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Jewish House Dems Support Obama’s Refusal to Meet Netanyahu, Warn Bibi to Cool It

California representative Henry Waxman blamed PM Netanyahu for negative press Obama sustained as a result of his refusal to rearrange his schedule to meet with the Israeli leader during the recent UN General Assembly convention in New York.
Rep. Henry Waxman (D Ca., on right) with PM Netanyahu and Senator Carl Levin (D Mi., on left).

Rep. Henry Waxman (D Ca., on right) with PM Netanyahu and Senator Carl Levin (D Mi., on left).

Jewish Democrats resent Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and stand behind President Obama’s decision to reject a meeting with him, while warning PM Netanyahu to keep out of U.S. politics, reports The Hil.

California representative Henry Waxman blamed PM Netanyahu for negative press Obama sustained as a result of his refusal to rearrange his schedule to meet with the Israeli leader during the recent UN General Assembly convention in New York.

Massachusetts representative Barney Frank said the fallout over the meeting indicates that “Maybe Netanyahu’s for Romney.  And he’s making a mistake if he is.”  Romney called Obama’s refusal to meet with Netanyahu “confusing and troubling”, as did 128 House Republicans who wrote an “astounded” letter to the president on September 13, urging him to reconsider.

Franks said he believes Israel is mistaken in its attempts to convince the US to use a military option against Iran, saying the American public would not support the measure because “America’s not ready to go to war until it’s absolutely necessary.”

Prime Minister Netanyahu has been very vocal about Israel’s concerns over Iranian nuclear progress, and has urged the United States to identify “red lines” Iran wouldn’t be allowed to cross if it wanted to avoid a military confrontation.

He has also insisted that he is not motivated by US elections, but rather the security of the State of Israel.

“What’s guiding me, contrary to what I have read in the United States, is not the American political calendar,” Netanyahu told CNN, according to the report. “It’s the Iranian nuclear calendar.”

Romney called Obama’s decision not to meet with Netanyahu ”confusing and troubling” during a fundraiser in New York. And 128 House Republicans wrote to the president to urge him to reconsider.

About the Author: Malkah Fleisher is a graduate of Cardozo Law School in New York City. She is an editor/staff writer at JewishPress.com and co-hosts a weekly Israeli FM radio show. Malkah lives with her husband and two children on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem.

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15 Responses to “Jewish House Dems Support Obama’s Refusal to Meet Netanyahu, Warn Bibi to Cool It”

  1. Pninah Means Millson Mason says:

    Please do not call these people "Jewish." They are far from it.

  2. Paul Murphy says:

    You are so correct Pninah….these Dems are traitors…to their race, their faith and their country.

  3. Carolyn Gastley says:

    Hmmm no resemblance to 1940s Germany and the Jewish failure to see what was coming. If the people of the Jewish faith favor Islum over Israel, then so be it.

  4. Charlie Hall says:

    These are among the strongest supporters of Israel in all Washington. Netanyahu is throwing them under the bus.

    If the Republicans succeed in making Israel a partisan issue, it will be VERY bad for Israel.

  5. Acer Spalding says:

    waxman and frank are self hating Jews still stuck in the progrom ghettos of the past! "LIKE ME OH PLEASE LIKE ME!" They don't understand that the more they suck up the more they are hated by the so-called Majority! German Jews who were German First Jewish Second were the first gassed by Hitler. This Carolyn is correct, Waxman and Frank are acting like the Nazi German Jews sucking up to Hitler at that time. We all know the end result. Jewish Like ME sucking up never worked in the past and it won't work now. This should be a wake up call for all Jews to Unite and NOT VOTE OBAMA.

  6. Acer Spalding says:

    Charlie Hall please wake up and read your Jewish History. The real supporters of Israel support Israel when times are tough. Appeasement and sucking up never worked when Jews wandered from Host country to host country. Imagine 1000 long years in Spain!! Jews were expelled there too. We have only been in

  7. Acer Spalding says:

    Charlie, please read your Jewish History. The strongest supporters of Israel and/or anything else support their cause when times are tough. With friends like the current Democrat progressive wing who needs enemies?!! Obama and this wing of the Democrat party do not like Israel, end of story. Wake up, Charlie please. Jews until 1948 wandered host country to host country without any reciprocity and felt they were at mercy of majority host country cultures. they sucked up in the name of social justice (the real reason being the Like ME Accept ME syndrome). It never worked and will not work now. 1000 Golden Years in Spain and Jews were expelled. We have only been in the USA 236 years and already Anti-Semitism is rearing its ugly head in the Democrat party and in Obama's treatment of Israel. Jews with self esteem who are comfortable in their Jewish Identity will vote Romeny or not vote at all.

  8. Arie Rosenrauch says:

    two kapos and JP gives them such a major headline: Let's review: barney frank is the parent of the housing crash in the US, used his office to get male prostitutes high paying gov't jobs – as long as they serviced him, and has been a consistent supporter of Anti-Jew legislation. Waxman is an ubber left socialist who, as a typical kapo, believes he should profit even if others suffer and has called for a full redistribution of wealth – except his of course! Add the kapo whore schults (whose own shul booed her out) and we have a kapo triumverate not much different than those that worked camps like auschwitz and bergen belsen!

    It was waxman that made the comment that "Jews will vote for romney to protect their wealth," an age old canard!

  9. Arie Rosenrauch says:

    Even during the Shoah, there were kapos who had no problem helping the nazis in their attempt to exterminate the Jews. Frank, waxman, and the kapo whore wasserman schults are obama's kapos

  10. So, we have the nudnik Waxman playing Neville Chamberlain to Bibi's Winston Churchill…..hmmmm who to pay attention to…..I wonder….

  11. Waxman is rumning for reelection in a redrawn district, and his chances are getting dimmer by the minute.

    This repudiation of Netanyahu is one of his dimmest, dumbest moves yet. Shame on him and Obama for not standing by and supporting our one ally in the Middle East.

    Please visit "Waxman Watch" — waxmanwatch.blogspot.com.

    for more information on the 38-year tenure of Henry Waxman.

    Bill Bloomfield for the 33rd!

  12. Lloyd Bergner says:

    Sadly, the democrat party is loaded with loathing, self-hating Jews.. By defining them as kapos perfectly fits their mantra

  13. Arie Rosenrauch says:

    More like waxman playing the soros to Bibi's Golda Meir! Remember it was Waxman that reiterated the age old canard about Jews stating OPENLY that Jews that support Romney only care about their wallets.


  14. Netanyahu is an obvious partisan and that is why the President did not wish to meet him. The U.S. cannot afford to deal with Iran. Netanyahu must have the courage to deal with his own problems and stop begging the U.S. for favors. Leaders do not meet unless they have something to talk about. Everyone knows where the Likud Party stands. The truth is that his goverment is very shaky to say the least. The real question is: "What is in the long term best interests of Israel." The right wingers in Israel have made it impossible for the Arab moderates to survive and that is just what is happening.

  15. Democrats are lining up in a variety of ways against Israel. There is a continuum.

    Some are against certain Israeli Policies, some are against the existence of Israel.

    Most dangerous is Senator Dianne Feinstein, who is chairman of the Intelligence.

    She is against a pre-emptive strike against Iran even if Iran goes nuclear bomb.

    Jews in America and overseas need to be vigilant.

    Jews like J Street have teemed up with the Saudi.
    Embassy and created an alliance with many Democrats.

    Jews that care about Israel need to make and continue alliances with those who support us not our enemies.

    There also needs to be a loud Jewish voice within the Democratic Party that yells not in my name.

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