Skip to comments.Israel defies Obama over Jerusalem settlements
Posted on 03/22/2010 4:51:00 PM PDT by tobyhill
Israel will defy American pressure to halt the construction of controversial Jewish housing in Arab east Jerusalem, when President Obama meets Binyamin Netanyahu, Israels Prime Minister, in the White House today.
Fresh from his historic victory to reform American healthcare, the US leader is to be confronted, within hours, with a foreign policy crisis. This time Mr Obama must resolve the worst breakdown in relations in decades between America and its closest regional ally, Israel, and try to get the Arab-Israeli peace process moving again.
But any hopes of a compromise were dashed yesterday when Nir Barkat, the Mayor of Jerusalem, insisted that Jewish settlements would go ahead in spite of US objections.
Mr Barkat said that Israel had not intended to insult America, when it announced a 1,600-home plan in Ramat Shlomo during a peace mission by Joe Biden, the US Vice-President, earlier this month. He remained adamant that the project would go ahead.
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Israel isn’t Stupak.
Good for Israel. I wish we had a President with the leadership abilities of Netanyahu.
For America, these are the worst of times. In any other era, Pres. Hussein would've been laughed out of his election campaign podium for just offering (Marxist) change for the future.
It’s waaaaayyy past time for Israel to say, “Enough is enough.” ESPECIALLY with Obama in charge, because there will NEVER be a point at which he’s pleased, unless it’s the destruction of Israel. I fear this idiot is gonna bring catastrophic divine judgment down on us over Israel. Amazing how much damage one person can do in such a short amount of time.
The house at 1600 in DC should be renamed Ahab Heights. Or Desolate Depths.
Good. Israel, contrary to zEro’s opinion, is NOT the 58th state. ;)
Don’t they know we are the USA? USA!
We’re AT WAR!
What we say goes,and if they have a problem with it, let’s nuke Jerusalem. How dare they not show proper reverence for OUR PRESIDENT when we’re AT WAR!
It’s past time for some of Israel’s supporters in Congress to start raking Obama over the coals for his outrageous treatment of our ally, Israel.
Israel is a frontline state that has to deal with Islamic Jihad every day. They do a much better job than the Europeans. Israeli Jews live in the real would unlike American Jews who have it too nice so their minds went soft
Arab east Jerusalem?
No its eternally Jewish Jerusalem
Israel isn’t “STUCK ON STUPAK”.
I would hope you are being sarcastic.
Bibi will tell Bambi to stuff it up his wazoo.
Stick it Obi, Jerusalem belongs to the Lord who gifted it and lent it out to the Jewish people. If you want it, go try and take it yourself.
Desolation Row, as in “the 0bamanation of desolation”..