Report: Obama humiliated Netanyahu at the White House

posted at 9:51 pm on March 25, 2010 by Allahpundit

I’d like to believe that this isn’t pure vindictiveness at work, that there’s an element of political strategy in it — e.g., weakening Bibi at home in order to create a more centrist coalition government, perhaps — but if I were an Israeli, I’d be so enraged that I’d want to rally behind him. So if there’s a strategy, it seems awfully stupid. If you’re coming late to the story about tensions between Obama and Netanyahu, read this Yossi Klein Halevi piece at TNR for background. In a nutshell, the right-wing part of Netanyahu’s government announced the building of new settlements in east Jerusalem on the day Biden came to visit, which allegedly sent The One into a snit over what he considered to be an insult. Never mind that Netanyahu himself apparently didn’t know about the timing of the announcement and that building in east Jerusalem, which would almost certainly remain Israeli in any peace deal, was routine. Obama wants to make a show of standing up to the Zionist entity for our Islamic “partners in peace” in the naive belief that that’ll help bring about the ever elusive solution to the crisis. So here’s his big show — I hope. It’s possible that there’s no grander strategic meaning to it at all, and that he really is just this petty.

For a head of state to visit the White House and not pose for photographers is rare. For a key ally to be left to his own devices while the President withdraws to have dinner in private was, until this week, unheard of…

After failing to extract a written promise of concessions on Jewish settlements, Mr Obama walked out of his meeting with Mr Netanyahu but invited him to stay at the White House, consult with advisors and “let me know if there is anything new”, a US congressman who spoke to the Prime Minister said today.

“It was awful,” the congressman said. One Israeli newspaper called the meeting “a hazing in stages”, poisoned by such mistrust that the Israeli delegation eventually left rather than risk being eavesdropped on a White House phone line. Another said that the Prime Minister had received “the treatment reserved for the President of Equatorial Guinea”…

Newspaper reports recounted how Mr Netanyahu looked “excessively concerned and upset” as he pulled out a flow chart to show Mr Obama how Jerusalem planning permission worked and how he could not have known of the announcement that hundreds more homes were to be built just as Mr Biden arrived in Jerusalem.

Mr Obama then suggested that Mr Netanyahu and his staff stay on at the White House to consider his proposals, so that if he changed his mind he could inform the President right away. “I’m still around,” the Yediot Ahronot daily quoted Mr Obama saying. “Let me know if there is anything new.”

Follow the link for the list of demands he gave Netanyahu, including “an end to Israeli building projects in east Jerusalem.” He certainly is the strong horse, isn’t he? Not with Iran, for whom we’re preparing to water down sanctions yet again because the colossus of the age can’t persuade China and Russia to agree to anything harsher. But with Israel? Strong as they come. The left will claim that he’s doing it in the interests of peace, per the theory that a settlement between Israel and the Palestinians will have some sort of domino effect against Islamist regimes that exploit the Palestinian issue, but how it advances peace to force Israel into shows of weakness is beyond me. Jackson Diehl:

Obama has added more poison to a U.S.-Israeli relationship that already was at its lowest point in two decades. Tuesday night the White House refused to allow non-official photographers record the president’s meeting with Netanyahu; no statement was issued afterward. Netanyahu is being treated as if he were an unsavory Third World dictator, needed for strategic reasons but conspicuously held at arms length. That is something the rest of the world will be quick to notice and respond to. Just like the Palestinians, European governments cannot be more friendly to an Israeli leader than the United States. Would Britain have expelled a senior Israeli diplomat Tuesday because of a flap over forged passports if there were no daylight between Obama and Netanyahu? Maybe not…

U.S. pressure on Netanyahu will be needed if the peace process ever reaches the point where the genuinely contentious issues, like Palestinian refugees or the exact territorial tradeoffs, are on the table. But instead of waiting for that moment and pushing Netanyahu on a point where he might be vulnerable to domestic challenge, Obama picked a fight over something that virtually all Israelis agree on, and before serious discussions have even begun. As the veteran Middle East analyst Robert Malley put it to The Post’s Glenn Kessler, “U.S. pressure can work, but it needs to be at the right time, on the right issue and in the right political context. The administration is ready for a fight, but it realized the issue, timing and context were wrong.”

“He appears ideological — and vindictive,” writes Diehl, reminding us that not all appearances are deceiving. I assume that Obama’s game here is that he doesn’t want to appear weak either after the insult to Biden, but it’s not clear who he’s aiming to impress by humiliating Netanyahu. The nuclear horse is almost all the way out of the barn on Iran, and we know how little China and Russia care about concessions to the U.S. Is there a strategy here or is it just O being O?


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The ruckus between the US and Isreal is a sham, a mere performance to position the US for seemingly even handed talks.

LeeSeneca on March 26, 2010 at 2:24 AM

Lee, you are a loon.
I’ve never seen an Obama apologist go to such extremes to excuse his horrid behavior!
Bibi didn’t fly all the way over here to play Kabuki theatre with NObama.
And Bibi also knows that if Israel is seen to be too weak in public, vis-a-vis her relationship with the U.S., that it will cost Israel lives, viz. Clinton’s Camp David Accords (in which Ehud Barak almost gave away a good deal of Israeli land) which launched the 2nd Intifada.

Y’am Israel Chai!
Bibi, our Precedent may be a jihadi appeaser but a majority of the American people still stand with Israel!

Jenfidel on March 26, 2010 at 10:51 AM

I remember this from the campaign. The link has a video of Obama saying all this and it has Rush responding. But I’ll just quote what Obama said. I also remember him saying, “I want to fundamentally change this country.”

http://www.wnd.com/index.php?pageId=79225

In the 2001 interview, Obama said:

“If you look at the victories and failures of the civil rights movement and its litigation strategy in the court, I think where it succeeded was to invest formal rights in previously dispossessed people, so that now I would have the right to vote. I would now be able to sit at the lunch counter and order and as long as I could pay for it I’d be OK.

But, the Supreme Court never ventured into the issues of redistribution of wealth, and of more basic issues such as political and economic justice in society. To that extent, as radical as I think people try to characterize the Warren Court, it wasn’t that radical. It didn’t break free from the essential constraints that were placed by the Founding Fathers in the Constitution, at least as it’s been interpreted, and the Warren Court interpreted in the same way, that generally the Constitution is a charter of negative liberties. Says what the states can’t do to you. Says what the federal government can’t do to you, but doesn’t say what the federal government or state government must do on your behalf.
And that hasn’t shifted and one of the, I think, tragedies of the civil rights movement was because the civil rights movement became so court-focused I think there was a tendency to lose track of the political and community organizing and activities on the ground that are able to put together the actual coalition of powers through which you bring about redistributive change. In some ways we still suffer from that.”

Elisa on March 26, 2010 at 10:52 AM

I sent this email to the only email address I could find for Netanyahu last night. The email address I sent to should pop up at the end of the text of the letter. Perhaps if we all talk to our friends we can inundate with enough letters for Israel to know that Obama truly does NOT speak for the rest of us and really is just a rude boorish fool! . . . email@netanyahu.org;

Vntnrse on March 26, 2010 at 10:01 AM

Done! My email message wasn’t as articulate as yours, though. Vntnrse, thank you so much for the email link and the encouragement to send a positive message to this courageous world leader.

Sowell Disciple on March 26, 2010 at 10:53 AM

You really can’t say they just don’t know what they’re doing anymore.

curved space on March 26, 2010 at 10:57 AM

As if bloggers know anything.

LeeSeneca on March 26, 2010 at 2:37 AM

Thanks for admitting your ignorance.

BTW, kid, you spelled the name of Bibi’s country incorrectly.

Del Dolemonte on March 26, 2010 at 10:57 AM

I am sure some great minds have already attempted this but I just have to clear my conscience..

1) Obama spent some of his childhood in muslim countries.

2) Obama sends the people of Iran a message of hope.

3) Obama thumbs his nose as Israel.

4) Obama doesn’t have a church he goes to regularly.

Is Obama a closet muslim? I am starting to think that is really the case. Otherwise how does one explain his lack of protocol and rudeness when it comes to Israeli concerns.

Rndguy on March 26, 2010 at 7:28 AM

I’m done being hesitant to say he’s a closet Muslim. I now have few doubts about it.

Like someone on this thread said, Muslims will not eat with Jews. (Is this all Muslims or just the radical ones, like Obama?)

Explains why amongst all the disrespect he showed to Netanyahu, not eating dinner with him was included.

Elisa on March 26, 2010 at 11:13 AM

Sowell Disciple on March 26, 2010 at 10:53 AM

That email address didn’t work — try through this link instead:

http://www.PMO.gov.il/PMOEng/PM/write+to+PM/

Sowell Disciple on March 26, 2010 at 11:16 AM

What is else would you expect from a Muslim/Black Liberation Theologist? Obama spent most of his life learning that the Jews are cause of all the evil in the world.

No surprise here.

Sporty1946 on March 25, 2010 at 10:44 PM
He sat in Rev Jeremiah Wrights church for years. Was married there. Listened to Wright G.D. America and Jews. He is a 1/2 Black muslim lover, raised by a Marxist and her marxist lovers and hung with an avowed communist who bombed a police headquarters and the Pentagon.
He was schooled in Islam in Indonesia during his formative years.
Abandoned by a drunken Kenyan father.
He came to give reperations to the lazy and ignorant and to enslave the productive.
He cares not a wit for his 1/2 brother living in a 6×6 foot hut in Kenya or his Aunt Tootie living in the Boston projects. He will not help them.
He bows to our enemies and disses our allies.
He seeks to destroy our alliances and prop up our enemies.
He seeks to destroy this country as we know it and fundamentally transform it into something we do not want and will not recognize.
He has told us all of this by act and by word.

WHY IS IT SO HARD TO SEE?
He is an enemy domestic.
He is exactly what many have taken an oath to defend against.
He lies shamelessly to further his aims an old Arab tradition. To lie to defeat ones enemies is honorable. It is like a good negotiation a good barter.

Wake up America. Know thy enemy and even more importantly know thy self and then the enemy may be defeated.
By denying reality the enemy is empowered and will almost always win.
Wake Up!

dhunter on March 25, 2010 at 11:09 PM

In case some of you haven’t read all the comments, I thought you might like this one.

So many good comments here.

Elisa on March 26, 2010 at 11:16 AM

This administration is crude, inconsiderate and blatantly inept.

rplat on March 26, 2010 at 11:24 AM

One of the Jew Haters up thread Said they MURDERED Christ, it’s plain that the poster never read the BOOK. For the LORD said ” no man takes my life but I put it down ” He went willingly to the cross. He also said ” would not the father send legions of angels to fight if I ask” he also said just before his last breath ” forgive them FATHER for they know not what they do” And then he said “it is finished”

Let it go, Israel is our friend and ally, except to Obama. Just start connecting the dots and you come up with a very scary conclusion. We have a hater first class in the White House. Best he go bow to all the worlds tyrants.

jainphx on March 26, 2010 at 11:25 AM

Is there a strategy here or is it just O being O?

A Jew hating bigot like Obama, doesn’t need a strategy. It is just O, being O. He hates Jews, just like PaPa Wright taught him to!

capejasmine on March 26, 2010 at 11:41 AM

Apparently, Bibi doesn’t know that Bammy sits at the right hand of the Father.

Just his being in his presence at all constitutes rapture.

nico on March 26, 2010 at 11:45 AM

NoKo just sank a South Korea warship. We can send health care to help. Don’t worry Israel, you’re next.

Mr. Joe on March 26, 2010 at 12:01 PM

Genesis 12:1-4

The Lord had said to Abram, “Leave your country, your people and your father’s household and go to the land I will show you. I will make you into a great nation and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.”

AZ_Redneck on March 26, 2010 at 12:12 PM

Why doesn’t he simply sign an executive oder decreeing peace in the middle east? Better still, perhaps our crackerjack congress can just deem peace to have begun. Problem solved. PM Netanyahu was obviously acting in a racist and threatening manner, and our dear leader felt unsafe.

Huckabye-Romney on March 26, 2010 at 12:14 PM

Obama humiliated Netanyahu at the White House

Obama attempted to humiliate Netanyahu,

but Netanyahu is a big boy and shrugged it off!

huckleberryfriend on March 26, 2010 at 12:16 PM

Why is the Right playing the game of Blame America First?

Why are you taking the side of a foreign nation over our Commander-in-Chief?

Oh, that’s right. It’s okay when you guys do it.

(I think it’s fine for you to criticize the President for whatever you like. It’s the Right that tries to say that it’s WRONG to say anything negative about the President in a Time Of War.)

orange on March 26, 2010 at 12:17 PM

Why is the Right playing the game of Blame America First?

Why are you taking the side of a foreign nation over our Commander-in-Chief?

Oh, that’s right. It’s okay when you guys do it.

(I think it’s fine for you to criticize the President for whatever you like. It’s the Right that tries to say that it’s WRONG to say anything negative about the President in a Time Of War.)

orange on March 26, 2010 at 12:17 PM

When did we go to war with Israel? See, I sleep in for one day and I miss everything.

Shiny_Tiara on March 26, 2010 at 12:30 PM

Netanyahu is being treated as if he were an unsavory Third World dictator, needed for strategic reasons but conspicuously held at arms length.

nah- Obama would thorw a big party if a 3rd world dictator stopped by. He’d probably even give them an honorary Medal of Freedom.

hawksruleva on March 26, 2010 at 12:31 PM

“Why are you taking the side of a foreign nation over our Commander-in-Chief?”

orange on March 26, 2010 at 12:17 PM

Israel is not just a foreign nation, she is our ALLY, you know kinda like a friend? Kinda like the only nation in the middle east that enspouses our ideals of FREEDOM?

And also, “Commanders in cheif” come and go, Israel is FOREVER.

jollybird on March 26, 2010 at 12:37 PM

Why are you taking the side of a foreign nation over our Commander-in-Chief?

orange on March 26, 2010 at 12:17 PM

We’re taking the side of the United States. On relations with Israel, our interests don’t coincide with the current actions of the White House.

Bullying Israel helps nobody. If Obama wants to be a Jew-hater like the “sophisticates” in Europe, he should do it on his own time. But it’s not in U.S. interests to create a controversy over building in East Jerusalem. In fact, Obama placed the Palestinians in the position of having to increase their demands in order to catch up with American policy. Clearly, that moves negotiations further from a peace agreement.

But maybe a peace agreement isn’t what Obama’s looking for. I saw Geraldo this morning talking about how Israel is using the Iran situation to put off peace. Maybe Geraldo and Obama think that after a few mushroom clouds blossom, the peace process will go a lot more smoothly.

hawksruleva on March 26, 2010 at 12:37 PM

Why is the Right playing the game of Blame America First?

Why are you taking the side of a foreign nation over our Commander-in-Chief?

Oh, that’s right. It’s okay when you guys do it.

(I think it’s fine for you to criticize the President for whatever you like. It’s the Right that tries to say that it’s WRONG to say anything negative about the President in a Time Of War.)

orange on March 26, 2010 at 12:17 PM

Cutting through the incoherence, the question remains: What does Bammy’s bad manners have to do with Blame America First? You’re going to pull a muscle with those kind of reaches.

nico on March 26, 2010 at 12:38 PM

If you want to email Netanyahu your support, try this instead:

I think it’s the most legit one available.

Animator Girl on March 26, 2010 at 12:41 PM

It’s the Right that tries to say that it’s WRONG to say anything negative about the President in a Time Of War.

orange on March 26, 2010 at 12:17 PM

Yeah, you left out the part about your kind actively spreading propaganda to make sure our troops get killed. Little different than calling Bush “McHitler”.

Not to mention the fact that enemies of this country are praising your president, but you guys are cut from the same cloth so I am sure you have no issue with it.

ClassicCon on March 26, 2010 at 12:43 PM

Treat our VP with respect next time. What’s good for the goose is good for the gander.

Spathi on March 26, 2010 at 12:46 PM

Report: Obama embarrasses kahall and others daily at the White House.

kahall on March 26, 2010 at 12:53 PM

Treat our VP with respect next time.
Spathi on March 26, 2010 at 12:46 PM

How exactly did the Israelis treat Biden disrespectfully?

stefanite on March 26, 2010 at 12:58 PM

I’m done being hesitant to say he’s a closet Muslim. I now have few doubts about it.

I disagree. I think Obama is basically an atheist, at best hes agnostic or perhaps a Deist — his core religion is Socialism. His “church” was a socialist political organization that mixed God with Marxism. He’s been surrounded by, steeped in and inculcated in Social Justice and Black Liberation Theology (aka God + Marxism = Holy Socialism). As such I think he doesn’t “get” religion or faith as we think if it, but sees a kinship culturally with the father he never knew for Muslims and as a leftist sees them as the victim of colonial oppression at the hands of the capitalist West, which he despises. So enemy of my enemy is my friend. Standard leftist alliance and sympathies, just look at any college campus where the guilty Leftist children of privilege march in the streets to support CAIR/Hamas.

Further, I think they really see terrorism and the abhorrent social bankruptcy of certain aspects of Islam as practiced today (executing gays, oppression of women, etc.) by “orthodox” muslims as being non-issues. The first they dismiss as a massive cry for help by a victim lashing out in fear and anger at colonial oppression, the second as being “unique” cultural customs that as guilty Westerners they have no cause to judge.

So he’s a Leftist first and foremost who feels that US power and position is THE problem causing all the troubles in the world. A more complacent, less powerful, less assertive US will placate enemies and bring peace; but only by being tough with its allies can its enemies understand Obama’s benign intentions. Blech!

EasyEight on March 26, 2010 at 1:02 PM

(I think it’s fine for you to criticize the President for whatever you like. It’s the Right that tries to say that it’s WRONG to say anything negative about the President in a Time Of War.)

orange on March 26, 2010 at 12:17 PM

Um, we are not at war with Israel. Then again, it appears that ObaMao is.

onlineanalyst on March 26, 2010 at 1:03 PM

Another possibility, hinted at in the article by Diehl, is that the Obama administration – or elements of it – have sent mixed signals to both sides. Whatever his resentments about Israel, real or imagined, it does not behoove a President to be uncertain on such matters.

Shuffling through an old (November 7 ’09) copy of the Economist while, ahem, making an offering on the Dome, it becomes clear that the settlement issue was a non-starter to begin with:

http://www.indianexpress.com/news/is-israel-too-strong-for-barack-obama/539872/

“… Mr Obama’s secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, made matters worse by actually praising Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, for promising merely to “restrain” Israel’s building rather than stop it altogether, as he was first asked to do. Previously Mrs Clinton had insisted that stop meant stop. There should be no “organic growth” of existing settlements and no exceptions for projects under way. Nor did she specifically exempt East Jerusalem, which Palestinians view as their future capital but which many Israelis see as theirs alone. And she had earlier castigated Israel for demolishing Palestinian houses in the city’s eastern part. Now, in Israel on October 31st, she changed her tune, seeming to acquiesce in Mr Netanyahu’s refusal to meet those earlier American demands and congratulating the prime minister on his “unprecedented” offer to build at a slower rate than before.

Mr Netanyahu’s case is that being “prepared to adopt a policy of restraint on the existing settlements” is indeed a concession. No new settlements would be started, no extra Palestinian land appropriated for expansion. But some 3,000 housing units already commissioned must, he said, be completed. Building must go on in East Jerusalem, he has repeatedly said, as it cannot be part of a Palestinian state.

Mrs Clinton later awkwardly backpedalled, assuring the Palestinians that she still considered all settlements “illegitimate”, while pleading with them to resume talks…”

There’s more at the link. The conclusion is particularly sobering and casts a lot of doubt on the wisdom of pushing the issue any further.

Grunchy Cranola on March 26, 2010 at 1:15 PM

Again this is all a play to convince Palestinians that the US is at least neutral in this and to give Isreal an extra bargaining chip during talks.
They announced the huge building project to gain leverage during talks. Since this exact area is already built up and not part of past Pali demands, I think their are no real plans for new contruction, the Isreali’s merely want something to give up during talks without actually losing anything. When selling your house, your listed price is always far more than what you really want for it. You haggle down and the buyer thinks they got a deal.
NO talks involving the US are possible until the US seems like a neutral party, which it certainly hasn’t been in the past. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t think Palestians have any rational claim to land but knowing and screaming that at the Palestinians has not worked to bring peace. Neither has Isreal giving up actual land.
It’s funny to me that many of you often and accurately say,(like I do) that the Obama Administration is all smoke and mirrors but you can’t seem to acknowledge that he’d use that same hide and twist method in this instance…even for a good
He has zero to gain to actually sell out Isreal so open your mind to reality.
Do I think this diplomatic strategy will work?
Probably not. It’s very hard to con a bunch of con men.

LeeSeneca on March 26, 2010 at 1:17 PM

It’s very hard to con a bunch of con men.

LeeSeneca on March 26, 2010 at 1:17 PM

To make matters worse, they’re Middle Eastern con men. They’ve refined ‘conning’ to an art form and been practicing an alphabet soup of sneaky tricks for thousands of years.

These people will give our intelligence-gathering agencies a run for their money, and are more than capable of pwning Team Obama.

Dark-Star on March 26, 2010 at 1:28 PM

Treat our VP with respect next time. What’s good for the goose is good for the gander.

Spathi on March 26, 2010 at 12:46 PM

How about treating one of our major allies as such, and not a 3rd world nation bent on our destruction?

The President is on the wrong side with this one, and acting like a spoiled child.

WhoU4 on March 26, 2010 at 1:33 PM

Sowell Disciple on March 26, 2010 at 10:53 AM

Your e-mail didn’t get kicked back using that address? Did anybody else get their email to netanyahu.org kicked back?

justincase on March 26, 2010 at 2:01 PM

When selling your house, your listed price is always far more than what you really want for it. You haggle down and the buyer thinks they got a deal.

What a load of crap that is. When house is overpriced you can not backdown the price fast enough.

Wade on March 26, 2010 at 2:03 PM

It just makes me foam at the mouth to think that the vast majority of the people at my synagogue voted for Obama. Sometimes, I feel like Jews are the stupidest people on this planet. But then I recall all the denial about Islam among Christians, Buddhists, Hindus, and secular people.

thuja on March 26, 2010 at 2:13 PM

Basil Fawlty on March 26, 2010 at 2:20 AM

Thanks for that! I looked it up in my Spanish Bible, and I am not totally clear on this. Can you explain of tell me what you understand from it?

———————————————————–
Zechariah 14:2 For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city.

Zechariah 14:3 Then shall the LORD go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle.

Zechariah 14:4 And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, and there shall be a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south.

Zechariah 14:2 shows what is yet coming to the Jews and Jerusalem. That the verse is yet future history is shown by, among numerous other Bible verses, Zechariah 14:4 which depicts an event that has never happened in history. The yet future history depicted in Zechariah 14:2-4 requires that anti semitism by nations of the world against the Jews of Israel grow until it explodes resulting in the events of Zechariah 14:2.
————————————————————

In Spanish it basically says the same: “Mas el resto del pueblo no será cortado de la ciudad”.

Does this mean that Israelis will still be in Jerusalem in spite of the chaos and won’t leave, or is strictly a border issue?

Thanks! I appreciate others’ members input. The whole Zachary book is very interesting, since there is some inkling to The Book Of Revelations, which is my favorite. Therefore: We’re toast.

ProudPalinFan on March 26, 2010 at 7:35 AM

My understanding of of Zechariah 14:2-4 includes the following:

Zechariah 14:2
1. God will gather all the nations of the world to a battle over Jerusalem
2. Some of those nations will be against the Jews of Jerusalem.
3. Some of those nations will be for the Jews of Jerusalem.
4. The nations against the Jews and Jerusalem will win the first round as Jerusalem will be captured, many jews killed,
many Jewish women in Jerusalem raped by the victors, half the Jewish survivors led captive out of Jerusalem, and a residue of Jewish survivors left in the city.

Zechariah 14:3
1. God after the events of Zechariah 14:2 will then fight for the Jews of Jerusalem and Israel against the nations that ravished Jerusalem and in a manner similar to Old Testament times when nations fighting against God lost every time and in a violent manner.

Zechariah 14:4
1. Jesus Christ returning to earth will be part of that time period referred to Zechariah 14:2-4. Christ will stand on the mount of Olives and there will then be a great earthquake involving that mount and which is described in the verse.

Basil Fawlty on March 26, 2010 at 2:14 PM

My hope is that Barry, AKA Barak, is distancing himself from Israel so she can take care of Iran… but my gut thinks he loaths Israel and sympathizes with his “muslim fathers”.

jollybird on March 26, 2010 at 2:22 PM

thuja on March 26, 2010 at 2:13 PM

Being deceived is an equal-opportunity disability. No group is entirely immune.

It sure makes a person feel alone, though, when surrounded by people who just can’t see what’s going on. I’m hoping that a lot of people have already awoken or will awaken soon.

justincase on March 26, 2010 at 2:24 PM

It just makes me foam at the mouth to think that the vast majority of the people at my synagogue voted for Obama. Sometimes, I feel like Jews are the stupidest people on this planet. But then I recall all the denial about Islam among Christians, Buddhists, Hindus, and secular people.

thuja on March 26, 2010 at 2:13 PM

Puzzles me too and it is not just voting for BO, it always on the left side voting. What’s up with that?

Wade on March 26, 2010 at 3:07 PM

I need to send an email to the Israel Embassy and apologize for my President’s behavior.

SC.Charlie on March 26, 2010 at 3:10 PM

It’s hard for me to believe that Netanyahu wouldn’t respond by kicking Obama in the nuts.

And if he did, Netanyahu has my full blessings.

Blake on March 26, 2010 at 3:43 PM

Sowell Disciple on March 26, 2010 at 10:53 AM

Your e-mail didn’t get kicked back using that address? Did anybody else get their email to netanyahu.org kicked back?

justincase on March 26, 2010 at 2:01 PM


Again.

Animator Girl on March 26, 2010 at 3:54 PM

I need to send an email to the Israel Embassy and apologize for my President’s behavior.

SC.Charlie on March 26, 2010 at 3:10 PM


Try this.

Animator Girl on March 26, 2010 at 3:56 PM

Treat our VP with respect next time. What’s good for the goose is good for the gander.

Spathi on March 26, 2010 at 12:46 PM

Its funny how Jew-hating POSs always play the victim. Now I guess you’ll say announcing a building of home in the Israeli capitol was wrong. No, it wasn’t. Jerusalem always was and always will be the eternal capitol of the Jewish people. Slow Joe Robinette Biden and his fellow Jew-hating liars in the White House are making this a “big f%@king deal”. However, Biden was 90 minutes late to dinner with the Prime Minister. That’s rude. So take your ignorance and go post on stormfront where your likely to find fellow travelers. A–hole.

Andy in Agoura Hills on March 26, 2010 at 5:06 PM

The point I wanna make about B. Hussein Obama, is that he IS the first openly Jew-hating U.S. President.

His friends: Rashid Khalidi and Edward Said
His “Spiritual Advisor”: Rev. Wright
His philosophy: Muslim/Black Liberation/Communist
His education: Secular leaning to Islam
His actions:
Stopped sales of advanced U.S. helicopters to Israel. Interferes in Israeli internal affairs.
Wishes to connect the West Bank and Gaza Strip by dividing Israel.
Denounces Operation Cast Lead.
Wishes to divide Jerusalem.
Has not denounced the continued detention of Shalit Gilad. Has not denounced the continued build up of Hezbollah missiles in Lebanon.
Has not denounced continued missiles fired from Gaza by Hamas.
Has denounced the barrier fence Israel constructed to reduce terrorism.
Has continued to sell sophisticated aircraft to Egypt, Saudia Arabia, and the UAE, while Israel my not get the F-35.

There is not doubt this b-st-rd is clearly anti-semitic. Not just anti-Israel. For to deny the Jewish people a homeland in which to live in peace to practice their religion, is nothing BUT anti-semitic.

Andy in Agoura Hills on March 26, 2010 at 5:21 PM

My hope is that Barry, AKA Barak, is distancing himself from Israel so she can take care of Iran… but my gut thinks he loaths Israel and sympathizes with his “muslim fathers”.

jollybird on March 26, 2010 at 2:22 PM

I would rather your first comment be the reason, but I was thinking just the opposite when I read this story; that Obama is distancing himself from Israel so that when they have to go it alone and obliterate Iran’s nuclear capabilities, he can be villifying Israel along with the rest of the countries that hate them.
Coming dangerously close to “all nations will come against Israel” as in the Bible.

But yeah, Obama is probably just a coward who doesn’t want to upset the muslim countries when Israel does what it has to do.

Sterling Holobyte on March 26, 2010 at 5:33 PM

Andy in Agoura Hills on March 26, 2010 at 5:06 PM

Is everyone who disagrees with you a “Jew hater”? And since when is anti-Semite beyond usage? The announcement was rude- whether you believe Bibi was ignorant of it or not. It seems like PR gamesmanship gone WAY too far on both sides really.

abobo on March 26, 2010 at 5:45 PM

Is everyone who disagrees with you a “Jew hater”? And since when is anti-Semite beyond usage? The announcement was rude- whether you believe Bibi was ignorant of it or not. It seems like PR gamesmanship gone WAY too far on both sides really.

abobo on March 26, 2010 at 5:45 PM

LOL!!! You’re an errant ignoramus. If you disagree with me that does not make you an anti-semite. But if you’re an anti-semite like you and Spathi, then yes, you are a Jew-hating c-cksuckin’ mofo. Is that clear enough for you? A–hole.

Andy in Agoura Hills on March 26, 2010 at 5:52 PM

I don’t imagine Rahm would serve an anti-semite. Bibi is not an honest broker and it is good to see the US yank his chain.

lexhamfox on March 26, 2010 at 11:16 PM

Sowell Disciple on March 26, 2010 at 10:53 AM
Animator Girl on March 26, 2010 at 12:41 PM
and the rest

I went ahead and sent the same email to all three “addresses” just to be sure that the words got there!

Nothing bounced on me so perhaps enough people in the Holy Land now know that not all Americans agree with our “beloved” (cough BS cough) president.

yeah, I know that word is supposed to be capitalized to show respect but considering the fact that Obowmao shows no respect to this country or any of it’s residents, I think I don’t need to show him any! IMHO of course

8P

Vntnrse on March 26, 2010 at 11:37 PM

I think “Dead Fish” would serve anyone or anything that brought him to or kept him in power. My personal opinion of Emanuel is that he may be of jewish blood but he’s not a Jew! I know Jews and they love Israel and would (and have family members that have) given their blood and lives to defend the country!

Vntnrse on March 26, 2010 at 11:41 PM

Andy in Agoura Hills on March 26, 2010 at 5:06 PM

Why are you familiar with Stormfront, you SPLC piece of sh*t plant?

If you want to know who wields the REAL power in America, then figure out just WHO it is you cannot criticise.

Over 300 members of Congress signed a statement in support of Israel. This is the only BIPARTISANSHIP you will find in D.C. today. It’s the ONLY time you will find Pelosi agreeing with Boehner!

Why is that?

Why is our US Congress owned by jews?

Read The Israeli Lobby by Mearsheimer and Walt to find out why.

David2.0 on March 27, 2010 at 1:53 AM

I think “Dead Fish” would serve anyone or anything that brought him to or kept him in power. My personal opinion of Emanuel is that he may be of jewish blood but he’s not a Jew! I know Jews and they love Israel and would (and have family members that have) given their blood and lives to defend the country!

Vntnrse on March 26, 2010 at 11:41 PM

He did serve in the IDF and he continues to attend pro-Israel marches etc… You did not know that though did you.

lexhamfox on March 27, 2010 at 2:10 AM

Shame, Obummer! But par for the course for the Bummerman. A-hole in One!

Sherman1864 on March 27, 2010 at 3:14 AM

I don’t imagine Rahm would serve an anti-semite. Bibi is not an honest broker and it is good to see the US yank his chain.

lexhamfox on March 26, 2010 at 11:16 PM

Rahm and Bibi have a relationship that is filled with extreme animosity – goes all the way back to the Clinton administration in the 90′s. You are obviously ignorant of this. Try Google.

If anything, Rahm, Obama are ALL DISHONEST to say the least – they have now incited the Arab mob even more so than ever. If the position of the “honest broker” is essentially the same as that of one of the sides in the dispute, what exactly is there to “broker”?

Bibi now says that he wont back down from building in E.Jerusalem and at best may offer some token concessions – because if he does submit to Obama, he is going to look small in front of his own people – is this what smart diplomacy is for Obama ?

This is a clusterfark that Obama could have very easily avoided. But the point is, he WANTS to isolate Israel and put Bibi in a very tough position.

This is not how an honest broker operates – but this is how Chicago thugs like Rahm, Obama do.

nagee76 on March 27, 2010 at 6:54 AM

He did serve in the IDF

Hmmm… how does some one who once served in a foreign army ( and i dont care even if its the Israeli army) become a US citizen ? The rules have to be very different than for a civilian immigration.

and he continues to attend pro-Israel marches etc… You did not know that though did you.
Pro-Israel marches ?? Such weak and lame stuff from some one who is the WH Chief of Staff. We are not talking about the average citizen here.

Rahm Emmanuel is a dishonest thug from Chicago -and no matter how many “marches” he attends, we are only interested in what kind of policy inputs he gives to Obama.

You keep counting his marches, honey

nagee76 on March 27, 2010 at 7:05 AM

Well, I’m a secular Jew, but I’m also right-wing, so I’m a rare bird.

No, you’re not. :-{)}

friendlygrizzly on March 27, 2010 at 7:42 AM

Can someone please tell me why a majority of American Jews vote Democrat?

lavell12 on March 25, 2010 at 10:03 PM

Probably for the same reasons blacks do. They believe the lies and they believe the promises.

friendlygrizzly on March 27, 2010 at 7:51 AM

Why does President Obama seem so eager to bash our closest allies and cuddle up with dictators?

Dictators … are a good thing, if they are ours … Hey, screw them all, why not get out of everyone else\’s crap house and just take care of ours.Finally, someone is laying the law down to Israel.

Monkei on March 27, 2010 at 8:33 AM

Can someone please tell me why a majority of American Jews vote Democrat?

lavell12 on March 25, 2010 at 10:03 PM

Probably for the same reasons blacks do. They believe the lies and they believe the promises.

friendlygrizzly on March 27, 2010 at 7:51 AM

Or why most rednecks vote GOP. By gawd their daddy owned and Chevy and their daddy’s daddy owned a chevy, so I am going to own a Chevy too.

Monkei on March 27, 2010 at 8:34 AM

Dictators … are a good thing, if they are ours … Hey, screw them all, why not get out of everyone else\’s crap house and just take care of ours.Finally, someone is laying the law down to Israel.

Monkei on March 27, 2010 at 8:33 AM

What ignorance!

jollybird on March 27, 2010 at 11:09 AM

Hang in there Israel. A deal with Obama is no better than a deal with the devil.

mobydutch on March 27, 2010 at 11:19 AM

For the record, I am NOT liking the reported treatment of Mr. Netanyahu by Mr. Obama at all. Too bad more Americans couldn’t have seen what was coming during 2008, when it realy mattered.

I suppose that if the electorated needed to experience full frontal liberalism to finally “get it,” then maybe four years of this administration was worth the painful price of getting 20 years of future genuine conservative leadership.

At least, I hope it works out that way.

itzWicks on March 27, 2010 at 12:00 PM

He did serve in the IDF and he continues to attend pro-Israel marches etc… You did not know that though did you.

lexhamfox on March 27, 2010 at 2:10 AM

Yes indeed. I do know that he was with the IDF and I do know that he continues to attend rallies and marches. My opinion of the man is that he does this to keep the observed lie going, while he stabs Israel in the back when in the WH with Obama.

Your opinion may be different and you of course, as is allowed in this country, can have your opinion too. I make observations and make my decisions based on those observations as I’m sure you do too. The problem is that if we don’t change things in this government in my opinion we may soon no longer be allowed to voice those opinions. Just take a look at what Hugo, one of Mr. Obama’s good friends, has done in the last 48 hours.

Vntnrse on March 27, 2010 at 4:10 PM

I need to send an email to the Israel Embassy and apologize for my President’s behavior.

SC.Charlie on March 26, 2010 at 3:10 PM

http://www.israelemb.org/contact_us.html

I just sent an email of apology.

davidk on March 27, 2010 at 5:59 PM

I sent an apology also.

jollybird on March 27, 2010 at 7:56 PM

I sent one two days ago

Vntnrse on March 27, 2010 at 8:57 PM

I think you have it exactly backwards regarding John Paul II, who singlehandedly shut down the thriving South American liberation theology cancer. Good Lord, it was JPII that gave Reagan the courage and know how to take on the commies with winning strategery. JPII had been doing it for years as a Bishop and Cardinal; before that he lived under it’s grinding oppression, working as slave labor for the commies in the mines by day and secretly studying for the priesthood by night. For an absolutely stellar and in-depth biography of JPII, especially as regards his take on the complete incompatibilty of Marxism/communism and Christianity, read George Weigel’s Witness to Hope.

tigerlily on March 26, 2010 at 2:47 AM

No, I have it correctly (and it is you who is flipflopping the consequences of a permissive environment as to Scripture and the Church that was the result of Vatican II).

It obviously was not an intended consequence but negative consequence just the same: permissive if not “hippiesque” “catholicism” besetting mostly the U.S. Take a look at the litany of corrective attempts made by the Vatican upon even the Bishops of the U.S. since Vatican II for proof of that.

Paulists somehow “instructed” John Kerry to proclaim himself Catholic while supporting if not advocating for (funding among other things) abortion and a range of other sins if not mortal sins. Yet people such as Kerry, Pelosi (same), Biden, Dodd, Ted Kennedy, etc….claim to be catholics while doing the ceremonies but practicing a profane sort of “interpretive dance” that they call Catholicism.

I do blame Vatican II. I don’t blame Pope John Paul, I don’t blame Catholicism, but earlier someone asked how it was so many Leftwingers claim to be Catholic and yet reject a great deal of what the Church instructs and why, to be replaced instead with their form of Hippiesque ‘beliefs’.

It’s the permissive nature of “do what you want and you can still be a Catholic” ENVIRONMENT that seeped on in after Vatican II, and demonstratively BECAUSE of Vatican II.

I don’t blame the Church. I blame the devil.

Lourdes on March 28, 2010 at 2:54 AM

For an absolutely stellar and in-depth biography of JPII, especially as regards his take on the complete incompatibilty of Marxism/communism and Christianity, read George Weigel’s Witness to Hope.

tigerlily on March 26, 2010 at 2:47 AM

As I’ve explained now several times, I do not blame Pope John Paul nor blame anyone, I do simply cite the history that created or fostered an entirely PERMISSIVE or even non-Vatican appreciation for humanism, humanistic “interpretation” of the faith, leading to…guess what…increased humanism and a diminishment of Christ in the Holy context of Catholicism.

I know several orders who revile the habit (nun’s ‘uniform’), as a keen example of this, and many Leftwing priests who think the Latin mass is baggage. These are examples of what I refer to as to negative consequencs, persons being more occupied with a humanism in their lives (what’s trendy, convenient to the self, not challenging, more “popular” socially — that is, preference for social condemnation or reward as shapes one’s beliefs versus the principles of faith) (“Pride comes before the fall” and “you can be like God”).

This, unfortunately, is a negative consequence of the permissiveness delivered by Vatican II. I doubt, unfortunately, that anyone involved in Vatican II saw the negative consequences coming, or if they did, were not there exercising God’s will for us.

Lourdes on March 28, 2010 at 3:01 AM

I used to think Obama was a dupe or just perhaps an uninitiated prop of the Democratic machine. But now I firmly feel that he is also a bad man. The Jews have always been the canary in the coalmine for the spiritual state of the world. I don’t like what I’m seeing from the left. Actions like this tend to be a prelude for a worldwide recompense.

markjohnson2303 on March 28, 2010 at 3:10 PM

I don’t imagine Rahm would serve an anti-semite.

lexhamfox on March 26, 2010 at 11:16 PM

Yeah and I bet you thought pro-life Catholic Bart Stupak would actualy vote against government-funded abortion. And you would be wrong. Sometimes power really does trump principle.

inmypajamas on March 28, 2010 at 10:55 PM

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