AIPAC - Predictable Nothingness!
Benjamin Netanyahu delivered one of his weakest speeches at AIPAC. He said exactly what his audience wanted to hear about Iran, the boycotts against Israel and Israel's moral superiority compared to other countries in the region - but he failed to shed new light on any of these topics. (The biggest problem Israel has is a lack of clear national direction, which cannot be defined in fear of international 'outrage')
Netanyahu's lackluster speech is the reason he failed to inspire 1,400 of Israel's US supporters, Jews and non-Jews, who gathered in a conference hall in Washington.
Netanyahu's policy had the unequivocal support of leading figures among the American Jewish religious movements, liberal and conservative as one. (When are liberal and conservative are on the same page this is definitely a sign of a big problem, indicating that most American Jews do not know or care about future of Israel - as it is well known that "two Jews have three opinions"!)
Netanyahu refrained from praising President Obama and did not compliment him even once - considered unusual in such occasions. However, he spared no words of affection for the inexhaustible US Secretary of State John Kerry, in appreciation of his efforts on the Palestinian issue. While Netanyahu did praise Israeli-American relations, the fact that he did not have one good word for the president indicates a harsh disagreement.
Secretary of State John Kerry - whom the administration sent rather than President Barack Obama or Vice President Joe Biden - came to AIPAC with a lot of selling to do on behalf of the Obama administration’s ambitions for the Middle East.
Kerry called on that sensibility, and his 30-year relationship with Israel and AIPAC, to urge support for the efforts to revive the Israeli-Palestinian peace process (which both sides, PA and Israel, are not interested in) and to get Iran to agree to abandon its nuclear program.
Kerry did his best to reassure pro-Israel activists that the President really is a friend and faithful ally to the Jewish state (a true friend does not need to resort to verbal ‘convincing’; the deed speaks better than words). The crowd responded with light (polite) applause and a short standing ovation as he left the stage. (Were they just happy that he left the stage?)
Senator John McCain stole the show earlier in the day, winning multiple, rousing, standing ovations from the largely Democrat audience by excoriating President Obama’s “feckless foreign policy.” (More likely, fake and amateur and foreign policy which discredited the United States and has further weakened the US international standing!)
by Caroline Glick
In its annual survey of American Jewry published last October, the American Jewish Committee found that 75 percent of American Jews agree with the statement, “The goal of the Arabs is not a peaceful two-state agreement with Israel, but rather the destruction of Israel.”
And yet, American Jews supported the establishment of a Palestinian state 50% to 47%. Next week over 10,000 predominantly Jewish American supporters of Israel will gather in Washington at AIPAC’s annual policy conference. Given their high commitment to Israel, probably most of those gathered belong to the 47% of American Jews who opposed Palestinian statehood. Yet at the conference they will embrace the two-state formula. And on March 4 they will go up to Capitol Hill and tell their representatives that they support it...
The United States believes there is no need for the Palestinian Authority (PA) to recognize Israel as a Jewish state as part of a peace agreement, State Department Spokeswoman Jen Psaki. Psaki, who spoke to the PA-based Arabic-language Al-Quds newspaper, said, “The American position is clear, Israel is a Jewish state. However, we do not see a need that both sides recognize this position as part of the final agreement.” Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has been adamant on the PA recognizing Israel as a Jewish state, explaining that the Arabs’ refusal to recognize Israel stands at the heart of the conflict.
Food for Thought by Steven Shamrak
In order to prevent Jews from takingfull control of the Jewish land, international bigots in the United Nation declared in 1947 that “population transfer”, which had been used quite successfully as a tool of conflict resolution, is illegal. Now, in order to be in line with the Geneva convention, they introduced a new terminology - “humanitarian relocation” - which performs the same function as “population transfer” used to! Time has come for Israel to execute “humanitarian relocation” of terror infested occupiers from Jewish land!
Israeli police stormed the holy site after 20 masked Palestinian
youths hurled stones and firecrackers at troops from the top of the
Jordanian MPs call to cancel
A report published by the US State Depart said that
Assets seized and offices ordered shut as court rules to ban all
activities of the group that runs neighbouring Gaza
Strip. Hamas is an offshoot of
US President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin
Netanyahu met in the White House. Regarding the negotiations with the PA, Obama
praised Netanyahu and said that there are “very important and difficult issues”
being discussed in the negotiations, and Netanyahu “takes them all seriously.”
Netanyahu told Obama that he should place pressure on the Palestinian Authority
(PA) if he wants peace talks to progress - not on
national airline of the
total of 1,705 African migrants agreed to leave
Quotes of the Week:
“Today, it’s already impossible to distinguish between anti-Semitism and anti-Israelism. Modern anti-Semites have turned ‘the Jewish problem’ into ‘the Israeli problem.’ They have redirected the ‘final solution’ from the Jews to the State of Israel…” - Prof. Monika Schwarz-Friesel, Technical University of Berlin. See: Educated Mainstream: The Bastion of Western anti-Semitism - It is said “Israel has become the Jew among nations”. International anti-Semites tell Israel to make concessions that will destroy Jewish state.
It is a historically proven fact that allies can’t rely on the US!
Israel can expect to face international isolation and possible sanctions from countries and companies across the world if Benjamin Netanyahu fails to endorse a framework agreement with the Palestinians, US President Barack Obama cautioned Israel ahead of a meeting with the Prime Minister Netanyahu. (What an arm-twisting and blackmailing and blatant pressuring attitude toward Israel. There is no other state that is subjected to or would tolerate it!)
Not long before AIPAC, US President Obama publicly embarrassed the Prime Minister of Israel, Netanyahu, by saying during an interview with Bloomberg View columnist Jeffrey Goldberg that if Netanyahu “does not believe that a peace deal with the Palestinians is the right thing to do for Israel, then he needs to articulate an alternative approach. It's hard to come up with one that's plausible." (There are several alternatives to current Two-State Solution option - International bigots don’t want to hear about them!)
He did not ask Abbas the same question (he only embarrassed the Israeli PM). Obama continued with saying: “If Palestinians come to believe that the possibility of a contiguous (West Bank and Gaza are not connected - only on a PA’s map, with no Israel!) sovereign Palestinian state is no longer within reach, then our ability to manage the international fallout is going to be limited.”
Obama further stated that in his opinion, PA President Mahmoud Abbas “has proven himself to be somebody who has been committed to nonviolence and diplomatic efforts to resolve” the conflict. (How has Abbass proven his commitment to peace - by his intention to destroy Israel? Praising terrorists who kill Jews is his way to show commitment to peace!)
US House of Representatives approved a bill that changes