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  • Bad for the Jews

    06/07/2011 4:04:57 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 34 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 6/7/2011 | Roger L Simon
    When my grandmother was still alive, when some domestic or international conflict came to her attention, she would ask, “Is it good for the Jews?” Many friends have told me they heard the same thing from their grandmothers, because this was a natural reaction for people of that generation after years and years of pogroms and finally the Holocaust. So somewhere in the subconscious of almost all Jews there is that inner grandmother talking to us. And what those bubbes are saying now is not good, not by a long shot. Many of us have thought the following I am...
  • Obama Inspired Ship to Join IHH Gaza Flotilla

    06/05/2011 3:37:15 AM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 06/03/11, | Gavriel Queenann
    A ship flying US colors and carrying 34 passengers is set to joint this year's Gaza-bound, IHH-sponsored “Freedom Flotilla 2” in June, the New York Times reported. This year's American vessel, named The Audacity of Hope after US President Barack Obama’s best-selling book, is being organized by an American group called “US Boat to Gaza.”
  • Obama Inspired Ship to Join IHH Gaza Flotilla

    06/04/2011 3:44:21 AM PDT · by GiovannaNicoletta · 28 replies
    Israel National News ^ | June 3, 1011 | Gavriel Queenann
    A ship flying US colors and carrying 34 passengers is set to joint this year's Gaza-bound, IHH-sponsored “Freedom Flotilla 2” in June, the New York Times reported. snip This year's American vessel, named The Audacity of Hope after US President Barack Obama’s best-selling book, is being organized by an American group called “US Boat to Gaza.” Obama links to the Audacity do not end there, however. Prof. Rashid Khalidi, director of the Middle East Institute at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, and a friend from Obama’s time in Chicago, is among the supporters of an appeal launched...
  • Egypt to open Rafah crossing permanently

    05/25/2011 2:01:46 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 10 replies
    AP via Yahoo! News ^ | May 25, 2011 | MAAMOUN YOUSSEF
    CAIRO – Egypt will open its only crossing with the Gaza Strip this weekend, the Cairo military government announced Wednesday, significantly easing a four-year blockade on the Hamas-ruled territory but setting up a potential conflict with Israel. Egypt's official Middle East News Agency said the Rafah border crossing would be opened permanently starting Saturday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. every day except Fridays and holidays.
  • Obama's Israel Policy Makes U.S. Look Foolish

    05/25/2011 5:33:24 AM PDT · by SJackson · 17 replies
    US News ^ | May 24, 2011 | Peter Roff
    President Barack Obama’s stunning about-face on U.S. policy toward Israel—saying that it needs to recede to its pre-1967 war borders as the starting point for negotiations to create an independent Palestinian state—could be the beginning of a bold new initiative in U.S. foreign policy. Why stop there? Why not, for example, as part of ongoing U.S. negotiations with Mexico, give back the territories in Arizona and New Mexico the United States gained in the 1853 Gadsden Purchase as a preliminary offer to settle the problem of illegal immigration? And, if that’s not enough, offer to give back Texas as well....
  • State Department says Jerusalem is separate from Israel

    05/24/2011 5:50:45 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 5/24/11 | Kerry Picket
    Here is an unusual press release from the U.S. State Department, first noted by The Weekly Standard and later Arutz Sheva: State’s Steinberg’s Visit to Israel, Jerusalem and West Bank U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesman May 18, 2011 MEDIA NOTE Deputy Secretary Steinberg's Visit to Israel, Jerusalem and the West Bank Deputy Secretary of State James Steinberg visits Israel, Jerusalem and the West Bank May 18-19, 2011. In Israel, Deputy Secretary Steinberg met with Israeli academic and student leaders. In the West Bank, he met with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and other
  • GOP sees Israel as wedge issue

    05/24/2011 5:25:53 AM PDT · by markomalley · 22 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill ^ | 5/24/11 | Alexander Bolton
    Republican strategists say President Obama’s call for peace negotiations based on Israel’s 1967 borders will help them drive a wedge between Jewish voters and the Democratic Party. GOP strategists acknowledged that their party for years has tried with little success to split Jewish voters and donors from Democratic candidates. This time is different, they say, because of perceptions by some that Obama is more concerned with the American image on the Arab street than staunchly defending Israel in its standoff with Palestinian leadership. Obama, in one of his first steps into Middle East policy, called for Israel to suspend new...
  • Obama: Palestine Has "Right" To Be A "Sovereign And Contiguous State" (video)

    05/23/2011 4:35:53 AM PDT · by i88schwartz · 33 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | May 23, 2011 | RealClearPolitics
    Definition of CONTIGUOUS 1: being in actual contact: touching along a boundary or at a point -- of angles : adjacent 2 3: next or near in time or sequence 4: touching or connected throughout in an unbroken sequence "The borders of Israel and Palestine should be based on the 1967 lines with mutually agreed swaps, so that secure and recognized borders are established for both states. The Palestinian people must have the right to govern themselves, and reach their potential, in a sovereign and contiguous state," President Obama told American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) attendees on Sunday. The...
  • I wept at Obama's betrayal of Israel

    05/21/2011 9:26:54 AM PDT · by Jacvin · 44 replies
    BizPacReview.com ^ | 5/21/2011 | Alan Bergstein
    I leafed through the pages of Volume I in the series entitled, "The Greatest Quotes of Michelle Obama, to plagiarize the opening line for today's tale. I'm drained from the effort. "For the first time in my life, I'm ashamed of my country." I've lived a bit longer than The First Lady but yesterday I hung my head and wept. From the time that I campaigned, in 1940, in front of PS 97 on Brooklyn's, Highlawn Ave, for FDR's election as President, that seat always had a sign on it lettered, "World Leader." It was shirked off yesterday by her...
  • Obama Throws Israel Under The Bus

    05/21/2011 4:20:58 AM PDT · by OddLane · 12 replies
    American Rattlesnake ^ | May 21, 2011 | Gerard Perry
    I wasn’t planning on discussing this issue today, but we do address important foreign policy issues on this site when the occasion demands it. Needless to say, President Obama’s insistence that the state of Israel, which has heretofore been our most trusted and reliable ally in the Middle East, return to annihilatory borders is such an occasion. Putting aside for a moment the observation that these borders are utterly indefensible, which has been made by experts much more well-versed in this subject than me, there are several issues with the President’s new “peace” proposals that pose even greater barriers to...
  • LIVE THREAD: Bibi and Hussein moments away from Israeli PM Remarks on 1967 border comments.

    05/20/2011 11:07:38 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 614 replies · 2+ views
    Fox News ^ | 20 MAY 2011 | dcbryan1
    Live thread of Israeli PM "Bibi" Netenyahu and the crypto-Marxist Muslim, "Hussein"
  • IDF Alert on Border as 'Nakba Day' Continuation Planned

    05/20/2011 12:47:26 AM PDT · by Bobalu · 4 replies
    israelnationalnews ^ | 05/20/11 | Maayana Miskin
    The IDF has increased its presence along Israel's borders with Syria and Lebanon over threats of renewed clashes similar to those on “Nakba Day.” Organizers of the anti-Israel marches earlier in the week are calling for a similar march Friday, the Muslim day of prayer, beginning after mosque services end. Calls to Arabs to march on Israel have gone forth on social networks, and have gathered tens of thousands of responses. A group calling itself the “Intifada Youth Committee” called for “A march in memory of the Nakba Day martyrs, [a march] from surrounding countries and from Gaza on Israel's...
  • Obama’s great gift to the Palestinians (Obama's ready to hand over Jerusalem to the terrorist)

    05/20/2011 4:01:05 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 14 replies
    washington times ^ | 5/20/2011 | Wesley Pruden
    Barack Obama to Israel: Drop dead. He announced Thursday that a Palestinian state, soon to be decreed by the United Nations General Assembly, must be drawn to 1967 borders. This tells the Palestinians and their Arab allies and enablers that events do not have to have consequences. We’re not supposed to remember that the Arab states attacked Israel in 1967 (and again in 1973), betting they could crush the Jews and take the looted land. Instead they were themselves squashed like bugs. Their airmen were shot out of the skies and their soldiers, routed, threw away their shoes in the...
  • Rabbi: 'The President of the United States is Asking for Ethnic Cleansing'

    05/19/2011 4:33:42 PM PDT · by Nachum · 158 replies · 1+ views
    CNS News ^ | 5/19/11 | Fred Lucas
    (CNSNews.com) – President Barack Obama has made an unprecedented demand on Israel, Jewish leaders said today after the president called for Israel to redraw its borders to where they were in 1967 before the Six Day War. One rabbi said Obama was, in essence, asking for "ethnic cleansing" of thousands of Jewish families. “It’s immoral in that basically the president of the United States is asking that 500,000 people who live, work, and raise families around Jerusalem – Jewish families – that they be uprooted, resettled, deported from their homes, have their families broken,” Rabbi Aryeh Spero, founder of Caucus...
  • Obama Speech Backlash on Call to Reinstate 1967 Mideast Borders (Obama throws Israel under the bus)

    05/19/2011 5:55:27 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 44 replies · 2+ views
    ABC ^ | 5/19/2011 | HUMA KHAN
    President Obama's call this afternoon for Israel and the Palestinians to redraw boundaries based on 1967 lines has already generated backlash. "The dream of a Jewish and democratic state cannot be fulfilled with permanent occupation," the president said in a wide-ranging, Mideast speech at the State Department. "The United States believes that negotiations should result in two states, with permanent Palestinian borders with Israel, Jordan, and Egypt, and permanent Israeli borders with Palestine. The borders of Israel and Palestine should be based on the 1967 lines with mutually agreed swaps, so that secure and recognized borders are established for both...
  • Israel Expects Obama to Take Back ‘1967 Lines’ Demand

    05/19/2011 1:18:01 PM PDT · by Bobalu · 128 replies
    israelnationalnews ^ | 05/19/11 | Gil Ronen
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu was quick on the draw Thursday in voicing clear displeasure with President Barack Obama’s mideast policy speech. “Israel appreciates President Obama’s commitment to peace,” the response began, curtly. “Israel believes that for peace to endure between Israelis and Palestinians, the viability of a Palestinian state cannot come at the expense of the viability of the one and only Jewish state.” “That is why Prime Minister Netanyahu expects to hear a reaffirmation from President Obama of U.S. commitments made to Israel in 2004, which were overwhelmingly supported by both Houses of Congress.” “Among other things,” Netanyahu reminded...
  • Live Thread: Pharoah Obama Speech on State of the Arab Spring Sham Wow (12:14 p.m. EDT 5/19/11)

    05/19/2011 9:28:35 AM PDT · by kristinn · 292 replies · 1+ views
    Thursday, May 19, 2011 | Kristinn
    Obama started 44 minutes late, as usual. Praises Hillary, intros with talk of winding down war in Iraq and brags about killing Osama....
  • U.S. considering strategic outreach to Hezbollah

    03/21/2011 12:58:21 AM PDT · by tsowellfan · 34 replies
    Washington Post says Obama administration weighing dialogue with Lebanese militant group's political wing, in an effort similar to that attempted by U.K. in its dealings with Sinn Fein in the 1990s. The administration of U.S. President Barack Obama is considering reaching out to the political elements in Hezbollah, the Washington Post reported on Friday, stressing that the at this stage it was an intelligence effort, not a policymaking one.
  • Holocaust survivors say Obama betrayed them to side with insurance companies

    03/01/2011 4:11:33 AM PST · by Suvroc10 · 177 replies
    Examiner ^ | March 1, 2011 | Marc Schenker
    Holocaust survivors say Obama betrayed them to side with insurance companies. A group of Holocaust survivors has plans to protest against Barack Obama as he makes an appearance in Miami Beach this coming Friday. The Holocaust survivors also have Democrat Senator Bill Nelson in their sights at the same time, as Obama will be in town to attend a fundraiser for the senator. The Holocaust survivors assert that both Obama and Nelson betrayed them by siding with insurance companies who failed to pay them their entitled money from life insurance policies their families took out just before World War II....
  • Gibbs signals U.S. wants Mubarak out now

    02/02/2011 11:04:04 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 40 replies
    MSNBC ^ | Feb. 2, 2011 | M. Alex Johnson
    White House press secretary Robert Gibbs says President Barack Obama's delivered a "frank" directive to Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak yesterday that he must begin the transition to a new government now. "The message that the president delivered clearly to President Mubarak was that the time for change had come," Gibbs said in the daily White House briefing.