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"Insulted" by Israel, U.S. scrambles to save talks
Reuters via Yahoo! News ^ | March 13, 2010 | Alastair Macdonald

Posted on 03/13/2010 6:21:24 PM PST by americanophile

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel's relationship with the United States, a defining feature of the troubled Middle East, was under severe strain as diplomats scrambled on Saturday to save newborn U.S.-brokered peace talks with the Palestinians.

A senior U.S. official predicted "a dicey period here in the next couple days to a couple of weeks" as Palestinians demanded the reversal of a new Israeli settlement plan and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's coalition, which includes pro-settler parties, reacts to unusually blunt criticism from Washington.

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called Israel's behavior "insulting" after it approved 1,600 new homes last week at a settlement in the Jerusalem area on the very day Vice President Joe Biden was there to set a seal on relaunched negotiations.

Biden told Reuters on Friday he believed Netanyahu was

sincere in seeking a deal to give the Palestinians a state and that the premier understood that Israel had "no alternative."

Though Clinton stressed that Washington's ties with the Jewish state were "durable and strong," she had told Netanyahu in a telephone call on Friday that he must act to repair the relationship and show his commitment to an alliance which, she reminded him, was key to Israel's security in a hostile region.

An Israeli official, who declined to be identified, told Reuters that Netanyahu was "conducting consultations with senior cabinet colleagues." He declined to give further details.

Asked what would be Netanyahu's next move to try to restore Israel's relationship with its main ally, the Israeli official said: "We'll know only once the consultations are over."

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; Israel
KEYWORDS: bho44; bhoisrael; bhomiddleeast; clinton; insult; israel; kenyanvillageidiot; lemmings; muslimterrorist; nationalsecurityfail; obama; plugsbiden; soshillary; treason
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'Smart diplomacy' again. Our enemies have nothing to fear, it's our friends who should be worried. Watch your back Israel.
1 posted on 03/13/2010 6:21:24 PM PST by americanophile
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To: americanophile

They should send that drunken boob Biden and his fat blowsy twin Hillary a packing.


2 posted on 03/13/2010 6:22:43 PM PST by dforest
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To: indylindy
To bad we have no recall at the Federal level!

Lamh Foistenach Abu!
3 posted on 03/13/2010 6:24:03 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines, RVN '69 - St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle!)
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To: americanophile

The Obama adminstration appears to not want a solution to the Israel-Palestinian issue. The more press this issue gets, the more cover Obama has to implement his domestic agenda under the cloak of secrecy.


4 posted on 03/13/2010 6:24:09 PM PST by mlocher (USA is a sovereign nation)
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To: americanophile

What’s the point of “Peace Talks”? Those who want peace need to say, “Palestinians, as soon as you decide that you love your children more than you hate the Jews, stop lobbing mortars across the border and there will be peace.” It really is that simple.


5 posted on 03/13/2010 6:25:53 PM PST by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: americanophile

Insulted by Israel but not phased by Iran...


6 posted on 03/13/2010 6:26:02 PM PST by dps.inspect
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To: mlocher
I disagree - I think they want the destruction of Israel, just like the Dar al Islam.

Lamh Foistenach Abu!
7 posted on 03/13/2010 6:26:58 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines, RVN '69 - St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle!)
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To: americanophile

Mossad’s response?


8 posted on 03/13/2010 6:27:43 PM PST by PetroniusMaximus
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To: mlocher

They have a solution contrary to American interests.... allowing Iran to go nuclear. Whatever happens to Israel, happens to western Europe and ultimately to the US of A. They know that too.

Its all a part of their greater plan. Folks, America has been sold out.


9 posted on 03/13/2010 6:28:32 PM PST by himno hero
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To: americanophile

With “friends” like these the Israelis don’t need anymore enemies. Could have told them so over two years ago.


10 posted on 03/13/2010 6:29:16 PM PST by Sequoyah101 (Half of the population is below average)
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To: mlocher

On every front, on every issue domestic or foreign, the Obama Administration has been a failure, or one in waiting.


11 posted on 03/13/2010 6:32:43 PM PST by Brofholdonow
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To: americanophile

Clinton, obama and obiden are an insult to the American people.


12 posted on 03/13/2010 6:35:03 PM PST by La Enchiladita (wise gringa)
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To: americanophile
Israel...I AM NOT INSULTED. You should be able to do whatever you damn well want with YOUR country. Real Americans are behind you!
13 posted on 03/13/2010 6:36:17 PM PST by boatbums (God is ready to assume full responsibility for the life wholly yielded to him.)
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To: Brofholdonow

Yes, and American Jews overwhelmingly voted for him.


14 posted on 03/13/2010 6:36:54 PM PST by La Enchiladita (wise gringa)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Can you say “Constitutional Convention”?


15 posted on 03/13/2010 6:41:18 PM PST by Hoodat (For the weapons of our warfare are mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.)
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To: americanophile

To hell with Hillary. I stand with Israel.


16 posted on 03/13/2010 6:42:45 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (A proud American-American since 1949.)
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To: All

17 posted on 03/13/2010 6:42:49 PM PST by potlatch (- What a co-inky-stink!)
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To: Hoodat
Constitutional Convention? Not necessary if they would just adhere to the existing one instead of interpreting it out of existence.

Lamh Foistenach Abu!
18 posted on 03/13/2010 6:43:09 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines, RVN '69 - St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle!)
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To: ConorMacNessa
I think they want the destruction of Israel, just like the Dar al Islam.

This very well could be. And if it is true, then there is no way Obama wants the Israeli-Palestinian problem solved. It will provide a "reason" for some other state to annhilate Israel.

19 posted on 03/13/2010 6:43:48 PM PST by mlocher (USA is a sovereign nation)
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To: americanophile
I am a very strong supporter of Israel. With that in mind, do not forget,that President Bush sent very strong and confusing signals by refusing to support them when they took actions to protect themselves against terrorism.

It seemed we could do what we would not allow Israel to do...protect..

I never understood that, and it has made it easier for the Pretender to follow and even go farther.

Our guy set a POOR precedent. And the Pretender just has to use that as his guideline.

We MUST support Israel...

20 posted on 03/13/2010 6:48:07 PM PST by drc43 (Finally , we fooled enough of you... now we can screw you totally!!!....Nancy Pelosi)
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To: americanophile

The idiot pisses off Israel, disses Japan, and refuses to give Britain assistance over the Falkland; instead O prefers to attend Soviet throwback parades and bow to Putin and Jintao.


21 posted on 03/13/2010 6:48:12 PM PST by Thunder90 (Fighting for truth and the American way... http://citizensfortruthandtheamericanway.blogspot.com/)
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To: americanophile

>>Watch your back Israel.

I think Netanyahu has the full measure of Obama, and is acting accordingly. Godspeed to the Israelis.


22 posted on 03/13/2010 6:48:28 PM PST by FreedomPoster (No Representation without Taxation!)
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To: Pollster1

Well said!


23 posted on 03/13/2010 6:49:19 PM PST by norge (The amiable dunce is back, wearing a skirt and high heels.)
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To: americanophile
Insulted by Israel? This boob insulted them!

The Worst administration in US history IMHO.

24 posted on 03/13/2010 6:49:33 PM PST by RedMDer (Recycle Congress in 2010, 2012... Forward with Confidence! Forward!)
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To: americanophile
after it approved 1,600 new homes last week at a settlement in the Jerusalem area on the very day Vice President Joe Biden was there to set a seal on relaunched negotiations

Was that the same day the Biden "pointedly" kept Netanyahu waiting 90 minutes at a dinner to honor Biden?

I'd say Netanyahu beat him hands down.

25 posted on 03/13/2010 6:50:07 PM PST by Balding_Eagle (If America falls, darkness will cover the face of the earth for a thousand years.)
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To: americanophile
In messing with Netanyahu, these twits are taking on a guy who got his engineering masters' at MIT in ONE YEAR.

Under such circumstances, the term, "out of their depth" is woefully inadequate. :-)

26 posted on 03/13/2010 6:53:43 PM PST by Carry_Okie (Grovelnator Schwarzenkaiser, fashionable fascism one charade at a time.)
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To: ConorMacNessa

We have, but it’s extreme, for extreme times, like dictatorships!


27 posted on 03/13/2010 6:56:23 PM PST by molybdenum ((A nation without borders is not a nation......Ronald Reagan.))
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To: americanophile

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3801654,00.html

Last November Hillary went to Israel and royally upset the Pallys by stating publically that a “housing freeze” was not necessary - Abbas was so upset with Hillary that he threatened to resign :

“Everyone upset Abbas, including Israel and the Americans. That is why he is angry.

We must resume negotiations immediately, to keep us in the picture,” Peres told Ynet Saturday night during a ceremony in Tel Aviv marking the 14th anniversary of prime minister Yitzhak Rabin’s assassination.

According to Peres, Abbas’ decision was affected by US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s claim that a total freeze of all Jewish construction in the West Bank was not a prerequisite for the resumption of the peace talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority. The president said Abbas may reverse his decision should negotiations be renewed.”


28 posted on 03/13/2010 7:03:57 PM PST by VRWCTexan (Obama-scare is the "real" Cash for Clunker Program!)
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To: americanophile

Netanyahu: I thought (my personal) apology to Biden was sufficient (Hillary Rant)

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3862046,00.html


29 posted on 03/13/2010 7:06:45 PM PST by VRWCTexan (Obama-scare is the "real" Cash for Clunker Program!)
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To: americanophile

The U.S. based Anti-Defamation League said late Friday that it was “stunned” by Clinton’s “dressing down” of Israel.

The ADL called Clinton’s remarks a “gross overreaction” to a “policy difference among friends.”

ADL: “One can only wonder how far the U.S. is prepared to go in distancing itself from Israel in order to placate the Palestinians...?”


30 posted on 03/13/2010 7:09:15 PM PST by VRWCTexan (Obama-scare is the "real" Cash for Clunker Program!)
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To: americanophile

Biden is a damn fool. Israel can do as they please.


31 posted on 03/13/2010 7:10:44 PM PST by Lumper20
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To: americanophile

I saw this posted on another forum.....and no truer words were spoken:

“If the Palestinians laid down their arms there would be peace. If Israel laid down their arms there would be no more Israel.”


32 posted on 03/13/2010 7:15:45 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (I don't have a 'Cousin Pookie'.)
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To: americanophile

Plugs Biden, the Hildebeast, and Barry Obama score a diplomatic triumph — for our adversaries.


33 posted on 03/13/2010 7:21:13 PM PST by Rockingham
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To: indylindy

Israel never gets into a deal unless the US abides by the same rules of submission - gangland style. This is a trick, people, a trick to weaken and divide those two allies. Look for the next 911 to come up after this.


34 posted on 03/13/2010 7:24:06 PM PST by JudgemAll (control freaks, their world & their problem with my gun and my protecting my private party)
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To: boatbums

Well said.


35 posted on 03/13/2010 7:25:36 PM PST by FatherFig1o155 (It's time to expose politicians for what they are. My soapbox is here: njconservative.wordpress.com/)
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To: americanophile

September 2001
Israel to USA: Welcome to the war.

March 2010
USA to Israel: You’re on your own.


36 posted on 03/13/2010 7:27:23 PM PST by Pan_Yan (Is the sarcasm tag really necessary?)
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To: americanophile

A “defining feature” of the Middle East is never ending peace talks.


37 posted on 03/13/2010 7:32:36 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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To: americanophile

I am so glad that Israel has Netanyahu leading them because right now they clearly do not have an allie in the US.


38 posted on 03/13/2010 7:35:14 PM PST by fkabuckeyesrule (Climate-gate is here so can Darwin-gate be far behind?)
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To: americanophile

Stupid rabbits, peace is for dreamers.


39 posted on 03/13/2010 7:37:18 PM PST by philetus (Keep doing what you always do and you'll keep getting what you always get.)
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To: americanophile; Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; ...
The list, ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

40 posted on 03/13/2010 7:47:43 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: americanophile

I saw a clip of Hillary on TV this morning complaining about the great insult in blunt and highly un-diplomatic Hillary. This is the Hell-ary we all used to know!

Funny that she only feels that as Secretary of State she can only let it out on our allies, the jooz. While she may have had some pointed things to say about countries far less friendly to us, she has either kept them to herself, or the media has kept them from us.


41 posted on 03/13/2010 7:51:54 PM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: VRWCTexan

Based on your info, it appears that there is a gap between Obama and his SofS with regard to Middle East Policy.

Have we ever seen such a mess?


42 posted on 03/13/2010 7:55:54 PM PST by happygrl (Continuing to predict that 0bama will resign)
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To: potlatch

Looks like BiBi put Obama in his place.

Narcissists hate that... No wonder talks are deteriorating.


43 posted on 03/13/2010 7:58:08 PM PST by hattend (The era of John McCain is over, the era of Ronald Reagan is back! Go Sarah Go!)
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To: americanophile
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called Israel's behavior "insulting"

So, Hillary... have you called them "Jew Bastards" yet?

http://www.sonic.net/~maledicta/clintons.html

44 posted on 03/13/2010 7:59:25 PM PST by Hardraade
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To: happygrl

Obama is winging it.

There is no National Security Strategy.

It was due last July. Obama failed to deliver.

The State Dept., Military, CIA, FBI, DHS, and others are running without a clear set of objectives.

And the administration changes their objectives from day to day.


45 posted on 03/13/2010 8:01:49 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: hattend; devolve

Yes, you could see by the looks on BiBi’s face that he wasn’t taking Obama’s bull.


46 posted on 03/13/2010 8:03:00 PM PST by potlatch (- What a co-inky-stink!)
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To: PetroniusMaximus

lol


47 posted on 03/13/2010 8:04:50 PM PST by americanophile
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To: americanophile

AMEN to that!! If ANYONE has reason to be insulted, it Israel! I suspect, unlike our marxist thug govt, the majority of the American people stand behind Israel!


48 posted on 03/13/2010 8:13:56 PM PST by gidget7 ("Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God." Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Pollster1

God Bless you for saying so!!


49 posted on 03/13/2010 8:14:45 PM PST by gidget7 ("Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God." Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Thunder90

“bow to Putin and Jintao.”

Who will chop off his head the minute he lowers his neck. They will never accept him as an equal.


50 posted on 03/13/2010 8:16:20 PM PST by Niuhuru (The Internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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