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Obama to visit Israel, First Time as President
AP ^ | February 5, 2013 | Josh Lederman

Posted on 02/05/2013 4:07:47 PM PST by lbryce

President Barack Obama will go to Israel in the spring, the White House said Tuesday, marking his first visit to the staunch U.S. ally since becoming president. While in the region, Obama will make stops in the West Bank and Jordan.

Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu discussed the visit to Israel in late January, when Obama congratulated Netanyahu on his success in Israel's recent election. The White House has not released the date of Obama's trip or details about Obama's itinerary, but Israel's Channel 10 reported that the trip had been scheduled for March 20.

"The start of the president's second term and the formation of a new Israeli government offer the opportunity to reaffirm the deep and enduring bonds between the United States and Israel and to discuss the way forward on a broad range of issues of mutual concern, including Iran and Syria," said National Security Council Spokesman Tommy Vietor.

White House spokesman Jay Carney said Obama would work closely with Palestinian Authority and Jordanian officials on regional issues during his visit to Jordan and the West Bank.

Obama's trip to Israel, coming shortly after the start of his second term, could offer an opportunity to repair a notoriously strained relationship with Netanyahu. But the trip is almost certain to raise expectations for the type of peace initiative that eluded Obama and his foreign policy team during his first four years in office. Obama has in the past warned against setting expectations too high for a breakthrough in stalled negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians.

Although Obama visited Israel and Jordan while running for president in 2008, he hasn't been back since, drawing intense criticism from some pro-Israel groups who have claimed he is insufficiently supportive of the United States' closest Mideast ally.

(Excerpt) Read more at bigstory.ap.org ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: israel; obama
Springtime for Hitler
1 posted on 02/05/2013 4:07:57 PM PST by lbryce
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To: lbryce

HELP US, Israel.

Please.


2 posted on 02/05/2013 4:09:57 PM PST by gaijin
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To: lbryce

First time as president.

The other time was as an exchange student from Kenya.


3 posted on 02/05/2013 4:10:17 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (FR: Now, More Than Ever.)
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To: lbryce

To tell them. He won! again! Leave Israel!


4 posted on 02/05/2013 4:10:50 PM PST by Gaffer
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To: lbryce

Why would Israel even bother welcoming him? He’s the enemy.


5 posted on 02/05/2013 4:12:40 PM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: fatnotlazy

They should not let him get off of our airplane.


6 posted on 02/05/2013 4:16:16 PM PST by RS_Rider (I hate Illinois Nazis)
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To: FReepers; Patriots; KC_Lion; Sarah Barracuda




"Let's talk about those '67 borders and dividing Jerusalem for starter's."



7 posted on 02/05/2013 4:20:20 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: fatnotlazy

Maybe they know of a plan by Hezbollah to send massive rockets attacks into Israel on the dates he is there. No tears would be shed in our household if he was a victim!


8 posted on 02/05/2013 4:21:01 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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When I first saw this image last year of Obama in Israel during the campaign I was quite stunned by the dichotomy the image portrayed knowing Obama as he revealed himself to be as president. Looking at the image now still creates the sense of cognitive dissonance it did when seeing it for the first time.


9 posted on 02/05/2013 4:21:10 PM PST by lbryce (BHO:"Now, I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds by way Oppenheiner at Trinity NM)
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To: fatnotlazy

Netanyahu should treat Obama as Obama treated him!


10 posted on 02/05/2013 4:24:14 PM PST by Fran B (Love!)
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To: onyx; NoGrayZone; Sarah Barracuda; MestaMachine
Remember how I said that I have a true, undying, blackness in my heart of Hate for Ubama?

I don't think I could ever hate enough to match how much they hate each other.

That is alot of Hate :\


11 posted on 02/05/2013 4:27:16 PM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: lbryce

Is he planning on presenting a seven-year peace agreement?


12 posted on 02/05/2013 4:31:27 PM PST by kosciusko51 (Enough of "Who is John Galt?" Who is Patrick Henry?)
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To: lbryce

The Kenyan’s a Kenite.


13 posted on 02/05/2013 4:33:53 PM PST by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: lbryce
...the trip is almost certain to raise expectations for the type of peace initiative that eluded Obama and his foreign policy team during his first four years in office.

We should analyze this statement.

What type of "peace" has eluded him?

Peace for Obama does not mean the same thing to us as it does to him.

His "peace" is the denial of our freedom.

His "peace" is the subjection of Israel to their enemies.

14 posted on 02/05/2013 4:38:31 PM PST by Slyfox (The key to Marxism is medicine - Vladimir Lenin)
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To: lbryce

Maybe Obama will test HIV positive and not make the trip.


15 posted on 02/05/2013 5:04:11 PM PST by wetgundog (" Extremism in the Defense of Liberty is no Vice")
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To: Red_Devil 232

No tears here, either.


16 posted on 02/05/2013 5:10:52 PM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks lbryce.
17 posted on 02/05/2013 5:25:14 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: wetgundog

Now, that’s a thought. Unfortunately, the state of pharmaceutical advancement having prcatically eliminated any physical handicap, disability that might have otherwise disabled, prevented HIV-ONE from participating in.


18 posted on 02/05/2013 5:54:33 PM PST by lbryce (BHO:"Now, I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds by way Oppenheiner at Trinity NM)
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To: lbryce

Presumably the visit to the West Bank is to lay a wreath at the grave of Yasser Arafat.


19 posted on 02/05/2013 6:22:23 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: gaijin

“HELP US, Israel.

Please.”


WHAT?! We don’t need Israel’s help. They need US! Whuttsamatta wit U?


20 posted on 02/05/2013 8:48:03 PM PST by ourworldawry
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To: lbryce

Do not trust the liar Mr Netanyahu..He is not coming to that area for anything but to see his Muslim friends and give them more money to buy weapon’s to use against Israel..Be very careful..


21 posted on 02/06/2013 6:42:13 AM PST by PLD
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To: lbryce

The Prophet Isaiah said:

“How lovely on the mountains
Are the feet of him who brings Good news”.

Since the Lyin’ King is the Epitome of BAD NEWS, We can assume that his feet are extremely UGLY.

Not only are his feet ugly, but he has a tendency to show us the BOTTOMS of his feet, which is a grave insult in the Middle East.

I shudder to think of those uggy feets touching the Holy Land.


22 posted on 02/06/2013 6:47:07 AM PST by left that other site (Worry is the darkroom that developes negatives.)
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