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  • Obama’s Economic Boycott Against Israel Adopted by 17 EU Nations

    07/06/2014 7:28:44 AM PDT · by FredDardick · 4 replies
    Political Kryptonite ^ | July 6, 2014 | Fred Dardick
    Since January of last year the European Union has been threatening to boycott any company or entity that does business with the West Bank of Israel. The sanctions, perversely designed by Secretary of State John Kerry, were meant to punish Israel for its settlements in the West Bank and encourage the Jewish nation to adopt Kerry’s peace process framework. The economic boycott threat was entirely one-sided against Israel. Because there were no consequences for the Palestinian Authority should they abandon the peace process, it gave the PA every reason to harden their position and wait for the EU to act...
  • ANOTHER NEW LOW FOR JOHN KERRY: "We need another intifada" to force Israel to surrender its

    And you thought John Kerry had already hit rock bottom, n'est ce pas? In anonymous briefing to top columnist, members of Kerry’s team slam Netanyahu, empathize with Abbas, warn Palestine will rise ‘whether through violence or via int’l organizations’ American officials directly involved in the failed Israeli-Palestinian peace process over the last nine months gave a leading Israeli columnist a withering assessment of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s handling of the negotiations, indicated that Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has completely given up on the prospect of a negotiated solution, and warned Israel that the Palestinians will achieve statehood come...
  • More excuses: IDF officers, young Israelis routinely denied visas to the US

    03/26/2014 8:50:44 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 3/26/14 | Carl in Jerusalem
    Over the past three weeks, we've heard several excuses for the denial of visas to the United States for Israelis. We've been told that visas were denied in order to remove Israel from the 'white list' of countries whose citizens qualify for longer-term visas. We've been told that the United States has been systematically denying visas to Shin Bet (General Security Service) and Mossad agents, to representatives of the IDF and to executives of companies in Israel's defense industry, and it was implied that was out of a fear of competition in the defense industry. And we've been told that...
  • Why make light of PLO non-recognition of Israel?

    03/11/2014 4:54:01 AM PDT · by SJackson · 9 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 03/10/2014 | CAROLINE B. GLICK
    Over the weekend, the Obama administration began walking back its support for Israel’s demand that the PLO recognize Israel as the Jewish state. At a State Department media briefing on Friday, State Department Spokesperson Jennifer Psaki said, “If you look at the issue of a Jewish state and whether Israel will be called a Jewish state, that’s been our position, as you know, for a long time, but that doesn’t reflect what the parties will agree to, which I know you know.” In other words, the US is neutral. It’s fine with Washington if the PLO accepts Israel’s right to...
  • U.S.: No Need for PA to Recognize Israel

    03/08/2014 7:09:08 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 39 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 3/9/2014 | Elad Benari
    The United States believes there is no need for the Palestinian Authority (PA) to recognize Israel as a Jewish state as part of a peace agreement, State Department Spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Saturday. Psaki, who spoke to the PA-based Arabic-language Al-Quds newspaper, said, “The American position is clear, Israel is a Jewish state. However, we do not see a need that both sides recognize this position as part of the final agreement.” Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has been adamant on the PA recognizing Israel as a Jewish state, explaining that the Arabs’ refusal to recognize Israel stands at the heart...
  • Obama: US won't be able to defend Israel if peace talks fail

    03/02/2014 5:47:53 PM PST · by Ooh-Ah · 182 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | March 2, 2014 | Adiv Sterman
    Ahead of meeting with Netanyahu, president says unprecedented ‘aggressive settlement construction’ detrimental to peace process Israel can expect to face international isolation and possible sanctions from countries and companies across the world if Benjamin Netanyahu fails to endorse a framework agreement with the Palestinians, US President Barack Obama cautioned on Sunday ahead of a meeting with the Israeli prime minister. In an interview with Bloomberg, Obama stressed that time was running out for Israel to achieve a peace deal, and added that he believed Netanyahu had the capacity to rally Israel’s citizens behind an agreement. But if Netanyahu “does not...
  • Breaking: France refuses to allow Obama to sell out to Iran on nuke talks

    11/10/2013 1:57:06 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | November 9, 2013 | Professor William A. Jacobson
    With a fevered and frantic breathless pace, Obama via John Kerry has been pushing to sign a sell-out deal with Iran that would ease sanctions without shutting down Iran’s nuke program. Benjamin Netanyahu was furious when he found out that Kerry had misrepresented what the proposed agreement would be, not to mention Kerry running at the mouth to bash Israel on the talks with the Palestinians. Netanyahu was not alone. France was uncomfortable with the deal Kerry wanted to sign, even as Kerry huddled with the Iranians trying to get ‘er done.(VIDEO-AT-LINK) Thank you France for at least buying us...
  • 'Camp Jihad' Partly Funded by US Tax Dollars?

    10/11/2013 10:00:08 AM PDT · by robowombat · 7 replies
    CBN News Middle East Bureau ^ | Friday, October 11, 2013 | Julie Stahl and Chris Mitchell
    'Camp Jihad' Partly Funded by US Tax Dollars? By Julie Stahl and Chris Mitchell CBN News Middle East Bureau Friday, October 11, 2013 JERUSALEM, Israel -- Imagine a summer camp that teaches children how to make "holy war" against their enemies. If that's not bad enough, American tax money could be helping pay for the facilities where the lessons on jihad are held. "Camp Jihad" is a 20-minute documentary film exposing summer camps that encourage Palestinian Arab children to take back their homes from Israel violently. In one scene a teacher is coaching the children in a chant: Teacher: "Palestine...
  • Israel Waives US ‘Iron Dome’ Funding

    08/06/2013 1:40:51 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    INN ^ | 8/6/2013, 10:18 AM | Gil Ronen
    Despite pledges by US President Barack Obama and key congressional leaders to shield the Israeli Iron Dome from sequestration cuts, Israel has offered to waive funding protection, reports Defense News, which says Israel has been “insisting it should bear its share of the burden.” “Our position is we must bear the burden that our American friends are bearing,” Michael Oren, Israel’s ambassador in Washington, told the website in an interview to be published in an upcoming edition. Sources from both countries told the website that this is “a painful, yet pragmatic price for the goodwill to be generated among longtime...
  • Obama Signs Executive Order, Sends $500 million to Terrorists

    07/27/2013 7:16:58 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 229 replies
    Citing “national security interests,” President Obama effectively sidestepped Congress by signing an executive order which enables him to send $500 million to fund Muslim terrorists in the West Bank. The executive order, addressed to Secretary of State John Kerry, was quietly signed Friday afternoon, as the media’s full attention was focused upon a royal birth. In the order, President Obama writes, “I hereby certify that it is important to the national security interests of the United States to waive the provisions of section 7040(a) of the Act as carried forward by the CR, in order to provide funds appropriated to...
  • US spills Israeli missile defense secrets

    06/04/2013 7:54:11 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 31 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 6/4/2013 | STUART WINER
    The US government has publicized classified information detailing the location, design and specifications of a launch site to be built from this summer for Israel’s new Arrow 3 anti-ballistic missile system. The details, apparently spilled in error, appear to include highly sensitive information relevant to the struggle against Iran’s nuclear ambitions. The material specifies, for instance, that the launch site must be completed by the end of next year, by which time, it says, Israel expects to have the Arrow 3 — a missile defense system crucial to Israel’s plans for countering an Iranian nuclear threat — operational. News of...
  • Senate Committee Votes to Confirm Hagel

    02/12/2013 12:09:30 PM PST · by xzins · 93 replies
    NBC ^ | 12 Feb 13 | NBC
    See Video of Levin Statement at: http://www.nbcnews.com/id/21134540/vp/50784625#50784625
  • Washington Backs Islamists as Sinai and Gaza Explode

    06/21/2012 4:46:58 AM PDT · by SJackson · 5 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | June 21, 2012 | P. David Hornik
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Washington Backs Islamists as Sinai and Gaza ExplodePosted By P. David Hornik On June 21, 2012 @ 12:31 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 8 Comments The Los Angeles Times reports that the Obama administration is “deeply concerned” by the Egyptian military regime’s having seized powers so as to prevent a Muslim Brotherhood takeover of the country.Pentagon press secretary George Little said that “We…urge the [military] to relinquish power to civilian-elected authorities….” State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said that “We are particularly concerned by decisions that appear to prolong the military’s hold on power.”As the...
  • Obama's Most Dangerous Israel Leak

    04/04/2012 9:43:58 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/4/12 | Spyridon Mitsotakis
    The boss has put together an extraordinary rundown of Obama administration leaks showing a trend that is sabotaging Israel’s ability to strike at Iran’s nuclear facilities. The trend is quite revealing because, as Richard Helms, former director of central intelligence, once explained to Michael Ledeen: “Leaks will stop the minute the top people want them to stop…I was ordered several times by a president to find the source of a leak. We found it every time. And most of the time it was his secretary of state or secretary of defense, or chief of staff, or some other very important...
  • With Friends Like These…

    04/01/2012 5:29:35 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 10 replies
    http://noisyroom.net ^ | 4.1.12 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    Reports from American Intelligence are being leaked to the public to put pressure on Israel to keep them from attacking Iran. Israel and Azerbaijan have struck a 1.6 billion dollar drone and defense deal, supposedly giving Israel access to their bases if they attack Iran. This means the Israelis would not have to refuel if they do attack and that is a game changer. Last Thursday, Ambassador John Bolton, being the straight shooter he is, laid it out succinctly on Fox News. He accused this administration of leaking information deliberately to deter Israel from defending herself. He was responding to...
  • Panetta warns Israel against growing isolation (Obama trying to shun Isreal to give up Jerusalem)

    10/03/2011 3:31:51 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 22 replies
    cbs ^ | 10/3/2011 | ap
    The continuing turmoil in the Middle East makes it crucial that Israel finds ways to communicate with other nations in the region if it's ever going to enjoy peace and stability, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta warned in a blunt assessment. Speaking to reporters on Sunday as he traveled to the Mideast and Europe, Panetta said the Jewish homeland is becoming increasingly isolated in the region. He said Israeli leaders need to restart negotiations with the Palestinians and work to restore relations with Egypt and Turkey. "There's not much question in my mind that they maintain that (military) edge," Panetta said....
  • Panetta Warns of Israeli Isolation

    10/02/2011 5:48:06 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 34 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | OCTOBER 2, 2011 | JULIAN E. BARNES
    U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta warned Sunday that Israel was at risk of becoming isolated and more vulnerable if it did not take steps to repair ties with neighboring countries and restart negotiations with the Palestinians. The U.S. remains committed to helping Israel maintain its "qualitative military edge" in the Middle East, Mr. Panetta said. But he added that genuine security would not come through military hardware, but by returning to peace negotiations. "The question you have to ask is: 'Is it enough to maintain a military edge if you are isolating yourself in the diplomatic arena?'" he said. "Real...
  • US Helps Pay PA Terrorists Who Murdered Americans

    08/16/2011 8:36:39 PM PDT · by Karliner · 7 replies
    Arutz Shevs, INN News ^ | 08-14-2011 | Gil Ronen
    Itamar terrorist who murdered five. Israel news photo: Flash 90Every single Palestinian Authority terrorist held in an Israeli jail receives a monthly salary from the PA. Terrorists who committed the most heinous crimes – and therefore received longer sentences – receive the most money, according to a report in Israeli paper Yisrael Hayom. Citing a report received by a senior government official in Jerusalem, the paper says that the terrorists' salaries are paid from the PA's "public budget," which accounts for about 3.5 percent of its total budget. The PA treasury receives cash from two main sources: the US pays...
  • Obama to Resume Formal Contacts with Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood…

    06/30/2011 1:32:33 AM PDT · by lbryce · 19 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | June 30,2011 | Staff
    The United States has decided to resume formal contacts with the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, a senior U.S. official said on Wednesday, in a step that reflects the Islamist group’s growing political weight but that is almost certain to upset Israel and its U.S. backers. “The political landscape in Egypt has changed, and is changing,” said the senior official, who spoke on condition of anonymity. “It is in our interests to engage with all of the parties that are competing for parliament or the presidency.” The official sought to portray the shift as a subtle evolution rather than a...
  • Exclusive: U.S. to resume formal Muslim Brotherhood contacts

    06/29/2011 11:40:26 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 29, 2011 | Arshad Mohammed
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has decided to resume formal contacts with the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, a senior U.S. official said on Wednesday, in a step that reflects the Islamist group's growing political weight but that is almost certain to upset Israel and its U.S. backers. "The political landscape in Egypt has changed, and is changing," said the senior official, who spoke on condition of anonymity. "It is in our interests to engage with all of the parties that are competing for parliament or the presidency." The official sought to portray the shift as a subtle evolution rather...
  • U.S. 'held secret meeting with Muslim Brotherhood'

    02/01/2011 12:32:17 PM PST · by Qbert · 70 replies
    WND ^ | 2/1/2011 | Aaron Klein
    JERUSALEM – The Egyptian government has information a diplomat at the U.S. embassy in Cairo secretly met yesterday with a senior leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, the nation's major Islamist opposition group, WND has learned. The topic of the meeting was the future of Egypt following the "fall" of President Hosni Mubarak, an Egyptian intelligence official told WND. The claim comes amid charges from Cairo that the Obama administration has been encouraging the protests rocking Egypt and targeting the rule of Mubarak, a key U.S. ally in the Middle East. The Egyptian intelligence official told WND his government has information...
  • Obama Administration Lifts US Ban on Muslim Brotherhood Leader

    01/28/2011 5:59:11 PM PST · by txgirl4Bush · 144 replies · 1+ views
    IsraelNationalNews ^ | January 28 2011 | Avi Yellin
    The Barack Obama administration has decided to lift a ban preventing Muslim Scholar Professor Tariq Ramadan from entering the United States. Ramadan, an Egyptian currently living in Switzerland, is a leading member of Europe’s Muslim Brotherhood branch and the grandson of the movement’s founder Hassan al-Banna. The Muslim Brotherhood is the parent organization for Hamas and some of the groups that recently merged into al-Qaeda, including Ayman al Zawahiri’s Egyptian Islamic Jihad. Ramadan was invited to teach at the University of Notre Dame in 2004 but the George W. Bush administration revoked his visa, citing a statute that applies to...
  • Why Does America Support Israel?

    08/19/2010 2:27:57 AM PDT · by Ari Bussel · 28 replies
    Israel: The Canary in the Coalmine by Norma Zager “I will insist the Hebrews have [contributed] more to civilize men than any other nation. If I was an atheist and believed in blind eternal fate, I should still believe that fate had ordained the Jews to be the most essential instrument for civilizing the nations…” John Adams Why in the world should anyone care about Israel? Even many Jewish people are “over it.” I mean what’s the point? Sure they invent great stuff there, but there are Jews everywhere so who needs Israel? It just causes more trouble for us...
  • Hizbullah's rise in Lebanon fails to slow flow of U.S. military aid

    05/14/2010 9:52:36 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 7 replies · 305+ views
    Geostrategy Direct ^ | 5/14/2010 | Geostrategy Direct
    Lebanon expects to receive additional U.S. assistance to develop its military and security forces. Lebanese officials said the United States has pledged to lead an international effort to bolster Beirut's military and security forces. They said U.S. weapons began to flow to Lebanon in 2010 and could intensify over the next few months. "The U.S. military is convinced that the Lebanese army is capable of controlling stability in Lebanon," Ghassan Al Shibli, a researcher at the Washington-based Rand Corp., said. Officials said the Obama administration has concluded that U.S. aid should not be blocked by Hizbullah's domination of the government...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Former U.S. General Warns of Chemical Attacks Against Israel

    05/10/2010 1:46:47 PM PDT · by rxsid · 81 replies · 2,553+ views
    prnewswire ^ | 5/10/2010 | prnewswire
    "EXCLUSIVE: Former U.S. General Warns of Chemical Attacks Against Israel EL SEGUNDO, Calif., May 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Major General Paul E. Vallely (Ret.) revealed sobering information regarding possible chemical and nuclear weapon activity by Iran and Hezbollah in an exclusive PJTV video. According to the retired Major General and sitting chairman of Save Our Democracy, Iran is planning a preemptive attack against Israel though its military proxy Hezbollah. A submarine in Beirut unloaded suspicious cargo that signaled the potential presence of chemical weapons. This news comes on the heels of Israel distributing gas masks to its 7.5 million citizens. "Just...
  • US Targets Israel as Anti-Nuke Conference Begins

    05/03/2010 9:15:38 AM PDT · by Nachum · 34 replies · 891+ views
    inn ^ | 5/3/10 | Hillel Fendel
    The United States is working with both Egypt and Russia to rid Israel of its nuclear weapons, as part of a comprehensive plan to neutralize Iran’s nuclear power. Reports of this nature are being reported in various news media. The Guardian (London) reports that the US and Russia have drafted an initiative to ban nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction in the Middle East, while the Wall Street Journal says the Obama Administration is considering support for a “nuclear-free Middle East.”
  • US and Israel are now enemies

    05/02/2010 10:12:11 PM PDT · by tedbel · 49 replies · 2,257+ views
    ISRAPUNDIT ^ | May 3/10 | Ted Belman
    A paradigm shift has now taken place in US/Israel relations. They are now enemies. The US is undermining Israel at every turn.This new reality has come to my attention through an email from a highly placed source which follows. we heard it from a consultant to the United States who meets once a month with the President in the White house. This is what actually has happened with the relationship with Israel and the USA and it is not pretty: 1. Israel during the Bush and Clinton Administrations – had landing rights in Turkey , and in the USA bases...
  • Barack Obama threatens to impose peace plan on Middle East

    04/30/2010 5:07:37 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 29 replies · 834+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 4/30/2010 | Adrian Blomfield in Jerusalem
    Barack Obama has warned Israel he will pave the way for an independent Palestinian state if the peace process remains deadlocked until the autumn. The US president is proposing to hand control of the Middle East peace process to the international community unless there is a breakthrough in the next few months, Israeli officials have said. Mr Obama has formulated a secret plan with leading European allies to convene an international peace conference by the end of the year, according to Israel's Haaretz newspaper. The move would fulfil one of Israel's deepest fears by effectively stripping the Jewish state of...
  • Barack Obama's top ten insults against Israel

    04/29/2010 8:14:55 PM PDT · by Salem · 9 replies · 371+ views
    Telegraph.co.uk ^ | April 26th, 2010 | By Nile Gardiner
    Last week Israel celebrated its 62nd year as a nation, but there was major cause for concern amid the festivities as the Israeli people faced the looming menace of a nuclear-armed Iran, as well as the prospect of a rapidly deteriorating relationship with Washington. The Israel-bashing of the Obama administration has become so bad that even leading Democrats are now speaking out against the White House. New York Senator Chuck Schumer blasted Barack Obama’s stance towards Israel in a radio interview last week, stating his “counter-productive” Israel policy “has to stop”.At the same time a poll was released by Quinnipiac...
  • US gives Abbas private assurances over Israeli settlements

    04/29/2010 9:14:43 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies · 378+ views
    guardian.co.uk ^ | 4/29/10 | Rory McCarthy
    Exclusive: Americans consider withholding veto protecting Israel at UN if building goes ahead at Ramat Shlomo The US has given private assurances to encourage the Palestinians to join indirect Middle East peace talks, including an offer to consider allowing UN security council condemnation of any significant new Israeli settlement activity, the Guardian has learned. The assurances were given verbally in a meeting a week ago between a senior US diplomat and the Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas. Since then – and after months of US diplomacy – it appears Israeli and Palestinian leaders are close to starting indirect "proximity" talks, which...
  • Obama's Jerusalem Stonewall

    04/28/2010 8:19:16 AM PDT · by SJackson · 9 replies · 290+ views
    Demanding a construction freeze in the capital reverses decades of U.S. policy Thanks to a deadlock engineered by the U.S. government, the Middle East peace process is stalled. President Obama began this stalemate last year when he called for a settlement freeze, and he escalates it now with a major change of American policy regarding Jerusalem. The president seeks to prohibit Israel from any construction in its capital, in particular in a Jewish suburb of East Jerusalem called Ramat Shlomo. This, despite the fact that all former administrations have unequivocally understood that the area in question would remain part of...
  • Barreling on, regardless

    04/27/2010 4:49:29 AM PDT · by SJackson · 9 replies · 320+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 4-27-10 | CAROLINE GLICK
    If safeguarding international security is the chief aim of US President Barack Obama’s foreign policy, then at some point he can be expected to change course in the Middle East. For today, Obama faces the wreckage of every aspect of his Middle East policies. And largely as a consequence of his policies, the region moves ever closer to war. In Iraq, Obama’s pledge to withdraw all combat forces from the country by the summer has emboldened the various forces vying for control of the country to set it ablaze once more. In Afghanistan, Obama’s surge and leave policy has left...
  • Abbas asks Obama to "impose" Mideast peace solution

    04/24/2010 6:28:44 AM PDT · by pillut48 · 15 replies · 563+ views
    Reuters ^ | Sat Apr 24, 2010 8:14am EDT | Ali Sawafta/Joseph Nasr
    (Reuters) - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas urged the Obama administration on Saturday to impose a solution to the Middle East conflict that would give his people an independent state. ...Abbas's appeal to Obama came amid widespread media reports that the U.S. president was considering floating a proposal that would set the contours of a final peace deal. Any such move would likely be opposed by Israel, which says only negotiations can secure a final settlement to the conflict. Obama has been sharply at odds with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over Israeli settlement construction in the occupied West Bank, land...
  • US Won’t Promise Won’t Shoot Down Israeli Planes

    04/21/2010 8:51:23 AM PDT · by jhpigott · 246 replies · 6,702+ views
    In a meeting with students at West Virginia University, a young pilot asked the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the U.S. Army, Mike Malen, to comment on rumors that if Israel decides to attack Iran, its fighters will need to cross Iraq's airspace to reach their targets. The U.S. military has described this airspace as ‘closed to flights’. If so, would American forces shoot down Israeli planes flying over Iraq? Malen's reply: "We have a strong exceptional relationship with Israel. I spent much time with my colleagues in Israel. And so we have a very clear understanding...
  • US Weapons to Lebanon Despite Hizbullah Closeness

    04/11/2010 7:17:57 AM PDT · by Tigen · 9 replies · 669+ views
    INN ^ | 4-11-10 | Hillel Fendel
    With the dividing lines between Hizbullah and the Lebanese Armed Forces not altogether clear, the United States has delivered weapons and ammunition to Israel's northern neighbor and thereby possibly to its enemy. The U.S. embassy in Lebanon announced last week that on April 2 it had delivered the first in a series of shipments of weapons and ammunition. The shipment included 1,000 M16A4 rifles, 10 missile launchers, 1,583 grenade launchers, and 538 sets of day/night binoculars and night-vision devices. It was stressed that the equipment would be supported with training provided by the U.S. government. Lebanese Defense Minister Elias Murr...