How Netanyahu stood his ground with Obama

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God Bless Israel!!

WHAT HAPPENED BEHIND THE SCENES IN THE OBAMA-NETANYAHU MEETINGS THIS WEEK? NETANYAHU STOOD HIS GROUND.

Washington, D.C., March 25, 2010) -- The Obama administration this week applied intense and unprecedented pressure on the Netanyahu government to make huge unilateral concessions to the Palestinians even before direct peace talks begin.

One advisor who has been briefed on the talks told me: "President Obama is insisting that Israel sign a document that specifies Israel's commitment to a peace deal with the Palestinians that will be based on 1967 lines. This means no building in Jerusalem, and a time table to address other core issues, like the 'right of return.'" The source, one that I trust a great deal, also noted that President Obama spoke by phone with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Nicolas Sarkozy, and British Prime Minister Gordon Brown to make sure each of them are on board with pressuring the Israelis to make such unprecedented unilateral concessions.

The good news: Netanyahu had a very good week. He looked strong and principled. He was gracious and diplomatic. And he stood his ground. He did not cave into the intense pressure from the White House and State Department. He refused to divide Jerusalem. In a masterful AIPAC speech, he calmly and clearly explained why Israel would never give up the right to build homes in her capital. He sent the U.S. and the world a straightforward and sobering message that if they don't move quickly and decisively to stop Iran from getting the Bomb, then Israel will do it herself. He didn't threaten. He didn't swagger. He simply stated the facts, in their historic context, and nobody does it better than Netanyahu. What's more, he did all this with Defense Minister Ehud Barak standing in solidarity at his side, which was important because it sent the White House - and his critics back in Israel, and enemies back in Iran -- the message that the Israeli government is united. No small thing. Barak came to Camp David with Yasser Arafat in 2000 willing carve up Jerusalem and give away the West Bank. God bless Netanyahu for opposing this approach in principle, and for having and (thus far, at least) maintaining Barak's support in the process.

The AIPAC speech, plus the warm and engaging meetings with Members of Congress significantly strengthened Netanyahu's hand. It reconnected him in a very important way with grassroots pro-Israel activists from all over the U.S., Jews and Christians alike. It also significantly strengthened his alliance with Congress, which continues to prove itself as the pro-Israel end of Pennsylvania Avenue. Both are critical in counter-balancing the hostile Obama administration.

My wife, Lynn and I, and the incoming chairman of The Joshua Fund and his wife, were at the AIPAC dinner on Monday night and heard Netanyahu's speech in person. It was exceptional. Our favorite moment at the dinner: an evening with Orthodox Jews at our table who were deeply moved and profoundly grateful for the support of Christians. "You Christians are the best friends Israel has. You're the only friends we really have."

Given the tensions in U.S.-Israel relations, I would like to invite you as well as Jewish and Israeli leaders to attend the 2010 Epicenter Conference this summer in Philadelphia (June 25-26). We need to work together to bless Israel amidst the growing Iran threat. For more details, please go to www.epicenterconference.com.

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Netanyahu humiliated after Barack Obama 'dumped him for dinner'

More respected throughout the world? Not with Barack the buffoon in office!!

Binyamin Netanyahu humiliated after Barack Obama 'dumped him for dinner'

For a head of state to visit the White House and not pose for photographers is rare. For a key ally to be left to his own devices while the President withdraws to have dinner in private was, until this week, unheard of.

Yet that is how Binyamin Netanyahu was treated by President Obama on Tuesday night, according to Israeli reports on a trip seen in Jerusalem tonight as a disastrous humiliation.

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No Dinner Joe?

Maybe they should have not embarrassed Vice-President Joe Biden recently? Then pretend it was a mistake. Then say the place they were to build is their capital!
At various times and during the Crusades that area belonged to the Muslims and the Christians. Maybe the Persians. Was Alexander The Great interested?

One can only eat so much protocol food! Sometimes one needs some good fried chicken, boiled taters, fat-back peas, milk corn bread, and watermelon! Peach cobbler and buttermilk, too. Yum, yum.

NettyYahoo wants to raise our contribution to him from three billion to more.
We been doing that since 1948. Just like Haiti, are they ever going to be independent of other's money? Think not!

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No Excuse

The way this 'president' treated the leader of the only true democracy in the Middle East is dispicable. Israel is our ally and did nothing wrong in building in their own capital.

Barack the socialist buffoon is happy to bow and scrape to Saudi King Abdullah, to have photo ops with Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, and would even open his door to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Korean leader Kim Jong Il if only they would deign to sit down for a chat.

2012 can't come soon enough for America. Obama is destroying the country from within and making the rest of the world hate us.

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Great week for Prezbo. Israel is just one of many fumbles

Dissing the leader of Israel and annoying millions of Jewish voters and donors is a pretty bonehead move and will assure his uselessness in keeping control of Congress in November.

Getting health care "reform" passed (for now at least) over the objections of 70% of the American people may be a victory for him and his leftist base, but the 70% against his socialist ideas today will also be against them come November.

Then just when it can't get any worse, we learn today that social security has reached the cross-over point - more going out that coming in - 6 years earlier than projected. Now he's got seniors knowing that it is only a matter of weeks or months before he cuts benefits, raises taxes (an absolute certainty) or increases age of eligibility.

So not only is he touching the third rail of politics (social security) and annoying the seniors, he's added the Jewish population and 70% of Americans. He and his socialist friends can't be gone fast enough. November should do it and the big dawg can play basketball and point his finger att the cameras for his last 2 years.

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Morgan

I do believe Israel is more Socialistic than we can ever be!

Soon we won't have stock in car companies and banks since we saved them; and, a health care plan which will make the Health Insurance companies even richer is not socialistic!

The only thing socialistic is SS and the oil companies. We look out for them! Ask Cheney and Bush.

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Bush held hands with the King of Saudi Arabia, they and all of the Bushes are old friends.

We give that Israeli "democracy" billions every year, free of charge!
Since 1948.

We took Iraq's capital away from them, I think.

George W. looked into Ahmadinejad's eyes and saw heaven! Remember that?
If President Obama can make the world hate us more than Bush did---we really are in trouble.

About 2012: Teas, etc., will destroy the republican party. That is not good, however.