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  • Another Snub Heard Around the World

    01/26/2015 5:44:29 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 12 replies
    Tea Party Digest ^ | 1/25/2015 | Diane Sori
    In this time of challenge, I am asking the Prime Minister to address Congress on the grave threats radical Islam and Iran pose to our security and way of life…” – House Majority Leader John Boehner on his inviting Benjamin Netanyahu to speak before Congress Well it seems hell has just frozen over a bit as the impossible seems to have happened…John Boehner appears to be growing a spine and it took a State of the Union Address with pages right out of the Iranian playbook to do it. Inviting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu…the world’s last great statesman…to speak...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(1/26/15)[Prayer]

    01/26/2015 5:01:05 AM PST · by left that other site · 13 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 1/26/15 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Character Studies From The Bible Moses New International Version (NIV) 2 Now a man of the tribe of Levi married a Levite woman, 2 and she became pregnant and gave birth to a son. When she saw that he was a fine child, she hid him for three months. 3 But when she could hide him no longer, she got a papyrus basket[a] for him and coated it with tar and pitch. Then she placed the child in it and put it among the reeds along the bank of the Nile. 4 His sister stood at a...
  • Obama administration intervened in Argentine probe of Iranian leader, Jewish center bombing

    01/26/2015 4:28:39 AM PST · by Pharmboy · 36 replies
    World Tribune ^ | 1-23-15 | Anon
    LONDON — The United States pressed Argentina to end its investigation of Iranian complicity in the 1994 bombing of a Jewish center in which nearly 100 people were killed. Western diplomatic sources said the administration of President Barack Obama urged Argentina on several occasions to either stop or limit the investigation into the bombing of the Argentine-Israeli Mutual Association in Buenos Aires. The sources said the U.S. appeals marked one of the demands by Iran for a reconciliation with Washington. “Argentina had hard evidence against at least one Iranian leader, which prevented him from traveling abroad,” a source said.
  • USS Liberty: Facts or Peace and Quiet

    02/25/2003 9:35:08 AM PST · by RCW2001 · 17 replies · 293+ views
    It was the USS Liberty controversy that introduced me to the brusque art of Israel-bashing. More than a decade ago, at the height of the conflict during Yitzhak Shamir’s tenure as prime minister, I was at a laundromat in Lebanon, Pennsylvania, when a young and rather strange city councilman approached me. I knew him through my job as a reporter at the local newspaper in this small central Pennsylvania city. He abruptly launched into a screed against Israel. He opened by recalling how the Israeli military attacked an American ship, the USS Liberty, in 1967 and then proclaimed that the...
  • Another Anti-Semitic Canard Dies

    07/10/2003 11:53:56 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 50 replies · 274+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | Friday, July 11, 2003 | By Nathan Guttman
    Another Anti-Semitic Canard DiesBy Nathan GuttmanHa'aretz | July 10, 2003 New documents released this week by America's National Security Agency support Israel's version of a long-festering controversy between the two countries: Israel's sinking of an American spy ship, the USS Liberty, off the coast of Gaza during the1967 Six-Day War. Israel has always said it had no idea the ship was American, but conspiracy theorists and anti-Israel propagandists still claim Israel sank the ship in the full knowledge that it was American. The documents, originally defined as top secret, were made public by Florida Judge Jay Cristol, who has been...
  • Recordings Back Israel Claim on Spy Ship

    07/09/2003 1:46:32 PM PDT · by sakic · 49 replies · 401+ views
    AP ^ | July 9, 2003, 3:10 PM EDT | By PETER ENAV
    JERUSALEM -- Newly declassified transcripts back up Israel's claim that its sinking of a U.S. spy ship during the 1967 Middle East war was an accident, a Florida judge who has been investigating the case for 16 years said Wednesday. Israel has always maintained it thought the USS Liberty was an Egyptian military supply ship when it ordered its forces to attack on June 8, 1967, killing 34 American sailors and wounding 171. But critics charge Israel knew the ship was American. Questions about the case have long dogged U.S.-Israel relations.
  • NSA tapes offer clues in '67 attack on U.S. spy ship

    07/16/2003 12:21:14 PM PDT · by Brooklyn_Park_MD · 46 replies · 343+ views
    Baltimore Sun ^ | July 16, 2003 | Scott Shane
    NSA tapes offer clues in '67 attack on U.S. spy ship 34 crewmen died, 171 hurt in 'mistaken' Israeli strike By Scott Shane Sun Staff July 16, 2003 For 36 years, the fate of the Navy spy ship USS Liberty, attacked by Israeli fighters and torpedo boats during the 1967 Arab-Israeli war, has been a painful question mark in the history of U.S.-Israeli relations. Was the attack a tragic mistake, as Israel has always contended, resulting from the attackers' belief that the ship in their sights was Egyptian, despite its U.S. flag, U.S. markings and odd array of antennas? Or...
  • '67 Spy Ship Affair Resurfaces: [WI Democrat] Pursued Probe of Attack

    10/04/2007 11:12:27 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 76 replies · 1,670+ views
    Madison.com ^ | October 4, 2007 | Anita Weier
    State Rep. Marlin Schneider has been raving for years to his fellow legislators about an attack on the unprotected American spy ship USS Liberty in 1967 by Israeli fighter jets and torpedo boats that killed 34 and injured 171.The Wisconsin Rapids Democrat has repeatedly tried to get a resolution through the Assembly asking Congress for an investigation of the attack. But Israel says the attack was a case of mistaken identity during the Six-Day War against several Arab states, and Schneider has been met with boredom and occasional sneers from his colleagues. Some say the Wisconsin Legislature has no business...
  • McCain and the U.S.S. Liberty [from Obama's official campaign site]

    07/01/2008 2:10:42 PM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 33 replies · 244+ views
    Barack Obama Official Campaign Site ^ | Jun 12th, 2008 | Tony Wicher
    McCain and the U.S.S. Liberty By Tony Wicher - Jun 12th, 2008 at 12:11 pm EDT Also listed in: 5 groups LIKE FATHER LIKE SON. THE COVER-UP CONTINUES ON THE USS LIBERTY April 12, 2008 — crescentandcross When Admiral John S. McCain, Jr., Commander in Chief, United States Naval Forces, Europe, ordered the cover-up on the attack of the USS LIBERTY GTR-5 it was a sure act of treason perpetrated on the American people and the crew of the LIBERTY to hide the true facts surrounding the unprovoked attack by the Government of Israel on our ship, the USS LIBERTY....As...
  • Obama Campaign Site: Israel "Murdered" U.S.S. Liberty Sailors

    07/02/2008 10:22:56 AM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 51 replies · 334+ views
    IsraPundit ^ | 07/02/08 | Bill Levinson
    This blood libel of Israel, Jews, and John McCain’s father is sanctioned by Barack Obama’s official campaign It has been established [http://husaria.wordpress.com/2008/06/29/obama-campaign-sanctioned-anti-semitic-and-other-hate-speech/] that Barack Obama’s official campaign site exercises editorial control over the content of my.barackobama.com, and is capable of finding and removing “offensive” and “disrespectful” material within two days. The following has been online for almost three weeks. It accuses Israel of deliberatly murdering the crew of the U.S.S. Liberty, American Jews with divided loyalties of complicity, and John McCain’s father of complicity in a cover up. The following entry is sanctioned (tolerated) by Barack Obama’s official campaign... Now,...
  • And Now, Israel’s Leftist Filmmakers Take Aim at 6 Day War

    01/26/2015 1:58:00 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    INN ^ | 1/26/2015, 9:07 AM | Ari Yashar
    Leftist Israeli filmmakers are known for negatively portraying IDF soldiers, as recently exemplified by “5 Broken Cameras,” but a new documentary is seeking to push the envelope and go back in time to the 1967 Six Day War. The film, “Censored Voices,” premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on Saturday, reports the New York Times. It takes snippets from interviews conducted after the war with soldiers from Israel’s socialist kibbutz movement, using them in an apparent attempt to portray the IDF as immoral, even though the war has always been in the Israeli consensus as a justified and miraculous victory....
  • Obama told Netanyahu: Go Home, Don't Explain From Here

    06/04/2010 12:15:50 PM PDT · by onyx · 268 replies · 8,429+ views
    IsraelNationaloNews.com ^ | Friday, June 4 2010 22 Sivan,5770 | by Hillel Fendel
    In the hubbub surrounding the “battle of the flotilla,” Netanyahu’s quick reversal of his decision to remain in the United States has been largely ignored. It turns out that Obama told him to leave because he didn’t want Netanyahu to use the White House as a stage on which to present Israel’s side of the story. The flotilla violence caught Netanyahu in the midst of a diplomatic trip to North America. He was in the Canadian capital of Ottawa at the time, about to leave for Washington for a meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama. The meeting was to have...
  • Obama’s ugly tantrum could be dangerous to Israel (NY Daily News)

    01/25/2015 4:16:37 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 66 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | January 25, 2015 | Editorial Board
    President Obama’s refusal to meet with Benjamin Netanyahu when the Israeli prime minister comes to Washington in March to address a joint meeting of Congress is a petulant, juvenile snub — one that couldn’t be more badly timed. The Israeli leader “spat in our face,” an unnamed senior U.S. official told Israeli newspaper Haaretz, “and there will be a price.” An unnamed source “close to Kerry” told the Washington Post the House speech “could blunt Secretary Kerry’s enthusiasm for being Israel’s primary defender.” That’s gangster talk, aimed at one of America’s closest allies — all because the Israeli leader dared...
  • Obama, Netanyahu clash on phone as U.S.-Israel relations sink to new low

    08/14/2014 6:54:05 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 50 replies
    Market Watch ^ | August 14, 2014
    U.S.-Israeli relations sink to new low. President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had a “particularly combative” phone call Wednesday over efforts to secure a lasting peace in Gaza, a sign that relations between the two countries have fallen to a new low, according to a Wall Street Journal report from Jerusalem. White House officials are said to think Netanyahu and his national-security team are both reckless and untrustworthy. The U.S. administration was caught off guard when it learned the Israeli military had been quietly securing tank rounds from the Pentagon during the Gaza conflict.
  • Obama, the Virtuoso Manager-Why criticism of the president’s “incompetence” is wrong.

    10/21/2014 5:05:40 AM PDT · by SJackson · 21 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 10-21-14 | Caroline Glick
    Since he assumed office nearly six years ago, US President Barack Obama has been dogged by allegations of managerial incompetence. Obama, his critics allege, had no managerial experience before he was elected. His lack of such experience, they claim, is reflected in what they see as his incompetent handling of the challenges of the presidency. In everything from dealing with the Congress, to reining in radical ideologues at the IRS, to handling the chaos at the Mexican border, to putting together coordinated strategies for dealing with everything from Ebola to Islamic State (IS), Obama’s critics claim that he is out...
  • US considered 'unilateral' action to stop Iranian ship -'still appropriate' to pursue nuclear deal

    03/06/2014 3:54:33 PM PST · by SJackson · 9 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 03/06/2014
    US considered 'unilateral' action to stop Iranian ship State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki confirmed on Wednesday that "the Israeli government interdicted a shipment of illicit Iranian arms." "The White House directed the Department of Defense to monitor the vessel," Psaki said, adding that the US prepared to take "unilateral steps" to stop the shipment. Israel volunteered to handle the ship itself, she added. The transfer of arms would amount to a violation of UN Security Council resolutions, Psaki noted. --------------------- US says 'still appropriate' to pursue nuclear deal despite Iran arms shipment It is entirely appropriate to continue to pursue...
  • US Response to Israeli Seizure of Iranian Weapons Shipment - Full Speed Ahead on Negotiations

    03/09/2014 7:29:39 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/9/14 | Thomas Rose
    The White House appeared to double down on its policy of engagement with Iran following Wednesday's dramatic pre-dawn high seas capture of an Iranian missile cache destined for Hamas by Israeli naval commandos. Senior administration officials worked quickly to prevent the raid from undermining public confidence in President Obama's continued belief that Iran is a trustworthy and reliable negotiating partner, even going so far as to claim credit for the raid themselves. Several dozen advanced medium range missiles were found hidden under false bottoms of phony shipping containers on board the Panamanian flagged "Klos-C" frigate seized in a dramatic pre...
  • White House Slams "Fabrication" After Israel TV Leaks Transcript Of Obama-Netanyahu Phone Call

    07/30/2014 10:03:34 AM PDT · by mojito · 57 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 7/30/2014 | Tyler Durden
    The following is an English translation of the Hebrew account of the talk given in the report: B. Obama: I demand that Israel agrees to an immediate, unilateral ceasefire and halt all offensive activities, in particular airstrikes. B. Netanyahu: And what will Israel receive in exchange for a ceasefire? BO: I believe that Hamas will cease its rocket fire — silence will be met with silence. BN: Hamas broke all five previous ceasefires. It’s a terrorist organization dedicated to the destruction of Israel. BO: I repeat and expect Israel to stop all its military activities unilaterally. The pictures of destruction...
  • Assad: Al-Qaeda Has an Air Force - the Israeli Air Force

    01/25/2015 3:51:36 PM PST · by Dave346 · 16 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/26/2015, 1:13 AM | Elad Benari
    Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad on Sunday accused the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) of conspiring with the Al-Qaeda terrorist group. “It’s very clear. Because whenever we make advances in some place, they attack in order to undermine the army. It’s very clear,” Assad told the American Foreign Affairs magazine in excerpts of an interview that will be published in full on Monday. “That’s why some in Syria joke, how can you say that Al-Qaeda doesn’t have an air force? They have the Israeli air force,” he added.
  • White House going nuclear on Netanyahu

    01/25/2015 5:26:58 PM PST · by 9thLife · 58 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 24, 2015 | 11:07pm | By Michael Goodwin
    Thou shall not cross Dear Leader. With their gutter sniping failing to stop Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s planned March speech before Congress, White House aides are unloading their full arsenal of bile. “He spat in our face publicly, and that’s no way to behave,” one Obama aide told an Israeli newspaper. “Netanyahu ought to remember that President Obama has a year and a half left to his presidency, and that there will be a price.” It is pointless to say petty threats do not become the Oval Office. Trying to instruct this White House on manners recalls what Mark Twain...
  • Tit for tat: Israeli President Reuven Rivlin declines meeting with Obama

    01/25/2015 5:25:43 PM PST · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 1/25/15 | Carl in Jerusalem
    Israeli President Reuven Rivlin, who is visiting the United States this week, has declined to meet with Barack Hussein Obama. Rivlin will be in New York this week to speak at UN Headquarters, for an International Holocaust Remembrance Day event. The President’s Residence had informed U.S. Ambassador Dan Shapiro in early December of Rivlin’s planned visit, and the information was conveyed to the White House.A senior Israeli official said that at first Rivlin did not want to impose himself on Obama, and that he would be happy to go to Washington if invited by the White House. The deputy...
  • Visiting US, (Israeli) President Rivlin says he won’t meet Obama

    01/25/2015 3:59:05 PM PST · by icwhatudo · 18 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | January 25, 2015 | Times of Israel staff
    Rivlin is in New York to address the official Holocaust commemorations of the United Nations. His schedule includes meetings with African-American leaders and others. According to unsourced Israeli media reports, the White House invited Rivlin to a summit meeting with Obama in Washington. Israeli media outlets, including Channel 10 and the Ynet news site, have suggested the White House invitation was meant to embarrass Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who was not invited to meet with Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry during his stay in Washington to address both houses of Congress in early March. Netanyahu was invited to...
  • 'There appear to be no rules anymore.' What Boehner's invitation to Netanyahu says about DC mess.

    01/25/2015 12:26:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    The Politico ^ | January 25, 2015 | David Rogers
    Soon after becoming House Speaker in 2011, Republican John Boehner started running the traps on inviting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak to a joint meeting of Congress. But when Barry Jackson, then Boehner’s chief-of-staff, checked with President Barack Obama’s top advisers, Jackson said he was left waiting a month only to get no response. Ultimately the Netanyahu speech went ahead in May but soon after Jackson faced the opposite problem: the White House had promised South Korea’s leadership an appearance before Congress, he said, without checking first with the speaker. None of these slights justify what seems like...
  • The New York Times Anti-Israel Style Guide Adds a New Phrase

    01/23/2015 5:27:41 PM PST · by SJackson · 8 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | January 23, 2015
    Buried in a New York Times article today about friction between President Obama and Prime Minister Netanyahu is a phrase that the newspaper has never used before: Famously, many of those conversations have been deeply uncomfortable. The two leaders have often clashed on IsraelÂ’s determination to build new settlements, which Mr. Obama viewed as a way to sabotage peace talks. Mr. Netanyahu was accused of lecturing Mr. Obama in front of the cameras in the Oval Office during an angry conversation in May 2011, after Mr. Obama suggested that the 1967 borders with Palestine should be the starting point for...
  • 3 alleged Hezbollah terrorists arrested in Mexico

    09/10/2012 1:18:47 AM PDT · by tsowellfan · 21 replies
    American national wanted by US government among alleged terror group members detained in Merida. An alleged terrorist belonging to the radical Islamic movement Hezbollah has been arrested in Mexico and handed over to US authorities, Mexican media reported Sunday...
  • 'The Iranians Don't Believe Obama's Threats' (John Bolton says too late for sanctions)

    01/23/2015 12:59:49 PM PST · by Dave346 · 14 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/23/2015, 12:32 PM | Yoni Kempinski and Tova Dvorin
    US President Barack Obama has thoroughly bungled the US's approach to the Iranian nuclear program, former US Ambassador to the UN John Bolton stated in a special Arutz Sheva interview. "I think the President has said for some time that all options are on the table with respect to Iran's nuclear weapons program, but nobody really believes it," Bolton stated. "Worst of all, the Iranians don't believe it." "There is no credible American military threat against Iran's nuclear weapons program, and that's a possible reason why Iran continues to stall, continues to drag out the P5+1 negotiations, continues to ask...
  • FNC’S CHRIS WALLACE: NETANYAHU “WICKED”, “MALICIOUS” FOR “SNEAKING UP” ON OBAMA’S BACK

    01/25/2015 10:46:57 AM PST · by Steelfish · 65 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | January 25, 2015 | Aaron Goldstein
    FNC’S CHRIS WALLACE: NETANYAHU “WICKED”, “MALICIOUS” FOR “SNEAKING UP” ON OBAMA’S BACK By Aaron Goldstein on 1.25.15 In an appearance with Shepherd Smith on Friday, his FNC colleague Chris Wallace blasted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for his impending speech to Congress in early March: To give you an idea of how malicious this is, I’ll tell you that US Secretary of State John Kerry met with the Israeli Ambassador to the United States for two hours on Wednesday and Ron Dermer did not announce the fact that Netanyahu was coming to Washington, DC. This is not in order to...
  • Official PA daily: Israel was behind terror attacks in France

    01/25/2015 11:05:26 AM PST · by Ooh-Ah · 17 replies
    Palestkinian Media Watch ^ | Jan. 25, 2015 | Nan Jacques Zilberdik
    Official PA daily: Israel was behind the terror attacks in France because Israel "was the only one to benefit from them" Israeli Intelligence Service Mossad planned the attacks because Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu wanted - to encourage Jewish immigration from Europe - to take "revenge on European governments... because of their positions on the Palestinian cause" Poll: 84.4% of Palestinians think "Israel behind the murder of French [citizens]"   Nan Jacques Zilberdik    Following the terror attacks against the Charlie Hebdo magazine and a Jewish store in which Muslim terrorists killed 17 people in France earlier this month, columnists writing...
  • What Bibi's 'Surprise' Visit Really Means

    01/25/2015 9:34:35 AM PST · by servo1969 · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 1-25-2015 | Ayal Feinberg
    The reporting on the latest Obama-Netanyahu tiff has failed to explore a decisive geopolitical likelihood: Israel has calculated that Iran absolutely will not develop nuclear weapons during the remainder of the Obama administration. For those who closely follow the relationship between Israel and the United States, specifically the tumultuous rapport between Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu and President Barack Obama, it was assumed that the “chickensh*t” fiasco this past October was the climax of the Obama administration’s frustrations with Netanyahu. This assumption was obliterated however when Netanyahu accepted an invitation this week from Speaker John Boehner to address a joint session...
  • Clarice Feldman: Obama's Glozell Diplomacy

    01/25/2015 10:27:05 AM PST · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 25, 2015 | Clarice Feldman
    This week the bizarre priorities and policies of the President presented themselves in relief so stark even the members of those upscale synagogues headed by J Street rabbis -- the guys who say “never again” and then support the very Administration that is making “again” more likely -- must be starting to catch on. In a speech full of platitudes and signifying nothing much at all besides his 1960’s style fantasies of history and human behavior, Obama made his Middle East peroration in Cairo in June 2009. Just as he preposterously promised us that upon his election the oceans would...
  • The Myth of Palestinian Centrality

    01/25/2015 7:05:58 AM PST · by SJackson · 3 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | January 25, 2015 | Yoram Ettinger
    A myth of Palestinian centrality has dominated Western policy, but contrasts with reality, in the Middle East.‎ In 2015, following in the footsteps of Presidents Hosni Mubarak and Anwar Sadat, Egyptian ‎President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi does not subordinate Egypt’s national security ties with Israel to ‎Egypt’s ties with the Palestinians. ‎ El-Sissi — just like his two predecessors — considers the transnational ‎Muslim Brotherhood and Palestinian terrorism mutual threats to Israel, Egypt, ‎Jordan, Saudi Arabia and other Arab Gulf states, which have never regarded the ‎Palestinian issue as a top priority, and have denied the Palestinian Authority their ‎financial generosity. Notwithstanding...
  • Obama’s response to terror: A shrug

    01/25/2015 7:05:23 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 13 replies
    New York Post ^ | John Fund and Hans Von Spakovsky
    President Obama used his State of the Union address to urge Americans not to fear terrorists: “We lead best, when we don’t let our fears blind us to the opportunities that this new century presents.” But his words reached Americans when the Gallup Poll notes that 40 percent of Americans are very or somewhat worried that they will become a victim of terrorism — a higher percentage than when Obama took office in 2009. They have reason for concern. From Day One, this administration has downplayed the terrorist threat from Islamic extremists. It declared the terrorist attack at Fort Hood,...
  • Ex-Obama aide takes president to task for 'not being tough enough' with Iran

    01/25/2015 7:04:53 AM PST · by SJackson · 11 replies
    Writing for the online Politico newsmagazine, Ross argues that American allies in the region are growing more apprehensive over what they see as growing Iranian influence in the region. Former US peace envoy Dennis Ross (L), seen here with late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat in 2000 Former US peace envoy Dennis Ross (L), seen here with late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat in 2000. (photo credit:REUTERS) Dennis Ross, the veteran Mideast hand and former peace envoy, criticized his former boss, US President Barack Obama, for “not being tough enough” with Iran in light of the stalled nuclear talks and the recent...
  • Once Again, Indyk Interferes on Israel

    01/25/2015 7:03:38 AM PST · by SJackson · 4 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | January 24, 2015
    The former U.S. Ambassador to Israel, Martin Indyk, has called on Israel’s leaders “to stay out of America’s politics” – just hours after he urged the United States to interfere in Israel’s politics, something he himself has been doing for years. The latest events began with John Boehner’s invitation to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address a joint session of the U.S. Congress. The New York Times quickly sought a comment from Indyk, who is constantly quoted by the news media since the conclusion of his singularly unsuccessful term as the Obama Administration’s chief envoy for Israeli-Palestinian negotiations. “Netanyahu...
  • White House going nuclear on Netanyahu

    01/25/2015 6:57:34 AM PST · by Dave346 · 53 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 24, 2015 | 11:07pm | Michael Goodwin
    Thou shall not cross Dear Leader. With their gutter sniping failing to stop Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s planned March speech before Congress, White House aides are unloading their full arsenal of bile. “He spat in our face publicly, and that’s no way to behave,” one Obama aide told an Israeli newspaper. “Netanyahu ought to remember that President Obama has a year and a half left to his presidency, and that there will be a price.” It is pointless to say petty threats do not become the Oval Office. Trying to instruct this White House on manners recalls what Mark Twain...
  • Feinstein tells Haaretz: PM speech 'inappropriate,' Iran sanctions 'dangerous'

    01/25/2015 5:50:31 AM PST · by Dave346 · 34 replies
    Haaretz ^ | Jan. 25, 2015 | 12:07 PM | Chemi Shalev
    Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein of California says that inviting Prime Minister Netanyahu to address Congress during an Israeli election period is “highly inappropriate” and that imposing new sanctions on Iran at this time is “reckless and dangerous.” Feinstein’s statement to Haaretz comes against the backdrop of the growing backlash against Netanyahu’s upcoming March 3 speech to Congress, which is already causing some Democratic lawmakers to rethink their support for the Iran sanctions bill proposed by Democratic Senator Robert Menendez from New Jersey and Republican Senator Mark Kirk from Illinois. According to journalist Laura Rozen of Al-Monitor, Menendez is trying to...
  • Bibi Defends Congress Trip: I'll Go Anywhere to Defend Israel

    01/25/2015 4:12:27 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 25 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 1/25/2015 | Cynthia Blank
    At his weekly Cabinet meeting Sunday, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu focused primarily on international issues including the Iran nuclear agreement, the struggle with Islamic State, and global anti-Semitism. "In the coming weeks, the major powers are liable to reach a framework agreement with Iran, an agreement that is liable to leave Iran as a nuclear threshold state, which would endanger - first and foremost - the existence of the State of Israel," Netanyahu warned as he began the meeting. "This is the same Iran that has taken over Lebanon and Syria and is now taking over Yemen and Iraq. This...
  • Pelosi's Syriana Versus Boehner's Bibi Invitation

    01/25/2015 7:23:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 25, 2015 | Debra J. Saunders
    "I don't believe I'm poking anyone in the eye," House Speaker John Boehner asserted Wednesday. That was after His Speakership told the media that he had invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak before a joint session of Congress about "the grave threats radical Islam and Iran pose to our security and way of life." Of course it was a poke in the eye. Boehner admitted he did not consult with the White House before inviting Bibi. Netanyahu wants Congress to threaten tougher sanctions against Tehran. During his State of the Union address Tuesday, President Barack Obama warned Congress...
  • Nancy Pelosi, Liberals Admit 'Obamacare' Funds Abortion, Now That Republicans Voted to Strip Funding

    01/25/2015 7:23:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/24/2015 | Napp Nazworth
    Even though pro-lifers were criticized for saying that "Obamacare" funds abortion, some liberals, including House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, are now complaining about Obamacare abortion funding that the U.S. House voted to remove Thursday. The No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act, which passed 242-179, would require that insurance plans that receive government funding no longer cover elective abortions. In reaction, some liberals have argued that the bill would increase taxes on small business. "Republicans Include Tax Hike In Latest Abortion Bill," announced the headline of a Huffington Post article by Jennifer Bendery. But arguing that it is a tax increase...
  • Did Israel arm Rwanda during the 1994 genocide?

    01/25/2015 8:06:06 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 12 replies
    Middle East Eye ^ | Friday 16 January 2015 | Michal Zak
    "In our petition we rely, among other sources, on an Amnesty International report that was published in 1995... "There was tension in Rwanda as early as January of 1994. Several of the world's most powerful states imposed international arms control regulations and on May 17 1994 there was a UN embargo. Israel breached the embargo, as did Russia, Belgium, South Africa, France, Spain and others. Many of the planes that transported the shipments were British. The last license to export arms was issued by the Israeli Ministry of Defense in October 1993, about half a year before the massacres began....
  • Paper tiger in Syria

    01/25/2015 7:01:52 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 5 replies
    Daily Star ^ | January 22, 2015 | Opinion Editors
    In the wake of this weekend's Israeli strike in the Golan Heights, which killed Hezbollah operatives and an Iranian general, Sunday's comments by Syria's information minister are particularly illuminating. Omran Zoubi said the "cost of maintaining regional security is much lower than that of a huge deterioration that develops in a negative way," which can be read as an appeal for the Israelis to avoid taking things further. In contrast, officials from Hezbollah and have spoken openly about retaliation, something that used to threaten after Israeli strikes in the past. This demonstrates that the Syrian regime exists on paper, but...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(1/25/15)[Prayer]

    01/25/2015 4:30:25 AM PST · by left that other site · 21 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 1/25/15 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Character Studies From The Bible Moses New International Version (NIV) 1 These are the names of the sons of Israel who went to Egypt with Jacob, each with his family: 2 Reuben, Simeon, Levi and Judah; 3 Issachar, Zebulun and Benjamin; 4 Dan and Naphtali; Gad and Asher. 5 The descendants of Jacob numbered seventy[a] in all; Joseph was already in Egypt. 6 Now Joseph and all his brothers and all that generation died, 7 but the Israelites were exceedingly fruitful; they multiplied greatly, increased in numbers and became so numerous that the land was filled with them. 8 Then a...
  • Obama Feuds with Bibi Because He's 'Like a Republican'

    01/24/2015 4:31:47 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 22 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/1/15 | Uzi Baruch
    Hank Sheinkopf, former adviser to ex-US President Bill Clinton during his election campaign from 1995 to 1996, spoke with Arutz Sheva about the complicated political relations between Israeli and American leaders. Video Hank Sheinkopf, former adviser to ex-US President Bill Clinton during his election campaign from 1995 to 1996, spoke with Arutz Sheva about the complicated political relations between Israeli and American leaders. Speaking about the tense relations between Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and US President Barack Obama, Sheinkopf remarked that how the world feels about Netanyahu is not important to Israelis, whereas it is very important to American Jews...
  • Terror’s biggest advocate negotiates with Iran

    01/24/2015 3:45:21 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/24/15 | A. Dru Kristenev
    Obama: Is he irrelevant, or an advocate for Iran-backed terror? Even as President Obama gave his State of the Union address to the joint chambers of Congress Tuesday night, another domino was falling in Iran’s line-up of nation-state influence. Yemen’s leadership was on the brink of capitulation just as Obama was gloating over a failed foreign policy as being effective. Others have already pointed out how facts of Yemen and Somalia’s chaos contradict the president’s previous glorying in those states as testaments of his policy’s success. His idea as to what qualifies as success appear to deviate from that of...
  • Obama, the Shiite, Goes to Riyadh

    01/24/2015 5:54:36 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    PJ Media ^ | January 24, 2015 | Roger L. Simon
    Remember how Richard Nixon told us to watch what he does, not what he says? Good advice. Well, Barack Obama — our POTUS who makes Nixon and Clinton seem like Diogenes — thinks like a postmodern agnostic, professes to be a Christian, but acts like a Shiite. During Obama’s presidency the influence of Ayatollah Khamenei’s Iranian Shiite regime has spread across the world like the proverbial wildfire, reaching from North Africa into Iraq, Lebanon (via Hezbollah), Syria (via Assad whose red line on chemical weapons famously faded into invisibility), Gaza (via improved relations with Hamas) and now into Yemen (via...
  • Just as Netanyahu Warned the World; See What Has Just Been Uncovered in Iran by a Spy Satellite...

    01/24/2015 8:15:16 AM PST · by kindred · 58 replies
    BCN.com ^ | 1/23/15 | Israel Today Staff
    Iran has made "very rapid progress" in its long-range missile research and development. Iran has produced a 27 meter-long missile capable of carrying a warhead "far beyond Europe." Israel’s Channel 2 News broadcast satellite images of the missile at a launch site near Tehran (pictured). (Photo via Israel Today) The missile was ostensibly built to ferry satellites into orbit, but could also be used to deliver warheads nearly anywhere on the planet. Israel has also produced and successfully launched missiles with such dual capabilities. According to the Channel 2 report, Iran has made "very rapid progress" in its long-range missile...
  • Hollywood actor Rob Lowe: Obama prefers fruit loops over Netanyahu

    01/24/2015 6:12:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | January 25, 2015 | Tovah Lazaroff, Deputy Managing Editor
    Rob Lowe can't believe that Obama won't meet with Netanyahu, but will meet with YouTube star. How is it that a woman famous for eating cereal in a bathtub can get an audience with US President Barack Obama, when Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to do so? asked Rob Lowe on Twitter. Among the Hollywood actorÂ’s famous roles, is that of Deputy White House Communications Director in the television show The West Wing. On Friday Lowe entered a real-life diplomatic drama, when he weighed in on one of the most serious crises in the often infamous series of political battles...
  • Obama runs to meet Saudi King Salman (but still refuses to meet Netanyahu)

    01/24/2015 2:44:39 PM PST · by lifeofgrace · 39 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 1/24/15 | Steve Berman
    President Obama has changed his scheduled departure on his trip to India so as to personally meet the new Saudi King Salman (according to CNN).  The POTUS is literally running to be among the first world leaders to genuflect to the new Saudi leader, only days after he was appointed. Vice President Joe Biden was originally set to have led a delegation to Saudi Arabia on Obama's behalf. However, the schedule for the President's departure from India has been adjusted to allow Obama to stop in Riyadh himself on his way home, White House press secretary Josh Earnest said. King Abdullah passed away Friday, at 90...
  • Obama Will Not Attend 70th Anniversary of Auschwitz Liberation

    01/24/2015 1:25:52 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 89 replies
    Washing ngton Free Beacon ^ | 23 Jan 2015 | Daniel Wiser
    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew will represent the United States at the 70th anniversary ceremony for the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp on Tuesday—rather than President Barack Obama or Vice President Joe Biden—while other countries are slated to send their heads of state. Tuesday’s ceremony will likely be the last major anniversary where a significant number of survivors of the Nazi camp are present. About 300 are expected to attend, and most of them are in their 90s or older than 100. Nazi authorities killed 1.1 million people at the camp, mostly Jews, which was liberated by the Soviet army...
  • WHY OBAMA HATES AMERICA, EUROPE AND THE WEST

    01/24/2015 11:55:44 AM PST · by Dick Bachert · 72 replies
    Vanity | 1/24/2015 | Dick Bachert
    Let's play Connect the Dots. This is not a rocket scientist level game once you complete the connections. Obama's hatred for the West, Western Europe and especially the Brits goes back to the days when the Brits carved up the old Mesopotamia into what is now much of the Middle East. He returned Churchill bust -- a gift from the Brits – within days of entering the White House and routinely disrespectfully props his feet atop the desk fashioned from the timbers of the famed warship HMS Resolute the Brits gifted to President Hayes in 1880) due to their sometimes...