Friday, May 20, 2011

Obama Speech

A very bad and dangerous Obama speech for Israel.

I'm heartened to see that Bibi actually (finally) and firmly stood up to Obama - including reminding him that Obama can't simply disregard US commitments to Israel, commitments that Israel relied upon to take risky actions for peace (not that the actions could bring peace, since that's only in the Arab's hands).

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Yori said...

Since the 1960s, every US president who got into a brawl with Israel ended up a 1-term president: Kennedy, Carter, Bush 40. The problem we're facing now is that the Republican party is yet to come up with a candidate who would appeal to both the home base, which has gone very far-right on domestic issues, and to the general electorate. I would recommend that US Jews make this anti-Israel policy twist the core issue of the campaign. Even if the majority of the Jewish vote doesn't actually go Republican (which happened once, in 1980), and simply stays home Election Day, it could tip the balance. Personally, I'm done with this guy.

Neshama said...

He's setting up Netanyahu. He knew he would react to his speech. He's making points with the bad guys. But I'm sure he has something big up his ... to pull on the Israelis. He knows the American Jews won't go for this.

Anonymous said...

I am not convinced you heard the same speech I did. It reflects the same American policy since Bush 1, from presidents of both parties. As Gideon Levy pointed out in HaAretz, Obama was actually throwing the PA under the bus somewhat. I am of the opinion that both Obama and Netanyahu have a handle on what they want to come out of their talks, and are using a lot of public posturing to make opponents swallow whatever deal they come up with.

Robertcw72 said...

Anonymous, you heard an entirely different speech.

isral said...

For whatever it's worth, i am an American who's pro-Israel. i think Israel should act in whichever way it chooses to defend itself and should be freely able to defend and claim its own borders. i support continued help to Israel. i did not nor will vote for Obama.

isral said...

In addition, what's meaning of your slogan, "Wherever I am, my blog turns towards Eretz Yisrael טובה הארץ מאד מאד"?


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