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Latest Obama Twist
Freaks Out Israel

Power Line, by Paul Mirengoff

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 9/2/2013 5:51:18 AM

President Obama’s surprising decision to seek congressional authorization to attack Syria has caused considerable concern in Israel, according to David Horovitz, founding editor of the Times of Israel. Horovitz says the Israeli political and military leadership “is now fearful that, in the end, domestic politics or global diplomacy will ultimately lead the US to hold its fire altogether.” Moreover: It is worried at the ever-deeper perception of Obama’s America in the Middle East as weak, hesitant and confused — most especially in the view of the region’s most radical forces, notably including Bashar Assad, Hezbollah, and Iran. And it is

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: PoliticalJunky, 9/2/2013 6:06:06 AM     (No. 9501802)

If American Jews have any feeling for the Israeli Jews now is the time to withdraw their support and their money from the Democrats. It has been amazing to me that they do nit have as much concern for their fellow Jews as evangelical Christians do. Of course they distain that concern on the grounds that Christians do not have a secular motive and they don´t like the religious motive .

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Reply 2 - Posted by: stablemoney, 9/2/2013 6:22:48 AM     (No. 9501811)

I don´t believe a word of this article. Has Paul Mirengoff talked to Netanyahu? No, he hasn´t, nor anyone else in Israel. Reporting has now gotten to opinion on what has been read from another opinion writer on the internet, who based his opinion in similar fashion.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Crosscut, 9/2/2013 6:41:05 AM     (No. 9501832)

Israelis are neither freaked or surprised by Obama. They know what he is and that he doesn´t speak for the majority of American voters.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Jebediah, 9/2/2013 7:47:48 AM     (No. 9501932)

I am with poster #3. Israel is well aware that the Obama administration, LED by the President, neither understands Israel´s importance in the Middle East, nor cares one bit about Israel. The Chuck Schumer´s aside (and where was Chuck when Obama publicly left Netanyahu in a White House room alone while he went upstairs for his meal of arugula?), Israel knows it will have to defend itself on its own. Even when Israel HELPS (a la the intel report that someone other than Assad was behind the poison gas attack, his brother perhaps) the intel is "leaked" to bolster Obama´s image. (and we can ad Hillary Clinton in this view of Israel by the way.)

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Reply 5 - Posted by: JAN, 9/2/2013 7:50:30 AM     (No. 9501942)

Shame on Israel if they ever trusted Obama.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Judith, 9/2/2013 7:55:12 AM     (No. 9501950)

Wait a minute. Haven´t we, for the past several years, been hearing that obama is NOT the friend of Israel but the congress IS the friend of Israel? And this from Israel?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: horacer, 9/2/2013 9:51:59 AM     (No. 9502095)

Israel, the entire ME and North Africa made up their minds about Obama long ago. They know he´s gutless. Nothing he does regarding Syria will change that opinion.

The country with it´s knickers in a twist is Saudi Arabia. They´ve poured billions into arming the rebels. If they can only get the US military to support al qaeda with airstrikes Assad might fall. They want Obama to stop dithering.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: jglas, 9/2/2013 10:34:24 AM     (No. 9502164)

Is Israel just now, due to the actions Obama has taken with regard to Syria, coming to the conclusion that Obama is bad for them? Come on, Obama is only pro-forma devoted to Israel´s survival and that for the sake of political viability. He likes the Muslims and really wouldn´t care if they overwhelmed Israel. Look at what he has almost accomplished, establishing Islamist governments all across the Middle East . . . first step toward re-establishing the Caliphate. Will that be good for Israel? He has been on the side of the MusBros from day one. If they take over Syria and get Egypt back they´re almost there. Israel should give up on the idea of Obama taking their side . . . Israel should try to tough it out to 2016.

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