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Source: Obama May Cut Direct Ties With Netanyahu and Make Kerry Sole Liaison

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President Obama is considering cutting all ties with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel’s YNet News reported on Friday. According to a source cited by the paper, the White House “is contemplating lowering its ties with Israel and putting Kerry as the sole liaison between the two states, as opposed to the open line Netanyahu now enjoys with Obama.”

“The president is pragmatic, if he were to think there was some gain to be made from talking directly with Netanyahu he would do so, but he just prefers not to waste his time,” the White House source said

The report culminates weeks of mounting anger by the White House towards Netanyahu. Administration officials were very critical of Netanyahu’s historic speech earlier this month before a joint session of Congress on the Iranian nuclear threat, and there was even speculation that the White House was attempting to unseat the Israeli Prime Minister.

Following Netanyahu’s landslide electoral victory this week, it appeared as though the tension with the White House might dissipate. The White House took a conciliatory tone on the day of the win, and a Netanyahu loyalist made it clear that the new government would seek to renew trust with the United States.

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The peace was short-lived.

The White House quickly resumed hostilities towards Netanyahu in the days following the election. A White House official avoided congratulating the Israeli Prime Minister the day after the win. The White House also directly criticized Netanyahu’s Election Day comments about Arab voter turnout, calling them “cynical.” Then there were several reports that the White House was reconsidering its pro-Israel stance at the United Nations because of Netanyahu’s rescinding of support for Palestinian statehood at this time.

Netanyahu, seemingly in response to the mounting White House hostility, abandoned his pre-election opposition to a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, seeking again to renew the US-Israel relationship. The White House rejected this overture, and said that it was “re-evaluating” its thinking about relations with Israel.

The tension continued yesterday during a telephone call between President Obama and  Israeli Prime Minister. According to the AP,Obama told Netanyahu that the US was indeed reassessing its thinking about the peace process. He also  also raised the issue of Netanyahu’s “anti-Arab rhetoric” during the election.

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  • Michael

    Thank the Lord. We should nuke the entire Middle East.

    • Alli

      Thank the Lord? Are you serious? It is a horrible idea to cut ties with Israel. They test our weapons for us because they are constantly at war. They help us have the best weapons if we ever needed them and prevent us from fighting on our own soil. Our antisemitic president wants to cut ties with them to help out his people, not us Americans.

    • mom

      frickin redneck

  • katebe katoto

    go sleep Mr O, you are tired….leave Bibi alone!

  • Reform School

    Americans were warned before electing him the first time!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZ5c6hxqXq4

  • Irwin Gelbart

    Iran has played their trump card and won. They have bamboozled Obama to sit with them at the table to negotiate a nuclear disarmament. This is just a ruse to buy time to finalize their agenda. They have managed to play Obama like a violin into sitting at the table and wasting time. They have driven a wedge between Israel & the US especially between Obama & Netanyahu. What better way to divide their two strongest enemies whom they fear and hate. Wake up Obama and smell the coffee. Who else can defend freedom in the middle east? What other country is a democracy with free elections? What other country in the middle east has the technology, economy and intellectual capability in supporting the USA hi tech areas as does Israel? Obama you are cutting off you nose to spite your face, as you have an ally that is more astute and better versed in politics than you. As President Roosevelt said, “Never change horses in mid stream.”
    Irwin Gelbart

  • Hans-Peter Dollhopf

    “he just prefers not to waste his time” … “on the golf course, where he has spent roughly 1,000 hours playing 214 rounds since he was elected in 2008, according to Mark Knoller, a CBS correspondent who has kept track of the president’s schedule.” (Michael S. Sschmidtjan, NYT JAN. 3, 2015)

  • Maxime

    A Président of the strongest country in the Word should not take décisions based only on his suscebtility. The décisions he has to take should consider the sole intérest of his conutry and the stability of the Word. Israel Is the sole stable and démocratic country in the Middle East. Furthermore, Obama should respect the democratic décision of the Israelis people. Hé had respected the bad democratic décision of the Egyptians When They élected Morsi, why should not he respect the Right décision of the Israelis? By making différence between people hé is acting lire an antisemite

  • Rick Miller

    Further proof that Israel means nothing to the Obama administration. The President continues to show the world that his loyalty lies with Iran and its anti-Jewish ideals. Day after day Obama proves that he is not just anti-Israel, he is pro Islam.

  • Mervyn

    I would tell america goodbye and ally myself with Russia.

  • sander

    Obama who has always advocated for the destruction of the Jewish State Obama demanded Israel retreat to the 1967 borders in order to put at risk Israel’s survival.He demanded Israel give up it’s legal right to Judea and Samara(obama always used the Palestinian version “West” Bank,never the historical version).Obama has never called on the Palestinians to first recognize that the Jewish State exists,never demanded Abbas separate the PLO from Hamas and demand that Abbas condemn the Hamas charter that calls for the destruction of the Jewish State,etc.BEFORE Abbas is allowed to enter into the two State negotiations.obama’s deception is he says he is disgusted with the Jews of Israel who voted for Netanyau’s policies but he is too devious to state that fact.He lied when he state he endorsed Jerusalem as the Jewish States undivided capital,the next day he rescinded his statement.

  • SHmuel HaLevi

    Lurch II will have one h… of a time trying to get out of BGIA or coming through Allenby Bridge. Traffic jams are awful this time of the year and every day that seem right to be jammed. Go figure.

  • Lanny Greenberg

    Just another Obama tantrum. The self-deluding “messiah” didn’t get his way, so he’s taking his toys and going home sobbing. Congats to P.M. Netanyahu.

  • Obama, GROW UP!
    Just because an important mutual Allie disagrees with what you want to force on them does not mean that you abandon them. You do not live day in day out like Israel does surrounded by Palestinians and Arabs so you should listen and support your Allies.

  • C Dreyfus

    Hussein Barack Obama is at work!

  • Lou VanDelman

    What do you expect from a Muslim in hiding. I’m sure that Hussein commemorates nakba ( the tragedy when Israel was re-born)

  • Obama is getting maniacally addicted to Iranian talks seeking to make the murderous and untrustable regime his friend. Meanwhile at odds with the much more competent PM Netanyahu Obama is considering to cut all the direct ties with him. He would send for all connection with PM. his “Madchen fur alles” John Kerry who definitely spoil this mission. Obama is getting slightly similar in his goal (it’s a Holy Cow for him) to Putin, the Russian leader, who has maniacally addicted to the idea of conquering the Ukraine and then much more. We have to impatiently wait for the end of Obama’s term, when Republicans (with all their weird policies inside the USA) come to the power.

  • JOHN TRAIN

    Remember that Robert Malley is now the chief White House-national Security Council director for Middle East policy.

    Remember Pres. Obama promised the Jewish community that Malley would have nothing to do with Israel (or the Mideast)

    Remember Rashid Kahaldi was the most frequent White House visitor and the leader of the toast: “death to Israel” which present Obama never criticized although he was present at the dinner.

  • Once again the first sneaky,closet pres. of the USA continues his “peaceful” persecution of Israel.Actually the PM is better off not to WASTE his important time with the first Black pres. who is also of no use to the Black population of the USA and THEY no it! 2 years more of this disgraceful Jew and Christian hater,implanted by the new world order from a no where background to the White House!Evil will predominate until The Second Coming of THE MESSIAH!I would hate to be in the shoes of these satanically inspired people(I pray that they will “see THE LIGHT” in time) in the END TIMES!

  • Obama is behaving like a petulant schoolgirl.

  • Bernard

    The perfect human being has never been created All are human ! Mu- Barak Obama seems to think that he and his advisors are all knowing and do not need to listen to anyone else.

    Maybe he belongs to Isis ?

  • Pearl Belkowitz

    Really, Obama sounds like the petulant child he is. He has established that he is NOT a world leader and his hatred of Jews and particularly PM Netanyahu is and has been obvious from day one of his presidency. He should have been impeached long ago for all but the American public is to quote some in the White House “chicken shit!”
    For shame! He has accomplished his goal, vilifying the elected head of Americans closest ally, because the people in that country are Jews. He played into the hands of the Arabs and encourages Arab hostility by his rhetoric and actions.
    In other words he’s a baby who holds his breath until he gets what he wants.
    I’m ashamed of Americans for not being more outspoken about this president. But then the public didn’t speak out about race and the plight of blacks, Latinos, Asians and others.
    Would they really speak out for Israel. And would anyone listen?
    It takes courage to fight the hatred and bigotry and frankly you just ain’t got it!

  • TERRY BERELOWITZ

    Obama has,since assuming office, showed weakness on the diplomatic and international stage. He is to blame for much of the escalation of the global chaos and violence that he inherited.Show the bully that u run scared and he will only increase his bravado, territorial creep and relentless acts of violence. ( Putin has an Obama poster on his bedroom wall!) Israeli – Palestinian negotiations are,and will always, be fraught with angst and much frustration. Yet, it is the naive fool who trusts the Arab partner over the Israeli. It is the reckless one who on the global stage shows that he is not particularly partial to the Israeli and leans with overt sycophancy to the Arab world. Bibi,warts and all is needed for his brash, arrogant strength, his total disregard for the bully. Obama chose his side before inauguration ( one). That was his error. He showed his cards to all. Bibi has had to be strong and in his face from then to ensure that Obama does not try and become the bully. If Obama is now going to wimpishly try and screech I won`t share my lunch with you and I am going to take my ball away, he will simply give credence to the view that he has never had the stuff to be President.Israel needs the USA and the USA needs Israel, Equally!

  • Arnest Mekvan PhD

    Did Obama congratulating Netanyahu whole heartedly?I think ‘No’Obama in fact hate Netanyahu as his dollars spending against Netanyahu went wasted. Egoistic attitude of the US President may cut off all geopolitical relations with Israel. This is not new. Remember almighty God is with the people of Israel and Netanyahu. People of Israel is a chosen people of God and God will not allow either Iran or the US to destroy Israel. Remember Kerry/Obama before deciding against Israel think thousand times.

  • Fred

    White House petulance wins the day. Honest hatred against Netanyahu & Israel is emerging from the White House. A disastrous US President can let go his spleen is towards Israel a good target as ever.

  • Steven Kalka

    Is that a threat or a promise from Obama?

  • Irwin Graulich

    The American people are going to cut all ties with Obama and then cut his balls off!!!

  • Pamela Zuckerman

    I am totally ASHAMED at mr. Oboma and his treatment of BENJAMIN NETANYAHU and ISRAEL. I am strongly considering moving to ISRAEL…I can not even express my huge disappointment and disgust at how oboma treats the PRIME MINISTER of Israel…a d I want it to be KNOWN that mr Obomas attitude certainly does not represent
    Me….and a lot of CHRISTIAN. D JEWISH Americans agree with my opinion. This time….mr. OBOMA has Really crossed my red line👺👺👺I personally apologize to PRIME MINISTER NETANYAHU AND ALL OF ISRAEL FOR this president’s petty and self centered behavior.

  • JohnGalt

    LOL… I wonder if it could be arranged for Obama to cut all times with the US, too?

  • nelson marans

    President Obama now has the opportunity to act in his true manner as an antagonist of the Jewish state. Unfortunately, this has been his position since he entered office. Despite a few words designed to satisfy Jewish voters, his actions have been the most hostile of any U. S. president since the founding of the Jewish state. Let no one make a mistake. President Obama has never been a friend of Israel,considering his mentors. The end of his term in office will be welcomed by those who support the Jewish state.

  • rbockman

    what a relief that must be for Bibi

  • art

    where in the world are the Democrats to reign Obama in?? Where are Schumer Feinstein etc as well as any Democrat of decency to call Obama to task. Think of it US foreign policy with effects that will last for years being run by a petulant Pres. If the US abandns Israel it will have totally violated all promises and guarantees made under Oslo and show without question that the US is totally unreliable, Saudi Arabia and Egypt have already hedged there bets opening the doors to Russia, China France With Obamas iran nuke treaty the Saudis have already contracted with the S. Koreans for nuke reactors Egypt is following with the Russian and Jordan wants some nukes too. And HOW DARE Obama treat the PM of Israel in such a demeaning way??

  • howiej

    If Obama seeks to send Kerry instead of directly being in contact with Netanyahu, it would only be proper “protocol” for Netanyahu to assign a representative of equal stature to meet with Kerry.

  • It is a “wiggling maneuver” to pleae his Arab buddies. Mind that this Obama is a Muslim.

  • David M

    So in the face of Obama’s colossal foreign policy failures in the entire Midsdle East he chooses to treat the US’s most devoted ally with contempt? Is this how the USA rewards its supporters? Being an opponent of ours seems to pay off much better.

    Sometimes when I obsrve POTUS berating Netanyahu and refusing to connect the words Islam and Terror, I imagine
    how the Rev. Wright’as anti-American sermons might have sounded to Mr. Obama.

  • Jerry Rosenberg

    HUSSIEN OBAMA OF THE BROTHERHOOD INC.HAS FINALLY SHOWN HIS TRUE COLOURS. HE IS A SMALL MINDED EGOTISTICAL EXCUSE
    FOR A MAN. HIS PETTINESS IN DEALING WITH MEN OF STATURE,
    IS EVIDENT IN HIS REACTION TO EVENTS. A PERSON LIKE THIS
    HAS NO BUSINESS SITTING IN THE WH MAKING DECISIONS. WHY
    IS THERE NO ONE IN THE US WILLING TO START IMPEACHMENT
    PROCEEDINGS AGAINST THIS MAN, WHO HAS DRAGGED THE GOOD NAME OF THE US THROUGH THE MUD AND MADE ALL AMERICA’S ALLIES WATCHING OVER THEIR SHOULDERS. IT WILL TAKE SOME
    TIME FOR AMERICA TO GET ITS GOOD NAME BACK. GET HIM OUT OF THERE BEFORE HE CAUSES MORE DAMAGE.
    JERRY ROSENBERG

  • steven L

    The Pr can’t control himself. He was put there by the democrats!!!

  • Desmond Wonnacott

    Why do I start thinking good and evil when I think of Obama verses the Isreal government. Sorry to say the USA aren’t better thanks to Obama.

  • Judy Silver-Shapiro

    HERR obama is the most hostile -to-ISRAEL US Pres. He MUST NOT be trusted by ISRAEL or the JEWISH people. He is in bed with the NUCLEAR iran, the MB-muslim Brother Brotherhood, al-Qaeda, jeremiah wright, louie farrakhan, al sharpton and a plethora of nefarious characters & entities. iranian-born valerie jarrett is his top adviser along with the woefully inept john kerry whose daughter is married to an iranian whose parents reside in the islamic Republic & support its ayatolla-led Civil Rightsless & Human Rightsless regime.

  • Golum

    I’ve reassessed my thinking about O’Bama and the Democratic Party!!!
    Someone high up in the Demo Party better have a sitdown with Barry ‘O and tell him “WhatFor”!!!

  • Samuel J. Savitz

    I can’t recall an instance in which an American administration has been so outwardly hostile and disrespectful to a foreign leader, friend or foe, than that displayed by the Obama Administration during the past several weeks. Nor can I imagine an American President allowing his personal feeling towards a foreign leader to cause him to consider authorizing punitive measures that would injure the citizens of a nation state. That is precisely what would result were the United States to cease to support Israel in the United Nations. This possible action greatly distresses me, as does the seeming pettiness of the leader of the world’s greatest power.

  • Theodore Sternberg

    What a putz this Obama. He can’t handle lèse majesté.

  • Larry

    Obama is to busy with his open line to Iran. I hope the next year and a half goes by fast and Obama is out of office before he can cause any more harm with our true allies.

  • Gerd Kaluski

    I voted for President Obama in the last two election, and now I an sorry that I did. I am a survivor of the Holocaust and I see many similarities between Obama’s foreign policy and that of Neville Chamberlain’s appeasement of Germany prior to World War 2 in the interests of “peace in our time”. In addition. I am very disturbed by our President’s arrogant treatment of Israel. Israel is the only democracy in the Middle East.
    I believe at the very least, President Obama is very poorly versed in the worlds history of the last 80 years. He is certainly primed to repeat the mistakes of the world leaders shortly before WW 2.
    The philosopher Santayana observed that those who do not know their history are bound to repeat it.

  • Clea Belcher

    Pres. Obama is a jerk. He violates protocol often as he chooses and treats Israel with contempt. On the other hand, Mr. Netanyahu is consistently always respectful of relations with the US presidency. Obama has only a childish accusation of a protocol violation by Mr. Netanyahu before the Mar. 3 speech to Congress. Even the Arabs do not trust Obama.

  • If the Obama Administration decides to downgrade its relationship with Israel, then Israel should continue to upgrade its relationship with other nations. After President Obama retires, then Israel should work on restoring a working relationship with Mr. Obama’s successor.

  • MaryEllen Rendine

    I am horrified at the unprofessional, unAmerican behavior of the POTUS.

    I apologize to Mr. Netanyahu as an American Patriot. You are admired as an honorable, brilliant man who leads your country with integrity and commitment to protect and defend borders and citizens!
    I will always pray for Israel and BIBI.

    In GOD I trust,
    MaryEllen Rendine

  • Jimbo C

    This is why Obama will NEVER be a real statesman, he behaves like a spoilt child when things don’t go how he wants

  • Simone Miller

    It seems to me that Obama started the anti-Bibi problem right after he was elected. Why does the US blame Israel when the so called palestinians have never negotiated in good faith? Now that Bibi says no 2 state agreement the whole world seems to be in an uproar. This sickens me to my very soul.

  • RobiMac

    No, Netanyahu should kick Obamagov to the curb. Contrary to their narcissistic beliefs, Israel does NOT need them.

  • Valery

    Obama and Bibi have reason to not trust each other. This will inevitably affect the relations between the two countries.
    Probably, the political support for Israel from the US will be selective and specific. This will create additional difficulties for Israel to conduct hardliners.
    In the end, the United States may issue an ultimatum, and then Bibi will have to withdraw in order not to lose everything. But it will be the end of the coalition national camp and the reason for the new early elections.
    Barack Obama time to implement his plan enough.

  • Chagoot Gardner

    He doesn’t want to waste the time??!! Will we ever stop getting embarrassed by Obama?

    Most of us here in the USA are happy that Bibi won. You know why? Because we don’t want to see you all die. We want you to have a strong leader, even if we don’t.

    Mazel Tov, Bibi, from an American Catholic. Stay strong, Israelis. Don’t let people like Obama say we don’t support the State of Israel, the only democracy over there.

  • Jimmie Shields

    Replied directly thanking you all for having me on your mailing list.

  • Peter Diffenbacher

    Dang; I wish O’bammy would cut ties with all of us. Netanyahu: dude, you should feel lucky. – I’m outta here. = Heigh ho, heigh ho, it’s off to Siberia I go.

  • Sharon Buck

    This is called bullying in less elevated venues! I don’t know why I am surprised. I should just anticipate the worst behavior possible from the president and then I wouldn’t be shocked when it happens. Sadly, he has no understanding of the importance of Israel in God’s economy, nor any sense that he might be overstepping his reach when he continues to diss God’s anointed! Netanyahu’s re-election should have been a sign that even though he resents and disapproves of the PM, the people of Israel have spoken and made their choice. I don’t know anything to do but pray for this man, mostly that he would be removed from office before he totally destroys us!

  • Mayven

    Much ado about nothing. Journalists…media aplenty love to stir the pot. The relationship is strong …seemingly more formal at this point.
    THE DUST WILL SETTLE IN THE INTERESTS OF ALL.

    SHABBAT SHALOM

  • Mike

    It’s time for Americans to wake up and admit to themselves they have a madman in the White House. Obama is addicted to power and reacts like an eight-year old whenever anyone challenges him, be it the Congress, the American people or Netanyahu.

    Perhaps it is time for the members of the Cabinet to invoke the 25th Amendment and remove Obama on grounds that he is psychologically unfit to continue as president. It would be for his own good, and most certainly ours.

  • ms Bo Salsberg

    I am deeply saddened by the actions of our President in his blantant dismissal of Bibi’s efforts to rekindle relations with the US. I fear Bibi is on his own. Peace will prevail but at a very heavy price…

  • Dr. Stephen Steinlight

    If Obama actually plans to treat Israel’s Prime Minister with such blatant disrespect, under no circumstances should Netanyahu agree to meet with the feckless Kerry.
    The proportionate response on BiBi’s part would be to appoint the charming Avigdor Lieberman to be Israel’s special envoy to its petulant president. Are there still
    any Jews out there that can’t see Obama for what he is?
    If there are — let them suffer the consequences unlamented.

  • art

    Obama treats NO other head of state this way, He has repeatedly met with abbas, met with and extolled Morsai and muslim brotherhood leaders, kow towed to the saudis. Obama proclaimed irans Rouhani as a moderate, evan as iranian opposition was arrested and killed (Rouhani has executed more people than achmedinejad) How dare Obama treat any one least of all the PM of Israel in such a demeaning way.
    Obama sent Jeremy Bird, one of his top operatives to organize the opposition and unlike Clinton failed to unseat Netanyahu

  • William

    I stand with President Obama.

  • 10

    CHICKEN FOR PASSOVER IS NOT A EXODUS MEAL

  • Stanley Mccumber

    Perhaps Obama should resign if he cannot act like a grownup. I am very tired of his childish actions. Whomever decided to put a child in for a president has to also be out of there mind and should be restrained.

  • Vicki Spaan

    I hope President Obama sticks to his plan of not phoning Prime Minister Benjamin (BiBi) Netanyahu anymore. BiBi is much too busy to spend his time listening to Obama’s arrogant, bossy chatter.

  • If Obama keeps this up there is no doubt Netanyahu will reconsider his offer to let the president kiss his rear end in Macy’s window.

  • The most obvious and dangerous cause of conflict and instability in the Middle East is the so-called peace process itself r1.

    Let me advance an interesting opinion: The most dangerous cause of instability in the Middle East is the so-called peace process itself. I know this is an unusual point of view. Give me a chance to explain my theory.

    By my count, there have been at least 25 major outbursts of violence between Jews and Arab-Palestinians in the Middle East since 1920. Every one of these conflicts ended in a similar way. Either outside powers imposed a ceasefire, or else Israel halted military operations, before the campaign was accomplished and just before a ceasefire could be imposed.

    Every one of these conflicts began in a similar way too: with a renewed attack by the Arab side, or else (as in 1956 or 1967) by Arab violations of the terms of the previous armistice or ceasefire and a blockade in the Suez Canal.

    Think for a minute how unusual this is. Wars usually end when one side or the other decides it cannot continue fighting. The losing side accepts terms it had formerly deemed unacceptable because the alternative — continued fighting — seems even worse. Whenever have you heard the vanquished dictating the terms?

    I doubt many Hungarians are delighted to have lost more than half their territory to neighbors in Romania and the former Yugoslavia. The Bolivians still remember the loss of their Pacific coast to Chile in 1884. Some in Indonesia continue to regard East Timor as rightfully theirs. Yet for the most part, these nations have reconciled themselves to these unwelcome outcomes.

    Exactly the opposite has occurred in the Arab-Israeli dispute. Egypt lost the Sinai Peninsula in 1956, but got it back by pressuring Israel. Egypt lost the Sinai again in 1967, and again recovered it (although this time the right way, after signing a formal peace). I might mention that when Egypt gained its independence, it did not include the Sinai.

    Syria lost the Golan in 1967, it attacked Israel in 1973, lost again — and still demands the return of the territory.

    Arab-Palestinians rejected the 1947 partition, resorted to war, lost, and to this day demand compensation for their losses.

    It is like a game of roulette where the management stops the game whenever you begin losing too badly, with promises to refund your money as soon as it conveniently can. What gambler could resist returning to the tables?

    I understand why Western governments have acted as they have. They have feared that unless they somehow smooth the situation, the world oil market will be upset and radical ideologies will spread through the Islamic world. Just like the Arab oil embargo of 1973. What they do not see is that their efforts to contain the problem have in fact aggravated it, and accelerated the hostilities by the Arabs.

    Think of this alternative history: suppose that the Western world had not intervened in 1949. Suppose the Israeli war of independence had been fought to the bitter end: Arab armies breaking apart and fleeing, as they have in the past, commanders laying down their arms, columns of refugees crossing the Jordan River. The 1949 war would have ended not with an armistice, but with a surrender. Arab-Palestinian refugees would have had to settle in new homes, just as the million Jews expelled from their former homes in the Arab lands resettled in Israel.

    The outcome would have squelched any hope that more fighting would have yielded a different result — and the more decisive result might have dissuaded Arab governments from any further attempts to resort to force.

    Now Think of another scenario. In the 1990″²s, the former Yugoslavia erupted into war. New states with new borders were carved out of the old country. Hundreds of thousands of people were displaced. Horrific atrocities were committed. Happily, the conflict ended. The displaced adjusted to life in their new homes. Former enemies may still mistrust each other, but violence has faded and seems unlikely to return.

    Suppose instead the world had agreed that one of the combatant ethnic groups — the Serbs, say, but it really does not matter — retained a permanent inextinguishable right to reclaim its former homes with all its new offspring’s. Suppose the world agreed to pay displaced persons from that group billions in foreign aid on condition that they never permanently resettled in the territory to which the ethnic group had moved. Suppose the world tolerated Serbian terrorist attacks on Croatia, Bosnia and Kosovo as understandable reactions to injustice. The conflict and violence would continue. Would there be peace in the former Yugoslavia today?

    The Middle East peacemakers for the most part act with the highest of intentions and the most exquisite patience. However, instead of extinguishing the conflict, they have prolonged it. A peace process intended to insulate the Arab world from the pain of defeat has condemned the Arab world — and the Arab-Palestinian people above all — to an unending war, which is initiated by the Arabs.

    Every war must end — and end badly for at least one of the belligerents. It is time for this war to end as well.

    May the victor be merciful.

    YJ Draiman

    P.S.
    It is interesting to note, that Jordan is a country that never existed in history before WWI and nobody is contesting its legitimacy or territorial sovereignty and control. The same powers that established 21 Arab States plus Jordan after WWI also re-established the State of Israel based on the Balfour Declaration and the San Remo Treaty of 1920 and confirmed by the 1920 Treaty of Sevres and Lausanne.
    On the other hand, Israel and its Jewish people have over 4,000 year of recorded history.

    Many Nations and people are questioning Israel’s control of its liberated territory. No one is mentioning that the Arab countries had ejected about a million Jewish people from their countries, confiscated their assets, businesses, homes and land. About 650,00 of these expelled Jewish people were resettled in Greater Israel. The Land the Arab countries confiscated from the Jewish people 120,000 sq. km. or 46,000 sq. miles, which is over 5-6 times the size of Israel, and its value today is in the trillions of dollars.
    Let the 21 Arab countries resettle the Arab Palestinians in the land they confiscated from the Jews which is 5-6 times the size of Israel. Provide them with funds they confiscated from the million Jewish people they expelled and let them build an economy, This will benefit both the Arab-Palestinians and the hosting countries, The other alternative is relocate the Arab-Palestinians to Jordan, (originally land allocated for the Jewish people under the San Remo Treaty of 1920) which is already 80% Arab-Palestinians, and give them funds to relocate and build an economy. This will solve the Arab-Palestinians refugee problem once and for all. It will also reduce hostility and strife in the region.
    If this is not discrimination against Israel, I do not know what is.
    It seems like nobody cares about land violations in other countries in the world, but when it comes to Israel, everyone has a say. Israel’s rights in the terms of the treaty of San Remo of 1920 are in affect in perpetuity, it clearly states that the Jewish people are the only ones with political rights in the British Mandate of Palestine and that the Jewish people can live anywhere in the British Mandate.
    If the U.S., Europe and other countries will stop meddling, and stop its criticism and involvement in the politics of Israel and the Arabs, than there will be a chance for peace.
    We know the great powers are only interested in the OIL and nothing else, that is the bottom line.
    A true and lasting peace in Israel will bring mammoth economic prosperity to The Israelis and The Arabs alike.
    An approach to peace starts by teaching your children and the people not to hate and condemn any acts violence that hurts civilian population and stop celebrating and rewarding the death and destruction of each other.

  • DACON9

    I GUESS OBAMA DOESNT LIKE ANYONE REFUSING HIS DEMANDS, AT THE EXPENSE OF THE OTHER PARTYS SURVIVAL.

    WELL ITS BETTER THAT USA LEAVES ISRAEL.

    NOW THE REAL AND ONLY ‘ONE’ G-D WILL TAKE OVER

  • Claude Salem

    This administration keeps sending a message to friends and foe alike that if the old (&still current!) Revolutionary flag was “Don’t Tread On Me”, the new Progressive flag is “Dont” Count on Me” !

  • E Pluribus Wombat

    Obama will cut all ties with Israel soon and switch over to Iran and Turkey. American Jews will vote for the Democratic party no matter what and half of Obama’s largest bundlers are liberal Jews. They’ll back Obama even when he opens up concentration camps.

  • Scott

    Obama’s upbringing and progressive/leftist world view destined him to clash with Western Civilization. Israel is the sole outpost of Western Liberal Democracy in the entire Middle East. Obama can’t tolerate that.

    I used to believe he was just “misguided”. Now I believe he’s far worse.

    George Orwell wouldn’t even believe what comes out of the President’s mouth.
    Or maybe – it’s just what he predicted a far leftist/elitist government would enact.

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