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February 12, 2015 11:01 pm

Poll: Majority of Americans Say Obama Should Meet With Netanyahu

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JNS.orgA strong majority of Americans believe that President Barack Obama should meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu when the latter visits Washington, DC next month to address Congress and the American Israel Public Affairs Committee conference.

According to a YouGov/Huffington Post survey of 1,000 U.S. adults, 58 percent believe that Obama should meet with Netanyahu. Forty-six percent believe that their members of Congress should attend the Netanyahu address, compared with 24 percent who said their elected representatives should not attend and 30 percent who were undecided.

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The White House has opposed Netanyahu’s March 3 speech because it contends that House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) did not consult with Obama before inviting Netanyahu. The Obama administration also believes the speech will hurt the P5+1 powers’ chances of reaching a deal in their ongoing nuclear negotiations with Iran. Netanyahu has said he needs to give the speech because a bad nuclear deal with Iran will threaten Israel’s survival.

Obama is refusing to meet with Netanyahu during the prime minister’s trip due to the close proximity of the visit to Israel’s elections on March 17. Vice President Joe Biden and some Congressional Democrats are skipping Netanyahu’s speech.

The poll also found that 49 percent of Americans believe it was “inappropriate” for Boehner to invite Netanyahu without consulting the White House. Boehner, however, said he gave the White House a “heads-up that morning (Jan. 21)” about the invitation.

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  • Internet based polling of Panels Politics of 589 respondents (including
    Israeli Arabs) on 11 February 2015 for Maariv – published in Maariv on 13
    February 2015.

    Is Netanyahu justified in wanting to present his position on the Iranian
    nukes before the American Congress?
    Yes 56% No 36% Don’t know 8%

    Is the American Government interfering in the Israeli elections?
    Yes 61% No 31% Don’t know 8%

    What should Netanyahu do in the wake of criticism regarding his planned
    address to Congress?
    41% Go and speak regardless
    17% Go but speak at AIPAC
    36% Don’t go at all
    06% Don’t know

  • Baloney. There’s not one American I’ve talked to who would buy your stupid story.

  • Dr.Joji Cherian

    Strong majority of Americans !!.May be strong majority of American Jews.How many of the Americans, I mean non Jews, are aware of what is happening in their country.How many know their country is being lead to destruction for the sake of Israel by a handful of resourceful ruthless crooks.If they were aware people like Schumer and his fellow traitors would not be moving around freely to destroy America.But in the end they will be forced by circumstances to wake up and kick these traitors out of America. But I think it will be too late by then.These traitors will have taken America to the nadir, beyond redumption

  • victoria brandeis

    THE AMERICANS ARE NOT BECOMING THE FRIENDLY ATMOSPHERE THAT IS NEEDED FOR EITHER TO HAPPEN….AMERICANS….CDNS ETC ARE ALL PART OF CHRISTIAN LANDS AND THEREFORE DO NOT HOLD THE TORAH ……THERE LAWS ON MANY THINGS ARE NOT OUR LAWS…..STOP THE HORROR……ISRAEL IS ISRAEL AND WILL NOT I HOPE EVER HOLD THE SECULAR EVILS THAT AMERICA HAS….G-D FORBID……A BIT OF THE SECULARISM EVEN HIT ISRAEL COLLEGE AFTER A SIGNIFICANT CONDEMNATION OF USING…..’B’H’M ON THE BEGINNING OF AN EXAM…….THIS IS AN AWFUL PART OF THE SECULAR JEW IN ISRAEL….SORRY …..BUT,,,,,,EVEN THE SECULAR WILL EVENTUALLY BE SEPARATED FROM MANY AS WELL….

  • An invitation to address the House and Senate shoud come from both Republicans and Democrats, and it should be cleared with the President The best option might be for Netanyahu or his successor to speak to Congress after the Israeli election. Bibi can still deliver major addresses in the USA before the Israeli election. Personally I would emphasise that Iranian nukes are a threat to the entire Middle East and further beyond. Reports suggest that Iranian nukes can reach most of Europe. This is not an issue for Israel only.

  • DocReality

    “Should” is relative. Let’s not beat around the bush anymore. Netanyahu knows exactly who is dealing with here.

    And so do we.

    Barack-Hussein Obama is a traitor. He is also a Muslim. Who’s going to have enough balls to say it in the media?

  • House Speaker Boehner invited Pope Francis.
    http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Articles/Article.aspx/16453#.VN1vM7DF_To
    That never became an issue at all.
    When Boehner invited Netanyahu the world was filled with horror. It had nothing to do with the breach of etiquette. It was simply the way the world responds to Netanyahu–and to Israel.

  • We are reliving the times when Rabbi Wise and his fellow Jewish followers sold out the Jews of the holocaust.

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