Skip to comments.Likud politicians mock Obama AIPAC speech
Posted on 03/05/2012 10:48:24 AM PST by Qbert
Israeli reactions to US President Barack Obamas 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 its easier to watch a fire from far away, Kara said. We are facing an existential threat, not the US. If Israel doesnt bluster, the US will also be in danger, because Irans missiles will reach them too. Israel is doing everything possible to keep the world safe, and its unfortunate that the White House doesnt see things the way we see them here.
MK Danny Danon (Likud) mocked Obamas promises to protect Israels 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 Obamas 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 Obamas 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 Netanyahus term, she said. Netanyahu made Israel an issue in the American election and its 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.
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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.
0bummer and his handlers have obviously decided to ramp up lip service to support of Israel.
But will the American Jews give them their vote again? That is the question.
“MK Danny Danon (Likud) mocked Obamas promises to protect Israels security.”
Now, there’s someone that knows that when hussein’s lips are moving , a LIE is in progress.