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In call to PM, Obama pledges support, urges minimal Gaza civilian deaths [Israel]
The Times of Israel ^ | Friday, July 18, 2014 | Rebecca Shimoni Stoil and Staff

Posted on 07/18/2014 11:55:17 AM PDT by Star Traveler

President emphasizes backing of Jewish state’s right to defend itself against rocket fire, says current offensive focused on tunnels.

President Barack Obama said Friday that he encouraged Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to minimize civilian deaths in Israel’s ground push into Hamas-ruled Gaza, while letting him know that the US supports Israel’s right to self defense

“No nation should accept rockets being fired into its borders,” Obama told reporters at the White House. The US president said he spoke by phone with Netanyahu earlier in the day, over the sounds of sirens going off in the background in Tel Aviv, and told him Secretary of State John Kerry is prepared to travel to the region.

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


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: hamas; israel; kenyanbornmuzzie; stisraelhamas; waronisrael
Thanks to Hamas, the sirens go off while Netanyahu is on the phone with Obama ... LOL ...
1 posted on 07/18/2014 11:55:17 AM PDT by Star Traveler
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To: Star Traveler

They are all terrorists or terrorist supporters; no distinctions with regard to age and sex.


2 posted on 07/18/2014 11:58:46 AM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: Star Traveler

Obama gave Hamas the encouragement and the weapons
and the money.

Just like the terrorists at the Southern US border.

Just like IS in Iraq.


3 posted on 07/18/2014 11:59:00 AM PDT by Diogenesis (The EXEMPT Congress is complicit in the absence of impeachment)
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To: Star Traveler

Zer0 should note that Bibi did not call to get his permission before he launched the attack. Obama is trying to appear relevant even though he is not.


4 posted on 07/18/2014 12:00:20 PM PDT by RatRipper (No need to rob others; democRATS will steal and share a tiny bit with you.)
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To: Star Traveler

Zer0 should note that Bibi did not call to get his permission before he launched the attack. Obama is trying to appear relevant even though he is not.


5 posted on 07/18/2014 12:01:45 PM PDT by RatRipper (No need to rob others; democRATS will steal and share a tiny bit with you.)
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To: Diogenesis

You may be thinking about the Palestinian Authority, which does receive money and help from the USA. And that is done with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu lobbying Congress in order to keep the money going to the PA. Israel actually wants that.

But Hamas is not getting money from the USA or weapons. Besides that Israel has a blockade around Gaza and any country who shipped weapons in would be blocked. Hamas has to smuggle whatever they have ... in through their tunnels. It’s not coming from the USA.

There was even an article a couple of days ago where the USA block a money transfer from Qatar to Hamas, so the USA is actively blocking this from happening.


6 posted on 07/18/2014 12:04:12 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: RatRipper

Obama is relevant. Netanyahu needs additional Iron Dome supplies. Nkw that a national consensus has formed in Israel — even Tzipi Livni! — calling for Israel to respond aggressively, I believe that the vest way that we can help Israel is to vocally support the elimination of Hamas. Thia can only give Netanyahu strength as he pushes back against Obama’s and Kerry’s efforts to limit Israel’s objectives.


7 posted on 07/18/2014 12:04:39 PM PDT by Piranha (Power is not only what you have but what the enemy thinks you have - Saul Alinsky)
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To: RJS1950

That’s not the view of Israel or Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The IDF even posts videos to SHOW THE WORLD that they go to great measures to avoid any collateral damage to Palestinian civilians.

Israel is ONLY targeting Hamas and their facilities and arms.


8 posted on 07/18/2014 12:07:16 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Star Traveler

Hamas is a partner in the Palestinian government. The Palestinian government gets massive amounts of funding from the US. Therefore Hamas receives US government funding. Salaries of Hamas functionaries are paid by the US government-funded Palestinian Authority.

The Palestinian Authority, which receives US funds, even pays saleries of Hamas terrorists who are in Israeli prisons. It also pays death benefits to the families of dead Hamas suicide bombers and other terrorists.


9 posted on 07/18/2014 12:08:59 PM PDT by Piranha (Power is not only what you have but what the enemy thinks you have - Saul Alinsky)
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To: Piranha

As I’ve noted before and here ... Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has gone to Congress before and lobbied to keep the funds going to the Palestinian Authority because Israel wants the PA in there taking care of the civilian government (and not Israeli soldiers having to). So ... it’s completely within the permission —and also— you could say “requirement” of Israel to keep funding the PA.

What neither Israel or the USA is doing is sending money or arms to Hamas.

And those are simply the “facts of the matter”.


10 posted on 07/18/2014 12:13:38 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Piranha

http://www.businessweek.com/news/2014-05-27/israel-agrees-to-spend-half-of-iron-dome-funds-in-u-dot-s


11 posted on 07/18/2014 12:35:41 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Piranha

Israel is not dependent on the US for those supplies. But they do have contracts with the US at this time. It’s complicated.


12 posted on 07/18/2014 12:37:06 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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Here’s a running account of news reports related to these recent events with Israel and Hamas. If you want to catch up on the news accounts ... they are here ...

http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/stisraelhamas/index

It’s listed from newest to oldest, so go to the bottom to start.


13 posted on 07/18/2014 12:53:37 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Diogenesis
Obama gave Hamas the encouragement and the weapons and the money.

Just like the terrorists at the Southern US border.

Just like IS in Iraq.

And Bibi knows this full well.

Bibi also knows that some of the manpads smuggled out of Libya by Obama and Brennan went to Hamas and the Gaza Strip.

Obama himself is a traitor and terrorist...of the first order.

14 posted on 07/18/2014 1:36:44 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama: Race is his cover...jihad is his game.)
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To: Star Traveler
What neither Israel or the USA is doing is sending money or arms to Hamas.

And those are simply the “facts of the matter”.

Where are you getting your news...NBC.

John Brennan was running black ops from his office in the White (and now as DCI) in northern African smuggling weapons even before Benghazi. And the sole purpose was to move weapons from Libya and other locales to Hamas in Gaza, Hezbollah, and Syrian rebels.

Sources: John Brennan's Black Ops, CIA Gun-running, Qatar-Libya-Syria (this article doesn't mention Hamas but described further the Brennan ops re: weapon smuggling). These are but two small references. Money and weapons have been smuggled to Hamas in great supply for several years now. And it is all traceable back to Brennan and Obama.

15 posted on 07/18/2014 1:50:49 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama: Race is his cover...jihad is his game.)
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To: RoosterRedux

Get me any current news article (could be in the last two or three years) from a credible news agency reporting on the USA shipping arms or money to Hamas in Gaza and I’ll surely look at it and get back to you on it.

I did glance through that article you gave, but I saw nothing about Gaza or Hamas.


16 posted on 07/18/2014 2:02:54 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Star Traveler
You'll get back to me.;-) That's rather famous.

Aren't you familiar with John Brennan's black operations when national security adviser to Obama. One of those articles addressed that. And his goal was to deliver weapons to Hamas. Did you miss that?

If so I will deliver plenty of evidence and source.

But my question to you is this...where have you been on this matter.

Are you not current on Benghazi? Where do you think the manpads went?

17 posted on 07/18/2014 5:17:30 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama: Race is his cover...jihad is his game.)
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To: Star Traveler
Where to begin?

You think Obama and Brennan have not been shipping weapons and cash to Hamas?

Honestly..is that what you are asking?

If so, I will provide many sources to support that FACT.

Perhaps traveling stars has left you a bit out of touch with reality.

18 posted on 07/18/2014 5:20:16 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama: Race is his cover...jihad is his game.)
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To: RoosterRedux

I looked at that article and I didn’t see Hamas or Gaza in it.

But, if you’re saying that Hamas will smuggle in weapons from anyone who will provide them ... yes, we’ve always known that ... and have known that for longer than “Benghazi” has even existed as a story. They’ve gotten them from Iran, from Hezbollah, from Egypt and so on. “That” is not new news ... :-) ...

I think we’re talking about two different things here.

The stuff that I’m talking about is the USA supplying Hamas in Gaza ... and that’s what I see nothing of. But rather, what I see is the USA actually stopping money from coming into Gaza to Hamas from Qatar (posted just a few days ago). I can provide you with that link if you want.


19 posted on 07/18/2014 5:27:38 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: RoosterRedux

I just posted it, but I’ll say it again ... the USA supplying Hamas in Gaza with money or armaments.

I’ve seen none of that.


20 posted on 07/18/2014 5:29:50 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Star Traveler
Do your own research. You glanced though the article I provided?

Hey Star Traveler. Read the whole article and do your own research.

We have enough idiots around here.

Do some serious digging and learn the truth!

Obama and John Brennan have been supplying Hamas with weapons and cash.

Sorry you think it ain't happening. Boo Fricken Hoo.

Get with the program.

Trace the weapons. Hamas is being supplied by Brennan and Obama.

21 posted on 07/18/2014 5:31:18 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama: Race is his cover...jihad is his game.)
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To: Star Traveler
I’ve seen none of that.

You haven't seen it? Well gosh and golly, then.

If you haven't seen it...it mustn't be happening.

You are as narcissistic as Obama.

It's all about "you."

22 posted on 07/18/2014 5:34:11 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama: Race is his cover...jihad is his game.)
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To: RoosterRedux

I’ve seen how Obama supported the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, but I wasn’t talking about that. I know how Obama has supplied support to the Syrian rebels, many of them Islamic terrorists. I’ve seen how the Islamic terrorists were helped in Libya. And although I’ve posted about “those things” before, those are not the things I’m talking about.

I’m talking about Gaza and Hamas. It’s “this” that I’ve seen absolutely nothing about. I’ve never seen that the USA is supplying money or arms to Hamas in Gaza.

What I see you talking about is what is going on elsewhere in the world, but not about what is going on I’m Gaza.


23 posted on 07/18/2014 5:41:03 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Star Traveler
Go back and study what John Brennan was doing in the WH as National Security Director. He was running a black ops program.

He's a muslim convert...and he's delivering weapons to our enemies.

Will you please catch up. We are waiting for you.

24 posted on 07/18/2014 5:41:37 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama: Race is his cover...jihad is his game.)
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To: Star Traveler
Then watch the news and learn what is happening in Gaza. The IDF didn't move in to remove tunnels...they moved in to remove weapons provided by Obama and Brennan.

Perhaps you should take a breather.

Your ego has gotten ahead of your ability to think.

Perhaps you should travel to one of your stars.;-)

25 posted on 07/18/2014 5:45:37 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama: Race is his cover...jihad is his game.)
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To: RoosterRedux

You keep talking about a lot of other things, but that’s not what I mentioned originally or what my posting has been about in the last week. It’s about Hamas in Gaza.

The USA is not providing money to Hamas in Gaza and the USA is not providing weapons to Hamas in Gaza. That’s the long and short of it.

Now, having said that ... I also said if someone can provide any credible news story about the USA providing arms and money to Hamas in Gaza, that would certainly be enlightening.

BUT ... the USA is not doing it, you see ...


26 posted on 07/18/2014 5:47:56 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: RoosterRedux

I’ve been posting the news accounts on the operation for about the last week (and there is a huge number of them), and not ONE SINGLE NEWS ARTICLE in all this reporting from Israel and about Israel has ever said a single word about Obama or Brennan supplying any such thing to Hamas in Gaza ... not a single word!


27 posted on 07/18/2014 5:52:04 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Star Traveler
The USA is not providing money to Hamas in Gaza and the USA is not providing weapons to Hamas in Gaza. That’s the long and short of it.

Benghazi!

Where do you think the manpads were going?

Don't you know what John Brennan's black ops were doing? I gave you the link.

And you ignored it.

Libyan manpads were sent to Egypt and transferred to Hamas.

This is about Hamas in Gaza.

Come on, Star Traveler. Get with the program...or at least try to sober up.

28 posted on 07/18/2014 5:54:40 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama: Race is his cover...jihad is his game.)
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To: RoosterRedux

You’re saying it ... but there are no news reports saying it.

Again ... there are hundreds of news reports about Gaza, and Hamas’ weapons there and rockets and so on ... but there is not one single word in any of those hundreds upon hundreds of articles from news agencies all over the world ... saying that Israel is going in to get weapons that the USA (or Obama and Brennan) supplied to them, there.

You’ll have to excuse me for not taking “your statement” on that. What I’ve been doing is posting articles from these different news agencies to get the facts of what is going on.

If you could do the same about this Gaza-Israel-Hamas thing, that would be fine by me.


29 posted on 07/18/2014 6:03:00 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: RoosterRedux

And by the way, here are the news articles I have posted ...

http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/stisraelhamas/index

Let me know if I’ve missed something in them about Obama and Brennan supplying Hamas in Gaza.


30 posted on 07/18/2014 6:05:36 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Star Traveler

From January 2013 in Egypt, when Obama bud Morsi was in charge and the Egyptian military was looking to embarrass him. Also just months after the Benghazi attack.

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/163874

...Egyptian security forces have seized U.S.-made anti-tank and surface-to-air missiles destined for Gaza, security officials said on Friday...


31 posted on 07/18/2014 6:13:52 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: jjotto

Are you really understanding what I’ve said here. What I’ve said is that the USA is NOT SUPPLYING money and arms to Hamas in Gaza.

And then what do you do ... you give me an article where the USA and Egypt have a joint program to STOP HAMAS from stealing and smuggling arms into Gaza ...

Quoting from your article ...

The activity against the weaponry smuggling is part of Egyptian-U.S. coordination, agreed upon in the discussions involving Secretary of State Hillary Clinton two days before the end of the operation.

— — —

SO ... when Egypt and the USA cooperate to STOP SMUGGLING ... you call that proof that the USA is supplying arms and money to Hamas in Gaza ... LOL ...


32 posted on 07/18/2014 6:31:34 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: jjotto

Also note the following ...

US blocked Qatari funds intended for Hamas employee
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3180818/posts

The United States has blocked the transfer of Qatari funds earmarked for the salaries of civil servants hired by Hamas in Gaza, The Times of Israel has learned.

A diplomatic source in the Gulf state, speaking on condition of anonymity, said that Qatar had transferred hundreds of millions of dollars to Arab Bank for the salaries of some 44,000 Hamas civil servants. Those civil servants — employed by Hamas in Gaza since its takeover of the Strip in 2007 – were rendered jobless by the unity agreement with Fatah last month.

But the money was never processed by Arab Bank and delivered to Hamas, the source told The Times of Israel, due to pressure from the Americans, who consider Hamas a terror organization.

“This is strange, since funds from Qatar have never been blocked in the past,” the source said, referring to the $400 million aid package pledged by Qatari ruler Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa during his visit to Gaza in October 2012.

Hamas’s deputy political bureau chief Moussa Abu Marzouk lambasted Arab Bank for neglecting to process the funds in comments posted on his Facebook page June 28.


33 posted on 07/18/2014 6:34:40 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Star Traveler
You’re saying it ... but there are no news reports saying it.

Just because the media doesn't discuss an event doesn't mean the event didn't occur.

Do you own research, the internet has tons of information on John Brennan running black ops out of the WH. That is at the heart of what happened in Benghazi.

That is what got Sharyl Attkisson fired from CBS...the media didn't want to cover this stuff.

34 posted on 07/19/2014 4:51:10 AM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama: Race is his cover...jihad is his game.)
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To: RoosterRedux

I’ve done it ... it’s NOT THERE in regards to the USA (or Obama/Brennan) giving money or arms to Hamas in Gaza. In fact the USA has STOPPED money from getting to Hamas in Gaza, as was posted here on Free Republic a few days ago.


35 posted on 07/19/2014 4:58:30 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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