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Candidate Obama said so many interesting things in 2008 when he was trying to get elected — when he wanted that Jewish vote. Well, I mean, if it’s not racist to say that he wanted to get the Jews out to vote for him.

At AIPAC, Candidate Obama said, “Jerusalem will remain the capital of Israel, and it must remain undivided.”

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I can only assume that since Candidate Obama promised that before elections, then he wouldn’t have taken any steps during his tenure (any evidence to the contrary) that would contradict that promise, such as getting upset when Jews build homes in Jerusalem, or by demanding building freezes in Jerusalem from the Israeli Prime Minister.

Here is his 2008 AIPAC statement on Jerusalem:

Let me be clear. Israel’s security is sacrosanct. It is non-negotiable. The Palestinians need a state that is contiguous and cohesive, and that allows them to prosper — but any agreement with the Palestinian people must preserve Israel’s identity as a Jewish state, with secure, recognized and defensible borders. Jerusalem will remain the capital of Israel, and it must remain undivided.

I have no illusions that this will be easy. It will require difficult decisions on both sides. But Israel is strong enough to achieve peace, if it has partners who are committed to the goal. Most Israelis and Palestinians want peace, and we must strengthen their hand. The United States must be a strong and consistent partner in this process — not to force concessions, but to help committed partners avoid stalemate and the kind of vacuums that are filled by violence. That’s what I commit to do as president of the United States.

Candidate Obama also said, “But Israel is strong enough to achieve peace, if it has partners who are committed to the goal.”

Notice the qualifier that Candidate Obama put in that statement – “if” – if Israel had a partner for peace.

I can only assume that since it is absolutely clear that Israel doesn’t have a partner on the other side, then what Candidate Obama promised to the Jews before elections, would be respected by President Obama.

Candidate Obama promised to “not to force concessions” – such as settlement freezes, or threatening to not use the UN Veto, just to name two things that pop to mind.

After all, we should believe what Candidate Obama told us. Otherwise, I would be seething, infuriated and unimpressed.

Unfortunately the disparity between Candidate Obama’s pre-election statements and President Obama actions, “new positions and comments” have forced me to “reassess”…

Here’s a link to entire text of Candidate Obama’s AIPAC speech. It’s worthwhile to read what Candidate Obama also said about Iran.

You might want to check out Elder of Ziyon’s article on Obama’s pre-election Iran statements:

If you abandon your dangerous nuclear program, support for terror, and threats to Israel, there will be meaningful incentives — including the lifting of sanctions, and political and economic integration with the international community. If you refuse, we will ratchet up the pressure.”

I wish we could hold him to that.

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48 COMMENTS

  1. Americans under 30 overwhelmingly condemned Israel’s conduct in the Sini.
    Wake up Israel is isolating itself all over the world with its genocidal settlements and Apartheid policies towards Palestinians who are Israeli citizens. There’s no democracy in Israel. They’re hypocrites!

  2. I fell for the con mans speeches I thought he was a good man. I read his first book to late .after reading it I realized he was a radical Islamist with the statement I will always stand with Islam. He has promised Jerusalem to be the capital of the Palestinian state one of the consulates flies the flag. This year with all the terror attacks and murders by the pa and Hamas I realized what a liar Obama is and he is working to destroy the state of Israel and the Jewish people

  3. Obama is the chronic liar. He never said a world of truth, beside when he said Sorry to Muslims in Cairo. This guy s fake as fakes can be. He lied all 7 years and would never stop. American Jews were stupid or corrupt enough to believe this con artust.

  4. Obama is the chronic liar. He never said a world of truth, beside when he said Sorry to Muslims in Cairo. This guy s fake as fakes can be. He lied all 7 years and would never stop. American Jews were stupid or corrupt enough to believe this con artust.

  5. I just don’t understand how so many people could not see this coming a long time ago. It’s why it’s been said that the people get what they deserve, I’m sorry to say.

    Not only is Obama a liar but he is also a complete incompetent fool. I’ve never seen anything like it. And then to hear people say how they’ve been mislead. Well this is what you’ve brought us! Thanks.

  6. I just don’t understand how so many people could not see this coming a long time ago. It’s why it’s been said that the people get what they deserve, I’m sorry to say.

    Not only is Obama a liar but he is also a complete incompetent fool. I’ve never seen anything like it. And then to hear people say how they’ve been mislead. Well this is what you’ve brought us! Thanks.

  7. Apologists and wishful thinkers, including some Jews, insist Obama real­izes that the special relationship between Israel and the United States must prevail and that allowing too much daylight between friends will encourage enemies.
    Those people are slow learners, or, more dangerously, deny-ists.
    If Obama’s six years in office teach us anything, it is that he is impervious to appeals to good sense. Quite the contrary. Even respectful suggestions from supporters that he behave in the traditions of American presidents fill him with angry determination to do it his way.

  8. Obama is getting even for 2 things. 1) American voters voted AGAINST his policies in 2014, thus a new Republican majority in Senate & House; 2) Israeli people voted in LANDSLIDE for Netanyahu, who Obama and his own campaign team tried to steer the Israeli election towards liberal candidate. Obama failed in that attempt AND he used U.S. taxpayer dollars–not what tax dollars are designed to do.

  9. Obama is getting even for 2 things. 1) American voters voted AGAINST his policies in 2014, thus a new Republican majority in Senate & House; 2) Israeli people voted in LANDSLIDE for Netanyahu, who Obama and his own campaign team tried to steer the Israeli election towards liberal candidate. Obama failed in that attempt AND he used U.S. taxpayer dollars–not what tax dollars are designed to do.

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