Here Are the Anti-Obama, Anti-Kerry Jokes Jay Leno Delivered in Israel

Jay Leno humble as always, praising Israel:

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The Blaze (May 23) — Comedian Jay Leno joked about the Obama administration’s Middle East policy Thursday night while hosting an awards ceremony in Israel honoring former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the audience.

According to the Israeli newspaper Haaretz, Leno drew his “biggest laughs and applause” when he said, “President Obama has declared the month of May Jewish American Heritage Month. He is calling it an opportunity to renew our ‘unbreakable bond with the nation of Israel.’ And he knows it’s unbreakable because he’s been trying to break it for the last five years.”

Shortly after, he turned his sights on Secretary of State John Kerry, saying, “I’ve been doing my research. According to the Central Bureau of Statistics, here in Israel the most popular boys name is Noam. The least popular boys name? John Kerry.”

Relations between Netanyahu’s government and Obama administration have been strained over failed peace talks with the Palestinians, exacerbated by suggestions by Kerry that Israel could become an “apartheid” state.

Leno said this was his first trip to Israel, though he has always felt a strong affinity for the Jewish state, telling the Associated Press earlier this month, “It’s a great honor. It’s a great country. It’s a great people.”

He said that while he sees both sides of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, he considers himself to be “very pro-Jewish, very pro-Israeli.”

“At some point in your life, you have to sort of take sides. I tend to side with the Jewish point of view on many things, especially issues like this one. I realize how important Israel is,” Leno, who is of Italian heritage, told the AP.

“It is a democracy in the Middle East and I don’t like to see the little guy getting picked on by the big guy,” Leno told the AP in Jerusalem.

“It’s the only democracy in the Middle East. I look around the Middle East and I see people being stoned to death because they’re gay and women being not allowed to drive or not allowed to vote. And here’s this one little paradise in the Middle East where freedom reigns and there’s a democracy, you vote people in you vote people out,” he told an interviewer for Israel’s Ynet before the awards ceremony (the full interview can be viewed at this link.)

Jay Leno earlier this month joined protesters outside the Beverly Hills Hotel that is owned by the oil-rich Southeast Asian nation of Brunei which recently instituted a criminal code based on Islamic sharia law which includes death by stoning for homosexuals.

Leno told the protesters, “Evil flourishes when good people do nothing, and that is pretty much what this is. This is not complicated. These are not crazy left-wing wacko people.”

At his Thursday performance, Leno also joked about local Israeli political scandals.

Leno said he tried to get tickets for a friend. “When I first tried to get him tickets, they were sold out. But luckily, two tickets became available when former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said he wouldn’t be using his. You guys are tough. You sentenced your former Prime Minister to six years in prison! Did you hear Olmert’s defense? Not the best strategy. He blamed the whole thing on the Jews.”

Olmert received a sentence of six years imprisonment in early May after being convicted of bribery.

Leno went through a list of past Israeli prime ministers, saying “Israel had some great leaders, David Ben Gurion, Golda Meir, Menachem Begin, Yitzhak Rabin. People were really touched by them. Well, of course, not as many people as were touched by former President Katsav.”

Former President Moshe Katzav is currently serving a seven-year prison sentence for rape, sexual harassment and other charges.

“I was stunned by how many Israeli politicians are going to prison. When you ask an Israeli politician what his cell number is, it has a whole other meaning,” Leno said.

Leno was hosting the first ever granting of the $1 million Genesis Prize in Jerusalem which was given to Bloomberg for his public service and philanthropy.

Bloomberg said he would use the prize money to set up a new fellowship via the Genesis Philanthropy Group, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

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Robert Spencer and Ezra Levant on the Palestinian Authority’s rewarding jihad murderers

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This week Robert Spencer was on Ezra Levant’s Sun TV show discussing, among other things, how the “moderate” President of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas, is giving jihad murderers of Israelis who have been freed from prison, $50,000 and top government jobs.

Op-Ed: Can Israel Survive Obama?

This is one of the best received op-eds at Arutz Sheva (where I also write). I highly recommend it, and here is an extract:

“Op-Ed: Can Israel Survive Obama?” by Noah Beck, November 15, 2013:

In the spring of 2012, when I wrote “The Last Israelis,” I thought that the pessimistic premise of my cautionary tale on Iranian nukes was grounded in realism. I had imagined a U.S. president who passively and impotently reacted to Iran’s nuclear ambitions, leaving it to tiny Israel to deal with the threat.

But something far worse is happening: the Obama administration is actively making it harder for Israel to neutralize Iran’s nukes, and more likely that Iran will develop a nuclear arsenal.

A few months after my apocalyptic thriller was published, the New York Times reported that “intense, secret exchanges between American and Iranian officials [dating] almost to the beginning of President Obama’s term” resulted in an agreement to conduct one-on-one negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program. In those secret talks, did Obama long ago concede to Iran a nuclear capability? If so, then the current Geneva negotiations merely provide the international imprimatur for what Iran and the US have already privately agreed. That might explain why France (of all countries) had to reject a Geneva deal that would have left Iran with a nuclear breakout capability.

An investigation by the Daily Beast also reveals that the “Obama administration began softening sanctions on Iran after the election of Iran’s new president last June, months before the current round of nuclear talks in Geneva…” The report notes that Treasury Department notices show “that the U.S. government has all but stopped the financial blacklisting of entities and people that help Iran evade international sanctions since the election of its president, Hassan Rouhani, in June.”

Obama’s desperately eager posture towards the smiling Mullahs has doomed any negotiation to failure by signaling that the U.S. fears confrontation more than anything else. Obama’s pathetic approach to the world’s most pressing national security threat also makes U.S. military action virtually impossible from a public relations and diplomatic standpoint because it promotes the naive idea that more diplomacy will resolve what a decade of talking hasn’t. And as long as the Iranians are “talking,” world opinion will also oppose an Israeli military strike, so naturally Iran will find ways to keep talking until it’s too late for Israel to act.

Only epic ineptitude or anti-Israel hostility no longer checked by reelection considerations can explain Obama’s moves on Iran. And the stakes couldn’t be higher for the rest of the world. After all, if Iran is the world’s biggest state sponsor of terrorism without nuclear weapons, what will terrorism look like once Iran goes nuclear? And there are already hints of the nuclear proliferation nightmare that will follow Iran’s nuclearization: Saudi Arabia has Pakistani nukes already lined up for purchase.

Remarkably, Obama has known this since 2009 and apparently doesn’t care about that consequence any more than he does about Israel’s security. How else to explain his acceptance of the dreadful Geneva proposal granting Iran a nuclear weapons capability?

Exacerbating an existential threat against Israel is bad enough, but Obama has been an abysmal ally in other respects. Despite being history’s most aggressive president to punish leakers (except when they make him look good), Obama’s administration has repeatedly leaked sensitive Israeli information that could have easily provoked a Syrian-Israeli war.

Obama summarily dumped a decades-long alliance with Egypt (that is also key to Israeli security) over some Egyptian state violence that is dwarfed by the decades-long brutality and terrorism of the Iranian regime now enjoying Obama’s overzealous courtship. And Obama’s image as a multi-lateralist who subordinates U.S. interests to higher principles has been exposed as a fraud following reports that he knew that the U.S. was spying on close European allies (contrary to his denials).

Add to that list Kerry’s increasing hostility to Israel and reports that the U.S. plans to impose its undoubtedly risky vision of peace on Israel in a few months, and you have Israel’s worst nightmare in the White House. The irony is that the less Israel feels secure because of Obama’s betrayals, the less likely it is to behave as Obama would like. Why humor Obama’s requests and take unrequited risks for peace with the Palestinians or indulge yet another round of counter-productive “talks” about Iran’s nuclear program when Obama has apparently abandoned Israel anyway?

As if Israel didn’t face enough threats and challenges, it must now survive the Obama nightmare until he’s out of office in 38 months. Isolated like never before thanks to Obama, the stark choices facing Israel’s leadership are unimaginably difficult. With roughly 75 times more territory, 10 times as many people, and two times as big an economy, Iran is a Goliath compared to Israel, and has repeatedly threatened to destroy it. So what does David (Israel) do now that Obama’s perfidy has been exposed?

If the neighborhood bully is bigger than you, has threatened you, and is reaching for a bat, do you preemptively attack him before he gets the bat and becomes even more dangerous?

Noah Beck is the author of The Last Israelis, an apocalyptic novel about Iranian nukes and other geopolitical issues in the Middle East.

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Iranian Nuclear Negotiations and Obama’s Deteriorating Relationship with Israel

As predicted in my op-ed titled “Obama’s Deteriorating Relationship with Israel” from June this year: “eventually… you can expect the Obama administration’s rhetoric and actions against Israel to become increasingly hostile.”

During the P5+1 negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program, that statement has been on rampant display. Israel’s PM Netanyahu described the proposed deal with Iran as a “very bad deal” and the “deal of the century for Iran” while US Secretary of State John Kerry stated that the US is not “dumb” or “blind” when it comes to the Iranian nuclear threat.

We have now reached the point where Israel’s Economy and Trade Minister Naftali Bennett “visits DC to counter Kerry’s effort against new sanctions” and my favorite US Senator Ted Cruz tells The Jerusalem Post: Obama is degrading the US-Israel relationship.

A poll by Yisrael HaYom this week reveals that over 2/3 of respondents (65%) believe that Israel should oppose a deal – which would reduce Iran’s economic sanctions in exchange for a reduction in its nuclear capabilities – between Iran and the P5+1. Only 16.1% support the move. Talks for a possible deal are set to resume on November 20.

“Poll: Most Israelis Believe IDF Can Strike Iran On Its Own,” Arutz Sheva, November 15:

A poll by Yisrael HaYom this week reveals that most Israelis think that the IDF is strong enough to begin a military strike against a nuclear Iran – without US support.

Over 2/3 of respondents (65%) believe that Israel should oppose a deal – which would reduce Iran’s economic sanctions in exchange for a reduction in its nuclear capabilities – between Iran and the P5+1. Only 16.1% support the move. Talks for a possible deal are set to resume on November 20.

More than half of respondents (52.1%) support the position of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu in disagreements with the US over Iran, a number which jumps to a staggering 84.4% in the religious sector. Overall, Netanyahu’s approval rating stands steady this week at 41.5%, with Opposition leader Shelly Yechimovich (Labor) at a distant second of 10%.

Regarding an Israeli strike against Iran without US intervention, 52.4% of respondents support the move; 68.8% believe that the IDF has enough military might to succeed on its own. 

The poll also suggests that most Israelis would prefer that the IDF continues its gas mask distribution program. 58.7% believe that the program is still necessary, while only 23.2% support recent IDF statements canceling the initiative.

US Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann: US pressure and demands on Israel to make concessions must stop

Michelle Bachmann is one of the few members of the US Congress I can fully support. A few days ago she wrote an excellent op-ed for The Jerusalem Post where she showed her deep understanding of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

“US pressure and demands on Israel to make concessions must stop,” by Michelle Bachmann for The Jerusalem Post, November 4, 2013:

The Obama administration has not called out the long, uninterrupted record of PA intransigence and extremism. It has, however, leaned heavily on Israel to make concessions.

In his address over a month ago to the UN General Assembly, President Barack Obama said that “Israel’s security as a Jewish and democratic state depends upon the realization of a Palestinian state.” He even inferred it had equivalent priority, while saying that “the United States will never compromise our commitment to Israel’s security.”

Yet, only some weeks earlier, the administration, contrary to public assurances that it supported Israeli-Palestinian peace talks without preconditions, pressured Israel to free jailed Palestinian terrorists to bring the Palestinian Authority to the negotiating table. This pressure is symptomatic of a larger, fundamentally flawed approach that has failed the cause of peace.

…Indeed, why do we accept PA demands to free people who have committed the war crime of targeting civilians? And why are we pressuring Israel at all? We have frequently pressured Israel to concede, including things it never agreed to in signed agreements, while ignoring the Palestinians’ refusal to fulfill the vital concessions and reforms – arresting terrorists, outlawing terrorist groups, confiscating illegal weaponry, ending incitement to hatred and violence against Jews and Israel – they solemnly undertook in the 1993 Oslo and other signed agreements.

It is not Israel that has declared war on its Arab neighbors since its inception in 1948. It it is the neighboring Arab states which invaded Israel the day it declared independence.

It is not Israel that refused peace talks following the first Arab-Israeli war, it was its Arab neighbors.

It is not Israel that refuses concessions. Under the 1979 Israeli/Egyptian peace treaty, it uprooted 4,000 Israelis and returned all of Sinai to Egypt, including the airfields it had built and the oil fields it had developed.

We can’t recall any other country that ever gave back territory won in self-defense, especially containing a reliable source of oil.

Palestinian refusal to accept statehood in 1937, 1947, 2000 and again in 2008 suggests that destroying Israel, not building a Palestine, is the Palestinian goal. After all, the terrorist groups’ hate education, glorification of suicide bombers and obscenely anti-Semitic mosque speeches by PA-salaried preachers continue to find a home in the PA.

The Obama administration has not called out this long, uninterrupted record of PA intransigence and extremism. It has, however, leaned heavily on Israel to make concessions.

This is wrong. This is counter-productive. This harms peace prospects. This does not serve American interests.

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Here’s why Israelis are once again angry with Obama: ‘Absolutely perplexing’

Read my op-ed from Arutz Sheva for a more comprehensive analysis of “Obama’s deteriorating relationship with Israel.”

“Here’s why Israelis are once again angry with Obama: ‘Absolutely perplexing’,” TheBlaze, November 1, 2013:

Israeli officials and media are voicing dismay and anger over yet another leak of sensitive military information by the Obama administration, with one veteran broadcaster asking if the White House is fine with Hezbollah obtaining advanced weaponry.

As TheBlaze reported on Thursday, an Obama administration official told the Associated Press that Israeli aircraft attacked a military site in the Syrian port city of Latakia early Thursday morning, targeting advanced Russian-made SA-125 missiles and other equipment the Israeli government believed would land in the hands of Hezbollah.

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CNN and other American news outlets also quoted “an Obama administration official” revealing that Israel was behind the attack.

While the Israeli government is not commenting on the reports, Israeli media and officials are expressing annoyance at the repeated leaks about Israeli military activity by U.S. government officials.

“It is unclear why the US would leak such information, as it could increase the pressure on Syria to retaliate against Israel,” the Jerusalem Post wrote.

Israel Army Radio devoted an extended segment to the issue on its Friday morning news program during which veteran broadcaster Micha Friedman asked if it’s possible that while the Americans are saying “no” to Syrian chemical weapons, they are okay with weapons being transferred to Hezbollah.

Member of Knesset and retired Israeli Defense Forces General Amram Mitzna told Army Radio Friday morning, “There is something absolutely perplexing that I don’t understand its meaning whereby American sources leak to the American press. The Americans know what’s happening in the region and it’s possible there’s even strategic coordination [with Israel]. It sounds very, very jarring as there are strategic relations between Israel and the U.S. for years.”

“I can tell you that the State of Israel has to maintain its strategic goals and regarding absolute and necessary security not to hesitate to act even when it’s not pleasant for our friends in the West,” Mitzna added.

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Obama Talks to Rouhani – a Nightmare for Israel

My latest op-ed was published today on Arutz Sheva (Israel’s 3rd largest news site). Here is an excerpt:

History was made on Friday when U.S. & Iran’s leaders spoke for the first time since 1979. Rouhani, the newly elected President of Iran has been on a “charm offensive” since taking over from one of the world’s most hated men, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and has been described by the mainstream media as a “moderate.”

The president of Iran has virtually no power. It is merely a symbolic position, since the supreme leader Khamenei has all the power and approves all of the nominees for the presidential position.

And Rouhani is hardly a moderate. Israeli PM Netanyahu described him properly as a “wolf in sheep’s clothing.” Just a few days before the UN general assembly, Rouhani attended a rally which called for the destruction of Israel. In a recently released video interview, Rouhani brags about how he managed to deceive the West as Iran’s chief nuclear negotiator and how the country’s 150 centrifuges grew to over 1,700 by the time he left the nuclear project.

As the leader of the free world, President Barack Hussein Obama must be aware of all this. So the question is, why does Obama want to negotiate with a terrorist regime like Iran? Many of the Obama bashers claim that he is naïve or an amateur, but I categorically reject that argument. To most pro-Americans, Obama’s presidency seems like an utter failure, eerily similar to the presidency of Jimmy Carter in the 1970s.

But I contend that Obama does not get results that are opposite to what he intends, and that he knows exactly what he is doing.

Three incredible achievements of Obama that suggest he is not an amateur include being elected as president of the United States, the most unknown politician ever to hold that office. The second is being re-elected with the worst economic record to ever re-elect a president since 1936. And the third is that he managed to get Obamacare passed (the biggest expansion of government in U.S. history), something for which the progressive movement has been yearning for the past 100 years.

Those who are familiar with Iran’s stall tactics know that nothing will get in the way of their pursuit of nuclear weapons. It has been their number one foreign policy since 1979,  based on the destruction of Israel which will bring forth the hidden 12th imam and the re-establishment of the Islamic Caliphate.

So why does Obama jump at the chance to talk to President Rouhani, thereby giving the Iranian Regime more time to stall? The answer is simple: Obama does not mind the possibility that Iran may obtain nuclear weapons

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Obama vetoed Israeli strike on Iran in 2012

Not an ally. Not a friend. “Report: Obama ‘Vetoed’ Israeli Strike on Iran,” by Adam Kredo for the Washington Free Beacon, September 6:

President Barack Obama refused to let Israel strike Iran last year despite the Israeli prime minister’s willingness to sign off on such an attack, according to statements made by a former top Israeli military leader earlier this week.

Giora Eiland, a former national security adviser to the Israeli government and a retired Major General in the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF), told the Israeli press that Obama “vetoed” the strike, which was planned to take place at the height of the 2012 election cycle.

“Israel has the capability to destroy the Iranian nuclear program” and was prepared to do so, Eiland was quoted as saying in a private meeting earlier this month, according to the Israeli paper Mida.

However, top White House officials “pressured” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to cancel the attack on Iranian nuclear sites, according to Eiland.

“There are many areas where Israel is free to act independently: building in Jerusalem, striking in Gaza, and other areas in our region, where we do not need an approval from the U.S.—even when they do not like it,” Eiland told the Israeli paper, confirming that Netanyahu “was about to give a go-ahead” before being told by the United States to stand down.

“But when it comes to issues that affect the broader American interests, we cannot act contrary to their considerations,” Eiland was quoted as saying….

Turning Point: Obama and Israel, the Next Three Years

This is a critical piece by Barry Rubin. A must read for anyone who cares about the future of Israel.

“Turning Point: Obama and Israel, the Next Three Years,” by Barry Rubin for JewishPress.com, September 3, 2013:

The greatest danger for Israel would be to listen to the bad advice of Obama, Kerry, and their supporters.

03It is not every day that one can announce a shift in world history, but this day is today. And we are now in a new era in the Middle East and the world.  This is not a joke–definitely not a joke–and as you will see, it is not an exaggeration.

Let me explain. For the last seven weeks I have been in the United States, mostly in Washington D.C.  I have spoken and listened to many people. As a result, I am in a position to describe for you with a high degree of accuracy what the policy will be for the next 3.5 years, and perhaps for many more.

The administration has crossed a line to, in simple terms, backing the “‘bad guys.”

This is literally true in Egypt, Syria, Sudan, the Palestinian Authority, Bahrain (with its support for the opposition), Qatar, and Turkey.

And in some ways, as we will see, the war on terrorism has been turned into the war for terrorism.

Too extreme? On the contrary, this is not a conservative or liberal analysis but merely a true one. Come along over the next few weeks, and let’s take a serious analysis 0f Obama’s Middle East policy in the second term, from 2013 to January 20, 2017.

The real diplomatic line is: Bad boy, Bibi (and Israel), why can he/they not be moderate and flexible (unlike releasing 100 terrorist murderers in exchange for nothing), like Palestinian Authority Leader Mahmoud Abbas (and the Palestinians, who [Abbas] in fact is inflexible, constantly; escalates demands; and rejects U.S. strategy on the peace process); or like Turkey’s Prime Minister Erdogan (throwing intellectuals and journalists in prison, betraying U.S. strategy 0n Iran, backing anti-American Islamists, and sending former army officers for long jail terms on phony charges)?

During the coming months, and even years, if they are given to me, I will pursue these themes. You may not believe what you read here today or tomorrow, but you will, oh you will see it.

But before we begin, let me repeat that this is going to happen. It will not change, and as shocking as it is, this is already happening. It is unavoidable, because with a president who will not learn, a bought-off elite, a sold-out second-term Congress, and a remarkably cowardly or partisan media, nothing will change. The situation will only get worse and more obvious.

In this series of articles, I will describe eight very likely things that will almost certainly happen during the rest of Obama’s term, extending far beyond Israel, and how to minimize the harm to the interests of the United States and of its would-be Middle Eastern allied people and governments.

Here are the inevitable themes, any one of which would be horrid enough but note they can all be mitigated and delayed.

ISRAEL CANNOT DEPEND ON THE UNITED STATES.

That doesn’t mean that Obama and others will not provide military aid or say nice words at every event. But there is no commitment that one can assume would be fulfilled nor any Israeli initiative that will really be implemented.

This is a complex issue, but here are some brief points:

The idea that Obama and his team are the greatest friend of Israel is a deadly insult, and I can prove it two minutes…

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Kerry to US Jewish leaders: Peace is “strategic imperative”

You have to (not) love it when other countries tell Israel what’s best for it. Also, of course Kerry mentions the “settlement” constructions as a major obstacle to peace. Yes, Jews building an extra bedroom in our eternal capital Jerusalem is what’s hindering the peace process; not that Palestinians launch more rockets at Israel than Germany launched at England during WWII. You have to admire (?) the audacity of this American administration. It is becoming more and more obvious that the Obama Regime will force Israel to a peace agreement.

“Kerry to US Jewish leaders: Peace is “strategic imperative’,” from the Jerusalem Post, 9 August 2013:

WASHINGTON — US Secretary of State John Kerry met with leaders of the American Jewish committee privately on Thursday night at the White House, making a case for support on his push for peace between Israel and the Palestinians.

The meeting lasted 90 minutes and was dominated by Kerry, who gave a prepared speech to the group. The secretary’s remarks were followed by a brief statement from National Security Advisor Susan Rice and twelve questions from the small crowd.

In a break from public pronouncements, Kerry addressed other regional events and repeatedly told the group that the Muslim Brotherhood was not returning to power in Egypt. He also mentioned that Hezbollah and Iran were distracted from their plight against Israel with the Syrian conflict.

Kerry told the Jewish leaders that peace was a “strategic imperative” for both Israel and the Palestinians, and argued that the regional strategic environment has become favorable for a peace agreement because opponents of peace have weakened over the past two years.

He also expressed irritation with continued settlement building in the West Bank. The State Department today acknowledged that Washington had “made its concerns known” to the Israeli government.

Kerry also warned the group of “negative consequences” for Israel if the parties fail to succeed in clinching peace.

…”[Kerry] spoke about there being no alternative,” one attendee said, noting that the word “Jerusalem” did not come up in the meeting…

There is more.

Obama’s Deteriorating Relationship with Israel

My article titled “Obama’s Deteriorating Relationship with Israel,” was published today on Arutz Sheva, here is an extract:

…We have seen a preview of that agenda early on in his second term when he chose to fill three key positions with John Kerry for Secretary of State, Chuck Hagel for Secretary of Defense, and John Brennan as the new CIA director. These individuals have dubious or hostile views of Israel.

For example, in October of 2000 Hagel was one of only four Senators who refused to sign a Senate letter in support of Israel. He has also made very odd statements including “the Jewish lobby intimidates a lot of people up here.” Furthermore, Hagel is against unilateral sanctions of Iran and single-handedly killed an Iran sanctions bill in 2008.

John Brennan refers to Jerusalem as “Al-Quds,” the Islamic name for the city in an attempt to distance Jerusalem from its Jewish roots. Another troublesome aspect of Brennan is that he has openly said: “nor do we describe our enemy as jihadists, or Islamists, because jihad is a holy struggle, a legitimate tenet of Islam.”

Last month John Kerry blamed Israel’s ‘prosperity’ for the lack of progress in the peace process with Palestinians. He also compared the families of pro-Palestinian Turkish ‘activists’ killed by the IDF in the 2010 Mavi Marmara flotilla incident with the families of the innocent victims killed in the Boston marathon bombings.

Moreover, recently Obama appointed Samantha Power as his ambassador to the UN, who in 2002 called for a U.S. invasion of Israel to stop the (alleged) ‘genocide’ of Palestinians.

While Obama’s second term team foreshadows trouble for Israel, the actions of his administration raise further concern. In March, Mr. Obama went to Israel for the first time as U.S. President with two immediate results following the visit…

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Samantha Power, Obama’s choice, will fit right in

Samantha Power has been a notorious critic of Israel for years and that, naturally, makes her well-qualified under President Obama’s criteria to serve in such a crucial post. She will be welcomed with open arms at the United Nations.

We at American Thinker have been warning about her influence with Barack Obama since 2008 (see Samantha Power and Obama’s Foreign Policy Team).

But her bit of nastiness seems to be tinged with a bit of anti-Semitism as well.

….And she later complained about Israel’s treatment of Lebanon when that nation was forced to defend itself against attacks from terror groups based there:

“Israeli forces refused to comply with the spirit of international demands to withdraw and the major powers on the Security Council were not prepared to deal with the gnarly issues that had sparked the Israelis invasion in the first place: dispossessed Palestinians and Israeli insecurity.”

Furthermore she wrote in her most recent book (Chasing the Flame: One Man’s Fight to Save the World — basically a hagiography of a UN employee and a glorification of the United Nations):

“Israel had thumbed its nose at the Security Council resolutions that demanded that Israel stay out of Lebanon, and in the course of invading a neighbor, its forces had trampled on the UN peacekeepers in its way.”

She even went so far as to call Israelis “bastards.”

She even promoted Palestinian propaganda that a massacre was committed in Jenin-even telling off a New York Times reporter (!) who did not agree with her view.

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I promised you this information following the video interview, “Obama advisor calls for the invasion of Israel.”

Obama advisor calls for the invasion of Israel

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President Barack Obama’s nominee for United States ambassador to the United Nations gave a highly provocative interview in April 2002 in which she said that “external intervention” may be necessary to prevent “genocide” and “major human rights abuses” in the “Palestine/Israeli situation”.

Responding to a hypothetical question, Samantha Power, who was named to replace ambassador Susan Rice, said if given the opportunity she would advise the president to sacrifice billions of dollars of aide to the Jewish state, allocating the funds instead “the new state of Palestine.”

“In the Palestine-Israeli situation, there’s an abundance of information and what we don’t need is some kind of early warning mechanism there,” she said, in response to a question regarding how the United States should monitor a situation in the Middle east which may be “moving toward genocide.”

Some critics (including the The Lid blog), regardless of the blame that was placed on both parties, have charged that this commentary was a call to invade Israel. DiscoverTheNetworks.org also makes some fascinating claims about some of Power’s other most recent statements. Here’s just a sampling:

In her 2004 review of Noam Chomsky’s book Hegemony or Survival, Power agreed with many of Chomsky’s criticisms of U.S. foreign policy and expressed her own concerns about what she called the “sins of our allies in the war on terror,” lumping Israel together with Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Pakistan, Russia, and Uzbekistan. She called Chomsky’s work “sobering and instructive.”

In a 2007 interview, Power said that America’s relationship with Israel “has often led foreign policy decision-makers to defer reflexively to Israeli security assessments, and to replicate Israeli tactics…” The United States, she explained, had brought terrorist attacks upon itself by aping Israel’s violations of human rights.

Naturally, many will still wonder if her views surrounding Israel and the Middle East will impact how she manages her position at the U.N — and, more specifically — her treatment of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

U.S. publishes details of missile base Israel wanted kept secret

missilesMcClatchy, June 3rd — Israel’s military fumed Monday over the discovery that the U.S. government had revealed details of a top-secret Israeli military installation in published bid requests.

The Obama administration had promised to build Israel a state-of-the-art facility to house a new ballistic-missile defense system, the Arrow 3. As with all Defense Department projects, detailed specifications were made public so that contractors could bid on the $25 million project. The specifications included more than 1,000 pages of details on the facility, ranging from the heating and cooling systems to the thickness of the walls.

“If an enemy of Israel wanted to launch an attack against a facility, this would give him an easy how-to guide. This type of information is closely guarded and its release can jeopardize the entire facility,” said an Israeli military official who commented on the publication of the proposal but declined to be named because he wasn’t authorized to discuss the facility. He declined to say whether plans for the facility have been altered as a result of the disclosure.

“This is more than worrying, it is shocking,” he said.

Pentagon spokesman Lt. Col. Wesley Miller said he couldn’t comment on the specifics of the Arrow 3 base, but he said the United States routinely published the details of its construction plans on a federal business opportunities website so that contractors could estimate the costs of jobs. He said such postings often might be revised after contracts were approved.

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“Moderate” Palestinian official: “I swear that if we had a nuke, we’d have used it this very morning”

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Note that these are “moderate” PA officials — members of Abbas’s government — the one that Obama tells the Israelis is a true partner for peace. “Senior PA official praises murderer and another official swears: ‘If we had a nuke, we’d have used it this very morning,'” by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik for Palestinian Media Watch, May 8

Report: US asks Israel to hold back on response to drone

The Obama administration keeps acting inexplicably by funding Islamists (the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, the Syrian rebels) but restrains Israel, a liberal democracy and its closest ally in the Middle East.

drone[The Jerusalem Post] A Lebanese newspaper has claimed the US has asked Israel not to respond to the infiltration of its airspace by a Hezbollah drone earlier this week, Israel Radio reported on Saturday.

A Western diplomat told the newspaper An-Nahar that the Americans have called on Israel to exercise restraint, in part because they do not want to divert attention from the alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria, according to the report.

“The Israeli military command doesn’t treat drones launched from Lebanon lightly, since their goal may be not only taking pictures, but also an assassination of senior officials, military or political,” the paper quoted the official.

The craft was downed three days ago over the sea near Haifa. Hezbollah have denied that they are behind the drone.

IDF air defenses picked up the drone in the early afternoon on Thursday, and F-16 fighter aircraft and combat helicopters scrambled to intercept it.

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s helicopter, which was carrying Netanyahu during a visit to the Druzim of the Western Galilee, was grounded as a precaution.

FOX hosts dumbfounded as Geraldo Rivera compares the father of modern terrorism to George Washington

By BareNakedIslam: Fox News Channel host Geraldo Rivera appeared on Fox & Friends on Friday where he struggled to defend the late Palestinian leader, Yasser Arafat, as well as the decision by Barack Hussein Obama to stand beneath his portrait during a joint press conference with Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah.

2013-03-21T133939Z_867057079_GM1E93L1O3G01_RTRMADP_3_ISRAEL-PALESTINIANS-OBAMA1Mediaite  Rivera attempted to explain to the incredulous Fox hosts that Arafat, implicated in scores of terrorist acts, was the Palestinian equivalent of George Washington.

According to Camera Organization, groups under Arafat’s direct or indirect command – including Fatah, Black September, Tanzim and Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigade – were responsible for hundreds of bombings, hijackings, assassinations and other attacks, including the 1972 murder of 11 of Israel’s Olympic athletes in Munich, the 1973 murder of the American ambassador to Sudan, Cleo Noel, and the 1985 hijacking of the Achille Lauro cruiseship (resulting in the murder of wheelchair-bound Leon Klinghoffer)

“Arafat is generally regarded as the George Washington of the Palestinian people,” Rivera continued. “Did George Washington steal from the American colonies?” asked a shocked Brian Kilmeade. “This guy stole billions of dollars from his own people and then died without telling anyone where he put it.”

Yassir-Arafat-alt-small-e1364084805849Rivera reminded the hosts that Arafat won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993. (Yet turned down the Bill Clinton negotiated peace agreement with Israel that would have given Arafat 95% of what he wanted)

Kilmeade reminded Rivera that they all agreed that Arafat killed and stole from people and the White House still let the president stand beneath a his portrait. “There’s no doubt about it that Nobel Peace Prize should never have gone to him because Bill Clinton said the biggest mistake of his presidency was banking on him to bring peace because he was never sincere,” Kilmeade exclaimed.

“Well, you know, that may all be true,” Rivera agreed. However, he said that Arafat remains a Palestinian hero. “I think that for you to make him something that, from the point of view of an American president or the American people, I think is unfair,” Rivera added.

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‘Filth’: Here’s how snubbed members of Knesset are responding to Obama’s Jerusalem speech

obama-jerusalem-speech-gettyBy The Blaze: Now that the applause has died down from President Barack Obama’s address to students in Jerusalem, Members of Knesset are coming out with their criticisms, with one lawmaker calling Obama’s speech “offensive to Netanyahu” and another saying it contained “filth.”

That’s no surprise, considering that in his speech, Obama encouraged the Israeli students to push their political leaders to “take risks” for peace. This, even though the Israeli public went to the polls only two months ago to democratically elect their leaders.

Member of Knesset Miri Regev of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud-Beiteinu party called Obama’s speech “offensive to Netanyahu.”

“I was surprised by his words about a Palestinian state, that he didn’t mention the word ‘Jerusalem’ and that he said, ‘Leaders must bring peace,’ as if Netanyahu doesn’t want peace,” she said.

Regev slammed Obama’s decision to sideline the Knesset in favor of a speech to more left-wing students. She said Obama should not have “gone over their heads.”

“I thought Obama arrived with a greater understanding of the diplomatic process between us and the Palestinians, but I see that he hasn’t changed his stances, not about settlement construction and not about two states for two nations, and decided that the young people must influence their leaders to put public pressure on the government so it will implement [Obama’s] agenda,” Regev said.

Moshe Feiglin, a hawkish Likud lawmaker, said Obama’s speech contained “a lot of filth in the middle.”

Though he praised Obama for acknowledging the connection of the Jewish people to the land of Israel, he suggested Obama’s call for peace was naïve, saying this: “When Obama talked about forcing us to make peace, all I could think about was baby Adele, who was injured by stone-throwing near Ariel last week.”

Three-year-old Adele Biton is now fighting for her life after being critically injured when Palestinians threw rocks at the car carrying her, her sisters and her mother. Police say the rock throwing caused their car to swerve and slam into an oncoming truck.

 

Adele Biton is fighting for her life after Palestinians threw rocks at her mother’s car, causing it to slam into a truck (Family photo via Israel Hayom)

Adele Biton is fighting for her life after Palestinians threw rocks at her mother’s car, causing it to slam into a truck (Family photo via Israel Hayom)

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