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The Media Like Pretending Tel Aviv Is the Capital of Israel
National Review Online ^ | February 4, 2014 | Daniel Pipes, NRO

Posted on 02/04/2014 9:04:49 AM PST by Psalm 73


White House: The White House press secretary, Jay Carney, did not say that Tel Aviv was the capital. But he also would not say it was not, in this semi-comical exchange with reporters:

First Reporter: What city does this Administration consider to be the capital of Israel? Jerusalem or Tel Aviv?
Carney: Um . . . I haven’t had that question in a while. Our position has not changed. Can we, uh . . .
First Reporter: What is the capital?
Carney: You know our position.
First Reporter: I don’t.
Second Reporter: No, no. She doesn’t know, that’s why she asked.
Carney: She does know.
First Reporter: I don’t.
Second Reporter: She does not know. She just said that she does not know. I don’t know.
Carney: We have long, lets not call on . . .
Second Reporter: Tel Aviv or Jerusalem?
Carney: You know the answer to that.
Second Reporter: I don’t know the answer. We don’t know the answer. Could you just give us an answer?
What do you recognize? What does the administration recognize?
Carney: Our position has not changed.
Second Reporter: What position?
Carney ignored him and moved on to another question. (July 26, 2012)
By Daniel Pipes NRO February 4, 2014

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


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events; Political Humor/Cartoons
KEYWORDS: israel; israelcapital; jerusalem; telaviv
The Capitol of Israel is?
Ten seconds, Jay. Jay?
1 posted on 02/04/2014 9:04:49 AM PST by Psalm 73
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To: Psalm 73

I’m still waiting on the definition of “is”.


2 posted on 02/04/2014 9:08:03 AM PST by bgill
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To: Psalm 73
This is actualy from July 2012 - but I think his response would be the same.
Too bad O'Reilly did't ask Zero that question.........
3 posted on 02/04/2014 9:08:57 AM PST by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: Psalm 73
Q: When has it ever been within the scope of a separate country to ascribe to itself the right to determine the capital of another country?

A: Only when they think and will act as if they rule such other country.

HF

4 posted on 02/04/2014 9:10:36 AM PST by holden
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To: bgill

Some of Jay’s (Carneyman) replies are just too ludicrous for words, and this was one of them. Geez, he’s a joke of a press secretary. But he’s useful to the regime, just as Goebbels was useful to Hitler.


5 posted on 02/04/2014 9:11:24 AM PST by flaglady47 (Proud Conservative Republican)
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To: Psalm 73

I vote for Eilat!


6 posted on 02/04/2014 9:12:43 AM PST by faithhopecharity (C?)
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To: Psalm 73
Jay, is that your real nose?

You know our position on that.

Well, is it or isn't it?

Our position has not changed...

7 posted on 02/04/2014 9:18:59 AM PST by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: Psalm 73

The crossword puzzle I did the other day says j__us_lem? Hmmm?


8 posted on 02/04/2014 9:33:50 AM PST by BigIsleGal (Wake Me Up When the Stupid Wears Off)
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To: Psalm 73

C’mon, we all know it’s Brooklyn!


9 posted on 02/04/2014 9:35:31 AM PST by brooklyn dave
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To: Psalm 73

Press briefings are tantamount to ping pong with a nerf ball.


10 posted on 02/04/2014 9:45:40 AM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: dennisw; Cachelot; Nix 2; veronica; Catspaw; knighthawk; Alouette; Optimist; weikel; Lent; GregB; ..
Middle East and terrorism, occasional political and Jewish issues Ping List. High Volume

If you’d like to be on or off, please FR mail me.

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Well, if Obama, Kerry and the boys and girls can tell Jews where to live, they can tell them where the capital is or isn't too.

11 posted on 02/04/2014 3:36:42 PM PST by SJackson (the Democrats take back control, we don’t make (this) kind of naked power grab, J Biden)
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To: Psalm 73
Can you picture Merkle coming to D.C. and telling 0bama that the capital of the U.S. is Omaha?

5.56mm

12 posted on 02/04/2014 3:40:29 PM PST by M Kehoe
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To: M Kehoe

the capital of the U.S. is Omaha?

I’m beginning to think we’d all be better off if it
was.


13 posted on 02/04/2014 3:44:06 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Don Corleone
I miss W's Press Secretaries - Tony Snow, Dana Perino, and my favorite - Ari Fleischer.
Classy, respectful, intelligent.
14 posted on 02/04/2014 5:06:28 PM PST by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

New topic, but the event was July 26, 2012. Jay Carney acting like an a-hole, that happens every day. Thanks Psalm 73.


15 posted on 02/06/2014 5:44:39 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: Psalm 73
This is actually from July 2012 - but I think his response would be the same.
Too bad O’Reilly did’t ask Zero that question....

That would have been one sweet question...

16 posted on 02/06/2014 7:39:05 PM PST by GOPJ (The Nation's divided between those who are to be fooled and those who do the fooling.Greenfield)
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