stubborn determination of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu today. For most of the nine years he
has served as Israel's leader, first from 1996 to 1999 and now since 2009, Netanyahu shied away from
confrontations or buckled under pressure. He signed deals with the Palestinians he knew the Palestinians
would never uphold in the hopes of winning the support of hostile US administrations and a fair shake
from the pathologically hateful Israeli media.
Netanyahu on Collision Course 6 Years in the Making. Netanyahu is bound for Washington
for an address to Congress on Tuesday aimed squarely at derailing Obama's cherished bid for a
diplomatic deal with Tehran.
Unanimously Welcomes Netanyahu to America. The Senate on Thursday [6/26/2015]
unanimously passed a resolution welcoming Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to America and endorsing
his speech before a joint session of Congress. Critics of the Obama administration view the
unanimous approval as a rebuke to the White House and Democrats, who have vowed to boycott Netanyahu's
address and work to counter his warnings about the dangers of a nuclear Iran.
House Offers Rebuttal Before Netanyahu's Speech. Just four days before Prime Minister
Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to a joint meeting of Congress, the Obama administration sought on
Friday to refute the Israeli leader's expected critique, arguing that he has failed to present a
feasible alternative to American proposals for constraining Iran's nuclear program. In a briefing
for reporters, senior administration officials contended that even an imperfect agreement that kept
Iran's nuclear efforts frozen for an extended period was preferable to a breakdown in talks that
could allow the leadership in Tehran unfettered ability to produce enriched uranium and plutonium.
Netanyahu is coming to Washington
next week because Obama left him no choice. It is hard to get your arms around the
stubborn determination of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu today. For most of the nine years he has
served as Israel's leader, first from 1996 to 1999 and now since 2009, Netanyahu shied away from
confrontations or buckled under pressure. He signed deals with the Palestinians he knew the
Palestinians would never uphold in the hopes of winning the support of hostile US administrations
and a fair shake from the pathologically hateful Israeli media.
Obama Campaign Aide Now Works to Oust Netanyahu. Jeremy Bird, the architect of the
grass-roots and online organizing efforts that powered President Obama's presidential campaigns from
Chicago, is advising a similar operation in Tel Aviv. But this time it is focused on ousting Prime
Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel.
Sometimes a speech is just a speech. Benjamin Netanyahu's speech about Iran policy on March 3 will
not be his first address to Congress. It will make familiar, if important, arguments. One might
assume that, like the vast majority of speeches, it would soon be overtaken by events in Israel and the
United States and the world.
speech to Congress: What Israel's leader can and cannot say. The problem is not with
the message. Netanyahu knows exactly what he wants to say: That the nuclear deal that the U.S.
administration is pushing with the Islamic Republic of Iran poses a terrible and unacceptable threat to
Israel's national security. Bibi's challenge is to explain this in language that is clear to
the American people — his real audience — without insulting President Obama
and his supporters.
Have Favorable Opinion of Netanyahu than Unfavorable Opinion. More Americans view
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu favorably than unfavorably, a new Pew Research Center poll
shows. Thirty-eight percent of Americans have a favorable opinion of Netanyahu. This is in
contrast to just 27 percent who have an unfavorable opinion of Netanyahu. Thirty-five percent
have no opinion of the Israeli leader.
Why Bibi's Speech Matters.
The emerging nuclear deal with Iran is indefensible. The White House knows it. That is why President
Obama does not want to subject an agreement to congressional approval, why critics of the deal are
dismissed as warmongers, and why the president, his secretary of state, and his national security
adviser have spent several weeks demonizing the prime minister of Israel for having the temerity to
accept an invitation by the U.S. Congress to deliver a speech on a subject of existential import for
his small country. These tactics distract public attention. They turn a subject of enormous
significance to American foreign policy into a petty personal drama. They prevent us from discussing
what America is about to give away.
and Israel: The Manufactured Crisis. The crisis between the United States and Israel
has been manufactured by the Obama administration. Building a crisis up or down is well within the
administration's power, and it has chosen to build it up. Why? Three reasons: to damage and defeat
Netanyahu (whom Obama has always disliked simply because he is on the right while Obama is on the left) in his
election campaign, to prevent Israel from affecting the Iran policy debate in the United States, and worst of
all to diminish Israel's popularity in the United States and especially among Democrats.
Rice capades. The US-Israeli
relationship was in pretty rotten shape back in October, when The Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg
published a dispatch quoting a "senior Obama administration official" calling Israeli Prime Minister
Benjamin Netanyahu "chickens - - t." But once again demonstrating this White
House's uncanny ability to take a bad situation with an ally and make it worse, Susan Rice said in
an interview this week that Netanyahu's decision to address Congress is "destructive" of the
relationship between America and Israel.
House condemns Netanyahu plan to address Congress next week. Tensions between the
White House and Benjamin Netanyahu escalated Wednesday [2/25/2015] as top administration officials
condemned the Israeli prime minister's plan to address Congress next week and Netanyahu accused six
world powers, including the United States, of "giving up on their commitment" to prevent Iran from
obtaining a nuclear weapon. The unusually public spat marked one of the lowest points in a
relationship that has long bonded the two countries. Although the new round of recriminations
reflected the frosty personal relations between President Obama and Netanyahu, it came at a critical
juncture in multilateral talks designed to prevent Iran from using a civilian program to develop a
Rice: Netanyahu's speech 'destructive' to US-Israel ties. Israel Prime Minister
Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to Congress is "destructive" to the relationship between the United
States and Israel, national security advisor Susan Rice said Tuesday night [2/24/2015]. Appearing
on PBS's "Charlie Rose," Rice said that the decision of Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) to invite
Netanyahu without consulting the White House, and Netanyahu's decision to accept, had "injected a
degree of partisanship" into the relationship between the two nations.
Rice: Benjamin Netanyahu trip 'destructive'. National Security Adviser Susan Rice
blasted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's upcoming address to Congress, calling his March
3 address "destructive" to relations between the U.S. and Israel. Rice, in an interview with PBS'
Charlie Rose on Tuesday evening [2/24/2015], said the relationship between the two countries "has
always been bipartisan" but that it has been hampered by partisan moves in recent weeks.
the Depths of the Obama Administration's Anti-Bibi Grudge. Prime Minister Benjamin
Netanyahu is set to speak before Congress about the dangers, to Israel and the west, of the looming
nuclear deal that President Obama is making with Iran. From recent reports, The White House seems to
be making more of an effort to thwart the Prime Minister and his speech before Congress than to battle global
Islamic Jihad. The Obama Administration is considering how to best discredit Prime Minster Netanyahu's
upcoming speech to Congress and AIPAC. Not only that but, Obama's team have been working tirelessly, both
covertly and overtly to undermine and destabilize Netanyahu's government hoping that a more pliable left
leaning government will be put into office.
declines Democrats' invitation for meeting during visit. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
declined on Tuesday [2/24/2015] an invitation to meet with U.S. Senate Democrats during his trip to Washington next week.
President's First Insult. President of the United States of America Barack Obama had
not been president for more than ten minutes when he slapped American Jews in the face (and by
extension Israel and all Jews). [...] In fact, although the settling of the original Thirteen
Colonies was almost exclusively the handiwork of Christians from northern Europe, by the time of the
American Revolution there were already six Jewish communities, one in each of the major colonial
cities. [...] In American cities every December, merchants decorate their shop windows with "Merry
Christmas" & "Happy Hanukah" signs. The country has most definitely been a Judeo-Christian
enterprise. Muslims, by contrast, played no role in the making of America. There is no evidence
of a Muslim presence before the 20th century. Yet here on that January day was the brand new
American President orating that the U.S. was "a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus..."
In this formulation, the Jews have been bumped back to third place, elbowed, so to speak, aside by
Muslims who take their place.
Bibi schools Team Obama in speech boycott showdown. Team Barack started strong, but
Team Bibi is showing it knows how to finish, as supporters of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin
Netanyahu pick up steam against those urging a boycott of his speech next week before Congress.
About 20 House and Senate Democrats announced early on that they would not attend the March 3
speech, which is being cast as a rebuke to President Obama, but since then only a handful have joined
them as pro-Netanyahu advocates counter by hinting at political consequences for the no-shows.
House may not send a cabinet-level official to AIPAC - and the president won't go either. The
White House confirmed on Monday [2/23/2015] that President Barack Obama doesn't plan to attend the American
Israel Public Affairs Committee's conference next week, held annually in Washington, D.C., and that no
cabinet-level U.S. official is currently scheduled to make an appearance. The 'largest gathering of
America's pro-Israel community,' according to the confab's organizations, AIPAC draws a crowd of roughly
14,000 attendees, many of whom are of Jewish heritage.
Mat: White House Tries to Counter Netanyahu Visit. In what is becoming an increasingly
nasty grudge match, the White House is mulling ways to undercut Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin
Netanyahu's upcoming trip to Washington and blunt his message that a potential nuclear deal with
Iran is bad for Israel and the world.
The Canary in
the Coal Mine. [Scroll down] What Obama does not grasp is that Netanyahu wants
the U.S. to cease its insane support for a nuclear Iran. He wants to protect his nation, but what he
also wants to do is to save Iranian lives because Iran will not be permitted to reach a point
where it can annihilate Israel. This goes beyond the anti-Semitism that has flourished for millennia
and goes straight to the question of whether Israel and the U.S. can survive an inevitable attack and
whether the rest of the world can avoid slipping into a new Dark Age rooted in the seventh century.
Nothing Random Here.
Yesterday evening's [2/14/2015] Copenhagen synagogue shooting is yet another attack on Jews as Jews —
just as we have witnessed such attacks at the Toulouse Jewish primary school, the Brussels Jewish museum, the Paris
kosher supermarket, the firebombing of the synagogue in the German city of Wuppertal, and at many other places in recent
years, from the Jewish communal centres in Mumbai and Casablanca, to the ancient synagogues in Istanbul and Jerba.
Yet only last week President Obama and his spokespeople were suggesting that it was just some kind of "random" accident
that Jews were being killed.
of the West Find a Friend in Obama. [Scroll down] Yet Barack Obama, despite his
longstanding fakery to the contrary, is a deliberate adversary to the Jewish state. Obama bolsters
Hamas, undermines Israel diplomatically on almost all fronts, pushes Israel to give up land for
essentially no benefit to it, leaks intelligence about Israel's self-defense, works to marginalize
Israel's American supporters, and puts roadblocks in the way of Israeli efforts to protect itself
from Iran. The problem is not just that Obama detests Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
As William Kristol describes in his most recent column, the real trouble is much more fundamental:
The reason Netanyahu bothers Obama so much is that Netanyahu has the gall to fight for Israel's just
interests and for Israel's survival.
routinely disrespecting Israel, Obama and Democrats are testing the loyalty of Jewish voters. Over
the past six years, President Obama has continued to maintain the loyalty of Jewish voters. But the strength
of the Jewish-Democratic relationship persists in spite of a total deterioration of the administration's
relationship with Israel and its defiant prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, who is scheduled to address
Congress next month. He'll likely do so without the attendance of Vice President Biden and some
Democratic members who are indicating they will boycott the address. Obama has also said he will not
meet with Netanyahu during his visit. For his part, Netanyahu is now reportedly considering canceling.
Did Biden and Kerry Meet With Netanyahu's Political Rival? Remember when Obama said he
would not meet with Netanyahu during his upcoming visit to Washington DC, because it was "too close
to the upcoming Israeli elections"? So, what were Biden and Kerry doing when they met Isaac
Herzog, Netanyahu's chief political rival, in Munich on Saturday [2/7/2015]?
Obama "Smacks" Netanyahu During Presser With Merkel. The message was clear if Bibi
Netanyahu was a real friend like Angela Merkel he wouldn't have even asked to come to Washington DC
if she was close to an election. But if that is the rule of the administration, why did Kerry
and Biden meet with Netanyahu's opposition over the weekend?
Biden, Kerry Meet Bibi's Opponent in Munich. Despite a supposed White House policy
against meeting foreign leaders facing elections, Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of State
John Kerry both met with Israeli opposition leader Isaac Herzog in Munich on Saturday. Herzog is the
main rival of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the Mar. 17 election, and his supporters
played up the meeting as evidence that Herzog is more respected by the Obama administration and world
leaders in general than Netanyahu.
the Obama Administration lie about Netanyahu? [Scroll down] And that's the way
the story played out in the media, here and in Israel, until the New York Times appended the
following correction a few days ago to a January 30 story on the controversy: "An earlier version
of this article misstated when Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel accepted Speaker John A.
Boehner's invitation to address Congress. He accepted after the administration had been informed of
the invitation, not before." This correction has circulated in conservative and pro-Israel circles,
but doesn't seem to have led to any followup, or any investigations by those who initially reported the opposite.
Spat with Israel's Netanyahu was White House Creation. The entire spat with the White
House over Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's invitation to speak to Congress was entirely
manufactured by the White House. The truth about the incident, in which the White House complained
that it was terribly wrong for Netanyahu to accept House Speaker John Boehner's (R., Ohio)
invitation without first notifying the administration, was made evident by a correction added to a
New York Times article that greatly changed the timeline of events that effected the situation.
Obama White House Manufactured The Netanyahu 'Speech To Congress Controversy'.
Essentially the crux of the back-story is that Netanyahu contacted the White House about the
invitation to talk to congress, prior to accepting the invitation; the White House never contacted
Netanyahu back. Absent of the White House responding, and out of an abundance of caution to
appearances, Netanyahu accepted the invitation. Then whammo, the White House claims President
Obama was disparaged. It would appear the White House set up the narrative intentionally.
Even though he's the president of the US Senate and is expected to be there...
House won't say if Biden will show up for controversial Netanyahu speech to Congress.
When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses a joint session of the U.S. Congress on
March 3, an important chair in the House chamber might be empty. White House press secretary Josh
Earnest refused to say on Wednesday whether Vice President Joe Biden would attend. His absence would
be conspicuous — not only because he represents President Barack Obama, but also because he
officially presides over the U.S. Senate.
attend Netanyahu address to Congress. Vice President Biden will not attend Israeli
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's address to a joint session of Congress. Biden's office
confirmed Friday the vice president is expected to be traveling abroad on March 3, when
Netanyahu is expected to deliver his widely anticipated speech.
Anti-Israeli President. The Obama administration is unusually petty and sophomoric.
The attacks leveled against Israel's ambassador to the United States, Ron Dermer, are part of a troubling
pattern in which officials in the Israeli government — including and especially Prime Minister
Benjamin Netanyahu — are vilified. No world leader has been treated by President Obama
and his administration with the contempt they have shown Prime Minister Netanyahu [...]
Of Trying To Overthrow Democratically Elected Governments. For years, the left
(including President Obama in his many apologies) has browbeaten the U.S. for its role in ousting
unfriendly yet democratic governments. Now we see Obama doing it to our ally Israel. [...] But there
seems to be something new going on with the Obama administration: the electoral overthrow of America's
allies whose politics don't match his own. This past week, the Washington Free Beacon reported that
members of Obama's own campaign team sent an army of operatives, including 2012 Field Director Jeremy Bird, to
Israel to help oust Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the leader Obama has clashed with and who a
White House operative ominously warned would "pay a price" for speaking to Congress without Obama's permission.
that Boehner blindsided Obama on Netanyahu invitation was manufactured agitprop. A
correction appearing in the New York Times quietly unravels what has become a major story as phony
agitprop, intended to discredit the leaders of Israel and the House of Representatives. Of
course, the story is still believed by many, and has well served those in the White House and
media who created and disseminated it.
Brotherhood Nazis Call for "Long, Uncompromising Jihad" After Meeting with Obama State Department.
It couldn't be more obvious to me that Obama and his Administration are in bed with the Muslim Brotherhood.
This past week, they held a confab at the State Department concerning their ongoing efforts to oppose the current
government of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi of Egypt, who rose to power following the overthrow of Mohamed Morsi,
an ally of the Brotherhood, in 2013. And that just [angered Obama] to no end. Not hard to tell
where his allegiances lie and they certainly aren't with Israel.
Likud Press Conference to Expose
Obama-Labor Link. The Likud party intends to hold a press conference in Tel Aviv
Sunday in which it will expose details about "V15 — Victory in 2015," a campaign it says
is using foreign money, and lots of it, to boost Labor and Meretz in the elections. Likud has
filed a motion to the Elections Committee, according to which V15 is carrying out an illegal indirect
campaign with a connection to Labor and Meretz. V15 is "making criminal use of foreign sources
of funding," adding that the sums involved were "very high" and their sources unknown.
How About Obama Focus Animosity on Enemies, Not Israel? In a statement from Senator
Ted Cruz, the Texas senator blasts the Obama administration for going after Israel instead of Iran.
"Has President Obama launched a political campaign against Prime Minister Netanyahu and his representatives?"
Cruz says in the press release. "This administration's relentless harassment of Israel is utterly
incomprehensible. The Islamic Republic of Iran is pursuing the deadliest weapons on the planet, and
there can be no doubt that their first target will be Israel, followed by the United States. This
administration should be focusing its animosity on the very real enemies we face, not on our staunch allies."
Obama and 'Naked, Blind Anti-Semitism'. [Scroll down] If Obama were only
injecting a bit of daylight into our relationship with Israel, perhaps the worrisome situation would
not be so dire. Unfortunately, he has sought to remove the U.S. from the Mideast, resulting in a
formerly stable region devolving into chaos and violence with the vacuum filled by Iran and jihadists.
He has ostracized, admonished, bullied, and isolated Israel in unprecedented fashion, dangerously
galvanizing her enemies. And it is difficult not to look at the administration's policies and
conclude that "good old-fashioned anti-Semitism" motivates its actions. How else to explain why
Obama consistently lambasts Netanyahu for disagreeing with him, issuing building permits for
construction on Israeli land, and acting to ensure the survival of the country the prime minister
was elected to protect?
Obama's boots on the ground in Israel,
Canada and Egypt. With no laws on their books to prevent it from happening, top Barack
Hussein Obama campaign aides are masterminding anti Israel President Benjamin Netanyahu and anti
Canada Prime Minister Stephen Harper 2015 election campaigns. It's a huge news story virtually
ignored by mainstream media and one that thus far keeps the people whom it will most impact, the
citizens of two sovereign nations, in the dark.
President Obama Launched a Political Campaign Against Prime Minister Netanyahu? The
Obama Administration's actions towards Israel become more intolerable each day, carrying with their
insults deeply damaging national security implications for our country. Earlier this week,
Americans opened the newspapers to discover that the Obama campaign team has deployed operatives,
including 2012 Field Director Jeremy Bird, to Tel Aviv to try to unseat Israeli Prime Minister
Benjamin Netanyahu through an organization that receives taxpayer grants from the U.S. Department of
State. This follows a long string of hostile behavior that has only escalated with time.
Department-Funded Group Bankrolling Anti-Bibi Campaign. A U.S. State Department-funded
group is financing an Israeli campaign to oust Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and has hired
former Obama aides to help with its grassroots organizing efforts. U.S.-based activist group
OneVoice International has partnered with V15, an "independent grassroots movement" in Israel that
is actively opposing Netanyahu's party in the upcoming elections, Ha'aretz reported on Monday [1/26/2015].
Former national field director for President Obama's 2012 reelection campaign Jeremy Bird is also reportedly
involved in the effort.
Constitution Doesn't Let President Close Congress's Doors to Israel. Israeli prime minister
Benjamin Netanyahu's upcoming address to Congress, at Congress's invitation, is drawing significant
criticism — that much is no great surprise. What does surprise, however, is one particular
criticism: that the event will be not just bad policy, but even unconstitutional.
Did Barack Obama Become Emily Post? The White House has now become a stickler for
protocol, especially when it comes to relations between the two political branches. The new
persnicketiness arises from House speaker John Boehner's invitation to Israeli prime minister Bibi
Netanyahu to speak before a joint session of Congress in March. The invite is being denounced as a
major breach and new low in Washington because he didn't, as had been the traditional practice with
such invitations, coordinate with the White House. As far as violations of the separation of
powers in the Obama era, it's hard to see how this even comes close to registering.
Campaign Team Arrives in Israel to Defeat Netanyahu in March Elections. Just days
after the Obama White House accused House Speaker John Boehner of "breaking protocol" by inviting
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address a joint session of Congress, a team of up to
five Obama campaign operatives has reportedly arrived in Israel to lead a campaign to defeat the
Israeli Prime Minister in upcoming national elections scheduled for March 17. The
anti-Netanyahu, left wing Israeli newspaper Haaretz reports a group called "One Voice," reportedly
funded by American donors, is paying for the Obama campaign team. That group is reportedly
being led by Obama's 2012 field director Jeremy Bird.
Administration: Our Goal is Not to Eliminate Iran's Nuke Program. A senior official in
the State Department admitted on Wednesday that the Obama administration's goal during negotiations
with Iran is delaying the regime's development of nuclear weapons rather than shutting down the
Islamic Republic's contested nuclear program. Deputy Secretary of State Tony Blinken acknowledged
during a tense exchange with senators on Capitol Hill a deal being sought by the Obama administration
that would constrain its nuclear breakout capability without eliminating its nuclear program.
Blinken also floated the possibility of extending nuclear talks past the June deadline should
additional time be needed to finalize details of a possible deal with Iran.
new stamp. It really shouldn't be noteworthy, but in today's world, it is. Check out
Canada's new stamp, and ask yourself if Obama's post office would ever issue such a stamp.
Obama Mulling Sanctions on Israel. The Obama administration is refusing to discuss
reports that emerged early Thursday [12/4/2014] claiming that the White House is considering
imposing sanctions on Israel for continuing construction on Jewish homes in Jerusalem. State
Department spokeswoman Marie Harf dodged several questions on Thursday when confronted with reports
that the administration had held secret internal meetings to discuss taking action against Israel
for its ongoing building in East Jerusalem. The classified meetings were reportedly held several
weeks ago and included officials from both the State Department and White House, according to the
Israeli daily Ha'aretz, which first reported on the meetings.
AP reporter Matt Lee questioned State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki about recent jihadist attacks
(my words, not his) in Israel. Psaki read like a robot from her script, expressing regret at the
recent loss of life. She might as well have been reading the phone book. No sooner did she express
her condolences than she segued into the need for all parties to de-escalate tensions. Jews are
butchered in cold blood, and everyone just needs to calm down?
Dept Refuses Visa Extension For Israeli NBA Player As Obama Announces Doubling Chinese Student
Visas. Even as he defiantly moves to unilaterally grant legal status to millions of
people inside the U.S. illegally, President Obama's State Department is making sure that such
special favors are not meant for everyone. The State Department's unexplained refusal to extend a
valid P1 visa currently held by an Israeli basketball player has prevented the National Basketball
Association's (NBA) Indiana Pacers from signing him. Gal Mekel's waiver from the Dallas Mavericks
was part of a deal to free up space on the Mavericks while helping the Pacers sign a desperately
needed point guard for their injury-ravaged roster.
Partners in Peace Publish 9-Step Plan to Destroy Israel. Hardly a surprise that
Jeremiah Wright's Mini-Me (our beloved POTUS) and his Mini-Me (Co-president Jarrett) would
repeatedly try to coddle and mollify the genocidal maniacs in Tehran.
Adelson and Saban, at odds in campaigns, unite on Israel and hit Obama. Adelson, 81,
and Saban, 70, have gained enormous political power in the new era of super PACs and unlimited
contributions, and both made it clear during a rare joint appearance Sunday [11/9/2014] before an audience of
several hundred Israeli Americans that they intend to assert that power during the next presidential campaign
and beyond with policy demands for their candidates. In particular, they vowed to press both sides for a
more hawkish approach to the Middle East.
Lawyer: Jerusalem = Crimea. While virtually all politicos and pundits eyes were focused on the
elections, President Obama's solicitor general Monday was quietly dropping a bombshell in the U.S. Supreme
Court. In a case being heard by the high court involving a U.S. citizen's passport, Donald Verrilli in
oral arguments compared the status of Jerusalem to that of the Crimea. Verrilli is the president's
lawyer and seen as his voice on all true constitutional questions.
Threatened Netanyahu With Dropping UNSC Veto Against Anti-Israel Moves: Report. In a
dramatic development, Israeli cabinet members are warning that US President Barack Obama threatened
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that the US may opt not to oppose future hostile UN Security
Council votes, unless Israel accedes to American policy demands, Israel's NRG News reported on
Sunday. "The prime minister told colleagues in recent days ... that his office's understanding of
the issue and the government's take on it is that the Americans will not cast a veto against a
resolution that reaches the Security Council," Ariel Kahana, diplomatic correspondent for the Makor Rishon
and NRG dailies, told The Algemeiner on Monday [11/3/2014], quoting ministerial-level sources.
Israel With Unprecedented United Nations Vote in Support of Terrorists. Just when you
think Jeremiah Wright's Mini-Me has hit rock bottom (e.g., writing secret love letters to Iran's
Mullahs), he unveils another pro-Islamist tactic like this: [...]
Keywords: collaboration, cahoots, Muslim sympathizer.
to the Ayatollah: Obama's 'Keys to Paradise'. I admit I didn't much care for Barack
Obama before the revelation that he had secretly written Khamenei to induce the Iranian supreme
leader to sign a nuclear deal in return for U.S. help battling ISIS. Now I despise our president.
He is contemptible. Ayatollah Khamenei is a man who has been leading the massive chants of "Death
to Israel" (and the Jews) literally every day since 1979. Only a true anti-Semite could attempt to
make a secret deal with such a person.
secret letter to Iran. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei received a secret letter from an
unlikely person last month: President Obama. In the midst of airstrikes against the Islamic State
of Iraq and Syria, Obama reportedly sent Iran's Supreme Leader a letter in the middle of October, expressing
the importance of cooperation in fighting the militants, according to the Wall Street Journal.
of Malicious Intent. At least as far as Israel is concerned, Obama's mastery of the
federal bureaucracy is complete. It is not incompetence that guides his policy. It is
malicious intent toward the US's closest ally in the Middle East.
General: Israel Has No Claim to Jerusalem, Just as Russia Has No Claim to Crimea.
Lawyers for the Obama administration compared Israel's control of Jerusalem to Russian claims over
the Ukrainian territory of Crimea during oral arguments this week before the Supreme Court in a case
concerning the rights of U.S. citizens to list Jerusalem as part of Israel on their passports.
U.S. Solicitor General Donald Verrilli, who is rumored to be in the running to replace outgoing
Attorney General Eric Holder, drew the comparison on Monday [11/3/2014] while he attempted to
convince the Supreme Court that Jerusalem is not officially part of Israel.
Rice, Sheldon Adelson, and Obama's Paranoia About Israel. [Scroll down] If
Susan Rice said what she's quoted here as saying, the Obama White House has completely lost it. This
is especially true because while Obama has surrounded himself with mostly dim bulbs, Rice is actually whipsmart
and tough as nails. And while Obama has generally hired those with a less-than-sterling opinion of
Israel — including the Cabinet member Samantha Power, who entertained the idea of the U.S. invading
Israel to impose a peace deal — Rice is not known to harbor any real Obama-esque contempt for Israel.
In other words, Rice was the last best hope for those who believed that somehow a sane Israel policy might yet
emerge from this administration.
Obama's Unprecedented Attack on Israel.
This week, the world was treated to yet another embarrassing display of the Obama administration's
incompetent foreign policy. [...] This is an unprecedented attack on a critical ally of the United
States at a moment of international crisis. It is a de facto admission to the mullahs in Tehran that
the Obama administration thinks it is too late to prevent them from acquiring nuclear weapons. It is
an inexcusable betrayal of the national security of the American people.
Administration Insult of Netanyahu 'Inexplicable and Dangerous'. Republican National
Committee Chairman Reince Priebus just issued a statement firing back at a senior administration
official calling Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu "chickens***" in an interview with The
Atlantic. "ISIS is on a rampage through the Middle East, slaughtering innocents and committing
mass murder while plotting to kill more Americans," Priebus said. "The priority of the Obama
administration should be defeating our enemies; instead they are once again insulting our allies.
It's inexplicable and dangerous."
The Editor says...
Please forgive the thinly-redacted epithet used in the numerous accounts and commentaries about this incident,
and please note that the crass and vulgar language used against the Israeli Prime Minister evidently came from
Barack H. Obama himself, according to the most recent reports. This incident clearly demonstrates the
level of animosity that Obama has toward the state of Israel.
Love-Hate Relationship With Israel Explodes. When it comes to Israel, President Obama
has been Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. There is campaign Obama, who assures the Israelis he doesn't bluff
when it comes to stopping Iran's nuclear program, lavishes the Jewish state with even more military
assistance than his predecessor, and goes out of his way to let bygones be bygones. Then there is
the other Obama. This is the one that instructs his secretary of state to travel to the Middle East
to propose a Gaza ceasefire that America's allies in the region thinks rewards Hamas for starting a war
this summer. It is the Obama who emerges in an incisive column published Tuesday [10/28/2014]
by The Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg.
House Netanyahu insults. After months of humiliating inaction in the Middle East, the
Obama administration has finally launched a full scale attack. On Israel. It comes in response
to an announcement by Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu that Israel is going ahead with plans to build
about a thousand housing units in Jerusalem. In Jewish neighborhoods, yet!
White House: 'Aspergery' Slur
an Unfortunate Misuse. The White House has apologized for comments attributed to
officials in the Obama administration earlier this week and which referred to Prime Minister
Binyamin Netanyahu as "Aspergery", the Jewish Daily Forward reported on Thursday
[10/30/2014]. [...] The "Aspergery" insult was part of a series of derogatory terms — including
"chickens**t — used to describe Netanyahu by unnamed officials who were quoted by The Atlantic's
Jeffrey Goldberg earlier this week.
Senior administration officials call Israel's Netanyahu 'chickens**t' and 'Aspergery'.
The Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg, a respected expert on U.S.-Israel relations, reported on Tuesday
[10/28/2014] that a senior Obama administration official vented about Israeli Prime Minister
Officials Think Netanyahu Is 'Aspergery'. That's just one of the terms Atlantic
national correspondent Jeffrey Goldberg says he's heard Obama administration officials use to
describe the Israeli prime minister.
recalcitrant, myopic, reactionary, obtuse, blustering, pompous, and "Aspergery" chickens**t? [Scroll
down] This is not an insult to Bibi, rather a confession of own impotence when dealing with a clear and present
danger. And the weaselly attempt to present nuclear-armed Iran as a purely Israeli problem doesn't deserve a
courtesy of an insult — it is pathetic. Pity Jeffrey Goldberg didn't see it that way.
Netanyahu, the 'Chickensh*t' Who Won't Play Ball with Barack Obama. You know you've
seen it all when an American administration is reduced to calling a world leader — and a
strong ally — a "chickensh**t." As Jeffrey Goldberg revealed to us in The
Atlantic, the Obama administration assigned that epithet to Prime Minister Netanyahu. But then
who would really blame them? With the world smoldering in flames and its foreign policy largely in
tatters, all the king's men are feeling none too good about themselves. And who better to blame
than the world's scapegoat?
House refuses to deny, or apologize for barnyard epithet applied to Netanyahu. I'd use
the term "unbelievable" in my reaction to the administration's comments about the unamed official
using the word "chickens**t to describe Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, but we've gotten
used to the classless nature of just about anyone associated with Barack Obama.
Netanyahu was a bad idea. At a time when Islamist fanaticism is roiling the Middle
East and the Islamic State is on the march in Syria and Iraq, the Obama administration insults
Israel, our only reliable ally in the region, by mocking Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with a
barnyard epithet for coward. Disrespecting a friend is no way to conduct foreign policy or impress
allies in these troubled times. The outburst by unnamed officials is only the latest sour
exchange in what has seemed for some time like a deteriorating relationship.
Our C. S. President.
The media have reacted with surprise — rather than disdain — at these remarks
and the administration has made a show of apologizing. But the truth of Obama's determined break
with Israel is now quite evidently a key part of the legacy Obama wants to establish.
Israel-Free Dream World. Since Obama took office, his Middle East policy has focused
on minimizing and downgrading America's relationship with Israel. This has taken the form of
picking fights with and gratuitously insulting Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and other
leaders. The most recent event in this effort is the now notorious slur against Netanyahu, in
which a "senior administration official" called the prime minister a "chickens***." Like many
others, I suspect that the senior official was Obama himself.
It was Obama
himself who called Netanyahu 'chickensh*t'. During Wednesday's White House press
briefing Fox New's Ed Henry made a valiant effort to find out why the Obama Administration wasn't
trying to discover which secret "senior official" was behind the now-famous leak to Jeffrey Goldberg
calling Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu a "chickensh*t." [...] Press Secretary Josh Earnest danced
around the question. Henry should know the answer. The reason the administration isn't looking for
the leaker is they know exactly where it came from, President Obama. It may not have passed from the
President's mouth to Goldberg's ears, but Barack Obama was the puppeteer whose strings controlled the mouth
that spoke to Goldberg.
Officials' Insults Are Vulgar, But Their Policies Are Far Worse. The Obama
administration officials' vulgar treatment of Israel's prime minister is troubling. But the policies
behind their vulgarity — and reckless — are far worse. Two officials were
involved: one who used the epithet to describe Israel's leader, and a second who agreed with the
obscene remark. The point they were both making is that they consider Prime Minister Benjamin
Netanyahu a "coward" because he won't make the concessions that they believe might lead to peace.
What concessions, exactly? President Obama, Secretary of State Kerry, and other senior
administration officials have said time and again that they want Israel to retreat to the 1967
armistice lines and permit the establishment of an independent Palestinian state.
Netanyahu 'Baffled' By Obama's
Settlement Criticism. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he was "baffled" by President Obama's assertion
that if Israel goes forward with new settlements in East Jerusalem, it risks condemnation from its closest ally, the United States.
Obama showing he'll take any nuke. President Obama plainly wants it so much he can
almost taste it, so sooner or later he'll sign a deal with Iran. A bad deal. The reason for
Iran to sign any deal is to get an end to US sanctions — but Congress, if it feels the
deal doesn't do enough to end Tehran's rush to become a nuclear-weapons power, might refuse to
repeal the sanctions. But this week, in a White House leak to a favorite news outlet, The New
York Times, we learned that the Treasury Department now claims Obama can make the sanctions
disappear without Congress.
Year 5775: Obama undoes the New Deal and Great Society. For me, the New Year began on
a sour note. Time spent on the internet has convinced me that more Christians —
especially fundamentalist and traditional Christians — were more staunchly pro-Israel
than the J Street-infected rabbis at some of the richest, most influential synagogues on the East
and West coasts, and their congregations. So blinkered had these anti-Israel Jews become that they
ignored the danger that their true guiding lights — Barack Obama and his party —
had created for their country, their coreligionists abroad, and themselves.
and Netanyahu: Intractable differences. Two speeches at the United Nations General
Assembly illustrate the vast gulf separating the leaders of the United States and Israel. Not only
is there daylight between Pres. Obama and PM Netanyahu, there are intractable differences. PM
Netanyahu, when addressing the UNGA last week, started out calling the brazen lies uttered at the UN
as just that, "brazen lies." His language was anything but diplomatic.
Behavior Towards Netanyahu. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is
understandably miffed with President Obama's criticisms of settlements (through WH Press Secretary
Josh Earnest) considering he had met with him only hours without bringing up the subject. So why
did Obama behave in this manner? I suspect he did this because Netanyahu publicly admonished Obama
not enter into nuclear deal with Iran that leaves the Mullahs on the "threshold" of being able to
develop nuclear weapons. This is, after all, a matter of Israel's very survival.
'Israel's Most Bitter Western
Enemy is America'. The harsh criticism flung by US President Barack Obama's
administration against Israel this week for a building project in Jerusalem is only a sign of things
to come, according to Attorney Yoram Sheftel. The controversy came over a building project of
2,610 housing units in Givat Hamatos, a Jewish neighborhood in Jerusalem, which was in the works
since 2012, and which Netanyahu accused far-left group Peace Now of reporting precisely now so as to
scuttle his meeting with Obama.
Has No Right to Punish Israel. A recent report in The Wall Street Journal noted that
American-Israel relations are at their lowest point. Without doubt, Obama has chosen the Muslim
Brotherhood and Hamas over Israel, America's closest ally in the Middle East. Obama blocked a
shipment of missiles to Israel in late July and tightened additional weapons shipments to the
country. Did he want Israel not to be able to retaliate against Hamas? Thankfully, Israel
relies on military-to-military ties. America and Israel have disagreed before, but there is
no question Obama is the most hostile President Israel has faced in modern times.
Are we Being Betrayed
from Within by an Islamist in the White House? The US Defense Department, on June 4,
2013, leaked more than 1,000 pages of details of an Israeli system whose success rests on being
totally invisible to enemy eyes. It was a great blow to the defense of Israel, because the Arrow 3
is designed to seek out and blow up Iranian Shihab 3 and other long-range missiles. An Islamist
president would leak this information, without qualms.
Administration Makes War on Israel. In the middle of a war this country's president publicly says
is justified owing to the relentlessness of the rocket fire against civilian populations, U.S. officials proudly
tell the Wall Street Journal, they are holding up weapons transfers to Israel: They decided to require
White House and State Department approval for even routine munitions requests by Israel, officials say.
Instead of being handled as a military-to-military matter, each case is now subject to review —
slowing the approval process and signaling to Israel that military assistance once taken for granted is now
under closer scrutiny.
President's True Colors Finally Revealed. When I first glanced at the headline on
today's [8/17/2014] Jerusalem Online and reports in the Jerusalem Post and other Israeli newspapers,
I thought they must have been a satire: "Washington officials have told Egypt that the US will
guarantee Israel's commitment to any agreement signed." But it was not a satire. This was deadly
serious, confirmed by other Israeli newspapers and sources in Cairo. The US offering to Hamas to
"guarantee" Israeli commitments to any agreement signed? As if anyone needed proof of the Obama
administration's antipathy to Israel, here it was in black and white. If any party needed a
commitment to enforce its agreements in any deal, it would have been Hamas, which has been known to
break every commitment it ever made.
Why Do Most Jews Stay with
Obama? It was implausible to me that Barack Obama never knew Rev. Jeremiah Wright
hated Jews. At best, Obama made a deal with this anti-Semitic racist, who helped Obama launch his
political career. Still, back in 2008, Jews — displaying the cognitive dissonance of a
captive Democratic voter bloc — gave Obama the benefit of the doubt for the same reason
most Jews continue to support him: he's (half) black. Jews favor underdogs and victims
(though really, Obama is neither).
US Post Offices Reportedly Refusing
Mail to Israel. The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has written to complain to the US
Postmaster General, after receiving widespread reports that US post offices around America have been
refusing to accept mail to Israel. In the last several days ADL reports that it has received
complaints from Massachusetts, Michigan and New Jersey, revealing postal customers were incorrectly
told that the US Postal Service is not accepting mail for Israel due to Operation Protective Edge in
Gaza. "The postal employees have told these individuals that current USPS policy says that mail
to Israel cannot be accepted because of the current crisis," said Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National
Rep Calls on Kerry to Resign Over Alienating Israel. Tuesday [7/29/2014] on Newsmax TV's
"America's Forum," Rep. Jeff Miller (R-FL) said Secretary of State John Kerry has "alienated" the
state of Israel and needs to go. [Video clip]
and Kerry behind one of most strategic mistakes in military history. The obsession by
the Obama-Kerry administration with imposing a cease-fire on the warring parties in the Hamas-Israel
war will go down in history as one of the most strategic mistakes in military history. Here is a
fact the administration deliberately and maliciously ignored: In the history of modern warfare, no
terrorist group has ever honored a cease-fire. Hamas has broken every cease-fire it ever said it
would honor. Every single one.
How Muslims Think.
[Scroll down] This is only one example of the war between Jews and Muslims in the Land of Israel. It is
not a territorial conflict. This is a civilization conflict, or rather a war between civilization and barbarism.
Bibi (Netanyahu) gets it, Obama does not. As many people as possible must come to an understanding of what radical
Islam is — and what awaits the world if it is not stopped.
Dangerous Enemy. Obama is an equal opportunity narcissist and everything's fine, unless
you cross him. Which, according to sources in Israel, is where Netanyahu found himself when
the American president called Sunday [7/27/2014] to admonish him about Gaza. Obama reportedly used
or implied the threat of withholding the resupply of weapons — don't know if this includes the
Iron Dome itself — if Israel didn't fall into line and stop attacking Gaza immediately.
What Obama is doing, in effect, is saving Hamas. It's almost mind boggling to think, but it's true.
John Kerry: The Betrayal.
When The Times of Israel's Avi Issacharoff first reported the content of John Kerry's ceasefire proposal on
Friday afternoon [7/25/2014], I wondered if something had gotten lost in translation. It seemed
inconceivable that the American secretary of state would have drafted an initiative that, as a priority,
did not require the dismantling of Hamas's rocket arsenal and network of tunnels dug under the Israeli
border. Yet the reported text did not address these issues at all, nor call for the
demilitarization of Gaza.
Israeli Officials 'Horrified' at Kerry Ceasefire Proposal, 'Complete Cave-In' to Hamas. The ferocity
of Friday's [7/25/2014] unanimous rejection by the Israeli government of Secretary of State John Kerry's
cease [fire proposal] was kept quiet to prevent a formal rupture of relations between the two erstwhile allies,
reports Israel's Channel 2 Television. The popular and widely-watched Saturday evening newscast quotes
several unnamed high officials in the Israeli government who claimed that Kerry's cease fire proposal represented
a "complete cave-in" to Hamas's demands for an end to fighting in its war against Israel.
terror. Hamas builds tunnels and rockets to kidnap and kill Jews, has a charter that
calls for the killing of all Jews wherever they live, launches missile attacks against Israelis,
uses UNWRA facilities to hide rockets, spreads anti-Semitism and claims of war crimes against
Israel, has become unpopular in Gaza, and is losing support in Egypt and the Arab world. And now
the US wants to reward and rescue them with a vast influx of money? They will use that time and money
to develop more accurate and deadly missiles, etc. Rewarding murder is what this amounts to.
US Weapons Resupply —
Also to be Grounded? President Obama is the master of Double-Speak, saying one thing
and meaning the exact opposite. Remember how Obama promised, "You can keep your doctor if you like
him," and how it turns out that you can't keep him because Obamacare won't pay him? Given
Obama's track record of betrayal of Israel, his hollow recital of "Israel has the right to defend
herself," might actually have a doublespeak meaning as well — that "Israel has the
right to defend herself", but without any American military resupply.
Cruz suggests flight
ban is boycott of Israel. Republican Sen. Ted Cruz on Wednesday [7/23/2014] questioned whether President
Barack Obama used a federal agency to impose an economic boycott on Israel after the Federal Aviation Administration
banned U.S. airline flights to Tel Aviv because of safety concerns amid fighting between Israel and Hamas.
Israel legacy: a hostile Democratic Party. Which came first: the Obama administration's
public contempt toward our allies in Jerusalem, or liberal Democratic animosity toward Israel? Either
way, when Barack Obama steps down as president in January 2017, the Democratic Party he leaves behind will
be one whose sympathies no longer embrace the Jewish state. It's an extraordinary legacy. And it's
underscored by the more or less constant snubs President Obama has directed at Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Prime Minister Condemns Obama, West for Not Supporting Israel. In a stunning rebuke of
President Obama's tepid calls for Israel to show "restraint" in response to daily rocket fire on
Israeli civilian targets by Hamas terror redoubts in Gaza, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper,
long considered Israel's best friend and strongest defender, all but condemned President Obama by
name for what he regards as Washington's irresolute support for Israel during its time of grave crisis.
Dept. Calls Ted Cruz's Israel Comments 'Ridiculous and Offensive'. After the Federal
Aviation Administration extended its ban on U.S. flights to Israel for another 24 hours Wednesday [7/23/2014]
following reports of Hamas rockets falling close to the Tel Aviv airport, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) released a
statement suggesting the decision had motives outside of just protecting the safety of American travelers.
Asked about his statement at a briefing this afternoon, State Department spokesperson Marie Harf called his
comments "ridiculous and offensive."
crisis: Obama's obscene moral relativism. As Palestinian terror dramatically
escalates, the Obama administration is working hard — not to defeat the terrorists, but
to tie Israel's hands behind its back. Sure, there is background noise paying lip-service to an
Israeli right of self-defense and babbling about a Palestinian peace partner. The reality,
however, is that responsibility for the harrowing transition from the kidnap and murder of three
Jewish teenagers by Hamas members to 4 million Israelis running in terror from Hamas rocket attacks
leads directly to the White House.
We've 'Substantially Improved the Tranquility of the Global Community'. White House
press secretary Josh Earnest said Monday [7/14/2014] the Obama administration's foreign policies in a number of
areas have enhanced the world's "tranquility" — a word that raised eyebrows as reporters
pointed to situations in Gaza, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Ukraine and the South China Sea. More than one
reporter during Monday's press briefing referred to a front-page Wall Street Journal article highlighting
some of those crises, and citing security strategists as saying "the breadth of global instability now
unfolding hasn't been seen since the late 1970s."
America is Obama's specialty. Instead of enforcing stronger sanctions on Iran in its
quest for nuclear weapons, Mr. Obama did the complete opposite and stopped all sanctions. Instead,
he opted for "negotiations" with our worst terrorist threat. This action was a deliberate knife in
the back to Israel, our only real ally in that part of the world. Mr. Obama has just supplied the
Taliban with its five top leaders and mass murderers in return for the release of an American
soldier who had deserted his unit.
Says "Muslim Brother" Obama Betrays Israel. Radical left and secular elements have
brought the Jewish state to this point, [Sha'i] ben-Tekoa argues, by adopting a so-called "peace
process" with the Palestinians that has only brought "murder and mayhem" to Israel. Ben-Tekoa
believes that Netanyahu's response should have been, "There are no Palestinians," and "they have no
right to a state." Nevertheless, he thinks Netanyahu "knows the threat," not only from the
"Palestinians" but Iran, and will do what is necessary to assure Israel's survival. The additional
problem, he says, is that "the Muslim brother in the White House" has "betrayed" Israel and is
facilitating the Iranian nuclear weapons program. Obama "wants them to have the bomb," he said,
adding, "It will change everything here. It is our number one strategic threat."
moves show the inner President Obama has been unleashed. At the start of his
presidency, Obama tried to pursue a policy of creating "daylight" between the United States and
Israel, but this often clashed with his attempt, in the run up to his re-election, to portray
himself as supporting the American ally. With such political considerations aside, Obama has
become more comfortable displaying his true attitude toward Israel. Obama appointed Chuck Hagel,
who infamously lambasted the "Jewish Lobby," as his Secretary of Defense and John Kerry as
Secretary of State — who went on to describe Israel as an "apartheid" state in the making.
Obama's Last Card.
With the ongoing collapse of Iraq, the endgame for the worst foreign policy in American history has
begun. It is no less than astonishing to glance over the foreign policy errors made by the Obama
administration since 2009. [... For example,] The deliberate undermining of Israel. Again, a loyal
and steady ally was cut off for no rational reason. In this case, a country to which the U.S., as
the chief representative of the West, owes an unquestionable moral debt. I guess O was listening to
all those Jeremiah Wright sermons after all.
someone mention "Reverend" Jeremiah Wright again?
White House Escalates
Secret Media War Against Israel. Senior Obama administration officials have escalated a secret media war to discredit
Israel in the press, providing highly critical anonymous quotes and negative information about the Jewish state in a bid to blame
it for the recent collapse of peace talks with the Palestinians. Multiple sources in both the United States and Israel
confirmed to the Washington Free Beacon that Middle East envoy Martin Indyk again served as the anonymous source for a
recent interview in the Israeli press that lambasted Israel, blamed it for the failure of peace talks, and predicted that Israel
needs to face another wave of Palestinian terrorism before it will make peace.
ways the US administration has failed its ally Israel. [#6] Trapped in the inevitable
deadlock, with that nine-month deadline fast approaching, you would think that an allied president
would eschew giving an interview to the American media essentially accusing the prime minister of
leading Israel to disaster at the very hour that said prime minister was on his way to a meeting at
the White House.
John Kerry's inflammatory words do nothing for peace. Speaking at what he believed was
a closed meeting of international officials in Washington, Mr Kerry warned that Israel ran the risk
of becoming "an apartheid state with second class citizens" without a peace deal. Comparing
Israel's continued military occupation of Palestinian territory to South Africa's former apartheid
regime would be inflammatory at the best of times. Even Barack Obama, who enjoys a fractious
relationship with the Israeli government, understands the pitfalls of making such comparisons during
peace negotiations, once remarking that "injecting a term like apartheid into the discussion does
not advance that goal".
Calls on Kerry to Resign After 'Apartheid' Remark. Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas) demanded
on the Senate floor Monday that Secretary of State John Kerry resign from his post following highly
controversial remarks about the state of Israel. Kerry came under fire from lawmakers and a
variety of pro-Israel organizations after he told world leaders in a closed door meeting that Israel
risks becoming "an apartheid state" if it fails to reach peace with the Palestinians.
Obama hiding behind
Kerry on Israel attacks. When President Barack Obama comes out in his now habitual open verbal
attacks on the United States, he rarely does it on home turf. The less-than-courageous Obama lobs his
verbose bombs against the U.S. from the safety of afar. Putting down America on foreign trips, the
tabs of which are forced back on long-suffering American taxpayers, has become Obama's signature trademark.
Kerry backs away from Israel 'apartheid' comment after he is hit by furious backlash. John
Kerry, the U.S. secretary of state, has said he chose the wrong word in describing Israel's potential
future after being criticized for saying the Jewish state could become an 'apartheid state' if it does not
reach a peace deal with the Palestinians. In a statement released yesterday by the State Department,
Kerry lashed out against 'partisan political' attacks against him, but acknowledged his comments last week
to a closed international forum could have been misinterpreted.
At White House, Israel's Netanyahu
pushes back against Obama diplomacy. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu bluntly told Barack Obama on Monday [3/3/2014]
that he would never compromise on Israel's security even as the U.S. president sought to reassure him on Iran nuclear diplomacy and
pressure him on Middle East peace talks.
As World Order Implodes,
Obama Promises to Act... Against Israel. In a bombshell interview with Bloomberg's Jeffrey Goldberg, President Obama
issued his most direct public threats ever against Israel and its Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. 'Bibi', the President
all but said, 'if you don't accept the peace plan that my Secretary of State hasn't even released yet, you will ruin your
country.' The interview was released for publication almost the very moment as Netanyahu's plane departed to meet with
Obama in Washington.
American State Dept. Spokesman: "Palestinians need not recognize the Jewish state".
Despite Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's continued requests of the Palestinians to recognize Israel as a Jewish state within the
framework of negotiations for peace, the American State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki reportedly stated in an interview with the
"Al-Quds" newspaper that the Palestinians need not heed Netanyahu's request.
Carolyn Glick's words should be used by Obama victims everywhere.
Threatening Israel could be Obama's cover for failing in Ukraine. Like most double crossing bullies, Obama only goes after those
he perceives as vulnerable. Tiny Israel has been standing up for itself from the get-go and is surviving against the anti-Israel
activist movement that calls itself the Palestinians.
Obama: US won't be able to
defend Israel if peace talks fail. Israel can expect to face international isolation and possible sanctions from
countries and companies across the world if Benjamin Netanyahu fails to endorse a framework agreement with the Palestinians, US
President Barack Obama cautioned on Sunday [3/2/2014] ahead of a meeting with the Israeli prime minister.
Dinesh D'Souza was Right about Obama. When
Barack Obama began his presidential campaign, concerns were raised when it was discovered that Jeremiah Wright, the man he called his "moral
compass" and the pastor of his church, was a severe critic of Israel and anti-Semitic as well ("them Jews"). The tip off to me came when
Wright told New York Times reporter Jodi Kantor that when Obama's "enemies find out that in 1984 I went to Tripoli" to visit Col. Muammar
el-Qaddafi, with Farrakhan, a lot of his Jewish support will dry up quicker than a snowball in hell."
pushing Israel to stop assassinating Iranian nuclear scientists. As Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin
Netanyahu flies to Washington — due to arrive on Sunday (March 2), to prepare for talks with President
Barack Obama at the White House on Monday — it's clear that there are several points of friction between
Israel and the United States. [...] President Obama — much to the discomfort of Israeli officials —
is pursuing negotiations with Iran.
Muslim anti-Semitism is only decades
old, Obama claims. Experts are scoffing at President Barack Obama's apparent belief that widespread Muslim hatred of Jews is only
decades old. "Obama reveals that he has no idea, or doesn't want to give the impression that he has any idea, about the reality of
Islamic anti-Semitism," said Robert Spencer, the author of many books on Islamic ideas and director of Jihad Watch. "Anti-Semitism is
hard-wired into Islam," from its origins before 700, said Andrew Bostom, author of three books about Islam, including "The Legacy of
Islamic Antisemitism," which lists centuries of anti-Semitic hatred, murders, pogroms and apartheid-like discrimination.
Stop Giving Obama
Radicals the Benefit of the Doubt. Consider Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. As Jonathan Tobin has noted, Hagel had two
qualifications that resulted in his nomination for Secretary of Defense — his distaste for Israel and his willingness to make
nice with Hamas and Iran. Nevertheless, most media outlets focused on Obama's bipartisan willingness to nominate the former Republican
senator from Nebraska. His extremist views toward Israel were largely ignored.
What's Wrong With Obama? Ariel Sharon —
a man whose deeds as soldier, general, cabinet minister, and prime minister were decisive in the history of modern Israel, a soldier-statesman of
true historical significance, a larger-than-life figure whose like we're unlikely to see again — dies, and Barack Obama issues a
statement that would be appropriate if one were recognizing the death of a pedestrian functionary who had routinely served as the insignificant
leader of a random country.
Who Will Obama
Blame for his Failed Iran Policy? The Jews, of Course. From threatening to veto the legislation to accusing Senators who support
the new sanctions bill of pushing for war with Iran, President Obama is using all of the down and dirty mobster-style tactics he can muster. [...]
His aim is to buy himself another three years and kick the can to his successor even if that means that Iran will go nuclear under his watch.
Iran enrichment capacity
expanded dramatically on Obama's watch. It is known that by late 2007, Iran possessed about 3,000 centrifuges. Over the course of
Bush's final 12 to 15 months in the White House, it can be assumed safely that Iran added to, but probably did not fully double, the number
of centrifuges it had installed. A fair estimate would accordingly place the number of the spinning machines that Iran had on hand at the beginning
of 2009 at 5,000. This would mean that roughly 25 percent of the regime's current total of centrifuges had been installed when the Bush-Cheney
era ended. Put another way: Roughly 74 percent of the centrifuges Iran now has on hand were installed since the Obama-Biden team assumed
Obama Admin to IDF
Generals: Stop Being So Concerned About Israel's Security. The Obama administration is pressuring Israeli generals to stop
publicly voicing their concerns about the administration's security proposals in Israeli-Palestinian negotiations and instead endorse the
administration's plans, according to Israeli media reports.
Obama Negotiating with Hezbollah Terrorists. The Obama administration has entered secret talks with the Hezbollah terrorist
group, mediated by Great Britain, according to a report in the Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Rai, as relayed by the Jerusalem Post
Wednesday [11/27/2013]. The State Department lists Hezbollah as a terrorist organization. Thirty years ago, Hezbollah bombed
a U.S. Marine barracks in Beirut, killing 241. [...] The organization is also dedicated to Israel's destruction.
A White House Denial. The White House is denying a report that
President Obama is hatching plans for a visit to Tehran. We wouldn't want to say we don't believe the White House. But neither would be
surprised if a presidential trip is being explored.
Obama Chose Dishonor. President Obama had to
choose between dishonor and war and he chose dishonor. Now we will have war. He has dishonored U.S. allies in the Middle East,
including Israel and the Persian Gulf states, by abandoning their security concerns regarding a nuclear Iran by believing that appeasing
Iran is the only way to avoid war.
Now the Twelfth Imam Can Come.
Among the many who decried the Obama Administration's catastrophic capitulation to the nuclear ambitions of the Islamic Republic of Iran,
none spelled out its potential consequences as trenchantly as Israel's Economy Minister Naftali Bennett: "We awoke this morning
to a new reality," he said Sunday. "A reality in which a bad deal was signed with Iran. A very bad deal. If a nuclear
suitcase blows up five years from now in New York or Madrid, it will be because of the deal that was signed this morning."
The goal of Obama's foreign
policy. It isn't surprising that the US and the other five powers signed a deal with Iran on Saturday [11/23/2013].
Over the past few weeks, US President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry made it clear that they were committed to signing
a deal with Iran as quickly as possible. And it isn't surprising that the deal these overeager leaders signed with the world's
leading state sponsor of terrorism makes the world a much more dangerous place than it was before the agreement was concluded.
Iran Nuclear Deal Worst
News Since Hitler Appeasement. The nuclear deal with Tehran is right out of the Neville Chamberlain appeasement playbook.
A straight line can be drawn from President Obama's 2009 overture to Islamists and this historic misjudgment.
Abject Surrender by the United States.
This interim agreement is badly skewed from America's perspective. Iran retains its full capacity to enrich uranium, thus abandoning a
decade of Western insistence and Security Council resolutions that Iran stop all uranium-enrichment activities.
Lying Pays Off for Iran. This
agreement rewards Iran for a decade of lying to the IAEA and hiding its nuclear program, because it essentially accepts Iran's enrichment
program. The years of Iranian deceit of the IAEA and defiance of U.N. Security Council resolutions have paid off. Line two of
the agreement, "Iran reaffirms that under no circumstances will Iran ever seek or develop any nuclear weapon," is after all false.
Can Israel Survive Obama? Those who hoped
that Obama's Middle East policies wouldn't get any worse have awakened to a nasty surprise: the Obama administration is actively making it
harder for Israel to neutralize Iran's nukes, and more likely that Iran will develop a nuclear arsenal.
A Dangerous Time for Israel. Israel has
deferred to Obama's preference in the hope that international sanctions might eventually force Iran to abandon its nuclear program. Those
hopes now appear to have been dashed, with the Obama administration's weak, even delusional leadership of negotiations in Geneva. Indeed,
were it not for surprising French toughness, it is likely that Iran would have already been freed from serious sanctions, without any meaningful
curtailment of its nuclear program.
The coming betrayal of Israel. Unlike North Korea, an
officially atheist state, Iranian mullahs have repeatedly said they have a religious duty to annihilate Israel, not to mention America. How do
secular diplomats negotiate with people who, in their minds, would be violating "Allah's will" by making deals with the "great Satan"?
General Motors: Iran deal would cut gas
below $3. Detroit is quietly cheering the administration's nuclear talks with Iran, believing a deal would open the Arab nation's oil
spigots and cut U.S. gas prices to under $3, sparking a new truck and SUV sales binge. G. Mustafa Mohatarem, the chief economist for General
Motors, said that a deal, which presumably would lift economic sanctions in return for Iran giving up nuclear ambitions, could pour enough oil into the
world system that the barrel price might drop to $80 from today's $95.
Obama's 1984. National Review Online reported
that the IRS also targeted pro-Israel groups, routing their applications for tax-exempt status to a unit in the agency that examines groups for
potential terrorist ties. In 2010, for example, after the pro-Israel organization Z Street applied for tax-exempt status, the IRS
sent it requests for further information, and an IRS official told the group that its application was delayed because it was assigned to a "special
unit" to determine "whether the organization's activities contradict the Administration's public policies," referring to Obama's opposition
to Israeli settlements.
On the cusp of a historic sell-out of Israel.
John Kerry has openly sided with the Palestinians on key final agreement points: That Israel controlling any land beyond the 1949 Armistice
line is "illegitimate" and land that eventually will be part of a Palestinian state, and that there must be not a single Israeli soldier left anywhere
on the West Bank. This means the historic Jewish Quarter of Old Jerusalem and the Western Wall become part of a Palestinian state, the illegal
Jordanian occupation of the West Bank and East Jerusalem becomes memorialized, Israel reverts to the "Auschwitz borders," Judea and Samaria become
Judenfrei, and defensible positions including in the Jordan Valley are lost.
The Global Impact of the Obamacare Lie.
Israel cannot accept empty assurances from a discredited administration. As Mordecai said to Queen Esther in the Bible, perhaps you were born for
such a time as this. The millions of Americans who have lost their health insurance can testify to the mendacity of this president's pledges.
Israel must not rely on Barack Obama for its life insurance.
U.S. Jews must say No to Obama.
It is quite disturbing for the president to ask any U.S. organization to turn against a democratic ally for the sake of appeasing and accommodating a
dictatorship and longtime enemy. But it is morally disgraceful to pressure Jews to turn their backs on the Jewish state when Israel will be on
the front line of possible nuclear annihilation by an enemy which has publicly stated its sinister intentions.
Money Flows Back to the Mullahs Thanks to
Obama. The Obama administration is attempting to persuade Congress, the international community, and its Western and European allies, that
[Iranian President Hassan] Rouhani's government is moderate and different than Iranian governments of the past.
Obamacare Victims and Israel. As was the case with ObamaCare, the White
House knows that most Americans won't support its policy of doing nothing to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons. So the White House never
says that this is its policy. Obama and his advisers insist that preventing Iran from becoming a nuclear power is a central goal of the
administration. But their actions move US policy in the opposite direction.
Israeli media: Obama's the loser.
The Arab media has been butchering President Barack Obama's image in the Middle East, portraying him as weak, lacking leadership, and scheming for
American domination. But he's not faring much better in the United States' closest ally in the region — Israel. A review of
Israeli media by POLITICO shows a few clear story lines: Vladimir Putin has outplayed the president; Iran is strengthened; and Obama is a weak
leader that Israel may no longer be able to count on to help stop Iran from developing nuclear weapons.
Prelude. Various actors, ranging from Benjamin Netanyahu, the Republican
Party, Vladimir Putin and Iran are trying to decide how much they can risk against a weakened President. In each case their dilemmas take the form of how
hard to press. Or in Netanyahu's case, how much can he still trust the man who promised the Jewish lobby he would take care of Israel.
Samantha Power, Hater of Israel.
These are harsh words. Even some good faith supporters of Israel may consider them unfair. But let's look at
Power's harsh words about Israel.
Obama Still Sees Israel as the Problem.
The Daily Caller reports that experts find Kerry's focus on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict "baffling" at a time when Egypt is in the throes of
a military coup, Syria is mired in civil war, Turkey is facing massive protests and Iran is moving rapidly toward becoming a nuclear power.
But they are asking the wrong question. Kerry serves Obama's agenda, and so the real question must be why the president is expending so much
energy on the issue.
Ich bin ein Israeli. I have no illusions
about Obama, master of manipulation and deceit. His latest affront to Israelis and Americans when he stood under Yasser Arafat's
picture while mouthing pious words about peace should surprise no one. [...] Not only was Arafat responsible for attacks on Jews,
but for "30 years he ordered and condoned the murder of American citizens including U.S. diplomats." What does it say about a
president of the United States who would see nothing wrong about standing under this man's picture?
U.S. publishes details of missile base
Israel wanted kept secret. Israel's military fumed Monday over the discovery that the U.S. government had revealed details
of a top-secret Israeli military installation in published bid requests. The Obama administration had promised to build Israel a
state-of-the-art facility to house a new ballistic-missile defense system, the Arrow 3.
Eight things we
are learning from Obama's trip. [#1] Israeli-U.S. relations were abysmal in the first term. Recall how the
administration called all such insights overblown and off the mark. With an entire trip designed to repair the damage even MSNBC
hosts can admit the obvious.
Obama Goes To Israel
And Talks Down To Israelis. Waiting until his fifth year in office to visit our staunch ally, President Obama showed the real
purpose of his trip: to bully the Israelis in person. It takes gall to lecture Israelis that "you have the opportunity to be the
generation that permanently secures the Zionist dream." "Trust me," is Barack Obama's message on what the White House calls a
"listening tour." But what loyal citizen of the Jewish state would place faith in him?
about Obama's speech in Israel.
argues against naming Israel as birthplace of boy born in Jerusalem. A U.S. Department of Justice attorney argued Tuesday [3/19/2013]
against listing Israel as the birthplace of an American boy born in Jerusalem on his passport. DOJ attorney Dana Kaersvang told
the appeals court panel that because the State Department does not recognize Israel's sovereignty over Jerusalem, the boy cannot list the
country as his birthplace, according to a report from the Jewish Telegraphic Agency.
Obama's Arafat blunder is an embarrassment for the leader of the free world. As Daniel Halper at The Weekly Standard
has reported, Barack Obama took part in a joint press conference with President Mahmoud Abbas in the West Bank this morning under a beaming
banner of Yasser Arafat, also known as the "father of modern terrorism".
Obama in Jerusalem. When President Obama gets to
Jerusalem next week, one of the signals to listen for is an indication of what country he thinks he's in. Normally this is clear
when the President — any president — goes to the capital of a foreign country. He's in whatever country the
capital is capital of. But Mr. Obama has been refusing to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Not only that,
but he has been refusing to admit that Jerusalem is even in Israel.
Reportedly Tells Muslim Group that Israel Isn't Interested in Making Peace. This is the attitude that Barack Obama is taking
with him on his first official visit to Israel as president. [...] Now, the president's comment is being filtered by someone who is hiding
behind anonymity. But it fits with just about everything else he has said and done as president.
More Hagel Speeches Emerge, Suggesting he
Misled Senate. In fact, there are many additional speeches "out there," and they show Hagel's long-standing devotion to the view that the U.S.
should "engage" Iran and back away from traditional support for Israel.
Obama to receive presidential honour on Israel visit.
Barack Obama will become the first serving US president to receive Israel's presidential medal, from his Israeli counterpart Shimon Peres on a visit to the
Jewish state next month, Peres's office said on Monday [2/18/2013].