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‘Obama to Visit Israel, Ready or Not’

“Here I come, ready or not” is the message from the White House, but it might be putting on a good face. What would be the reaction if Obama said, “If you can’t get your act together, I’ll stay home.”

Obama at the Western Wall - but not this time around

Obama at the Western Wall - but not this time around

U.S. and Israeli officials said President Barack Obama would not delay his trip to Israel in the event that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is unable to form a government.

An Israeli Embassy official in Washington described as “baseless” reports in the Israeli media earlier this week that Obama would delay his trip should Netanyahu fail to meet a March 16 deadline to form a government, a few days before Obama is due to arrive.

The official told JTA that preparations for the trip were continuing apace and there was no sign of a postponement.

It has been assumed that President Obama would postpone his trip rather than land at Ben Gurion Airport and be faced with a having to deal with officials who might not be in their same posts when a coalition finally is formed.

It is possible that the White House has to put on a good face towards the visit. Any remarks hinting that Obama will not arrive on March 20 could be interpreted as pressure on all parties to get their act together and form a government.

Assuming President Obama arrives as planned. he will not speak at the Knesset, where he might be subject to undisciplined Knesset Members from both sides of the political fence.

In his 2008 campaign visit to Jerusalem, he visited the Western Wall. This time around, he would cause a diplomatic catastrophe were he to step one foot into the Old City or any other part of Jerusalem claimed by the Palestinian Authority.

More likely he will speak at the Jerusalem Convention Center, the Times of Israel reported. He probably  also make a “de rigeur” obligatory visit to the Yad VaShem Holocaust Memorial and Museum.

About the Author: Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu is a graduate in journalism and economics from The George Washington University. He has worked as a cub reporter in rural Virginia and as senior copy editor for major Canadian metropolitan dailies. Tzvi wrote for Arutz Sheva for several years before joining the Jewish Press.


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11 Responses to “‘Obama to Visit Israel, Ready or Not’”

  1. wants to divide the land!

  2. Iris Frances Zaft says:

    Ami Yisroel Chai ISreal will not divide JerUSAlem!

  3. Refuse to let him In. Don’t talk to Him he is a waiste of time.

  4. Just when does he plan to pressure Netanyahu into giving up land, that is rightfully the land promised to the Chosen people by G-d.

  5. Jack Sutin says:

    jewish partisansw were fighting the germans in the forrests of belarus.please read the book; jack and rochelle a holocaust story of love and resistance.

  6. Israel lets Christians defile it every day. He’s just another one. Who’s worse, him or people who revolve around everything he does regardless. Hint: Not him. He doesn’t rate the attention. He’s just an f—- goy from a goy nation. Get over it.

  7. Jim Qualls says:

    Ps 109:2
    For the mouth of the wicked and the mouth of the deceitful are opened against me: they have spoken against me with a lying tongue.

    Ps 129:5
    5 Let them all be confounded and turned back that hate Zion.

  8. How glad was I when unto me they said.
    "Let us with one accord, Go to the temple of the Lord,
    There to adore His Majesty.
    Jerusalem where blessing wait,
    Our feet are standing in thy gates.
    Here shall we bring our supplication.
    Jerusalem is build so well,
    It is the pride of Israel, Securely knit are its foundations.

    As was decreed for Israel, the tribes assemble from abroad.
    With thanks unto the Name of G-d.
    For there His Holy presence dwell.
    The seats for judgments are therein, the thrones of David's royal kin.
    There sit the rulers of the nation.
    Prosperity be unto them, Who love you O Jerusalem.
    Who make your peace their supplication. Psalm 1-2

  9. Joe Ritchie says:

    Shemayah, I hate to tell you this, but Obama is not a Christian. He supports all the enemies of Israel.

  10. Charlie Hall says:

    So does Benjamin Netanyahu!

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