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Likud politicians mock Obama AIPAC speech ^ | 3/4/2012 | GIL HOFFMAN

Posted on 03/05/2012 10:48:24 AM PST by Qbert

Israeli reactions to US President Barack Obama’s speech at the AIPAC Policy Conference in Washington on Sunday were divided along party lines.

Deputy Negev and Galilee Development Minister Ayoub Kara (Likud) criticized Obama for saying that too much bluster played into Iranian hands and suggesting that it led to higher gas prices.

“There is a saying that it’s easier to watch a fire from far away,” Kara said. “We are facing an existential threat, not the US. If Israel doesn’t bluster, the US will also be in danger, because Iran’s missiles will reach them too. Israel is doing everything possible to keep the world safe, and it’s unfortunate that the White House doesn’t see things the way we see them here.”

MK Danny Danon (Likud) mocked Obama’s promises to protect Israel’s security.

He said history had proven that Israel can rely only on itself.

“Looking back at the way the United States criticized Israel for destroying the nuclear reactor in Iraq, Israel must make its decisions based on its own good judgment,” Danon said.

Labor leader Shelly Yacimovich called Obama’s speech unquestionably pro-Israel.

In a speech in Herzliya, she wished Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu well in his meeting with the president.

Opposition leader Tzipi Livni blamed tension between Netanyahu and Obama on the prime minister. She predicted that there would be a large gap between Obama’s praise for Israel in his speech and what he would say to Netanyahu behind closed doors.

“Relations between Israel and the US have become political during Netanyahu’s term,” she said. “Netanyahu made Israel an issue in the American election and it’s a mistake. Netanyahu must understand that relations with the US are an essential need.

Our deterrence depends on it. He will be tested on whether he is able to draft the US into our interests or whether he will continue just manipulating internal American politics.”

TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aipac; foreignpolicy; iran; israel; likud; nucleariran; obama; obamaaipacspeech
While the US was focused on crucial issues like free rubbers for third-year law students, other things were happening around the world...
1 posted on 03/05/2012 10:48:37 AM PST by Qbert
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The list, Ping

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2 posted on 03/05/2012 10:51:45 AM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at
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To: Qbert

The campaigner-n-chief knows nothing about foreign policy whatsoever. He only knows what his handlers and his Alinsky handbook tell him.

Obama is a danger to Israel and the US. Israel will do whatever is necessary to secure her safety.

Obama is a legend in his own mind.

3 posted on 03/05/2012 10:53:49 AM PST by mardi59 (I'm not looking for MTV, I'm looking for MVP. Newt 2012!)
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To: Qbert

0bummer and his handlers have obviously decided to ramp up lip service to support of Israel.

4 posted on 03/05/2012 11:01:35 AM PST by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: mardi59

But will the American Jews give them their vote again? That is the question.

5 posted on 03/05/2012 11:02:24 AM PST by redflash ("A dog is a dog until you look him in the face, then he is Mr. Dog!")
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To: Qbert

“MK Danny Danon (Likud) mocked Obama’s promises to protect Israel’s security.”

Now, there’s someone that knows that when hussein’s lips are moving , a LIE is in progress.

6 posted on 03/05/2012 11:06:33 AM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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Thanks Qbert.
7 posted on 03/05/2012 7:25:00 PM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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To: Qbert; SunkenCiv
Danon is correct.
Yacimovich is a gullible fool.
Livni is an appeasing idiot.

Wake up and smell the mooselimb, Labor and Opposition!
There is NOTHING Netanyahu can do to make Obombi like, respect,
or support him or Israel because he is a Jew and Obombi is a mooselimb.
8 posted on 03/06/2012 2:47:09 AM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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