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  • Obama Leaves Israel with a Security Nightmare

    11/07/2016 11:21:22 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 9 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 7 Nov 2016 | P. David Hornik
    Most Israelis will be relieved when Barack Obama leaves the White House. Although few are brimming with confidence about either of the candidates to replace him, Israelis will not miss much about Obama: the eight years of constant friction with a four-times-elected Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu; severe and obsessive public criticism for such actions as building homes for Jews in supposedly proscribed parts of Jerusalem, and the like. There is also concern that the lame-duck Obama will take a pernicious parting shot at Israel from the United Nations. As John Hannah notes in a Foreign Policy article on restoring...
  • Thomas Pickering’s Shameful Record-worked against the Israeli government and helped Iran

    11/07/2016 6:53:04 AM PST · by SJackson · 4 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | November 7, 2016 | Joseph Klein
    h1 class="title" id="page-title">Thomas Pickering’s Shameful Record How a prominent former U.S. diplomat worked against the Israeli government and helped Iran. Thomas Pickering, a prominent retired U.S. diplomat and former ambassador to Israel and the United Nations, has endorsed Hillary Clinton for president.  Pickering had co-chaired the Benghazi Accountability Review Board, the State-Department-sponsored panel established by then Secretary of State Clinton to investigate the attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya.  Pickering’s board failed to even interview Clinton, while protecting her and other senior State Department officials, such as Under Secretary of State Patrick F. Kennedy, from any personal...
  • Why Israel fears Obama’s last days

    10/13/2016 7:51:44 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 20 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10/12/16 | Editorial Board
    Israel faces a unique window of danger from Nov. 9 to Jan. 20: What might President Obama do in his final days in office to slam the Jewish state? Start with Secretary of State John Kerry’s recent flat refusal to promise a US veto on any upcoming anti-Israel resolution in the UN Security Council. On Saturday, Haaretz reports, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Kerry he’s counting on Washington to stick to its policy of nixing anti-Israel resolutions. Kerry’s reply: The administration has yet to make a decision on the matter. For Kerry to leave any doubt that America would shield...
  • Obama ‘Manufacturing Crisis’ to Apply Pressure on Jewish State Ahead of Lame-Duck-Period

    10/10/2016 11:53:20 AM PDT · by SJackson · 7 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | 10-10-16 | Barney Breen-Portnoy
    With its eyes on the potential launch of an Israeli-Palestinian peace initiative after next month’s presidential election, the Obama administration is “manufacturing a crisis” over settlement construction, to exert diplomatic pressure on the Jewish state, The Weekly Standard reported on Sunday, citing sources in Congress and the American Jewish community. Last week, the administration raised many eyebrows with its unusually strident criticism of Israel’s settlement policies following the approval of dozens of new homes in the West Bank. One congressional source told The Weekly Standard that the administration had been “waiting for an opening” to hit hard against Israel, and...
  • OFFICIAL: WHITE HOUSE "BOILED WITH ANGER" AT ISRAEL

    10/06/2016 2:57:10 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 45 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | October 6, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Get your tea ready again. Israel may build (possibly) 98 housing units in Shilo. The housing will be used for evacuees who have been victimized by Israel's left-wing Supreme Court. Obama doesn't keep track of where housing gets built in Illinois, but he's boiling with anger over those mere 98 housing units. A senior U.S. official said that the White House boiled with anger "We had public assurances from the Israeli government that contradict this new announcement – so when you talk about how friends treat each other – this is also a source of concern. There is a lot...
  • Obama and Israel cut Congress out of the aid game

    09/14/2016 4:03:38 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 28 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 14 | Josh Rogin
    As part of a 10-year U.S.-Israel security aid agreement, the Israeli government has signed a letter promising to give back any additional money that Congress appropriates, effectively preventing Congress from giving Israel any more money than President Obama wants it to have. The White House will sign today a new 10-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Israel that would increase U.S.-Israel security aid from $3.1 billion a year to $3.3 billion, starting in 2018. The deal would also include, for the first time, $500 million of annual missile defense funding, bringing the annual total to $3.8 billion. But Congress, in...
  • Report: U.S. spying on Israel swept up members of Congress

    12/30/2015 5:18:07 AM PST · by SJackson · 19 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/29/15 | Nolan D. McCaskill
    U.S. spying programs scooped up communications between members of Congress and Israeli leaders, giving the White House insight into Israel's lobbying of U.S. lawmakers against the Iran nuclear deal, current and former U.S. officials told The Wall Street Journal. The article, published Tuesday afternoon, reports that the U.S. continued to spy on select leaders of allied nations despite President Barack Obama's pledge to curb such surveillance two years ago, and that it was a top priority to maintain spying on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his government. As part of that continued surveillance, the National Security Agency also swept...
  • House intel committee opens probe of eavesdropping on Congress

    12/30/2015 11:46:13 AM PST · by amorphous · 81 replies
    Politico ^ | 30 Dec 2015 | Nolan D. McCaskill
    A House panel on Wednesday announced it is opening an investigation into U.S. intelligence collection that may have swept up members of Congress. The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence's announcement of the probe comes after a Wall Street Journal report that the U.S. collected information on private exchanges between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and members of Congress during ongoing negotiations for nuclear deal with Iran.
  • Rubio: US snooping on allies 'might be worse' than reported

    12/30/2015 11:56:03 AM PST · by Mariner · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 30th, 2015 | By Bradford Richardson
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) says the U.S. government's surveillance of allies "might be worse" than reported. “I actually think it might be worse than what some people might think, but this is an issue that we’ll keep a close eye on," said Rubio, who sits on the Senate Intelligence Committee, in an interview on Fox News's “Fox & Friends” on Wednesday. Rubio was discussing a Wall Street Journal article that said the U.S. continues to spy on the communications of allied nations' leaders, capturing communications between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his aides during the Iran nuclear talks. The...
  • U.S. Spy Net on Israel Snares Congress

    12/29/2015 4:32:54 PM PST · by Mariner · 48 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | December 29th, 2015 | By Adam Entous and Danny Yadron
    President Barack Obama announced two years ago he would curtail eavesdropping on friendly heads of state after the world learned the reach of long-secret U.S. surveillance programs. But behind the scenes, the White House decided to keep certain allies under close watch, current and former U.S. officials said. Topping the list was Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The U.S., pursuing a nuclear arms agreement with Iran at the time, captured communications between Mr. Netanyahu and his aides that inflamed mistrust between the two countries and planted a political minefield at home when Mr. Netanyahu later took his campaign against the...
  • Report: U.S. spying on Israel swept up members of Congress

    12/29/2015 4:08:44 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 20 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/29/2015 | NOLAN D. MCCASKILL
    U.S. spying programs scooped up communications between members of Congress and Israeli leaders, giving the White House insight into Israel’s lobbying of U.S. lawmakers against the Iran nuclear deal, current and former U.S. officials told The Wall Street Journal. The article, published Tuesday afternoon, reports that the U.S. continued to spy on select leaders of allied nations despite President Barack Obama’s pledge to curb such surveillance two years ago, and that it was a top priority to maintain spying on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his government. As part of that continued surveillance, the National Security Agency also swept...
  • Double Standards and Doublespeak Pit the US Against Israel

    10/28/2015 5:33:15 AM PDT · by SJackson · 3 replies
    Observer ^ | 10/26/15 | Micah Halpern
    About midnight, on October 21st, a man wielding a knife lunged at a border patrol officer. The assailant was shot four times. Did you hear about this incident? Probably not. That’s because the incident took place took place not somewhere in Israel, where all incidents of this type are recorded and broadcast around the world, but at the border crossing in Calexico, California, just across the border from Mexicali, Mexico. The reason the man was shot by a Border & Patrol Protection officer and, subsequently, died from his wounds, should be obvious. People wielding knives and lunging at police—or anyone...
  • How Obama is using Schumer to nuke the US-Israel alliance

    07/24/2015 5:31:10 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 12 replies
    NY Post ^ | 23 July 2015 | Seth Mandel
    Sen. Chuck Schumer is famous for his ability to locate the nearest TV camera and plant himself squarely in front of the lens. And yet, as about 8,000 rallied in Manhattan Wednesday night on an issue near and dear to Schumer’s heart — Israel’s security — the senator was a no-show. The rally was in opposition to the Iranian nuclear deal. Schumer was absent because he hasn’t yet decided whether to do the right thing and oppose President Obama’s disastrous deal, or do the opposite of the right thing and shepherd it through Congress. Israel’s supporters in the United States...
  • Watch: Kerry Indicates US Will Defend Iran from Israel

    07/23/2015 10:38:19 PM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    inn ^ | 7/23/15 | Ari Yashar
    US Secretary of State John Kerry indirectly conceded that the US would defend Iran's nuclear program from Israeli sabotage on Thursday, in a hearing at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in which he was grilled over the deal reached last Tuesday. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) put Kerry on the spot when he asked him and Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz whether the controversial articles in Annex III on page 142 of the 159-page deal would stipulate that the US block Israeli attempts to scupper the Iranian nuclear threat. The articles in question state that the US, world powers and the...
  • Obama says no military solution to Iran nuclear program (Israeli TV Interview)

    06/01/2015 10:55:51 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 42 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | June 1, 2015, 1:13 pm EDT
    US President Barack Obama tells Channel 2 in an interview that he can “demonstrate” that a “verifiable” agreement with Iran will be the best way to contain Tehran’s nuclear ambitions. “I can, [I] think, demonstrate, not based on any hope but on facts and analysis, that the best way to prevent Iran from having a nuclear weapon is a verifiable tough agreement. A military solution will not fix it, even if the United States participates. It would temporarily slow down an Iranian nuclear program but it would not eliminate it,” he says. Asked whether Israel may attempt a military strike...
  • Obama turns a smiling face to Israel. Biden: Iran has enough material for 8 nuclear bombs

    05/02/2015 1:17:23 PM PDT · by Diogenesis · 13 replies
    DEBKAfile ^ | May 2, 2015
    Obama turns a smiling face to Israel. Biden: Iran has enough material for 8 nuclear bombs "pRes_ _dent Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden have gone out of their way in the last fortnight to shower friendly gestures on Israel, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and even Ambassador to Washington, Ron Dermer. .... on April 23, Biden was the keynote speaker at the Israeli embassy’s Independence Day reception. ... Biden went on to warn: “Let’s not kid each other. They already have paved a path to a bomb’s worth of material. Iran could get there now if they walked away...
  • 'Obama Pressuring Bibi against 67-MK Coalition'

    05/02/2015 3:57:07 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 28/4/15 | Gil Ronen
    A senior source in the Jewish Home estimated Tuesday that White House pressure against a nationalist government is the real reason for the delay in the signing of a coalition deal between Likud and the religious Zionist party. The unnamed senior source was cited on Army Radio as saying that the Jewish Home has shown flexibility on numerous subjects, leaving very few disagreements between the parties, yet the prime minister is taking his time about signing the deal. The source estimated that the US is pressuring Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to establish a unity government with the Zionist Union (Labor...
  • Nasrallah: Framework Nuclear Deal Strengthens Iran, its Allies [Hezbollah]

    04/07/2015 9:40:47 AM PDT · by Star Traveler · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | Tuesday, April 7, 2015 | Ari Soffer
    Hezbollah leader hails last week's framework deal, says it will allow Iran to back its terrorist proxies 'more than any time in history.' Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah has hailed last week's framework deal over Iran's nuclear program, saying it will serve to strengthen the Islamic Republic's position in the Middle East. "Iran will become richer and wealthier and will also become more influential," he told Syria's Al-Ekhbariya TV in a live interview Monday night, in comments translated by Lebanon's The Daily Star. Such as scenario "will also reinforce the position of its allies," he added. "A stronger and wealthier Iran,...
  • Obama: No to linking Iran deal, Israel's 'right to exist'

    04/07/2015 9:57:27 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 12 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 4/4/2015 | Staff
    A State Department official dismissed a plea Friday from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that the Iran nuclear agreement include clear recognition of his nation's "right to exist," declaring negotiations are "only about the nuclear issue." State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf, in a terse response to a question about Netanyahu's concerns, told reporters, "This is an agreement that is only about the nuclear issue" -- a comment that indicates the Obama administration is not looking to enshrine Israel's security into a final agreement. Harf, for her part, suggested the talks are complicated enough already. "This is an agreement that doesn't...
  • Obama admits: Deal will give Iran ‘near zero’ breakout time in 13 years [Israel & Netanyahu]

    04/07/2015 8:25:05 AM PDT · by Star Traveler · 21 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | Tuesday, April 7, 2015 | Josh Lederman
    President concedes Iran framework nuclear agreement’s shortcomings amid growing chorus of objections. WASHINGTON (AP) — Defending an emerging nuclear deal, President Barack Obama said Iran would be kept a year away from obtaining a nuclear weapon for more than a decade, but conceded Tuesday that the buffer period could shrink to almost nothing after 13 or more years. Obama, whose top priority at the moment is to sell the framework deal to critics, was pushing back on the charge that the deal fails to eliminate the risk because it allows Iran to keep enriching uranium. He told NPR News that...
  • Obama admits Iran nuclear deal only delays inevitable, leaves problem for future presidents

    04/07/2015 6:41:16 AM PDT · by SJackson · 10 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | April 07, 2015
    President Obama admitted Tuesday in a broadcast interview that his nuclear agreement with Iran only delays Tehran from eventually acquiring a weapon, which could come immediately after Year 13 of the agreement -- leaving the problem for future presidents. Obama made the comments about Tehran's so-called "breakout time" in an interview with NPR News that aired Tuesday morning. The president was attempting to answer the charge that the deal framework agreed upon by the U.S., Iran, and five other nations last week fails to eliminate the risk of Iran getting a nuclear weapon because it allows Tehran to keep enriching...
  • Obama Advisor: Iran Will Not Be Able to Manufacture Nuclear Bomb (Speaking on Israeli networks)

    04/06/2015 1:52:30 PM PDT · by Nachum · 47 replies
    INN ^ | 4/6/15 | Cynthia Blank
    A day after US President Barack Obama attempted to soothe Israel's Iran fears, adviser Ben Rhodes told the trio of Israeli news stations that Iran would not be able to gain access to a nuclear bomb. Rhodes, the deputy national security adviser for strategic communication, insisted that there "significant limitations" on Tehran's nuclear program, which would prevent them producing nuclear weaponry. While the United States does not necessarily trust Iran, Rhodes continued, the deal contains "strict supervision," which will ensure the Islamist regime can't manufacture a nuclear bomb. Even ten or fifteen years from now, when a final deal is...
  • Obama says a weakened Israel would be 'failure' of his presidency

    04/06/2015 8:25:17 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 52 replies
    AFP/Yahoo ^ | 4/5 | AFP
    US President Barack Obama has said that a weakened Israel would be a "fundamental failure of my presidency," affirming solidarity with the long-time ally despite recent differences over the Iran nuclear deal. Obama said while Israel has reason to be concerned about foe Iran, he defended the framework agreement on Iran's nuclear program that negotiators drew up last week. Obama made the comments to The New York Times in a 45-minute video interview on Saturday that was posted on Sunday. "I would consider it a failure on my part, a fundamental failure of my presidency, if on my watch or...
  • Obama: Vulnerable Israel Would be ‘Failure of My Presidency’ (facepalm!)

    04/06/2015 12:04:39 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    INN ^ | 4/6/2015, 7:46 AM | (Arutz Sheva Staff)
    US President Barack Obama has said that a weakened Israel would be a “fundamental failure of my presidency,” claiming solidarity with America's long-time ally despite recent differences over the Iran nuclear deal. Obama admitted Israel has reason to be concerned about its foe, Iran, but he defended the framework agreement on Iran’s nuclear program that negotiators drew up last week. Obama made the comments to The New York Times in a 45-minute video interview on Saturday that was posted on Sunday, reports AFP. “I would consider it a failure on my part, a fundamental failure of my presidency, if on...
  • Hillary Clinton enables Obama’s anti-Israel vendetta

    03/30/2015 5:44:35 PM PDT · by SJackson · 14 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 3-30-15 | Jennifer Rubin
    While Hillary Clinton won’t say anything of substance herself, the New York Times reports her views on Israel via a third party, Malcolm Hoenlein, executive vice chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations: “Secretary Clinton thinks we need to all work together to return the special U.S.-Israel relationship to constructive footing, to get back to basic shared concerns and interests, including a two-state solution pursued through direct negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians,” Mr. Hoenlein said in a statement issued by his organization on Sunday evening. “We must ensure that Israel never becomes a partisan issue,” he...
  • American-Israeli Rabbi compares Obama to Haman

    03/29/2015 8:07:55 PM PDT · by rightistight · 14 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 3/29/15 | Aurelius
    Rabbi Shlomo Riskin, chief rabbi of Efrat, on Saturday night compared US President Barack Obama to Haman and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to Mordechai. Speaking at the Jerusalem Great Synagogue, the American-born Riskin said that he could not understand what was going through Obama’s mind. “The president of the United States is lashing out at Israel just like Haman lashed out at the Jews,” he said. “I’m not making a political statement,” he clarified, “I’m making a Jewish statement.” When a woman in the audience shouted out that he was being disrespectful to the US president, she was booed by...
  • Obama’s Coming Break with Israel

    03/30/2015 2:39:21 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 36 replies
    NRO Online ^ | March 30, 2015 1:55 AM | Reihan Salam
    First, let me just say that I hope Jackson Diehl of the Washington Post is wrong and that President Obama has no intention of making a dramatic break with Israel in the coming months. But alas, the story he tells is very convincing. According to Diehl, the Obama administration is getting ready to back a U.N. Security Council resolution that would, in his words, “mandate the solution to the questions Israelis and Palestinians have been unable to agree upon for decades, such as the future status of Jerusalem.” Why does this matter? If Israel rejects peace terms imposed on it...
  • US Declassifies Document Revealing Israel's Nuclear Program

    03/25/2015 11:02:58 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 61 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/25/2015, 8:00 PM | Ari Yashar, Matt Wanderman
    In a development that has largely been missed by mainstream media, the Pentagon last month quietly declassified a Department of Defense top-secret document detailing Israel's nuclear capabilities, a highly covert topic that Israel has never formally announced to avoid a regional nuclear arms race, and which the US until now has respected by remaining silent. But in the declassified document from 1987, which can be viewed here, the US reportedly breached the silent agreement to keep quiet on Israel's nuclear powers for the first time ever, detailing the nuclear program in great depth. The timing of the revelation is highly...
  • Revealing Israel's Nuclear Secrets [Obama's Campaign Against Israel]

    03/25/2015 11:38:13 AM PDT · by Star Traveler · 18 replies
    The Jewish a Daily Forward ^ | Wednesday, March 25, 2015 | Michael Karpin
    In early February, the Pentagon declassified a 386-page report from 1987, exposing for the first time ever the actual depth of top-secret military cooperation between the United States and Israel — including, amazingly, information about Israel’s unacknowledged nuclear program. In view of the caustic tension that has increased lately between Washington and Jerusalem, the timing of the publication’s declassification, after a long legal process, might raise a few eyebrows. I have some knowledge about the build-up process of Israel’s nuclear capacity and after reading the report in question I must express my astonishment: I have never seen an official American...
  • WH on Iran leader’s “death to America” comments: That’s just stuff he says for his domestic audience

    03/24/2015 11:29:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/24/2015 | AllahPundit
    No, it isn’t, as any American soldier who’s faced off with a Shiite militia in Iraq could tell you, but that’s where we’re at right now in American diplomacy. Watch to the very end of the clip below for the key bit from Jim Acosta and ask yourself if this is something the White House sincerely believes or if they’re now so invested in a legacy-building detente with Iran that they’re willing to spin “death to America” rhetoric from the mullahs to get it done. David Brooks, pondering the related question of Iranian anti-semitism, thinks it’s more the latter...
  • Iran Nuclear Deal: Does Obama want Israel to commit suicide?

    03/24/2015 10:15:59 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 24, 2015 | Cal Thomas
    In 1982, during one of many visits to Israel, I had the opportunity to speak with Prime Minister Menachem Begin, who told me, "Israel needs friends." He added that in the end, his nation could not trust any nation with its fate and security. The protection of Israel, he said, was ultimately the responsibility of Israelis. Begin's comment was prophetic given the petulance of our current president, who behaves like an enemy of Israel when he attempts to impose a Palestinian state on Israel and negotiate a deal with Iran that can only lead to new threats against the Jewish...
  • Obama Ignores Threats from Iran, Has a Fit Over Israel

    03/24/2015 6:06:11 AM PDT · by Abakumov · 4 replies
    Radix News ^ | March 24, 2015 | James S. Robbins
    When an Israeli leader questions the wisdom of trading land for peace with Islamic terrorists, President Obama has a fit. But when an Iranian Ayatollah threatens to destroy America, he dismisses it as a rhetorical flourish. ... Contrast Mr. Obama’s pique regarding a misunderstanding with Israel with his blasé attitude towards unambiguous threats from Iran. On Saturday, in a speech in Tehran, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei denounced key aspects of the ongoing nuclear negotiations, as well as the international sanctions regime, and Mr. Obama’s video message to the Iranian people. When the crowd began chanting the traditional Iranian mantra, “Death...
  • LEVIN TO O' Let’s have a national discussion about the ANTI-SEMITISM that REEKS from your admin

    03/18/2015 7:56:48 PM PDT · by gwgn02 · 19 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 3/18/15 | RightScoop
    Tonight on Hannity, Mark Levin unleashed on Obama saying that we need to have a national discussion about the anti-Semitism coming from his administration: Eric Holder said that this nation is full of cowards because we won’t have a discussion about race. Well I think this nation needs to have a discussion about what’s going on in this White House and this administration, about anti-Semitism. Because this White House is reaching out to Sharpton, the Muslim Brotherhood, CAIR, all these radical nut jobs and groups. Their policies which are — it’s not just Netanyahu. They’re willing to throw Israel over...
  • Levin: Obama Works With Dictators More Then Elected Officals

    03/19/2015 6:44:52 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 19 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | March 19, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Talk radio host and author of “The Liberty Amendments,” Mark Levin argued that “Obama has more ability to work with dictators and genocidal types than he does with people who are elected democratically” based on his dealings with Republicans in Congress and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday’s “Hannity” on the Fox News Channel.
  • Mark Levin: Anti-Semitism Reeks From This Administration… The President Is anti-Semitic (VIDEO)

    03/18/2015 8:36:14 PM PDT · by Nachum · 35 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 3/18/15 | Jim Hoft
    Conservative author and radio host Mark Levin unloaded on the Obama Administration tonight after President Obama refused to call and congratulate Prime Minister Netanyahu. Levin told Sean Hannity that Obama was anti-Semitic. Mark Levin: This is important. Eric Holder said that this nation is full of cowards because we won’t have a discussion about race. Well I think this nation needs to have a discussion about what’s going on in this White House and this administration about anti-Semitism. And, this White House, because it’s reaching out to Sharpton, Muslim Brotherhood, CAIR and all these radical nutjobs and groups. Their policies...
  • Obama Lays Down Punishment on Netanyahu

    03/19/2015 9:19:40 AM PDT · by Shery · 26 replies
    http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/192870#.VQr8HuHk2ft ^ | First Publish: 3/19/2015, 10:04 AM | By Cynthia Blank
    <p>Ugh. Our petulant man-child Muslim president and his Israel-hating administration are now threatening that they just might agree to a UN Security Council resolution that would call for Israel to withdraw from Judea and Samaria (West Bank) and push them into negotiations to create a palestinian state.</p>
  • Obama refuses to renew 40-year-old emergency oil supply pact with Israel

    03/16/2015 5:31:14 PM PDT · by Nachum · 81 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | 3/15/15
    Anyone who still believes Obama is not an antisemite is either antisemitic himself or has eaten an overabundance of mushrooms. “US fails to renew emergency oil supply pact with Israel,“ Globes.co.il, March 16, 2015 The agreement guaranteeing Israel’s oil supplies in wartime was first signed in 1975. The US has not renewed a historic agreement under which it guaranteed a supply of oil to Israel in emergencies, that is, instances in which Israel might be cut off from its regular commercial sources of oil because of war or closure of sea lanes. The agreement expired in November 2014, and since...
  • Do Israelis Really Think the U.S. Will Come to Their Aid?

    03/15/2015 11:05:14 AM PDT · by Publius804 · 32 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | March 15, 2015 | Bassam Tawil
    There is about to be a mistake. The only country in the region of which all the other countries are envious -- for opportunity, equal justice under law, freedom to speak without the 2 a.m. knock on the door -- has an election this week. Its citizens are tired of war -- right on schedule for its enemies' plans to destroy it. The Israelis are meant to be tired of war; that is why it is called "a war of attrition." Many Israelis seem to be counting on some deeply wished-for love from the current U.S. Administration. What they may...
  • Israel's Next 22 Months (Long Article)

    03/13/2015 6:31:21 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 13, 2015 | Caroline Glick
    The next 22 months until President Barack Obama leaves office promise to be the most challenging period in the history of US-Israel relations. Now unfettered by electoral concerns, over the past week Obama exposed his ill-intentions toward Israel in two different ways. First, the Justice Department leaked its intention to indict Democratic Sen. Robert Menendez on corruption charges. Menendez is the ranking Democratic member, and the former chairman, of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. He is also the most outspoken Democratic critic of Obama’s policy of appeasing the Iranian regime. As former US federal prosecutor Andrew McCarthy wrote this week...
  • New Israel Fund Paid Millions To Undermine Israel Via State Department

    03/09/2015 11:06:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | 3/9/15 | Pamela Geller
    According to Edwin Black on The Daily Caller today, the New Israel Fund received more than $1 Million dollars in funding from the State Department. As Black noted, “Vocal critics in both the U.S. and Israel charge that the New Israel Fund has knowingly financed groups that support the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement, and worked to get Israeli soldiers prosecuted for so-called ‘war crimes.” Benny Yanay of an Israeli military organization called Consensus, representing some 3,000 members of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), stated, “The New Israel Fund acts against Israel — against the soldiers of our country....
  • Obama is the Problem in US-Israeli Relations

    03/04/2015 4:19:54 PM PST · by SJackson · 6 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | March 4, 2015 | Morton A. Klein
    In an interview on the PBS television ‘Charlie Rose’ program, President Barack Obama’s National Security Advisor, Susan Rice, said that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s decision to accept the invitation of House Speaker John Boehner to address Congress on the issue of Iran’s looming nuclear threat had “injected a degree of partisanship, which is not only unfortunate, I think it’s destructive of the fabric of the [U.S./Israeli] relationship.” Nothing can further from the truth: it’s Obama’s partisanship that has produced a crisis in relations between the White House and Jerusalem, not Netanyahu’s – and the record shows it. Obama doesn’t...
  • Why Obama So Dislikes Netanyahu

    03/03/2015 4:55:22 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 33 replies
    National Review ^ | 3/3/2015 | Dennis Prager
    Those who do not confront evil resent those who do. There is no question about whether President Obama — along with Secretary of State John Kerry and the editorial pages of many newspapers — has a particular dislike of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. But there is another question: Why? And the answer is due to an important rule of life that too few people are aware of: Those who do not confront evil resent those who do. Take the case at hand. The prime minister of Israel is at the forefront of the greatest battle against evil in our...
  • Report: Obama Threatened to Shoot Down IAF Iran Strike

    03/01/2015 9:36:33 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 215 replies
    Aretz Sgiva ^ | 3-1-2015 | Mark Langfan
    The Bethlehem-based news agency Ma’an has cited a Kuwaiti newspaper report Saturday, that US President Barack Obama thwarted an Israeli military attack against Iran's nuclear facilities in 2014 by threatening to shoot down Israeli jets before they could reach their targets in Iran. According to Al-Jarida, the Netanyahu government took the decision to strike Iran some time in 2014 soon after Israel had discovered the United States and Iran had been involved in secret talks over Iran’s nuclear program and were about to sign an agreement in that regard behind Israel's back. The report claimed that an unnamed Israeli minister...
  • Ambassador Bolton: Obama Hates Israel, Sees It As “The Problem” (CSPAN Video)

    02/28/2015 11:49:39 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 9 replies
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  • Why Obama Thinks All Muslim Terror Attacks Are "Random"

    02/10/2015 9:27:31 AM PST · by Biggirl · 9 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 10, 2015 | Ben Shapiro
    Over the weekend, President Obama participated in an interview with Vox.com, the website for those he termed “the brainiac-nerd types.” Sadly, those brainiac-nerds couldn’t come up with the intestinal fortitude to press Obama on this bizarre and disturbing comment about the murder of four Jews in Paris by radical Muslims immediately following the Charlie Hebdo massacre.
  • Why Even Our Friends in the Middle East Don’t Like Us

    02/01/2015 11:22:42 AM PST · by lbryce · 21 replies
    WSJ Wasington Wire ^ | January 30, 2015 | Aaaron David Miller
    President Barack Obama‘s visit to Saudi Arabia this week with a heavy-duty delegation was a smart move. But nobody should have any illusions that this quick stop will fix what’s troubling U.S. relations with Saudi Arabia or other key allies in the region. These days, the United States’ two oldest and most important friends in the Middle East–Israel and Saudi Arabia–seem to have more in common with one another than they do with Washington. Throw Egypt into the mix and you have an unusual threesome–a Jewish state, a monarchy, and a military-controlled phony republic–that have, as a practical matter, aligned...
  • Obama's Israel End Game

    02/02/2015 9:12:04 AM PST · by lifeofgrace · 7 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 2/2/15 | Steve Berman
    There are few things that frustrate President Obama more than not having his way.  He can play endless rounds of bad golf, repeatedly circle the globe on the American taxpayer’s dime, treat Congress like Walter White behind the pharmacy counter at Walgreens, and generally goof off and demean the office in new and unpleasant ways.  But he can’t seem to get his arms around Benjamin Netanyahu and the intractable Middle East problem.  And this vexes him to no end. When Barack Hussein Obama first took office, he believed that he would be the first “fusion” president, one who can bridge...
  • 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...
  • Obama fuming at Netanyahu invitation to Congress, plans retaliation

    01/23/2015 8:42:45 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 72 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | January 23, 2015 | Thomas Lifson
    “Netanyahu spat in our face. There will be a price.” With these words, an unnamed Obama administration official declared war on Israel’s prime minister in an interview with the leftwing Israeli newspaper Haaretz. Smarting at being blindsided by the invitation to address a joint session of Congress and advocate a sanctions bill on Iran to kick in if the current round of negotiations fails, Obama is letting his anti-Israel feelings show more openly than ever before.
  • State Department: No, we're not planning sanctions against Israel

    12/08/2014 4:08:28 PM PST · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 12/8/14 | Carl in Jerusalem
    Matt Lee @APDiploWriter Follow "Reports we might be contemplating sanctions against #Israel (re settlements) completely unfounded & without merit," per @statedeptspox. 11:06 AM - 8 Dec 2014