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Why Israel Hates Obama
Daily Beast ^ | 10/01/09 | Richard Wolffe

Posted on 10/01/2009 8:15:20 AM PDT by OldDeckHand

The president's approval rating has fallen to an astonishingly low 4 percent in the Holy Land. As his envoy jumpstarts peace talks, Richard Wolffe reports on Obama's plans to win the ally back.

Is Obama surrounded by self-hating Jews? That was one of the most ridiculous—and yet perversely telling—stories to emerge from the last several weeks of Israeli media coverage.

Not because the president is surrounded by Jewish aides who want to sabotage their own identity. Far from it. David Axelrod openly reveres the old Jewish deli in Chicago known as Manny’s. He has a sign in his West Wing office saying Barack Obama in Hebrew script. And Rahm Emanuel could no more hate his Jewish and Israeli ties than he could the vocabulary of the Anglo-Saxons.

On those terms, Axelrod and Emanuel are self-hating self-haters.

Still, one of the leading Israeli newspapers, Ha’aretz, reported that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyanhu was so paranoid that he described both Axelrod and Emanuel as “self-hating Jews.” The White House says that the Israeli government denied the story and dismisses the idea, with plenty of reason.

(Excerpt) Read more at thedailybeast.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: axelrod; bho44; bhomiddleeast; emmanuel; hate; hater; jewish; middleeast; third100days; worldopinion
The headline is WAY better - and more accurate - than the rest of the story. But, at least there's one leftist that will publicly acknowledge Obama is loathed in Israel.
1 posted on 10/01/2009 8:15:20 AM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: OldDeckHand

The president’s approval rating has fallen to an astonishingly low 4 percent in the Holy Land
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Those 4% are all Moslems...


2 posted on 10/01/2009 8:17:37 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: OldDeckHand

Obama hated Israel first.

My experience teaches me that Jews always give the other guy a first chance. And that’s pretty dangerous for them, considering their history.

Obama came out of the gate hating Jews and Israel.

Just like his buddy Zelaya, who believes that Hitler should have finished the job.


3 posted on 10/01/2009 8:17:59 AM PDT by Westbrook (Having more children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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To: OldDeckHand

HATE! HATE! HATE! Everyone HATES OBAMA! The Tea Party folks HATE OBAMA! The Angry Mob HATES OBAMA! Conservatives HATE OBAMA! Israel HATES OBAMA! Sarkozy (sob, sob) HATES OBAMA! The Pope HATES OBAMA! You and me HATE OBAMA! We’re all racists, and we all HATE OBAMA!


4 posted on 10/01/2009 8:18:57 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand ("Isn't the Golden Mean the secret to something," I parried? "Yes," Blue replied. "Mediocrity.")
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To: OldDeckHand

Why does Israel hate Obama? This is too simple. Israel hates Obama because they know Obama hates Israel.


5 posted on 10/01/2009 8:19:56 AM PDT by mort56 (He who would sacrifice freedom for security deserves neither. - Ben Franklin)
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To: OldDeckHand

With all the wacky anti-semite international leaders praising Obummer and his bossing around of Israel telling them they can’t build on their own settlements no wonder his Israeli approval rating is dismal.


6 posted on 10/01/2009 8:20:10 AM PDT by tflabo
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To: the invisib1e hand
"HATE! HATE! HATE! Everyone HATES OBAMA! The Tea Party folks HATE OBAMA! The Angry Mob HATES OBAMA! Conservatives HATE OBAMA! Israel HATES OBAMA! Sarkozy (sob, sob) HATES OBAMA! The Pope HATES OBAMA! You and me HATE OBAMA! We’re all racists, and we all HATE OBAMA!"

Point well made.

7 posted on 10/01/2009 8:20:35 AM PDT by OldDeckHand (No Socialized Medicine, No Way, No How, No Time)
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To: OldDeckHand

And American Jews (who vote)?


8 posted on 10/01/2009 8:21:38 AM PDT by rhombus
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To: OldDeckHand
Why Israel Hates Obama

The reasons are self-evident.

The bigger and far more inexplicable question is why American Jews don't.

9 posted on 10/01/2009 8:22:27 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: OldDeckHand

Leftism = anti-semitism! Glove meets hand!


10 posted on 10/01/2009 8:22:35 AM PDT by tflabo
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To: the invisib1e hand
"HATE! HATE! HATE! Everyone HATES OBAMA! The Tea Party folks HATE OBAMA! The Angry Mob HATES OBAMA! Conservatives HATE OBAMA! Israel HATES OBAMA! Sarkozy (sob, sob) HATES OBAMA! The Pope HATES OBAMA! You and me HATE OBAMA! We’re all racists, and we all HATE OBAMA! "

WEll, nobody likes an @$$h0L3.
11 posted on 10/01/2009 8:24:27 AM PDT by FrankR ( We're up to "reverse discrimination"...what's next, "reverse SLAVERY"?)
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To: OldDeckHand
Obama LOVES Obama. Everyone else, not so much.
12 posted on 10/01/2009 8:24:35 AM PDT by JPG (Obama...a 24/7 nightmare.)
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To: OldDeckHand
4%?

I'm jealous.

13 posted on 10/01/2009 8:25:13 AM PDT by TheThinker
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To: the invisib1e hand

K Thanks for the laugh!
You are highlighting pretty well one of the main libtard hoax and vicious pathetic little mantra.

BECK COULTER LIMBAUGH...could make fun with that


14 posted on 10/01/2009 8:30:25 AM PDT by Ulysse
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To: OldDeckHand

As long as Israel understands that the American people feel the same way, it’s fine with me.


15 posted on 10/01/2009 8:31:24 AM PDT by RC2
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To: OldDeckHand

I wish his approval rating were 4% in this country. It should be.


16 posted on 10/01/2009 8:31:53 AM PDT by Robert DeLong (u)
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To: mort56

Israel hates OBAMAO because they have understood WHO HE IS


17 posted on 10/01/2009 8:32:25 AM PDT by Ulysse
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To: OldDeckHand

78% of those liberal Israeli-hating American jews voted for the muslim along with 50+% of fake Kennedy Catholics, 97% of African Americans who he screwed over in Chicago.

The vast majority of American Jews still love him. Arafat’s corpse could run for office and if he had a D after his name they would be his boy. Fools.

I support Isreal and Bibi but have outright contempot for the scum who voted Hussein in. These same people hated Bush though he was a strong supporter of Israel.


18 posted on 10/01/2009 8:34:45 AM PDT by Frantzie (Do we want ACORN running America's healthcare?)
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To: OldDeckHand
David Axelrod openly reveres the old Jewish deli in Chicago known as Manny’s

Uh, being Jewish is a little more than liking corned beef on rye. Wolffe is such a dope.

19 posted on 10/01/2009 8:35:08 AM PDT by montag813 (During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act. -George Orwell)
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To: mort56
Obammie hates all white people. He is an illegitimate racist skunk.
20 posted on 10/01/2009 8:35:08 AM PDT by RoshYisrael
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To: OldDeckHand

Hugh Hewitt used to play a Samuel L. Jackson quote from “Die Hard with a Vengeance” that fits:

“I don’t like you because you’re trying to get me killed!”


21 posted on 10/01/2009 8:36:23 AM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: OldDeckHand
He has a sign in his West Wing office saying Barack Obama in Hebrew script

I guess that is like a Christian having a poster saying "Satanas"

22 posted on 10/01/2009 8:36:25 AM PDT by montag813 (During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act. -George Orwell)
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To: OldDeckHand

Yet he’s still #1 with their bretheren here in the US. Go figure.

I think the truth about US Jewry is this: They couldn’t care less about their homeland other than to have it as a constant reminder of their “victimhood”.


23 posted on 10/01/2009 8:37:17 AM PDT by Pessimist (u)
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To: OldDeckHand

Bibi meant to say, “Israel-hating Jews”. Big difference.


24 posted on 10/01/2009 8:38:40 AM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: montag813

Seriously. Revering a great sandwich shop is not proof of identity. I wonder how many regulars at Manny’s voted for Obama?


25 posted on 10/01/2009 8:43:12 AM PDT by Sender (It's never too late to be who you could have been.)
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To: Deb

Barack Obama gained the support of one of the Jewish world’s most prominent leaders Friday, when Canadian philanthropist Edgar M. Bronfman gave the Democratic presidential candidate his endorsement.

In a column on the Huffingtonpost, Bronfman asserted that Obama is the candidate who will act in the best interest of Israel. Of Obama’s Republican rival, the philanthropist said: “As an American Jew who loves Israel, I cannot support John McCain.”

Bronfman, a former head of the World Jewish Congress, wrote in the piece titled “Israel’s Best Interest is a Morally Strong America” that an honest broker was needed to push Israelis and Palestinians toward a two-state solution.
Dummy


26 posted on 10/01/2009 8:44:55 AM PDT by scooby321 (and)
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To: OldDeckHand

Never really cared what foreigners think of the US, not going to start now.


27 posted on 10/01/2009 8:47:08 AM PDT by Natufian
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To: OldDeckHand

I think the reasons why Obama is hated in Israel are pretty fundamental and self-evident.


28 posted on 10/01/2009 8:49:00 AM PDT by JustaCowgirl (I can support a person I don't always agree with. What I can never support is a person I don't trust)
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To: OldDeckHand
Not because the president is surrounded by Jewish aides who want to sabotage their own identity. Far from it. David Axelrod openly reveres the old Jewish deli in Chicago known as Manny’s

How much is tea in China anyway?

29 posted on 10/01/2009 8:53:07 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: scooby321

Incredible. Bronfman obviously wanted to do for America what he did for Universal Studio.


30 posted on 10/01/2009 8:59:08 AM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: OldDeckHand

4% - What is the margin of error?


31 posted on 10/01/2009 9:06:19 AM PDT by LearnsFromMistakes (Yes, I am happy to see you. But that IS a gun in my pocket.)
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To: Tennessee Nana

More than 8% of Israeli citizens are Muslims—even a majority of them don’t like Obama.


32 posted on 10/01/2009 9:16:37 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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David Axelrod openly reveres the old Jewish deli in Chicago known as Manny’s.

Revering a non Kosher deli makes you "Jewish"? I guess, since "old" in this Jewish context is 65 years. Not sure I'd pay much attention to David Axelrod's eating habits.

33 posted on 10/01/2009 4:22:32 PM PDT by SJackson (In wine there is wisdom, In beer there is freedom, In water there is bacteria.)
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To: Verginius Rufus
More than 8% of Israeli citizens are Muslims—even a majority of them don’t like Obama.

Actually Israel is about 20% Arab Muslim. When you see polls like this, typically they're querying Israeli Jews, though you have to go to the source to find that out.

34 posted on 10/01/2009 4:37:46 PM PDT by SJackson (In wine there is wisdom, In beer there is freedom, In water there is bacteria.)
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To: SJackson

I’ve been to Manny’s. It is worthy of reverence.


35 posted on 10/01/2009 4:39:57 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Crazy is the new sane.)
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To: OldDeckHand
I don't consider Axelrod or RamBo Jews! Its evident that they are Socialist. I have sat Shiva for both of them as I consider them gone from being a good Jew.

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36 posted on 10/01/2009 4:47:35 PM PDT by ncfool (Cash for Clunkers - A big failure and Obama and rats want us to trust them with our healthcare!)
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To: Deb

Prime Minister Netanyahu denied he said Axelgrease and Ramrod were self hating Jews. Sent a message to the White House telling “the One” it was a lie. He never said it.


37 posted on 10/01/2009 4:48:00 PM PDT by BARLF
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To: ncfool

Great graphic!


38 posted on 10/01/2009 6:29:06 PM PDT by M. Espinola (Freedom is never "free")
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To: Tennessee Nana; All
Those 4% are all Moslems.

IIRC, the poll mentioned was only among Jews. Unfortunately, the posted article neglected to mention that important fact.

Incidentally, if you took a poll among Moslems in Israel, I would guess that a significant majority of them would classify Obama as pro-Israel - a large contrast with the Israeli Jews!

39 posted on 10/01/2009 7:48:41 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: Tennessee Nana; All
Those 4% are all Moslems.

IIRC, the poll mentioned was only among Jews. Unfortunately, the posted article neglected to mention that important fact.

Incidentally, if you took a poll among Moslems in Israel, I would guess that a significant majority of them would classify Obama as pro-Israel - a large contrast with the Israeli Jews!

40 posted on 10/01/2009 7:49:47 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: montag813

“David Axelrod openly reveres the old Jewish deli in Chicago known as Manny’s
Uh, being Jewish is a little more than liking corned beef on rye. Wolffe is such a dope.”

Geez, I hate to have anything in common with the likes of David Axelrod, but I love Manny’s too. Fantastic deli.


41 posted on 10/01/2009 9:35:15 PM PDT by flaglady47 (A post a day keeps the lefties away.)
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To: BARLF

It didn’t sound like anything Bibi would say. He’s too much of a gentleman and diplomat.


42 posted on 10/02/2009 9:59:51 AM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: Deb
He’s too much of a gentleman and diplomat.

Yes, he is that.

It could have come from someone IN the White House.

43 posted on 10/02/2009 10:08:00 AM PDT by BARLF
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To: BARLF

Agreed. My money’s on Rahm Emanuel. He has a direct line to caged bird and MSNBC hack, Richard Wolfe.


44 posted on 10/02/2009 10:13:15 AM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: OldDeckHand

The sad thing is that to the author of this piece, “Jewish identity” IS nothing more than loving a deli or having a sign with Hebrew writing on it. If you set the bar that low, what’s to self hate? To be sure, there are self-hating Muslims who think that this world conquest and mass conversion of all infidels by the sword is a bad idea, even if they do like couscous and stuffed grape leaves. But Axelrod can’t be a self-hating Jew, because he eats bagels and lox. What else IS there about being Jewish? A belief in our mission to be a light to the nations? A belief in our existence as G-d’s chosen people? Naaah.


45 posted on 10/04/2009 3:43:04 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (www.publishedauthors.net/benmaxwell/index.html, http://sites.google.com/site/thevuzvuz/)
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To: the invisib1e hand

“HATE! HATE! HATE! Everyone HATES OBAMA! The Tea Party folks HATE OBAMA! The Angry Mob HATES OBAMA! Conservatives HATE OBAMA! Israel HATES OBAMA! Sarkozy (sob, sob) HATES OBAMA! The Pope HATES OBAMA! You and me HATE OBAMA! We’re all racists, and we all HATE OBAMA!”

I tried, but the most I could muster is disdain and contempt for The One. How do you hate someone who’s such a light weight? I hate what he’s doing to both the country of my birth and my newly adopted country, I hate waiting for yet another shoe to drop on the economy, the value of the dollar, the war on terror, immigration, health care, free speech and the free market. I hate wondering which Reichstag will be set on fire next, but hate Obama? He’s nothing but a symbol for the philosophy that now pervades in two out of three of the branches of the federal government. I hate the philosophy, not its symbol.


46 posted on 10/04/2009 3:50:41 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (www.publishedauthors.net/benmaxwell/index.html, http://sites.google.com/site/thevuzvuz/)
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To: SJackson
The World Almanac gives a figure of 16% for Muslims in Israel and 2% for Christians. I wasn't sure how accurate that was so I used the figure of 8% because it is twice as much as 4%--anything over 8% means the majority of Muslims in Israel don't like Obama (and that's assuming that no one at all in the 4% is Jewish or Christian).
47 posted on 10/05/2009 1:24:40 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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