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U.S., Israel Pull Closer on Iran
Wall Street Journal ^ | March 5, 2012 | JAY SOLOMON And CAROL E. LEE

Posted on 03/05/2012 5:52:58 PM PST by lbryce

U.S. officials said they believed pressure has eased on Israel to attack Iran, after meetings Monday between American and Israeli leaders and tougher talk from the U.S. that moved it closer to Israel's approach. . Israeli officials, meanwhile, said that President Barack Obama's public and private acknowledgment of the Jewish state's sovereign right to defend itself was a crucial gain as the two countries seek to deter Tehran. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu also praised Mr. Obama's stated willingness in recent days to use U.S. military might to counter Iran.

"We managed to convince the international community that we are talking about a real threat and danger" from Iran's nuclear ambitions, Mr. Netanyahu said after the meetings. "[Israel has] put the Iranian issue on the international order of priorities."

Monday's meetings between U.S. and Israeli leaders marked a sharp contrast with the last time the two men appeared before the cameras in the Oval Office, when the encounter ended in acrimony over Middle East peace talks.

Meanwhile, Tehran sent a signal of potential compromise, when Iran's Supreme Court Monday overturned a death sentence for former U.S. Marine Amir Mirzaei Hekmati, who had been convicted of spying for the U.S., and ordered a new trial. More

Despite the U.S. and Israel's diplomatic bonhomie, officials from both sides acknowledged that serious differences remain between Washington and Jerusalem in defining both the imminence of the Iranian threat and the required response. Those differences could haunt the bilateral relationship in coming months.

The two allies remained at odds over clearly outlining the "red lines" which Tehran must not cross in developing its nuclear program, they said.

Mr. Netanyahu and some of Israel's staunchest supporters in Congress have pressed the Obama administration to draw a red line at Iran's acquisition of a nuclear "capability,"

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: iran; israel; obama
(when it comes to Obamanejahad) politics makes very strange bedfellows.
1 posted on 03/05/2012 5:53:01 PM PST by lbryce
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To: lbryce

Any Jew who believes Obama “has Israel’s back” is living in fantasy land.


2 posted on 03/05/2012 5:55:39 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: lbryce

Sorry about the link. When I saw the article at Google news, it had the full transcript forget that the link would otherwise post only as an excerpt.


3 posted on 03/05/2012 5:57:04 PM PST by lbryce (BHO:The bastard offspring of Satan and Medusa.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

If the Jews help reelect BO I guess they will finally see who he really is cause he won’t need them anymore.


4 posted on 03/05/2012 7:37:02 PM PST by dandiegirl
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To: SoFloFreeper

yep


5 posted on 03/05/2012 8:05:45 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: lbryce

“Eased pressure?”

That can only mean one thing in an Obama world: The president has persuaded Israel to commit national suicide so Hussein can further cozy up to his Moslem buddies, even as he continues to waffle like a sprung duck on everything from foreign policy to the economy.

Meanwhile, the nation is in the toilet and the government does nothing but keep on pulling the chain.


6 posted on 03/05/2012 9:11:40 PM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: lbryce

Obama lied to the American people.

Lying to the Israelis is NOTHING to him.


7 posted on 03/06/2012 3:02:06 AM PST by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: lbryce

I just prayed and will continue to pray that Benjamin does what should be done, in _spite_ of USA. That he not accept any bad or deceitful counsel from USA _or_ his own advisors.

USA is drunk on the ways of the world and is led by lawless criminals. They follow not the supreme law of the land, their own laws, their own code, their own rules; much less the law/code/rules of Him.

They are a law onto themselves for themselves.


8 posted on 03/06/2012 10:01:32 AM PST by veracious
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