Israel can’t rely on ‘weak’ US to deal with Iran

Israel can’t rely on ‘weak’ US to deal with Iran, Ya’alon warns
Tehran has outwitted West ‘in Persian bazaar,’ defense minister says, slamming Oba

Israel’s Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon issued a scathing critique of the Obama administration, an Israeli newspaper reported Monday, declaring that Israel cannot rely on the US to thwart Iran’s nuclear program, accusing the administration of broadcasting weakness throughout the world, and warning that its perceived weakness was inviting further terrorism against US targets.

Speaking at a Tel Aviv University event on Sunday reported by the Haaretz daily, Ya’alon said Israel could not afford to rely on the Obama administration to lead an action against Iran’s nuclear program, and that Israel could only rely on itself. Israel had believed that “the one who should lead the campaign against Iran is the US,” but instead, “the US at a certain stage began negotiating with them, and unfortunately in the Persian bazaar the Iranians were better,” he said. Therefore, “we (Israelis) have to look out for ourselves.”

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http://www.timesofisrael.com/defense-minister-we-cant-rely-on-us-to-deal-with-iran/

Israel: A Light to the Nations

“I am the LORD, I have called You in righteousness,
I will also hold You by the hand and watch over You,
And I will appoint You as a covenant to the people,
As a light to the nations
” Isaiah 42:6

“Nations will come to your light,
And kings to the brightness of your rising.”
Isaiah 60:3

Look . . .

The Truth About Israel

“. . . Israel is, an “oasis of brotherhood and democracy.” It is the only legitimate democracy in the Middle East. Israel is a country that protects members of the LGBTQ community, as well as the rights of the women and minorities who live here. Israel is a country that from the very day it was reestablished in 1948, adopted a policy of equality for all. Did you know that in 1969, Israel elected a female prime minister, or head of state, named Golda Meir? This is a feat that some democratic countries, such as the United States, have yet to accomplish.

Now, let’s discuss the biggest lie in regards to Israel today, the “apartheid” claim by anti-Zionists. There are people out there who claim that Israel “oppresses Palestinians.” Let’s look at this claim. First and foremost, these people that claim that Israel is an “apartheid state” need to issue an apology. Not to me and not to Israel, but rather, to all the black South Africans who truly suffered under the former system of apartheid in South Africa. This apartheid legally separated blacks and whites, it discriminated against and treated blacks as second class citizens.”

Source: The truth about Israel
‪‪Op-ed: For millions of Jews, Muslims and Christians, Israel is a safe haven in a very scary region.‬‬
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4498000,00.html

‘Revolutionary’ BDS iPhone App to Spread Boycott Israel Message on Smartphones

‘Revolutionary’ BDS iPhone App to Spread Boycott Israel Message on Smartphones
The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement is to release a beta version of a smartphone app that will allow users to search for a company’s links to Israel in order to boycott its products.
The app will bring activism to a user’s iPhone by informing them of a company’s links to Israel via a large database of researched product information by voluntary staff…

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http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/revolutionary-bds-iphone-app-spread-boycott-israel-message-smartphones-1440199

5 Year Time Check (on Purim)

Just over five years ago, on January 19, 2009 . . . a timely challenge was offered.

“. . . the incoming president got a pointed reminder Sunday morning of what lies just ahead. Ignoring his mentor-turned-nemesis, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, who was preaching in a Washington pulpit, Mr. Obama took his family instead to an old-line Baptist congregation, there to hear the pastor tell of the saga of Queen Esther, the Jewish queen of ancient Persia – now Iran – who by wit and wile saved ancient Israel from destruction. Said the pastor, the Rev. Derrick Hawkins, to the man seated on the second row: “Perhaps, just perhaps, you are where you are for just such a time.” No one could miss the point of the sermon.

SOURCE: The honeymoon ends promptly at noon
Monday, January 19, 2009
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/jan/19/the-honeymoon-ends-promptly-at-noon/

Candidly Speaking: Obama-Netanyahu rift is unbridgeable

Candidly Speaking: Obama-Netanyahu rift is unbridgeable
By ISI LEIBLER
09/03/2014
In an unprecedented breach of diplomatic etiquette, President Obama once again sandbagged Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.

In an unprecedented breach of diplomatic etiquette, President Obama once again sandbagged Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu. In a carefully orchestrated interview with Jeff Goldberg, a columnist for Bloomberg, released a few hours before the prime minister’s arrival in the US, Obama reverted to his May 2011 role as an Israel basher and engaged in personal savaging and humiliation of Netanyahu.

This despite Netanyahu’s intimation that Israel intended to adopt the Kerry framework, albeit with reservations.

Obama accused Netanyahu of leading his country toward disaster, condemned the “more aggressive settlement construction” and rhetorically asked, “Do you resign yourself to what amounts to a permanent occupation of the West Bank?” He effusively praised Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas – who had rejected prime minister Ehud Olmert’s offer for 97 percent of territories over the Green Line and refused to even conduct negotiations unless Israel released mass murderers whom he currently fetes as heroes. Obama made no reference to Palestinian intransigence and total unwillingness to compromise.

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http://www.jpost.com/LandedPages/PrintArticle.aspx?id=344807

Israeli Gov’t: Christ at the Checkpoint is Problematic

Israeli Gov’t: Christ at the Checkpoint is Problematic

Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) has issued a last-minute statement suggesting Christians steer clear of the “Christ at the Checkpoint” (CatC) conference that opens tomorrow (Monday) in Palestinian-held Bethlehem. The statement, which came in response to an investigative inquiry by Israel Today, regards the CatC conference as a serious long-term threat to Israel’s security.
In a personal correspondence with Israel Today, an MFA official said that “unfortunately, we well know about the [Christ at the Checkpoint] conference,” explaining that for the Israeli government, the event “is particularly problematic, because it is designed for the evangelical Christian leadership – an extremely important audience to us.”

The official provided statement from the MFA is as follows:

“The attempt to use religious motifs in order to mobilize political propaganda and agitate the feelings of the faithful through the manipulation of religion and politics is an unacceptable and shameful act. Using religion for the purpose of incitement in the service of political interests stains the person who does it with a stain of indelible infamy.”

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http://www.israeltoday.co.il/NewsItem/tabid/178/nid/24489/Default.aspx?utm_source=news&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=No-sidebar-news-1&utm_content=1154=