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  • America on a Flatbed

    03/25/2013 4:43:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | March 23, 2013 | Tim Slagle
    The presidential limo is a perfect metaphor for the economy. The people who claim authority have no idea what it runs on. President Obama was due in Israel. So the advance team wheels his non-sequestered limo out of the cargo plane and over to the gas pumps to make sure he has a full tank when he arrives. Apparently there is some concern he might have to make a hasty retreat and won’t have time to fill it up later. Whoever was filling it up didn’t know that it ran on diesel and filled it up with regular. Apparently, they...
  • Kerry's Offer: Release Prisoners and They'll Renew Talks(Israel-Palestine)

    03/23/2013 7:17:58 PM PDT · by haffast · 32 replies
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry held talks with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Saturday evening, after earlier discussing ways to push a new peace plan with Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, U.S. and Israeli sources said. A radio report said Netanyahu and Kerry had a first round of private talks and were then joined by Justice Minister Tzipi Livni, Netanyahu's personal envoy Yitzhak Molcho and his national security adviser Yaakov Amidror. Channel 10 News reported that Kerry is planning on offering Israel and the PA an outline which would see Israel releasing terrorists from its prisons and transferring areas...
  • US unblocks $500 million in aid to Palestinians

    03/23/2013 7:42:12 PM PDT · by EinNYC · 54 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | March 23, 2013 | Yoel Goldman
    The US State Department announced on Friday that nearly $500 million in aid had been unblocked for transfer to the Palestinian Authority, months after Congress froze the funds in late-2012. “To date, we have moved $295.7 million in fiscal year 2012 money… and $200 million in fiscal year 2013 assistance,” State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland told reporters. The announcement came on the heels of US President Barack Obama’s first trip to Israel and the West Bank since assuming office in 2009. The Palestinian Authority has been in the grips of a deep economic crisis, largely due to promised aid going...
  • Israeli PM apologizes to Turkey after Obama push (Israel to compensate flotilla deaths)

    03/22/2013 6:07:28 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 7 replies
    Hurriyet ^ | 3/22/2013 | Hurriyet
    Israel issued a formal apology to Turkey and agreed to pay compensation over the Mavi Marmara killings of 2010 on March 22 after a phone conversation between the two countriesÂ’ premiers, Benjamin Netanyahu and Recep Tayyip ErdoÄźan, that was brokered by U.S. President Barack Obama. Turkey accepted IsraelÂ’s apology, sources from the Prime Ministry confirmed, underlining that Israel had also agreed to ease its blockade on Gaza.
  • Miss Israel: Obama "World-Class Hunk" (BARF Alert)

    03/22/2013 5:49:45 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 28 replies ^ | March 22, 2013 | Katie Glueck
    President Barack Obama has earned a new title: world-class hunk. That was the assessment of Miss Israel, the 21-year-old Ethiopian immigrant Titi Aynaw who met Obama on Thursday. “He’s an exciting man, a world-class hunk, charming and an extraordinary gentleman,” she told the Israeli publication Yediot Aharonot.
  • 'Most Palestinians hate Obama'; US president gets heated reception in West Bank

    03/22/2013 6:24:33 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 19 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 21 Mar 2013 | Phoebe Greenwood
    John Kerry, the US secretary of state, hit the red carpet first, followed by Barack Obama. The welcome ceremony lasted five minutes, with time for only solemn-faced handshakes and a reedy rendition of the Star Spangled banner before presidential entourage disappeared into Muqata'a building. The red carpet rolled up promptly behind them...
  • ‘Filth’: Here’s How Snubbed Members of Knesset Are Responding to Obama’s Jerusalem Speech

    03/22/2013 12:58:50 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 3/22/13 | Sharona Schwartz
    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.
  • Sarah Palin: As always, one must listen carefully to what leadership says.

    03/22/2013 10:11:54 AM PDT · by KC_Lion · 35 replies
    Sarah's Facebook Via Palin Promotion ^ | March 22, 2013 | Sarah Palin
    As always, one must listen carefully to what leadership says, or fails to say, in analyzing current affairs. During his trip to Israel, President Obama said, "It is not fair that a Palestinian child cannot grow up in a state of her own." Of course, as people of good will we would like everyone to have the right of self-determination and God-given liberty, but we also have to ask ourselves what has been done to establish the circumstances necessary for that. It's been observed that a Palestinian child cannot grow up "in a state of her own" because of Palestinian...
  • Jerusalem Sandstorm 'Grounds' Obama

    03/22/2013 9:15:14 AM PDT · by blueyon · 25 replies
    Arutz Sheva 7 ^ | 3/22/2013 | news brief??
    A fierce sandstorm hit Jerusalem Friday, forcing United States President Barack Obama to travel by motorcade to Bethlehem, just south of Jerusalem, rather than by helicopter as scheduled, according to an Israeli police spokeswoman cited by Agence France Presse. Spokeswoman Luba Samri told AFP that the stormy weather precluded flying, with Obama likely to drive directly from Bethlehem to Ben Gurion International Airport near Tel Aviv from where he was scheduled to depart for Jordan on Air Force One.
  • Obama Compares Israeli-Palestinian Conflict To Disagreements Between U.S. And Canada…

    03/21/2013 2:45:58 PM PDT · by yoe · 48 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | March 21, 2013
  • Caption Obama and Netanyahu

    03/21/2013 2:48:31 PM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 42 replies
    U.S. President Barack Obama confers with Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (L), at an official state dinner hosted by Israel's President Shimon Peres (not pictured) in Jerusalem, March 21, 2013.
  • Obama Speaks Under Arafat Banner

    03/21/2013 7:12:44 AM PDT · by pepsi_junkie · 90 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 03/21/2013 | Daniel Halper
    At a press conference today in Ramallah, President Barack Obama addressed the assembled journalists while standing under a Yasser Arafat banner:"Hope everyone saw presser. If not there, it was notable that Obama and Abbas spoke from under a banner bearing pictures of Arafat and Abbas. Also another big banner was hanging on wall nearby with Abbas kind of superimposed on Arafat," the White House pool reporter notes.
  • Obama in West Bank: Palestinians 'deserve a state of their own'

    03/21/2013 5:28:31 AM PDT · by John W · 67 replies ^ | March 21. 2013 | John Newland
    President Barack Obama spoke critically of Israeli settlement activity and reaffirmed his commitment to the creation of "an independent and sovereign state of Palestine" in a Thursday news conference in the West Bank. "We cannot give up on the search for peace, no matter how hard it is. ... Too much is at stake," the president said at the joint news conference with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on the second day of his first official trip to Israel. Advertise | AdChoices Obama reaffirmed the "difficult" goal of a two-state solution, adding that Israel's program of settlements was unhelpful and...
  • Anyone notice Obama's love-fest conference w/Abbas has big pic of Jew-killing Arafat?

    03/21/2013 4:43:17 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    Giant pic of man who celebrated the murder of Jewish children....and Obama happily stands there. Imagine if Bush spoke where a big photo of Hitler was hanging.
  • A Bloody Endless Peace

    03/21/2013 5:42:26 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 3 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | 20 Mar 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    "War is peace," entered our cultural vocabulary some sixty-four years ago. Around the same time that Orwell's masterpiece was being printed up, an armistice was being negotiated between Israel and the Arab invading armies. That armistice began the long peaceful war or the warring peace. The entire charade did not properly enter the realm of the Orwellian until the peace process began. The peace process between Israel and the terrorist militias funded by the countries of those invading armies has gone on for longer than most actual wars. It has also taken more lives than most actual wars. War has...
  • Andrea Mitchell: Obama And Netanyahu Have "One Of The Worst Relationships I Can Remember"

    03/20/2013 5:27:55 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 21 replies ^ | March 20, 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    Brace yourselfs, for NBC's Andrea Mitchell - on MSNBC no less - actually criticized Barack Obama Wednesday. During a News Nation segment about the President's trip to Israel, Mitchell said his relationship with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is "one of the worst" she can remember going all the way back to her years covering Ronald Reagan (video follows with transcript and commentary):
  • Obama’s Mysterious Israeli Odyssey (Caroline Glick)

    03/20/2013 5:52:33 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 3 replies ^ | 3/20/2013 | Caroline Glick
    Why is US President Barack Obama coming to Israel today? In 2008, then president George W. Bush came to celebrate Israel’s 60th Independence Day, and to reject Israeli requests for assistance in destroying Iran’s nuclear installations. In 1996, then-president Bill Clinton came to Israel to help then-prime minister Shimon Peres’s electoral campaign against Likud leader Binyamin Netanyahu. It is possible that Obama is coming here in order to build up pro-Israel bonafides. But why would he bother? Obama won his reelection bid with the support of the overwhelming majority of American Jews. Their support vindicated his hostility toward Israel in...
  • Jerusalem Post Editor: "We Can't Figure Out What He's Doing Here"

    03/20/2013 5:04:41 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 58 replies ^ | March 20, 2013 | Larry O'Connor
    Caroline Glick, Senior Contributing Editor of the Jerusalem Post said the Israeli people consider President Obama "a hostile president overall," on "Mornings on the Mall" on WMAL-FM in Washington DC. Appearing with Brian Wilson and myself Wednesday morning, Glick said the Israeli people "can't figure out what he's doing here," when asked about the mood in Jerusalem as the President's plane touched down for the first time in his presidency.
  • Obama in Middle East: US and Israel 'share same goals'

    03/20/2013 3:35:52 PM PDT · by haffast · 9 replies
    BBC ^ | 20 March 2013 Last updated at 16:21 ET | BBC
    Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have said they share the same goals, as the US leader makes his first visit to Israel as president. Speaking in Jerusalem, the two leaders said they agreed that Israel had the right to "defend itself by itself". Mr Obama said there was "not a lot of light" between the US and Israel in assessing Iran's nuclear programme. The leaders also reaffirmed their commitment to a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestinian conflict. snip Following talks in Jerusalem, Mr Netanyahu said the fact the US president had made Israel the first foreign visit...
  • Bibi boom! Netanyahu: ‘Israel can never cede right to defend itself, even to greatest friend’

    03/20/2013 12:28:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    twitchy ^ | 3/20/13 | staff
    Daniel Morcate @dmorca Quote of the Day: '#Israel can never cede the right to defend itself, even to its greatest friend.' Israeli PM B. #Netanyahu President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are holding a joint presser in Israel. White House Live âś” @WHLive Happening now: President Obama & PM @netanyahu hold a press conference: 6:33 PM - 20 Mar 13 White House LIVE Join me in watching it LIVE from the White House PETER MAER @petermaercbs Netanyahu on Iran nuclear threat: "We (Israel) have both the right and capability to defend ourselves."
  • Obama's Armored Limo Had To Be Towed During Trip To Israel

    03/20/2013 12:31:48 PM PDT · by Smittie · 25 replies
    New York Post ^ | 03/20/2013 | GEOFF EARLE
    <p>President Obama’s armored Cadillac limo, which was supposed to schlep him around the Holy Land, broke down.</p> <p>According to Israeli’s Channel 2, the cause of the mishap was a simple error all motorists try to avoid.</p> <p>“The Americans filled it up with diesel, rather than [gasoline],” the channe quoted a source, which recently scored an interview with Obama, reported – in case there was any doubt that the host government wasn’t to blame.</p>
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    03/20/2013 8:15:07 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 83 replies
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  • They’re digging up Obama’s tree? [BO Brings In Magnolia Not Cleared By Agriculture Ministry: FAIL]

    03/20/2013 11:43:08 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 38 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 3/20/13 | Staff
    Ynet is reporting that by order of the Agriculture Ministry, the magnolia tree brought from the US by the president and planted by Obama and Peres earlier this afternoon is being dug up. Really. Plants cannot be brought in from abroad “without undergoing a check” by the ministry, the report quotes the bureaucrats as saying. If this were April 1, we’d assume this was a wind-up. As the Netanyahu-Obama talks near their mid-evening break — there’ll be a press conference in 20 minutes or so, and then a working dinner — Ambassador Michael Oren is asked whether, for all the...
  • Obama in Israel: ‘It’s good to get away from Congress’

    03/20/2013 10:54:30 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3-20-2013 | Jonathan Easley
    A hot microphone caught President Obama in a moment of candor on Wednesday as he was greeted on the tarmac in Israel for the first overseas trip of his second term. “It’s good to get away from Congress,” the president said to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, provoking a throaty laugh from his counterpart. The joke was not the only moment of levity Obama and Netanyahu shared in the welcoming ceremony. Netanyahu joked that he knew of a few bars the two could patronize in Tel Aviv, a reference to an interview Obama gave in which he said he wanted...
  • Barack Obama in Israel: 'the Beast' limo breaks down after fuel mix-up

    03/20/2013 8:45:43 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 133 replies ^ | 2:57PM GMT 20 Mar 2013 | Robert Tait
    Barack Obama's hopes of a smooth start to his first presidential trip to Israel suffered a hitch on Wednesday when his armoured limousine broke down after a driver reportedly filled it with diesel instead of petrol. The hulking vehicle, nicknamed "the Beast" for its supposed robustness in the face of potential attacks, juddered to a halt on the motorway between Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport and Jerusalem after its engine apparently proved incapable of absorbing the alien fuel intake. Israeli media outlets, including the flagship Channel 2 television station, reported that the car had been filled with diesel. The sleek...
  • Backup presidential limo on its way for Obama in Israel after fuel filling failure(Diesel)

    03/20/2013 7:19:16 AM PDT · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 126 replies
    theguardian ^ | Wednesday 20 March 2013 09.45 EDT | Matthew Weaver
    One of the limousines in Barack Obama's fleet has broken after reports that it was mistakenly filled with the wrong fuel at the start of the US president's visit to Israel. Another limo is on its way from Jordan, according to Ma'an News agency, citing Israel's Channel 10, to replace one that was filled with diesel instead of gasolene.
  • Caption Obama in front of Vashem Holocaust Museum in Jerusalem

    07/23/2008 7:41:09 AM PDT · by AmericanMade1776 · 34 replies · 255+ views
    reusters via Yahoo ^ | July 23, 2008
    U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) pauses during a ceremony in Janusz Korczak Square at Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum in Jerusalem, July 23, 2008. Obama began a visit to Jerusalem on Wednesday pledging staunch support for Israel and saying that if elected, he would work to reinvigorate the Middle East peace process. REUTERS/Jim Young (JERUSALEM) US PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION CAMPAIGN 2008 (USA