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Netanyahu Says Israel Can Stand Alone – and Pelosi Turns her Back [video]

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

Nancy Pelosi, the Democratic Minority Leader in the House, literally turned her back on Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu Tuesday when she stood up with everyone else after he said, “Even If Israel has to stand alone, Israel will stand.”

After her demonstrative insult to the Prime Minister if not to Congress, she issued a statement:

As one who values the U.S.- Israel relationship, and loves Israel, I was near tears throughout the Prime Minister’s speech — saddened by the insult to the intelligence of the United States as part of the P5 +1 nations, and saddened by the condescension toward our knowledge of the threat posed by Iran and our broader commitment to preventing nuclear proliferation.

She did not join approximately 50 Democrats who boycotted the speech. Instead, she sat and made all kinds of gestures to Democratic Minority Whip Steny Hoyer before finally standing up and turning her back.

We don’t know whether she turned her back because she can’t stand the idea that Israel can stand by itself, without her, or because she was disgusted that her colleagues stood for so long and applauded Netanyahu.

Or perhaps she had a pain in her back.

Netanyahu’s Map of Iranian Terror Network Sets Stage for THE Speech

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu pulled out a map at his address to AIPAC Monday to show how the Iranian-backed Hezbollah terrorist network is threatening the world.

The display gives a hint of what may be the thread of the Prime Minister’s speech in Congress today – that Iran cannot be trusted with any nuclear program because it funds a worldwide terrorist network.

The map was not as cute as Netanyahu’s diagram at his United Nations speech three years ago, when he showed a red line with a cartoon bomb to illustrate Israel’s limits of tolerance to threats to be wiped off the map.

The map showed lines reaching from Iran to the point of terrorist attacks in five continents.

For some reason, he left out Argentine, the site of the Hezbollah bombing in 1994 of the AIMA center, but the map included Peru, the United States, India, Thailand, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kenya, South Africa, Nigeria, Turkey, Egypt, Greece, Cyprus, Bulgaria, France, Germany and, of course, Israel.

 

 

Iran Declares It Won’t Agree to Freeze Nuclear Program for 10 Years

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif said Tuesday the Islamic Republic “will not yield to the greedy demands of the parties involved in the talks over its peaceful nuclear program,” according to one of the regime’s mouthpiece, the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA).

Zarif is meeting today with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and said, “Iran has entered the talks in ultimate sincerity and will go on with the negotiations until securing its full nuclear rights.”

He totally rejected as “unacceptable, irrational and excessive” that Iran freeze its nuclear development program for 10 years, one of the basic points of President Barack Obama’s proposed deal and which Obama repeated on Monday. Zarif emphasized that Iran “will not give in to excessive demands by the other side in the nuclear negotiations.” Zarif told reporters:

It is clear that Mr. Obama’s comments are meant to win the US public opinion and counter the propaganda campaign by the Israeli Prime Minister and that of other radical parties opposed to the negotiations.

The remarks by Mr. Obama clearly point to the fact that the US, which has over the past decades, either directly or indirectly threatened the Islamic Republic of Iran and imposed many cruel and illegal sanctions, has come to the conclusion that the policy of threats and sanctions is a failed policy.

Obama said, “If, in fact, Iran is willing to agree to double-digit years of keeping their program where it is right now and, in fact, rolling back elements of it that currently exist … if we’ve got that, and we’ve got a way of verifying that, there’s no other steps we can take that would give us such assurance that they don’t have a nuclear weapon.”

Zarif responded, “Illogical statements will reinforce Iranians’ will to insist on their rights.”

Any Deal Is a Bad Deal

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

Any deal that President Barack Obama and the rest of the P5+1 make with Iran will be a bad deal because the regime in Tehran cannot be trusted to keep its end of the bargain.

That is a lesson that the West still has not learned from decades of fruitless efforts to create a “New Middle East,” in the words of then-President Bill Clinton.

Boy, he sure did create a new Middle East, and it’s one helluva mess.

He got plenty of help from the bleeding heart liberal establishment that includes major media conglomerates in Israel and elsewhere, the Labor party administrations under Rabin and Peres, and their corporate sponsors in Israel and abroad that count their money while appeasing a menace instead of challenging the axis of evil that it feeds to become a Frankenstein.

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the previous president of the Islamic Republic also known as Iran, once said that President Barack Obama does not understand Iran because they do not speak the same language. He didn’t mean Farsi or English. He meant the culture.

American foreign policy for decades has been guided by State Dept. experts who can’t see past Foggy Bottom.

The Palestinian Authority has proven that any agreement is only the basis for another crisis until it can achieve is demands, which were written in stone by the so-called Saudi Peace Initiative of 2002. All Israel has to do is to surrender every inch of land that was restored to the country in the Six-Day War in 1967, including the Golan Heights and the Temple Mount, and open its borders for UNRWA’s Doomsday weapon it created in the guise of millions of Arab “refugees,” and there will be peace with the Arab world.

Since then, the Bush administration, and more emphatically the Obama administration, have whittled away at Israel’s existence by allowing Palestinian Authority Mahmoud Abbas to repeatedly break agreements signed with Israel.

Iran, like Abbas, has a one-track mind. It wants to develop nuclear power for “peaceful purposes.”

But “peace” in Iran does not mean the same as in Jerusalem or Washington. “Peace” for fundamentalist Islamists is a world without Israel.

Therefore, Iran needs a nuclear wean to bring “peace” via an Islamic caliphate in the Middle East, where Israel is an obstacle.

Saudi Arabia understands that. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu understands that. The Gulf States understand that. Egypt understands that.

But Obama does not because he does not understand the language of other cultures. He thinks that the world is one big American melting pot.

Obama has not learned his lessons from the colossal American foreign policy failures in the Palestinian Authority, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Egypt, Russia and almost any crisis in a country where U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has visited.

He has not learned the lesson from the Kennedy-Johnson governments’ disastrous war in Vietnam.

That is why Netanyahu is going to speak in Congress today.

The problem is not whether or not Iran promises to stop making centrifuges. The problem is not that Iran may or may not promise to allow inspections of its nuclear facilities.

Israel’s problem, and it also is America’s problem, is not that Iran will agree to anything under the sun and will continue to use secret underground installations, or employ Hezbollah in Lebanon and Syria, to continue to develop nuclear capability.

The problem is that Tehran cannot be trusted. Period.

The minute Obama started dealing with Evil. He lost.

Any deal with evil is a bad deal.

Who is Betraying America?

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

The Obama Administration is clearly terrified that Prime Minister Netanyahu is going to reveal new information about either Iran’s nuclear program, or about President Obama’s bad deal with the Iranians.

Secretary of State John Kerry’s people have gone so far as to say that if Israel reveals any details it will be a “betrayal” of America’s trust.

I’m trying to get this clear in my head…

Obama is rushing ahead to sign a deal with the Iranians that is apparently so bad he feels he has to hide important details from the American people.

Netanyahu wants to stop this bad deal, a deal which potentially harms both Israel and America, and the way Bibi wants to stop it is by letting the American people know the important details of the bad deal – details which Obama is trying to hide.

Netanyahu thinks that once the American people knows the terms of the bad deal and how it potentially endangers the US and Israel, they won’t support it.

So, to turn that offensive statement around, who exactly is betraying the American people here?

UPDATE: I want to clarify one point. I don’t believe that Netanyahu would publicize information on the deal provided to Israel by the US. I think Netanyahu is likely to reveal new information that Israel has directly acquired on Iran’s nuclear program. We’ll know in a few hours.


In this Reuters interview Obama reveals a few disturbing facts:

1) The US doesn’t actually know how far Iran is from breakout, because they don’t have any inspections going on.

2) The US wants to keep Iran at least a year away from breakout (which assumes that it knows what Iran is secretly doing, which hasn’t gone so well in the past).

3) In Obama’s deal, the restrictions on Iran end in around 10 years (double-digit years), after which Iran can openly continue to pursue the bomb – assuming they didn’t breach the agreement 9 years earlier.

Netanyahu Flies to New York and Washington for ‘Fateful’ Speech

Sunday, March 1st, 2015

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu boarded a plane for New York late Sunday Morning and will deliver a speech to Congress Tuesday, which he called “fateful and maybe even historic.”

“I feel I am an emissary for all citizens of Israel, including those who disagree with me,” he told reporters at Ben Gurion Airport.

He reiterated that he “will do everything” to maintain Israel’s security.

Snow will await the Prime Minister when he lands Sunday morning, New York time.

He will address the annual AIPAC conference on Monday, where U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice also will speak. Last week, she termed Netanyahu’s scheduled speech to Congress “destructive.”

House Speaker John Boehner invited the Prime Minister, an invitation that sparked outrage at the White House and from Netanyahu’s foes in the Knesset election campaign, especially the merged parties headed by Yitzchak Herzog and Tzipi Livni and the Israeli media establishment.

Yediot Acharonot, the country’s largest newspaper, and Kol Yisrael (Reshet Bet) have strongly slanted their coverage against Netanyahu for years and even more so after it was announced he will speak to Congress.

A cold rain is forecast in Washington on Tuesday, symbolic of the Obama administration’s view of Netanyahu.

His address will be broadcast in Israel with a five-minute delay so Election Committee officials can censor any comments that they think are a campaign speech.

He will return to Israel early Wednesday morning, just in time for Purim.

Answer This American Jewish Poll: Should Bibi Speak to Congress?

Sunday, March 1st, 2015

The American Jewish Congress is asking people to respond to a poll that asks if  Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s speaking to Congress ” is a good idea or a bad idea.”

“House Speaker John Boehner has invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak during a special joint Congressional session on March 3. This invitation has stirred some controversy between Republicans and Democrats, in Israel and among the American Jewish community,” AJC wrote in an e-mail.

It continued:

We’re surveying our supporters about this issue and would like to know if you think the speech is a good idea or a bad idea. Take the survey by March 1 and share it with your network on Facebook and Twitter.

AJC explained that Netanyahu “plans to speak in opposition to a nuclear agreement that the United States is currently negotiating with Iran. PM Netanyahu believes the deal puts Israel at risk and does not protect and ensure the security of Israel and other American allies in the region. Some lawmakers see this as an attempt by a foreign government to interfere in U.S. foreign policy…..

“What’s your opinion? We want to know. Take our poll, then share and retweet it to your social network.”

Click here to vote.

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