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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?

One Jerusalem reports

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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Standing With Israel

Rescuing The American-Israeli Alliance

The first 18 months of the Obama Administration have not been good for Israel. Iran is 18 months closer to having nuclear weapons, and Obama officials have tilted U.S. policy toward the Muslim world at the expense of the U.S.-Israeli alliance. Meanwhile, a new left-wing group called J-Street, allegedly funded by George Soros, claims to be pro-Israel, but takes the side of Israel’s worst critics in virtually every confrontation.

Fortunately, help is on the way! Pastor John Hagee’s Christians United for Israel (CUFI) will bring thousands of pro-Israel activists to Washington next week for our fifth annual convention. One day will be devoted to visiting members of Congress. As one of the original founders of CUFI, I am excited to see this group continue to grow in support and influence. Go to www.cufi.org to find out how you can be involved.

“Christians United For Israel is an excellent way to show your support to the State of Israel specifically and in general to the U.S./Israeli Alliance.  I have been a part of this event and recommend it to all of you who care about our relationship with Israel.

But that is not all. This week I joined Bill Kristol, conservative writer and intellectual Rachel Abrams and others to launch the Emergency Committee for Israel. Our goal is to challenge those in and out of government whose policies undermine Israel and the U.S.-Israeli alliance.

Here’s the best development – all the right people are condemning our efforts! When the news broke this week about the Emergency Committee, a bevy of left-wing Israel-bashers and Islamist apologists reacted with shock and horror. Verbal bombs started raining down on the Committee and its founders. The blogosphere erupted with attacks, many of them personal, on Bill Kristol, Rachel Abrams and me. Little did our opponents know that their screams of outrage were confirmation to us that we are engaged in a noble and needed enterprise. You can find out more at www.committeeforisrael.com.

H/t Gary L. Bauer


Power Line had this to say:

An ad that touches a nerve

July 14, 2010 Posted by Paul at 1:03 PM

The Emergency Committee for Israel (ECI) is a new group whose missiion is “to educate the public about the serious challenges to Israel’s security and about what elected officials in this country are doing and should do in order to meet those challenges.” To that end, it has produced an ad that exposes the views of Rep. Joe Sestak, the Democratic candidate for the Senate in Pennsylvania, regarding the Middle East. The ad concludes by urging viewers to call Sestak and ask him to stand with Israel.

The ad created quite a stir on Joe Scarborough’s show this morning — a stir that confirms the need for an organization like ECI. The ad is a standard, but highly effective issue-advocacy attack piece. What’s different about it is that it pertains to Israel.

After showing the ad, Scarborough proclaims himself “afraid” that “Middle East politics is going to get in the middle” and “things are going to get very, very ugly.” Scarborough does not explain why the Middle East, unique among important issues, should not be the subject of unpleasant discussion during a political campagin.

Mike Allen of Politico takes a different approach. He informs the audience that ECI is the group of Bill Kristol and Gary Bauer. Scarborough repeats the point — “so this is Bill Kristol and Gary Bauer that are part of the group that’s funding these ads” — and makes it clear that he has no use for Kristol.

Next up is Mark Halperin who returns to Scarborough’s ridiculous talking point. Israel is going to be “politicized,” Halperin frets.

Things take a comic turn when Terry McAuliffe joins in. He expresses the idea that the others have been flirting with, but are too smart to state — that the ad somehow is “out of line.” McAuliffe can’t explain why; it has something to do with the music and the fact that the ad isn’t about jobs. McAuliffe, one of the least successful well-known political figures of my lifetime, concludes that the ad will backfire.

McAuliffe seems to bring the rest of the panel to its senses. Suddenly, the specter of Bill Kristol is lifted. Halperin admits that the ad is “issue based.” Scarborough notes that it uses Sestak’s own actions and statements. Allen concludes that the ad confirms how President Obama’s approach to Israel has created a political problem for Democrats.

He is right. The ad does and Obama has.

posted by rightthingtodo  on July 15, 2010

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Bibi’s Back

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

This from Gary Bauer

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was back at the White House yesterday, and what a contrast to his last visit. When Netanyahu last visited Washington, he was treated more like the illegitimate leader of a pariah state. He was denied the traditional protocols of an official visit and told not to speak to the media. Obama even refused to have his picture taken with Netanyahu.

This time the White House rolled out the red carpet as Obama tried his best to reverse course, saying that he’s always trusted Prime Minister Netanyahu and denying reports of a growing rift between Israel and the United States. When pressed by an Israeli reporter why he has distanced himself from Israel, the president responded, “The premise of your question was wrong.” He then added, “If you look at every public statement I have made it has been a constant reaffirmation of the special relationship between the United States and Israel.”

Many experts, however, are unconvinced that yesterday’s meeting represents a sincere change of heart by this White House. Today’s Wall Street Journal editorial took issue with the president’s remarks. It stated, “Note the lawyerly use of the word ‘public.’ The reality is nearly the opposite…”

The Journal then noted how Hillary Clinton had rejected agreements with Israel negotiated by the Bush Administration; how the administration backed an absurd U.N. resolution on nuclear disarmament that targeted Israel, while ignoring Iran; and how “the White House reacted with bullying fury to the news” that a municipal zoning board had approved the construction of new homes in Jerusalem.

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PM Netanyahu Sends 4th Of July Greetings To America

What a gracious man, PM Netanyahu.  The exact opposite of President Obama.  By the way, were there remarks on the 4th of July by President Obama? Hmmm, I didn’t hear anything that was memorable from him.

God Bless The USA and God Bless Israel

posted by rightthingtodo on July 6, 2010

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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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Jon Voight, The Actor And Angelina Jolie’s Father, Has Written An Open Letter To President Obama

Jon Voight

An open letter from actor Jon Voight to President Obama:

June 22, 2010

President Obama:

You will be the first American president that lied to the Jewish people, and the American people as well, when you said that you would defend Israel, the only Democratic state in the Middle East, against all their enemies. You have done just the opposite. You have propagandized Israel, until they look like they are everyone’s enemy — and it has resonated throughout the world. You are putting Israel in harm’s way, and you have promoted anti-Semitism throughout the world.

You have brought this to a people who have given the world the Ten Commandments and most laws we live by today. The Jewish people have given the world our greatest scientists and philosophers, and the cures for many diseases, and now you play a very dangerous game so you can look like a true martyr to what you see and say are the underdogs. But the underdogs you defend are murderers and criminals who want Israel eradicated.

You have brought to Arizona a civil war, once again defending the criminals and illegals, creating a meltdown for good, loyal, law-abiding citizens. Your destruction of this country may never be remedied, and we may never recover. I pray to God you stop, and I hope the people in this great country realize your agenda is not for the betterment of mankind, but for the betterment of your politics.

With heartfelt and deep concern for America and Israel,

Jon Voight

(Thanks, Jon, for speaking for millions of us.)

posted by rightthingtodo on June 30, 2010

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Obama Is The Most Radical U.S. President Ever! – Obama Is A Menace To Israel!

Yale fellow, “Most Distinguished Professor Of The Year”, and Harvard PhD, Dr. Richard L. Rubenstein, states that President Obama’s intention is to “correct the historical mistake of the creation of the State of Israel”.  Dr. Rubenstein states that President Obama, due to the heritage of his family on his father’s side is extremely pro-Muslim – even to the point of “wanting to see the destruction of Israel”.

hat tip for video: New Zeal

This is chilling because every bit of Dr. Rubenstein’s remarks are absolutely true.  While, only some of us will admit it, we all know there is something very wrong with the Obama.  He appears to have a deep hatred for Israel and western culture.

He has no desire to hide his hatred.  His offenses are often ‘in your face’ type and very destructive.  We must demand that Congress will continue to Stand with Israel as that is our only hope.  Once America turns her back to Israel, we can expect swift response from Almighty God – the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.

3And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.  (Genesis 12:3) King James Version

posted by rightthingtodo on June 30, 2010

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