Israeli Poll: After Syria, Jewish State Can’t Trust Obama on Iran

September 13, 2013 12:03 pm 15 comments

President Obama addresses the nation. Photo: Screenshot.

JNS.org - In a new Israel Hayom poll, a majority of Israeli Jews—66.7 percent—characterized U.S. President Barack Obama’s handling of the Syria crisis as “not successful.” Meanwhile, 65.3 percent said that given Obama’s conduct regarding Syria, he would not be able to successfully deal with the Iran nuclear program.

A plurality of Israeli Jews—49.7 percent—said Obama’s decision to delay a military strike against Syria was wrong, while 32.8 percent said he made the right choice.

Poll respondents were asked who won the current round of events in Syria—Obama, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, or Israel. Putin came in first at 48.3 percent, followed by Assad (39.6 percent), Obama (8.8 percent) and Israel (5.1 percent). On the question of who lost that round of events, 63 percent said Obama.

15 Comments

  • where did Syria get all the Chemical warfare Bombs from?
    They were shipped from Iraq of course, prior or immediately after the Iraq war. So that means that Bush was correct the missiles of mass destruction were present and were later removed from Iraq and shipped to Syria to avoid detection by the inspectors.

  • We Americans call him a post turtle. Google it!

  • If Obama accomplishes the removal of chemical weapons without war, more power to him. It’s just that he doesn’t supply leadership. We have to count on other countries to rescue us and America used to be the power—others followed our lead. We’ve given up our greatness without a fight.

  • I predicted that Obama would not stand by his commitments; that he was simply another Chamberlain.

    The reaction of Israelis, who know Chamberlainism from history, was logical and predictable.

  • Those that helped Obama to power are those that stand behind Putin and are those that are behind the Arab Spring and of course behind Edward Snowden, means screwing the whole world including their own minds. Nobel Snowbel, a world in chaos, whatever any politician will go for will be wrong! Means those people are with all and against all in the same time, against the whole world.

  • Otto Waldmann in Sydney

    I wish people would think politics these days without necessarily attributing state policies to one single individual, be it the leader of the respective country.
    Obama, the poor sod, not at all an expert in foreign affairs, military strategies, not at all that smart to be left in charge with he running on his on of a whole world, is just the mouth piece, and not all that great at it anyway, of much larger contingents, entire Departments of policy makers, and then w have the Congress etc.
    Anyway:
    - US threatens attack on Syria
    - Russia says: “hang on a minute, please !” ( padazhdite, pajaluista !”
    - chemical weapons are being mentioned as in possible use, see ACTUAL use, willya !!
    - attacks possible, but conditions apply
    - secure safe control of chemical weapons
    - ask nicely Assad to make room for alternative leader agreed upon by int’l concerns and main opposition forces in Syria
    - if Assad refuses asylum ( I still believe Russia the safest heaven for him, but I don’t really care as long as he is gone ), THEN you bomb the drek out of a few carefully selected places, with warnings given.
    - Assad gets the message…………

    Chapter one done !!

    ….to be continued

  • After Syria, Jewish State Can’t Trust Obama on Iran?

    I got news for JNS: the said Jewish State Can’t (and could not in the past) trust Obama on Iran, regardless of Syria!

    But then, Israel Can’t and could not trust much of Obama-anything. Period!

    • Right on! Obama and the USA cannot be trusted. Several Algemeiner readers have said the US president is a “coward” and a “muslim”. Isn’t it high time Israel divested itself from US dollars and perhaps even considered returning tens of billions of bucks in foreign aid to American taxpayers?

  • Obama and those in his “Regime of Deception, Misrepresentation and Fraud” have by way of record proven themselves irresponsible and less than honest. They wouldn’t know (or admit knowing) the truth if it hit them upside the head with a 2X4.

    There is little honor/integrity among those belonging to today’s version of the American Communist Party supported Dem Party.

  • Obama is the elected president of the USA. After reading the polls and listening to the reaction of the American congress how else could he have acted ?

  • Irving D, Cohen

    After seeing what the UK parliament did to humiliate its Prime Minister and his nation, I believe Mr. (or ms) Sandy Brown doesn’t realize that the entire population of the UK fits the turnip head description much better than President Obama. Speaking of incompetence, the cowardly actions of the powers that be in the UK who have been doing the dirty work of the Islamist terrorists suggested by the terrorists through the European Union, is about the worst example of incompetence the mode
    rn world has witnessed.

  • The story is not over yet. Let’s wait and see what happens. If he’s successful in eliminating the bulk of Syria’s chemical bombs, then he will have accomplished more than bombing could have. Like many, I’m sceptical that he’ll be successful in this regard but think it’s worth a try. And does asking for congressional approval show weakness? Many think so, but if he obtains it, that will be a powerful message. And if he doesn’t? If Obama has the character that I think (and hope) he does, as demonstrated by the attack on Bin Laden (which was a very risky enterprise for him; think of Jimmy Carter’s failed efforts to rescue hostages during the Iran crisis and what this did to his presidency), then Obama will proceed to bomb Syria without Congressional approval. Doing this would cause a hullabaloo, but I think he has the guts to do it. Let’s wait and see how this plays out.

  • That is what I think too. He is pretty useless this man. He is what we call a Turnip Head in the UK. That means incompetent.

    • He is not incompetent, he is very intelligent – and maybe this goes to prove you need a stupid guy to be in power and in politics, (any power). He has a “theorist” approach, the turnip heads are the voters who placed him where he is. It is unfortubate that in the world of today only brutal force is recognized as a valid tool. The Russian bear speaks of “America is recognized by its brutal force and not by its democracy” and he himself, keeps arming the Syrian regime…..everybody think the world and people are stupid…..and maybe they are right.

      • Alon has it almost right: Obama sees himself as very intelligent. The real question is whether he actually is, and for that there is simply no evidence. Listent to him when he doesn’t have a text in front of him, he usually comes across as totally unoinformed and rather dumb. Which is the real Obama?

Leave a Reply

Please note: comments may be published in the Algemeiner print edition.


Current day month ye@r *

More...

  • Arts and Culture Jewish Identity How Jewish Television Pioneer Milton Berle Inspired Modern Comedy Stars

    How Jewish Television Pioneer Milton Berle Inspired Modern Comedy Stars

    JNS.org – Today’s comedy superstars, especially those whose careers are driven by television, may very well owe their success to pioneering Jewish entertainer Milton Berle. Born Mendel Berlinger in Manhattan in 1908, Berle became America’s first small-screen star. Aptly nicknamed “Mr. Television,” he influenced and helped promote the work of hundreds of younger comics. “Milton Berle was deceptively successful and very Jewish,” says Lawrence Epstein, author of The Haunted Smile: The Story of Jewish Comedians in America, published the year [...]

    Read more →
  • Jewish Identity Sports Jewish ‘Hoops Whisperer’ a Secret Weapon for NBA Stars

    Jewish ‘Hoops Whisperer’ a Secret Weapon for NBA Stars

    JNS.org – Idan Ravin’s friends chipped in to buy him a humble but life-changing bar mitzvah gift—a basketball hoop his father attached to the roof of his garage. Little did his friends know that years later, he would be the personal trainer of National Basketball Association (NBA) stars Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Durant, Dwight Howard, and Stephen Curry. Ravin’s new book, “The Hoops Whisperer: On the Court and Inside the Head of Basketball’s Best Players,” details his rise from a Jewish upbringing [...]

    Read more →
  • Arts and Culture Blogs 10 New Hollywood Movies That Aim to Show Support for Israel (SATIRE)

    10 New Hollywood Movies That Aim to Show Support for Israel (SATIRE)

    Ten major film studios are currently in production on projects that promote a decidedly pro-Israeli narrative. In famously liberal Hollywood, such a development has left mouths agape and set tongues a wagging. Since the Jewish State began defending itself from the thousands of rockets that Hamas has hurled at it – as well as ongoing terror attacks and murders, the overwhelming number of Tinseltown’s producers, directors, actors, and studio moguls have remained indifferent to the plight of millions of Israeli [...]

    Read more →
  • Featured Israel Sports So Close: Israeli Judoka Loses Crown in World Cup Final, Finishes With Silver (VIDEO)

    So Close: Israeli Judoka Loses Crown in World Cup Final, Finishes With Silver (VIDEO)

    Israeli Judoka Yarden Gerbi (63kg), 25, of Netanya, on Thursday lost the final round at the Judo World Cup, and her world title to Clarisse Agbegnenou of France, at a match held in Russia. “I have mixed feelings,” Gerbi told Israeli Army radio. But, “I shouldn’t assume that I’d win the world Judo championship twice in a row,” she admitted. Gerbi won gold in Rio De Janeiro last year. “When I made my decision, I knew it was going to [...]

    Read more →
  • Book Reviews Jewish Identity Surviving the Holocaust by Hiding Their Faith (REVIEW)

    Surviving the Holocaust by Hiding Their Faith (REVIEW)

    “Jews Out!” was just the name of a child’s game that three little girls played in World War II Europe. But all is not as it seems because the three girls were Jewish, but hiding their true identities. In award-winning author R. D. Rosen’s riveting non-fiction work, Such Good Girls, “Jews Out!” wasn’t a game; it was a struggle for survival. The girls, Sophie, Flora, and Carla, grew up at a time and a place that did not allow them [...]

    Read more →
  • Music Personalities Twenty Years On, the Real and Radical Legacy of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach

    Twenty Years On, the Real and Radical Legacy of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach

    JNS.org – “He was part hippie, part yippie, part beatnik, and part New Age,” wrote Elli Wohlgelernter in a Jerusalem Post eulogy in 1994, following the Oct. 20 passing of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach. Twenty years later, more robust accounts of Carlebach’s life have come to the surface. Earlier this year, Natan Ophir published the book Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach: Life, Mission & Legacy. This past summer, Rabbi Shlomo Katz’s The Soul of Jerusalem hit the shelves. But even the authors will admit [...]

    Read more →
  • Blogs Music Beatlemania Invades the Gaza Strip (SATIRE)

    Beatlemania Invades the Gaza Strip (SATIRE)

    As Hamas loses its grip on power in the Gaza Strip as a result of war, poverty and disillusionment, the Islamist terrorist group has developed an ingenious way to raise the morale of the 1.7 million Palestinian Arabs it was elected to serve. While currently focused on delivering a rocket into every Israeli home, Hamas has not left its own people behind. To gently wipe away the tears of children strategically placed inside kindergartens as human shields, the Hamas Interior Ministry [...]

    Read more →
  • Arts and Culture Spirituality/Tradition Removing Jesus’ Jewish Identity From Artwork

    Removing Jesus’ Jewish Identity From Artwork

    In a strong statement that challenges the historic divide between Christianity and Judaism, Pope Francis recently proclaimed, “Inside every Christian is a Jew.” But if you look at Renaissance artworks that depict Jesus, you will not find any evidence of a Jew inside the Christianized Jesus — even though the Gospels in the New Testament tell us that Jesus was Jewish to the core. Getting that point across to the public is a daunting task, as I learned in interviews I [...]

    Read more →



Sign up now to receive our regular news briefs.