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  • Many “Rabbis for Obama” Support BDS & the Palestinian Cause against Israel: Do They Reflect Obama?

    08/29/2012 6:06:00 PM PDT · by Ziva · 9 replies
    The Jewish Voice and Opinion ^ | 8/29/2012 | Susan Rosenbluth
    President Obama’s re-election campaign announced last month the launch of “Rabbis for Obama,” a group whose stated goal is to rally grassroots support for the President in the Jewish community. The announcement came amid reports that Jewish support for Barack Obama, while still strong, is dwindling when compared to his numbers in 2008; as well as some hard-hitting ads for GOP Presidential candidate Mitt Romney targeting Jewish concerns, especially regarding support for Israel. [Picture] Rabbis for Obama: Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb, Rabbi Brant Rosen, with Ayatollah Bojnoordi from 2008 trip to Iran. Photo from Shalom Rav blog [Picture] Rabbis for Romney:...
  • Obama 'not going to comment'on hot mic gaffe

    11/14/2011 8:44:18 AM PST · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/14/11 | Charlie Spiering
    "Can you clarify your end of the “hot mic” conversation with French President Nicolas Sarkozy, as it involved Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu?" asked MSNBC's Chuck Todd yesterday about Obama's embarassing moment last week. "With respect to the “hot mic” in France, I’m not going to comment on conversations that I have with individual leaders," said Obama, "But what I will say is this: The primary conversation I had with President Sarkozy in that meeting revolved around my significant disappointment that France had voted in favor of the Palestinians joining UNESCO, knowing full well that under our laws,
  • White House on Obama-Sarkozy exchange: President committed to Israel

    11/09/2011 4:58:11 PM PST · by SJackson · 12 replies
    Ynet ^ | 11.10.11 | Yitzhak Benhorin
    As part of damage control after US, French leaders overheard ridiculing Israeli premier, deputy national security advisor tells reporters 'Obama has taken security cooperation with Israel to unprecedented levels' WASHINGTON – US President Barack Obama has a "very close working relationship with Prime Minister Netanyahu. They speak very regularly," Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes said Wednesday, days after Obama and French President Nicolas Sarkozy were overheard ridiculing the Israeli leader during a private exchange at the G20 summit in Cannes. Briefing reporters at the White House, Rhodes said, "I think they've probably spent more time one on one than...
  • Obama Bombs Wrong Target on Open Mic Night

    11/09/2011 9:19:29 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies ^ | November 9, 2011 | John Ransom
    Well, I’ll say one thing for him: Obama certainly has been transformative when it comes putting the “personal” into personal diplomacy. According to reports coming from last week’s G20 meeting, Obama was caught by reporters on an open microphone commiserating with French president Nicholas Sarkozy over their disdain for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.Although there are differing accounts of the conversation, Reuters has reported that the translation overheard by reporters had Sarkozy calling Netanyahu a liar: "I cannot bear Netanyahu, he's a liar," Sarkozy told Obama, unaware that the microphones in their meeting room had been switched on, enabling reporters...
  • In Overheard Comments, Sarkozy Calls Netanyahu a ‘Liar’

    11/09/2011 9:48:16 AM PST · by Cincinna · 12 replies
    The New York Times ^ | November 8 2011 | Isabel Kershner
    JERUSALEM — The president of France, Nicolas Sarkozy, told President Obama that he could no longer bear Benjamin Netanyahu, the prime minister of Israel, and went on to call Mr. Netanyahu a “liar” in a private conversation overheard by several French journalists last week at the Group of 20 summit meeting in Cannes. “You are fed up with him, but I have to deal with him even more often than you,” Mr. Obama replied, according to reports that flooded the main Israeli news sites on Tuesday. The Israeli prime minister’s office refused to comment. An Israeli official, speaking on the...
  • Obama: Was there any doubt he dislikes Bibi?

    11/09/2011 6:00:56 AM PST · by Driftwood1 · 53 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 11-8-11 | Jennifer Rubin
    On one level, none of this is surprising. Obama’s irritation with the Jewish state and personal distaste for Netanyahu have been apparent nearly from the start of his presidency. This is just as we would imagine Obama would sound in private. It’s nearly impossible to image Presidents George W. Bush or Ronald Reagan saying such a thing for the simple reason that neither held our democratic ally is such low esteem. They looked upon the democratically elected leader of our ally with respect and affection. Obama’s comment put liberal Jews once again in a tight spot. It seems like only...
  • Report: Sarkozy calls Netanyahu 'liar' (Obama AGREES, Caught On Open Mic!)

    11/07/2011 10:52:07 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 83 replies
    YNET ^ | 11-7-11 | YNET
    The conversation then drifted to Netanyahu, at which time Sarkozy declared: "I cannot stand him. He is a liar." According to the report, Obama replied: "You're fed up with him, but I have to deal with him every day!" The remark was naturally meant to be said in confidence, but the two leaders' microphones were accidently left on, making the would-be private comment embarrassingly public. The communication faux pas went unnoticed for several minutes, during which the conversation between the two heads of state – which quickly reverted to other matters – was all but open to members the press,...
  • Sarkozy to Netanyahu: Fire Your Foreign Minister

    06/30/2009 11:53:21 AM PDT · by AJKauf · 6 replies · 363+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | July 30 | P. David Hornik
    The Israeli press was abuzz on Tuesday after a Monday night TV report stating that, in their meeting in Paris last week, French President Nicolas Sarkozy had told Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to “get rid of” Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman. Although the French leader’s faux pas stunned Israel, it wasn’t his first aimed at leaders of democracies. Sarkozy has unleashed a mass of insults towards Western leaders that are way outside normal diplomatic protocol, while at the same time showing high regard and cutting sweet deals with some of the Middle East’s cruelest dictators. In this latest contretemps,...
  • Sarkozy urges Netanyahu: Get rid of Lieberman

    06/29/2009 11:21:30 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 13 replies · 963+ views
    Ha'aretz ^ | 29/06/2009 | Barak Ravid
    French President Nicolas Sarkozy has urged Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to "get rid" of hard-line Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, Channel Two reported on Monday. The Foreign Ministry responded to the report by lambasting the French leader for his "intolerable intervention in internal Israeli affairs." Sarkozy spent a good portion of his meeting with Netanyahu last Wednesday discussing the composition of the Israeli official, according to the report. The presence of three other Israeli officials at the meeting did not deter the French leader from expressing his true opinion of the foreign minister, said Channel Two. The French president reportedly told...
  • Asharq Al-Awsat Series on Libya Details Gaddafi’s Funding of Western Presidential Campaigns

    02/21/2018 9:21:53 AM PST · by richardtavor · 10 replies
    Asharq Al-Awsat ^ | February 19, 2018 | Abdul Sattar Hatita
    As part of its exclusive series on Libya during the rule of late leader Moammar al-Gaddafi, Asharq Al-Awsat examines the regime’s ties with local and foreign powers, including its attempts to finance western presidential campaigns, particularly in France, the United States and Ukraine. Witnesses from the former regime said that Tripoli had spent some 50 million euros in 2007 to fund the campaign of French presidential candidate Nicolas Sarkozy. Lebanese businessman Ziad Takeieddine, who was present at Sarkozy’s meetings with Gaddafi revealed that the “figures were much higher than that.” Tripoli also pumped 5 million dollars in the presidential campaign...
  • Sarkozy Defeated In Primary For French Right's Presidential Candidate

    11/20/2016 9:02:56 PM PST · by Steelfish · 19 replies
    Guardian ^ | November 20, 2016 | Angelique Chrisafis
    Sarkozy Defeated In Primary For French Right's Presidential Candidate Former prime ministers François Fillon and Alain Juppé face second vote on 27 November, after Nicolas Sarkozy suffers humiliating rejection Angelique Chrisafis in Paris 20 November 2016 Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy’s political career has been effectively ended, after he was dealt a humiliating defeat on Sunday by his former prime minister François Fillon in the first round of the race to choose the rightwing Republican party’s candidate for the presidency next spring. Fillon, a socially conservative, free-market reformer who admires Margaret Thatcher and voted against same-sex marriage, came close to...
  • French PM: Europe must stop being finicky and intrusive

    06/26/2016 10:33:05 AM PDT · by Mariner · 24 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 26th, 2016 | by Ingrid Melander
    The European Union must stop being nit-picky and intrusive, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said on Sunday as the bloc scrambled to handle the aftermath of Britain's vote to leave. The Brexit vote to leave the EU has deepened fears among mainstream politicians across Europe about the rise of eurosceptic, anti-establishment parties, particularly in France, where the far-right National Front is increasingly popular. That concern has also prompted mainstream French politicians on the left and right to call for an overhaul of Europe, in a country where surveys show disillusionment with Brussels is growing. "We must put an end to...
  • Sarkozy snipes at 'dim' Spanish PM and 'weak' Barack Obama

    04/16/2009 11:00:25 PM PDT · by pissant · 36 replies · 2,085+ views
    Times UK ^ | April 17, 2009 | Chuck Bremer
    The US President is weak, the Spanish leader is dim, the German Chancellor is clinging on to France’s coat-tails and the head of the European Commission is irrelevant. That, at any rate, is the world according to President Sarkozy, who has spent the week airing his unvarnished opinions of Barack Obama and an array of international politicians — abruptly ending France’s honeymoon with the US and needling Washington on several strategic issues. In the latest in a stream of accounts from the Élysée Palace, Mr Sarkozy was quoted yesterday as telling an all-party group of MPs that Mr Obama was...
  • France elections: National Front leads in regional polls

    12/06/2015 12:53:55 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 40 replies
    BBC News ^ | December 6, 2015
    France's far-right National Front (FN) appears to have made big gains in the first round of regional elections, estimates show. They put the FN ahead in at least six of 13 regions in mainland France. The elections are the first electoral test since last month's Paris attacks, in which 130 people were killed. The centre-right Republicans party led by former President Nicolas Sarkozy appeared to be in second place ahead of the governing Socialist Party.
  • Nicolas Sarkozy vows to 'electronically tag' all 11,500 people France's extremist watch list...

    11/16/2015 8:46:55 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 37 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | November 15, 2015 | Darren Boyle
    Nicolas Sarkozy vows to 'electronically tag' all 11,500 people France's extremist watch list: Former president promises tough line if returned to the Elysée Former President Nicolas Sarkozy met with Francois Hollande earlier He said he would 'expel forcibly' all extremist Imams preaching hatred Sarkozy also vowed to jail any Jihadis who return to France from Syria He also said he would deport any violent extremists with dual nationality By Darren Boyle for MailOnline Published: 23:17 GMT, 15 November 2015 | Updated: 02:20 GMT, 16 November 2015 Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has vowed to electronically tag all 11,500 people on...
  • Ambassador reveals how Obama undermined Israel

    06/21/2015 9:51:25 AM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    New York Post ^ | 6/21/15 | Larry Getlen
    On Nov. 8, 2011, President Obama met with then-French President Nicolas Sarkozy in Cannes after what had been a particularly rough week for US-Israeli relations. Modal Trigger The week prior, the UN agency UNESCO admitted Palestine as a member state. Congress responded by cutting off UNESCO’s funding, a move the Obama administration direly opposed. Michael Oren, who served as Israel’s US ambassador from 2009 to 2013, said the president, having opposed Palestine’s admission to the agency, “thought he had done enough . . . and did not need to punish them further.” President Obama responded to Congress’ act by admonishing Israel for...
  • Was Politician Forced Into Mental Institution for “Islamophobia”?

    05/26/2015 12:12:01 AM PDT · by bob_denard · 9 replies
    The new american ^ | Monday, 18 May 2015 | Written by Selwyn Duke
    One tactic Soviet-bloc countries would use to stifle dissidents was involuntary confinement to mental institutions. After all, you have to be crazy to oppose state ideology, right? Now, though, 26 years after the Berlin Wall’s fall comes a similar shocking story — from well west of where the wall stood. It is alleged that a French mayor has been involuntarily confined to a mental asylum for “Islamophobia.” The story involves Robert Chardon, mayor of the southern French town of Venelles; the problems began when, participating in a public Twitter discussion initiated by former French president Nicolas Sarkozy, the mayor proposed...
  • Sarkozy renames French opposition The Republicans

    05/30/2015 2:18:39 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 24 replies
    BBC News ^ | 5/29/2015 | BBC
    Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy has changed his party's name from Union for a Popular Movement (UMP) to The Republicans. Members of France's main opposition party voted to support the rebranding on Friday, with 83% of members approving the move. The move has sparked widespread debate in France, with critics arguing that all French people are Republicans......
  • BOMBSHELL: Mayor Forced Into Mental Institution for What He Said About Islam

    05/20/2015 6:49:21 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 41 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | 20MAY2015 | Staff Writer
    Robert Chardon, mayor of the French town of Venelles, has allegedly been forced into a mental institution for tweeting, “We must ban the Muslim faith in France.” This revelation came to us via the Agence France-Presse, a highly regarded news entity that claimed Chardon was involuntarily hospitalized last Friday. Chardon also tweeted that France should revoke a centuries-old secularism law and instead “promote the practice of the Christian faith.” All this rhetoric reportedly angered Nicolas Sarkozy, leader of the Union for a Popular Movement, the same party to which Chardon belongs. “I condemn this proposal even if secularism also means...
  • Much ado about nothing in France

    04/03/2015 1:42:15 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 3 replies
    Gulf News ^ | April 3, 2015 | Luc Debieuvre
    It may be intellectually comforting to suggest the UMP-UDI could "make the National Front useless", or less prosaically, to propose implementing those measures for which the French vote for the Front and, in so doing, 'siphoning out' the Front's programme. Sarkozy employed this strategy during the last presidential campaign -- but it did not work. Sarkozy has been smart enough to understand that any kind of alliance with the Front would mean the end of the UMP. But he also knows what a significant chunk of supporters wants. Reconciling everybody won't be easy, as the organisation of the party has...