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Fed up, Obama says Israel ‘doesn’t know its own best interests’
timesofisrael.com ^ | 01/15/2013 | Times of Israel Staff

Posted on 01/15/2013 7:22:17 AM PST by massmike

Barack Obama, frustrated with continued construction in Israeli settlements in the West Bank, has reportedly become “inured” to the issue and has begun telling colleagues that Israel is acting against its own best interests.

If accurately reported, such comments, expressed by the head of state of the country Israel considers its closest ally, may represent a new low in relations between this US administration and Jerusalem, which in recent years have suffered strains over the Palestinian and Iranian issues.

According to the report by Bloomberg columnist Jeffrey Goldberg published Tuesday morning, Obama last month began repeating the mantra that “Israel doesn’t know what its own best interests are.”

The two leaders will have to deal with each other for several more years, should Netanyahu cruise to an election victory on January 22 as expected.

“I don’t think we are headed for a showdown,” Aaron David Miller, a scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center, told the Associated Press recently, “but the relationship will continue to be dysfunctional.”

(Excerpt) Read more at timesofisrael.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: israel

1 posted on 01/15/2013 7:22:24 AM PST by massmike
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To: massmike

“Own best interests” is Alinsky-speak for “my best interests.”


2 posted on 01/15/2013 7:24:12 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (TYRANNY: When the people fear the politicians. LIBERTY: When the politicians fear the people.)
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To: massmike
Like the guy who consistently acts against his own Country's best interests is qualified to judge the actions of another? Pfffffft.

I didn't think I could hate him any more than I already do, I was wrong.

3 posted on 01/15/2013 7:25:11 AM PST by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: liberalh8ter

“I didn’t think I could hate him any more than I already do, I was wrong.”

Obama’s contempt for America and Americans seems to be without limit.

My hate for him tracks that.


4 posted on 01/15/2013 7:28:23 AM PST by brownsfan (Behold, the power of government cheese.)
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To: massmike

Spoken like a true muslim


5 posted on 01/15/2013 7:28:51 AM PST by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: newfreep

Unfortunately, seems most of the voters in the US in the recent election did not know their own best interests also, they reelected the thing.


6 posted on 01/15/2013 7:30:50 AM PST by Mouton (108th MI Group.....68-71)
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To: brownsfan

The forward thinking documentary Obama’s America:2016 by Dinesh D’Sousa is coming truer every day since it is already Obama’s America now and it’s not even far into 2013 yet.


7 posted on 01/15/2013 7:33:07 AM PST by Blue Highway
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To: Mouton

“Unfortunately, seems most of the voters in the US in the recent election did not know their own best interests also, they reelected the thing.”

They didn’t care. They were in it for instant gratification.

And for some voters who did care... they STILL stayed home. Imagine that?


8 posted on 01/15/2013 7:34:38 AM PST by brownsfan (Behold, the power of government cheese.)
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To: massmike

arrogant, smug, omni-potent, dismissive. He’s one or more steps down the ladder from the Greek god Mediocrities. Maybe someone will attempt to impeach his imperial majesty but it won’t stick because they’re “raaaaacccccciiiiiissssstttt”. Still stunned at the idiots that put this clown back in office. (even though it was a done deal and all the dems could have stayed home 11/6) What was the definition of insanity? Doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results?

NV freepers. See you in Carson City at noon on Saturday!!!! Woo Hoo!

Helping keep mankind warm for 65 years.


9 posted on 01/15/2013 7:37:29 AM PST by rktman (Live the oath you took or get out of office!)
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To: brownsfan

I do imagine that and it is a very sad commentary. Just like spoiled children whom their parents give in to every whim, most of the populace is so used to having it good or getting what they want without working for it, they don’t care or even care enough to make sure we stay strong, safe and independent. Perhaps a little revolution every once in a while is a good thing because those left at the end know what it was to reach for and fight for a cause. Our pop culture society full of imbiciles who cannot do any analytical thinking is its own worse enemy.


10 posted on 01/15/2013 7:43:42 AM PST by Mouton (108th MI Group.....68-71)
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To: brownsfan

Just wait till after he is sworn in again then the gloves are really coming off


11 posted on 01/15/2013 7:44:57 AM PST by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: liberalh8ter

The date was December 22nd, 1944, during the Battle of the Bulge at Bastogne.

Lt. Col. Ned Moore told General Anthony McAuliffe that we had a German surrender ultimatum. The General’s first reaction was that the Germans wanted to surrender to us. Col. Moore quickly disabused him of that notion and explained that the Germans demanded our surrender. When McAuliffe heard that, and once he got over his incredulity, he sent back a very succinct response to the Germans - “Nuts!”

Even in the face of overwhelming odds, to simply surrender does not speak well of personal bravery or courage. The Israelis lack neither, a fact that Bronco Bama cannot seem to get his head around.


12 posted on 01/15/2013 7:46:09 AM PST by alloysteel (Bronco Bama - the cowboy who whooped up and widened the stampede.)
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To: massmike
So, if Israel stops the settlements Iran will love them, Gaza will be peaceful, all will recognize the right for Israel to exist, and the Madrassas will start teaching that Jews are worthy of love. Right?
13 posted on 01/15/2013 7:46:58 AM PST by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: alloysteel
Remember, Comrades...nobama hates you, hates your family, hates your freedom, hates your success, hates your happiness, hates Free America, hates Americans, hates the Constitution, hates the Rule of Law and hates the Bill of Rights. nobama is a hate crime foisted upon America. nobama is the Destroyer . Everything nobama does is intentional. God help us all.
14 posted on 01/15/2013 7:49:48 AM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: massmike

So according to Obama, it is in Israel’s interest to trim its borders to 6-10 miles wide while surrounded by 160 million hostile Arabs with 650 times the land.


15 posted on 01/15/2013 7:59:10 AM PST by montag813
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16 posted on 01/15/2013 8:10:12 AM PST by deoetdoctrinae (Gun free zones are playgrounds for felons.)
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To: massmike

Such arrogance. Why do American Jews still vote for this man?


17 posted on 01/15/2013 8:13:40 AM PST by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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To: massmike
This is nothing new from the left. Remember What's Wrong With Kansas? (or whatever the title actually is) -- the book that ponders why people vote against their supposed "best interests". Of course, the author (or in this case Obama) makes the arrogant and ironic leap that their opinion of what someone else's "best interests" are is the same as what they themselves would decide their best interests would be.
18 posted on 01/15/2013 8:17:44 AM PST by kevkrom (If a wise man has an argument with a foolish man, the fool only rages or laughs...)
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To: massmike
The boy Guinness thinks he knows better than God Almighty. The LORD sits in heaven and laughs at men like him. (Psalm 2)
19 posted on 01/15/2013 8:20:56 AM PST by 444Flyer
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To: al baby
“Just wait till after he is sworn in again then the gloves are really coming off.”

Yes. And ‘sworn in’ to whom and in who’s name is the question.

20 posted on 01/15/2013 8:30:04 AM PST by 444Flyer
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To: massmike

According to Obama, Israel’s best interest is being shoved into the Mediterranean Sea as per Helen Thomas. Why I don’t like statist liberals or social benefactors, very condescending and of the attitude of they know what is best for you and you are considered a moron.

Netanyahu ought to tell Dear Leader to go fornicate himself......


21 posted on 01/15/2013 8:53:48 AM PST by CORedneck
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To: 444Flyer

xactly,

“praise be to allah, I have already encapsulated my proxies at America’s expense to wipe that cancer from the face of the earth, success will be guaranteed. Neither I nor America will be blamed and America will think no different”

“allah willing”


22 posted on 01/15/2013 8:58:16 AM PST by himno hero (hadnuff)
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To: 444Flyer

xactly,

“praise be to allah, I have already encapsulated my proxies at America’s expense to wipe that cancer from the face of the earth, success will be guaranteed. Neither I nor America will be blamed and America will think no different”

“allah willing”


23 posted on 01/15/2013 8:58:50 AM PST by himno hero (hadnuff)
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To: 444Flyer

xactly,

“praise be to allah, I have already encapsulated my proxies at America’s expense to wipe that cancer from the face of the earth, success will be guaranteed. Neither I nor America will be blamed and America will think no different”

“allah willing”


24 posted on 01/15/2013 8:59:09 AM PST by himno hero (hadnuff)
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To: OrangeHoof

It has somehow become traditional for many Jews to enthusiastically pursue their own destruction.


25 posted on 01/15/2013 9:03:03 AM PST by onedoug
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To: brownsfan
Obama’s contempt for America and Americans seems to be without limit.

As bad as that us, his hate for Israel and the Jews trumps it.

26 posted on 01/15/2013 9:33:56 AM PST by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: 444Flyer

He is a Muslim period knew since day one


27 posted on 01/15/2013 9:41:15 AM PST by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: massmike

This coming from someone who has had everything given to him and done for him. Someone that has never had to fight for anything, let alone his existence! King Obama speaks and all must bow before him! What a useless meatsack! Why is it that every democrat believes that they know what is best for everyone else, but never include themselves in their solutions, it’s always do as I say not as I do.


28 posted on 01/15/2013 9:44:11 AM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: massmike

That dictator is shafting everybody. Feed him a Viagra, he’d grow 6” taller.


29 posted on 01/15/2013 9:56:01 AM PST by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: al baby

One thing’s for sure, he’ll be putting on a good show with Lincoln’s bible for all the koolaid drinkers. That’s guaranteed. I didn’t watch his last inauguration and I don’t plan on watching this one either. I simply can’t willingly witness an open and celebrated liar mock God before the country and the world.


30 posted on 01/15/2013 9:58:27 AM PST by 444Flyer
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To: massmike

Let Obama do his job and take care of his problems here at home - like the US exceeding its debt limit - before telling the Israelis what their best interests are.


31 posted on 01/15/2013 10:07:53 AM PST by BusterBear
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To: brownsfan
And for some voters who did care... they STILL stayed home. Imagine that?

Didn't you hear? There was NO difference between Obama and Romney....


32 posted on 01/15/2013 10:39:51 AM PST by massmike (At least no one is wearing a "Ron Paul - 2016" tee shirt........yet!)
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To: massmike

“Didn’t you hear? There was NO difference between Obama and Romney....”

Yeah, I heard. And to my amazement, there are people who still try to tell me that. I guess that proves that delusion isn’t the exclusive province of the left.


33 posted on 01/15/2013 11:39:15 AM PST by brownsfan (Behold, the power of government cheese.)
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IOW, Obama's just an ignorant, arrogant, asshole. But everyone already knew this. Thanks massmike.
Thanks .
34 posted on 01/15/2013 6:48:32 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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35 posted on 01/16/2013 5:25:08 AM PST by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn’t do !)
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36 posted on 01/16/2013 5:25:29 AM PST by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn’t do !)
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To: massmike

He’s as much as said the same thing about us bitter clingers.


37 posted on 01/16/2013 6:13:47 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: montag813
you left out

That continually proclaim at the top of their voice and has proved openly on a daily basis to the same entire planet and all people who are not total imbeciles, that their sole purpose is to eradicate, kill, slaughter, wipe out,the state of Israel and every man, woman and child.

As for peace, these are the people who cave in the head of their own wives and daughters, strap suicide bombs to the body of their children, cut off the head of young Italian man on the Internet for all the world to see,attack and kill three thousand of our citizens and what little time they are not doing or even while they are, they're using poison gas on each other, would not recognize peace if it walked up and kissed them in the mouth.

Our great shame is they have in the past and are doing it now on our and the rest of the civilized Western Nations dime.

Want to cramp their style?

Just cut off the money, water, food and electricity to those 19 terrorists camps we've been funding for the last half century and in a years time the west bank will be a ghost town just like the towns of the old west when the money run out.

The PLO and its so called state exists on welfare.

The leaders are there for the same reason leaders are everywhere,for the money.

38 posted on 01/16/2013 12:28:12 PM PST by mississippi red-neck
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