Obama Claims Israel has a Partner in Abbas, Abbas Says He’s Just Like Hamas

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


 

Between Abbas and Hamas, the Peace Process is just like a bad nursery rhyme. In his big student speech, Obama said, ” Israel cannot be expected to negotiate with anyone who’s dedicated to its destruction.”

“But while I know you have had differences with the Palestinian Authority,” Obama continued, “I genuinely believe that you do have a true partner in President Abbas and Prime Minister Fayyad. I believe that. And they have a track record to prove it.”

On his side of the table, President Abbas told a Russian interviewer, “As far as I am concerned, there is no difference between our policies and those of Hamas. So why are they labeled as terrorists? In my opinion, [the EU] can remove Hamas [from the list], why not?”

That question needs to be asked of Obama who claims that Abbas is a “true partner” even while Abbas claims that he is just like Hamas.

Which of these men do we believe?

Should we believe Obama when he claims that Abbas is better than Hamas or should we believe Abbas when he claims that he has the same policies as Hamas?

  • Ar'nun

    "So why are they labeled as terrorists? In my opinion, [the EU] can remove Hamas [from the list], why not?”

    This will be the new clarion call of the Western Leftist tools. Within a week we will start seeing a bigger push to remove Hamas from the list of terrorists than we saw for Obamacare. Obama will most likely direct his administration to remove them from our list of terrorists while Hamas in light of this week will ramp up their terrorist activities. I can even hear the feverish typing over at the Huffington Post to see who can get the first op-ed about this published.

  • kasandra

    On October 23, 2011, Abbas was interviewed by Dream2 TV and said, “First of all, let me make something clear about the story of the ‘Jewish state.’ They started talking to me about the ‘Jewish state’ only two years ago, discussing it with me at every opportunity, every forum I went to – Jewish or non-Jewish – asking: ‘What do you think about the Jewish state?’ I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: I will never recognize the Jewishness of the state, or a ‘Jewish state.’” And, of course, both before and since then he has acted accordingly. Why is it so difficult for people, including our president, to believe him?

  • marios

    All leftists rhetoric and demagoguery is identical Islamists tqquiyya or kitman. it is deception for gullible and our Pres. is Master of deception. Or he is ignorant and naive as baby? I think with his background the first is more applicable. ( By the way Obama mentioned Fayyed but Abbas said that Fayyed have to resign.) Abbas said repeatedly that he had the same goal as Hamas but use more deceptive tactic for Westerns to get their huge financial aid. Yep, Jihad can be violent and non-violent. Muslims are not talented to get Nobel prize in physic or chemistry or any science but very crafty in deception of Western gullible people (who actually want to be fooled by them). Who is in normal mentality state can trust Obama and his rhetoric? Hope Bibi and Lieberman will be strong and will pursue only interests of Israel. In turn it is obvious that Israel destiny is our country destiny (by even Islamists words). So, pray for strong Israel!

  • http://www.adinakutnicki.com AdinaK

    Abbas/Abu Mazen has the same goal as Hamas, yet he has been "koshered" by the west, as well as by Israel's appeasement oriented leaders.
    Now, the Islamist-in-Chief has more than ill will towards Israel. These are his plans – http://adinakutnicki.com/2012/11/06/obamas-second

    However, what is more worrisome is the unfitness of Israel's leaders to lead – http://adinakutnicki.com/2013/03/21/israels-leade

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

  • Barry

    But while I know you have had differences with the Palestinian Authority,” Obama continued, “I genuinely believe that you do have a true partner in President Abbas and Prime Minister Fayyad. I believe that. And they have a track record to prove it.”……define differences….mr obama what is their track record? Is their bombing a proven record? Barack is their track record telling the world that they will never recognize Israel?
    Someone explain what Barack is saying.

    • gee59

      He is saying to Israel – don't complain when we shove you into the showers.

  • objectivefactsmatter

    "Obama Claims Israel has a Partner in Abbas…"

    We already knew 0'Bama loves older white men. Maybe he needs therapy for that too.

  • JacksonPearson

    Partners my azz…:

    "Israeli police say no injuries have been reported after two rockets slammed into an Israel-Gaza border town during President Obama's first visit to the country.

    A police spokesperson tells Fox News one of the qassam rockets landed in a yard of a home in the city of Sderot in Southern Israel. The other landed in an open field. Sirens wailed in Sderot shortly after the 7 a.m. rocket attack, forcing residents on their way to work or school to run to bomb shelters.

    In an exclusive interview with Fox News, Israeli President Shimon Peres said the rockets "remind us there is a reality" beyond the vision of peace.

    The small Islamist group Magles Shoura al-Mujahddin claimed responsibility for the attack in an Internet statement, Reuters reports.

    Obama was miles away in Jerusalem at the time of the strike, preparing to visit the Israel Museum, where he inspected the Dead Sea Scrolls, which highlight the Jewish people's ancient connection to the land that is now Israel. Obama arrived in the West Bank city of Ramallah for talks with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas at around 11 a.m. local time.

    He is not bringing a new plan to relaunch peace talks, but in meetings with the Palestinians and a speech to Israeli students later in the day, he will appeal to both sides to halt unilateral actions that make negotiations more difficult.

    As a presidential candidate in 2008, Obama visited the border town, which is frequently targeted by rocket attacks from the nearby Gaza Strip. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.

    Over the past decade, Gaza militants have fired thousands of rockets and mortar shells at Israel, prompting Israel, with considerable U.S. assistance, to develop its Iron Dome missile defense system, which it credits with intercepting hundreds of rockets.

    Immediately after his arrival in Tel Aviv on Wednesday, Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu toured an Iron Dome battery at Ben Gurion International Airport in a vivid display of U.S. security assistance to Israel.

    Hamas has ruled Gaza since 2007 after ousting the rival Palestinian Fatah group in bloody street fighting. Fatah and the Palestinian Authority, led by Abbas, now govern only part of the West Bank.

    In contrast to Israel, the Palestinians have shown little excitement over the Obama visit. In the run-up to the visit, demonstrators have defaced and destroyed posters of Obama in an expression of dissatisfaction with U.S. policy in the region.

    Yasser Abed-Rabbo, an aide to Abbas, said before Thursday's meeting that the Palestinians will tell Obama they won't return to negotiations with Israel without a settlement freeze.

    "There can be no real (peace) process with the continuation of settlement activities on our lands," he said, adding that the issue of settlements is central to the Obama-Abbas meeting.

    At a news conference Thursday in the West Bank with Abbas, Obama said the U.S. wants a viable and contiguous Palestinian state alongside a Jewish state of Israel, but the only way to achieve that is through negotiations.

    He added that Palestinians should not have to confront the daily indignities that come with occupation.

    "We do not consider continued settlement activity to be constructive, to be appropriate, to be something that can advance the cause of peace," Obama said. But, he added, "the politics there are complex and I recognize that is not an issue that's going to be solved immediately, it's not going to be solved overnight."

    Abbas said Israel must stop illegal settlement building to advance peace talks.

    "We are not claiming anything that is illegitimate or illegal," Abbas said in Arabic. "Therefore, we require the Israeli government to stop settlements in order to discuss all our issues and their concerns."

    Since 1967, Israel has built dozens of settlements in the West Bank and east Jerusalem that are now home to 560,000 Israelis — an increase of 60,000 since Obama became president.

    Fox News' Ed Henry and the Associated Press contributed to this report"

    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2013/03/21/no-injuri