Does this administration not understand the neighborhood that Isreal lives in? Since their birth as a nation Isreal has been fighting for their survival. Coward, Mr President? You should be so cowardly.
Already fractious relations between Binyamin Netanyahu and Barack Obama have been further strained in the runup to the president's inauguration on Monday and the Israeli prime minister's anticipated victory in Tuesday's election.
Netanyahu aides accused Obama of interfering in the Israeli election following publication of an article by Jeffrey Goldberg, which quoted the president as saying: "Israel doesn't know what its own best interests are." Obama, wrote Goldberg, viewed Netanyahu as a "political coward".
After the most recent violence, the Palestinian president had an opportunity to take a more conciliatory tone. Instead, rather then recognizing Isreal's right to exist, he yet again called for the end of Isreal.
Isreal exists with a relative degree of safety because of the implied and explicit security gurantee of the United States. Any confusion of that message will only result in many dead Israelis, Arabs and Persians
Trouble reading jonj? I'm not blaming everything on BO, what I did do was point out what Obama most recently said that is surely not going to strengthen ties with Isreal - his words.
From Keep -
"Goldberg is nothing but a LIAR, as are you! And I'm putting your #$%$ on ignore."
Jeffrey Goldberg writes for the Atlantic and previously wrote for the NYT. He has generally been viewed a very supportive of Obama. So what are you implying Keep? That Goldberg made up the quotes in his story following his interview with Obama? Would a journalist that did such a thing ever work again? If he is lying, then where is the reaction and outrage from the WH?
There is no indication that anything in the article is false. Quite the contrary, it looks as though the administration knew exactly what it was doing in using the words that they did.
So here's another challenge that you will no doubt refuse to take up - show me where Goldberg or anything that I've written is a lie? Take up the challenge or shut up.
NoBeach, Don't waste your literary breath on keep...he just told you he will "shut up" with listing you on his worthless ignore. Keep is a spineless ignorant fool who wants so bad to regarded..(fill in you blank, lol). He NEVER answers any question outside any cut and paste garbage he picks up from the progressive compost. He regurgitates whatever he reads on ihub, but can't defend any questions generated from any of his postings.
Instead of answering any questions, he hurles a few personal insults to create an "ignore exit" for him to cowardly crawl out of. I bet he'll read your post, but will be too chicken to respond. This is the MO of a spineless blowhard, who has nothing to offer.
Theres, are you an idiot or just Palin stupid? President Obama has reported nothing but complete American support fro Israel.
Is this the lying piece of chit named Jeffery Goldberg you're talking about:
"For the past decade, Jeffrey Goldberg has peddled blatantly false war propaganda with disastrous consequences, fronted for the military-industrial machine, played a key PR role pushing America into war with Iraq, and advanced the agenda of the Israeli military-intel establishment—but he has never had to account for his failures and his lies. Put another way: If Judith Miller was a dweeby Ivy League graduate who worked as a detention camp guard holding Palestinian prisoners, and she never had to answer for her journalistic fraud after being exposed, she would be Jeffrey Goldberg."
Goldberg is nothing but a LIAR, as are you! And I'm putting your #$%$ on ignore.
Put me on ignor as you put your cowardly head in the sand Keep. You are a simpleton. Here is more detail that you once again missed. You are a joke.
"Goldberg, who is known to be close to the president, wrote that Israel risked becoming "more of a pariah" and that Obama was reluctant to invest fresh effort in the Middle East peace process in the face of Netanyahu's continued settlement expansion.
"On matters related to the Palestinians, the president seems to view the prime minister as a political coward, an essentially unchallenged leader who nevertheless is unwilling to lead or spend political capital to advance the cause of compromise," Goldberg wrote.
"Obama... has been consistent in his analysis of Israel's underlying challenge: If it doesn't disentangle itself from the lives of West Bank Palestinians, the world will one day decide it is behaving as an apartheid state." The White House did not deny the words attributed to the president."
Goldberg is far from the first to report on this rift. In fact we have Obama caught on open mic disparaging the PM. I'm starting to suspect you are an anti Semite Keep.
It must just chap your butt to know that Jews voted 70% for Obama..ya know we used to have a guy named beaurdexbuttcream that posted here....I bet you wish he was still around BWHA HA HA
Sentiment: Strong Buy