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Netanyahu, Lieberman praise Obama’s U.N. speech, but Palestinians pan it
JTA ^ | 9-21-2011

Posted on 09/22/2011 5:26:19 AM PDT by Route797

(JTA) -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu thanked President Obama for his speech at the United Nations General Assembly, but the address was criticized by Palestinians.

Netanyahu met with Obama at the United Nations on Wednesday afternoon after the president’s speech and reportedly expressed his appreciation for the address. The speech was also praised by Israel’s hawkish foreign minister, Avigdor Lieberman.

“I congratulate President Obama, and I am ready to sign on this speech with both hands,” Lieberman said at a news conference.

Some officials with the Palestine Liberation Organization criticized the president’s speech, which was seen as a rebuke of their effort to seek U.N. recognition of Palestinian statehood.

"Listening to him, you would think it was the Palestinians who occupy Israel," Hanan Ashrawi, a senior member of the PLO delegation in Washington, told Israel's daily Haaretz. "He presented a double standard when he disassociated the Arabs' fight for their freedom in the region from the Palestinian freedom fighters, who deal with the occupation for 63 years," she said. "What we heard is precisely why we are going to the U.N.,” she added, apparently referring to the speech’s expressions of support for the Arab Spring.

The speech was also criticized by the secretary-general of the PLO's executive committee, Yasser Abed Rabbo.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: israel; netanyahu; netanyaju; obama; palestine

1 posted on 09/22/2011 5:26:25 AM PDT by Route797
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To: Route797

How easy they forget, Obama once a liar, always a liar.


2 posted on 09/22/2011 5:27:42 AM PDT by sunmars
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To: Route797

Hey, would you expect less from the first Jewish President? I mean, come on.


3 posted on 09/22/2011 5:32:41 AM PDT by barstoolblues (proud member of the sunzab itches club)
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To: Route797

Just like Obama’s most recent SOTU address, he didn’t believe a word of what he said.


4 posted on 09/22/2011 5:40:58 AM PDT by edpc (Former Normalcy Bias Victim)
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To: Route797

Don’t trust this Israel. Be interesting to see what Abbas and Ashwari do now. Erdogen is all pouty-faced, Ahmedinejad is apoplectic and methinks the Saudis will be burning up the phones to Hillary and Hussein. OTOH the Saudis don’t like dealing with women.


5 posted on 09/22/2011 6:01:35 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: sunmars
"How easy they forget"

Its a different ball game now.

Obama replaced that Lebanese gentile with the Chicago Jew, Dan Shapiro

Here is a an interesting connection: In 2007 Obama hired both Colin Powell and Dan Shapiro as foreign policy consultants.

6 posted on 09/22/2011 6:07:07 AM PDT by Ben Ficklin
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To: Route797
"He presented a double standard when he disassociated the Arabs' fight for their freedom in the region from the Palestinian freedom fighters, who deal with the occupation for 63 years," she said.

NOT! According to the history of the area, Jordon was created for the Palestinians to occupy. It is a much larger country. Israel was given basically nothing but waste land with no resources.

Given the billions and billions of dollars (over a period of decades) provided to the Palestinians, they still live in tent cities. What happened to all that money? Why is it that the Palestinians have no economy?

Israel peoples have been in that area for thousands of years.

7 posted on 09/22/2011 8:07:54 AM PDT by olezip
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