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Obama Approval Rating Dives In Israel
Time Magazine - World ^ | Feb 7, 2014 | Karl Vick

Posted on 02/09/2014 4:07:24 PM PST by Innovative

Less than a year after President Obama left Israel to the sound of loud cheering after he assured Israelis in Hebrew that they “are not alone,” a new poll has found that 70% of Jewish Israelis do not trust Obama to safeguard their nation’s vital interests in negotiations with the Palestinians.

The survey, published Friday in the Israeli weekly Sov Hashavua, is the latest in a string of recent polls demonstrating a precipitous fall in the confidence

(Excerpt) Read more at world.time.com ...


TOPICS: Egypt; Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events; Russia; Syria; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: egypt; iran; israel; kerry; middleeast; obama; russia; sovhashavua; syria; waronterror
Gee, can't imagine why (/sarc)
1 posted on 02/09/2014 4:07:24 PM PST by Innovative
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To: Innovative

Whatever made the Israelis trust him in the first place???


2 posted on 02/09/2014 4:08:43 PM PST by CdMGuy
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To: Innovative

who are those 30 percent of harcore morons?


3 posted on 02/09/2014 4:09:08 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: CdMGuy

There’s the 64 thousand dollar question...


4 posted on 02/09/2014 4:09:21 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Amnesty is job NONE! It isn't even the leading issue with Hipanics.)
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To: Innovative

I wonder what the % will be after Iran gets a tac nuke from Obama and detonates it a few miles from the Israeli border.


5 posted on 02/09/2014 4:10:43 PM PST by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: Innovative

Well, that ONLY TOOK 5 YEARS ....


6 posted on 02/09/2014 4:12:39 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: CdMGuy

Many Israelis are too the left. This is true even with the so-called right wing Israelis.


7 posted on 02/09/2014 4:14:50 PM PST by vladimir998
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To: LyinLibs
I wonder what the % will be after Iran gets a tac nuke from Obama and detonates it a few miles from the Israeli border.

I would bet my paycheck that Iran’s first nuclear weapons test will be inside the boarders of Israel, probably inside the boarders of Tel Aviv.

8 posted on 02/09/2014 4:18:08 PM PST by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: Innovative

American Jews don’t care... they’d vote for Obama again if they could.


9 posted on 02/09/2014 4:19:16 PM PST by brownsfan (Behold, the power of government cheese.)
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To: Innovative

and it only took 5 years????

Questioning our committment to them here...


10 posted on 02/09/2014 4:21:00 PM PST by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period.)
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To: Innovative

They should poll the Jews in NYC and see where they stand on Bozo.


11 posted on 02/09/2014 4:21:32 PM PST by Rappini (Veritas vos Liberabit)
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To: Innovative
I have a friend, who is now a US Citizen but goes to Israel often. One day they let their hair down in my car as to how they really felt about Obama, and they voted for him the 1st time. It was totally un-PC as they let it rip as to who and what he was, all I can say is Oh boy, I never expected that out of a normally reserved person. If many in Israel feel this way, he is not liked, at all....
12 posted on 02/09/2014 4:25:32 PM PST by taildragger (The E-GOP won't know what hit them, The Party of Reagan is almost here, hang tight folks....)
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To: brownsfan
American Jews don’t care... they’d vote for Obama again if they could.

Not this American Jew. Nor his wife. Nor his sisters. Nor his cousins. Nor anyone else in his extended family. Nor most of his friends. We didn't vote for him the first time and didn't the second. All Jews are not idiot leftists.

13 posted on 02/09/2014 4:25:52 PM PST by Blennos
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To: Blennos
All Jews are not idiot leftists.

What I should have said is: Not all Jews are idiot leftists.

14 posted on 02/09/2014 4:29:41 PM PST by Blennos
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To: Innovative

Wait. You mean to tell me Obama had an approval rating? Obama has already shown what he does to our traditional allies.


15 posted on 02/09/2014 4:30:47 PM PST by Organic Panic
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To: Blennos
Not this American Jew. Nor his wife. Nor his sisters. Nor his cousins. Nor anyone else in his extended family. Nor most of his friends. We didn't vote for him the first time and didn't the second. All Jews are not idiot leftists.

None of the Jews I know did either, but there's no denying that quite a few did/do. I've heard that it goes back to their love of FDR, which is ironic; considering that he wouldn't lift a finger to let the Jews emigrate during WW2.

16 posted on 02/09/2014 4:32:38 PM PST by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: F15Eagle

I NEVER understood how the Jewish people could support him. If you apply the same rules to Obama that should apply to everyone, he is very transparent. That is, don’t listen to what he says - watch what he does. That will tell you everything you need to know.


17 posted on 02/09/2014 4:41:04 PM PST by JudyinCanada
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To: Blennos

“All Jews are not idiot leftists.”

I know. And I have no issue with Jews. I just don’t understand how a majority can be “idiot leftists.”


18 posted on 02/09/2014 4:41:54 PM PST by brownsfan (Behold, the power of government cheese.)
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19 posted on 02/09/2014 4:43:41 PM PST by RedMDer (Happy with this, America? Make your voices heard. 2014 is just around the corner. ~ Sarah Palin)
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To: Innovative

Geeee. They’re Finally waking up!


20 posted on 02/09/2014 4:47:41 PM PST by faithhopecharity
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Thanks Innovative.


21 posted on 02/09/2014 4:56:02 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: brownsfan

Previously, both D and R parties professed strong support for Israel. That effectively removed the issue from consideration at the ballot box.

Now, that O has revealed the D party for what it is, it will be interesting to see how this plays out at ballot boxes, in the U.S. this November.


22 posted on 02/09/2014 5:25:55 PM PST by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: Innovative

A year ago they loved his promise that, “If you like your country, you can keep your country.”


23 posted on 02/09/2014 5:37:02 PM PST by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: Innovative

Probably Jay Carney cackling that finally His Arrogance’s numbers are up in Israel.


24 posted on 02/09/2014 6:21:55 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (Anything regarding this administration ..... remember I told you so first!)
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA
>> Now, that O has revealed the D party for what it is, it will be interesting to see how this plays out at ballot boxes, in the U.S. this November. <<

Obama could publicly call for Israel to be wiped off the map, and he'd probably STILL get 60% of the "Jewish vote".

25 posted on 02/09/2014 8:33:45 PM PST by BillyBoy (Looking at the weather lately, I could really use some 'global warming' right now!)
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To: Innovative

100% of Israelis shouldn’t trust him.


26 posted on 02/09/2014 9:11:15 PM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: Innovative

Wow, how about those Israelis, huh?

Just because you wish they were all dead, and then do everything you possibly can to make it happen, they take umbrage.

What’s a Marxist, Moslem-worshipping president to do?


27 posted on 02/09/2014 10:56:55 PM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: F15Eagle

>> Well, that ONLY TOOK 5 YEARS ....

Exactly.


28 posted on 02/09/2014 11:00:43 PM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: F15Eagle

Could be that even the Israelis who were “moderate” on trading land for “peace” now are offended at the way Klutzy Kerry is trying to push them around. When their own leaders do it, it’s one thing. When the Iran-appeasing Obama folks come barging in, possibly it’s another.


29 posted on 02/09/2014 11:18:13 PM PST by firebrand
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30 posted on 02/10/2014 3:28:43 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: MeshugeMikey

Well, 20% or so of the country are Arab.


31 posted on 02/10/2014 3:30:38 PM PST by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem)
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To: taildragger
I have a friend, who is now a US Citizen but goes to Israel often. One day they let their hair down in my car as to how they really felt about Obama, and they voted for him the 1st time.

Sorry, Israelis don't vote in our elections regardless of what your friend told you. The few, 80 thousand or so, who are American citizens went about 85% for Romney.

32 posted on 02/10/2014 3:31:53 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: brownsfan

“I just don’t understand how a majority can be “idiot leftists.””

For the same reason other urban-dwelling Yankees are “idiot leftists.”

Look where my people live in the USA. They vote pretty much like their idiot neighbors.


33 posted on 02/10/2014 3:32:39 PM PST by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem)
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To: Rappini
They should poll the Jews in NYC and see where they stand on Bozo.

They do all the time. They still love the stuffing out of their huggy-bear.

34 posted on 02/10/2014 3:50:03 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: MeshugeMikey

“who are those 30 percent of harcore morons?”

Dual citizen American-Israelis presently living in Israel?


35 posted on 02/10/2014 3:55:03 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: Jewbacca
"Look where my people live in the USA. They vote pretty much like their idiot neighbors."

You make an interesting point. Isn't there still a rule that you have to live within walking distance of a synagogue?

As to your observation, it's not clear which comes first, voting for the idiot neighbor or voting in an area where idiots live via group think.

36 posted on 02/10/2014 4:04:56 PM PST by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......? Embrace a ruler today.)
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To: EDINVA

That makes perfect sense. American Leftists


37 posted on 02/10/2014 5:24:27 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: Jewbacca

I didnt take that into account...

good catch.


38 posted on 02/10/2014 5:25:01 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: Innovative

One question is how messed up our country will be after Obama leaves office in addition to how he will stab Israel in the back. The debt owed to those like George Soros should be paid very last and with no interest !


39 posted on 02/10/2014 8:22:40 PM PST by CORedneck
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