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The Israelis Understand Obama

by Keith Koffler on March 16, 2013, 11:08 am

The Israelis get President Obama.

They understand that his basic worldview is in league with those who view Israeli as an oppressor. And they know it means something that he has failed to visit the nation until this month, mistreated their prime minister, made the 1967 borders the starting point of negotiations with the Palestinians, and dumped Egypt’s Mubarak while opening the door to Islamists, with whom he now thinks he can work.

Jewish voters in the United States don’t get it, but the Israelis do.

A new poll of Israelis finds that just ten percent have a favorable view of Obama, according to Politico. Ten percent.

From the piece:

Some 32 percent said they don’t like him but respect him, 19 percent view him unfavorably and 17 percent have a highly unfavorable opinion of him.

Meanwhile, 38 percent believe he is hostile to Israel, 14 percent believe he is indifferent and only a third think he is supportive.

Obama visits Israel next week. He won’t stop at the Western Wall – security concerns, supposedly – will inspect an antimissile defense system, though not one in the field, as Israelis has suggested, and won’t address the Knesset.

Instead, in typical Obama style, he’ll give the major address of the trip at a convention center, hoping to speak more “directly” to the Israeli people.

I know why he’s really avoiding the Knesset – it’s a rambunctious place where he might get heckled. We think of ourselves as the free-wheeling types, but when it comes to protocol in Washington, we’re way more stuck up and polite, even than the British.

“You lie” would be standard operating procedure in many places.

I’m sure the idea of trying to go around the leadership and speak directly to Israelis will help immensely with Obama’s crummy relationship with Netanyahu.

And he’ll be on the ground for less than 48 hours, and he supposedly will come with few if any ideas for generating peace.

This trip looks dangerously like a photo op. No wonder Israelis are suspicious of him.

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Car in March 16, 2013 at 11:36 am

A photo op with a price tag of how much?

Sadie March 17, 2013 at 9:22 am


Source: ISN

With less than a week left until U.S. President Barack Obama arrives in Israel for a visit, the Israel Police are preparing a huge force to keep him safe. About 15,000 police, comprising over half of Israel’s total police force, will work 12-hour shifts starting Wednesday, when Obama lands at Ben Gurion Airport.

Obama will be accompanied by an entourage of about 600 people.

Susan March 17, 2013 at 10:36 am

Talk abut overkill…an entourage of 600 people? Gonna need several more cargo planes filled with black SUVs to tote all those people around. This jaunt is going to cost us a fortune.

White House Tours: $74K per week X 52 weeks = $3,848,000. He could probably afford a year’s worth of tours by postponing this nonessential photo op tour. If only he wasn’t such a greedy, self-indulgent demagogue. Where is Mooch? Surely she won’t be sitting in front of the fire knitting him a new pair of socks while he’s gone.

Girly1 March 17, 2013 at 10:39 am

For what? A lowly Marxist community organizer who was a fringe player, at best, during his brief stint in the employ of the Federal government! It’s surreal!

Aileen March 17, 2013 at 11:51 am

I want to know who the 600 people are and exactly why they are necessary. What are the 600 job titles? Does anyone – anyone – want to know this information, too? We need to ask the pertinent questions. We do NOT need to continue to whine about everything and anything we “don’t like” about the current administration. 2014 is coming, folks. We need to learn to make OUR difference in the next elections.

srdem65 March 17, 2013 at 12:25 pm

OK, I can guess.
200 SecretService agents (some removed from WhiteHouse tour detail.
3 food tasters, 2 bed bug checkers, 5 chefs with 20 helpers, 3 stylists for clothing selection, 10 speechwriters, 10 teleprompter techs, personal valet, personal physician, personal pharmacist, 2 bartenders, 2 vinters and 20 gofers.
500 fully armed Marines, Navy Seals, and CIA operatives.
And last, but not least, 20 $500K donors to his OFA racket.

Aileen March 17, 2013 at 12:29 pm

Good reply-probably fairly accurate head count.

Playrighter March 17, 2013 at 1:18 pm

And a “paramedic” to revive the person sure to faint at his speech, which for some odd reason will be to an audience of students, rather than the Israeli Parliament.

Why does he have to keep campaigning? Why does he choose to address fans instead of peers, or betters?

timW March 18, 2013 at 11:06 am

Because he has Narcissitic Personality Disorder.

Otis Driftwood March 17, 2013 at 12:03 pm

600 is mild.. took roughly 2K when he traveled to India plus allot of planes and other equipment.

In ’98 Clinton took 1200 for trip to China.

Here is a lil tidbit – did you know that the AF has to fly in fuel trucks for AF1 when it travels to countries that the jet fuel can not be deemed safe for them to use? Some big bucks just for that alone! I hope they check the tire pressure and clean the windows too :-)

Aileen March 17, 2013 at 12:26 pm

So we pay for fuel to transport fuel so AF1 can fly. I am all for protecting our President, but…should he/she fly to places where the jet fuel is not deemed “safe?” Jet Fuel is not deemed safe? Why does he/she need all these people to accompany?

Aileen March 17, 2013 at 12:28 pm

I am supposing a future female president within my previous questions.

Aileen March 17, 2013 at 12:30 pm

As a pilot…I can determine if airplane fuel is “safe” for flight…

elmer the fudd March 17, 2013 at 2:23 pm

Both VC-25′s, tail number 28000 and 29000, will make this trip – only the 747 with obama aboard will have the call sign Air Force One – so SAW will have to have fuel for both 747′s – care to hazard a guess what that will cost? All for a 48 hour Photo Op! Work hard comrade and pay your taxes on April 15 – this administration and Congress say they don’t have a spending problem – they have a revenue problem – not getting enough of your revenue – besides – you didn’t build it, therefore you don’t deserve any of “your” money that “you” worked for!

SaveUsGod March 17, 2013 at 12:48 pm

180k per hour JUST for plane.

It cost 1.8 million just for plane to go golf with Tiger.

Must be great to be king…

AFVet March 16, 2013 at 11:46 am

Obama goes to Israel.
My question is why ?
The people of Israel are not the dumb fools that re-elected him, and they are not the lap dogs expecting treats from his administration.
Those folks are intelligent, they have to be.
Photo-op, obviously.
I will be eager to see the reaction of the Muslims and the hard core Jew haters.
Will the press be allowed to report on his visit ?
Has Obama’s arrogance gotten to the point of sticking his finger in the eye of God’s chosen People ?
We shall see.
Keep up the good work Keith !

Russ Davis March 16, 2013 at 2:00 pm

“dumb fools that elected him”? That’s an insult to dumb fools!
Of course he’ll stick his finger in the eyes of the Israelis
(please remember Jews today are mostly funcational atheists, even the Orthodox flagrantly violating the Torah in view of the destruction of the Temple that makes it unlawful to offer the sacrifices God required under the Law; they’re not God’s people as old Israel was, but maybe God will use us American Gentiles to make her jealous as Paul mentioned His intentions in Romans chapters 11 &15)
since He thinks he is God; clearly the most deranged, lawless, fascist megalomaniac obscenity to occupy 1600 PA Ave. God save us & Israel.

FLDemFem March 16, 2013 at 12:25 pm

What makes him think there is any less chance of being heckled in the convention center than in the Knesset? Will the SS be gagging all the people in the audience?? I hope he gets booed off the stage.

RickW March 16, 2013 at 1:30 pm

Booed? I’d prefer complete, total…..silence.

Julie Brueckheimer March 16, 2013 at 4:48 pm

I guess the Israelis don’t throw shoes like the Muslim, but that would be the response I’d give him.

Otis Driftwood March 16, 2013 at 8:07 pm

they do throw shoes :-) I looked it up before I made my comments this AM hehe

Sadie March 16, 2013 at 2:30 pm

FLDem – since you asked about his chances of being heckled …

So why is Obama dumping the Knesset for a giant auditorium?

Instead Obama is bringing in student “representatives” from Israeli universities, a group that skews to the left. Tellingly, Ariel University, one of the country’s more conservative institutions, has been barred from sending a representative.

FLDemFem March 16, 2013 at 10:02 pm

Why should where they come from in Israel matter? Netanyahu is their prime minister too and he was shabbily treated by Obama and they all know it. I remember that incident when he left the prime minister waiting so he could go have dinner with the family. The thing is the family was in NY that day and didn’t get back until the next day. Bet Netanyahu knew it too. Disgustingly rude behavior. Unfortunately, it is typical of Obama.

JIM March 18, 2013 at 10:41 pm

I would love it if everyone in the audience would just get up and leave. That would be giving the best response for how much faith they have in him from the time he left. And that would give us the biggest smiles we have ever had about him from any of his appearances. Remember the time he left Netanyahu to have dinner with his family. He is not to be trusted. The Americans will cover your back with this usurper in the White House, we can’t wait to get him tried for Treason since his is not qualified to be POTUS.

Victor Redlick March 16, 2013 at 12:50 pm

I wonder how many in the irrelevant delegation will be of the pathetic JTL (Jewish Tuches Lekking) persuasion? Get the man a souvenir t-shirt. Proves he was technically there, without offending followers of the Koran!

Otis Driftwood March 16, 2013 at 1:22 pm

yup Keith.. total Photo Op. And on avoiding the Knesset – of course!.. He is a town hall kinda guy, and at the Knesset he would probably have things thrown at him.. maybe more than just a shoe.

sportinlife10 March 16, 2013 at 1:33 pm

Keith, NICE to see you on Powerline!

Susan March 16, 2013 at 1:37 pm

Excellent article, Keith. My guess is his narcissistic paranoia prevents him from going anywhere in Israel where he might face any real public opposition. His psyche can’t handle the truth. His whole reason for traveling to Israel is suspect if he isn’t visiting the Knesset – the political equivalent of our Congress. Just tells me this visit is nothing more than another campaign photo op. No doubt his lackeys will make sure the convention center audience is stacked with the few true believers in Israel who will warmly welcome the cult of personality.

Michael W. Stewart March 16, 2013 at 8:34 pm

Great comment.

Mr. Obama IS a photo op, a fascade.

He’ll find a group of anti-Semitic Israeli’s, pull in pro-PLO / Fatah / Hamas “children” and camp followers for one large, collective group hug. He’ll say the same trash as Regan-Bush-Clinton-Bush have stated in the past (so as not to anger the terrorists) and then depart for home.

His trip will then be labelled “a peace initiative”.

cincycinco March 16, 2013 at 1:40 pm

He’s only going there so he can sneak in at the Al-Aqsa Mosque and have a private word with his colleague, A!!ah. They’ve been working on this Infidel Nation Destruction program together since 2008, and Obama has a LOT of positive progress to report…

And I’m sure the Isralies DO get it. Just like the Arabs get it. Just like anyone who actually pays attention can get it.

Obama is a Sunni Muslim.

His father and stepfather were Sunni. He was raised in a Sunni madrassa in Indonesia. He cuddles with Sunni leaders, and has Shiites killed.

Even Mahmoud Ahmadinejad gets it. That’s why he won’t meet with Obama, even WITHOUT PRECONDITIONS! Ahmadinejad’s a Shiite. Obama’s just a renegade Muslim to him…

Notice also that no cleric has issued a fatwa for his defection from Islam, despite his prominence in the world and the bad example it could set for Muslims worldwide. The Quiran takes a rather dim view of apostates, as these verses would indicate;
‘Quran (3:56) – “As to those who reject faith, I will punish them with terrible agony in this world and in the Hereafter, nor will they have anyone to help.”

Quran (4:89) – “They but wish that ye should reject Faith, as they do, and thus be on the same footing (as they): But take not friends from their ranks until they flee in the way of Allah (From what is forbidden). But if they turn renegades, seize them and slay them wherever ye find them; and (in any case) take no friends or helpers from their ranks.”‘

So why no dire pronouncement against this prominent traitor to the Faith?
Because all Islam KNOWS Obama’s “Christianity” is taqiyya.

ACTUAL Christians could know it too, if they heeded Matthew Chapter 7, where standards of deciding who is true and who is false are discussed.

“15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?
17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.
18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.”

Obama is rarely seen in a pew anywhere, but he does show up at the National Cathederal periodically for photo ops. This august insitution changed its position on gay marriage the second its most prominent “member” did. Does THAT sound like good fruit?

He’s also a big fan of abortion, even letting living children who somehow survive an abortion die because they are inconvenient. Does THAT sound like “good fruit”?

Further, Obama said “There are many paths to heaven”. An ACTUAL Christian would know THIS much of the Bible, at least;

“John 14:6
Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. ”

I’m not saying everyone has to be a Chistian. Just saying that anyone who SAYS he is a Christian – as Obama does – would kinda have to listen to, I don’t know, CHRIST?!?! It IS the first six letters of the name of the religion, after all, so if you actually live it, he’s the ONE guy you CAN’T teleprompter your way around…

There’s a lot more, if you don’t blind yourself to it. He lies about anything and everything, even his own faith, to achieve his purposes.

The point is, the Israelis are wise to know him for what he is, and will be protected from him by G_d, come what may. It’s just unfortunate that many in THIS country could not see past their cell phone, skin color, or uteres at the last election, or this curse would be gone from both Israel AND us.

I’d lock the door were I you, Israel. He’ll be spying on you wherever he goes, fomenting rebellion in Jerusalem, and you won’t get a thing out of him but the back of his hand.

He’s not your friend – or ours. And never will be. Reject him as we should have.

Francesca March 16, 2013 at 3:21 pm

The best evidence of O’s not being a Christian is the list of the fruit of the Spirit. Does Obama demonstrate all/any of these?

Galatians 5:22-23
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.
Galatians 5:21-24 (in Context) Galatians 5 (Whole Chapter)

MarjoJimbo March 17, 2013 at 6:59 pm

Mr. Obama isn’t a Christian. I believe he is leading the charge against US Christians, too:

cincycinco March 18, 2013 at 8:10 am

No, but he DOES give a dandy demonstration of the opposites of ALL of those every day…

What do you suppose THAT means?

Hm, the opposite of G_d is?

Mrs Compton March 16, 2013 at 1:46 pm

I hope the hall is empty.

veritaseequitas March 16, 2013 at 3:04 pm

My thoughts exactly. He would probably just scratch his head and think that people somehow got lost on the way to see his fabulous self.

Julie Brueckheimer March 16, 2013 at 5:42 pm

No, as others have said here, he’s probably stacked the audience as he does with his audiences here. I wish the Israelis could cancel his appearance d/t a threat.

Not Nabob March 17, 2013 at 12:00 am

Be careful what you wish for. That would be a “crisis” that the big Zero would use against his distractors.

CiscoKid March 16, 2013 at 2:11 pm

” Dangerously like a photo op “, sir, that’s all this man knows.
And not meeting with the Knesset is just par for the course ( giggle giggle ), he can work around it like he does Congress.

Sadie March 16, 2013 at 2:14 pm

Hmm…wonder what “other” means?

IMRA (Independent Media Review & Analysis)

Telephone survey of representative sample of adult Israelis (including
Arabs). The survey was carried out 14 March 2013.

How do you feel about the US president?
Like 10%
Don’t like but respect 32%
Indifferent 9%
Don’t respect but don’t hate 19%
Hate 17%
Other 13%

srdem65 March 16, 2013 at 2:22 pm

This is an extremely dangerous and unnecessary jaunt that serves no national purpose or gives MrObama any credit, photo op or not.
His presence there puts all of Israel on alert for a purposeful attack by it’s enemies who would celebrate chasing the POTUS out of Israel or even bringing harm to him while in the hated country.

What can he say that would assure the Israelis of our support that hasn’t already been said, what new message could he bring, or does he think his very presence will turn the tide in MiddleEastern conflicts.

(mis)Quoting Sarah Palin; “MrPresident, step away from the teleprompter….”.

Susan March 16, 2013 at 2:48 pm

You watched Sarah Palin’s CPAC speech this morning, srdem. What a delight. She brutalized the ruling class. From Obama’s background checks for gun purchases – “Dandy idea, Mr. President — should’ve started with yours.” – to taking jabs at Nanny Bloomberg by sipping from a Big Gulp. Sarah truly is an inspiration to conservatives.

srdem65 March 16, 2013 at 3:17 pm

Yes, yes and yes.
The Repubs made a mistake not inviting her to their convention.

sportinlife10 March 16, 2013 at 3:25 pm

And yes again. They were fools to lock her out.

Julie Brueckheimer March 16, 2013 at 5:44 pm

Yes! But I’m glad they locked Judas of I-Hop out.

Julie Brueckheimer March 16, 2013 at 5:51 pm

I mean at CPAC.

betty March 16, 2013 at 2:30 pm

Obama’s staff personally invited the newly crowned Miss Israel, to meet with Obama. This visit has real substance…not!

FLDemFem March 16, 2013 at 10:07 pm

Do you think he would be meeting with her if she wasn’t black? I don’t.

Robbins Mitchell March 16, 2013 at 3:14 pm

Well,they don’t call the boy “Hitler’s nigga” for nothing

sportinlife10 March 16, 2013 at 3:26 pm

That’s inappropriate for this site.

Aileen March 17, 2013 at 10:13 am

Really? WHO SAYS THAT? I have never heard that derogatory expression used anywhere – and I am well read. Go Away Robbins Mitchell.

CiscoKid March 17, 2013 at 11:44 am

Agreed. When I read remarks like that, I think its attempts by trolls to get WHD labeled ” racist “.
Didn’t the Soviets call that disinformation?

Jeff March 16, 2013 at 3:46 pm

I have no doubt he will flub his way around Israel, and he is avoiding the wall because Hamas and Islamic Jihad have been threating him for weeks over it.If he had any balls he would ascend the mount but there was a fatwa ordering non resident Muslims to not go to the Temple Mount last week(really) so theres always that part lol

About the Iron Dome being moved to the airport I feel is more because now (except when in PA areas) he is under their radar now,and trust me he will pose with the one at the airport.

Dont think he will bring up the ethnic cleansing by Arabs of Nazareth or Bethlehem, nor admire the repairs of the Church of Nativity after the Pals destroyed it.. Though he will shed croc tears over evil settlements

My 4:45 newsdump bet is on either another large cash transfusion for Abbas and/or releasing more terrorists for peace.

Madame_deFarge March 17, 2013 at 8:17 pm

I somehow missed the destruction of The Church of the Nativity. When did that occur?

Sadie March 17, 2013 at 9:08 pm

Jeff is referring to the seige on the church April 2 to May 10, 2002 from the Palis.

r charles March 16, 2013 at 4:04 pm

hopefully NO ONE WILL SHOW UP!

Dorkyman March 16, 2013 at 5:56 pm

No, Obama’s minions will try to fill the place with young O-worshipers.

My hope is that everyone else in Israel sees what they are trying to do and instead overwhelm the place with common-sense folks. May the boos and heckling begin!

Shofar March 16, 2013 at 4:34 pm

For the life of me I cannot figure out how a man like Bill Gates, an unabashedly stanch supporter of Obama, can even remotely back this president.

Microsoft has two R&D facilities in Israel, Herzliya and Haifa. If this insane two state, Palestinian sovereignty crap were to go through, and limit what Israel can do to protect itself from further attacks, who’s not to say that MS Israel won’t get blown off the map.

It is in the best interest of any American company that has facilities in Israel to stop the leftist madness towards Israel.

This photo-op diplomacy trip is nothing but a slap in the face of all of Israel, and is nothing more than Obama’s way of inserting himself into Israeli politics via his normal cheer leading type public events. It is not unlike his inserting himself in the politics of Kenya before the ’08 election.

Michael W. Stewart March 17, 2013 at 1:39 pm

The key to the destruction of Israel (over a 15-20 year period, as envisioned by liberal anti-Semites, pro-pan Arab extremists, the media and the Democrat Party) is to eliminate her boundaries, water down immigration laws and stop housing expansion on the West Bank. With Palestinian birth rates triple that of established Israelies, the Jewish state will simply cease to exist. Israeli Arabs will vote in safe candidates (PLO light) and Israel will turn slowly turn into a bastardized “Turkey South” with Jews as minorities.

florida gal March 16, 2013 at 5:24 pm

In May of 2010 Benjamin Netanyahu arrived at the White House to meet with Obama. He was let in through the back door, was not served dinner and basically was treated poorly in my opinion. I wonder if Netanyahu will return the favor to Obama.

ImNoDhimmi March 17, 2013 at 1:26 pm

If I had anything to do with it, he’d be put up at the worst hotel in the city, with no amenities, cold water, a lumpy bed, crusty sheets and a bad odour.

Madame_deFarge March 17, 2013 at 8:29 pm

I’m sure they will take over the entire Dan Hotel in Tel Aviv.

Julie Brueckheimer March 16, 2013 at 5:48 pm

I’ve read Keith’s post and all of your comments with the sense that you are all spot on with your evaluation and predictions. Unfortunately, I have a nagging feeling that the US MSM are going to paint his trip in glowing colors and praise him to the sky for his courage in going there. Any bets?

Otis Driftwood March 16, 2013 at 8:13 pm

our MSM might.. but those on the other side of the pond tend to dive in deeper and are not afraid of the Might O. Hmmm, is Mo going?

Julie Brueckheimer March 16, 2013 at 11:19 pm

Except for the Manchurian Guardian.

gracepmc March 17, 2013 at 1:03 pm

You’re joking right? Our very own Vogue cover girl Queen to Israel? OD — you brought a chuckle.

Julie Brueckheimer March 17, 2013 at 3:33 pm

That photoshop is so obvious: MO’s big head is grafted onto some other body.

florida gal March 16, 2013 at 6:12 pm

“American Sympathy for Israel at a 22 Year High” is the headline news on Michael Savage dot com.

Julie Brueckheimer March 17, 2013 at 8:10 pm

Except for Democratic Jewish US Senators apparently.

Sadie March 17, 2013 at 9:12 pm

Spot on Julie. They really aren’t Jewish Senators, they just play one on TV.

Corey March 16, 2013 at 7:18 pm

Of course the citizens wouldn’t heckle. Little O is brilliant.

Langley Spook March 16, 2013 at 7:56 pm

Who in Israel ‘invited’ Obama to visit…and why?

Susan March 16, 2013 at 9:27 pm

He’s stopping by Israel to pick up the Presidential Medal of Distinction award from Shimon Peres. After that, he’s heading for the West Bank and Jordan for more of the “charm offensive”.

Sadie March 17, 2013 at 1:22 am

Why? 2014 elections!

Michael W. Stewart March 16, 2013 at 8:26 pm

The late Professor Edward Said, a well known anti-Semite, leftist radical, PLO-terrorist, sponsor and supporter was a close friend and confidant of President Obama’s:

It’s no suprise Mr. Obama would request Israel withdraw to pre-67 lines and once more enter into the Reagan-Bush-Clinton-Bush-Obama “land for peace” insanity that we’ve requested. Mr. Obama’s staid, snarky, liberal-anti-Semitism is similar in many respects to the Bull Conner race-hate of the 60′s, or the James Baker wing of the Republican party that views Israel as the problem in the Middle East and “the Jews” as corporate mizers.

Based upon the writings of most anti-Semitic leftist professors along with Mr. Baker and many bigots of the right, Mr. Obama need not make any comments about Israel, but simply defend pan-Arab terror, bigotry and hate as morally equal with Israel’s right to exist. The mere existance of the Jewish state requires Arab terror to maintain moral equality in the debate.

If I were Netanyahu, I would deny Mr. Obama permission to enter the country unless he chose a side. M

DeniseVB March 16, 2013 at 9:23 pm

I agree with the above a) photo op and b) why?

Isn’t the Pope being installed this week? Is he trying to grab some of the media attention? Whatta guy.

Susan March 16, 2013 at 9:42 pm

How disgusting that he’s sending two of the most pro-abortion legislators in America – Biden and Pelosi – to represent US at the Pope’s installation. He’s making US the laughingstock of the world. His trip was planned before Benedict’s resignation, but don’t doubt for a moment – he’ll try to grab all the attention he can get.

Julie Brueckheimer March 16, 2013 at 11:18 pm

Yes, the new Pope has stated that politicians who support abortion should be denied communion. I hope Biden and Pelosi will not be given communion.

DeniseVB March 17, 2013 at 8:25 am

Thanks Susan, I knew he was planning the trip and I feel better he’s not intentionally choosing the same time. Perhaps he should have rescheduled under the circumstances, it WILL look like grabbing attention away from the Pope anyhow.

Should be a fun week for the media ;)

gracepmc March 17, 2013 at 10:25 am

In to Biden and Pelosi he included DeGioia, President of Georgetown University who brought the university almost unacceptably to the far left – including inviting Sebellius to speak. There is a movement under foot to fire him. That he is included is insulting to Catholics. GU is a Jesuit university. Sebellius must have been otherwise engaged.

Girly1 March 17, 2013 at 11:38 am

There was also quite an uproar back in April, 2009, when Obama ordered all religious statues to be covered when he gave an economic speech at Georgetown! Unfortunately, the Jesuits went along with it.

gracepmc March 17, 2013 at 12:57 pm

Yeppers. As an alum I am in the anti DeGioia camp -and I have been known to rant.:) I hope the Sebellius invite is the straw that breaks the camel’s back. Not likely since GU also slewed out that Fluke creature.

MarjoJimbo March 17, 2013 at 5:15 pm

Georgetown wasn’t a catholic university when my daughter and I toured it 15 years ago during her college search time. When passing the statute of Bishop John Carroll, our student tour guide didn’t even refer to the bishop by title, just John Carroll.

gracepmc March 17, 2013 at 8:48 pm

As you probably know GU is the oldest Jesuit and Catholic university. No surprise to me or you probably that Bishop Carroll was referred as just John Carroll.And GU has never been a blazing example of Catholicism. But DeGioia has done a lot to move away from Catholicism of any recognizable form, IMHO.

I was surprised to see a fair and pretty thorough write up on Wikipedia though.

Gary March 16, 2013 at 11:06 pm

Obama won’t speak before the Knesset because that would indicate he accepts the legitimacy of the Israeli state. Instead, his meeting with Netanyahu is no more elevated than his meeting with Abbas, with the additional benefit (from his point of view) that there won’t be any photographic evidence of a Knesset speech that could make the rounds in the Arab world.

Obama isn’t just wrong, he’s evil. And why my fellow American Jews don’t get that I’ll never understand.

Not Nabob March 16, 2013 at 11:56 pm

A skunk is still a skunk, even if it acts like a pussycat.

scottso March 17, 2013 at 12:09 am

As a kin of Israel I wake each morning with a fear that part of this sister nation to us with be gone. This means that Jews and the Arabs that live peacefully among them will be destroyed by chemical or nuclear weapons.

I also fear that no one will retaliate and no will do any thing but wax poetic in their defense.

And I cry.

Girly1 March 17, 2013 at 12:43 am

Evil visits Israel – Or When Satan Came to Town

The Israelis get it, but does America get it? Evil takes many different forms but in my opinion, evil visited America on the day that Obama ‘closed the WH to the poor and opened it to the rich’ – a headline from the UK Telegraph.
Because he could not convince Americans that the world was coming to an end with sequester, Obama chose to punish every citizen by locking the doors to the Palace, except for the $500K donors to OFA. This was personal – no one crosses Obama!

It’s infuriating to watch a repeat of Campaigns ’2008 and 2012 on Israeli soil with University students. But banning the conservative students from Ariel University? Where is the outrage? Where is PM Netanyahu? Sad!

Swedishlady March 17, 2013 at 2:36 am

Girly1, I just read that article you mentioned in The Telegraph, ” Why it´s become clear that Obamas White House is open to the rich and closed to the poor” by Marc McKinnan. It´s brilliant. A must read.

Girly1 March 17, 2013 at 10:25 am

Agree, Swedishlady. The UK papers are fearless. Mr. McKinnan can probably look forward to an IRS audit, or worse.

Julie Brueckheimer March 17, 2013 at 10:29 am

I read somewhere that the new Pope has taken his name from Francis of Assisi and not Francis Xavier so you were right.

DeniseVB March 17, 2013 at 11:03 am
gracepmc March 17, 2013 at 8:53 pm

Here’s a good article on Pope Francis by George Weigel. It includes just enough for Catholics and non Catholics to understand a bit more about the new Pope. At least I think so.

sportinlife10 March 17, 2013 at 7:24 am

Girly1, it’s early on Sun a.m. and I was reading your post quickly, and read “Elvis” for “evil”, and then “drones” for “drones” Funny. They ARE kind of interchangeable, except of course, Elvis got portly there towards the end.

sportinlife10 March 17, 2013 at 9:34 am

Rats: second “drones” should read “donors”.

Girly1 March 17, 2013 at 10:31 am

Yikes! Thanks for pointing that out, Sportinlife10. Definitely a Freudian slip! The title of the article should read “Obama Visits Israel’…but I like your initial reading.

DeniseVB March 17, 2013 at 10:28 am

Hey guys, ABC news is awake :D

Looks like an overlap of a few hours, but the comments section is funny :D

Julie Brueckheimer March 17, 2013 at 11:10 am

Hee, hee. The comments being from ABC surprised me. Closing the borders while they’re out reminded me of Sarah Palin’s quip on background checks that we should start with President Obama.

CiscoKid March 17, 2013 at 11:57 am

Yes! Her speech was like a boxing match, jab, jab, left, right, then ka-pow, knockout.

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Thanks for the linky. You’re right, some of the comments are really funny. I like the one about turning out the lights and being real quiet.

Anne Lieberman March 17, 2013 at 11:11 am

GOOD he’s not going to the Kotel (Western Wall). The last time he was there, he desecrated it, Obama-style.

Anne Lieberman March 17, 2013 at 11:14 am

Maybe the Israelis will let us have him back in exchange for Jonathan Pollard.

Star March 17, 2013 at 11:21 am

Another cringefest with the “flashbulb” smile going on, off, on, off.

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New York Jews love obomba. They are suicidal traitors.

SaveUsGod March 17, 2013 at 12:46 pm

Israeli’s as suspicious of him as we are. Obama sucks.

Teresa March 17, 2013 at 1:19 pm

Does it disturb you, Keith, that Benjamin Rhodes, the President’s middle east speech writer, is the brother of the CBS News President? The news organizations that gives Obama soft platforms? The incestuousness of the Washington elite has created it’s own version of hemophelia — let’s call it sycophantitis. The symptoms include gross, fawning, go-along-to-get-along, group think accompanied by loss of personal integrity.

Julie Brueckheimer March 17, 2013 at 3:30 pm

Trouble is, they won’t bleed to death as we would wish.

Girly1 March 17, 2013 at 3:56 pm

That reminds me. The day after he was appointed SOS, John Kerry hired Ron Johnson, the political editor of Boston (Globe).com as his senior advisor.

sportinlife10 March 17, 2013 at 6:33 pm

Interesting, to see him get a job – the NYT either has sold off or is ditching the Globe – apparently the co-owner of the NYT, Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim, has told the NYT to stop pouring $$ down the drain – lots of layoffs and buyouts at the NYT.

Susan March 17, 2013 at 8:43 pm

Carlos Slim, the guy who got rich off Obamaphones? Quite the Soviet-style syndicate these crooks have organized.

gracepmc March 17, 2013 at 9:01 pm

Keith thanks for this. My thinking is lots of lounge time on Air Force One and photo op. Although I for one would like a Knesset moment.

Also, I just had a little moment — there has been some comments about Obama saying how he would like to be disguised with a moustache or something and just hang out at cafes and mingle. Nary a weapon or soldier in sight in Obama’s mustachioed dream tour.

Sadie March 17, 2013 at 9:24 pm

A moustache, a thawb (the long white clothing that muslims wear) a “choom” bong in one hand and a Slurpee in the other. ; )

gracepmc March 17, 2013 at 11:54 pm

That would work. But, what about those Ears?

sportinlife10 March 18, 2013 at 7:17 am

A commenter at another site said that that is called “cruising”.

Not Nabob March 17, 2013 at 11:11 pm

I reiterate : a skunk is still a skunk even when it acts like a pussycat…..

catfra March 18, 2013 at 8:12 am

Do you proofread? And then you bold type your typos!? Am I suppose to take you seriously?…please!

DockyWocky March 18, 2013 at 10:09 am

This is great. The Izzies will get a first hand chance to see a real phony in action, but his US Propaganda Ministry operatives will cover that up and call him a firm believer in Israeli security.
Count the silverware after every feeding, boys.

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