War of Words in the Middle East

President Obama capped off the substantive parts of his visit to Israel with a speech to Israeli students Thursday afternoon in which he again focused heavily on the Palestinian theme. He repeated the standard, discredited claim that “given demographics,” Israel could only survive as a Jewish and democratic state by creating an “independent and viable Palestine.”

He allowed that: “There is no question that Israel has faced Palestinian factions who turned to terror, and leaders who missed historic opportunities. That is why security must be at the center of any agreement.”

Obama’s stock words, though, about the need to create Palestine drew lusty ovations from parts of a crowd that included a good many Arab students and left-wing Jewish students. Obama has been criticized for declining to address the Israeli Knesset. Claims that he was seeking a more congenial audience of Israeli students seemed borne out by Thursday afternoon’s address and its setting. He went so far as to seem to circumvent Israel’s political leadership by declaring that “political leaders will not take risks unless people push them to take risks.”

It was not hard to see shades of the same, delusions-of-grandeur, world-changing Obama who had addressed a Cairo audience of students almost four years ago, although in a different context and with different aims.

Earlier in the day Obama had gone to Ramallah for a meeting with Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas. At their joint press conference Obama retracted demands he made during his first term for an Israeli settlement freeze, saying no preconditions should be set for Israeli-Palestinian talks.

Yet, in his Jerusalem speech, Obama went back to making hard knocks against Jewish life over the 1967 Green Line, calling it “counterproductive” while sparing the PA any criticism for problematic behavior like systematic incitement and rampant anti-Israeli violence.

And not only anti-Israeli; Obama’s arrival in Israel on Wednesday had “sparked rage on the Palestinian street, as hundreds of Palestinian protesters rallied in Ramallah and Bethlehem against the visit. The protesters ripped posters of the American president and sprayed swastikas on others.”

It continued on Thursday during his Ramallah visit, as

Around 150 demonstrators chanted anti-American slogans, saying they wanted weapons not presidential visits.

“We want RPGs, not collaboration with the CIA,” they shouted, referring to rocket-propelled grenades….

In the Gaza Strip…Palestinian opposition to Obama’s visit was more militant.

Guerrillas fired two rockets at southern Israel in the early morning, causing only slight damage, in a signal that the world should not ignore them in any discussions on regional diplomacy.

Dozens of protesters in Gaza city smacked pictures of Obama with the soles of their shoes, burned US flags and chanted that the president should “get out of Palestine.”

The contrast between such conduct and his uniformly gracious reception in Israel clearly did not persuade Obama that an enduring cultural difference between Israel and the two Palestinian entities makes grandiose talk of a definitive peace hollow.

Obama’s Jerusalem speech did include resonant affirmations of commitment to Israel, most notably:

those who adhere to the ideology of rejecting Israel’s right to exist might as well reject the earth beneath them and the sky above, because Israel is not going anywhere. Today, I want to tell you—particularly the young people—that so long as there is a United States of America, Ah-tem lo lah-vahd. You are not alone.

At the same time, Obama’s words on the Syrian crisis were curiously one-sided. Calling on Syrian president Bashar Assad to step down, Obama declared that “America will also insist that the Syrian people have the right to be freed from the grip of a dictator who would rather kill his own people than relinquish power”—seemingly oblivious to the fact that radical Sunni forces now fighting Assad match him in brutality and exceed him in ideological extremism.

The Israeli leadership, of course, is acutely aware of that fact and just as worried about Assad’s chemical and other weaponry falling into radical-Sunni as into Shiite Hizballah’s hands. And the Israeli leadership has, beyond question, raised that concern in its talks with Obama these past two days. That Obama persists in portraying the Syrian crisis as a revolt against a political system—instead of the vicious, tribal, sectarian war it has become—again puts his ability to grasp Middle Eastern reality in question.

It is doubtful, though, that lofty words to students about a two-state solution will have much lasting effect, and whether Obama will return to the one-sided pressures on Israel that marked his first term is something only time will tell.

A possibly more significant moment of Obama’s visit occurred during his press conference Wednesday evening with Netanyahu when he said:

Each country has to make its own decisions. Israel is differently situated from the US. I would not expect that the prime minister would defer decisions on his country’s security to other countries. I would not do that regarding my country’s security.

Many pundits have taken these words as a “green light” for a possible Israeli strike on Iran—and not only pundits. A clearly concerned Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei quickly reacted on Thursday by stating: “At times the officials of the Zionist regime threaten to launch a military invasion but they themselves know that if they make the slightest mistake the Islamic Republic will raze Tel Aviv and Haifa to the ground.”

Such bluster aside, Israel prefers in any case not to be the country to remove the Iranian nuclear threat. Obama’s assurances that “options are on the table” are questioned by those pointing to his recent withdrawal of an aircraft carrier from the Persian Gulf, letting pointless negotiations with Tehran drag on, and strange choices of defense secretary and secretary of state. Those more optimistic can point to the fact that not only Israel but also Sunni Arab states are demanding that something be done and stressing the severe perils of a Middle Eastern nuclear arms race.

Overall, if Obama’s visit leaves Israel’s leadership with the sense of a friendlier, more sympathetic president, and with a sense that an Israeli decision to move on Iran would not evoke punishment but, rather, support from Washington, then the visit comes out positive on the balance sheet.

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  • truebearing

    "so long as there is a United States of America…."

    Indeed. Israel should be more worried now than ever, given the rate at which Obama is destroying the United States and parcelling off our sovereignty. There is always a catch to an Obama promise and a lie in his every statement. Deft is the forked tongue that takes away as it gives. Anyone who trusts Obama now is a certifiable fool.

    • Spider

      "Deft is the forked tongue that takes away as it gives" this is a very poetic way to express the very essence of the Obama regime Thank you for your post

      • truebearing

        Thank you.

  • AmericaFirst

    Please. Obama is still very much in the pocket of the Zionists. He slaps Israel on the wrist while patting it on the back and shoving money into its pocket. I say, the US should leave that crappy parasite state alone and let it deal with the mess its made by threatening Iran and genociding the Palestinians.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      "…genociding the Palestinians."

      ZZZZZzzzzzzz. Some lies make me so sleepy.

      • WilliamJamesWard

        Listen to Obama's speeches and you may never wake up………………..like Rip Van Winkle,
        but to a world so bizarre it will not be believed…………………..William

    • Lan Astaslem

      as obama himself said, "Israel isn't going anywhere" Put that in your pipe Jew hater and smoke it!

      • AmericaFirst

        I don't really care whether Israel survives or not. No state has the "right" to exist. I just don't want the US to expend blood, treasure, and geopolitical capital in defending a country that does nothing but cause trouble for us.

        • SCREW SOCIALISM

          FascistFirst,

          Still upset that your side lost WW2?

          Good.

          Meanwhile when you shell out $4 per gallon for gas, think of Mecca.

        • Drakken

          Hey dumbazz, Israel is our western ally period, the muzzy savages are not and never will be, if Israel goes, were next, so wake up an smell the jihad shortbus.

        • Mary Sue

          Um, what about the GAZILLIONS of MUSLIM countries that ACTUALLY CAUSE TROUBLE?

          Because they're the ones that actually cause trouble. Not Israel.

          Next thing you'll be telling us the Serbs were killing poor innocent Kosovar Muslims…

    • israel

      idiot

    • defcon 4

      Damn you're dumb. You do realize the population of scuzzlum palesimians has only been increasing right?

      • AmericaFirst

        Genocide is defined by the UN as something beyond the mere termination of human life. http://palestinianrefugeerevolution.tumblr.com/po

        Who's dumb now? That'd be you and your Zionist buddies.

        • defcon 4

          Jihad Joe, I don't care how the UN re-defines genocide to fit your islamofascist mores. After all, islamofascists don't consider their slaughter of ~2.5 million Armenian and Assyrian Christians in Turkey, in the early 20th century to be a genocide, nor do they consider their slaughter of some ~2.5 million Hindus in Bangladesh to be a genocide (http://www.hindunet.org/hindu_history/modern/hindu_bangla.html), nor the slaughter of tens of thousands of kufrs in E. Timor to be a genocide, but lies don't make it any less than what it was.

        • SCREW SOCIALISM

          MohammedFirst,

          70,000 dead in Syria.

          Who's dumb now? You and your pals in the Religion of Peace.

        • Drakken

          Oh look, a leftist moral equivilance the jihadist are right and us westerners are wrong, to survive and thrive, get bent hajji lover.

        • objectivefactsmatter

          "Genocide is defined by the UN…"

          LOL! America first indeed.

          "Who's dumb now? That'd be you and your Zionist buddies."

          That would be anyone and everyone who claims Israel commits genocide by any definition.

          Psycho.

        • Mary Sue

          someone who places the UN above the USA is NOT "America First"!

    • JacksonPearson

      Question dumbo: Do you even know or comprehend what the term "zionist" means?

      Next question: What or who is a Palestinian?

      • AmericaFirst

        A "Zionist" is any supposed American citizen posting on this website who places the interests of Israel over the US. Denying that Palestine exists is like denying that Israel exists, you hypocrite.

        • defcon 4

          Um, your islamofascist buddies throughout the world regularly deny Israel has a right to exist and frequently that Jews do, but you don't have a problem w/that do you Jihad Joe?

        • SCREW SOCIALISM

          HypocriteFirst,

          Swine like you who put the interests of a bunch of sand nazis and passenger plane hijackers over the interests of America belong in Guantanamo.

        • Drakken

          Fakestine does not exist and never will muzzy lover.

          • JacksonPearson

            There are no such people as Palestinians. They made up a name and have marketed themselves world wide as victims of Jewish occupation. How can Jews be occupying lands that belong to them. It's liken to Utans or Texans occupying America.

            Terrorist Yasser Arafat was an Egyptian, and most so called Palis came from what is now called Jordan.

        • JacksonPearson

          You just exposed your ignorance.
          You're a zionist if you want your own homeland. All United States citizens that love America are zionists, the Jews in Israel are no different.

          You're even dumber than you advertise. Do some homework, like on the Avalon Project, namely the British Mandate of 1922. If you can read, which I doubt, then at least look at the maps and picture: http://avalon.law.yale.edu/20th_century/palmanda….

          https://www.google.com/search?q=maps of british m…

        • Mary Sue

          The Arabs who claim to be "Palestinian" are COLONIZERS. From Arabia.

        • KarshiKhanabad

          When six million Arab Muslims are surrounded by three hundred million screaming Jews, then I'll feel sorry for the Arabs. The Palis are merely the tip of the Arab League's spear.

        • objectivefactsmatter

          "A "Zionist" is any supposed American citizen posting on this website who places the interests of Israel over the US."

          As determined by liars. So who cares what you think?

    • Drakken

      If they are genociding the palis, they are doing an absolute pizz poor job of it. Your lucky that I am not in charge, what paliland?

      • objectivefactsmatter

        "If they are genociding the palis, they are doing an absolute pizz poor job of it. Your lucky that I am not in charge, what paliland?"

        According to "America First" and the UN, hurting Islamic religious feelings is another form of genocide. We commit genocide every day apparently. I'm doing it right now.

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      MohammedFirst,

      F U.

    • DeShawn

      Thank your Mr AmericanFirst for speaking truth to these wicked jews. Even Lord JEsus Christ couldn't please these people. "You testify against yourselves that you are descendants of those who murdered the prophets…You snakes, you brood of vipers! How can you escape being sentenced to hell?"
      — Matthew 23:31-33

      • Mary Sue

        Oh look, DeSpawn is back!

        Which prophets are getting murdered today? And by whom?

        HINT: It's not any actual prophets and Jews aren't killing people for their religion.

        THE MUSLIMS ARE.

      • Mary Sue

        also, "wicked jews"?! REALLY?! SERIOUSLY?! Dude step away from the crack pipe and from Louis Farrakhans or Rev Wrights Purple Koolaid.

        The only "wicked jews" are the Leftist ones that are self-hating Israel haters who think cozying up to the muslim genocidists would make them love them.

      • defcon 4

        I think that particular speech of Yeshua was directed at a particular audience he was addressing, not all Jews in general, because if he wasn't, he would be indicting himself, his mother and all his apostles.

        • objectivefactsmatter

          "I think that particular speech of Yeshua was directed at a particular audience he was addressing, not all Jews in general, because if he wasn't, he would be indicting himself, his mother and all his apostles."

          It takes some serious indoctrination and hatred to fail to wake up to that obvious point. You don't see people condemning all Romans for example. How about all Egyptians?

          Anyone attacking the Jews collectively is serving the one who wants to attack the Bible. They are servants of Satan.

          • defcon 4

            Strangely enough, the Roman Republic had a military alliance w/Israel on two separate occasions. It was the Roman Empire that attacked Israel.

      • Drakken

        You must be speaking about your islamic savage friends, so you are confused abed.

      • objectivefactsmatter

        "Thank your Mr AmericanFirst for speaking truth to these wicked jews. Even Lord JEsus Christ couldn't please these people."

        You're a wicked collectivist. Jesus was a Jew.

  • Ghostwriter

    Been reading "The Protocols of the Elders of Zion",I see,AmericaFirst. You sound like a vile anti-semite to me.

    • AmericaFirst

      I could give a rat's behind about Israel, Iran, or the Arabs. I care about America; obviously you dual-citizen scum can't say the same. If accusing me of being an "anti-semite" makes you feel better, by all means. You sound like a name-calling school child.

      • objectivefactsmatter

        "I could give a rat's behind about Israel, Iran, or the Arabs."

        Then why spread lies?

        AmericaFirst: "…genociding the Palestinians."

        "I care about America; obviously you dual-citizen scum can't say the same."

        We all care about America first. We're just a lot smarter than you apparently are.

        "If accusing me of being an "anti-semite" makes you feel better, by all means."

        Like it or not, people who repeat ridiculous lies about "Palestinians" and their alleged victim status are usually motivated by Jew hatred and or lies about the Jews. We often refer to that in our culture and language as "Antisemitism."

      • UCSPanther

        You are just one definition of antisemite, pal.

        Palestine won't last the 21st century either, being the shabby construct it is…

      • defcon 4

        Did you ever graduate 8th grade?

        • AmericaFirst

          I assure you, my intelligence and education far surpass yours, you pusillanimous witling.

          • defcon 4

            Dear supercilious bag of mendacious muslime alluvium, the quantity of your taurine excrement doesn't make up for the lack of quality in your arguments.

          • Drakken

            Obviously you took the shortbus to school so you could lick a few windows.

          • Mary Sue

            OOooh, outpurpled by Defcon 4! ZING!

            Your intelligence is obviously hampered by the effects of leftist purple koolaid.

      • JacksonPearson

        Anti-Semites are Ugly Bastards: http://i56.tinypic.com/207730o.jpg

      • AmericaFirst

        "Anti-Semite, Anti-Semite, Anti-Semite." http://www.davidicke.com/images/stories/October20… That's all you Zio-extremists know how to say, isn't it? If you're trying to make me feel badly, try again. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jUGVPBO9_cA

        • UCSPanther

          Yeah. And David Icke thinks that the world is run by a cabal of shape-shifting lizards.

          Sounds eerily like something out of your beloved "Protocols"…

        • Mary Sue

          Um yeah, a person who's against Jews defending themselves against genocidal muslims is, in fact, an anti-semite.

        • objectivefactsmatter

          "That's all you Zio-extremists know how to say, isn't it?"

          It's not our fault that's all you can comprehend…sort of…at all.

          "If you're trying to make me feel badly,"

          Your feelings are your business alone. That's the entire point. We care about fact-based arguments, not liars and dupes driven by purely emotionally-driven arguments.

      • SCREW SOCIALISM

        FascistFirst,

        Fascists like you belong in the Turd Reich. Start packing your crap and LEAVE.

        • Drakken

          He isn't a facist, he is an islamo loving jihadist lover, anti western to the core.

      • JacksonPearson

        Keep talking moron, you've already exposed yourself to being a Rats-azz, and anti-Semite POS.

      • objectivefactsmatter

        "I could give a rat's behind about Israel, Iran, or the Arabs. I care about America; obviously you dual-citizen scum can't say the same."

        That's fine but you are insane. Therefore you won't mind if we don't take your views seriously I hope.

      • Mary Sue

        says the person who cares what the UN thinks over America's interests.

  • http://www.adinakutnicki.com AdinaK

    Israel has just received a "kiss of death" from the POTUS and this is really the most polite way to describe it. In fact, as Israel's leaders fell over themselves, with the lapdog media in tow, it was enough for them – "The One" embraced them, albeit with caveats. Never mind that he gave them a sop of syrupy words, however, for all practical purposes, he is still the same snake in the grass. The same one who unleashed hell on its borders – via the "Arab Spring", and the same one who will do NOTHING but jaw-jaw the Iranian mullahs, until they are bombs away.

    In any case, I place the onus on Israel's leaders, my leaders, because of this – http://adinakutnicki.com/2013/03/21/israels-leade

    Ghetto Jews. Ghetto leaders.

    Adina Kutnicki, Israel http://adinakutnicki.com/about/

    • emmess

      Tried to read your blog. Sloppy writing. Hint: edit it down by at least 50% so it is readable.
      Lesson: always throw away your first paragraph. Try it and you'll know what I mean.

      • Choi

        Adina does NOT NEED your critique of her writing.
        The lady is ANGRY for GOOD REASON, whether you agree with her or not.
        This is NOT 'Rhetoric 101"
        My guess is that YOU have NO conception of the Pressure Israel and Israelis LIVE UNDER because of IMPLACABLE SWORN 1400+ yrs HATRED from the Muslim World.
        CHANGE your Screen Name because YOU HAVE NO CLUE of what EMET(TRUTH) MEANS!

        • WilliamJamesWard

          It admits it can not read and goes on to make suggestions, amazing…………..William

  • Shalom Freedman

    This is an accurate and realistic assessment of the Obama visit. He has dispelled to a large degree the bad impression made by his Cairo speech, by his failure to understand the historical roots of the Jewish people in the land of Israel. He also according to the body- language experts has shown a greater friendliness and rapport with Prime Minister Netanyahu. On the substantive issues it is not clear that much has been accomplished. The hope is that there is close cooperation on necessary action in regard to Iran. Obama apparently wants to talk it out for another six months. Netanyahu probably is giving him the time. But it is not clear. On Syria the US strong Sunni tilt will not be decisive in the immediate future. That one is going from bad to worse and Israel has to watch it carefully especially in regard to the possible transmission of non- conventional weapons to Hizbollah.

    • WildJew

      Call me cynical. I agree, he has dispelled to a large degree the bad impression made by his Cairo speech. I am not sure Obama appreciates the historic roots of the Jewish people in the land of Israel as much as he is reacting to the pervasive and sustained beating he got throughout conservative, alternative media, from Israelis, etc., over what he said about the re-constitution of the state of Israel (a result of the Holocaust) in his Cairo speech. It is my impression, domestic political considerations (largely Congressional pressure) more than anything else constrains Obama's visceral anti-Israel / pro-Palestinian Muslim worldview.

  • Poupic

    Barak Hussein has no shame whatsoever from choosing who will be his audience and who will not to get cheers instead of boo’s. Not speaking in front of the Knesseth for fear that inevitable comparison of Bibi receiving a standing ovation from Congress vs. the Boo’s he might have received from the Knesseth. Then he outdid himself picturing the poor Palestinians children under foreign military occupation and “the wall.” Never mentioning that at first Israel tried to include and help the Arab refugees no Arab state wanted to absorb by giving them work both in Israel and in factories set up in their area. All this had to stop because the Arab refugees used Israeli good will to spread their terror of suicide bombers. The fence and a bit of wall to prevent pot shots on women and children were erected. It works. No more suicide bombers in buses or pizzeria’s. Mr. Barack Hussein put this in your speech next time in Ramallah instead of your Arab propaganda that could have been written by Hamas.

  • WildJew

    "Such (Khamenei) bluster aside, Israel prefers in any case not to be the country to remove the Iranian nuclear threat…."

    There is NO way Obama will remove the Iranian nuclear threat. Truth be known Chuck Hagel's remark to the Senate Armed Services Committee that Obama's policy with Iran is containment was no slip or it was a Freudian slip. If Israel does not remove (destroy) Iran's nascent nuclear sites, Iran will join the nuclear club and begin furiously multiplying nuclear warheads. One day Iran will be a terrible threat to Europe and the United States.

    • WilliamJamesWard

      That day may have arrived, I believe they have already crossed the red lines and are
      screwing nuclear devices on the top of long range missiles with instuctions to use them
      before Israel can strike…………………….William

  • Adam

    I'm surprised he didn't have his human props behind him, maybe some carefully selected students to smile on cue.

  • pierce

    I am not Jewish, but I whole heartedly agree with all of the above, except for AmericaFirst. What an absolute BOOB.

    • AmericaFirst

      You're what they call a "shabbos goy," friend. In other words, a useful idiot for jewish-zionist supremacism.

      • defcon 4

        I imagine the Druze, Christians, Bahai and atheists far prefer "Jewish-Zionist supremacism" to the ONLY alternative in the Mid-East: islamofascist barbarism. But if you prefer barbarism, you have plenty of islamofascist misery theme parks to pick from, so why not haul your miserable arse to any one of them and enjoy a paradise free of "zionist" influence?

      • SCREW SOCIALISM

        IslamofascistFirst,

        You're what they call a "socialist" and useful Idiot tool.

      • Mary Sue

        AHAHAHAHAHA O GAWD DON'T MAKE ME LAUGH!!!!

        You make it sound like "jewish zionist supremacism" is actually a thing!

        Naive bigot.

      • objectivefactsmatter

        "In other words, a useful idiot…"

        It's ironic that you're familiar with the concept yet so confident your not a dupe of the jihadis.

        Allah akbar with crackers.

  • SCREW SOCIALISM

    ayatollah pig, Say bye bye to tehran and mecca.

    • Choi

      ADD QOM to your list and you have a TRIFECTA

      • SCREW SOCIALISM

        Choi AKBAR!

  • stern

    Two things in Obama's speech really demonstrate how this man truly thinks. My quotes may not be entirely accurate, but they're close:

    1. "Settler violence must not go unpunished". But hold on a second. when a settler defends his lands and his family from Arabs trying to steal his livestock or murder his wife and children, is that "violence"? Really? Oh, the "price tag" attacks, you say? But the most recent one of those, the burning of cars in an Arab village, was quickly discovered to be Arab-on-Arab violence. How do we know – definitively – how many of the other attacks were really carried out by Jews.

    2. "It is not right that a Palestinian family should be displaced". But you, Mr. President, are calling for the displacement of hundreds of thousands of Jewish families, even though that has already been tried (Gaza 2005) and proved to be a complete disaster. And should Palestinians families be allowed to build anywhere, at any time, without permits, with no safety standards, and not face any legal consequences? Should Palestinian families be allowed to squat without paying rent for years? Why?

    In short, Obama hasn't learned any lessons. All he has learned is how to sugar coat his message to fool as many people as possible.

    • defcon 4

      Point number 2 does a good job of outing the zero's cynical hypocrisy…

    • Alan

      they stole the land and should get kicked off!

  • STEVEN CHAVEZ

    THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT PART OF OBAMA'S SPEECH TO STUDENTS: "We bear that history on our shoulders, and we carry it in our hearts. Today, as we face the twilight of Israel’s FOUNDING GENERATION, YOU – THE YOUNG PEOPLE OF ISRAEL – MUST NOW CLAIM THE FUTURE. IT FALLS TO YOU to write the next chapter in the story of this great nation."

    THIS IS THE HIDDEN MESSAGE, just like in his Cairo speech, that he wants the "young people," which means the LEFTIST RADICALS in the audience, WHO WILDLY CHEERED AT THAT, to be just like the "young people" in the ARAB SPRING!

    Just wait and see when these radicals take to the streets and see whose side Obama is on. He will demand "restraint" in this anarchy and the ouster of our biggest ally to Muslim appeasers!

  • http://www.clarespark.com clarespark

    He has not changed a bit since his views expressed in The Audacity of Hope, a book that woke me up and mobilized opposition to Obama in 2008. I quoted from the book here, with some historical background from the State Department: http://clarespark.com/2009/09/11/oil-politics-and…. Briefly, he advanced the moral equivalency argument, trying as usual, to please everybody. "Oil politics and Obama's view of Israeli history." I'm sure he sees himself as the neutral mediator, the only rational actor in the room. See http://clarespark.com/2012/06/29/the-neutered-sta…. "The Neutered State."

  • defcon 4

    "Israel is not going anywhere." Wow, didn't the zero demand Israel return to the pre-1967 borders? You know, the indefensible ones?

  • http://www.clarespark.com clarespark

    Perhaps POTUS imagines himself as a neutral mediator. See http://clarespark.com/2012/06/29/the-neutered-sta…. "The Neutered State." In his book Audacity of Hope, he mentioned the Arab-Israeli conflict only once, and viewed the conflict in the terms of moral equivalence. I quoted that passage here: http://clarespark.com/2009/09/11/oil-politics-and…. "Oil politics and Obama's view of Israeli history."

  • Jim_C

    I did not know that the demographic issue was a myth. That is pretty good news, right?

  • marios

    As Steve Chavez above I am too have impression that BHO wants brainwashed by leftists professors Israel students make revolution kind of "Arab spring" to topple Bibi and instead to bring "Shalom Ahshave" of their ilk into Power. Obama openly preferred leftists useful idiot Shimon Peres to Bibi. Sure, Oslo promoted Islam in face of "Palestinians"/Arabs of Palestine terrorism and weaker Israel. Muslim BHO use taqquiyya to full gullible people including Israelis. His appointees Hagel, Brenan and Kerri are prove that he is not friend of Israel and never was, never will be. All her rhetoric about Iran cost $.00.
    Iran's Islamo-fascists regime understand him perfectly. BHO won time for them by pretend that diplomacy would work. Now it is much more dangerous to attack nuclear Iran facilities than years ago.
    Obama wants Israel make suicide one or another way. Nuclear Iran is not less threat to US than to Israel. It is threat to all world. Anti-Semites whose pathological hatred to Jews deprive ability for thinking not understand that it is threat to their life as well.

    • defcon 4

      Personally, I couldn't care less how many Jew hating scum die at the hands of Iran.

  • WilliamJamesWard

    I read recently that Obama is chaneling Satan and reading his speach and knowing his
    proclivity for self praise over truth it may be that the old devil, the grand deceiver has
    and acolite in place for devilry and destruction. His mixed messages are a trademark of
    charlitanism in which he delays and obfuscates while Iran and Islamist enemies of
    Israel grow and expand thier villanous plans. Take your eyes off of Obama and
    remember actions speak louder than words, his actions are malevolent…..William

  • lee tabin

    There isn't the remotist chance that any Arab entity be it the "Palestinians" or Egypt or Saudi Arabia or an aggressive Muslim state like Iran will EVER EVER EVER represent Israel's right to exist.

  • Len_Powder

    "He went so far as to seem to circumvent Israel’s political leadership by declaring that “political leaders will not take risks unless people push them to take risks.”

    Obama is not a diplomat or a President. He is a community organizer and a Saul Alinsky radical devotee which is why he addresses young, inexperienced, brain-washed left-leaning students not seasoned political leaders. He came all the way to Israel in order to address Israeli students! I think the marijuana joints he had in college have resulted in dissociation from reality and reasonableness.

  • nanis

    They wanted the dictator obummer out of palestine and he was all scared you could see it on his face. Thanks dictator obummer you just wasted our tax money going to see your brotherhood and they don't care about you they just want weapons and you are so dumb that you give them what they ask for and what are you getting in return? You are from a country islamist consider as a slave field what do you think they consider you.

  • Vic Kelley

    "Obama has been criticized for declining to address the Israeli Knesset. Claims that he was seeking a more congenial audience of Israeli students…"

    Thank you because you are one of the few sites to point that out. obama would not have gotten away with lecturing Israeli politicians like that. Instead, he went to talk to more impressionable people he knew felt the same way as he did. What a manipulator.

  • SCREW SOCIALISM

    Mecca doesn't have a "Right to Exist" either.

    • KarshiKhanabad

      A world without Mecca would be a world that could move toward real peace at last.

      • defcon 4

        Isn't that the unfortunate truth. Sometimes I wonder if might be sufficient to just turn the various islamofascist petrocracies into nuclear graveyards and then let islam wither on the vine.

  • Mach1Duck

    Mr. President, study your history. The Palestinians nor the Arabs want Israel to exist. The Palestinians have been offered the road to statehood time and again, under Carter, Reagan, Bush, Clinton, and you think for one moment you can do better? They do not want a state, they do not want peace, they have to have an object of hate (Israel) or they would fall on each other. The United States smartest president just keep having brain f*rts! The most intelligent thing the U.S. and the West could do is just tell Palestine, "You are on your own, no more goodies, no more money!"

    • WilliamJamesWard

      If sequester is good enough for Americans it is good enough for sand rats………….William

  • Alan

    those who want a war should go fight it themselves and not send others

    • defcon 4

      I"ll bet your screed doesn't apply to muslimes though does it?

      • Alan

        are you 9 years old and home schooled? did you ever learn how to spell? lol

        • defcon 4

          Stick to head banging for your death god.

          • Alan

            were you always so stupid and such a complete loser?

    • Drakken

      War is coming whether you like it or not. So prepare yourself.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      "those who want a war should go fight it themselves and not send others"

      We can settle all of the world's conflict with arm-wrestling matches. It's just that those right wing conservative rats love to drink the blood from the poor minority victims.

      Peace now and forever! Just visualize it!