It’s time for Bibi to ante up

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The Obama administration’s calculated decision to escalate its open attacks against Israel over a routine decision by the Jerusalem Planning and Building Board to approve 1,600 housing units in Ramat Shlomo neighborhood presents Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu with an unenviable task. He has to either relinquish Israel’s sovereignty over its capital by capitulating in the face of the unprecedented American assault, or he can tell Obama and Clinton and their cohorts to go to hell. It is depressing, and let’s face it, a bit scary that the US, which has refused to raise a finger against Iran’s nuclear program or any other rogue action by any other US enemy has decided to go after Israel in this fashion. It is depressing, but not surprising. 

 

Anyone who paid the slightest attention to who Barack [short for Barakeh in Arabic] Obama is before he was elected knew full well that this man is an enemy of Israel. He was a member of an ardently anti-Semitic church for more than two decades. His friends ranged from virulently anti-Israel and anti-Jewish like Edward Said, Rashid Khalidi, William Ayres, Jeremiah Wright, Samantha Power and Susan Rice — among others — to radically post-Zionist like Arnie Wolf, Rahm Emmanuel and David Axelrod not to mention Joe Biden. 

 

Given his pedigree, no one should have been surprised that Obama has chosen to stir up a crisis in his relations with Israel.

 

Bibi can tell Obama to stick it where the sun don’t shine and rally the Israeli public and Israel’s many  friends in America to his side and so make it impossible for Obama to carry on doing this with immunity. Or he can lick Obama’s boots and set the clock ticking faster towards the destruction of this country.

 

What’s it going to be Bibi? What’s it going to be? You knew being Prime Minister would demand something of you. Do you have that something? I think you do, somewhere inside.  What is it going to be?

 

Ante up.
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  • DaveP 03/15/2010 at 9:16

    Great Read
    Barack Hussein Obama vs Israel
    The manifold organs of the ObamaMedia are abuzz with outrage over what they are calling Israel’s “insult” to the United States. But what was the nature of this awful and outrageous insult? Did Israeli officials pull off V.P. Biden’s rug to show off his bald head underneath. Did they ask him why the suit of his pants is so shiny. Did they make him sit at the kiddie table?
    More to the point did Israeli TV air calls for a Jihad against America, as Palestinian Arab TV did? Did Israel name a square after the murderer of an American photographer, as the Palestinian Authority did? Did an Israeli Anchorman do a skit in blackface during Obama’s visit, as a Turkish anchorman did during Obama’s visit to Turkey? Are Israeli religious institutions issuing Fatwahs against America, as Al Azhar University, which Obama visited and spoke at, has done? Are Israeli leaders funding terrorism against America, as the Saudi King, before whom Obama bowed, does?

    American diplomats have not usually described Israeli policies they dislike as an “insult”– that is a term much more commonly used by Muslims, who are obsessed with perceived slights to their honor. Complaints over an “insult” is a common feature of Honor-Shame societies. America is not an honor-shame society. However the White House is currently occupied by a man bred in an honor-shame society. It is Obama that feels “insulted” by Israel, both out of the sensitivity of his Muslim heritage and his own egotism, which regularly motivates him to humiliate Republicans, while triumphantly celebrating his own greatness.
    It is natural enough for Barack Hussein Obama to rely on such cheap honor-shame gambits. They are what he grew up with. And it is natural enough for him to keenly feel the loss of face of Muslims. After all his father’s family was Muslim. And Muslims are keenly “insulted” when they conquer territory and then cannot hold it. Whether that territory is in Jerusalem, Israel or Spain or India. They cannot stand to suffer the loss of face. And neither can Obama.
    http://sultanknish.blogspot.com/2010/03/barack-hussein-obama-vs-israel.html
    More above.
    As the Sultan points out, this confrontation was a coming, as the Obama adminstration was looking for a fight with Netanyahu. If it was not this, then any other reason would do.
    Its time Americans who support Israel let US administration know, and Israelis realise that their friend America, is not a friend anymore.

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  • DaveP 03/15/2010 at 9:21

    I sincerely believe that if Israel ups the ante, then Obama will have no hand to play. This all is bluster, typical of bully. But as it is with bullies the world over, stand up to them, and they fold.
    Israel has a wealth of support among American Christians. It can appeal to them. It is tragic that Israel has been so careless and flippant with its most loyal supporters.

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  • Guran Walker 03/15/2010 at 9:34

    You sound tired, Caroline. In fact, I felt all this was set up and Biden knew it before he left the US. His cynical use of the expression, “Israel is a good friend to the US” rather than to state the US is a good friend to Israel struck me as transparent. A denial of any support whatsoever.
    But it does give Bibi the upper hand. He can make all sorts of bland comments from now on and do absolutely whatever he chooses.
    It was however a bad start to cancel activities such as the ‘Gates’ this week. Bibi should simply send in the Politzei and get it over with. He will be treated with universal contempt if he does and if he doesn’t.
    This is where the big boys play. If the signal is that Israel must go it alone, then Israel has no other options. If the US/IDF stratagem is merely to delude the Arabs into thinking they can reverse 1967, we should be living in ‘interesting days’.
    But be not tired. Bibi is nothing. Jerusalem!

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  • Marc Handelsman, USA 03/15/2010 at 12:47

    Prime Minister Netanyahu handled himself well by taking the “high road” during Secretary of State Clinton’s undiplomatic phone call. Since we are not walking in the PM’s shoes, we have little idea of how much pressure he has endured. Is Mr. Netanyahu a great leader, or just another weak premier? We will know that answer soon enough.

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  • Griswel 03/15/2010 at 14:02

    This is not a crisis in relations with the United States, merely the current administration. If Israel’s supporters were called on that would be clear. They are not being called on because too many are still hoping to duck and weave through Obama’s presidency. To avoid a fight.
    Bibi isn’t the only one who needs to ante up.

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  • Leto 03/15/2010 at 15:11

    This is going to put the republicans in the white house for the next twenty years

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  • Vickie 03/15/2010 at 15:51

    I am an American. I stand with Israel as do the vast majority of Americans. Our current “leadership” is a disgrace in it’s policies, including it’s treatment of Israel. America is suffering profoundly from the choice of those who put Obama in office (which includes the liberal Jewish American community.) Everyday we live with the torment of Obama’s deceitful, corrupt, progressive minded administration. Proverbs 29:2-2 says, “When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice; but when the wicked rule, the people groan.” America is groaning – deeply. But we are also pushing back, fighting to block as much as possible, the trajectory of the Obama administration. And we pray, both for America and for our friend, Israel.

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  • Kenny Solomon 03/15/2010 at 17:44

    Ms. Glick:
    I’ve been meaning to write for some time and simply say…….. Thank you for all that you do in bringing attention to pure evil and sheer insanity in the world of anti-Semitism.
    Now to the matter at hand…….
    I’ve been trying to figure out what to say in commentary on this specific topic.
    Every time I started to type, well….. I had to stop.
    Finally got something printable in public.
    I’m seriously tempted to walk around wearing a huge Star Of David, circa 1930’s….. But this one having an AR-15 embossed within the border….. Just because.
    Maybe if I nicely ask a few million people to do the same on ‘x’ day in the near future, somebody somewhere might get the hint that this time, we’re gonna fight back.
    Cheers !
    Kenny Solomon
    South Florida
    Typical bitter Jewish God-clinging gun owner and barking-mad insane NASCAR fan.
    Molon Labe.

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  • Charles Smyth 03/15/2010 at 19:41

    There is always this 2010 midterms to reset the situation, so that Barakeh Al-Obama is in less of a position to act with impunity.

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  • TonyUSA 03/16/2010 at 2:30

    “It is depressing, and let’s face it, a bit scary that the US, which has refused to raise a finger against Iran’s nuclear program or any other rogue action by any other US enemy has decided to go after Israel in this fashion.”
    Caroline, I admit I’m waiting for the post from you that really spills the beans about what’s really going on. The US is under siege from within. It’s a highly corrupt attempt, its coordinated Chicago politics and it’s goals are the internal implosion of the US as a nation. Thanks be to God though they are coordinated they are sloppy and arrogant and this leads to big miscalculations, delays of their agenda and therefore more time for America to wise up. Their intent is to drop massive and sweeping legislative H-bombs. Massive in scope “changes” that will cripple and knee cap Uncle Sam down to a highly vulnerable position to be beheaded. The body then will be ready for the international vultures. Don’t think though they only have their sights on just the US’s downfall but are looking out internationally to do the same. Feeling the heat out there? We are in here too.
    Like a classic demagogue, speech after speech after speech after speech with the MSM in lock step propaganda. We are deemed too stupid to understand the greatness of the Cadillac they are trying to pitch and sell but with clarity we see the Soviet Yugo sitting behind them. Any American who is alive and awake politically knows whats going on and senses the great danger and the need to pray and rise up. Too many people are doped down in hedonism and in unbelief and received a miseducation from our universities. I know you write mainly about Israel and I come to you to hear from you but what’s happening here is even bigger than just “the US won’t do this or that”. This isn’t politics as usually but a humongous dangerous radical shift to the left. We are fighting back politically and if we hold the fort, Lord willing, the propaganda mask will crack and the real face can only but show to the masses despite the teleprompter. You named a number of the President’s men. Connect the dots and don’t just blanket the horrific problem with the term “the US”. Please don’t get your news of us at all from the MSM. There are far superior sources on the internet for a more clear (though alarming) picture of what’s really going on. Freedom of speech has not been stopped. Uncle Sam’s heart still beats strong and in God we most certainly must trust.

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  • Abraham 03/16/2010 at 5:12

    The day Obama took office was a bad day for Israel, but as a Bible believing christian, I know that all this is in fulfillment of Biblical prophecy where Jerusalem will become a burden for all nations – God will cut them off.
    Through the ages, God has raised up leaders when Israel’s enemies thought to destroy her – Samson, Gideon, David, Esther – innumerable names in history and in the recent past – as Mordecai said to Esther – who knows – perhaps God brought Bibi to power for such a time as this.
    God bless Israel.

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  • Leo 03/16/2010 at 6:01

    Obama is no different from George Bush Senior, Reagan, or Bush Jr in trying to conduct a foreign policy pursuing American interests, only to feel the immense blowback of foreign agents like AIPAC. Reagan banned the use of cluster bombs to Israel, Bush Sr withheld loan guarantees to Israel to get Shamir to show up at the Madrid peace conference, and Bush Jr repeatedly ordered Sharon to cease his invasion of Gaza.
    Let’s not forget that Bush said “Palestine can’t be swiss cheese when it comes to the outlines of a state”. Bush also dispatched top military brass to tell Israel in categorical terms not to initiate any action with Iran.
    Many Americans have this incestuous view of how closely the US and Israel ought to be associated. Fact is that we are two different countries with different interests.

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  • Jerusalemyte 03/16/2010 at 8:12

    Obama says that his Hebrew name is Baruch for blessed. I think that he has a gap in his education. (Hor B’haskala wouldn’t sound to good in English)
    As I remember, Rahm (as in Emmanuel) goes with Barak which translates to LIGHTNING. The last character that I remember going by the name of LIGHTNING was on a 1960’s TV series of dubious political correctness.
    Why this obvious error in translation is never mentioned on the web is beyond me. Just to put the record straight, however, let me state emphatically that I do not suggest that we refer to the American President as Lightning.
    Peace,
    Jerusalemyte

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  • Erastus CoupeDeVille 03/16/2010 at 8:29

    How is the new shipment of F-22s and LongBow attack helicopters coming along?

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  • Bozoer Rebbe 03/16/2010 at 13:05

    The next time Hillary or Obama calls Bibi, he should release the tapes of the conversation. Of course a simple “kish mir in tuchas” would be appropriate too.
    The only question one needs to pose to the Obami is:
    “So you don’t think Jews should be allowed to live in Jerusalem. What about blacks in Jessup, TX?”

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  • Hashkem 03/16/2010 at 14:21

    “Stick it where the sun don’t shine” is exactly the phrase I had in mind to use. Ambassador Oren might express it in a more elegant and diplomatic way but we see what wonderful things diplomacy has gotten us.
    Keep up the good work.

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  • Anonymous 03/17/2010 at 3:17

    Obama is no different from George Bush Senior, Reagan, or Bush Jr in trying to conduct a foreign policy pursuing American interests, only to feel the immense blowback of foreign agents like AIPAC. Reagan banned the use of cluster bombs to Israel, Bush Sr withheld loan guarantees to Israel to get Shamir to show up at the Madrid peace conference, and Bush Jr repeatedly ordered Sharon to cease his invasion of Gaza.
    So Leo, Israel did all these things and more to accommodate the US and EU and has it gotten them closer to acceptance by the Muslims; has it gotten them closer to peace. Have the Europeans appreciated the risks Israel has taken? This administration pressured Israel to dismantle check points and have you heard any acknowledgment? At this point Israel needs to talk about what they have done and the price they have paid and then say We have paid enough of a price, no more without reciprocity.

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  • deacon 03/17/2010 at 5:55

    I really think Barak Obama is trying to be all things to everybody, well that can not be.
    By showing that he favours the Muslem stance, he
    is encoriging the extreemists to comitt
    attrocity’s, thinking that what they do is with Obama blessing. Anyhow, if he continues with this type of offence against Israel, HE WILL FALL.
    Some one should remind him, who comes to Israel with a sword, will perish.

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  • ordoñez 03/17/2010 at 7:22

    what israel has to do is to link its presence in the disputed territories with the goods israel provides. Jews cannot live in the west bank = Jews dont provides water, energy, health care, et al.
    Of course the fist step its to cut every contact with the terrorist region gaza.

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  • Pharisee 03/18/2010 at 10:29

    This is, of course, the end game:
    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/18/world/middleeast/18diplo.html?hpw
    They already know where they want these “talks” to lead, it’s just a question of building up a pretext for imposing a solution — i.e., these talks are going predictably nowhere because of that stiffnecked Bibi, so we have to take bold and courageous steps to save Israel from herself. Herr Walt and Herr Mearsheimer will be quite pleased.
    We will see what Bibi is made of. Obama is transparently trying to do to him today what Clinton perpetrated in 1999. Thing is, the Israelis were a lot more hopeful in 1999 and loved Clinton; today they’re much more cynical and can’t stand Obama. But of course Obama, drunk on his own ego, cannot and will not see this. I hope Bibi will diplomatically intone his deep appreciation for America’s involvement, etc., but that friends can disagree and there are some fundamental positions that cannot be changed. More in sorrow than in anger, he can say that Israel must stay true to its fundamental visions of self. He should reiterate and elaborate on the basic positions he set out last June at Bar Ilan. If he has the Israeli public behind him and Labor goes wobbly, he can call snap elections and bolster his Likud majority. Let Obama do for Livni what he’s done for Democrate candidates in Massachusetts, Virginia and New Jersey.
    The political onslaught will be ferocious and unrelenting, of course. Europe will gleefully and slaveringly support Obama against the Jews. The UN will eagerly weigh in. Economic threats will be made and trade will seem to hang in the balance. But if Bibi has the will of the public behind him, he can withstand the demands to partition Jerusalem, eviscerate the country and reward terrorists.
    This is a pivotal moment. If Bibi — who has spent a political career defending bedrock, mainstream positions that define Israel’s sense of itself, its history and its place in the world — wavers in the face of a risibly manufactured controversy, Israel will forever forfeit any credible ability to withstand American diktats. No future U.S. administration, even a friendly one, will place Israel’s interests above those of autocrats, oil barons and shrill bien pensants. Why bother, if Israel cannot say no?

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  • Ellen Freyer 03/18/2010 at 17:51

    Thank you again for telling it like it is! If only you were published in the US.
    There are many Americans who will be deeply disappointed if Netanyahu doesn’t stand firm against the US government – which does not represent the American people. The world may complain, but Israel must stay strong. Because its survival unfortunately depends on being respected and feared, not its willingness to cooperate. And if Israel is weak and gives in to Clinton and Obama Bechtel and Exxon), so we Jews in America are too.

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  • Ronnie 03/18/2010 at 18:15

    We must all think of the unprecedented situation of a foreign-born president of the United States. He does not have the first interest of the United States in mind. He is a Muslim, funded by Muslims, supported by Muslims. He has been in the closet for some time, and he longs for the day when he can finally reveal himself. Other presidents have not been in support of the Jewish state because they were looking only for that Arab oil juxtaposed with greed from U.S. oil and business interests in the Middle East. B. Hussein Obama is only a “mole.” He represents the desire of the Nations of Islam Isamic Jihad to destroy the U.S., bring it to its knees, declare Sha’aria law, persecute all Jews within the U.S. He is encouraging domestic policy that will destroy the financial base of America, bankrupt future generations, weaken America’s ability to defend itself. And only then, will militant Islam step in to define its goals. B. Hussein Obama is a dangerous man, not only to Israel, but to the free world as we know it today.

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  • Watching from Australia 03/19/2010 at 2:46

    Israel is the David against the world’s Goliath. We know the outcome of that battle. David fought against seemingly overwhelming odds. The decider? He had the God of Israel fully on his side. Some things never change, thank goodness.

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