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Monday, March 17, 2014

Obama Sucks Up to Abbas: No State for the Jewish People

Yesterday, during a "working lunch" at the White House, President Obama said of Palestinian Authority President Abbas, currently in his tenth year of a four-year term of office:

"I have to commend President Abbas. He has been somebody who has consistently renounced violence, has consistently sought a diplomatic and peaceful solution that allows for two states, side by side in peace and security — a state that allows for the dignity and sovereignty of the Palestinian people and a state that allows for Israelis to feel secure and at peace with their neighbors."

First, note that Obama was pleased to dine with Abbas. In contrast, Obama in the past made a point of refusing to eat with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu during a White House visit (see: http://nypost.com/2010/03/26/obama-dumped-netanyahu-for-private-dinner/).

More to the point, note that Obama referred to "a state that allows for the dignity and sovereignty of the Palestinian people," while at the same time referring to "a state that allows for Israelis to feel secure and at peace with their neighbors." Obama purposefully decided not to refer to a state for the "Jewish people," all in accordance with the sensitivities of Abbas, who is unwilling to acknowledge Israel as a Jewish state (see: http://jgcaesarea.blogspot.co.il/2014/03/jackson-diehl-obamas-middle-east.html).

Also, regarding Obama's claim that Abbas is someone "who has consistently renounced violence," observe what Adam Kredo has to say on the matter (http://freebeacon.com/obama-abbas-has-consistently-renounced-violence/):

"Obama also did not touch on Abbas’s ongoing support for Palestinian terrorists who were released from Israeli jails last year in good faith as a precursor to the talks.

Abbas awarded in July the 'highest order of the Star of Honor' to Nayef Hawatmeh, leader of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine, which has killed Israeli schoolchildren and others.

In October of last year, Abbas welcomed back home a group of 26 released Palestinian terrorists as 'our heroic brothers,' according to the media monitoring site Palestinian Media Watch.

'We welcome our heroic brothers who come from behind bars to the world of freedom. We congratulate ourselves and we congratulate all of you in this great celebration that unifies and returns our sons to us,' Abbas was quoted as saying of the terrorists.

He made similar remarks in December."

Does the storm have a silver lining? Absolutely. At least Obama did not bow to Abbas . . .

3 comments:

  1. Jeffrey it is even much worse. Obama is promoting Khamenei's agenda which not surprisingly is also agenda of BDS. Check for example Khamenei's latest pronouncements.
    In the disintegrating world, the world of genocides, slavery, terror, invasion, tortures, Khamenei orders and Obama and BDS follows the focus on the Palestinians only.
    The fact the American President divert attention from American internal problems and external threats in accordance with the dictate of American enemy is to put it mildly worrying.

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  2. There is a new US special envoy to Syria...
    http://www.state.gov/secretary/remarks/2014/03/223598.htm
    Either someone at State hates Daniel Rubinstein or he's got balls the size of melons.
    Whichever way, I wish him the best of luck.

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  3. My writing in the middle of the night needs some correction (for clarity only):
    In the disintegrating world, the world of genocides, slavery, terror, invasion, tortures, Khamenei orders and Obama and BDS follow and focus on the Palestinians only.
    Sorry about this scramble sentence.

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