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March 22, 2015 1:09 pm

Senator Says Obama’s ‘Open Hostility’ to Netanyahu Causing Democrats to Lose Trust in President

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U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham. Photo: Wiki Commons.

President Obama’s hostility towards Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is creating a backlash in congress among Democrats, Senator Lindsay Graham (R-SC) told The Washington Post in an interview published on Friday.

This backlash is beginning to damage the President’s agenda with respect to Iran and Israel, according to Graham. The deteriorating relationship also elicited a strong response this morning from Senator John McCain (R-AZ), a close Graham ally.

“It’s been unnerving seeing the president show his open hostility,” Graham told The Washington Post. “It’s immature and over the top and has made people suspicious…He makes it hard for Democrats to trust him.”

Sen. Graham’s comments came amidst escalating antipathy by the White House towards Prime Minister Netanyahu who scored a strong reelection victory on Tuesday.

After the Israeli Prime Minister backed away later in the week from his pre-election opposition to a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestinian peace process, the White House publicly rejected this olive branch, saying it was going to “re-evaluate” its thinking.  The White House is even considering an end to US opposition to a UN Security Council resolution supporting the creation of an independent Palestinian state, according to reports.

Obama’s hostility towards Netanyahu has reportedly become so personal, that he is also considering cutting all direct ties with the Israeli Prime Minister.

The increasing White House enmity towards the Israeli Prime Minister also resulted in an atypical statement from pro-Israel lobby AIPAC, which rebuked the President for rebuffing Netanyahu’s efforts to repair relations.

According to Graham, White House resentment towards Netanyahu is beginning to deliver very real political consequences for the President’s agenda. The South Carolina Republican is the cosponsor of legislation requiring greater congressional review of any nuclear deal Obama strikes with Iran. Some Democrats are expected to sign onto the bill, and Graham told The Washington Post that he now has enough votes to override a veto of this bill.

Obama is even facing bipartisan pressure in the House of Representatives. Last week, a group of 360 Democrat and Republican House members prepared a letter to President Obama, reminding him that he cannot lift Iranian sanctions absent legislation from Congress.

Senator Graham even suggested to The Washington Post that UN funding might be on the table should the President attempt to bypass Congress:

Graham hinted at another avenue to stop the president from going to the United Nations in lieu of the Senate. In deliberate fashion he added, ‘As for using the U.N. to avoid coming to the Congress, well that will create a real crisis between Congress and the U.N.’ He notes that the United States pays for 22 percent of the U.N. budget and that the subcommittee he controls oversees State Department funding. Without directly threatening to cut off U.N. funding he says, ‘I am not going to ask American taxpayers to spend money on the U.N. that would [confirm a deal and undercut the Congress].” He added, ‘If the U.N. is used to going around Congress it would create a tremendous backlash.’

Senator McCain was more direct than his colleague Senator Graham about the deteriorating relationship between Obama and Netanyahu. “Get over your temper tantrum, Mr. President,” Sen. McCain said on CNN this morning. “It’s time that we work together with our Israeli friends…the least of your problems is Bibi Netanyahu.”

Senators McCain and Graham are close political allies. McCain said last January  during an ABC/ESPN podcast that Graham was a “dark horse” in the 2016 presidential field, and the one best equipped to deal with issues of national security.

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  • jaja

    wow who gives a @$%56 when 90% of the country gave up on him with “change we need” and all his f ing lies

    ill bring back the troops

    ill end the war if im president

    blah blah fking blah

    same freakin puppets just with a different colored dinner jacket on

  • I am a President Obama supporter who is appalled and embarrassed by his personal anger at Netanyahu, and I also happen to remember Jimmy Carter’s irrational anger when Israel didn’t follow his proposed solutions for peace in the middle east. Stay calm, everybody. American presidents have egos as big as those of Israeli leaders. Obama is having a hissy fit but he will not endanger Israel’s welfare.

  • RobiMac

    The dems losing trust in Obama? I challenge that as a lie. Even as the GOP was elected and took both the house and the senate….THEY SWITCHED SIDES!. So, there is no longer any such thing as a repugnant. They are ALL rinos!

    Just this morning Ted Cruz announced his candidacy. If I thought he had any chance, I would certainly vote for him. However, there will never again be an election because Obama will create a crisis to justify his declaration of marshal law. And, as for Obama’s hostility against Israel. Well, all I can say is, America…fasten your safety belts because God’s judgments are fast coming.

  • Joshua Arendt

    The hostility against Netanyahu is so highly personal and psychological it is becoming irrational.

    I thought of Obama as a high-strung, petulant individual who thinks he is better than everyone else, but I see now it’s more than that. He is desperate for this Iran deal. I think he is so psychologically driven that he would sacrifice Israel to get his way.

    The pro-Israel Democrats are following Obama like lemmings, I believe, because if they don’t, they will lose the WH in the next election. Better to blame Israel and Boehner than challenge Obama.

    Democrats siding with Iran, Hamas, Hezbollah over Israel? Allowing Obama to redefine American priorities regarding Israel? Never thought I would see Democrats lose their moral compass.

  • susan staehs

    This Presidents Nefarious Actions and Deeds In My Opinion Must Be IMPEACHED!!!!
    His Visceral Dialogue Is Unconscionable.
    The Presidents Hidden Agenda Which Started
    From His First Day In Office Began with His
    Guidelines To Destroy Israels very existence!!
    The Support Of The Muslim Terrorist infiltration Of Its Organization Speaks To The Core Of His Mission.
    The Discord Of This Country Is Reprehensible.

  • Ali

    For the Obama Administration, getting the Iran nuclear deal is as important as Obamacare was in his first term. In both cases, we are expected to bow and say “Yes, master” without reference to the consequences of these “ideas”. Obama seems to think that the actual content and consequences of his proposals should have no relevance to whether they are adopted and implemented. This is the political dimension of these matters, and can only be handled politically.

    Obama’s temper tantrum after his political operatives were crushed by Netanyahu’s is of an entirely different nature. We knew, from Obama’s two auto-biographies, both written before he had accomplished anything, that he was a paranoid narcissist. It appears to me that this humiliating loss, in the one part of political life where he has had some success, has sent him completely off the rails. Americans, and not just Jews or Israelis, should now fear what he will do next.

    Fortunately there is a remedy that doesn’t require the country to go through the trauma of a lengthy impeachment and trial, which would no doubt be held against a backdrop of race riots. That remedy lies in the 25th Amendment which empowers the Cabinet to remove a president who is incapable of exercising that office, and I would argue that psychological impairment falls within the terms of this Amendment. The great irony now is that the future of this country may depend on Joe Biden, selected for his lack of capability, rising to the occasion and initiating the removal process.

  • All I can say it is time Obama was removed, indicted for treason against the US electorate and the rest of the world. His connections are less than credible. A Muslim in the White House is the last thing the world and in particular Israel needs. The man is a romantic and badly educated fool.

  • Michael

    President Obama’s immature, petulant and narcissistic behavior will be his undoing. His arrogance and anger will consume him and he will leave office in disgrace. Most would feel the sting of humiliation but in this case, Barack Obama’s robust narcissism will protect him.

    • Joshua Arendt

      I think you are absolutely correct. Petulant, arrogant and immature. He is quite out of control at this point. Isn’t there an adult in that administration who can issue him a timeout!!

    • Gene

      My sentiments precisely and expressed very cogently

  • Henryk Zaleski

    A spoiled man makes a bad president who thinks that democracy works only if he has his way and his way alone. This go alone presidency is a recipe for disaster not just for him but for us, America and us, Americans. Thank God for the thinkers in Congress who can see that the light in the tunnel is an oncoming train.

  • Iris Hotakainen

    Israel is the apple of God’e eye according to Zechariah 2:8. President Obama had better learn this Truth.

  • Larry Andrews

    How can any American Jew support President Obama??!!

    • martin

      The American Jews that still support Obama are the worst traitors in all of Jewish history.

    • Jan p

      They support Obama because their parents supported FDR…

    • ted weiss

      I can answer that .
      Most of Us Jews are non afiliated (non practicing) and no commitment to religious aspect or Israel .That crowd is one one which is the target for Obama and JStreet crowd
      That will fit pretty good with Obamas platform
      In addition and I saved this comment for last .
      Most jews (that ones that are not wealthy ) have a sense of social reponsability – which is non existent in the republican camp .The repubs are pro “right to work”and virulent against unions . That presents a social responsablity issue with their compassionate nature

    • Vicki TS

      Unfortunately we have many ignorant Jews who are incapable of learning the lessons of their own history. It is shameful that so many Jews lost their lives believing that their government would protect them and now we have Obama who would sell his soul for the destruction of the Jewish Nation and our right to our own survival.
      Please stop Obama now!!

    • Richard R Silverman

      Not hard to understand at all. Most if not all, Reform Jews, and I was one until I caught on to what they really believe. They believe in one God first, and Tikkun Alam second. Ethnically, they are Jewish, politically they are socialist. These two beliefs are intertwined. The belief in Tikkun Alam, borrowed from the kabbalist, has it that when the world was created it was perfect. Perfection could not be contained, it shattered and that is why the world is imperfect. Reform Jews believe they are repairing the world toward perfection. The belief and indoctrination of the faithful are that government and community are foremost to effect social change. They promote gender equality, redistribution of wealth for the poor, strict gun control, support for climate change. They support anything socialist. The more, the merrier. They continue to support Obama and Hillary. They loathe conservatives, Israeli religious Jews, and Christian evangelicals. They blame both Israeli´s and Palestinians equally for their protracted differences.

  • Liz Wagner

    I really think Obama’s behavior toward Bibi must be seen, not only in the context of Obama being a radical Leftist, but from his being a black radical Leftist, as well. He follows in the tradition of original Black Power leaders, such as Stokely Carmichael, who were unapologetic antisemites. The Jewish community, particularly, the liberals among us, can no longer avoid the fact that, after the murder of Martin Luther King, Jr., Jews were told in plain old antisemitic terms that their support, assistance and mere presence within the ranks of civil rights activists was not wanted. Many liberals chose to ignore the meaning of this at the time, insisting, as people I knew did that, “Just because there are black antisemites and racists, doesn’t mean I should stop doing what I believe is morally right.” They continued to financially support and advocate for black causes and leaders, enabling black politics and causes to increasingly dominate the Left’s agenda. This happened while black antisemitism was silently tolerated, and then morphed into anti-Israelism, making it palatable to whites on the left, as well as blacks. The American Jewish community must confront this reality now. There’s more to this, but that’s the nutshell.

    • E benAbuya

      The nutshell has a gigantic nut of truth in it.

  • ilene

    Says a right wing loon. Frankly, Bibi’s embarrassment of our President has closed the ranks of most Dems around him. Sorry. That those are the inconvenient facts. But then again, Alegemeiner, you chose to honor Rev. Hagee and Donald Trump at your last function — so you really have no credibility anymore – at least not with this Jew.

    • Monty Pogoda

      In what way did Bibi embarrass the president? by Bibi doing what he believes re Iran, or by winning our elections?

    • Leon Klement

      Hussein-O is walking talking embarrassment, and was such for a long time. He don’t need no help at that.

    • Yale


      Do you have the direct access to Democratic Senators that Sen Graham has? If not, how is it that you know that what he says isn’t true?

    • Jan p

      Obama embarrasses himself by his. Desire to abandon Israel.

      Don’t forget Obama’s Jew-hating friends like Farrakhan, Ayers and Dohrn, Khalidi, and many, many more.

      You would not support someone whose friends were KKK or woman-beaters.

    • Vicki TS

      I love Hagee and Trump, true American heroes. I am Jewish and I love Hagee’s commitment to the bible even if I do not believe in Jesus as my lord and savior.
      Lady what makes you so fearful of Trump an American success story and Hagee who speaks the bible. You just cannot stand anyone who has true commitment to their craft and to the word of G-d.

  • I’ve waited so long for someone in congress to speak up for our ally Israel and PM Natinyahu.
    A loud applause to Senators Graham and McClain. They made my heart soar with last.
    I hope this strong attitude has staying power.

  • madeleine raphael

    I applaud those who speak out regarding the president’s hostile, immature and dangerous behavior towards Netanyahu, Israel and hence all jewish people.
    To think that this individual would so readily throw away the United State’s relationship with one of, if not their most important ally in the middle east is unthinkable. It makes me wonder if the real source of this hostility is not latent anti-Semitism.
    I myself, a registered Democrat, for the past 40 years, am reconsidering my affiliation with this party

    • E benAbuya

      Aye, there’s the rub. Walk away from Jewish teachings about social justice and tzedakah; and get into bed with the Republicans. Save the world and lose your soul vs save your soul and lose the world. Oy, the choices we face.

      • Richard R Silverman

        Your take is interesting. The contrast you make is that Republicans are without souls and evil. You would have to give up being Jewish believing in social justice and charity to save the world? Wow!
        My take is there is no rub. You can be Jewish and be a Republican and save the world.

        • Richard R Silverman

          Furthermore, This thinking is a perfect example of my initial comment.
          American Reform Jews:
          highly value social causes
          believe they are saving the world, and
          must be a Democrat.
          Republicans must be heartless, not give to charity, and do not have a care about others.
          This thinking is a product of many years of sitting in the synagogue and reading prayers and repeating aloud that God must be a Democrat too and hates them awful mean, evil Republicans.

  • L’election d’Obama avait suscité des espoirs…..
    Las,il est de plus en plus décevant…..
    Il ne laissera pas de souvenirs impérissables derriere lui….
    Ce ne sont pourtant pas les occasions qui manquent de taper du poing sur la table et de mettre les choses au point : a commencer par Poutine ,qui en profite…Puis avec les Etats-malhonnétes comme l’Iran…Et d’autres encore…Nous vivons une époque ou seule la force est respectée.Il n’y’a donc pas de scrupule a la montrer et,si necessaire,s’en servir –


    Born a Muslim, raised a Muslim, our very liberal president is still a Muslim. That seems crystal clear . . .

    • Leon Klement

      In his own words yet. In his own book. In his own CV.
      BIBI has won, and Obama is lost. End of story.

    • susan staehs

      Absolutely Agree

  • Mervyn

    Now is the time to tell the UN and its genocidal Agenda 21 to Leave America for good.

    • Leon Klement

      Get US out of UN and UN out of US. Why not Tehran.

  • Wm. J. Levy

    Sadly most American Jews are anti-Israel and think that Israel is an oppressor nation.

    In short, Jews love hating themselves and if Iran destroys Israel these Liberal Jews will proclaim that they were right all along.

    Jews didn’t heed Hitler’s words and we got the Holocaust.

    Jews are not heeding Obama’s words and Israel and Jews worldwide are in trouble once again.

    Any Jew not for Israel should be made to be ashamed and be educated to be pro-Jew and pro-Israel.

    Mark Zuckerberg proclaimed to the world that he is no longer a Jew, but an Agnostic. What is wrong with us Jews?

    • Michael Schwartz

      Jews who do not support Israel should be aware of a particular problem which they will face if Israel is destroyed, to wit: every anti-Semite will then commence a campaign to kill those Jews outside of Israel. Anyone whose relatives are Jewish will find themselves in the same situation as non-Jews who had Jewish relatives—they will be killed with the rest of the Jews. Self-hatred amongst Jews is a phenomenon which is particularly troublesome. What is clear is that Israel is a bastion for Jews around the World. Those who would forsake Israel will find themselves at the bottom of the abyss.

    • Leon Klement

      Same old story. But Zion endures.

    • Vicki TS

      Wm J. Levy you are so right Jewish people are self loathing and love to trust their government and not the word of G-d.

  • Rebecca Smith

    yeah BECAUSE HE’S A MUSLIM! he bows like he’s meeting a deity in front of the Saudi fat disgusting royalty, visits corrupted Egypt to meet heads of state before going to Israel – did he EVER go to Israel? Even worse, he is clearly a SUNNI muslim- America gave arms to the people who now call themselves ISIL, and even I knew they were killers not Rebels. For god’s sake he’s done everything but dance around a burning american or israeli flag, why are democrats so stupid when it comes to Obama – they are blind when it comes to him and his actions. He has done similar, but worse, things than Bush or anybody they always cry about – but dead silence when he keeps resigning the patriot act an extension, when his own defense act is a thousand times worse – no cries of outrage, fast & furious gun fiasco – nobody wanting the corrupt Federal Atty for the united states removed from office. (well he said he didn’t KNOW so, you know)

  • What a naive petty little man Obama has proven himself to be.
    He is not and never was a viable Presidential candidate, he was elected because people were frustrated, by the lies of both Bush’s and tired of a Bush Dynasty, so no to Bush and elect a slimy simpleton snake.
    Name one Leader whose pettiness is as great as Obamas, possibly Idi Amin would be a good comparison !
    If I read things correctly and research them on constitutional websites, the Congress and Senate have more than enough evidence of malfeasance to put forth for an impeachment .
    There are laws prohibiting a sitting U.S. President to influence financially any country’s election process, which Obamas minions most certainly did.
    Israel will survive, Bibi will be Prime Minister when Obama is history.
    There has always been a close relationship between the U.S. and Israel, this is paramount to the balance in the Middle East.
    Anyone who would be naive to believe aNuclear deal between Obama and Iran, is pathetically delusional !
    Once Iran has a fissionable nuclear device it will with certainty use it on Israel.
    This cannot be allowed, Theocratic states cannot last, for a time maybe, but at what price to its people ? Sadly the Iranian people have no voice they have to follow like sheep to a slaughter.
    If Iran is allowed to have this “Pro Islamic” deal, Israel will have to survive by any means,and any force to survive.

  • E Pluribus Wombat

    No it’s not. Democrats have thrown in their lot with Obama no matter where he leads them.

  • Hugo

    Republican senators talking about what the Democrats on Capitol Hill are thinking of the White House position towards Netanyahu.
    It was Netanyahu who created the backlash with his statements about the demise of the two state solution “not on my watch” and his scaremongering of the voting of a huge
    number of Israeli (Arab) citizens who supposedly were bussed in in tremendous
    Before making this kind of remarks, THINK about the consequences. It was Netanyahu
    who created the problem not the President of the US.

    • Yale

      To the contrary. At the time Obama was politicizing the Netanyahu speech, Obama’s political operatives were in Israel working to defeat Netanyahu. Incidentally, it was Obama’s people who were busing (they may have been bussing them also, but only on their backsides) in the Arabs. Doesn’t that politicize the relationship?

      What Netanyahu actually said about the “two-state” solution is that he cannot see it coming to fruition while the crisis in the region continues and Palestinians remain aligned to forces that seek the destruction of Israel. That is simply common sense, something Obama appears to have in only nanoscopic quantities.

  • Stan

    Wondering if a vote-of-no-confidence is on the cards.
    Seems that the WH is treading very carefully with words like “thinking of”, “lame-but-plasable-excuse” etc.
    My money says Obammer ain’t gonna see his term out.

  • Bullfrog Europe

    Obama’s stance on Israel making peace with the Palestinians is a non starter in the current phase of the Middle East.

    Firstly, the Arabs and Muslims can’t find peace amongst themselves.

    Secondly, the region must respect Israel’s right to exist & renege on their declaration to destroy the Jewish State.

    Only then can Obama expect a more committed response from Israel.

  • In kindergarten this kind of behavior is perhaps acceptable, but with world politics in the situation that it faces, Obama is way out of line…not only for his country, but toward his strongest and most important ally in the Middle East. In his pre election speech before the AIPC in 2008 Obama promised the Jews in America that he will never ‘push Israel’ into a situation which would endanger her, that Jerusalem is the capitol of the Jewish State and that he would never put Israel’s security at stake… how the tables have turned…the real colors are finally making themselves felt…America has to stand for a bi-partisan mend of relations and Israel’s future relations with the US must be mended…it’s time to face a real enemy…and BIBIis not him…

  • yussie

    While realizing these two are saying this for political purposes ahead of the 16 elections,there is a great deal of truth to their rehtoric…

  • Sonia Willats

    Obama circumventing Congress=>Obama is not a democrat.
    Obama undermining Israel’s democratic election=>Obama is not a democrat.

    What is Obama’s true agenda, and who is behind him? Certainly they do not have a pro-Israel agenda. The UN and UNHCR are blatantly anti-Israel.

    It is going to come to a head, one way or another. But at least Israel did not hand over her sovreignity, and her land, on a plate!For those who believe in the G-d of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob this does make a difference when the nations are judges for diving the Land (Joel 3.)

  • Ephraim

    I hope that this is finally true. Obama absolutely hates Israel and Jews. He is infatuated with Khamenei. It is not in the least surprising that he is attempting to destroy Israel one edict at a time. If the Democrats in congress are FINALLY waking up to Obama’s blatant bigotry, then a belated ‘good show’ to them. Obama is putting Israel’s security, US safety, and world safety at a very distant 18th place to his ultimate goal, Iran’s desires. Obama, if unchecked, will create the first nuclear war in world history. His bias is so extreme, and so obvious, it is long since past time for the Democrats to at last call him on his treason.

  • When obama leaves or is thrown out of the White House through impeachment he will finally’come out’as a jihadist muslim just like the other former hypocritical “leader”tony blair who”came out”as a catholic!White is synonymous with Light(Enlightenment) and Black(not race)with darkness!During his reign of support for the”peaceful koran in which “peaceful mohammed”declared in 109verses ‘kill the infidels'(JEWS,CHRISTIANS and THOSE IN DISAGREEMENT WITH THEM(MUSLIMS).Therefore when referring to obama’s disgraceful reign the BLACK HOUSE IS MORE APPROPRIATE!!!

  • Angela Amor

    Shows how emotionally insecure and immature Pres. Obama is as he wants to get his own way without passing thru congress. A far cry from PM “Bibi” a smart, courageous leader whose first concern is his people and the rest of the free world.

  • President Obama by his unprofessional actions has caused grave damage to the noble cause of affirmative action.

  • Obama’s relations with Israel and other Nations r5
    Obama has no respect from many of the International community. Obama has no credibility, he has the least experience in real politics, he is the worst president the U.S. has ever had.
    Obama has alienated many nations and has caused foreign policy damage that is costing the American taxpayer trillions. His decisions are also costing numerous American lives in vain.
    Obama has abused his executive powers and should be prosecuted for his violations. Obama is ignoring the true sovereignty of the Jewish people in Israel and the various treaties and international agreements entered into after WWI and the various congressional resolutions on behalf of Israel and the Jewish people since WWI. Obama’s blatant disrespect of Netanyahu and Israel’s International legitimate rights shows his naivety in International matters and foreign policy.
    Obama’s lack of etiquette is an outright embarrassment to the United States.
    Natanyahu is trying his best, but he will not compromise the security of Israel and that is the way a leader should perform. No other decent leader of the free world perform differently.
    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.
    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 Real estate 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, confirmed by the 1920 Treaty of Sevres and Lausanne.
    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.
    YJ Draiman
    No Jew has the right to yield the rights of the Jewish People in Israel –
    David Ben Gurion
    (David Ben-Gurion was the first Prime Minister of Israel and widely hailed as the State’s main founder).
    “No Jew is entitled to give up the right of establishing [i.e. settling] the Jewish Nation in all of the Land of Israel. No Jewish body has such power. Not even all the Jews alive today [i.e. the entire Jewish People] have the power to cede any part of the country or homeland whatsoever. This is a right vouchsafed or reserved for the Jewish Nation throughout all generations. This right cannot be lost or expropriated under any condition or circumstance. Even if at some particular time, there are those who declare that they are relinquishing this right, they have no power nor competence to deprive coming generations of this right. The Jewish nation is neither bound nor governed by such a waiver or renunciation. Our right to the whole of this country is valid, in force and endures forever. And until the Final Redemption has come, we will not budge from this historic right.”
    at the Basle Session of the 20th Zionist Congress at Zurich (1937)
    “No country in the world exists today by virtue of its ‘right’.
    All countries exist today by virtue of their ability to defend themselves against those who seek their destruction.”

  • GOOD NEWS !!!
    and be a good GOLF TEACHER !!!To help him …THE LITTLE
    KERRY is perfect.

  • The Oslo accord is null and void!

    The Arab-Palestinians Charter explicitly states that they want the State of Israel for themselves and the Jewish people destroyed.

    The Arab-Palestinians actions to date has proven that they do not want peace. Why is the liberal left and many of the world nations are fantasizing and deluding themselves that the Arabs want peace.

    People of the world wake up and realize what is their ultimate mission, eliminate the unbelievers.
    If the world at large does not wake up now they will be next. It already has started, take off the blinders, open you eyes and look around.

    No entity in the world will force a solution on Israel.
    They forced or were complicit to the Final solution in WWII with the Holocaust and the extermination of over 6 million Jewish people, men women and children.

    Where were the worlds nations outcry, threats and objection when millions of Jewish people were being exterminated, men women and children? They were silent.

    Where was the world nations when the Arab countries expelled over a million Jewish people from their countries who lived there for over 2,000 years, the Arabs confiscated their assets, business, homes and land 5-6 times the size of Israel, 120,000 sq. km. or 46,000 sq. miles, valued in the trillions of dollars?

    Where is the world nations today? Why do they ignore when thousands are slaughtered by Muslims throughout the world.
    When Arab violence against Jews and other who are in Israel is not promoted by the Arab leaders, it is positive proof that the Arabs are no seeking peace and coexistence with Israel, the Arabs only seek Israel’s destruction.
    Any violence whatsoever must be responded with full force, Let them know this terror and violence, stone throwing and barricades is a crime and punishable by extreme actions. This is the only way to treat violence, anything less is a dereliction of duty by the government.

    Today and since 1948. Israel is being threatened with annihilation and when Israel defends itself from destruction, suicide bombers, thousands of missiles, violence, etc, by the Arabs, every country has something to say, threaten Israel and meddle in its business.

    This is the time when nations of the world must mind their own business and stay out of Israel’s internal affairs. Only then there will be a possibility of peace.

    YJ Draiman
    Iran the destabilizing factor in the Middle East and beyond..

  • Obama’s behavior just shows that this guy was not ready for prime time when it comes to governing. He just has a good gab,but does not deliver on his promises and the people, event the Democrats are finally finding out. I totally agree with Senators Graham and McCain – behavior totally unbecoming the leader of the only superpower! Shame on Obama. He couldn’t get elected to day – his miff at Prime Minister Netanyahu looks an awful lot like jealousy and envy – good Christian virtues!

  • Ivan Gur-Arie

    lGo SEnator Graham and go Senator McCAin. This nation needs you.

  • Obama is showing his true Islamic tendencies or even faith. We have a Muslim in the White House. Search the world for trouble and everywhere you find it you will find Muslims. When is the world going to wake up to the onslaught that is already upon us in the race to go back to the dark ages.

  • Obama is showing his true Islamic tendencies or even faith. We have a Muslim in the White House. Search the world for trouble and everywhere you find it you will find Muslims. When is the woeld going to wake up to the onslaught that is already upon us in the race to go back to the dark ages.

  • Come on congress! Keep your foot behind the snake’s head while you bag it!

  • S B Lewis

    Though I voted for Obama in 2008, I think it might make sense for the congress to consider impeachment of Obama and Biden without delay.

    The Speaker can take over and agree not to run and the campaign for 2016 can commence.

    Obama has lost the confidence of the nation. He was to be a transformational president.

    Too bad. Obama has transformed hope to cynicism and logic to chaos.

  • Joseph Ozer

    Great article.

  • Jacqueline

    “Get over your temper tantrum Mr President”. Obama you are an embarrassment to America.

  • Allan

    It about time our congress sees what we have in the White. House

  • Steven Geller

    This article and quotes from two US Senators frankly point out Obama is not equipped to handle foreign policy. He does not have the in-depth understanding of the Middle East, and comes to the table grounded in domestic social activism that has no connection to foreign affairs. The Democrats can only hope the remainder of his term speeds to a welcomed conclusion without further damage of American prestige abroad. It is certainly unnerving to see American relations with both Israel and Saudi Arabia reach a nadir not seen for decades.

  • Leo Toystory

    In the film “Seven Days in May” a cadre of military commanders plot a coup d’état because the President was about to sign a really reckless nuclear weapons deal with the Soviets. That deal was certainly a lot less dangerous than the one this administration is trying to cut with a country still calling for our own country’s destruction.

  • What is the REAL GOAL AND TARGET of Obama’s political industrial friends policies?
    All that doesn’t come from simple anti-jewish ill minded people!?
    Anti-Jewish mad people are so ill that like Hitler, they can prefer to lose a war than stop to harm the Jews!
    But from America ??? I don’t believe that motivation reliable….!

  • steven L

    It looks like very few Americans read BHO books or pay any attention to his numerous anti-Semitic comments dating from before his presidency.
    IL is lucky to have the US congress and not the US liberal Jews on their side!
    Last chance: tell me who your friends are and I will tell you who you are!

  • martin kessler

    Temper Tantrum is too polite.

    Obama is in retreat. His days are limited. Impeachment is no longer a threat. He can now do his best –that is, what he and his advisors have always wanted to do but never had the courage to do —is go down scattering goodies for those deserving he favors , “He’s gone N…g-rich on us” , as was the expression in South Philadelphia whenever anyone in the neighborhood hit the numbers and displayed their new found fortune to the envy of us all, but without any malice we always cheered and wished it would happen to us. The poor-[ read Black] gets medical coverage, the boys and girls may get to go to college and Michelle and the Mom gets a 3 million dollar estate in Hawaii. I wish him well–and a rousing good riddance. If that’s all he accomplished, for all practical purposes so far, that’s fine as far as it goes but I’m nervously holding my breath as it ain’t over till the lady sings the National Anthem on January 20, 2017.

    Citizens, do not despair, take heart, if there is still a chance of electing a president who is presidential timbre and Congressmen worthy of the office we may still get the American story back on track in spite of the demographic pollution we find difficult to restrain and a brief interruption forcing attention to our racial dilemma that has slowed us down a bit.

    Happy days may once again be here again.

  • Cynthia

    Would you people just take a moment to notice that everything Obama does is not Christian like at all, but is very much LIKE his Muslim upbringing. He hates Israel, and he hates the USA, otherwise he would be seeking to preserve instead of destroy both. He needs to be removed from office by man or by GOD.

  • Greg Kavalec

    I have had less than zero trust in Senator Lindsay Graham since long before the latest round of current events.

  • Mireille Mechoullam

    Bravo to Mr Graham. The President cannot swallow the great speech to the Congress of Bibi who got several standing ovations informing them the truth about Iran. The President find a banal reason of Bibi about the 2 states solutions who was right since the actual conditions that do not promote peace between the marriage of the PA and Hamas a terrorist organization plus the teaching of hate toward the Jewish State. My memory is still good when SENATOR Obama calling Jerusalem the individed Capital of Israel and as soon he became PRESIDENT Obama he claimed 2 State sharing Jerusalem. How can one city be divided between 2 states?

  • art

    Obama is extra angry since he was unable to unseat Netanyahu while Clinton, who Obama hates was successful in blocking Netanyahu. Bottom line how dare Obama directly interfere in the Israeli elections !! How dare Jewish democrats not oppose Obama

  • Debra Michels

    Please pray for Pres. Obama to be able to take many deep breaths and find his usually optimistic and loving self again in the midst of all the problems which beset him!

    I know many of you might not like the man, but he is human and perhaps with God’s help he will able to regain his balance and perspective, and function more effectively.

    • Yale

      The Obama we’re seeing now is the real Obama, a child in a man’s body still angry about being abandoned by BOTH of his parents, who cannot accept that he is ever wrong about anything.

  • Max

    It is truly amazing to see the President behave warmly toward the Iranian zealot mullahs while, at the same time, he demonstrates nothing but contempt toward our only real and trustworthy ally in the Middle East, Israel with his contempt for Netanyahu. Does he really believe that the Persians will honor any agreements they make with the West? Has the President ever visited a bazaar in Teheran?

  • glenda urmacher

    I thought the Bushes were in bed with the Arab oil interests, and that was horrible, but to be bedded with Muslim terrorists, bow and kiss the ring of human rights criminal monarchs,and against the only ally we have in the middle east, namely the State of Israel well, that is beyond the pale!
    Mr. obama should have become a professional golfer, then he and Tiger Wood could play to their hearts content.
    And Bibi said the really smart thing I have heard in 53 years that I have been following the Israeli politics.
    And that is , that there is no Palestinian state to be had, and if the world wants, and needs another terrorist muslim country, then it should be carved out of Jordan, which is 4/5 Palestinian, according to the allies that divided up that area, after the fall of the British in the region.

  • Golum

    We went to a family dinner today, 18 to 20 mostly Democrats, all jews, everyone was bad mouthing Obama and threatening to switch next election just over this one issue!
    Hillary has been too quiet if she wants the Jewish vote she better speak up quickly…the only thing holding all of us back would be a for the Repubs to choose a rotten candidate and in that case I’m not voting at all!!!
    Thanks Barak!!!

    • Michael

      Please remember that we Americans Jews consist of fewer than two percent of our population. Whom we vote for president does not amount to much.

  • Doug Schoen and Pat Caddell come close and Graham and McCain come closer. More than the desire to foment the Arab Spring and get Iran and Iran surrogates in charge of the region for the purpose of the Iranian Shia caliphate which is Obama’s wish on personal grounds, the ultimate intention and why American Democrat Jews are hopelessly in their idiot box believing in Democrat Party is that it is impossible to be true that Obama’s hate is for Israel as a generic entity because it stands in the way of Moslem theology and the coming of the Mahdi.

  • mistinguette

    This petulence is flat-out dismaying. the president’s true instability, characteriological fragilty and unworthiness of that 3 am call are finally emerging for even the blindered and blinkered former supporters of this nothingness who tricked his way into the WH, twice, using the feint of skin color to bedazzle the stupid and gullible that his dialectic meant something, that his history was not rfe with socialistic boilerplate intended to diss this great country, that his paper resume was somehow representative of time he apparently never spent either in school or studying. Disgraceful temperament that utterly belies that rubbishy “no drama Obama,” because there is nothing but hysterical histrionics from this diva, this talentless loser of a failed politician who is good at only spending our money, and nodding to the wife to do the same.

  • He is Black racist and hates Jews.

    • Michael

      Everyone has hated us Jews. Try to figure out why…

  • rulierose

    actually, Graham was more direct on Greta van Susteren’s show. he had to be–she pinned him down. and he clearly said he would introduce a bill to stop funding the UN if Obama tried to do an end-run around Congress.

    I sure hope he keeps his word. this president is out of control.

  • The UN is such a useless, dishonest institution that it’s an embarrassment to American taxpayers who pay 22% of its cost. America gives foreign aid to Israel to purchase American goods and in return America has a five star ally in the Middle East, the region’s only genuine democracy with acceptable standards of human rights, advanced technology, top standard military intelligence and total loyalty to its ally. Does Obama think his new friends in Iran can offer any of this? Obama says he is a devout Christian, so he must know why Lord Balfour, Lloyd George and Sir Winston Churchill were determined to rebuild the ancient Jewish state out of one province of the former Ottoman Empire. Less well known is that Woodrow Wilson also endorsed the Declaration and Mandate.

    • Michael

      The Balfour declaration (not written by him) asks in its second paragraph that settling Jews not interfere with the peoples already living there. Please re-read it.

  • Denver

    You cannot trust a word that comes out of Lindsey Graham’s mouth. He is a shill for the One Party Government, the Establishment.

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  • Lucy

    Thank goodness there are some grown-ups in the US government.

  • Jeff

    The hostility against Netanyahu is deeper than just personal because the both the Israeli Prime Minister and the King of Jordan are willing to speak against Islamic terrorism whereas the President covers it up with clever word games.