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March 29, 2010

327 House members tell Obama to make U-turn on Israel

This is as bipartisan as it gets, and just goes to show how out of the mainstream of American politics Obama is on Israel.

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will continue discussions with his senior ministers in the coming days, looking for a way out of the crisis with the US. He received some badly needed support on Friday from 327 congressmen, who signed a letter expressing concern that “the highly publicized tensions” in US-Israeli ties will “not advance the interests” of either state.

Meanwhile, in Washington, congressmen – three-quarters of the House of Representatives – signed a bipartisan letter to US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton expressing solid support for Israel and the expectation that differences between Jerusalem and Washington will be smoothed over quickly and in private.

“We are writing to reaffirm our commitment to the unbreakable bond that exists between our country and the State of Israel and to express to you our deep concern over recent tension,” the letter read. “A strong Israel is an asset to the national security of the United States and brings stability to the Middle East.

“We are concerned that the highly publicized tensions in the relationship will not advance the interests the US and Israel share. Above all, we must remain focused on the threat posed by the Iranian nuclear weapons program to Middle East peace and stability.”

The letter stated that the US’s unswerving commitment to Israel’s security has been essential in forging previous Israeli-Arab peace agreements, “both because it convinced those who sought Israel’s destruction to abandon any such hope and because it gave successive Israeli governments the confidence to take calculated risks for peace.”

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Let’s read between the lines here.  They won’t say this out loud, but this is what they mean: by his mistreatment of Israel, Obama is signalling to all those in the Middle East who are committed to Israel’s destruction that their goal is a realizable one.  HE IS EMBOLDENING ISRAEL’S ENEMIES.

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1 Comment »

  1. Obama remembers the teachings of Rev Wright. A madman he listened carefully to for twenty years.

    Comment by greyrooster — March 30, 2010 @ 14:32


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