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Israelis See Netanyahu Trip as Diplomatic Failure (NYT spin)
New York Times ^ | May 25, 2011 | ETHAN BRONNER

Posted on 05/25/2011 1:18:21 PM PDT by reaganaut1

JERUSALEM — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel returned from Washington on Wednesday to a nearly unanimous assessment among Israelis that despite his forceful defense of Israel’s security interests, hopes were dashed that his visit might advance Palestinian peace negotiations.

One of the widely articulated goals of his trip, where he met with President Obama and addressed Congress, was to find a way to lure the Palestinians back to direct negotiations, thereby preempting their plan to approach the United Nations in September for recognition of statehood within the pre-1967 lines.

Instead, the Palestinians now say, Mr. Netanyahu’s speeches convinced them that they have no negotiating partner. They plan to intensify their United Nations efforts, leaving Israelis worried about increasing international isolation and pressure, especially in light of the popular uprisings across the Arab world.

A cartoon in the centrist Yediot Aharonot newspaper summarized the concern. It showed Mr. Netanyahu’s returning plane flying near a volcano. Inside the plane someone says, “All in all, it was a very successful visit.” From the volcano, smoke rises that spells out “S-E-P-T-E-M-B-E-R.”

Newspapers and airwaves were filled with similar commentary.

Avi Dichter, a former head of the Shin Bet internal security service and a parliamentarian from the centrist Kadima party, said on Israel Radio, “My fear is that this round of speeches in the United States may leave us and the Palestinians with a closed door.”

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A poll commissioned by Maariv newspaper found Mr. Netanyahu’s popularity up slightly after his Washington visit. Asked who was best suited to be prime minister of Israel, he took 36.9 percent. Second place went to Tzipi Livni, head of the centrist Kadima party, with 28.3 percent, followed by Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, head of the ultra-nationalist Yisrael Beiteinu party, with 9.2 percent.

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Since Israel, unlike its neighbors, is a free country, I'm sure the NYT can find people who disapprove of Netanyahu's performance. Interesting that his polls are UP. Thanks for the laughs, NYT.
1 posted on 05/25/2011 1:18:23 PM PDT by reaganaut1
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To: reaganaut1

This Israeli thought Bibi did great.


2 posted on 05/25/2011 1:19:53 PM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: reaganaut1

If the Israelis don’t want Bibi, we’ll adopt him! I would say the NYT is “blowin’ smoke” on this one! As a result of his trip, Bibi and Israel know that even if the American President and his Administration doesn’t support them, the majority of the American Congress and people do!


3 posted on 05/25/2011 1:22:01 PM PDT by MNGal
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To: reaganaut1

Also, looking at the polls, combine the 37% Bibi has with the 10% Lieberman (who is more of the “kill the arabs” bend) and you get 47%.

That’s hugh and series plurality in a parlimentary systems.


4 posted on 05/25/2011 1:22:15 PM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: reaganaut1

Hussein’s fault!


5 posted on 05/25/2011 1:23:07 PM PDT by bgill (Kenyan Parliament - how could a man born in Kenya who is not even a native American become the POTUS)
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To: reaganaut1

‘Israelis See Netanyahu Trip as Diplomatic Failure (NYT spin)”
Israel is probably blessed with a liberal MSM just as us.
Bibi showed true patriotic leadership and it’s too bad he’s not eligible to be President.


6 posted on 05/25/2011 1:25:43 PM PDT by kenmcg (pROBLEM)
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To: kenmcg
Bibi showed true patriotic leadership and it’s too bad he’s not eligible to be President.

Neither is Obama but apparently doesn't matter anymore.

7 posted on 05/25/2011 1:29:19 PM PDT by Invincibly Ignorant
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To: reaganaut1

Any bets as to the NYT reporting that Reagan’s “Tear Down This Wall” speech to also be a failure? How about when Reagan walked away from Reykjavik and Gorbachev?


8 posted on 05/25/2011 1:30:10 PM PDT by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: reaganaut1

Obama fails again.


9 posted on 05/25/2011 1:32:28 PM PDT by boomop1
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To: reaganaut1

Nonsense, the only thing that could make the session better was if Bibi had Sulsberger in front of him and strangled him. That would have gotten another standing ovation.


10 posted on 05/25/2011 1:34:21 PM PDT by Hardraade (I want gigaton warheads now!!)
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To: reaganaut1

They expected Bibi to bring the Arabs back to the table? Why should they, when Obama backed their case?


11 posted on 05/25/2011 1:35:56 PM PDT by montag813
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To: boomop1

lay off Obama! He is going to lay a wreath on Lenin’s tomb this memorial day!


12 posted on 05/25/2011 1:36:34 PM PDT by 2nd Amendment
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To: reaganaut1

How about we let Bibi be our leader and Bobo can go run Israel?


13 posted on 05/25/2011 1:37:45 PM PDT by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: reaganaut1

EVERYTHING the NYT publishes is so steeped in politics it’s hardly worth notice. I’ve never seen their weather reports but can’t imagine anything from these mad dogs that’s straight up.


14 posted on 05/25/2011 1:42:17 PM PDT by Spok
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To: reaganaut1
Could this be the reason the ignorant dunce in the white house wants Israel to give part of the country away to the cut throat Palestinians?

BRUSSELS - Israel is sitting on at least $150 billion in future revenues following the discovery of vast offshore gas deposits, Finance Minister…

15 posted on 05/25/2011 1:50:09 PM PDT by PLD
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To: reaganaut1

Then thank God it wasn’t a success.


16 posted on 05/25/2011 1:54:59 PM PDT by AU72
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Yeah, the greatest speech in the Congress in decades with 29 standing ovations was an epic failure. How do you get a job as a distorter? Hands down the most overpaid jobs in America.

Pray for America


17 posted on 05/25/2011 1:56:41 PM PDT by bray (Hey Country Club, hold Sarah's coat while she kicks his ____.)
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To: reaganaut1

This Bronner dude is a serious propagandist.


18 posted on 05/25/2011 2:03:47 PM PDT by ez ("Abashed the devil stood and felt how awful goodness is." - Milton, Paradise Lost)
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To: reaganaut1

Any reference I may make to The New York Yimes will be preceeded by the aclamation “From The Stalinist Broadsheet” and I would ecourage others to do so,


19 posted on 05/25/2011 2:05:10 PM PDT by mosesdapoet ("To punish a province Let it be ruled by a professor " Frederick The Great paraphrased)
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To: Spok

Its one thing to be liberal like the Huff post which will criticize Obama from time to time. But the NYT is also extremely partisan. All of sudden bombs dropped in the Mideast are “sanctified” since Obama has taken office.


20 posted on 05/25/2011 2:11:41 PM PDT by Augustinian monk
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To: reaganaut1

Were they quoting Sarah Silverman?


21 posted on 05/25/2011 2:16:18 PM PDT by Carley (OBAMA, DO YOU HEAR ME NOW.......'67 BORDERS, IT'S NOT GOING TO HAPPEN)
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To: boomop1
reality2
22 posted on 05/25/2011 3:33:52 PM PDT by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: reaganaut1

“JERUSALEM — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel returned from Washington on Wednesday to a nearly unanimous assessment among Israelis that despite his forceful defense of Israel’s security interests, hopes were dashed that his visit might advance Palestinian peace negotiations. “

Oh, lordy. I’m so disappointed. Why can’t anyone advance Palestinian piece negotiations? Every day we still have part of Judah and Shomron is another day of heartache for me. Sob. Sniff. When will it ever end?/sarc


23 posted on 05/25/2011 4:19:03 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Eleutheria5

I’m sure the old grey whore, the NYT, could find
plenty of leftist peaceniks in Israel who would
see any attempt by Israel to demand reciprocity from
the Palistinians as closing the door on peace.

The PM’s speech laid down the corner stones of
Israels position, not some glitter and unicorn
land for peace, extinction of Israel in exchange
for a palistinian state pipe dream.

About time too.
Next year in Jerusalem, Israel’s undivided Capital!!!


24 posted on 05/25/2011 4:30:54 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: reaganaut1

One could only wish that the NYT would go out of business yesterday.... =.=


25 posted on 05/25/2011 7:09:08 PM PDT by cranked
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To: reaganaut1
What a bunch of BS this article title is.

Netanyahu's popularity soaring following Washington trip


http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/news/haaretz-poll-netanyahu-s-popularity-soaring-following-washington-trip-1.364068

26 posted on 05/26/2011 4:26:12 PM PDT by Katarina (God bless ElRushbo! Prayers for our troops! I stand with Israel.)
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To: Katarina
THIS is the TRUE response to Netanyahu!!!

Netanyahu's popularity soaring following Washington trip


He was awesome!

27 posted on 05/26/2011 4:27:17 PM PDT by Katarina (God bless ElRushbo! Prayers for our troops! I stand with Israel.)
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