Sarkozy Tells Obama, 'Netanyahu is a Liar’: French president Sarkozy is in a diplomatic knot after telling Obama in what he thought was a private talk, “Netanyahu is a liar.” President Obama complained to Sarkozy for not telling the United States ahead of time it would vote in favor of admitting the Palestinian Authority to UNESCO, a move the Obama administration opposed.
The conversation flowed to the subject of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.
Sarkozy: “I cannot stand him. He is a liar.”
Obama: “You’re fed up with him, but I have to deal with him every day!” (INN, 11/8/2011).
The U.S. has rejected an Israeli request for military equipment and support that would improve Israel's ability to attack Iran's nuclear facilities (Haaretz, 13.08.08).
Now, who is the biggest liar? You decide.
Obama says Nobel Peace Prize is "call to action":
The Norwegian Nobel Committee praised Obama for "his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples," citing his fledgling push for nuclear disarmament and his outreach to the Muslim world.
The committee said it attached "special importance to Obama's vision of and work for a world without nuclear weapons," saying he had "created a new international climate..." (Reuters, Fri Oct 9, 2009). There could be few less deserving winners than the President of the US; Barack Obama, PLO's Yassir Arafat and Iran’s political shield; IAEA's Dr ElBaradei.
Video Song: Don’t Let Terror Victims’ Blood Ruin Nobel Prizes: “The Children of Oslo’93” offer bitter advice for Nobel Peace winners to make sure terror victims’ blood don’t stain their prizes (INN, 11/7/2011).
Americas Deadly Dynamics With Iran: "To admit that Iran may ultimately get a weapon is to admit failure; both George W. Bush and Barack Obama vowed they would never let Iran achieve nuclear arms capability, much less a bomb. When Barack Obama was sworn into office, they had enough fuel on hand to produce a single weapon; today, by the IAEA's own inventory, they have enough for at least four (David E. Sanger, New York Times, Nov 5, 2011).
U.S. puts brakes on Israeli plan for attack on Iran nuclear facilities:
The Americans viewed the request, which was transmitted (and rejected) at the highest level, as a sign that Israel is in the advanced stages of preparations to attack Iran. They therefore warned Israel against attacking, saying such a strike would undermine American interests. They also demanded that Israel give them prior notice if it nevertheless decided to strike Iran.
As compensation for the requests it rejected, Washington offered to improve Israel's defenses against surface-to-surface missiles (the Arrow-3, an upgrade of Israel's existing Arrow system for intercepting ballistic missiles, and Iron Dome, a system designed to intercept short-range rockets).
U.S. National Intelligence Director Mike McConnell and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mike Mullen both visited here in June and, according to the Washington Post, told senior Israeli defense officials that Iran is still far from obtaining nuclear weapons, and that an attack on Iran would undermine American interests. Therefore, they said, the U.S. would not allow Israeli planes to overfly Iraq en route to Iran. The Americans sent a similar message to Iraq, which had objected vociferously to the idea of its air space being used for an Israeli attack on Iran.
These private messages were accompanied by a series of leaks from the Pentagon that Israel interpreted as attempts to thwart any possibility of an attack on Iran. For instance, the Americans revealed details of a major Israel Air Force exercise in the Mediterranean; they also said they doubted Israel had adequate intelligence about Iran's nuclear facilities.
In addition, Mullen spoke out publicly against an attack on Iran.
U.S. denies Israel's request for tanker aircraft (Aug 21, 2008): The United States has rejected an Israeli request for advanced refueling aircraft that could be used for any mission to strike Iran nuclear sites.
Israeli officials said the Bush administration refused a request by Defense Minister Ehud Barak to purchase the KC-767 tanker transport aircraft.
They said the administration did not want to be seen as helping Israel attack Iran's nuclear facilities. "There is a virtual halt on the sale of all U.S. systems that could enhance Israel's offensive capability," an official said. This marked the second U.S. refusal of an Israeli request for military systems in about a month.
In July, the administration rejected an Israeli request for advanced bunker-busters and underground detection systems.
Officials said the request for the KC-767 -- first reported by
Israel's Channel 10 television -- was not connected to Iran.
They said Israel's fleet of Boeing 707 and KC-130 air refueling
aircraft was more than 30 years old.
In August, the administration approved an Israeli request for the deployment of the X-band early-warning radar to detect ballistic missile launches. But officials said Israel, in the first such arrangement, would be denied access to the X-band, which is scheduled to be operated by the U.S. European Command at a remote location in the Negev desert (World Tribune).
Why Is Bush Helping Saudi Arabia Build Nukes?
What country is three times the size of Texas and has more than 300 days of blazing sun a year? What country has the world's largest oil reserves resting below miles upon miles of sand? And what country is being given nuclear power, not solar, by President George W. Bush, even when the mere assumption of nuclear possession in its region has been known to provoke pre-emptive air strikes, even wars?
If you answered Saudi Arabia to all of these questions, you're right.
We've long known that America's addiction to oil pays for the spread of extremism
(Edward J. Markey, Wall Street Journal).
Obama warned Israel against any military strike on Iran and stressed that Washington would resolve Iran's nuclear threat through a mixture of sanctions and diplomacy."
Iran Now Top Threat to U.S. Says Military Official: Iran is the biggest threat to the U.S. and its allies in the Middle East, surpassing al Qaeda, a senior military official said on Friday. ”The biggest threat to the United States and to our interests and to our friends, I might add, has come into focus and it's Iran," said the official (Reuters, Nov 4, 2011).
A nuclear Iran would pose an immediate, existential threat to states both in the Middle East and Europe, but will trigger a huge arms race in the Middle East and Europe, which will fuel $?$ into a hard pressed American economy.
Obama OKs arms sales to Arab League states on eve of Netanyahu visit:
The White House agreed to requests worth $500 million by Egypt, Oman and Tunisia for air defense upgrade, aircraft and naval ship support as well as helicopters. The Pentagon announcements of the Arab requests, which require approval by Congress, came hours after the
White House said Obama would press for the extension of Israel's freeze on Jewish construction in the West Bank and most of Jerusalem
White House aides said Obama would meet Netanyahu on July 6 amid enhanced Israeli-U.S. cooperation in intelligence, missile defense and security.
The administration has not approved an Israeli request for offensive military platforms since Obama took office in January 2009. Instead, the White House endorsed nearly $13 billion worth of Arab arms requests last year, and nearly $10 billion from Turkey.
The Defense Department agency has reported two military requests by Egypt. In the first, Obama approved Cairo's request for U.S. equipment to help upgrade Egypt's Skyguard air defense system. In another project, the Egyptian Navy would receive support for its fleet of U.S.-origin warships.
"This proposed sale will contribute to the foreign policy and national security of the US by helping to improve the security of a friendly country which has been and continues to be an important force for political stability and economic progress in the Middle East, DSCA said.
US Official: "We believe that there are many cases in which the Iranian threat commits us to strengthen the ability of states in the region to defend themselves" (World Tribune, Monday, July 5, 2010).
See 'Potter's Clay'
King Abdullah II of Jordan:
"Solving the Palestinian problem is the key to reduce the Iranian nuclear threat." "If there are those that are saying that Iran is playing mischief, then I say it is being allowed to play mischief...
The platform they use is the injustice of the Palestinians and Jerusalem. So if you start taking those cards off the table, then Iranian influence on the Mediterranean through Hizbullah and Hamas in Gaza diminishes or becomes non-existent… By dealing with the core issue, that's when you start taking cards away from the Iranian regime." He said that U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, U.S. Middle East envoy George Mitchell and American General James Jones all accept his theory (
King Abdullah: Jordan Was Better Off without Peace with Israel
, INN, 04/06/10).
King Abdullah II of Jordan, said the U.S. administration seems to be focusing more of its attention on Iran and less on resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, saying time was running out to make peace...
"I've heard people in Washington talking about Iran, again Iran, always Iran," "But I insist on, and keep insisting on the Palestinian question: the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is the most serious threat to the stability of the region and the Mediterranean" (Jordan's King Abdullah II: U.S. attention to Iran taking away from Israel-Palestinian peace efforts, (NY Daily News, Oct. 19, 2009).
Read also: White House links Iran nukes to Palestinian state: Israel now faces a moment of truth - it can either acquiesce to international demands and in return have its most serious threats dealt with, or maintain the status quo and have those threats persist (Israel Today, May 04, 2009). Obama about to betray Israel, says former US intel official (Israel Today, Mar 19, 2009). Report: Obama leverages Iran to extract Israeli concessions(Aug 2, 2009, Israel Today).
Israeli Concessions Will Not Soften Iran, They Will Have the Opposite Effect
: Interview with Minister for Strategic Affairs Lt.-Gen. (ret.) Moshe Yaalon (Jerusalem Post, 2009):
There are people who believe that the way to deal with Iran is by solving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The widespread conception is that the way to solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is by Israeli withdrawals.
I believe that this whole idea is wrong at its core. If you solve the Israel-Palestinian conflict, it will not stop or even soften the Islamic jihadists.
The Islamic revolution did not erupt because of us. Al-Qaeda was not created because of us and even Hizbullah did not rise up because of us. The Muslim Brotherhood was also established without connection to us. It was established in 1928 when there wasn't a State of Israel. It was not even a response to Zionism.
Therefore, this whole connection is completely superficial.
In addition, the attempt over the last 16 years to solve the conflict with territorial concessions has been proven wrong, since the conflict is not just territorial and over the definition of the borders and size of Israel but rather is about our right to exist.
After Israel left Lebanon, Hizbullah grew stronger. The same happened following the Gaza withdrawal, when we were told that we would achieve quiet since we would neutralize the Palestinians' raison d'etre. Instead, we got a stronger Hamas and a Hamastan in Gaza.
When you withdraw and surrender to the Islamic jihadists, you are essentially providing them with a victory. Therefore, anyone who thinks that Israeli concessions and withdrawals will solve the conflict and will soften the Iranians' position is wrong. It will have the opposite effect.
A-Jad: PA State First Step to Israel's Demise:
Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinijad says the recognition of a PA state by the United Nations is just the first step to Israel's end. "Recognizing the Palestinian state is not the last goal. It is only one step forward towards liberating the whole of Palestine," Ahmadinejad told worshippers at Friday prayers on international Qods Day -- an annual show of support for the PA cause. "The Zionist regime is a center of microbes, a cancercell and if it exists in one iota of Palestine it will mobilize again and hurt everyone."
"It is not enough for them to have a weak, powerless state in a very small piece of Palestine. They should unite to establish a state but the ultimate goal is the liberation of the whole of Palestine," he said. "I urge the Palestinians never to forget this ideal. Forgetting this ideal is equal to committing suicide. It would be giving an opportunity to an enemy which is on the verge of collapse and disappearance." (INN, 8/26/2011).
Iran Offers Aid to Palestinian Authority to Defeat Israel:
Iran tells Gaza’s Hamas leader Haniyeh it is offering “scientific and technological experience” to the PA for a “victory” over Israel. Iran has used the visit of Gaza’s Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh to offer “scientific and technological experience” to the PA for a “victory” over Israel.
Iran's Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi told Haniyeh Saturday of “the need for Palestinian adherence to the basic principles of resistance as the key ingredient for their victory against Israel,” according to the official Iranian PRESS TV news agency. Haniyeh replied, “Muslims through full unity and with the support of the Islamic Republic of Iran will liberate Al Aqsa mosque [on the Temple Mount] in the future.”
The two factions signed an agreement in Doha last week for a new unity government headed by Abbas and without PA Prime Minister Salam Fayyad. Abbas is risking financial support from the European Union by joining Hamas without demanding that it reject terror and that it recognize Israel, although Abbas himself has not done so formally. (INN, 2/12/2012).
Alluding to Israeli suggestions that the Iranian nuclear program is the region's major problem, Aboul Gheit, said he and Clinton discussed Iran, but that the Palestinian question is the core issue and that continued inaction on it would pose dangers beyond the Middle East...
"In the absence of such negotiations, and success of the negotiations and seeing the emergence of Palestinian state living side-by-side with Israel, then I think situation will worsen in this part of the world and we will be, all of us, not only people in the region but countries in the region but also the United States and the Western world as well as the world at large-we will be all witnessing a very difficult situation,.." (Press Availability With Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Ali Aboul Gheit, May 27, 2009).
'World will pay if PA-Israel talks fail'
The international community will pay the price, should the new round of direct talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority fail, Jordan's King Abdullah II says (Press TV, Mon Sep 6, 2010).
Quartet to Push New Negotiations (INN, 02/25/11): Diplomats from the international Quartet – the United States, Russia, the European Union and the United Nations – announced this week that they plan a new effort to push negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority.
The PA walked away from talks with Israel in late 2010, demanding that Israel freeze all Jewish construction east of the 1949 armistice line.
PA leaders, affiliated with Fatah, have not shown interest in returning to talks with Israel. Instead, PA leaders recently renewed their efforts to
reunite with Hamas
Quartet mediators hope to meet with both Israeli and PA leaders in the upcoming weeks to discuss “core issues”, which include the status of Jerusalem, the borders of a proposed PA state in Judea and Samaria, and the Arab demand that millions of descendants of Arabs who fled pre-state Israel be allowed to “return”.
Despite Israel's willingness to negotiate with no preconditions, UN coordinator Robert Serry appeared to blame Israel for the impasse in talks in a UN Security Council session Thursday. Israeli security measures disrupt “territorial continuity and inhibit freedom of movement,” he claimed, while praising the PA for reforms. Israel has removed dozens of checkpoints in recent months in an attempt to ease life for PA Arabs, but
has necessitated the continuing presence of some checkpoints.
Netanyahu Warns: Iran is Accelerating its Nuclear Program:
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu addressed on Monday ambassadors from the European Union who were visiting Jerusalem. During his speech, Netanyahu addressed the Iranian nuclear program and said that pressure should be put on Iran to prevent it from completing its nuclear weapons program.
Netanyahu ended by noting that negotiations with the Palestinian Authority must resume. “We can’t complete peace negotiations if we don’t engage with them,” he said. “The Palestinians seek to avoid them. They seek to go to an international forum and avoid negotiations” (INN, 04/12/11).
Merkel: Germany Will Oppose "Unilateral" Palestinian Statehood
German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday voiced her government's opposition to a possible UN resolution creating an independent Palestinian state. "The Federal Republic of Germany is championing a two-state solution....Any kind of unilateral recognition does not promote this goal. This will be our position in September," she said, during a joint press conference in Berlin with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Merkel also said Iran's nuclear program is "more than ever a threat. Everything has to be done to prevent Iran from possessing nuclear weapons"
(Jerusalem Post, 04.07.11).
Is Netanyahu 'Considering' More Retreats in Judea and Samaria? Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is considering plans to hand over more territory to the Palestinian Authority, according to the ultra-left newspaper Haaretz and News1 and brought by the Hebrew Arutz Sheva..
The newspaper says that as part of the concessions Netanyahu is considering, "there will be a redeployment of IDF forces and more security control will be given to the Palestinian Authority. Parts of Areas B, in which Israel has security authority and the Palestinians only have civil authorities, will be handed over to full control of the [Palestinian] Authority."
In addition, "parts of Areas C, in which Israel has full control, will turn into Areas B."
The idea has already been floated by the Prime Minister's adviser, Yitzchak Molcho, in a meeting with the Quartet representatives in Jerusalem last week.
Netanyahu also plans to initiate an international conference with the participation of Israel and the PA.
According to the above sources, all these concessions are being considered in order to stave off the planned United Nations vote on the establishment of an independent PA state, in September (INN, 04/12/11).
US Blocks Quartet Move to Propose Pro-PA Final Status Plan
The United States on Tuesday blocked a
move to impose on Israel a final status plan for the Palestinian Authority. Foreign media had reported that the initiative would re-start the ”peace process.” Britain, France and Germany were behind the initiative for the meeting of the Quartet, comprised of the United States, the United Nations, Russia and the European Union.
The “final status” proposal in effect is an adoption of the PA agenda, although the PA agreed several years ago to achieve final status through negotiations with Israel. Instead, PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas has adopted a different strategy, that of gaining international support for a PA state that would include land on which more than 500,000 Jews now live, in United Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria, precluding negotiations (INN, 04/13/11).
PA to US: Move Fast Or Else...
PA Says US Needs to Move Fast on 'Peace Plan'
The United States needs to hasten its plan to revive Middle East talks before the Palestinian Authority moves to seek recognition as a state, a spokesman for PA chairman Mahmoud Abbas said on Wednesday.
"It's time for the American administration to move before September," Reuters quoted spokesman Nabil Abu Rdainah as saying.
"Talk about plans and new initiatives is not enough," Abu Rdainah said. " There should be an effective U.S. role and strong policy against settlements. The administration has started to realize the situation in the Mideast is dangerous," he added somewhat threateningly... (INN, 04/13/11).
Al-Quds Brigades: If Israel Withdraws to the '67 Borders, We Will Operate from the West Bank to Liberate the Rest of Palestine:
Abu Ahmad, spokesman of the Al-Quds Brigades, the military wing of the Islamic Jihad organization, said that the resistance groups in Gaza have formed a joint headquarters to formulate a strategic defense plan and to fully coordinate their military activity. He explained that, if another war breaks out, the resistance will not restrain itself and its rockets will reach targets beyond Ashdod and Beersheba.
Abu Ahmad added that the resistance is making serious efforts to transfer its expertise to the factions in the West Bank, where it is possible to operate on a daily basis against the Israeli settlements and the numerous Israeli army bases, and that if Israel withdraws to the 1967 borders, the resistance will operate from the West Bank to free the rest of Palestine
(Paltoday, Nov. 25, 2010, MEMRI).
Syria: Pullout an Israeli defeat: Commentators on official Syrian radio overjoyed over settlement evacuation, say Israeli withdrawal an important step on the way to liberating Palestine.The upcoming withdrawal from the Gaza Strip constitutes an Israeli defeat, according to comments made on Syria’s official radio station Sunday. Notably, the station represents the government view on political affairs. “This victory and the Israeli withdrawal are an important step on the way to completing Palestine’s liberation ahead of the establishment of a Palestinian state,” one commentator said (Ynet News, 08.14.05).
Hamas views Sharon's unilateral withdrawal from Gaza in 2005 as a capitulation to terror and is planning to continue its "armed struggle" against the Jewish state until "all territories" are in Palestinian hands,.."
"We will emphasize our people's right to resist the occupation [outside the Gaza Strip] so long as the occupation of the land and the aggression continue, with the understanding that withdrawal from Gaza is not the end of the story and occupation is still present in the rest of the lands, and that not all rights and holy sites have been returned yet." (Gaza withdrawal a reward for terror? Internal memo says Hamas plans to take over Strip: WND, Aug. 16, 2004).
Iran's End Times Documentary
: Iran Leaders: The Comin is Upon Us - Israel Shall be Destroyed!
uses current events to argue that “the final chapter has begun” and the Mahdi’s arrival is imminent.
The Iranian government has produced a bone-chilling
that claims that Ayatollah Khamenei, President Ahmadinejad, and Hassan Nasrallah are talked about in Islamic prophecy as leaders who will wage war to bring about the arrival of the Hidden Imam, which the film says is “very close” to happening http://atimetobetray.com/ See 'Radical Islam' - Defeating Iran.
Torah Scrolls Torched By Arsonists In Corfu on Passover:
Arsonists broke into Corfu's only synagogue and burned the community's prayer books and torah scrolls Tuesday morning.
On Wednesday members of the community, some distraught and weeping, gathered at the synagogue and mourned over the ashes of the Torah scrolls... (INN,04/20/11). See 'Abraham's Heritage'
In the words of
The Temple Institute
In attempting to eradicate the presence of Israel from within Egyptian society, Pharaoh actually embarked upon a three pronged approach, each of which have been repeatedly tried throughout Israel's long history, with increasing venom and aggression in modern times. Approach number one was servitude: make their lives miserable with the aim at breaking their spirits. Their spirits and bodies broken, they will lose their communal cohesiveness, break apart and disintegrate into nothingness
Approach number two was genocide, or more specifically, infanticide: Destroy the males at birth. The surviving females with serve the Egyptians and eventually disappear into Egyptian society, leaving no trace (assimilation).
Now the third approach was really the first approach, as enslavement and genocide were but logical corollaries of the first approach, which was erasing Israel from the collective memory of the nation. "A new king arose over Egypt, who knew not Yosef." (ibid 1:8) In ancient totalitarian Egypt, Pharaoh's state of mind was what informed every nook and cranny of Egyptian civilization.
What Pharaoh knew, or didn't know, was the law. Although the exact nature of Pharaoh's forgetfulness concerning Yosef and his people remains an unanswered question, (was this a new Pharaoh, or even a foreign invader who assumed the title Pharaoh, and to whom the legacy of Yosef held no meaning or allegiance, or was it the same Pharaoh of Yosef's day who experienced a change of heart), it ultimately translated into the same thing: the willful obliteration of Yosef from the national consciousness.”
(They Know Not Yosef, Ex. 1:8, Dec. 23, 2010).
"From the time of Joseph to the time of Moses, Egypt enjoyed the blessings of its Hebrew residents. But alas, over time,
Pharaoh forgot Joseph and God brought judgment on Egypt because Pharaoh's heart was turned against the Jew.
(Comment by RANGER, Oceanside, to:
President Obama: The Jews Built our Cities, Cured our Sick...