Skip to comments.Israel-US Defense Ties Remain Strong, Despite Rift [Netanyahu & Israel]
Posted on 03/20/2015 3:48:54 AM PDT by Star Traveler
A senior Israeli official said Friday that defense ties with the United States would remain "intensive" despite a deepening rift between US President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.
"Defense relations continue full strength. Everything concerning the security dialogue is deep, broad and intensive," Gilad said. "These ties will continue and are continuing."
The White House threatened on Thursday that it might withdraw crucial diplomatic cover for Israel at the United Nations, where the Palestinian Authority (PA) has pledged to step up a campaign pushing for international recognition as a state, a unilateral move that breaches the 1993 Oslo Accords which formed the PA.
Netanyahu said before elections that if he was elected a Palestinian state would not be established - a stance he quickly distanced from after the elections, and on election day called for right-wing voters to turn out, warning Arab Israelis were being bused out to vote en masse by foreign funded anti-Netanyahu NGOs - including those Obama is being investigated by the Senate for possibly having funded.
(Excerpt) Read more at israelnationalnews.com ...
For quite a long time Netanyahu has said that he would go anywhere, at any time, and talk with anyone in order to negotiate the final status agreement to form the Palestinian State. Netanyahu will STILL DO THAT TODAY ... and yet ... the Obama Admimistration is GROUSING about ONE STATEMENT that Netanyahu said just hours before the election about the Palestinian State ... that they don't like. SO ... just because of THIS ONE STATEMENT, mere hours ago, and while IGNORING YEARS OF POLICY AND ACTION, the Obama Administration is going to use that one statement - which was REPUDIATED later - as the EXCUSE they are going to use against Israel and against Netanyahu.
What the Obama wanted was just ONE EXCUSE ... and they got it ... while ignoring YEARS OF POLICY and ACTION on the part of Israel and Netanyahu!!
Netanyahu maintains the same position hes ALWAYS HAD with negotiating with the PA for forming a Palestinian State. As I suspected and have known from before, Netanyahus position on that is reasonable and fair ... and HAS NOT CHANGED!
And on the issue of ARABS In Israel, he made clear what his position HAS ALWAYS BEEN with Israeli Arab Citizens ... they have full rights of any citizen and they will be helped by various social programs as he has always done, and they will NOT be discriminated against. They are FULLY INTEGRATED into Israeli society!
BOTH of those things sounds EXACTLY like the Netanyahu from before and extremely fair. Israel should be EXTREMELY PROUD of Netanyahu as their Prime Minister!
Prime Minister Netanayahu gets SLAMMED by the Left and the New York Times ... AND ... and he gets SLAMMED by the Right and the Israeli papers ... LOL ...
AGAIN ... Netanyahus position on being very willing to negotiate with the PA and very willing in forming a Palestinian State has remained the SAME for years ... as he pointed out from his Bar-Ilan speech.
Netanyahu has never been the holdup on forming the Palestinian State, it has been the Palestinian Authority who has been the holdup. They dont want to get the Palestinian State through negotiations with Israel, but they want to get it from it being imposed from the outside without any conditions attached,
Netanyahu Flip Flop: I Want a Two-State Solution [Israel]
Days after vowing not to establish a Palestinian state, Netanyahu says something else in his first post-election interview.
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has retracted his pre-election statements, according to which he would not allow a Palestinian state to be established.
I dont want a one-state solution. I want a sustainable, peaceful two-state solution, Netanyahu said Thursday in an interview with MSNBCs Andrea Mitchell. I havent changed my policy.
Netanyahu said his earlier comments were a reflection of changing conditions on the Palestinian side, pointing to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbass pact to form a unity government with Hamas, which Israel, the U.S. and most European countries consider a terrorist organization.
Im talking about what is achievable and what is not achievable, Netanyahu said Thursday, insisting that he would support a demilitarized Palestinian state under a plan that would ensure Israels security.
The Obama Admimistration simply wants to cherry-pick a single statement, out of YEARS OF POLICY and ACTIONS by Israel and Netanyahu, to use as an EXCUSE to bring down the hammer on Israel and Netanyahu, something Obama has wanted to do all along!!
In First Post-Election Interview Netanyahu Says He Supports Sustainable Two-State Solution, Never Changed His Policy
JNS.org - In his first interview with American media after his Likud partys election victory, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he supports a demilitarized Palestinian state that recognizes a Jewish state, if specific circumstances make that a realistic possibility.
I dont want a one-state solution, he said in an interview with NBC News. I want a sustainable, peaceful two-state solution.
In a pre-election interview on Monday, Netanyahu had told the NRGwebsite that he would not support Israeli withdrawal from its territory to make room for a Palestinian state, due to the possibility of attacks by Islamic extremists.
I havent changed my policy, Netanyahu told NBC News on Thursday. I never retracted my speech at Bar-Ilan University six years ago calling for a demilitarized Palestinian state that recognizes a Jewish state.
Netanyahu said he believes circumstances have to change for there to be a Palestinian state, adding that current Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has made a pact with Hamas that calls for Israels destruction.
And every territory that is vacated today in the Middle East is taken up by Islamist forces, he said. We want that to change so we can realize a vision of real, sustained peace.
The U.S. State Department on Thursday said it cant forget what Netanyahu said about his position on a two-state solution earlier this week.
Certainly, the prime ministers comments from a few days ago called into question his commitment to that, State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said.
We believe he changed his position, she added. We cant forget about those [initial] comments.
gruberish from State and WH served up to those who will believe. Himself as a devote of Rashid Khalidi has been on this tear since day one and first visit of Netanyahu.the long knives have always been out for Israel and especially Bibi.
When Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was over here in the USA and gave speeches to AIPAC and a Joint session of Congress, he said — himself — that relations between Israel and the USA were strong and that both countries were together.
Netanyahu doesn’t work for the State Department or the White House ... LOL ...
THE REAL DEAL:
The White Mosque (abetted and enabled by the 114th EXEMPT)
wants genocide of ALL Christians and Jews, starting
world wide, to then be augmented by concentration camps
in the USA to include extermination conservatives.
Wake up America.
Well, that will eliminate over TWO-THIRDS of the world’s population right off the bat! ... :-) ...
“Israel-US Defense Ties Remain Strong, Despite Rift”....and if you believe that I have a bridge I can sell ya!
A President who has Israels best interest at heart would not send a video to the people of Iran like he just did last night!
I would not recommend Israel think the U. S. has it’s back, as it traditionally has.
Plan for the worst case scenario, and be happy if it doesn’t play out that way.
I do believe that those ties are strong today, but Obama being in the Oval Office can block and cancel many things that make those strong ties. Obama won’t get rid of those ties, by the time he gets out of office, so they can be made stronger still, later on, with a LEGITIMATE PRESIDENT in office.
It would be good for Israel to know that US-Israeli ties are still strong in every way, not just defense. This administration is comprised of foreigners and traitors and doesn’t represent real Americans.
Netanyahu is being waaaay too gracious to the POS
I pretty much agree with that, but I do think there are things Obama can do to undercut Israel. This can and probably will affect Israel negatively.
The nuclear deal with Iran is one issue that clearly fits this scenario. If there are others to be had, this administration will find and tap them.
Israel will be here when Obama leaves, and I do think the next president will return things to some manner of normalcy, (or relations that is).
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