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On Tuesday, President Barack Obama met with President Shimon Peres at the White House, where the two discussed everything from the “Arab Spring” and the Peace Process to the global threat of Iran’s nuclear program … but, should we be happy about this meeting?

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New Israeli Peace Plan?

Friends of Israel should be on the alert when reports start appearing that the Netanyahu government is crafting another peace plan and that Shimon Peres will deliver its framework to Obama, this coming week. Peres is slated to present the outlines of the plan to President Obama and then he is scheduled to address a very Left wing think tank that is close to Obama.

This is a troublesome development on several levels.

1. Israel is still pursuing the failed policy of trying to placate Obama on the Palestinian issue. Unless Israel agrees to pull back to the 1967 lines (which includes the division of Jerusalem) Obama will not be satisfied. And if Israel satisfies Obama it will be putting Israel in harm’s way.
2. Peres’ involvement almost certainly means that Israel is prepared to make major concessions: Division of Jerusalem, vacating the West Bank, leaving the Golan,satisfying Palestinians claims against Israel.
3. Peres should be meeting with Israel’s friends in Congress and not Obama’s friends.
4. If Peres delivers concessions to Obama it will confirm to Obama that they can continue to treat Israel as the problem and get away with it.
Israel needs to start standing up for itself and stop trying to win over Obama.



Posted: April 5, 2011 by joelcrosenberg in Uncategorized

Israeli President Shimon Peres met with President Obama at the White House to discuss the stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace process.

Christian leaders around the world need to wake up and take notice of a rising new threat to Mideast security: the leaders of the Palestinian people are planning to go to the U.N. General Assembly this September and unilaterally declare their state in the “pre-1967 war borders,” and a dangerous momentum of international political support for this plan is growing.

Should the Palestinians proceed with their plans, growing evidence suggests they will receive an overwhelming majority vote at the U.N. in favor of dividing the land of Israel and dividing the city of Jerusalem. Indeed, a steadily growing number of countries around the world are signaling that they are ready to recognize a Palestinian state that includes all of the West Bank, all of Gaza, and at least half of Jerusalem as its capital. However, by making a unilateral declaration, the Palestinians will have chosen to refuse all negotiations with the Israelis. They will have chosen to abandon all diplomacy. They will have chosen to reject concessions and compromise. And they will have chosen to reject giving Israel the assurances of peace and security that the Jewish people so eagerly want. Even though Israel has given the Sinai Peninsula to Egypt, withdrawn from southern Lebanon, withdrawn from Gaza, and offered even more sweeping concessions to Palestinian negotiators in recent years – indeed, far more sweeping than I personally am comfortable with – the Palestinian leadership continues to say “no, no, no,” just as they did after the June 1967 war when they issued their famous “Three Noes” declaration from Khartoum: “no peace with Israel, no recognition of Israel, no negotiations with Israel.”

“We want to generate pressure on Israel to make it feel isolated and help it understand that there can be no talks without a stop to settlements,” Nabil Shaath, who leads the foreign affairs department of Fatah, the main party of the Palestinian Authority, told the New York Times. “Without that, our goal is membership in the United Nations General Assembly in September.”

As I first warned in a detailed column on the subject last December, this is a very dangerous development. If the Palestinians make a unilateral declaration of what they want, what will stop Israel from unilaterally declaring what they want? What if the Palestinians try to forcibly evict the Jews living in the West Bank? Those Jews would certainly fight back. Would the Israeli military move to defend the Jewish settlers? Would Palestinian security forces then fire upon the Israeli forces? Would the U.N. move into to condemn and isolate Israel, and even impose draconian economic sanctions on the Jewish state? Events could spiral out of control. Indeed, the likelihood is that far more violence – not peace – would result by such a Palestinian declaration of statehood outside the context of negotiations with Israel. Still, one country after another around the world is encouraging the Palestinian leadership to go in this direction and promising to publicly support them at the U.N. this fall. Some believe that after a big victory in the U.N. General Assembly, a resolution will later be brought before the U.N. Security Council to ratify the legal status of the newly declared state.

On Tuesday, Israeli President Shimon Peres met with President Obama at the White House. Initial reports suggest they discuss the stalled peace process and how to proceed. I hope that behind closed doors Peres was very clear and direct with Obama about what a dangerous road the Palestinians are on. Indeed, Prime Minister Netanyahu has continually offered direct negotiations with the Palestinians, yet the Palestinians keep refusing to sit down and talk face to face. They claim Netanyahu isn’t serious about making peace or new concessions. Yet Netanyahu was the first Israeli leader ever to give land to Yasser Arafat when he gave away Hebron in 1997. I pray that Peres conveyed to the American President what Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak said last month: “We are facing a diplomatic-political tsunami that the majority of the public is unaware of and that will peak in September. It is a very dangerous situation, one that requires action….Paralysis, rhetoric, inaction will deepen the isolation of Israel.”  An isolated Israel is not likely to feel secure enough to make peace with the Palestinians. What’s more, when Israel’s enemies (like Iran, Hezbollah and Hamas) see Israel increasingly isolated, they are more likely to launch a new war.

Publicly, the Obama administration says it opposes the Palestinian plan to unilaterally declare. But there is growing concern among pro-Israel leaders in Washington that should the issue come before the U.N. Security Council, Obama might direct his U.N. ambassador to abstain rather than to veto such a resolution.

Jesus Christ said, “Blessed are the peacemakers.” (Matthew 5:9) Those who truly seek peace will encourage diplomacy, not rash, arrogant, unilateral actions on either side. Sadly, there are far too many leaders in the epicenter who do not seek true peace, and too many leaders around the world who are encouraging reckless behavior.

Bible prophecy makes it clear that the nations of the world will, in the last days, divide up the land of Israel. But the Scriptures are also crystal clear that the nations will face the judgment of Almighty God for doing so. “For behold, in those days and at that time, when I restore the fortunes of Judah and Jerusalem, I will gather all the nations and bring them to the Valley of Jehoshaphat [“the Lord judges”]. Then I will enter into judgment with them there on behalf of My people and My inheritance, Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations; and they have divided up My land.” (Joel 3:1-2).

Let the nations be warned by the God of Israel: they are on a dangerous and disastrous road. I pray they will turn around before it is too late.

hat/tip Worldview Weekend with Brannon Howse


It is my opinion that the Obama administration will go along with this dangerous development.

President Obama is the most anti-Israel president that has occupied the White House.  On the other hand, Israel still has true friends in our Congress and throughout our country.

My advice to Obama and his global buddies …. DO NOT DIVIDE JERUSALEM

Pat Robertson Warns Against Dividing Jerusalem

By The 700 Club

Israel is the spiritual capitol of the world. This is what God calls the navel of the earth in the Old Testament.  So why are all of the nations so concerned about Israel?

I will tell you why. Because it is God’s outpost, and it would be, in a sense, a black eye against Him if his plans were frustrated by human beings. And He will not let people frustrate His plan.

When you look at the map you see what is known as the West Bank territory. And this is what the Palestinians want. Down along the Mediterranean Sea is what is known as Gaza. It is virtually impossible to link these two parts through Israel — so just in that you have a problem.

But if we see the tiny nation of Israel in relation to the vast amount of land that is here, Israel is maybe three-tenths of one percent of the land mass of the entire Middle East.

You can see the enormous amount of land in Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Syria, and Iraq. The people of these nations have so much land, and yet they want to crowd all of the Palestinian people into this little area that will not support them.

Now let’s see what the West Bank looks like. Here are the cities you have been hearing about. Hebron is a famous town in the Old Testament. Bethlehem is the birthplace of Jesus. Ramallah is another one of the key cities along with Nablus and Jenin in the so-called West Bank.

Now if the Palestinians get this, look what is left of Israel. It is seven to nine miles across the smallest section of Israel, and that is all they have between this territory in the Mediterranean Sea. And the thought of the leaders of the Palestinians is to squeeze the Israelis as hard as they can and push them into the sea.

Now assume the Israelis have to call up of their forces. They don’t have a standing army — it is a citizen’s army. What will happen is that you will have terrorists moving across the West Bank and frustrating every single attempt to mobilize the Israeli army in this tiny area?

Now Jerusalem is the capitol of Israel. The Jews took East Jerusalem in fulfillment of a prophecy by Jesus Christ. It was made 2,500 years ago. He said, “Jerusalem will be trodden under the foot of the Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled.”

Here is God’s promise to Abraham approximately 1,800 years before Christ.

I am going to give all this land to you and your offspring as a permanent possession (Genesis 13:15 NLT).

O our God, did you not drive out those who lived in this land when your people arrived? And did you not give this land forever to the descendants of your friend Abraham? (2 Chron. 20:7 NLT).

This is a permanent possession given by God to Abraham, and all of this territory is the land of Israel.

posted by rightthingtodo on April 9, 2011

3And I will bless those who bless you,
And the one who curses you I will curse
And in you all the families of the earth will be blessed.”

Genesis 12:3  (New American Standard Bible)


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Netanyahu Is Not At The U.N. Speaking About Iran, Why?

Joel Rosenberg

With Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in New York City making new threats against the U.S. and Israel, why isn’t Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the U.N. this week as well talking about the Iranian nuclear threat? Why does Netanyahu seem content to cede the stage to Ahmadinejad at this critical moment? It’s a mystery.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

On Monday, Netanyahu conducted a conference call with leaders of the major American Jewish organizations regarding. According to the transcript of the phone call released by the Prime Minister’s Office, however, Netanyahu did not mention Iran. Why not? Again, it’s not clear. Instead, Netanyahu focused on the peace process with the Palestinians. He noted that “just yesterday, a Palestinian Authority court ruled that the sale of Palestinian land to Israelis is punishable by death,” and noted, “these things do not square well with me.” Then he made three key points:

  1. THE PALESTINIANS MUST SAY YES TO A JEWISH STATE — “First about recognition:  It’s time for the Palestinians to do something they have refused to do for 62 years.  It’s time for them to say yes to a Jewish state….Why is this recognition important? It’s important because the Palestinian leadership must begin to make clear to its own people that they are making a permanent peace with the Jewish people, a people that has a right to be here, a right to live in its own state and in its own homeland. Ultimately, there will be no getting around this issue.  For someone who is prepared to make lasting peace with Israel, no statement could be simpler:  I recognize Israel as the Jewish state, the state of the Jewish people….I think President Abbas has to decide.  He cannot skirt the issue.  He cannot find clever language designed to obfuscate or to fudge it. He needs to recognize the Jewish state.  He needs to say it clearly and unequivocally.  He needs to say it to his own people in their own language.  Remember that famous commercial – Just Do It?  I think for the Palestinian leadership, it’s even simpler:  Just Say It.  Say that you recognize Israel as the nation-state of the Jewish people.  Say that you recognize the Jewish state…..”
  2. THE PALESTINIANS MUST AGREE TO REAL ISRAELI SECURITY – “The second problem we face is security….We do not want a repeat of what happened after Israel withdrew from Lebanon and Gaza.  Those territories were turned into Iranian sponsored terror bases from which thousands of rockets were fired at Israel. We have to ensure that we have solid security arrangements on the ground.  We have to ensure that we can prevent the import of weapons from territories that we would vacate as part of a peace agreement with the Palestinians.  And we have to make sure that we can address the potential threats to peace that will inevitably come.  The first one you’ve seen – you’ve seen it in Lebanon, you’ve seen it in Gaza.  These are the attempts – unfortunately successful in both those places – to smuggle a massive amount of weapons: rockets, missiles and other weapons from Iran to its proxies in the territories. …”
  3. THE PALESTINIANS MUST AGREE TO NO FOREIGN TROOPS ON THE BORDERS – ”I have to say another thing: I don’t believe that under these circumstances, international troops will do the job.  Experience has shown that countries seldom sustain a long-term military commitment abroad in places where their troops are subject to constant attacks….”

I agree with the Prime Minister on each of these points. I believe he should add that he will never allow Jerusalem to be divided. The fact that he didn’t mention the Jerusalem issue concerns me. But the fact that he didn’t appear to discuss Iran concerns me more.

Some Israelis are asking wondering where the PM as well. “World leaders converge for UN summit, so where is Netanayhu?” reads a Haaretz headline. “Peres is meeting with diplomats and Mahmoud Abbas, Barak is meeting with Hillary Clinton, but there is no sign of Netanyahu at the central and important assembly.” Hopefully we’ll learn the answer soon.

By Joel C. Rosenberg www.joelrosenberg.com

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More Hypocrisy From The Obama White House As It Prepares The Red Carpet For Netanyahu

FOX News reports-

White House Rolls Out Red Carpet Ahead of Netanyahu Visit

published July 05, 2010

The White House is rolling out the red carpet ahead of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Tuesday visit to Washington as President Obama tries to smooth over tensions and move forward on Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.

The prime minister is expected to get a very different welcome than the one he received back in March.

This time, he’ll stay at the official White House guest residence, the Blair House, as opposed to a hotel. The two leaders will also hold a photo op — unlike last time, when no pictures were released and no formal statement was issued after a pair of closed-door meetings at the White House. That meeting, which yielded no agreement, came after Israel announced new apartments in disputed east Jerusalem in the middle of Vice President Biden’s visit and triggered a stand-off with the White House.

The Obama administration is looking to move past that when Netanyahu arrives. Though the deadly Israeli raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla in May drew fresh attention to Israel’s blockade policy, even that issue has been sidelined. The White House meeting Tuesday is expected to focus on how to move to direct peace talks with the Palestinians, which Netanyahu has been calling for.

“The only way to successfully complete a negotiation as complicated as this is to have the two parties, Israel and the Palestinians, sit opposite one another and directly negotiate these complex issues together,” Netanyahu said.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says he will only begin direct talks if the issue of borders for a future Palestinian state is settled. In exchange, he’s willing to discuss a way to address Israel’s security concerns.

Analysts say the White House appears to believe the red carpet treatment will lead to better results.

(My Comment: This is the problem.  Obama has no real desire to really welcome Prime Minister Netanyahu to The White House.  This is all just for show.  Obama is so removed from reality until it has never occurred to him that he is being watched and evaluated as he deals with Israel.  Israel is a long-time faithful ally of ours. His real feelings were shown by his strange and rude behavior towards Netanyahu back in March.  His actions were so reprehensible toward Israel last March until supporters of Israel spoke out and demanded that Obama treat Netanyahu with the respect and honor that the leader of Israel deserves.)

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Obama Votes Against Israel…Again

One Jerusalem reports –

Obama Votes Against Israel and Israel …

Today, the Obama administration voted in favor of international inspections of Israel’s nuclear program. This came after the Obama administration said it would not support an initiative that singled out Israel.  In fact, National Security Adviser Jim Jones said such an initiative was counterproductive. There are reports that Israel was assured that the Obama administration would support Israel’s objection.But once again, the Obama administration lied and voted in favor of a resolution that singles out Israel for inspections and does not mention Iran’s nuclear program. After the vote, Obama said he would do nothing to harm Israel. This is like after stabbing Caesar, Brutus vows to defend Caesar.

This damaging stunt was sprung while Prime Minister Netanyahu is in North America on his way to Washington. The Prime Minister’s office is saying he will be looking for assurances from the man who just stabbed him and Israel in the back.

When is Israel going to wake up. Obama will continue to stab Israel in the back as long as Israel refuses to fight back. Being a lapdog to Obama is a dangerous role. Unfortunately the whole nation of Israel is at risk.

President Obama is a disgrace to America – we need to pray for God to ‘CHANGE’ him.

Hang tough, Mr. Netanyahu.

posted by rightthingtodo  May 31, 2010

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Barack Obama vs. Jerusalem Day

Commentary by Jonathan Tobin  – May 12, 2010

This was no ordinary Jerusalem Day celebrated in Israel today. This date on the Jewish calendar notes the anniversary of the unification of the city in 1967, when Israeli troops routed the Jordanian occupiers of the eastern, northern, and southern parts of the town, and of the Old City. In June 1967, the barriers that had divided Jerusalem since the 1949 armistice were torn down, and the Jewish people were reunited with their holiest places, from which they had been barred during that period. But while today’s ceremonies, displays, and parties were the usual mix of historic remembrance and recognition of contemporary achievements, there can be no denying the fact that a shadow hung over the festivities there as well as over the observances of the date elsewhere.

The problem is the knowledge that this is the first Jerusalem Day since President Barack Obama made it clear that a repartition of the city has become one of America’s priorities in the Middle East. Though no American government ever recognized Israel’s unification of Jerusalem or, indeed, even the fact that the city has been the country’s capital since 1949, Obama’s is the first administration to state explicitly that the Jewish presence in the parts of the city that the Jordanian occupiers vacated in 1967 is illegal and to actively oppose the building of Jewish housing even in existing Jewish neighborhoods in the city.

Though more than 200,000 Jews live in the eastern, northern, and southern sections of the city, which the media routinely incorrectly labels “East Jerusalem,” those Jewish neighborhoods there are, according to this administration, a violation of international law and an “insult” to America. U.S. diplomats have made it clear to the Israelis that any building that goes on in these neighborhoods of the capital is a “provocation” that is not only anathema to the United States but also a legitimate excuse for the Palestinian Authority to boycott the so-called proximity talks now going on (so named because Palestinian representatives will only allow themselves to communicate indirectly with Israeli negotiators rather than sit and speak directly with them). And though the government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has asserted that Israel will not be deterred from continuing to build the Jewish presence in the city, it is not exactly a secret that all such projects have been put on hold, in order to avoid escalating the tensions that are already apparent in the relationship with the White House.

It is worth repeating on this, of all days, that despite the unique connection between the Jews and Jerusalem (it was never the capital of any entity other than a Jewish kingdom), only in the 43 years of full Israeli sovereignty over the united city has there been freedom of worship for all faiths. (The Jordanians prevented Jews from worshipping at the Western Wall or at other Jewish shrines under their control from 1949 to 1967, just as any Jewish sites currently under the control of the Palestinian Authority have become no-go zones for Israelis.)

Moreover, Netanyahu couldn’t be more right when he notes, as he did again today in his Jerusalem Day speech, that Jews “are not foreign invaders” in their own capital. Yet that is exactly the implication of Obama’s stand. By turning the building of Jewish housing in the city’s Jewish neighborhoods into an international incident, Obama has made it impossible for the Palestinians to demand anything less than the eviction of the Jews from the city; just as they demand of the Jews who live in settlements in the West Bank. Though it must be admitted that there was never any chance that the Palestinians would accept any peace deal under any circumstances, Obama’s ultimatum about freezing housing projects in Jerusalem has certainly ensured that peace is further away than ever.

The juxtaposition of a Jerusalem Day celebrated under tacit American protest ought to remind American friends of Israel who remain supporters of Obama that the man they elected president has done more to undermine the unity of the Jewish state’s capital than 43 years of Arab propaganda. Those who never wish to see the city divided again or to have Jews barred from parts of it must understand that this is exactly the direction in which the Obama administration is headed.

posted by Rightthingtodo May 18, 2010

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Thousands Of Yellow Roses Sent To PM Netanyahu As A Symbol Of Friendship And Solidarity With Israel

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Contact: Tim Bueler, (530) 401-3285

More than twelve thousand yellow roses (the symbol of friendship) are being sent to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with the message: “Be encouraged, Americans stand with you. God bless you,” along with the Bible verse, Psalm 147:2, “The Lord builds up Jerusalem.”

The front page of Friday’s Jerusalem Post reported that there was more than a little hesitancy on the part of the Prime Minister’s office to accept this goodwill gift from the American people, but Janet (Folger) Porter, of Faith2Action and May Day 2010, who initiated the Israel Friendship Project, remains steadfast in her belief that Prime Minister Netanyahu will open his arms to the beautiful bouquets of friendship.

“While it’s true that no one is sending Obama any flowers, it’s clear when reading the cards that will be delivered with the yellow roses that the Israel Friendship Project isn’t about Obama–it’s about our love and support of the Prime Minister and of Israel,” added Porter.

Israeli florist Richard Kovler, who will be delivering more than one thousand dozen roses, has people walking up to him on the street and calling from around the world to thank him.  “I’ve also received an outpouring of emails thanking us for our support,” said Porter, “some with suggestions of where the flowers might be delivered.  But these flowers are being sent to Prime Minister Netanyahu–what the Prime Minister does with them is up to him,” Porter said.  “I hope he fills his office and then his government buildings with a fresh, bright reminder that Americans stand with Israel. Then, I hope that sweet aroma of friendship will extend to the Knesset–Israel’s parliament, and to the hospitals treating the victims of ‘previous promises of Palestinian peace.'”

“As the Passover celebration comes to a close, may the words ‘Next year in (rebuilt) Jerusalem,’ never be replaced with: ‘Next year in only the western part of Jerusalem and only with the Obama administration’s permission,'” added Porter.

“This is just another reason we will be gathering at the Lincoln Memorial on May the first – ‘May Day,'” Porter added.  “We have tried everything except gathering together before God to repent of the sins that have brought us here,” said Porter.  “Join us at sunrise on May Day at the Lincoln Memorial,” she added. “because a repentant remnant who will humble themselves before Almighty God is not only our best hope, it is our only hope.



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AP Obama and Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu hold a highly unusual pair of secretive, low-profile meetings closed to reporters amid a dispute about settlement construction

Updated March 24, 2010

Obama and Netanyahu Hold Closed-Door Talks


WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met Tuesday in an unusual pair of low-profile meetings at the White House amid a serious dispute about settlement construction.

In a break with custom that seemed linked to the crisis complicating U.S.-Israel relations, reporters were not invited to see them shake hands and begin their talks. It is highly unusual for a visiting ally not to be seen with the president, either for photographs or statements.

At issue is Israel’s announcement two weeks ago, as Vice President Joe Biden visited, that it will build 1,600 new apartments in east Jerusalem, the largely Arab section of the disputed holy city. Palestinians claim east Jerusalem as the capital of a future state and have delayed new U.S.-sponsored peace talks over what they say is an Israeli land grab.

Obama and Netanyahu initially conferred for about 90 minutes in the Oval Office — a half-hour longer than scheduled. After that meeting, Obama retired to the residence while Netanyahu stayed behind in the White House to consult with his staff in the Roosevelt Room, a White House official said late Tuesday.

Netanyahu then asked for a second meeting with Obama, who came back downstairs to the Oval Office for another 35 minutes of talks with the prime minister, said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the sensitive diplomatic issue.

Although they met for a total of two hours, the White House did not issue a formal statement on what was discussed in either meeting, another break with custom. Israeli officials also had no comment.

Israel on Tuesday unveiled a grandiose plan for hotels, businesses and new housing for Palestinians in the center of east Jerusalem, but the announcement only brought Palestinian suspicion that it was an unacceptable payoff for new building in Jewish neighborhoods. The plan calls for developing a large area across from the Old City wall for tourism and commerce, as well as building 1,000 additional apartments.

On Capitol Hill, Netanyahu received a warm public reception from Congress on Tuesday, with a top Democrat and Republican joining to praise a leader who has refused to back down in a disagreement the White House says threatens new peace talks.

The bipartisan welcome underscored the breadth of congressional support for Israel even when a U.S. president wants to keep his distance. And it pointed to the limited options, beyond verbal rebukes, that the Obama administration faces in pressuring the Jewish state.  (read more)


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