Netanyahu Shines in Speech to Congress

Robert Spencer is the director of Jihad Watch and author of the New York Times bestsellers The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades) and The Truth About Muhammad. His latest book, Arab Winter Comes to America: The Truth About the War We're In, is now available.


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The most riveting moment of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s much-applauded address to Congress on Tuesday was his declaration that “the hinge of history may soon turn, for the greatest danger of all could soon be upon us: a militant Islamic regime armed with nuclear weapons.” He was speaking of Iran, but then he broadened his scope, adding: “Militant Islam threatens the world. It threatens Islam.”

“It threatens Islam” — i.e., the real Islam is a Religion of Peace that has been hijacked by a tiny minority of extremists. This unreality is disappointing to see, and will not bode well for Israel insofar as it continues to translate into policy. Nonetheless, even to acknowledge that the threat has any Islamic character at all is a huge advance over Obama, George W. Bush, David Cameron, Gordon Brown, Tony Blair, et al.

For it was not until four years after 9/11, in October 2005, that Bush pointed out that the terrorists’ attacks “serve a clear and focused ideology, a set of beliefs and goals that are evil, but not insane. Some call this evil Islamic radicalism; others, militant Jihadism; still others, Islamo-fascism.” He had never used such terminology before that, generally limiting himself to calling the enemy “terrorists” and “evildoers” — names so general that they can apply to multitudes besides those who are actually warring against the United States today — and hardly ever used it after that.

Obama has been even less realistic. He has again and again reached out to the Islamic world, assuring Muslim countries of his respect for Islam. Again and again he has been rudely rebuffed, but that has not stopped him from making the attempt again and again. After the death of Osama bin Laden, he claimed that Osama was “not a Muslim leader, but a mass murderer of Muslims.” Then he made sure to give this mass murderer of Muslims a solemn Islamic funeral.

John O. Brennan, Obama’s top counterterrorism advisor, summed up the Obama administration’s warmly positive stance toward Islam in an August 2009 address: “Nor does President Obama see this challenge as a fight against `jihadists.’ Describing terrorists in this way–using a legitimate term, `jihad,’ meaning to purify oneself or to wage a holy struggle for a moral goal–risks giving these murderers the religious legitimacy they desperately seek but in no way deserve. Worse, it risks reinforcing the idea that the United States is somehow at war with Islam itself. And this is why President Obama has confronted this perception directly and forcefully in his speeches to Muslim audiences, declaring that America is not and never will be at war with Islam.”

That may be so, but Netanyahu’s statement is true as well – at least the first part of it: “Militant Islam threatens the world.” America is not and never will be at war with Islam, but a significant element of Islam is at war with America, Israel, and the rest of the free world – and Netanyahu is much more realistic about that fact than any other Western leader.

Nor is that the extent of his realism. In his address to Congress, he spoke other truths that Barack Obama apparently would prefer to ignore, including a stout defense of his country: “In an unstable Middle East, Israel is the one anchor of stability. In a region of shifting alliances, Israel is America’s unwavering ally….My friends, you don’t have to — you don’t need to do nation-building in Israel. We’re already built. You don’t need to export democracy to Israel. We’ve already got it. And you don’t need to send American troops to Israel. We defend ourselves.”

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  • Gunslinger

    It is about friggin time. If Israel needs a few extra gun-hands I know a few who would not hesitate to go fight for our spiritual homeland.

    • Dispozovdaburka

      Let Bibi, Shine, Shine, shine.
      As well as Israel.

    • dumbledoresarmy

      Ever heard about Orde Wingate? If you haven't look him up. Maybe Israel needs to create something analogous to the French Foreign Legion; and name it after Orde Wingate. I think they'd find themselves with quite a lot of folks eager to sign on.

    • aspacia

      You could join the IDF if you please, however, they regularly arrest West Bank Settlers whom I support.

  • http://www.sassvideo.com Daniel Sass
    • Anamah

      Thank you Daniel!!!

  • Dispozovdaburka

    Bibi is the only real leader left in the world.
    All the rest are pocketing petrodollars.

    • sky

      its taxes,people in the congress dont pay into social security,they get a pension for life even when they work for 1 term,they set their own bonuses,their health care is for life even when they work 1 term,THIS NEEDS TO STOP,They need to go work for we the people,they havent,they are all backing this usuper traitor involved in treason.Read the federalist papers on drkatesview.What is the punishment for treason? endfinancialfraud.org sound money now

    • dumbledoresarmy

      Not quite the only one. Stephen Harper of Canada looks possible. Long may he govern. And if Dutch MP Geert Wilders in Holland can avoid being sent to jail for blasphemy against Islam (he merely dared to tell things like they are), and his party continues to gain ground, then one day it might be Geert Wilders PM of the Netherlands. And then wouldn't it be fun at the UN if there were one of those horrible 'let's lynch Israel' resolutions pushed by the Islamintern, and the Dutch rep and the Canadian rep stood up and voted a resounding NO to it and then invited the Israeli rep out to dinner afterwards…?

    • aspacia

      Western elected leader. Bolton, Sharanky, and many others speak the same language, but at the moment lack power.

  • Andres de Alamaya

    If the Republicans could find a Netanyahu to run in 2012, we might save America, too.

    • AL__
    • johnnywoods

      Rush Limbaugh is trying to find BiBi a birth certificate from Hawaii or "Philly" or pretty much anywhere in the U.S. How about BiBi and Christie as a ticket?

    • Gail

      Alan West

      • Steve Chavez

        Bush and Cheney! Jeb and Lynn that is!

  • crackerjakc

    Whatever became of the "ancesteral rights" of Native Americans? Apparently, Jews have no problem occupying Native Lands lands, while at the same time demanding exclusive rights to their supposed ancesteral lands. And while the US Congress and US Jews champion Israels "rights" , Native Americans live as beggars on their own land and while every US city sports a Holocaust museum, none deal with the carpet genocide of Native Americans.
    A bizzare, surreal and hypocritical assembly, to say the least.

    • OLJingoist

      Whine, cry and obfuscate all you like.
      The subject is a palestinian country…… The so called palestinians are the flotsam and jetsam of the arab world.
      Palestine does not exist and never has. Just the fact that israel is willing to acknowledge their existence is more than the arab world was willing to do.

    • SHmuelHaLevi

      Crackerjack. Israel is the legal owner of Eretz Israel since thousands of years ago. The fact that Roman murdering hordes, Crusaders, Islamics and the Brutish usurped our homelands and caused millions of deaths does not make the marauding islamics inheritors of the Land.
      They will not be allowed to build mosques on top of our Temples for long Crackerjack.
      That does not mean that I disagree with you regarding Native Americans amongst which I lived for years while I worked for Uncle Sam in Albuquerque.
      I am JEWISH, but it is rumored that one of our ancestors had children by a Patagon Native South American. I was received by the Tribes as a brother even if remotely connected. (this has not been confirmed by records).

      • crackerjack

        Why does the ball stop with the Jews? As far as I recall, the Judean tribes usurped these lands from the Cannanites after leaving Egypt. Abraham came from Ur. Thats in todays Iraq.

        • SHmuelHaLevi

          At least you are consistent.
          Caanites apparently were a passing folk as there are ony a few items of evidence about their local lives. In fact about some 150 yards South of my living room there is a burial compound, (six rock niches), from that period.
          They are protected as historic items. There are NO Canaanite folk anywhere. There are an aborigin dog called Caananite dog that is bred near Bet Shemesh. Again ce tu. Those are highly respected as trustworthy guard dogs.
          Abram, later renamed Abraham indeed hails for the Shanidar Region of what is today Iraq. I am sure you studied the details regarding the findings in the Shanidar Cave.
          Note that NO so called palestines figure anywhere at that time.
          And it stops with us, JEWs because thousands of years old records say so Crackerjak. Internailize that fact. The fact that Roman murdering hordes "renamed" the Land of Israel to their pleasure means nothing to us.
          Please name one "pilistine" government or location dating before the Arafat disgusting specimen.
          This is the LAND of ISRAEL, there is no "west bank", the ancestral name is JUDEA and SAMARIA. and NO, the marauding Islamics are occupiers, not us.

    • stern23

      crackerjakc is clearly not worth a minute of my time.

      • aspacia

        It is the misled crackerjacks and ill educated Muslims who actually need the history lesson because they have had no real education, just hate propaganda from the Muslim world. These are the fools who need to be taught.

    • SoundDoc

      With all the money Palestinians have spent in destroying what Israel built, they could have bought a whole country, built factories, farms, libraries, hospitals, and had a peaceful living. Before The Jews moved back to their land, the squatters had built nothing. It was a waste land. Now that the resourceful, hard working Jews built it into a lovely place, the PAGANS want it.

      • johnnywoods

        Good point Doc, The Turks controlled the land for four hundred years and just look at all the development they did in that time. They plowed sea water into the land to prevent it from being farmed and of course the returning Jews hatefully destroyed all the libraries, hospitals, and schools/ universities the Ottomans had built.

    • RCCA

      I'm not sure what your point is. That the US should be dissolved and everybody go somewhere else? The fact is that when the British and German settlers came to the "New World" they didn't have any ancestral roots here, they just felt it was their destiny to come. So, the Jews returning to their cherished homeland is different.

      I guess what you are really asking is why don't Native Americans stand up for themselves more? Or perhaps are you trying to say that Jews shouldn't stand up for themselves?

      • crackerjack

        If we accept and promote 2000 year old Jewish "Ancesteral Rights", then yes! The US should be dissolved and given back to the Native Americans. I challenge every Jew who supports Jewish Ancesteral Rights to refrain from occupying Native American land and so denying these folks the same rights they claim for themselves. In this case the International Community should support Native American resistance against the occupation and exploitation of their land, by force if necessary. Anything else would be hypocricy.

      • aspacia

        Actually they do protest, and volumes have been written regarding the injustice they suffered. The colonists and our leaders, except a few like Ben Franklin, were quite brutal.

    • Rifleman

      Really, then who's running all those casinos? Fake indians?

    • Ken Kollaus

      According to the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the combined geographic area of Indian reservations is 225, 410 square kilometers. 12 reservations are larger than Rhode Island, 9 are larger than Delaware, and the Navajo Territory is about the size of West Virginia. Israel (including the Golan Heights and East Jerusalem) is 22,072 square kilometers. Granted, the reservations have only limited sovereignty, but they are not subject to routine missile attack and suicide bombing. It looks like Native Americans have gotten a better deal than the Jews.

      • Dispozovdaburka

        The American Indians have a museum in DC too.
        They have not been forgotten.

    • MixMChess

      You're an idiot crackerjack… the situation with the Palestinians and the plight of Native Americans is not at all comparable. To even suggest such a comparison is insulting the legacy and memory of all Native Americans.

      As you know, Jews have always been indigenous to the region and have had a continuous presence in Israel going back over 3,000 years. Jews had been migrating to Israel for two millenia (since the sack of Jerusalem by the Romans), the Zionists of the 19th century were merely continuing this age-old pattern.

      Recall, the Zionists of the 19th century legally purchased land from Arabs and did not displace any native Arab populations by establishing and growing Jewish communities in Israel. The few Arab communities that were displaced in the early 20th century, were displaced based on economic factors that had nothing to do with the arriving Jews.

      There is no doubt Native Americans were victims of Europeans. Palestinians on the other hand were victims of themselves (refusal to compromise), other Arab/Islamic states/Powers, but never victims of Israel or Zionists.

    • Dispozovdaburka

      Don't worry,
      Mr. Enlightened crackerjakc
      Obama is correcting the balance.
      With our present tax credits and present apologies for past acts,
      For his benefit,
      (of course.)
      All American Indians as well as Muslims will not have to pay into his curent Obamacare socialist healthsystem which will go into effect post 2012 election.-
      And by the by –close to the Holocaust Museum
      We also have a Museum for Native Americans in DC.
      So go visit,
      both,
      when you get a chance.

    • Fred Dawes

      You know nothing about Native so called American 1st the USA Was started in 1776 one of my so called Native people/indigenous ancestry was a Soldier in the revolution and lived until 1830 his Great-grand son was in the Civil war; all are noted by the USA Government and my mother did not known her grandfather because he was murdered by a mexican gang who attacked the USA In 1899.
      So called Indian or indigenous people understand one fact that its all in the game

      • crackerjack

        If loss of land and changes of administration be "..all in the game", where did these ancient "Ancesteral Rights" Netanyahu claims for Israel suddenly pop up and why are they not to be granted to other races and creeds?

        • MixMChess

          Jews have been indigenous to Israel for over 3,000 years. So-called "ancestral rights" didn't just "pop up," they are very real and well documented.

          As for other races and creeds. Israel is a SECULAR democracy that guarantees equal rights to all of her citizens. Did you know that about 20% of Israel's the population is made up of Arabs, mostly Muslims? Did you know Arab-Israelis enjoy more civil rights in Israel than in any Arab/Islamic country, and even some Western countries (see France)? Did you know that half of the Jewish population is made up of Jewish refugees from Arab and Muslim Middle Eastern and North African countries?

      • aspacia

        True enough, as were the black soldiers in the Revolutionary War to this day. Remember the Wind Talkers. They drove the Germans nuts.

    • PAthena

      American Indians were not killed in a genocide, and they lost lands in war ( which they also practiced against each other. ) There are many American Indian reservations to this day, and a great many Americans and Canadians have Indian ancestry, as well as Winston Churchill.
      They are fortunate to live in the United States, "conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal," as an American (or Canadian) is.

      • aspacia

        Oh, no. Many Native Americans were slaughtered outright in a genocidal fashion, whole villages were massacred by troops, and I do mean every man, woman, child, and infant.

    • Larry

      To Crackerjakc
      It amazes me that someone like you can live and breath with no brain.

    • aspacia

      Actually the Native Americans have a far more legitimate claim because we conquered, and settled the land without payment.

      Jews purchased the land from the Ottoman Turks in 1870, and within 3. years the jealous Muslims started attacking the productive Jews. The jealous Muslims are still attacking.

      Similar to the Native Americans, many Arab whine playing the victim game regardless of the billions in aid they are given, albeit there a pockets of productive winners in both groups. The once impoverished reservation I and my friends rode horses on are now busy casinos with a shuttle service. The Moronga tribe are very wealthy and have a great deal of clout in the So. Cal. Highland Del Rosa Area, and ditto the Palm Springs tribes and many other tribes. This is true of some Arab Palestinians are actually economically successful in the West Bank and Gaza.

  • Wesley69

    The US has a leader that appeases our enemies, tries to distance himself from our friends and who tries to diminish US power and apologize to the world for supposed "sins" the US has committed in the past. He is also dreadfully unaware of the threat militant Islam is to the world.

    On the other hand, Israel has a leader that will fight for the existence of his country against anyone. While seeking peace, it is not at the expense of his country. Nor will he ever apologize for advancing the interests of his country. Unlike his American counterpart, Israel's leader faces the dangers of militant Islam on a daily basis, and he views it as a growing threat.

    Can we exchange leaders?

  • Steve Chavez

    These FAKE Israel supporters stoop to a new low! Many, if not all Democrats in Congress have numerous HATE Israel/Jews as their main supporters and funders and that goes for their State and National committees!

    There are also FAKE Jews in their Party who side against every Israeli action! Shocked at my "FAKE JEWS?" Well, aren't Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton FAKE REVERENDS? There are so many FAKES, tied to the most radical ANTI-GOD AND ANTI-RELIGION groups who then pretend to speak as they are believers who then have the gall to criticize real believers!

    Dems giving standing ovations are only saying "Look at me. Vote for me Jews!"

    • Guest

      You are soooooooooooooo right!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • BS77

    I like Bibi…he's a real MAN in a world of phonies, corrupt A holes and liars….Remarkable to see such a principled and tough minded guy , doing everything he can to protect his country, a country that has been under siege for the last sixty years. Most liberal phonies have no idea what it's like to live with terrorists and barbarians at their throat…promising to destroy everything you've worked for, your home, your family, your country. Liberals are clueless.

  • Jim_C

    You guys are missing what happened.

    Obama gets to "stand up" to Bibi and show him that expansive settlement activities will be politically costly. This gives him "honest broker" status for the peace talks game. Obama's base gets to say "He put that big bad rightwinger in his place!"

    Bibi, on the other hand, gets to "school" Obama on the reality of the situation, but now he has political cover for being more strict on settlement activity. In addition, he gets the pulpit to more accurately define the situation to the American public.

    Both come out looking good to their supporters. (After all, let's face it, would it have ever been otherwise?) And enough turmoil is created that the whole process can probably be successfully delayed until after our elections.

    And since everyone knows peace can only be made between the two parties themselves, it is actually the Palestinians toward whom this little game is directed. They see Obama's offering nothing new. The ball is in their court.

    • aspacia

      Actually, Obama came out looking the foolish schoolboy.

  • WilliamJamesWard

    I was destroying a yellowjacket nest and as the nasty stinging creatures bit the
    dust I realized that not only the nastys needed to be destroyed as they had
    been the attackers but their nest had to go as it would produce more. Now it
    is a simple thing to understand militant Islam is stinging us and the Muslim
    nest will produce more, it can not help to do otherwise. Simply put if Islam
    will not keep to itself, it has to go, my loved ones, friends and neighbots are
    not to be arbitrary victims of the ingrained murderous energies of Islamist
    villiany. No not in America and not abroad………………………………William

  • RCCA

    I know that Mr. Spencer believes that by definition Islam can not be reformed, but the fact is that many Muslims would like their religion to express positive values. However inaccurate their interpretation of their own Qur'an is, they still want to practice a positive faith. So in that sense, militant Islam is a threat to the possibility of Islam ever truly becoming a positive religion. I only wish Muslims had the courage to face up to the contradictions in their text openly and honestly.

    Netanyahu's speech to the Congress is one for the ages. In a little under one hour he managed to explain the Middle East and Israel's history to all who have ears to hear, hearts to listen, and minds to think. I was actually a little shocked to hear him condemned by a few Jews immediately after the speech who claimed he was giving away too much. While the Palestinians saw the speech as a declaration of war.The point is that while there are those on both sides who refuse to compromise, in the main, it's the Jews who want peace and the Muslims who want war.

    • ObamaYoMoma

      What contradictions in their text? Where are they?

      Only people that don’t understand what Islam really is believe that it can be reformed like Christianity was reformed. However, Islam today is far closer to being a totalitarian ideology like Communism than it is to being a religion, as just like Communism Islam seeks to dominate the world and the end result of Islam exactly like Communism is always totalitarianism. Not only that, but the texts and tenets of Islam are also immutable and anyone seen as attempting to change just one word of it would be executed for blasphemy. In addition, the keys to ijtihad have been locked closed for over a thousand years.

      Finally, after the Hijra, Muhammad morphed Islam into something else altogether different from religion when he abandoned religion and turned to jihad, politics, and conquest and as a result because of the doctrine of abrogation all the earlier peaceful verses of the Koran that originate from before the Hijra when Islam was still a peaceful religion have been abrogated, i.e. superseded and replaced, by all the latter issued verses of the Koran that were issued by Muhammad after the Hijra and that command all Muhammadans to wage jihad relentlessly against all unbelievers for the spread of Islam.

      Hence, the bottom line is that is what the jihad being waged against the Jewish unbelievers in Israel perpetually is all about. Hence, if you think the so-called Palestinians, which are in reality the proxies of the Islamic world, can compromise for peace, then I have a bridge I need to sell you.

  • http://www.sisteskanse.net Fredrik Nygaard

    Netyanyahu's statement about Islam being threatened by militants is true from the simple fact that a head on confrontation by militants against the rest of the world could ultimately result in a ban on the religion, and a decimation of its followers in a manner similar to what happened in Iberia during the late middle ages.

    However, his statement does not necessarily mean that he believes that Islam is a religion of peace. All he says is that militant Islam (i.e. jihad) is ultimately the biggest threat to Islam itself.

    • WildJew

      Would a ban on the religion and a decimation of its devout followers be a bad thing? Wouldn't it be a good thing for the civilized world? Aren't you rationalizing when you say his statement does not necessarily mean Islam is a religion of peace? I've got Netanyahu's book "Fighting Terrorism." It's a pretty good book as far as it goes but there does not seem to be the awareness on the author's part (at least at the time it was written) of the dangers posed by "Islamic" terrorism in particular.

  • Wallabee

    There has already been a UN created "2-State" solution for decades… i.e. Palestinians already have their own country… its called JORDAN. Thats where their ancestors came from, and a very large percentage of the Jordanian population are "palestinian". Only Jordan keeps a lot of them in refugee camps to perpetuate the problem.

    The term "Palestinian" was an artificial label created entirely for poltical reasons and to pretend they have roots in the land of Israel, where they were only squatters.

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  • Guest

    I agree with you 100% Spenser!

    Netanyahu's speech was wonderful. He came strong and confident and addressed the three important points that has no solution and that the Palestinians will never agree on; the need for secure borders, the right of rerun,(which is a fallacy!) and Jerusalem, which is the Jewish state capital, period.

    However he capitulated to the opposition, headed by Tzipi Livni, by agreeing to negotiate with the Abass the head of the PA.

    PA is a terrorist organization just as is Hamas is and their charter is exactly the same as Hamas charter, to destroy the state of Israel and to kill all the Jews.

    It is time to expose PA charter, force them to recognize the state of Israel as a Jewish state and demand that they will stop teaching their children to hate and kill Jews by calling them Apes and Pigs.

    When that happen, which I dough it ever will, we might have, MAY BE a begging of a partner to start to negotiate some kind of a peace.

    Until then I will not talk to either PA of Hamas of course!
    .

  • Fred Dawes

    hope he is playing a game if not we all may become muslim is 20 years or your kids

  • muchiboy

    What a contrast between your President's speech to the British Parliament and your P.M's speech to the America Congress.President Obama was a class act.He is indeed a statesman.Netanyahu comes across as a war monger reading between every second line of his speech.There are wolves in sheep's clothing,and there are wolves.Take your pick.
    You've come a long way since the camps.Nature or nurture?Perhaps this is your true nature,freed of the restraints of another countries laws and morality.I just cannot reconcile this image with my personal beliefs and experiences with the elder Jews of my youth.I can only think that I am or was somehow guilty of "reverse antisemitism",placing the Jewish people in a more noble position then was rational or factual.My disappointment is more a reflection on myself then Jews.A disappointment none the less.Still,a noble and righteous people who appear to have lost their way,even as they have found their way (home).God Bless them as I hope he will Bless the Palestinian people.May he show both peoples a better way. muchiboy

    • SpiritOf1683

      Oh dear Naziboy. Only a viciously antisemitic lunatic like yourself could still be in mourning for the Third Reich, and wishes Muslims to complete what your beloved Hitler failed to complete – the final extermination of the Jews. How those Jewish-invented vaccines were wasted on you and your family.

    • aspacia

      Obama regularly puts his size 15 shoe in his size 30 mouth. Generally, he makes himself look the fool, that he is.

      The more he talks, the more he appears seditious, and should be tried as a traitor to the USA.

  • Rifleman

    Thanks Daniel Sass and Robert Spencer (any relation to Christopher Spencer?).

    I always love seeing or hearing PM Netanyahu speeches. He's smart, and a good, competent leader.

  • Thankful in SF

    Netanyahu is a leader & a real man who stands up and tells the truth. The little boy that plays at being POTUS should take some lessons from him.
    I agree with you, Wallabee. Why aren't other Arab lands, such as Jordan, taking in the "Palestinians"? The "Right of Return" is a moot point. Many people are refugees of war and are assimilated into other countries. Just as many Jews were uprooted/forced to flee Arab lands as Palestinians were from Israel, yet that fact hardly gets mentioned by the liberal American media. Here is a video re the Silent Exodus of Jewish Refugees: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iuq3GnOXXjg

    • aspacia

      The Arab/Muslims refuse to assimilate their brethren because they are using them as cannon fodder to destroy Israel. Israel absorbed her 650,000 refugee brethren without complaint. They were driven from Arab lands because they were Jews, and Arabs call Israel intolerant and racist. Oh, Pleez!

  • chris

    Brilliant! Benjamin Netanyahu was brilliant, Baruch HaShem, God Bless him and all Israel!

  • Sylvia Schwartz

    Would it be possible for you to post the complete BiBi's speech? I missed it and would love to hear it word for word…..It warms my heart to know he made his speech ffomhis soul and heart….Not from the prompts. Sylvia

  • Asher

    BiBi Netanyahu was totally Eloquent in his speech, a statesman, and a historian. He actually made Obama look ill informed and out of the loop. Notice how the Prez skipped town when B.B. spoke to the Congress. Obama found out that the support for Israel in America is great! The Jewish nation has had to live with Courage, and stamina from unfair and unjust attacks from Hamas and Hezbollah, and many broken peace treaties by the Arabs… We stand with them to the End…Whatever it takes!

    • aspacia

      Obama also skipped town during the recent Missouri tornado disaster. I guess those in Joplin are the wrong color. Can you imagine what would have been said if Wbya did the same. Remember the BS after Katrina. What a bunch of hypocrites!

  • muchiboy

    You are somewhat of a pain to engage in debate,Spirit of….,with your immaturity and lack of debating skills.You would be laughed out of a first year University class.However,I can tolerate you and your kind in short doses,so lets get this over with.
    Firstly,you are right in pointing out that we owe a great deal to the Jewish people for their contributions to the humanities,arts,sciences and medicine.I don't know another people with a more noble and brilliant history of service to mankind.Bar none.Neither do I know a people who have suffered more at the hands of mankind then the Jewish people.
    Given this superb history,it is both tragic and ironic that in recreating Israel the Jewish people should occupy,colonize and commit other crimes against humanity and the Palestinian people e.g.war crimes,ethnic cleansing,etc.up to and including the present.Far from being a generous and magnanimous people towards a vulnerable Palestinian population, victimized and denied their homeland and birth right by the Jewish nation,Jews must be held responsible and accountable for their crimes and actions.Given the moral,financial and military support of the American people,it is unlikely Israel and the Jewish people will be held to account.It is all too clear that Israeli greed for land will continue and remain an essential and integral character,but there is some hope that the American people will someday find its conscience and take steps to resolve the conflict fairly and justly,recognizing the ultimate victimization of the Palestinian people by Israel and it's supporters.There is certainly a place for the Jewish homeland,(for me,this is quite a concession)but it must not be at the further expense of the Palestinian people.Palestine must be contiguous,viable and the equal of Israel in land and resource,with it's capital East Jerusalem and as with any country,allowed the means of self defense and offense,if necessary.muchiboy

    • aspacia

      "so lets get this over with."
      Typical poor word choice "get." Try to find a more concise word; for example "finish."

      "Neither do I know a people who have suffered more at the hands of mankind then the Jewish people."

      It is "than" not "then" a common error made by senior high school students.

      "Given this superb history,it is both tragic and ironic that in recreating Israel the Jewish people should occupy,colonize and commit other crimes against humanity and the Palestinian people e.g.war crimes,ethnic cleansing,"

      Why has the Arab population increased in these land if ethnic cleansing is occurring?

      "etc.up to and including the present.Far from being a generous and magnanimous people towards a vulnerable Palestinian population,"

      How in in taxes is given to the Palestinian Authority? Millions.
      How much humanitarian aid is give to Gaza? Tons
      How many violent anti-Jewish Muslims are treated in Israeli hospitals? All of them.
      How many rockets have the "vulnerable Palestinian population used to shell Israeli civilians? 8,000 + since the Gaza withdrawal.

      You are simple-minded, undereducated fool who believes Arab/Muslim lies and omissions. Why not crawl back to the cesspool you crawled out of before further showcasing your lack of knowledge.

  • muchiboy

    "The more he talks, the more he appears seditious, and should be tried as a traitor to the USA"

    Such an irrational hateful rant places you firmly,perhaps irrevocably,maybe even irretrievably in the land of the ultra right idiot fringe,aspecia.You,Netanyahu and those with similar vile sentiments and distorted world views and ideas are part and parcel of this dangerous segment of the American and Israeli population. muchiboy

  • muchiboy

    Palestinians may well be an invention of others.It is ironic that they may even be a consequence of that other Zionist invention or re-creation,Israel.Occupation,war,ethnic cleansing,refugee camps,more war,more occupation can forge an identity and spirit that may create a nation out of a people.There is that popular saying,"What doesn't kill us,……….".It may well be to the advantage of certain interest groups to deny the legitimacy of the Palestinian people,just as there are those who would deny the Holocaust.I liken it to the story of the emperor without clothes.The Emperor certainly was naked,to the embarrassment and shame of the crowd.And like it or not,there is a Palestinian people.Just visit the refugee camps if you doubt it.