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Obama, Netanyahu Make Conciliatory Noises in White House

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Posted on Jul 6, 2010
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President Barack Obama spent time Tuesday talking with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the Oval Office, where the two leaders made a show of unity for the cameras and said some vaguely hopeful things about the Mideast peace process.  —KA

BBC:

US President Barack Obama has urged the Israelis and Palestinians to resume direct peace talks before a settlement freeze expires in September.

He spoke after Oval Office talks with Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu, who said it was “high time” for direct talks.

The two leaders also played down any suggestion of a rift between the US and Israel, with Mr Obama saying the bond was “unbreakable”.

Mr Obama praised Israel for announcing it would ease its Gaza Strip blockade.

The US president said he hoped direct peace talks would resume “well before” Israel’s 10-month moratorium on building new settlements in the West Bank expired at the end of September.

The Israeli prime minister has been under pressure from his right-wing coalition not to cave in to US calls to extend the freeze.

“I believe Prime Minister Netanyahu wants peace. I think he is willing to take risks for peace,” said Mr Obama.

Mr Netanyahu said steps were being taken in the coming days and weeks to further the peace process, but he gave no further details.

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PatrickHenry's avatar

By PatrickHenry, July 9, 2010 at 4:50 pm Link to this comment

Pete, Seeing what I see of you, I would take that bet.  Just a big mouth who needs an education.

You talk out your ass and act like an ass and have an obvious mental defect much like Klan members, Nazis and anyone else who thinks they are supreme, special or chosen.

Your service to mankind is laughable as you mock all things muslim and arab and have that old settler mentality. 

I’m sure you’ve heard this all before and often.

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By Peter Knopfler, July 9, 2010 at 4:08 pm Link to this comment

I don`t need a mask to hide behind paterick Henry your Mask speeks to your fear, I walk my Talk over sixty you wouldn`t last 30 seconds in the ring with me. I just happen to be a Jew who stands up for himself, doesn`t hide and service to mankind has been my 43 year occupation, others before me. Freedom of expression I say, calling me names from behind a mask, means your chicken sh_T to show your face frightened little Man Paterick Henry. free yourself from your phoney mask-sherade! I talk my walk, and walk my talk my life is my example, the mask is your example Meatbag!

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By PatrickHenry, July 8, 2010 at 5:48 pm Link to this comment

Robert, good post and pictures, alot of parallels from what happened to what is happening today.

One long tragedy.

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By PatrickHenry, July 8, 2010 at 4:48 pm Link to this comment

Peter Knopfler,

I’m glad your not representative of most Jews I know, they are alot smarter.  I see you as just an ass who happens to be jewish.

Your over the top pro-zionism rants are even more idiotic, keep up the good work as it is the best advertisement against zionism out there.

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By Robert, July 8, 2010 at 11:54 am Link to this comment

THE PHOTOS NO ONE SHOWED TO OBAMA

July 8, 2010

“Netanyahu for sure didn’t bring along this album….. strangely enough, neither did Abbas on his last visit. Seems that President Obama never saw these….

Maybe it’s time…..”

“NOT A WORD NEEDS TO BE SAID….. THE PHOTOS SAY IT ALL”

GERMANY 1940           ISRAEL 2009-2010


http://desertpeace.wordpress.com/2010/07/08/the-photos-no-one-showed-to-obama/

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By Richard_Ralph_Roehl, July 8, 2010 at 10:12 am Link to this comment

Knopfler is dispeased with the criticism that I and others have made about the vicious theo-crazy of Israel.

Look at at photo accompanying Knopfler’s convoluted commentary. It is the image of baboon… the image of arrogance and tribe-all-eeego know-it-all! This guy thinks his farts don’t stink… but the only way that’s ever gonna happen is if/when somebody puts a butt-hole in this guy’s head.

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By Robert, July 7, 2010 at 8:46 pm Link to this comment

By Peter Knopfler, July 7 at 9:07 pm #


“All American comments please sit down your Grand parents know better.
Finally Obama came to your senses and supported Israel,
Really, what else could He do, “The Zionists got it all”, It`s all GOOD.
The Historical Jew,
Sure worked hard enough, spilled enough blood over thousands of years,
gave you the idea of One G_D,
kneel, worship, before the Rabbi on the Cross”

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Hey Knopfler...your nazi-zionist friends below are showing their humanity, love & peace…

++++++++++

 
Swedish human rights worker viciously
attacked by Israeli settlers


“A 19-year old Swedish human rights worker had her cheekbone broken by an Israeli settler in Hebron today. Tove Johansson from Stockholm walked through the Tel Rumeida checkpoint with a small group of human rights workers to accompany Palestinian schoolchildren to their homes. They were confronted by about 100 settlers in small groups, who started chanting in Hebrew “We killed Jesus, we’ll kill you too!”, a refrain the settlers had been repeating to internationals in Tel Rumeida all day.”

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Click on link for the gruesome pictures & details:

http://www.ifamericansknew.org/cur_sit/tovej.html

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By Peter Knopfler, July 7, 2010 at 5:07 pm Link to this comment

WOW! A Healthy bunch of Israel haters the same that sunk with the Floatkilla.
I guess you sm__cks better rub off the star of David from the One Dollar Bill or take Obama out for a HOT DOG.
All American comments please sit down your Grand parents know better.
Finally Obama came to your senses and supported Israel,
Really, what else could He do, “The Zionists got it all”, It`s all GOOD.
The Historical Jew,
Sure worked hard enough, spilled enough blood over thousands of years,
gave you the idea of One G_D,
kneel, worship, before the Rabbi on the Cross and now you want all the money too,
too bad for near sighted opinions,
same poop different scoop!
Press the reset button Christians find the truth, blind faith has failed once more.
Yes back to Soldiers for Christ paid by Israel,a completed 1000 year historical circle??
You Folks, nice as you are, crack me up,
History in the Baking! Bagels anyone!
Scratch a Christian long enough ,
you`ll get a JEW, so whats new! Such a Deal!

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By Aarky, July 7, 2010 at 4:12 pm Link to this comment
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At what point in the conversation with Bibi did Obama call Hillary in and they strapped on pink kneepads and kowtowed and groveled until Bibi was done giving instructions??

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By ralph, July 7, 2010 at 3:54 pm Link to this comment
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Obama is a stooge of Israel, as are the entire Congress. All are Zionists.

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By PatrickHenry, July 7, 2010 at 3:17 pm Link to this comment

Through thought, word and deed average Americans should contact their elected representatives and let them know its time to cut Israel loose.

http://www.Congress.org

I routinely chastize Steny Hoyer and Barbara Mikulski for their zionist positions which enable more war, defy the rule of law, and deny justice for oppressed people.  American values which need to be changed.

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By tman, July 7, 2010 at 2:12 pm Link to this comment

Once more our president begs his master for forgiveness and promises to stay in line. What a wimp.

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By Richard_Ralph_Roehl, July 7, 2010 at 10:57 am Link to this comment

President Obama says that corp-rat capitalist/fascist Amerika and the criminal $yndicate of Israel share common values? Huh? What? Common values? With Israel?

So… ah… I guess Mr. Obama is saying that Amerika (a.k.a.: The United $tates of Perpetual War Profiteering) endorses the Zionist tenets of racism, bigotry, theft, kidnapping, torture, murder, piracy on the high seas, ethnic cleansing and genocide!

Is that what your saying Mr. Obama? Eh? Quite frankly… I find it appalling that a man of mixed race, a well educated Afro-Amerikan man, can find any accomodation with the racist $ociopathic Zionist regime in Israel.

Hey Brother! You should stop thinking like a Jew ewe apologist. Wake the hell up! Israel is no friend of the United $tates… and giving blind $upport to that evil $yndicate endangers the welfare of all Amerikans. Amerika’s $upport for Israel tempts fate… and it invites a horrible karma screaming and screaming for evaporation.

The 9/11 attack was not precipitated from those who hate our alleged freedoms to work three jobs to make ends meat. 9/11 happened because of Amerikan foreign policy that blindly $upports Israel and also indulges in violence and suppression against peoples in foreign lands all over the world. Amerikans reap what they $ow!

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By grumpynyker, July 7, 2010 at 7:40 am Link to this comment
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Reason why I will not vote for Barry Obama Soetero in
November 2012;

1. Doesn’t possess the balls to defund all welfare
payments to Israel/Egypt from military to loan
guarantees.

2. So-called Arab/Muslim states can’t/won’t shut off
the oil pipelines into that swath of land carved out
of Palestine.

3.  Refusal to arrest/charge American jews for
providing material support to Zionist organizations
via donations to charities/lobby groups like AIPAC, or
contributions to local/state pension plans or college
endowment funds.

4. No demand for complete inspection of ISRAEL’S
NUCLEAR STOCKPILES.

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By nefesh, July 7, 2010 at 12:51 am Link to this comment

Said Obama:

““We strongly believe that, given its size, its history, the region that it’s in, and the threats that are leveled against us – against it, that Israel has unique security requirements.

It’s got to be able to respond to threats or any combination of threats in the region,” Obama told reporters. “The United States will never ask Israel to take any steps that would undermine their security interests.”

http://www.jpost.com/International/Article.aspx?id=180618

Obama finally gets it right. Still won’t get my vote, but gotta give the man props on this one.

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By yours truly, July 6, 2010 at 10:06 pm Link to this comment
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President Obama makes nice-nice with Israeli PM Netanyahu despite the fact that, according to Vice President Joe Biden, the settler-state’s oppression of Palestinians puts our soldiers at risk in Afghanistan, as well as being the reason why the Arab/Islamic masses hate us.  Apparently our president is willing to see two-three U.S. soldiers martyred in Afghanistan every week, rather than do what it’ll take to stop the bloodshed; namely, demand justice for Palestine + bringing the troops out now from Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Yemen & Somalia.  Which leaves us with only one alternative, to rise up en masse, whereupon it’ll be up to us, the what sort of world.  What’s more there are no alternatives, being that perpetual war + global warming = doomsday and time running out.

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By Richard_Ralph_Roehl, July 6, 2010 at 8:48 pm Link to this comment

No doubt… somewhere back in time… faster poo food Amerika has become a punk “bitch” for the ethno-racist Zionist criminal $yndicate that promulgates the vicious apartheid bigotry in the theo-crazy of Israel.

Israel does NOT make Amerikans or Jews safer. The Zionist invention is an vile abomination… a violent and evil curse upon the world. As I’ve stated before… the arrogant, tribe-all-eeego Zionist tenets of Israel are branding every Jew on the planet as a bigot… and a racist!

Also… I am flummoxed and astounded that President Obama, a mixed race Afro-Amerikan man, endorses and $upports the terrible racist $tate of Israel… and that he (and the U.$. Congress) enables the Zionist lunatics in Israel to openly commit kidnapping, torture, murder, piracy on the high seas, ethnic cleansing and genocide with Amerikan taxpayer monies.

See the beast that Israel is! And see the KKKristian/Zionist beast that Amerika has become for $upporting the Israeli Franken$tein! These two war mongering nations tempt fate! They invite a horrifying karma that is screaming and screaming for nuclear evaporation! The Amerikan people shall eventually reap what they $ow!

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By thebeerdoctor, July 6, 2010 at 8:39 pm Link to this comment

Naive? Or just a bloody simpering fool? You decide.

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By MeHere, July 6, 2010 at 8:07 pm Link to this comment

Good article on how tax-exempt funds from the US are aiding settlements in the West Bank:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/06/world/middleeast/06settle.html?src=me&ref=homepage

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By nefesh, July 6, 2010 at 5:01 pm Link to this comment

All in all a pretty good day. My son landed at Ben Gurion International at around 6:30 EDT after the classic EL AL 747-400 non-stop from JFK - his first of many trips to Israel I have no doubt, establishing and strengthening that historic bond between the Diaspora and the homeland, as well as the next generation of Americans with a profound understanding of that tiny country.
And, coincidentally, Obama and Bibi have what appears to be a meeting of the minds and an understanding, finally, about Israel’s true security needs.

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By PatrickHenry, July 6, 2010 at 4:39 pm Link to this comment

I believe Obama’s beliefs are wrong.

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