So Obama is blackmailing Israel. What else is new? We are supposed to have Jewish defense organizations. Notice the silence. Where are they? Afraid to speak truth to power obviously. What are they for?
Wall street Journal"
...And the bottom line is that Obama Inc. is now making it clear that it will use weapons transfers to blackmail Israel and that it’s blaming Israel for this policy.
The Times of Israel reports confirmation of suspensions.
A senior Israeli official confirmed to Israeli media that the US had suspended a shipment of Hellfire missiles to Israel amid worsening ties over fighting in Gaza
The decision to hold off on the transfer was most likely on grounds of increased diplomatic tension, the official said, corroborating a Wall Street Journal report earlier in the day that claimed the White House and State Department had been angered by a transfer of arms to Israel and had ordered greater oversight into future sales.
David Horovitz at the Times of Israel comments further.
After the abandonment of Israel by the UK, with its promise to limit arms sales to Israel if Hamas restarts its attacks on our civilians, we now learn that the US is already restricting arms sales to Israel, having halted a planned supply of the Hellfire precision missiles that enable Israel to strike at the rocket launchers set up by Hamas in the heart of Gaza’s residential areas.
It is frankly astounding to the overwhelming majority of Israelis that Israel is being blamed for and pressured to end a war it manifestly sought to avoid — against a terrorist-government sworn to its destruction that repeatedly breaches the ceasefire efforts Israel consistently accepts."
Another Democrat, another Israel bashing
Bill Clinton was caught off mike in Iowa this weekend “agreeing that the [Israeli] prime minister [Benjamin Netanyahu] was ‘not the man’ to make peace with Palestinians — a position at odds with his wife’s pro-Israel stance, a new report said Monday. Clinton’s spontaneous comments came during an impromptu conversation with pro-Palestinian activists after he and Hillary spent the day at a political event in Iowa on Sunday.” This is part of a pattern for Bill Clinton – “blaming the Israeli prime minister for the lack of progress toward peace with the Palestinians.” What do we learn from this?
John Kerry’s utterances and the Israel bashing from negotiator Martin Indyk, it’s par for the course.
2. Bill Clinton still plays loose with the facts. He opined that “don’t forget, both [former Palestinian leader Yasser] Arafat and [Palestinian President Mahmoud] Abbas later tried to say they would take [the Camp David deal]. They said, ‘We changed our minds, we want it now.’ But by then, they had a government that wouldn’t give it to them.” This is nonsense. It was Clinton who complained bitterly to the incoming Bush administration that Arafat was a snake in the grass and not to be trusted. He of course initiated the intifada, which was Arafat’s real response to the attempt to broker peace. As for Abbas, he was given an even better deal by Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and turned it down. Netanyahu in 2013, of course, confirmed Israel’s willingness to recognize a Palestinian state. Abbas has never agreed to recognize a Jewish state and give up the so-called right of return. Why does Clinton feel the need to embellish history to make Israel look bad?
3. This does complicate Hillary Clinton’s charm offensive with Israel. She’d like us to believe she’s not like President Obama when it comes to Israel, however relations reached a nadir under the Obama-Clinton administration, and she certainly took to slamming Israel in public for starting housing within existing Jewish neighborhoods.
4. If Bill Clinton is going to keep up the chatter during the presidency, voters may well attribute his comments — and ignorance — to Hillary Clinton or, worse, be reminded that his presence hovering in the White House would make for a whole lot of awkward moments.
5. The same pro-Israel liberals who would defend both Bill and Hillary Clinton also vouched for Obama’s pro-Israel sentiments. In public, Hillary Clinton, like Obama, will recite her pro-Israel credentials, but her words and action in public are more revealing; like so many other Democrats she tends to view Israel as an irritant. (Oh, and those same liberals will vote for her no matter what she says; Israel isn’t high on their priority list as we saw when they helped reelect Obama in 2012.
As with defense spending, the war against the Islamic State and a more muscular foreign policy, when it comes to Israel the Democratic Party is going to be pushing against even a president to the right of Obama. He or she will be swimming upstream against a party that has been flowing away from Israel for decades. In the GOP, the dynamic is reversed. The base, especially in light of events during the Obama years, is going to be weighing in on the side of Israel and for a more robust response toward terrorists. These things make a difference.
jist: Hamas has violated many agreements. Israel has kept all. Obama
promises to guarantee israel's side, but not Hamas. The man is a
Jihadist sympathizer. no other explanation is possible. the evidence
Op-Ed: The President's True Colors Finally Revealed
by Steven Emerson
August 17, 2014
When I first glanced at the headline on today's Jerusalem Online and
reports in the Jerusalem Post and other Israeli newspapers, I thought
they must have been a satire: "Washington officials have told Egypt that
the US will grantee Israel's commitment to any agreement signed." But
it was not a satire. The was deadly serious, confirmed by other Israeli
newspapers and sources in Cairo.
The US offering to Hamas to
"guarantee" Israeli commitments to any agreement signed? As if anyone
needed proof of the Obama Administration's antipathy to Israel, here it
was in black and white. If anyone party needed a commitment to enforce
its agreements in any deal, it would have been Hamas, that has been
known to break every commitment it ever made. To pick just a few at
Hamas recently violated 9 cease fire agreements, including two of its own
Hamas illegally siphoned thousands of tons of cement and steel
shipments it received from international donors and Israel that it had
committed to use the build the civilian infrastructure in Gaza for
hospitals, schools and apartment buildings; instead it spent upwards of
$500 million of these humanitarian shipments to covertly build numerous
tunnels buried deep underground into Israel in order to carry out
murderous raids on Israeli civilian communities intended to kill tens of
thousands of Israelis
Hamas violated the 2012 Cease Fire
negotiated by then State Department Secretary Hillary Clinton together
with then Egyptian Muslim President Mohammed Morsi in which Hamas
committed to stop smuggling weapons and missiles into Israel, of which
nearly 4000 were recently launched into 80% of Israel's population
Hamas violated the commitment to the Palestinian
Authority that it would never launch a coup d'état against the PA after
Israel withdrew from Gaza in 2005. But in 2007, Hamas did exactly that
in a bloody takeover of Gaza, kicking out and killing PA officials.
Hamas violated a publicly solemn commitment to its own civilians
that it would uphold the rule of law (yea, right) when it took over Gaza
only to subsequently execute hundreds of dissident Gazans, torture and
imprison thousands of political opponents, violently persecute the
minority of Christians still living in Gaza and imprison and prosecute
suspected gay Gazans.
Violating a commitment it made in the Clinton negotiated 2012 truce that it would cease its missile attacks on Israel.
And at the same time, it should be noted that President Obama
personally signed an official letter at the time of the 2012 negotiated
cease fire to Prime Minister Netanyahu that the US would provide Israel
with the technology to defeat and stop Hamas smuggling of weapons. But
subsequent to that empty promise, Hamas soon received in massive
quantities from Iran, Sudan, and North Korea. That promise was never
Israel on the other hand meticulously fulfilled its
part of the bargain by severely relaxing the blockade on Gaza, allowing
tons of previously restricted cement and steel into Gaza, increasing the
number of daily truckloads of food, medical stuff and building
equipment through the two Israeli checkpoints into Gaza by more than 250
truckloads a day ( a commitment is still upheld during the Hamas war
against Israel, a fact mostly ignored by the mainstream media blindly
committed to the Hamas narrative that Israel was the aggressor).
Remember when Obama spoke to the annual AIPAC conference a few years
back and ceremoniously declared, "I got your back." This is the same
President who, as the Wall Street Journal disclosed last week,
personally held up the Israeli request for additional Hellfire missiles
that it had depleted in its war with Hamas.
As far back as 1967,
the United States had made a firm promise to Israel that it would never
allow the Egyptians to blockade the Straits of Hormuz, considered the
lifeline of Israel. But when the Egyptians blockaded the Straights of
Hormuz in May 1967, what did the US do? Nothing.
And in the
current round of negotiations being held in Cairo now, according to
leaked details in Egyptian newspapers reported by today's Jerusalem
Israel agreed to make the following astonishing concessions:
"Israel will stop its attacks in Gaza - in land, sea and air. No ground operations will be conducted."
Israel has agreed to the "opening of crossings between Israel and
Gaza [in which] Movement of people and merchandise will be allowed, to
"Eliminating the buffer zone in the North and
East of Gaza and deployment of Palestinian military forces starting from
January 1, 2015"
"Freedom of fishing and action in the
territorial waters of the Palestinians in Gaza to a range of 6 miles.
The range will gradually be increased, to no less than 12 miles…"
"Israeli authorities will assist the Palestinian Authority to restore
the foundations in Gaza, as well as help provide the necessary living
needs for those who were forced to leave their homes due to the battles.
Also, Israel will provide emergency medical attention to the wounded
and will supply humanitarian assistance and food to Gaza as soon as
It should be noted that even during the recent
murderous war waged by Gaza, Israel had opened up its borders to treat
wounded Gaza civilians in Israeli hospitals and continued to supply
daily more than 500 tons daily of humanitarian assistance and food to
Gaza even as the Hamas launched thousands of rockets and attempted mass
murder of Israeli civilians by attempts, fortunately thwarted by Israel,
to infiltrate dozens of fully armed Hamas terrorists into Israel via
the tunnels dug by Hamas.
And what did the Hamas commit to?
"All Palestinian factions in Gaza will stop the attacks against
Israel, in the land, the sea and the air; also, building tunnels from
Gaza to Israeli territory will be stopped."
That was it.
Virtually the same identical commitments it agreed to in December 2012.
Quite interestingly, Hamas insisted—which Israel did not agree to—to the
immediate opening of a Gaza seaport and airport. But the party that
suggested to Hamas that they insist on these demands was none other than
the Qataris, the country—which is the top financial patron in the world
today to Hamas, the Muslim Brotherhood and many of its terrorist
offshoots—curiously selected personally by Obama to be the official
diplomatic interlocutor in the Cairo talks. The role that Qatar was
supposed to play was to convince the group to make concessions. But
curiously the opposite happened. Qatar, the country to which that the US
just sold $11 billion worth of military weapons, actually sabotaged the
negotiations. So far, the President has been studiously silent on this
In light of the fact that Hamas has manifestly never
upheld any of the commitments it has ever made, the salient question
that has to be asked is why Obama did feel compelled to assuage Hamas
with an assurance that the US would "guarantee" that Israeli upheld its
commitments? The word "guarantee" has a rather expansive and vague
latitude for definition. The most recent demonstration of an American
guarantee that Israel would halt its defensive war against Hamas was the
suspension of critical military deliveries to Israel during the height
of the conflagration instigated by Hamas.
Indeed, for all the
public affirmations made last week—after the WSJ expose-- by the Obama
Administration that the US was "totally committed to the security of
Israel," Obama suddenly decides to make a promise to Hamas—whose
covenant differs not one bit from the fascist radical Islamic doctrine
adopted by ISIL—that it would enforce the commitments made by Israel,
which in fact have historically been studiously upheld by Israel.
If Obama was truly sincere in his now obviously contrived promises to
"watch [Israel's] back", he would have offered to guarantee Hamas
commitments, a terrorist group that has repeatedly violated its
commitments in previous agreements. But with his statement that he would
"guarantee" Israeli commitments and not those made by Hamas, the
President has revealed his true colors for everyone to see.
Steven Emerson is Executive Director of the Investigative Project on Terrorism (www.investigativeproject.org),
a non profit group that investigates the threat of radical Islam,
author of 6 book on terrorism and national security and executive
producer of the award winning 2013 documentary "Jihad in America: The
Grand Deception" (www.granddeception.com)
I first glanced at the headline on today's Jerusalem Online and reports
in the Jerusalem Post and other Israeli newspapers, I thought they must
have been a satire: "Washington officials have told Egypt that the US
will grantee Israel's...
investigativeproject.org|By Steven Emerson
Obama: Whose Back Has He Got?
Israel's Or Hamas'?
Has President Barack Obama 'got Israel's back'? When policy is compared to rhetoric, the answer is no. Thus, when Hamas, a terrorist organization which calls in its Charter for the worldwide murder of Jews, launched a new round of rocket assaults on Israel, Obama declared, "We support [Israel's] military efforts ... No nation should accept rockets being fired into its borders or terrorists tunneling into its territory."
But Obama's policy is entirely different -- imposing what he calls "an immediate, unconditional humanitarian cease-fire that ends hostilities now." Moreover, Secretary of State John Kerry informed Hamas via Qatar that Hamas' demands for weakening the Israeli blockade would be met. In attempting to reach this cease-fire, Obama has bypassed the Palestinian Authority and Egypt -- Hamas antagonists-- and worked closely with Qatar and Turkey -- both munificent Hamas supporters.
In short, the idea that Israel should stop defending its citizens and territory from Hamas assault is not President Obama's policy position -- merely his policy objective.
It is surely obvious that if one supports a country dealing militarily with terrorist assault, then calling for an immediate cease-fire that preserves the terrorists' infrastructure and awards them concessions flatly contradicts and nullifies this support.
Other developments in recent weeks also suggest that Obama has Hamas' back, not Israel's:
1. He supported the formation of a Hamas/Fatah Palestinian Authority (PA) unity regime, meaning that Hamas, a Nazi-like terrorist organization that calls in its Charter for the worldwide murder of Jews, would be part of the PA.
2. He had Secretary of State John Kerry announce last week $47 million in additional aid to Gaza, which, as Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) has observed, "is in effect $47 million for Hamas ... Aiding Hamas while simultaneously isolating Israel does two things. One, it helps our enemy. Two, it hurts our ally."
3. He had the the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) impose, not merely a warning, but an astonishing ban on flight to Israel -- something not see on far more hazardous destinations like Iraq, Pakistan or Ukraine -- creating the suspicion that it was a form of pressure on Israel to agree to his ceasefire.
More troubling still is that this fits a pre-existing pattern. Consider the following:
Egypt: When in June 2009, Obama addressed the Muslim world in Cairo, he insisted on inviting members of the (then-banned) radical Muslim Brotherhood over the objections of U.S. ally, Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak - though the Obama administration later denied that it did so. (A furious Mubarak refused to attend.) When a groundswell of opposition to Mubarak's rule arose in February 2011, Obama called for Mubarak to step down "now" while his spokesman called for early elections involving "non-secular actors" -- despite the near certainty that radical Muslim groups would triumph in elections.
When the Muslim Brotherhood senior leader and candidate for president Mohamed Morsi was, unsurprisingly, elected president, Obama did not discontinue arming the regime. Conversely, when in July 2013 Morsi was ousted by the Egyptian military under Field Marshal Abdul el-Sisi, Obama suspended military aid.
Iran: In 2009, when Iranians were brutalized on Tehran's streets for protesting the rigged re-election of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Obama did not call for Ahmadinejad to step down and back democracy protesters -- he pointedly refused to get involved. Last year, following somewhat tightened UN Security Council sanctions on Iran, Obama agreed to weaken them, granting Iran some $20 billion in sanctions relief over 6 months (not merely $6-7 billion, as the Administration initially claimed) under the terms of the Geneva interim agreement. This permitted Iran to retain intact all the essential elements of its nuclear weapons program - its Arak plutonium plant; continued uranium enrichment; intercontinental ballistic missile programs, even its enriched uranium stocks. (Iran was simply required to reduce these to an oxide, which can be restored in weeks to weapons-grade uranium.)
Afghanistan: Last month, President Obama freed five senior Taliban terrorist commanders in exchange for an American serviceman who may have been a deserter.This record speaks for itself. Obama favors accommodation with and empowerment of radical Islam. He has less interest in traditional U.S. allies and is willing to pick fights with them or abandon them. This now appears to be true in respect of his policy toward Israel and Hamas.Indeed, Obama already assisted Hamas' current aggression at the last Israel/Hamas cease-fire in 2012: hepressured Israel then into allowing Hamas to import into Gaza previously prohibited cement and steel. With these, Hamas has spent over $1 billion on constructing, not schools or hospitals, but a sophisticated terror tunnel network that we now know was designed to enable Hamas to dispatch 200 jihadists to carry out mass casualty terror attacks and kidnappings inside Israel on Rosh Hashanah. And yet Obama wants Israel's operation to destroy the Hamas tunnels and rocket launchers to end now, ensuring that Hamas can resume its offensive at any moment of its choosing. This is a prescription for renewed and intensified bloodshed. It certainly not a matter of having Israel's back. Given Obama's record, we shouldn't be surprised.
Morton A. Klein is National President of the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA). Dr. Daniel Mandel is Director of the ZOA' s Center for Middle East Policy and author of H.V. Evatt & the Creation of Israel (Routledge, London, 2004). This article was originally published by the San Diego Jewish Journal.
Undermines Israel in Gaza
Now as Israel goes into Gaza to destroy
missile launchers and tunnels used for terror, Obama and Kerry demands ceasefire. World Jewish digest
headline is “Obama undermines Israel”. So what else is new from this terrorist
loving president of ours? Recall this? .
incompetent, anti American Anti Israel foreign policy ever
His administration continually leaks classified documents that endanger our
soldiers and especially
our ally Israel
Said he wants to bring daylight between Israel and
.He bragged about killing Bin Laden, when he hypocritically campaigned against
the means they used to find him. That got the actual Seals who killed him so
mad they are campaigning against him
He hired Muslim brotherhood tied terrorists to be in the USA government
Aided Muslim Brotherhood dominated Egypt by reducing helping overthrow
Mubarack, their debt and doing military exercises with them, while scaling back
our exercises with Israel.
has stalled and delayed and appeased Iran as they march forward to develop nuclear
weapons and daily say they want to wipe out Israel
He has tried to bully, threaten, intimidated and repeatedly turned his back on
Israel ( 49 borders, no building in Jerusalem) and had the word Jerusalem
removed from the DNC platform as well as Hamas as terror, and Palestinians no
right of return,. He realized that Jerusalem's omission was an error and lied
and said he did not know, and when he instructed them to put it back, they did,
but over a majority loud chorus of boos from the delegates. DNC convention has
featured a large Muslim extremist sub convention.
Foolishly encouraged and embraced Arab Spring, which is turning into Arab
nightmare. g. He forbade the CIA and FBI from using the words Muslim or Islam
when they investigate, making it impossible to do their job and called Fort
Hood massacre of a Muslim killing our soldiers shouting allah akbar workplace
Obama refused to push for Israel to be included in an international terrorist
Makes us more dependent on Arab oil that funds terror
Massive spread of Islamic jihad under his watch-
he helped push out Quaddafi
out after war was won opening way for ISIS
drew red lines and then ignored them when breached
secret talks with this terrorist group while they toss missiles daily at Israel
for 6 months and continued to fund PA even after the have unity
government with Hamas
weakened sanctions consistently and now extends talks while they move forward
His record before he entered high electoral politics in 2004, especially his
associations with radical anti-Zionists
13. Obama’s favorite foreign leader calls Israelis Nazis Erdogan calls Israel more barbaric than Hitler It is no
surprise, with this violent, hateful rhetoric, that there are violent protests
against Israel in Turkey. It is also no surprise that Obama would name this
vicious Jew-hater as his closest friend among world leaders. “Erdogan calls
Israel more barbaric than Hitler,” Times of Israel, July 19, 2014
Undermines Israel in Gaza
1. His administration continually leaks classified documents that endanger our soldiers and especially our ally Israel
2. Said he wants to bring daylight between Israel and
3 .He bragged about killing Bin Laden, when he hypocritically campaigned against the means they used to find him. That got the actual Seals who killed him so mad they are campaigning against him
4 He hired Muslim brotherhood tied terrorists to be in the USA government
5 Aided Muslim Brotherhood dominated Egypt by reducing helping overthrow Mubarack, their debt and doing military exercises with them, while scaling back our exercises with Israel.
6.He has stalled and delayed and appeased Iran as they march forward to develop nuclear weapons and daily say they want to wipe out Israel
7.. He has tried to bully, threaten, intimidated and repeatedly turned his back on Israel ( 49 borders, no building in Jerusalem) and had the word Jerusalem removed from the DNC platform as well as Hamas as terror, and Palestinians no right of return,. He realized that Jerusalem's omission was an error and lied and said he did not know, and when he instructed them to put it back, they did, but over a majority loud chorus of boos from the delegates. DNC convention has featured a large Muslim extremist sub convention.
8. Foolishly encouraged and embraced Arab Spring, which is turning into Arab nightmare. g. He forbade the CIA and FBI from using the words Muslim or Islam when they investigate, making it impossible to do their job and called Fort Hood massacre of a Muslim killing our soldiers shouting allah akbar workplace violence.
9. Obama refused to push for Israel to be included in an international terrorist conference.
10. Makes us more dependent on Arab oil that funds terror
11. Massive spread of Islamic jihad under his watch-
Libya: he helped push out Quaddafi
Iraq-pulled out after war was won opening way for ISIS
Syria: drew red lines and then ignored them when breached
Hamas: secret talks with this terrorist group while they toss missiles daily at Israel for 6 months and continued to fund PA even after the have unity government with Hamas
Iran: weakened sanctions consistently and now extends talks while they move forward
12. His record before he entered high electoral politics in 2004, especially his associations with radical anti-Zionists
True anti Israel colors come out
Politics to go: Jeff Dunetz
Hillary Clinton goes anti-Israel in ‘Hard Choices’
By Jeff Dunetz
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton should be happy the news of the Bergdahl release and the ISIS terrorist march on Baghdad overshadowed her gaffe-filled “Hard Choices” book tour. Beginning with her interview with Diane Sawyer where she spoke about being broke and looked foolish answering questions about Benghazi, to her tense exchange about gay marriage to NPR, the content of Ms. Clinton’s book as well as her interviews were panned by pundits and columnists on the left as well as the right. Some of the big left-leaning names bashing the Clinton effort include MSNBC’s Chuck Todd, John Heilemann of Bloomberg, and David Ignatius of the Washington Post among others.
Not mentioned in the criticism are the sections within “Hard Choices” where Clinton makes comments about Israel that may concern people who support the Jewish State.
On page 302: “When we left the city and visited Jericho, in the West Bank, I got my first glimpse of life under occupation for Palestinians, who were denied the dignity and self-determination that Americans take for granted.”
It’s interesting that when Chris Christie called Judea and Samaria “occupied,” supporters of Israel forced him to apologize. It’s OK however, when Hillary Clinton says it. Additionally, nowhere does Ms. Clinton mention the fact that during her husband’s presidency Yasser Arafat turned down a deal that would have given him about 98 percent of what he wanted (at least that’s what Bill Clinton said).
On page 308: “There has been nearly a decade of terror, arising from the second intifada, which started in September 2000. About a thousand Israelis were killed and eight thousand wounded in terrorist attacks from September 2000 to February 2005. Three times as many Palestinians were killed and thousands more were injured in the same period.” Like many whose political leanings are anti-Israel, Hillary Clinton draws a false equivalency between the terrorist attacks on Israel and Israel’s attempts to defend herself. To follow her ridiculous logic, the U.S. should be chastised because more al Qaeda terrorists died in the War on Terror, than Americans were killed on 9/11/01
Hillary Clinton's Anti-Israel History
An article appearing in the Jewish Daily Forward announced the formation of "Jewish Americans Ready For Hillary!" A truth those progressive Jews for Hillary ignore, with the possible exception of the time from her first campaign New York’s Senate seat in 2000 to her resignation from the Senate to become Secretary of State in January 2009, except for the time she needed New York’s Jewish voting bloc, Hillary Clinton has never been pro-Israel.
On their website, "Jewish Americans Ready For Hillary!" claim, "Throughout her career, Hillary Clinton has fought for the issues that matter most to Jewish Americans."
Of one issue that "matters most to Jewish Americans," Hillary Clinton is most certainly not a supporter that is the health and security of the Jewish State of Israel.
Even before her marriage to Bill, Hillary Clinton was opposing Israel and promoting the forces of terrorism. In his book American Evita on page 49, Christopher Anderson writes.
At a time when elements of the American Left embraced the Palestinian cause and condemned Israel, Hillary was telling friends that she was "sympathetic" to the terrorist organization and admired its flamboyant leader, Yasser Arafat. When Arafat made his famous appearance before the UN General Assembly in November 1974 wearing his revolutionary uniform and his holster on his hip, Bill "was outraged like everybody else," said a Yale Law School classmate. But not Hillary, who tried to convince Bill that Arafat was a "freedom fighter" trying to free his people from their Israeli "oppressors."On page 50 the author relates an experience that Hillary and and her future husband had during a trip to Arkansas in 1973.
It was during this trip to his home state that Bill took Hillary to meet a politically well-connected friend. When they drove up to the house, Bill and Hillary noticed that a menorah-the seven branched Hebrew candelabrum (not to be confused with the more common and subtler mezuzah)-has been affixed to the front door.Hillary's attitude did not change when she became first lady. In May 1998 Ms Clinton became the first member of any presidential administration ever to call for a Palestinian State. She told a youth conference on Middle East peace in Switzerland, that she supports the eventual creation of an independent Palestinian state. Her spokesperson, Marsha Berry told reporters: "These remarks are her own personal view."
"My daddy was half Jewish," explained Bill's friend. "One day when he came to visit , my daddy placed the menorah on my door because he wanted me to be proud that we were part Jewish. And I wasn't about to say no to my daddy."
To his astonishment, as soon as Hillary saw the menorah, she refused to get out of the car. "Bill walked up to me and said that she was hot and tired, but later he explained the real reason." According to the friend and another eyewitness, Bill said, "I'm sorry, but Hillary's really tight with the people in the PLO in New York. They're friends of hers, and she just doesn't feel right about the menorah."
In November 1999, while on a purported State visit to the Middle East, she publicly appeared with Yasser Arafat's wife Suha. Mrs. Arafat made a slanderous fa allegation:
"Our [Palestinian] people have been submitted to the daily and intensive use of poisonous gas by the Israeli forces, which has led to an increase in cancer cases among women and children." Suha also accused Israel of contaminating much of the water sources used by Palestinians with "chemical materials" and poisoning Palestinian women and children with toxic gases."Mrs. Clinton sat by silently listening to a real-time translation, and the terrorist's wife hug and a kiss when she finished speaking.
Later, many hours after the event, and only after a media furor put her on the spot for what many view as a bit more than a mere political "boo boo Mrs. Clinton called on all sides to refrain from "inflammatory rhetoric and baseless accusations," including Israel, whose leaders made no such accusations.
Glossing over this repugnant affair, Hillary Clinton has yet to specifically contradict and denounce the monstrous lies uttered by Yasser Arafat's wife in her presence. Only years later did she make feeble attempt at an excuse, the translator screwed up.
Before her tenure in the State Departing, Bill and Hillary Clinton made mega dollars from their extensive involvement with Dubai. Besides being a leader in the movement to boycott Israel, Dubai is the "Hong Kong" of the Arab world. And a major commerce and shipping point for the "business-side" of terrorism. Bill and Hilary are major friends of Dubai, to the point where the Clinton Foundation have established Dubai Study departments in universities in the US and London. They worked hard at granting legitimacy to this Jew-hating, terrorist supporting nation.
While she was running for President in 2007, San Francisco Examiner columnist P.J. Corkery, wrote that Clinton made $10 million a year from Yucaipa a Dubai firm. Ron Berkle, the owner of Yucaipa companies was a major fund-raiser for Bill and Hillary.
The Clintons also had a connection to the worlds biggest exporter of terrorism, Saudi Arabia, the Saudi Royal Family donated $10,000,000 to the Clinton Library.
According to a 1993 New York Times article, Prince Turki bin Feisal was a college classmate of Bill’s at Georgetown University and (at the time of the article’s writing) was the head of the Saudi Arabian intelligence service. While he was still governor of Arkansas, it looks like Bill Clinton cashed in on that relationship, “work[ing] hard to secure a multimillion-dollar Saudi donation to a Middle Eastern studies program at the University of Arkansas.” Due to the intervention of the Gulf War, the first installment of $3.5 million didn’t arrive until 1992, with another $20 million arriving after Bill Clinton’s first inauguration.
During her Senate years Ms. Clinton became a vocal supporter of Israel because she needed the Jewish vote.
One of her first actions after leaving the Senate to become Secretary of State was to ignore a previous deal with Israel and call for the end of the construction of new homes in existing settlement neighborhoods. Five years later her call for the end of building is till is haunting Israeli/Palestinian peace talks.
As Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton first demanded the "settlement" freeze in 2009 and was quickly backed up by Obama. What she perceived as a minor concession (a "settlement" freeze including no new housing units in existing communities) was for Israel a grave sacrifice. For all intents and purposes Clinton was telling Israeli parents their married children could no longer live in their neighborhoods
This was a major error by the Clinton State Department and it was compounded by their inclusion of Jerusalem in the mix and the constant public berating of the Jewish State by Clinton and Obama.
Clinton's demand for a building freeze in existing settlement communities broke a US/Israel agreement made during the Bush administration. Ms Clinton said there was never an agreement between Israel and the US about natural expansion of existing settlements. But Elliot Abrams who negotiated the agreement for the United States said Clinton’s contention is simply not true.
Immediately the Palestinians seized upon the Hillary-created settlement issue. Seeing an opportunity to avoid talking, they used the administration's demands, to make a "settlement" freeze a precondition to further talks even though there were negotiations and construction going on simultaneously before Hilary Clinton became Secretary of State.
In August 2009 Prime Minister Netanyahu announced a ten-month "settlement" freeze. It was approved by the cabinet and implemented on November 25, 2009 and was to run till September 25, 2010. Despite pressure from the United States, the Palestinians refused to join any talks the first 9+ months of the freeze; they did not come to the negotiation table till September 2010, three weeks before the freeze ended.
As the end of the construction halt approached, the US began to negotiate with the Israel to extend the freeze. Based on their experience with Clinton denying the deal negotiated by Elliot Abrams during the Bush Administration, Israel demanded that any proposal be presented in writing, as any oral deal with Clinton and the Obama administration was worth the paper on which is was printed on.
The written offer never came; the Secretary of State wasn’t negotiating in good faith. Instead Ms Clinton was playing "Bait and Switch." As Israel waited for a letter clarifying America's guarantees in exchange for a proposed building ban for Jewish residents of Judea and Samaria, a diplomatic source finally came forward saying that no such letter is on its way. The United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton misled Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.The source, a senior diplomat with inside knowledge of Netanyahu's recent meetings in Washington, said Clinton made commitments when talking to Netanyahu, but later slipped out of them by claiming that she had not been speaking on behalf of U.S. President Obama – who, she said in the end, did not give his approval.
In 2011 speaking at the at the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the liberal Brookings Institute, Clinton expressed concern for Israel's social climate in the wake of limitations the regarding female singing in the IDF and gender segregation on public transportation. Both were accommodations made to the Orthodox communities in Israel
She referred to the decision of some IDF soldiers to leave an event where female soldiers were singing; she said it reminded her of the situation in Iran. It did? Wow! In Iran the women would have been lashed or executed. In Israel they sang, but the people who felt it was against their religious beliefs walked out. Most senior officers in the IDF supported the women's right to sing.
Clinton also poke of her shock that some Jerusalem buses had assigned separate seating areas for women. "It's reminiscent of Rosa Parks," she said, taking the typical progressive position that faith should not matter outside a place of worship. Clinton's statement was part of the continued attempt by the Obama administration/Clinton State Department to de-legitimize the Israeli democracy and destroy one of the reasons for American support of Israel, the fact it is the only democracy in the Middle East.
Now Hillary Clinton is running for President. She will campaign on the basis that she is a friend of Israel, just as Barack Obama did in 2008. The truth is as Secretary of State; she was the architect of the policy of the most anti-Israel president since the rebirth of Israel in 1948. It was a policy which reflected views she has held her entire life, with the exception of the nine year period where she ran for and held the office of U.S. Senator from New York State.
Obama's complete betrayal of Israel again
From today's world Jewish Digest 6/3/14
Remember all that bunk about Barack Obama being the most pro-Israel president ever, the chief executive who was going to save Israel from itself, the one who always had Israel's "back"?
That same president has sided with unrepentant terrorists who wish to destroy the Jewish state. Indeed, Hamas is proud of its mission, which it broadcasts daily on Palestinian television.
In a turn of events that surprised Obama critics, the president has said he will work with a new Fatah-Hamas alliance whose only purpose is to destroy any chance of peace and work toward the destruction of the Jewish state. The State Department claimed that Mahmoud Abbas had formed a government of "technocrats" with whom the United States could work.
Yes, a government of technocrat puppets whose strings are pulled by terrorists.
Israeli officials were swift to the condemn the move, which they rightly characterized as a betrayal of the longstanding U.S. -Israel relationship.
Reacting to the news last night, Israel's ambassador to Washington, Ron Dermer, said:
“Israel is deeply disappointed with the State Department’s comments today on the Palestinian unity government with Hamas, a terrorist organization responsible for the murder of many hundreds of Israelis, which has fired thousands of rockets at Israeli cities, and which remains committed to Israel’s destruction,” Dermer wrote in a Facebook post. “This Palestinian unity government is a government of technocrats backed by terrorists, and should be treated as such,” he said. “With suits in the front office and terrorists in the back office, it should not be business as usual.”
Another Israeli official added:
“Cooperation with Hamas, designated in the US as a terror group that murders women and children, is unfathomable,” he added.
"Unfathomable" because no one could have imagined that Obama would sink this low, that he would betray the Jewish State to such a degree. But such is his hatred for Israel (and in particular Binyamin Netanyahu) that he will go so far as to contribute to the cause of terrorists whose only purpose is to "liberate Palestine" and murder the Jews.
Any Jew who supports such a president should be ashamed.
Israel, sadly is a partisan issue right now. The problem is ONLY 53% of Dems support Israel by polls while 80% and more of Republicans , Jerusalem was booed at the Dem Convention, Israel has been almost totally surrounded by jihadists under Obama's watch, iran is 4 years closer to a bomb., Obama said early on he wanted to bring daylight to the Israel Us relations. The liberal Democratic Christian denominations just threw Israel under the bus. All 54 Congressmen who signed the Gaza letter were Democrats. i could go on and on. if anyone supports Obama, then that makes it partisan. It is sad, but we have to face reality, We are not writing them off. But in the real world, a vote for many Democrats, especially Obama, is harmful to Israel. Maybe they will be turned around but the trend of Democratic party support for Israel gets worse and worse.
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The many ways Obama threw Israel under the bus