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Israelís Obama Problem
Canada Free Press ^ | Wednesday, July 29, 2009 | Daniel Greenfield

Posted on 07/29/2009 7:23:56 PM PDT by sheikdetailfeather

Hints have begun trickling out of Washington D.C. that the Obama administration has realized that it went too far in attacking Israel, and may now be looking to take a step back. With general opposition from Israelis, street protests, and a forceful rejection from the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, the failure of Obama’s approach is fairly obvious. But that doesn’t mean that Israel’s Obama problem is over. Not by a long shot.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bhomiddleeast; israel; netanyahu; obama; problem
The Obama administration’s hard line on Israel was a show of arrogance by people who assumed that they owned the American Jewish community and that Netanyahu would quickly knuckle under. They proved to be wrong on both counts. But that initial setback only means that a new administration plan will rely less on an overt frontal attack.
1 posted on 07/29/2009 7:23:56 PM PDT by sheikdetailfeather
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Obama doesn’t know who is dealing with.


2 posted on 07/29/2009 7:29:04 PM PDT by richardtavor
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To: richardtavor

He is a snake, but BiBi has handled many a snake before.


3 posted on 07/29/2009 7:34:57 PM PDT by sheikdetailfeather (OBAMANOCARE: No Privacy, No Choice, No Humanity, No Quality, No Health, No Life)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Israel should count Obama amongst its enemies.


4 posted on 07/29/2009 7:46:57 PM PDT by chris37
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To: sheikdetailfeather

“The Obama administration’s hard line on Israel was a show of arrogance by people who assumed that they owned the American Jewish community”

Vote wise, they do.

George W. Bush, arguably the most “pro-Israel” president in American history, was able to garner only 24% of the Jewish vote in 2004. Fully 76% voted for John Kerry according to exit polls. Jews have traditionally voted overwhelmingly for Democrats since the 1930s. That didn’t change after the Second Intifada, 9/11 or the invasion of Iraq. Indeed, Bush was able to increase his Jewish support by only 5 percentage points from the 2000 election.

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2008/08/obama_and_the_jewish_vote.html

Absolutely nothing will change those numbers, I don’t have the numbers from the last election but I suspect they were about the same and the next election they will be about the same again. The only group more in the democrat’s pocket is black voters.


5 posted on 07/29/2009 7:50:15 PM PDT by Graybeard58 ( Selah.)
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God is very angry with Obama for trying to divide Israel, and he would kill him with a lightning bolt.
6 posted on 07/29/2009 7:52:36 PM PDT by myknowledge (F-22 Raptor: World's Largest Distributor of Sukhoi parts!)
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To: chris37
Ah, so right. President Obama is way over his brain power when trying to kiss ALL our enemies. Plus, He thought he could TELL Israeli Prime Minister how to run Israel and their enemies! He just got his butt kicked diplomatically.
Now he is backpedaling. Israel does what ever it takes to protect their people. If Obama thought he could persuade Israel to be friends with their enemies, he just got a new view on what it takes to survive everyday when enemies are ALL around you! DON'T MESS WITH ISRAEL or they may send a “KIDON” unit after you.
7 posted on 07/29/2009 9:12:03 PM PDT by Deserteagle45 (Elliot)
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I have caught myself thinking at times that I would rather be in israel at this time in history despite the dangers that this nation faces. The reason I say this is because I see Israel as a jewel of freedom in a see of tyranny. Their people are strong, they have to be. If I am to go down, I want to be among those that fight, not amongst the apathetic and the ignorant. God Bless Israel, its leader, and its people.


8 posted on 07/29/2009 9:27:37 PM PDT by chris37
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Israel has no “Obama” problem, they’ll do what they need to do and tell him too bad...Israel must be able to defend itself period regardless of what Obama thinks.


9 posted on 07/29/2009 10:00:59 PM PDT by phatus maximus ( John 6:29. Learn it, love it, live it.)
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10 posted on 07/30/2009 5:48:44 AM PDT by SJackson (the number-one job facing the middle class...a three-letter word: jobs. J-O-B-S. Jobs)
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To: Graybeard58

You are looking at the wrong year. In 2000 Bush/Gore 30% Jewish vote went to Pres Bush.

Don’t write off the Jewish vote. Even a”stiff-necked” people can change.


11 posted on 07/30/2009 10:59:42 AM PDT by dervish (I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Israel isn’t the only country with an 0bama problem.


12 posted on 07/30/2009 12:10:22 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Crazy is the new sane.)
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; ...
...the Obama administration has realized that it went too far in attacking Israel, and may now be looking to take a step back. With general opposition from Israelis, street protests, and a forceful rejection from the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, the failure of Obama's approach is fairly obvious. But that doesn't mean that Israel's Obama problem is over. Not by a long shot.
A straight line like that, and I can't use it, it's just cruel.
13 posted on 07/30/2009 6:13:24 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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