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Bibi & Bloomberg at Ben Gurion Airport 7/23/14 (Video with partial transcript)
You Tube h/t Yossi Gestetner ^ | July 23, 2014 | Partial transcript by bd476

Posted on 07/23/2014 4:45:32 PM PDT by bd476


This is a good video, only 2 minutes and 45 seconds long and in the last part, around 45 seconds long, Prime Minister Benjamin "Bibi" Netanyahu speaks in Hebrew.

Note: I added bold highlights to denote words heard emphasized in the spoken discussion between Bloomberg and Netanyahu.

Michael Bloomberg is shown de-planing from El Al Airlines. Prime Minister Benjamin "Bibi" Netanyahu greets Bloomberg warmly, both men shake hands, then hug after Bloomberg has descended to the bottom of the plane's steps.

Prime Minister Benjamin "Bibi" Netanyahu formally and warmly welcomes Michael Bloomberg to Israel.

After welcoming Bloomberg as "a true leader, a true friend..."

Bibi continues: "... And the truth is, which you wanted to demonstrate by coming here, is that this airport is open and you can fly in and out of Israel. We protect this airport..."

Bibi says: "...There is no reason whatsoever for the mistaken F.A.A. decision to instruct American planes not to come here."

Bibi says: "...Where I stand, the Prime Minister of Israel, where you stand, anybody can stand. I think this decision only rewards the Hamas terrorists for nothing!"

Bibi says: "...You can fly in and out of Israel. And I hope that the F.A.A. rescinds this decision as soon as possible."



Michael Bloomberg says: "...Every time I come here I am reminded of history, of where my family comes from, of freedom and democracy. This is the only Democratic country in this part of the world... a true Democracy where everybody has a chance to express themselves and practice the religions that they want to practice in the ways they want to..."

Michael Bloomberg says: "...I would argue Ben Gurion Airport is probably the safest airport in the whole world to fly in and out of. This is a country that's been threatened since its existence back in 1948 when the United Nations created this country as a Homeland for the Jews. And Israelis know what it is to keep people safe."





TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; Israel; News/Current Events; War on Terror
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1 posted on 07/23/2014 4:45:32 PM PDT by bd476
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To: bd476

For the first time in my adult life....I stand with Nanny Bloomberg!


2 posted on 07/23/2014 4:46:43 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: bd476

Sounds like Bloomie might be running for something....


3 posted on 07/23/2014 4:49:13 PM PDT by clintonh8r (It's possible to love your country and hate your government. I'm proof of it.)
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To: lee martell

Agree with you, Lee. This video touched my heart.
Also I have long admired Bibi Netanyahu.


4 posted on 07/23/2014 4:49:36 PM PDT by bd476
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To: bd476

That’s a good PR piece, but they’re going to have to convince a number of other airlines who are outside of the USA. However Israel did set up an ALTERNATE AIRPORT outside the range of Hamas rockets. I’ll post that report.


5 posted on 07/23/2014 4:52:41 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: bd476

Nanny Bloomberg should go to Gaza and demand that Hamas give up their guns and rockets. He should take Shannon Watts with him.


6 posted on 07/23/2014 4:53:13 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: bd476

European airlines extend Ben-Gurion flights ban as Israel mulls diverting plans to Eilat
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3184201/posts

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4548564,00.html

Air France and Germany’s two largest airlines on Wednesday canceled more flights to Tel Aviv because of ongoing safety concerns amid the fighting between Israel and Hamas.

Germany’s Lufthansa and Air Berlin extended their cancelations through Thursday and Air France said it was suspending its flights “until further notice.”

Polish state airline LOT also said Wednesday that it has suspended its flights to Israel from Warsaw until Monday because of concern for passengers’ safety.

“This is caused by the tense situation in the region,” LOT added in a statement. “The connection will be re-established as soon as possible and when we are sure that our operations are hundred percent safe.”

Lufthansa said its decision applies also to its subsidiaries Germanwings, Austrian Airlines, Swiss and Brussels Airlines. In all, 20 flights from Frankfurt, Berlin, Munich, Zurich, Vienna and Brussels were cancelled for Thursday.

The airline initially had suspended flights for 36 hours through the end of Wednesday. Those cancelations were extended because “at the current time there is no sufficiently reliable new information that would justify a resumption of air operations,” Lufthansa said.


7 posted on 07/23/2014 4:55:23 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: clintonh8r
clintonh8r wrote: "Sounds like Bloomie might be running for something...."

Anything is possible of course but I really don't think the trip was anything more than a personal goodwill gesture and possibly a vacation for Bloomberg. As Bloomberg said in the video "Every time I come here..."

Also I have friends who live in the Negev, and Israeli neighbors who travel back and forth. Every single Israeli I have ever known has told me that they feel much safer when they are in Israel.


8 posted on 07/23/2014 4:57:46 PM PDT by bd476
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To: Star Traveler
Star Traveler wrote: "That’s a good PR piece, but they're going to have to convince a number of other airlines who are outside of the USA. However Israel did set up an ALTERNATE AIRPORT outside the range of Hamas rockets. I'll post that report."

Thanks, Star Traveler, really appreciate it. :)

9 posted on 07/23/2014 5:00:22 PM PDT by bd476
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To: smokingfrog

What about their 45 ounce sodas?


10 posted on 07/23/2014 5:03:22 PM PDT by tiki
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To: bd476

Doesn’t Bloomberg see all the Jews walking around with assault rifles, pistols, semi-auto rifles and sub-machine guns?!

Every class on a field trip has an armed person with them. Doesn’t he just wet himself that a mass shooting hasn’t happened to a class of children by those people with firearms standing right next to the children?

Why doesn’t he push for their disarmament? You know, to make them safe.


11 posted on 07/23/2014 5:05:01 PM PDT by Darteaus94025 (Can't have a Liberal without a Lie)
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To: Grzegorz 246; lizol; Lukasz; Star Traveler

From the excerpt Star Traveler posted from YNet News: "Polish state airline LOT also said Wednesday that it has suspended its flights to Israel from Warsaw until Monday because of concern for passengers’ safety."

Grzegorz, Lizol and Lukasz, what are you hearing in your local media? Does it sound to you as if the suspension was issued solely out of concern for passengers' safety? Thanks!



12 posted on 07/23/2014 5:07:09 PM PDT by bd476
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To: Darteaus94025

Interesting point.


13 posted on 07/23/2014 5:09:29 PM PDT by bd476
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To: Darteaus94025

Perhaps Bibi can change Bloomie’s mind on gun control.


14 posted on 07/23/2014 5:12:55 PM PDT by AZLiberty (No tag today.)
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To: lee martell

He is a demented asshat and hypocrite.

Heard him today on Cavuto’s show, badmouthing the Right, singing Obama and Kerry’s praises, and agitating for amnesty for illegal aliens.

Living proof that you can be a billionaire and still not have a lick of commonsense


15 posted on 07/23/2014 5:15:35 PM PDT by Rome2000
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To: tiki
If jihadis drink themselves into obesity and are unable to fight,that would be okay by me.
16 posted on 07/23/2014 5:16:58 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: bd476
"Michael Bloomberg is shown de-planing from El Al Airlines."

How about this... Bibi, if you like him so much, why don't you just keep him?

17 posted on 07/23/2014 5:17:34 PM PDT by MV=PY (The Magic Question: Who's paying for it?)
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To: Darteaus94025

He’s a tremendous hypocrite, a monstrous liar and scoundrel on par with Adolf Hitler himself.

Runs around the world with armed guards, busy banning guns and soft drinks.

Eff him and the cretins that voted for him

Three times

NYC might as well be in outer space compared to the Real USA.


18 posted on 07/23/2014 5:20:20 PM PDT by Rome2000
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To: Rome2000

He is a demented asshat and hypocrite.

Heard him today on Cavuto’s show, badmouthing the Right, singing Obama and Kerry’s praises, and agitating for amnesty for illegal aliens.

Living proof that you can be a billionaire and still not have a lick of commonsense


I saw that and it was damned disgusting.


19 posted on 07/23/2014 5:23:13 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: bd476

Peculiar Bloomberg has to go there, to be reminded of freedom and democracy.


20 posted on 07/23/2014 5:44:00 PM PDT by jacknhoo (Luke 12:51. Think ye, that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, no; but separation.)
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To: lee martell

I forgive Bloomberg for his ‘no large drinks’ idiocy... I’m sorry I fussed about it...


21 posted on 07/23/2014 5:56:35 PM PDT by GOPJ (To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize-Voltaire)
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To: bd476

Why would Netanyahu support a filthy fascist pig like Bloomberg who wants to strip Americans of their weapons, their private property rights and make people chattel to tyranny?

The world is going nuts.


22 posted on 07/23/2014 6:09:49 PM PDT by sergeantdave
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To: GOPJ

I don’t know if I’m quite that ‘mature’ just yet. I haven’t forgotten about the Pop-Cop. Bloomberg can be informative and useful, but he needs to be held into check every so often, recovering megalomaniac that he is.


23 posted on 07/23/2014 6:09:57 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: bd476

Outstanding photo op. This is all just Obama getting back at the hated Netanyahu on behalf of his Muslim Brotherhood buddies.


24 posted on 07/23/2014 6:28:20 PM PDT by montag813
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To: Star Traveler
That’s a good PR piece, but they’re going to have to convince a number of other airlines who are outside of the USA

British Airways has not canceled a single flight since the conflict began

25 posted on 07/23/2014 6:28:57 PM PDT by montag813
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To: montag813

They are one of a handful ...


26 posted on 07/23/2014 6:31:44 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: sergeantdave

Well, if it’s between survival of Israel versus American internal issues ... I think Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is going to pick the survival of Israel as the more important one ... :-) ...


27 posted on 07/23/2014 6:34:06 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: bd476

Bloomberg sucks.
He wants “immigration reform”.
What is so f’ing hard about following existing law?


28 posted on 07/23/2014 6:34:15 PM PDT by Post5203 (For the first time in my life, I despise this country.)
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To: Star Traveler

“Well, if it’s between survival of Israel versus American internal issues ... I think Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is going to pick the survival of Israel as the more important one ... :-) ...”

Agreed. But Netanyahu needs to stop giving awards and accolades to the gun-grabbing, fascist pig Bloomberg if he expects support. Lose me and you lose millions of 2nd Amendment patriots.


29 posted on 07/23/2014 6:44:56 PM PDT by sergeantdave
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To: sergeantdave

Umm, because Israel isn’t the bastion of freedom like the low information types here think it is.


30 posted on 07/23/2014 6:57:23 PM PDT by randomhero97 ("First you want to kill me, now you want to kiss me. Blow!" - Ash)
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To: lee martell

Same here


31 posted on 07/23/2014 8:50:09 PM PDT by dervish ("We use missiles to protect our people. They use people to protect their missiles")
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To: bd476
Flights were suspended till Monday after one of Hamas’ rockets fall near the airport. That's what majority of airlines have done, I guess after MH17 no one wants to take the risk.
32 posted on 07/23/2014 11:26:57 PM PDT by Grzegorz 246
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