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Pirated Phone Conversation of Obama Slamming Bibi from Unverified Source

In an allegedly taped conversation made public, Obama demands Israel agree to a ceasefire and accept enemies as mediators.

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U.S. President Barack Obama escorts Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu out of the Oval Office

U.S. President Barack Obama escorts Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu out of the Oval Office
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Much of the Israeli media was abuzz Tuesday, July 29 over a report filed by Israel’s Channel One’s well-respected reporter Oren Nahar, who claimed that a “senior U.S. official” had turned over a tape of a phone call between U.S. President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.

The transcript of the alleged call has Obama browbeating Netanyahu, demanding that the Israeli government imposed an immediate ceasefire, while the Israeli Prime Minister repeatedly attempts to explain why a ceasefire at this point would be suicidal for Israel.

Channel One stands behind its story and the other Israeli media outlets which wrote about the conversation stand behind it as well. Mostly everyone else is lampooning the conversation as “not credible” and “unsubstantiated.”

Indeed, both Obama and Netanyahu issued statements dismissing the allegedly taped conversation to be a fabrication, calling it “shocking and disappointing” that someone “would sink to misrepresenting” a private conversation between Obama and Netanyahu “in fabrications to Israeli press.

The following is an excerpt of the alleged conversation, published in Hebrew by Channel One:

Obama: I demand that Israel agrees to an immediate, unilateral ceasefire and halt all offensive activities – particularly airstrikes.

Netanyahu: What will Israel receive in return for a ceasefire?

Obama: I believe that Hamas will stop firing rockets – silence will be met with silence.

Netanyahu: Hamas violated all five previous ceasefires, it is a terrorist organization which is dedicated to the destruction of Israel.

Obama: I repeat and expect Israel to unilaterally stop all its military activity. The pictures of destruction from Gaza distance the world from Israel’s position.

Netanyahu: Kerry’s proposal was completely unrealistic and gives Hamas the military and diplomatic advantage.

Obama: Within a week of the end of Israel’s military activities, Qatar and Turkey will begin negotiations with Hamas on the basis of the 2012 understanding [following the end of Operation Pillar of Defense – ed.], including Israel’s commitment to removing the siege and restrictions on Gaza,

Netanyahu: Qatar and Turkey are the biggest supporters of Hamas. It is impossible to rely on them to be fair mediators.

Obama: I trust Qatar and Turkey, and Israel is in no position to choose its mediators.

Netanyahu: I object, because Hamas is able to continue and to fire rockets and to use tunnels for terror attacks…

Obama – interrupts Netanyahu mid-sentence: The ball is in Israel’s court – it is obligated to end all military activities.

The Israeli journalist who claims to have received the tape explained that the exchange reproduced above was the most contentious. He said there were more positive exchanges, including Obama’s statements that America is committed to Israel’s security.

Many Israelis were quick to believe that such an exchange took place. This latest note of discord comes upon the heels of widespread rumors over the weekend that the ceasefire proposal offered by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry favored Hamas. Whether or not the two instances of alleged mistreatment of Israel by the U.S., and anger from the U.S. because of those rumors, reveals an alarming lack of trust between the parties.

Here is a clip of the Channel One report, in Hebrew:

Lori Lowenthal Marcus

About the Author: Lori Lowenthal Marcus is a contributor to the JewishPress.com. A graduate of Harvard Law School, she previously practiced First Amendment law and taught in Philadelphia-area graduate and law schools. You can reach her by email: Lori@JewishPressOnline.com

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  1. I stand with Israel now and forever from USA!

  2. I stand with Israel now and forever from USA! And I always vote out the traitors to Democracy for Israel is the only true Democracy in the Middle East and votes with the USA more than any Nation! And Israel is the only Nation other than the USA that has a 9/11 Memorial with the Names of all of the Victims! Israel is the USA’s best friend and the USA should be the best friend to Israel always!

  3. I stand with Israel forever.

  4. but VERY impotent with Putin, uses Israel as diversion of priorities.

  5. I stand with Israel and so does GOD

  6. Chaya Mindal says:

    He must be promising Netanyahu something terrible!

  7. Steve Smith says:

    I stand with Israel and not the Obama administration,

  8. Joe Truzman says:

    Yeah, I don’t think this is real. Give me the audio and then I’ll be inclined to talk. This doesn’t change my mind about Obama though, he is terrible at everything.

  9. Tan Yan Ke says:

    Obama is a terrorist

  10. Tess Redding says:

    God bless you Israel

  11. Rick Lutes says:

    Obama has appointed Incitatus Consul

  12. So now you are calling the Israeli Prime Minister a liar. Do you really care about Israel or do you just want the rightwing republicans to win the next election.

  13. this is UNTRUE!!!!!!

  14. Obama is supporting the terrorists..

  15. Watch him bibi. Let the LIVING G-D led you. Seek HIM and HE will direct you in the way you should go

  16. ISRAEL IS A NEGOTIATOR OF PEACE, but doesn’t mean that they will surrender to the enemies desires if there isn’t evidence or agreement to KEEP that PEACE along the way, the evidence that HAMAS shows is KILLING in the first place and then NEGOTIATE,

  17. Sandy Maoz says:

    this creepy crawly muslim is totally insane

  18. Elaine Stone says:

    I am so grateful that Israel doesn’t take their marching orders from him! Maybe he could sign an executive order demanding the media in America give a fair and balance report of what is happening instead of the yellow journalism we are seeing!

  19. Neeta Green says:

    Yeah he is a jerk.

  20. I stand with God and israel all time

  21. Screw you obuma!! I stand with Israel!! 100%

  22. Obama is a stupid brainless mongrel!! It’s Hamas who does not agree or respect the ceasefires.

  23. Ruth Teter says:

    I stand for Isreal.

  24. duh. we have an EVIL president.

  25. Ben Sismai says:

    – Look no further than the political protrusion of world powers (in particular the US) to explain any military ineptness within Israel. While acknowledging Israel’s right to exist, self-condemning American interests insist on tying Israel’s hands (or at least one behind the back) in her need for expansion and defense, and the highly pressurized ‘peace’ initiative is the primary vehicle by which that intrusion is asserted.

    Biblical prophecy reveals that there is coming a leader that will put forth a miraculous plan for world peace, and it is clear to see that even now the world is readying itself to receive him. He is the beast, the antichrist, who once he has completely deceived the nations into following him, will turn and reek destruction on all who will not bow down to him as god. And even now O Israel, you are coming under his spirit, and falling head long into his plan, as are all the nations.

    Wake up, you who have eyes to see and ears to hear. Adonai is not sparing the land and people of Israel for their sake, but for His holy name’s sake, and for a chosen remnant to go into his millennial kingdom at his return.

    Wake up O remnant, and know that your time is close at hand (JOEL 2 , Zechariah 14 , Ezekiel 36:22)

    There is a chosen in Israel, but not all Israel is chosen…
    There is a divine protection over Israel, but not all Israel is protected…

    ISRAEL – ‘Two Songs, Two People’

  26. This is a false report

  27. To all you peaceniks You need to realize your motives Are nobel only they are misdirected. Rember this before the holocaust Hitler also made it very clear his intentions towards the Jews yet the Jews thought it was rhetoric and did not take him seriously. In fact the only way he could’ve got over 90% of the vote was with the Jewish voters. Jews suffered for so long throughout history that they want to believe anyone promising peace and equality. Only we naively forget that anti-Semitism is deep-seeded amongst the world’s nations. And that their equality doesn’t apply to Jews . Many. Of the American Jews the did the same when they voted for Obama believing his crap. Never again applies to us as well. Never again shall we take for granted or disregard threats made to our nation as a whole from any other nation. The charter of the Hamas is to kill Jews anywhere and everywhere. Don’t deny this they proudly publicize it .
    You must be in Lala land if you think for moment that they want to live side-by-side peacefully with Jews. Wake up from your pipe dream and except the reality. We are in the beginning of a new Holocaust if we don’t put a stop to it now. War is not beautiful but it is inevitable . They do not want to be appeased but as long as your giving their taking.

  28. Remy Facun says:

    Jewish people a chosen one,a blessed people I love you.

  29. I STAND with ISRAEL!!! FOREVER and EVER !!

  30. Ruth Brackin says:

    weather this report is true or not–Obama does not have the right to tell Israel what to do or not to do. Why don’t he try to tell other countries what to do. They would just laugh at him– as Israel should do.

  31. Tom Harmon says:

    Ani omed em Israel!

  32. Even though I detest Obama sounds like BS to me

  33. PM Netanyahua, please don’t ever let Obama be at your back! Well, it is ok for the G’d of Israel is covering you over, under, around and behind – He will protect you from O.

  34. I stand for Peace between Israel and the Palestinian Arabs. “Two wrongs do not make a right.”

  35. not sure this is true.

  36. I don’t think so… I hope Benjamin Netanyahu – בנימין נתניהו told him to fly over to Israel and spend the night outdoors…. and also, keep his nose out of their business.

  37. Why don’t you play that transcript for the world to hear?

  38. If Obama was half the man and leader that Bibi is, America would be holding strong today.

  39. I stand with Israel… and our We Support Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s Stand For Israel does too

  40. you obama and the camel you rode in on I HATE THIS MAN

  41. How can Israel agree for cease fire when enemy missiles are targeting them every minute?? This is ridiculous. You cannot stop fighting and let the enemy destroy you.. You have to defend yourself. Obama try put yourself in their shoes and see what happens..

  42. f–k Obama stand your ground, Obama has no balls, whip Humas off the face of the earth

  43. Uzi Kattan says:

    I hope that Netanyau stand up to that Muslim Nazi.

  44. Low life Obama pretends he can tell Israel what to do. DIRTY SKUNK.

  45. I believe this transcript, not the subsequent denial put out by the State Department.

  46. Jean Kinney says:


  47. Maybe the US should think ANOUT THE WOMEN AND CHILDREN THEY KILLED WHEN THEY DROPED THE BOMB ON JAPAN HOW MANY KIDS WOMEN DID YOU KILLED IN ONE GO !!!!!!!!!!!!! Maybe Israel should do the same then it would be ok to the rest of the world !!!!!!!

  48. Who is Obama to DEMAND Israel or any other country to do anything?? He has messed up the U.S. and thinks he knows what’s best for others?? Arrogance at it’s best. He is sending our tax dollars to Hamas who is using it to purchase more rockets from N. Korea…. and yet gets upset at Russia for what they are doing in the Ukraine… what’s the difference?? He’s no better than Putin.

  49. Jew first, American last.

  50. Jew first, American last.

  51. No cease now they want a significant blow fro The IDF first

  52. No cease now they want a significant blow fro The IDF first

  53. Geela Gordon says:

    Obama is to dumb and a jerk to see Israel is america best friend! Obama should have his brain checked out!

  54. Geela Gordon says:

    Obama is to dumb and a jerk to see Israel is america best friend! Obama should have his brain checked out!

  55. Michael Fine says:

    Stay firm, Prime Minister. Obama is already a lame duck with little or no power, but even if he ruled the world, Israel should finish the mission.

  56. I will pray that he will pay for talking like this to my pm

  57. That is insane, un-American

  58. That is insane, un-American

  59. Of Obama I don’t doubt anything, it does not surprise me, he is a lousy hypocrite !!!

  60. Marcy Pollak says:

    Israel is in the right Mr. President. Gaza MUST be demilitarized, and unless you are going to ask the US military to do the job of getting rid of all of these tunnels and rockets, I suggest you just shut up, with due respect.


  62. We can compare Hamas continously firing rockets on israel with 9/11 attacks..

  63. I stand with Israel.

  64. NEVER!!!!!!! G-d bless Israel, and all who protect and support HER!!!!!

  65. Peter Muia says:

    I support and stand with Israel.

  66. He can stick his executive orders!!

  67. Obama is a traitor, a treasonous Muslim… Get the picture!!!

  68. Obama has had his time Issuing orders . Bibi will do what is right for Israel. We are with you Mr Prime Minister because you will do what is good for the Israeli people, not where you can buy cheaper gass etc

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