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September 24, 2012 10:00 pm

White House Defends Position on Israel Against GOP Criticism

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JPost – The White House defended itself Monday from GOP criticism that US President Barack Obama was minimizing Israel’s concerns on Iran and downgrading its status as one of America’s closest allies.

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney stressed that Israel is indeed America’s “closest ally in the region” and that the US shares Jerusalem’s concerns about Iran.

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    Ed Koch Reverses Position, Slams Obama’s “Weakness” on Muslims”¨Former NYC Mayor, Democrat Ed Koch, on Rosh Hashannah: “No one understands what ‘we have Israel’s back’ means”. At Park East Synagogue’s Rosh Hashannah High Holiday service, September 17, 2012, Former Mayor Ed Koch during his annual “sermon” from the pulpit, in front of over a thousand worshippers, said “I’m distressed.” “President Obama is refusing to publicly make clear to Iran that ‘If you get the bomb, we will take you out.'” Mayor Koch previously had publicly boasted of his close ties to President Obama. Mayor Koch also said “Nobody understands what ‘We have your back'” means. We shouldn’t have Israel’s ‘back’ we should have Israel’s ‘front’.

    Famed jurist, author Professor Alan Dershowitz, states: “Obama needs to look straight into the television camera and say to the leaders of Iran, ‘We will never allow you to develop a nuclear weapon”
    Professor Alan Dershowitz says U.S. President Barack Obama must tell the U.S.” we will not allow it to obtain nuclear weapons.”

     Former IDF Chief Halutz Is Hawkish on Iran..What is Halutz saying?
    On negotiations: “negotiations have failed”;  on diplomacy: “enough Viennese coffee without results”; on sanctions: without the participation of China, Russia and India – all of which have been given exemptions by the US government – the sanctions will take too long to work; and on the issue of “red lines,” the problem isn’t that they are too bellicose, it is that they give the enemy an advantage you don’t want it to have. HALUTZ SAYS THAT ISRAEL MAY HAVE TO “GO IT ALONE.”

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