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Obama and Netanyahu Meet: Relationship and Differences Unchanged


Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (L) meets with US president Barack Obama in the White House, Washington DC, during PM Netanyahu's official visit in the USA. March 05, 2012.

Photo Credit: Amos Ben Gershom/GPO/FLASH90

It has been estimated that Hizbollah in Lebanon and Hamas in Gaza are capable of launching at least 50 thousand rockets each into Israeli territory. While Iran has never officially confronted Israel directly, Hizbollah and Hamas have done it, and quite successfully, too. Then how come Israel isn’t drumming up the same warlike language regarding these very real threats?

Possibly because there’s no point in making the effort. When the time comes, Israel will act – we hope.

As it surely will in the case of Iran. The rest is fanfare.

About the Author: Yori Yanover has been a working journalist since age 17, before he enlisted and worked for Ba'Machane Nachal. Since then he has worked for Israel Shelanu, the US supplement of Yedioth, JCN18.com, USAJewish.com, Lubavitch News Service, Arutz 7 (as DJ on the high seas), and the Grand Street News. He has published Dancing and Crying, a colorful and intimate portrait of the last two years in the life of the late Lubavitch Rebbe, (in Hebrew), and two fun books in English: The Cabalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption, and How Would God REALLY Vote.


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2 Responses to “Obama and Netanyahu Meet: Relationship and Differences Unchanged”

  1. Iran is Nazi Germany and Obama is Neville Chamberlain wanting to make Israel 1938 Czechoslovakia. Obama craves a general settlement of Mid East problems which means that Israel would probably be called on to foot the bill. For example, in return for an Iranian promise not to advance to nuclear weapons, Obama would probably be prepared to force Israel to give up its nuclear weapons, not to mention the possibility of forcing on Israel disadvantageous terms with respect to the longstanding dispute centering on Muslim and Arab refusal to recognize the legitimacy and permanence of Israel as “the” Jewish State, i.e. as the political expression of the self-determination of the Jewish People in a part of its aboriginal homeland. Does it matter how much Obama is against Israel because he is a leftist or how much because of his intimate and longstanding ties to Islam and Muslims? Both of these are strong anti-Israel currents that flow in the same direction. No matter what the public posture, truth is that the Israel government does not trust Obama who is also more or less mistrusted by all of America’s traditional allies in Europe and Asia. Internationally who is it that trusts Obama? Who is it that is prepared to rely on Obama’s word? Charles de Gaulle once significantly said that “treaties are like roses and young women, they last as long as they last.” However, a promise from Obama has even less currency in the international marketplace, and not because I say so, but rather because that is how the relevant players themselves perceive Obama’s character and commitment.

  2. B Gold says:

    Great comment by Allen z. Hertz!

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