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U.S. President Barack Obama, Sept. 8, 2014.

U.S. President Barack Obama finally called Israel’s Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to congratulate him — on the Likud party’s success at the polls.

According to a statement issued by the White House, the President “emphasized the importance the United States places on our close military, intelligence and security cooperation with Israel, which reflects the deep and abiding partnership between both countries.

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“The President and the Prime Minister agreed to continue consultations on a range of regional issues, including the difficult path forward to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict,” the statement continued.

“The President reaffirmed the United States’ long-standing commitment to a two-state solution that results in a secure Israel alongside a sovereign and viable Palestine.

“On Iran, the President reiterated that the United States is focused on reaching a comprehensive deal with Iran that prevents Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon and verifiably assures the international community of the exclusively peaceful nature of its nuclear program.”

Obama was preceded by Secretary of State John Kerry, European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini, and numerous others in congratulating Netanyahu on the historic re-election for a fourth term – the only prime minister to be so chosen since Israel’s founding father, Prime Minister David Ben Gurion.

The issue of Israel’s security is growing exponentially more serious as the days pass, with terror groups backed by Iran and global jihad organizations surrounding the Jewish State.

Aside from the clear and present danger posed by the Iranian nuclear threat to Israel’s existence, the Daesh global jihad terror group is becoming an increasing concern as well.

This past Wednesday, the European Union formally blamed the group, known also as the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria terrorist organization, and as ISIS, for a bloody attack at Tunisia’s iconic Bardo Museum in that nation’s capital. At least 19 people were killed, including 17 foreign tourists, and 20 others were wounded.

“With the attack that has struck Tunis, the Daesh terrorist organization is once again targeting the countries and peoples of the Mediterranean region,” EU foreign policy chief Mogherini said in a statement late Wednesday.

“This strengthens our determination to cooperate more closely with our partners to confront the terrorist threat.”

Israeli security personnel have been closely tracking the progress and growth of Daesh terror cells in the region, particularly in northern Israel, Gaza, Judea, Samaria and other areas within pre-1967 Israel.

A number of Arabs who have become involved with the terror group have been identified and arrested by Israeli security forces. Others who left the country and traveled abroad to fight with Daesh are being tracked.

It is for this reason — among others — that Prime Minister Netanyahu has been adamant about ending assumptions of well-meaning nations who believe they can simply force Israel back to the negotiating table with the PA to sign on to any two-state solution.

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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.

45 COMMENTS

  1. president zero finally got around to congratulating bibi..he has been quicker to congratulate the like s of Russia china turkey Egypt iran the PA all the dictarors in the world but the lone democracy has to wait like an outcast..president zero we know where your coming from and what your up to, your legacy is not going to look pretty. that's for sure.

  2. The saddest thing happen in American Black People is , it takes 200 yrs to select the very first Colour Leader to lead America , should go down in History The finest Moment of Democracy , but it will remember The Darkess Time in History of Democracy n The Free World under the Very First Black President .What a memories cal it DISASTERIOUS OF OUR TIME !

  3. Every time I see that skinny ugly Anti Semite muslim black bastard my blood boils. Once again Obama has proven to be what he is; Anti Semite , filthy muslim. For once I would love to see Bibi stop being a gentleman and really lay into Obama and put this sack of in his place. Obama is the modern day Haman. For Obama his ending will not be a good one.

  4. Everyone needs to understand that Obama idolized a father he only met once, and who abandoned his family; he listened to his mother idolize a father who had also abandoned her; his mother was named Stanley, because she was not the wanted boy; and his mother abandoned Obama to his maternal grandparents, who finally got their boy.

    Obama never considered the man who raised him as his own son as his father; his mother also ultimately rejected him too, because he was not Obama Sr.

    She was busy in Indonesia, and had no time for her son in his later formative years. He grew up in Kenya and Indonesia in his early formative years. His vales are anti-colonial, anti-superpower, and pro-Muslim.

    Anyone who doesn't know this, cannot read what the man says and does. He is an anti-capitalist socialist like his father was, who wants America to fall, as he perceives it as a colonial power that oppresses the Muslim and other nations.

    So, how can you expect him to look at Israel in a favorable light? The man is a liar in all that he does. He admits to being a liar to his classmates, as a child, who filled their heads with delusions about his uncaring father. Can the man be any different?

    His entire life, he has been abandoned by those he most loved. Can such a man be trusted to honor any commitments?

  5. It is about time that Obama addressed his comments to the Israeli people, instead of just to Netanyahu – Netanyahu is a representative of the people, whether he likes it or not – so if he has any hang ups it is against the whole of Israel. As President of the US he should stop behaving like a spoilt child who did not get his own way.

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