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Netanyahu insists Obama just as much a friend of Israel as George W. Bush
The Daily Caller ^ | 9/25/11 | Jeff Poor

Posted on 09/25/2011 10:47:36 AM PDT by Nachum

One of the critiques of President Barack Obama has been that he hasn’t been as strong an ally of Israel as his predecessors were, a concept trotted out by many of the 2012 Republican presidential candidates in various public statements.

But in an appearance on Sunday’s “Meet the Press” on NBC, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu disagreed with that notion. He praised the American people and American lawmakers, including President Obama, for their support of Israel.

“I think the important thing to understand is this,” Netanyahu said. “And this is the truth about America — Israel enjoys tremendous bipartisan support, tremendous. And you just have to walk around the breadth and length of this country, you know — fly, it’s a big country. And everywhere you go, you see this tremendous, tremendous sympathy and affinity for Israel. This is what, is one of the great blessings that Israel has in the 21st century. And I think that bipartisan support is expressed by any person who happens to be the president of the United States, including President Obama.”

Netanyahu added that the same sentiment is held by Israelis about the United States.

“Every one of the U.S. presidents represent and acts on the tremendous innate friendship of the American people to Israel,” he continued. “And by the way, a piece of news, Israel is one country in which everyone is pro-American, opposition and coalition alike. And I represent the entire people of Israel who say thank you America and we are friends of America. And we are the only reliable allies of America in the Middle East.”

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TOPICS: History; Politics; Religion
KEYWORDS: bush; israel; netanyahu; obama

1 posted on 09/25/2011 10:47:40 AM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Disappointing to hear him say this.


2 posted on 09/25/2011 10:49:59 AM PDT by Signalman
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To: Nachum

Were his fingers crossed?


3 posted on 09/25/2011 10:52:31 AM PDT by GAB-1955 (I write books, love my wife, serve my nation, and believe in the Resurrection.)
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To: Nachum
Bibi was just being diplomatic. Everyone knows how O’Bungle has treated Israel but some things are better left unsaid as those words will cause more harm than good.
4 posted on 09/25/2011 10:54:10 AM PDT by JPG (Palin '12)
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To: Signalman

He has to say that. But if he had a vote, I suspect he would vote for the Republican in the Presidential election.


5 posted on 09/25/2011 10:54:47 AM PDT by maro (One term is enough)
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To: Nachum

I imagine the Obama regime made him some kind of offer he couldn’t refuse.


6 posted on 09/25/2011 10:55:42 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Barry gives them $535 million and they take "the fifth" when asked where it went.)
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To: Signalman

He didn’t say it...the headline is very misleading...left wing propaganda.


7 posted on 09/25/2011 10:58:50 AM PDT by Wpin ("I Have Sworn Upon the Altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny...")
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To: Nachum
The question was admisistered like Net was in an interrogation room. Net was simply a gentleman. What's his face was a jerk. Bush totally understands.

We KNOW the relationship between Obama and Net sucks. Like I said, Net was being a gentleman.

8 posted on 09/25/2011 10:59:29 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Nachum

Netanyahu best watch how much praise he gives to Zero, or he will be dealing with him another four years along with us.


9 posted on 09/25/2011 11:00:12 AM PDT by bytesmith
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To: Nachum

Insisted....Hardly!!


10 posted on 09/25/2011 11:00:40 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Nachum
It's called diplomacy. Peace in our time.

Of course. He HAS to respond that way.

Would you really expect the sitting PM to say "actually I think Obama's been a little b***h"

Um, no.

11 posted on 09/25/2011 11:01:23 AM PDT by Christian Engineer Mass (25ish Cambridge MA grad student. Many conservative Christians my age out there? __ Click my name)
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To: Nachum

This is easy. Netanyahu is frightened that if he criticizes Obozo and Obozo wins re-election then Obozo will take revenge on Israel.


12 posted on 09/25/2011 11:04:54 AM PDT by Seruzawa (Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for good a blaster kid.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

“I imagine the Obama regime made him some kind of offer he couldn’t refuse.”

‘Xactly!


13 posted on 09/25/2011 11:09:16 AM PDT by expat1000
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To: Nachum

I’ve heard a lot of Freepers say they wish Netanyahu could be the next President of America.

Uh, uh. He is Prime Minister of Israel, and his duty is to do his best by Israel.

If that means lying diplomatically about the worst enemy Israel has ever had in the White House, and helping Obama smooth over his recent bad relations with American Jews, then so be it.

Obama would betray Israel in a heartbeat if he thought he could get away with it, but in the meantime, Netanyahu has no choice but to try and butter him up.


14 posted on 09/25/2011 11:10:30 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius.)
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To: Wpin

You’re right, he didn’t say it. Gregory was being an ass and tried to trap Bibi. Bibi did not insist BO was just as much a friend as GWB. He said BO was a friend as were the American People, but he did not say he was as much a friend as GWB. David Gregory is a big jerk.


15 posted on 09/25/2011 11:15:39 AM PDT by freedom1st
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To: Signalman; Nachum

Bibi says what he says because it is politic.

When his back was against the wall, Bibi did not play the game with Hussein.

Anyone who saw Bibi publicly lecture Hussein the chump about how the 1967 borders were unacceptable knows Bibi has Hussein’s number.

Don’t let these words discourage you...they are just friendly diplospeak. Hussein is not Israel’s friend, and Bibi knows it. He just cannot say it for the sake of politics.


16 posted on 09/25/2011 11:16:10 AM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Nachum
And I think that bipartisan support is expressed by any person who happens to be the president of the United States, including President Obama.

Bibi answered the question ... (in a nutshell) .... Obama's support for Israel is only because he does not want to commit political suicide, he loathes Israel.

17 posted on 09/25/2011 11:19:21 AM PDT by missnry (The truth will set you free ... and drive liberals Crazy!)
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To: missnry

Bibi’s no fool. He still has to play the game until Obama is out of office, so that Obama does the least damage possible to Israel while still IN office. Obama still wields a great deal of power, and Bibi must neutralize Obama as much as possible until he is gone. Another reason why this next election is so important. We must get a Prez in office that is pro-Israel, 100 percent. That means any of our candidates with the exception of whacko Ron Paul.


18 posted on 09/25/2011 11:27:20 AM PDT by flaglady47 (When the gov't fears the people, liberty; When the people fear the gov't, tyranny.)
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To: Nachum

Gregory should be fired for the kind of cr** he pulled on Net. Pssst.....Gregory lost.


19 posted on 09/25/2011 11:28:41 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Nachum

He HAS to say that. The “word” in Israel however is much different.


20 posted on 09/25/2011 11:38:01 AM PDT by Just4Him
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To: Nachum

yowza, talk about theater of the absurd.

bush=friend, zero=friend, zero=bush. Does this mean that Bush was NOT a friend of Israel?


21 posted on 09/25/2011 11:41:05 AM PDT by huldah1776
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To: Nachum

Wink, wink! Keep that money coming.


22 posted on 09/25/2011 11:42:19 AM PDT by pallis
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To: Nachum

It’s a trap question from a journalist that he artfully evaded.

Nothing to see here.


23 posted on 09/25/2011 11:43:00 AM PDT by Mount Athos (A Giant luxury mega-mansion for Gore, a Government Green EcoShack made of poo for you)
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To: Nachum

Yeah...and all those hi-jackers on 9-11 loved America too!


24 posted on 09/25/2011 12:03:16 PM PDT by Cricket24 (Proud to be a CONSERVATIVE WOMAN!!!!!!!)
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To: Signalman

He never said that and refused to answer the question. He said all Presidents are friends. It was obvious what he really thought.

Pray for America


25 posted on 09/25/2011 12:03:23 PM PDT by bray (Sarah is hated by the establishment of both Parties. Winner!)
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To: Signalman

>Disappointing to hear him say this.<

In his position, he has to be diplomatic and smart. He already knows Odumbo is hostile against Israel and he probably puked inside his mouth when he said it. Now wait until next summer when the elections will be on 3rd gear, and he will change his tune..


26 posted on 09/25/2011 12:05:36 PM PDT by max americana (FUBO NATION 2012 FK BARAK)
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To: Christian Engineer Mass

You’re correct, of course. Sure would have made for a much more interesting interview though, no?


27 posted on 09/25/2011 12:18:24 PM PDT by The_Sword_of_Groo ("No mind is thoroughly well organized that is deficient in a sense of humor.")
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To: Nachum

Sounds like someone slipped Bibi some of Barry’s Special Kool-Aid...


28 posted on 09/25/2011 12:29:32 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Nachum

Either he doesn’t think much of Bush, or he is doing a political dance with OZero.


29 posted on 09/25/2011 12:41:16 PM PDT by TruthInThoughtWordAndDeed (Yahuah Yahusha)
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To: Nachum

Really? Truly? And here...I thought after seeing him interviewed on Greta the other night that he would be finally taking a stand... guess not. A great disappointment but.... guess it is to be expected.


30 posted on 09/25/2011 12:49:02 PM PDT by cubreporter (Rush Limbaugh... where would our country be without this brilliant man?)
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To: All

Actually, if one looks at the side chatter which occurred after Bibi’s speech to the UN, there’s a video of Bibi and Bams where Bibi DOES praise America, American Presidents and Bams for support of Israel.

On that video (at cspan) Bibi wears a very pleased look on his face as he says what he says, and Bams looks like he’s very pleased with the praise, like his ego was thoroughly and properly stroked. He looks proud.

Sometimes one can draw more flies with honey than with vinegar. Perhaps this is what Bibi was doing, who knows the heart of a man but G-d? If it’s effective, it serves it’s purpose.

Bibi seems to be a very gracious man.


31 posted on 09/25/2011 12:52:24 PM PDT by PrairieLady2
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To: Nachum

Nice fine line walking, Bibi. Hopefully you won’t have to put up with this idiot in the White House for too much longer. ‘America’ got your message.


32 posted on 09/25/2011 1:00:33 PM PDT by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it's the new black. Mmm mmm mmm...)
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To: Seruzawa
This is easy. Netanyahu is frightened that if he criticizes Obozo and Obozo wins re-election then Obozo will take revenge on Israel.

I don't think "frightened" is the word I'd use ("concerned" would be my word), but he knows as well as you and me Obama's propensity for punishing people he doesn't like, in the Chicago way.

33 posted on 09/25/2011 1:15:55 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I like both Perry and Palin, and will vote for whichever of them wins.)
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To: Nachum

The Daily Quacker.


34 posted on 09/25/2011 1:19:07 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (Rabid democRATS and 0bama the dictator own it all now.)
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To: bytesmith

Or, God forbid, face the same fate as Rabin.


35 posted on 09/25/2011 1:45:12 PM PDT by getarope (I have come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass, and I am all out of bubble gum!)
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To: Nachum

I am in the camp that believes Netanyahu spoke positively about Obama to protect Israel from any retribution.

And who knows, maybe Obama even strongly suggested that he would help Israel at the UN if Netanyahu would speak well of him in the US.


36 posted on 09/25/2011 2:47:47 PM PDT by KittyKares (.)
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To: KittyKares
And who knows, maybe Obama even strongly suggested that he would help Israel at the UN if Netanyahu would speak well of him in the US

bttt

37 posted on 09/25/2011 2:51:22 PM PDT by Stepan12 (Palin & Bolton in 2012)
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To: KittyKares

What could he say?

Sort of the equivalent of “Yeah, great. Whatever”


38 posted on 09/25/2011 2:54:59 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Signalman
I think its funny! The Arabs consider him an Israeli agent each time Bibi does this.

Obamma is sitting in his golf cart going "shut the hell up Bibi...enough already, youre making me look non muslim!"

39 posted on 09/25/2011 3:00:47 PM PDT by DainBramage
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To: Signalman
Disappointing to hear him say this.

What else is he going to say in public? O's the president of the United States whether we like it or not.

40 posted on 09/25/2011 3:08:43 PM PDT by BfloGuy (Even the opponents of Socialism are dominated by socialist ideas.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Nachum. This will make it much easier for US liberals, particularly Jewish liberals, to vote against Obama. Thank, Bibi! jeff poor site:freerepublic.com
Google

41 posted on 09/25/2011 6:56:23 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

Israel need Obama’s veto of a Palestinian state at the UN.


42 posted on 09/25/2011 7:28:36 PM PDT by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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To: rmlew
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43 posted on 09/25/2011 7:39:49 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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44 posted on 09/25/2011 7:42:02 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Cyber Liberty

Youre probably right. Worried might be a better word but frightened was the only one i could think of at the time.


45 posted on 10/01/2011 6:48:52 PM PDT by Seruzawa (Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for good a blaster kid.)
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