Obama: GOP Plays Politics On His Support Of Israel

President Barack Obama is defending his support for ally Israel against what he says are politically-motivated attempts to show him as less than fully supportive of the Jewish state.

Nonetheless Obama was expected to raise unpopular topics during an address Sunday to Israel's foremost lobby group in the United States. He also sees Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House on Monday.

Obama says he has backed Israel without hesitation through three years in office, despite some differences over policy. He told a magazine interviewer last week that his political rivals ignore that record.

The U.S. and Israel are currently at odds over what to do about Iran's disputed nuclear program, with many in Israel supporting a pre-emptive strike.

The White House is urging caution.


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  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Mar 5, 2012 at 03:32 PM
    Gee, that's some mighty slick incentive, Barry. It is, however, his tough stance on Iran which shows his limp commitment to protecting our only Democratic ally in the region (that would be Israel for all you liberals out there). This tactic, where, every time Iran tells the world to go to hell and Israel will be destroyed, is countered with a firm verbal foot-stomping by Obama and his State department, followed by EU and UN calls for Israel to show restraint. Does anyone believe any nation besides Israel will do what will eventually be necessary when the Iranian nuclear threat gets to the point of no return? The U.S., under Obama, will not have the stones to engage in what will need to be required: The forceable destruction of Iranian nuclear development. All of his meaningless rhetoric and Muslim foot-licking will amount to nothing but continued attacks on any position or action taken by Israel concerning anything of import to their survival and progress in a region filled with vipers on all borders. NONE of the outraged surrounding Arab states engage in any helpful activities toward the Palestinians, simply because they don't want to. The Palestinian issue provides them with a perpetual reason for anger with Israel, and Obama knows this. His silence in condemning these states and his unwillingness toward achieving concessions from them makes him complicit in their vitriol spewed toward the Jewish nation.
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      by Anonymous on Mar 5, 2012 at 05:50 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
      More rantings from a Mad Man. Osoc go back under your hate filled rock.
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        by Obama Snake Oil Co on Mar 6, 2012 at 05:19 AM in reply to
        Oh, you angry little kids, now run along and go play!
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      by Lavon on Mar 6, 2012 at 06:07 AM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
      SO when are you leaving for the Moon Colony
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        by Obama Snake Oil Co on Mar 6, 2012 at 10:12 AM in reply to Lavon
        Wow, nothing as usual....wow lavon, work on it man...you sounding weak like Obama on Israel...like watered down koolaid if you ask me. Obama didn't make the 60% approval for his job.....toast man. The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Tuesday shows that 26% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president. Forty-one percent (41%) Strongly Disapprove, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -15 Obama has never made the 60% approval like Jimmy Carter did....He is at 47% approval. You don't even know who the anybody but Obama is but he is coming real soon. Oh, one more think, we all did shoot you the moon, the whole colony, now go back to your village.
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      by And... on Mar 7, 2012 at 04:44 AM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
      Your just mad that no one listens to you wearing your George DubYA memorial tinfoil hat. time to end the other DubYa war.
  • by Walter Location: Chocowinity on Mar 5, 2012 at 11:18 AM
    News update - Today " We Decide our fate " Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu and President Obama agree that diplomacy is the best way to resolve the issue of Iran obtaining nuclear weapons — though Netanyahu insists his country will defend itself as needed Obama "We do not want to see a nuclear arms race in one of the most volatile regions in the world. We do not want the possibility of a nuclear weapon falling into the hands of terrorists. And we do not want a regime that has been a state sponsor of terrorism being able to feel that it can act even more aggressively or with impunity as a consequence of its nuclear power," Obama said. While the prime minister offered gratitude, he insisted Israel will be the "master of its fate." "Israel must have the ability always to defend itself, by itself, against any threat," Netanyahu said, echoing the president's remarks to Sunday's annual conference. "When it comes to Israel's security, Israel has the right -- a sovereign right to make its own decisions. I believe that's why you appreciate, Mr. President, that Israel must reserve the right to defend itself. And after all, that's the very purpose of the Jewish state: to restore to the Jewish people control over our destiny," Netanyahu said
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      by Obama Snake Oil Co on Mar 5, 2012 at 03:33 PM in reply to Walter
      OH, its election year....he had to be nice now....
  • by Unlike Bush Location: enc on Mar 5, 2012 at 08:46 AM
    Unlike Bush, Obama hasn't advertised and put up banners regarding everything he is doing internationally. I find that much safer than announcing all our plans! While being slammed for his policies, he was busy getting Bin Laden. This president keeps international critical information where it should be-with the experts-not Joe Public!
  • by Lavon Location: Goldsboro on Mar 5, 2012 at 03:59 AM
    I see the vetting process no longer applies in the Republican Party
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      by Obama Snake Oil Co on Mar 5, 2012 at 05:14 AM in reply to Lavon
      Apparently, the democrats threw the vetting process out when they took in the worst president in the history of this nation....Didn't you vote for that Idiot lavon? Yeah, guess you did. Now go tie you shoes, well, get your mommy to do it for ya....
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        by Lavon on Mar 5, 2012 at 06:06 AM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
        Save your pathetic rants because your going to need them election night.
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          by Anonymous on Mar 5, 2012 at 05:53 PM in reply to Lavon
          No Lavon, let him keep on ranting, I really enjoy reading his idiotic blind narrow minded post. He could be the missing 4th Stooge.
  • by History on Mar 5, 2012 at 02:55 AM
    I'd like to go back 50-60 years and have the USA give NO support to Israel, ever. Would the entire region be Muslim? Would we have had WWIII with them? Or would the USA now be good friends with the Middle East? (oil prices $1.00 per gallon)
  • by Anonymous on Mar 5, 2012 at 02:51 AM
    President Obama would do or say anything to get r-elected and then return to his radical policies and big spending liberal ways.
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      by Lavon on Mar 5, 2012 at 06:07 AM in reply to
      I thing you have him mixed up with Willard Romney
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        by Anonymous on Mar 5, 2012 at 05:53 PM in reply to Lavon
        Same thing I was thinking!!!
  • by p on Mar 4, 2012 at 06:18 PM
    have you people seen Fema coffins and Fema camps on you tube? If not, take a look,,that's our future!!
  • by LA beatdown on Mar 4, 2012 at 04:25 PM
    Well, considering Obama has already ousted a dictator, crippled AQ, got OBL, ended the war in Iraq, and started turning the economy around without any help from the GOP, I would say he's a lot better than any of the current GOP candidates.
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      by James Tiberius Kirk on Mar 4, 2012 at 04:55 PM in reply to LA beatdown
      All he has done, in those that you stated, was continue the policies of the previous administration. So yes we do need the GOP.
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        by Common Sense on Mar 5, 2012 at 01:11 AM in reply to James Tiberius Kirk
        So, why didn't your party complete the job? It's one thing to have a goal, another thing to carry it out. That takes leadership and determination. And as stated, President Obama did it without the help of the GOP. Can you imagine just how better things would be if they HELPED instead of Obstructed?
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          by Obama Snake Oil Co on Mar 5, 2012 at 07:15 AM in reply to Common Sense
          The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows that 25% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president. Forty-three percent (43%) Strongly Disapprove, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -18
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      by 2 all on Mar 4, 2012 at 06:15 PM in reply to LA beatdown
      You got that right. Thanks for a well stated comment full of Truth and facts.Without the help of the GOP TP ,Palin lovers, Glenn Beck followers, Rush and the Mormon and Catholic clergies.
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      by bs on Mar 5, 2012 at 01:11 AM in reply to LA beatdown
      how you figure? Syria kicked the dictator not obama, AQ, OBL and iraq had been in the works before him (before you complain about iraq the only thing he did to "end" it was be in charge when thier own govt. finally got strong enough to handle it). and where do you see the economy improving at? improving from last months numbers by .01% or just at the white house cook out? because its sure not in NC.
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      by Anonymous on Mar 5, 2012 at 02:37 AM in reply to LA beatdown
      The economy has gotten a little better since the GOP won back the majority in Congress, without the policies of the previous GOP president we wouldn't have had the foreign policy successes.
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        by Anonymous on Mar 5, 2012 at 05:25 AM in reply to
        The GOP has done nothing for the US > absolutely nothing..that's why Congress's ratings are below 20%
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          by Obama Snake Oil Co on Mar 5, 2012 at 05:48 AM in reply to
          Really? You mean the democrat senate which is holding the jobs bills on a shelf.....OH, Reid is a democrat...not a GOPr...democrat.....focus and pay attention...
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          by Anonymous on Mar 5, 2012 at 06:37 AM in reply to
          Reid is one of the greatest Congressmen this country has ever seen...Hold your own Mr Reid.I am very informed and not out of touch..got your back 100%
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          by Obama Snake Oil Co on Mar 5, 2012 at 07:37 AM in reply to
          Reid is a devout communist like Van Jones, Pelosi, however, still hiding in the closet for the moment. However, they have those FEMA coffins all bought. Here is the video too. Yep Reid along with many of his compatriots in the Democratic party are closet "socialists" and cling to the ideal of a communist type "Utopia"for the masses. And they wish to be the grand lords and masters of this Utopian paradise. Just like in the old USSR the voice of dissent was squashed usually with violence. Here the voice of dissent is squashed with rhetoric words such as homophobes, sexist brute, bigot and racist are tossed like bullets to silence you and make you fall in behind the cadre. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_K9FbU2LBss
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          by Lavon on Mar 5, 2012 at 08:56 AM in reply to
          Now Snake Oil is talking about people in coffins. This guy is nuts
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          by Obama Snake Oil Co on Mar 5, 2012 at 12:45 PM in reply to
          Yep and you are talking about voting for Obama again...now that is nuts.
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        by to anon@5:37 on Mar 5, 2012 at 05:58 PM in reply to
        Ha ha Ha ha what a Clown!
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        by And... on Mar 7, 2012 at 05:17 AM in reply to
        The gop got us in two worthless wars. One still on going and will be paid for in fifty years. The DubYa , you won't see him at the GOP big top klown show this year either.
  • by Skewed politics Location: ENC on Mar 4, 2012 at 04:08 PM
    So, because the President does not want Israel to bomb Iran, he is not an ally? Are you people nuts? Can you see past your blind politics? Iran is facing punishing sanctions that are just now effecting Iran's ability to do international business. They can't export their oil, and they are falling fast. Bombing Iran would be premature, and usher in a whole new era of war. But hey..... let's get those republicans elected..... by another world war. Idiots.
  • by Uncle Sam Location: U.S.A. on Mar 4, 2012 at 03:27 PM
    Politically motivated attempts,what is he talking about,his own words and actions show he is not a supporter of Israel.He looks at Israel the same way he looks at the U.S.,with scorn and disgust.A man with his socialist views has no place in the world for countries like the U.S. and Israel,he feels that all that these countries have they have taken from countries less fortunate,and all they have needs to be given away to compensate the less fortunate.
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      by 2 all on Mar 4, 2012 at 06:36 PM in reply to Uncle Sam
      What actions and what words...Document them ..! L O L..be careful that you don't put your foot in your mouth.
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      by Anonymous on Mar 5, 2012 at 01:13 AM in reply to Uncle Sam
      You must be a Fox News Troll.
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        by Obama Snake Oil Co on Mar 5, 2012 at 05:50 AM in reply to
        Are you an uninformed MSNBC watcher or do you get your feed from MediaMatters? Obviously, some of us watch the Number one news station....this means, you are watching number 2. Number 2 is the first loser.
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          by Anonymous on Mar 5, 2012 at 06:39 AM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
          We all know about you devotion to Glenn Beck..LMAO..
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          by Obama Snake Oil Co on Mar 5, 2012 at 08:02 AM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
          Glen Beck is awesome! You gotta hate that and now he is making even more money than before. What even better, he was right about Obama, Pelosi and Reid all being communists...its all over Youtube. Even the story that aired on WITN over the weekend about the NC Justice and Equality group...all have ties to ACORN and the other communists there that you say didn't exist. http://www.nccivitas.org/2010/single-seed-grows-many-branches-acorn-s-web-connections-nor/
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      by To US on Mar 5, 2012 at 08:43 AM in reply to Uncle Sam
      Only one problem with that statement-it contradicts the very words of the President of Israel!
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