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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. 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.


  • 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.
    – 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?

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