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Obama to Speak in Israel, but Not in Knesset
inn ^ | 2/12/13 | Maayana Miskin

Posted on 02/12/2013 7:40:46 AM PST by Nachum

Israel is finishing the preparations for United States President Barack Obama’s planned visit in March. Plans for Obama’s visit include a trip to Yad Vashem and to Rabin’s grave, and dinners with Netanyahu and Peres.

Obama will apparently not speak in the Knesset. His staff has requested that the venue chosen for his speech be large enough for a crowd of 1,000 Israeli citizens, which the Knesset is not.

Instead, Obama may speak at the Binyanei Hauma conference center in central Jerusalem.

His trip will begin with an official state welcoming at the airport, complete with a red carpet and a line of high-ranking Israeli officials. Obama, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and President Shimon Peres will all give speeches at the airport.

Afterward they will travel to the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial center in Jerusalem, where Obama will lay a wreath in memory of Holocaust victims. It has not yet been decided whether Obama will speak at Yad Vashem as well.

He will then visit the graves of Zionist visionary Theodore Herzl and slain Israeli Prime Minister Yitzchak Rabin.

In the afternoon, Obama will meet with Netanyahu. After the meeting the two are expected to address the press.

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


TOPICS: Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: israel; knesset; obama; obamaisraelvisit
Full title: Obama to Speak in Israel, but Not in Knesset Israel prepares to host the US president. Obama to give speech outside Knesset as parliament hall not large enough.

Updated security warnings in Israel today. Might be hard to have an "outdoor venue" if rockets are falling. I mean, if the president has to disarm his own troops as they march by, he should be really careful now. ...Better to speak inside Mr. Obama. Sorry about that lost 'photo op'.

1 posted on 02/12/2013 7:40:53 AM PST by Nachum
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2 posted on 02/12/2013 7:44:47 AM PST by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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3 posted on 02/12/2013 7:45:48 AM PST by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum
Obama treated Net like cr**.....and was rude.

But here we have Net feeding Obama's ego....Net knows exactly what he's doing.

Obama's a jerk. There's no real need to make a deal with the good guy. This just gives Obama a coward's way of dealing with Iran.

Net will do the work.....And Net doesn't need Obama's permission for sh**.

4 posted on 02/12/2013 7:48:05 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Nachum
Obama to give speech outside Knesset as parliament hall not large enough.

It has nothing to do with the size of the parliament hall. The US still does not recognize Jerusalem as the captial of Israel. The status of Jerusalem has not been decided as far as our government is concerned, which is why our embassy remains in Tel Aviv. Obama is making a political statement.

MK Reuven Rivlin reiterated the insistence that US President Barack Obama address the nation from the podium of the Knesset in Jerusalem during his March visit to Israe.

"If President Obama wants to talk to the people of Israel, he can only do it from the Knesset podium. All the world leaders who have arrived in Israel, including the previous presidents of the United States and Egyptian President (Anwar) Sadat visited the Knesset on the understanding that the Knesset is the parliament of the people of Israel and the source of strength and power of the State of Israel as a democratic state," Rivlin said.

5 posted on 02/12/2013 8:04:27 AM PST by kabar
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To: Nachum

Is this where he will claim to be the One?


6 posted on 02/12/2013 8:15:45 AM PST by DonkeyBonker (Hard to paddle against the flow of sewage coming out of the White House.)
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Plans for Obama’s visit include a trip to Yad Vashem...

Talk about the Obamanation standing in a holy (hallowed) place, where it ought not...

Perhaps the Eternal Flame will... flare up.

7 posted on 02/12/2013 8:26:23 AM PST by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: Nachum

Israel should bar the entry of this idiot.


8 posted on 02/12/2013 8:33:24 AM PST by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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I’m sure the US EMbassy wants to control who comes. They don’t want a hostile crowd.


9 posted on 02/12/2013 8:48:42 AM PST by Oldexpat
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To: Nachum

Watch out for shoes.


10 posted on 02/12/2013 8:51:38 AM PST by onedoug
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To: Nachum

He isn’t qualified to speak in a latrine.


11 posted on 02/12/2013 9:50:59 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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Are you anticipating a fatal wound to the head followed three days later by a miraculous resurrection?


12 posted on 02/12/2013 10:41:54 AM PST by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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To: Nachum

I think the best bet for Benjamin Netanyahu would be to ask several very senior ultra-Orthodox Rabbis to perform ritual ceremonies before and after Obama “That drive away evil.”

And, of course, Obama’s visit would be the perfect time to attack Iran. Or for an elite team of Israeli soldiers to capture an Iranian missile to launch at Israel.


13 posted on 02/12/2013 11:04:27 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: Nachum

The very idea of his visit makes SICK.


14 posted on 02/12/2013 11:17:00 AM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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The very idea of his visit makes me SICK.


15 posted on 02/12/2013 11:17:11 AM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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16 posted on 02/13/2013 5:50:19 AM PST by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn’t do !)
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18 posted on 02/13/2013 5:51:44 AM PST by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn’t do !)
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To: Nachum

Ugh! I have spent many happy hours in the Binyanei Hauma Conference Center, Celebrating the Feast of Tabernacles and praying for the Peace of Jerusalem. I shudder to think of that Lyin’ King soiling the place with his presence.

Yeah, I know it’s just a conference center, and not a “holy place”, so it’s just personal.

Frankly, I hate the idea of you-know-who even SETTING FOOT in Jerusalem at all.


19 posted on 02/13/2013 7:05:21 AM PST by left that other site (Worry is the darkroom that developes negatives.)
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To: Nachum

And YAD VASHEM???? Noooooo. He must not go there. That is also “holy ground” IMNSHO.


20 posted on 02/13/2013 7:06:55 AM PST by left that other site (Worry is the darkroom that developes negatives.)
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To: Nachum

Stay out of Binyanei Ha’uma in Jerusalem, unless you’ve come to heckle.


21 posted on 02/13/2013 2:01:42 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Nachum

Better yet, don’t go. Who needs him.


22 posted on 02/13/2013 3:07:02 PM PST by dervish (either the vote was corrupt or the electorate is)
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