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Obama Statement on Shimon Peres: But Enough About Me

President Obama last night issued a name-dropping, self-referential statement about Israeli President Shimon Peres, who died Tuesday at 93, noting three times that he and Shimon were “friends.”

“My friend Shimon”

“Our dear friend Shimon Peres”

“I will always be grateful that I was able to call Shimon my friend.”

Like, what kind of friends? As in, Hey Shimon, I’m calling because you’ll never guess what happened to me today!”

They weren’t friends. I doubt if Peres, whose personality was seared in the struggle for the birth and preservation of Israel, had much respect for this man who rose to power through charm and little else. A man who offered up a moral equivalence between the Israelis and the Palestinians, pressuring the Jews into concessions and treating with disrespect Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu because he personally disliked him.

That is, he didn’t consider Netanyahu a “friend.”

Obama will go down in history as the man who may have sealed the destruction of Israel by allowing Iran to gain nuclear weapons and, most likely, setting off a nuclear arms race among Arab states in the Middle East. We should have taken care of the Iran problem ourselves, but failing that, no doubt the Israelis were inhibited from doing so partially because they knew the petulant American president would sternly object.

Obama Peres

Obama will be in Israel Friday for Peres’ funeral and no doubt take the opportunity to lecture Israelis on how they have abandoned Peres’ vision of peace.

But the Israelis are faced with implacable enemies who, even among their average citizens, aspire to throw the Jews into the sea. The Palestinians were offered generous peace terms during Bill Clinton’s last year, and they rejected them and launched a new round of terrorism instead.

The Israelis have taken distinctly┬ánon-Obama style steps to combat the Intifada, the polite name for Palestinian terrorism, building their own wall and responding with harsh measures. It’s worked. Hopefully, in a few months, they will be dealing with a president who understands a little better the terrible vice Israel is squeezed into.

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48 Responses to Obama Statement on Shimon Peres: But Enough About Me

  1. Obama threatened to shoot Israeli fighters out of the sky, if Israel took matters into their own hands. I BEG Jewish voters here, to vote for Trump. Obama is and never was, a friend of Israel.

    • Yes, Obama did threaten to shoot Israel fighters out of the sky, I remember that, and I also remember how childish Obama was and is towards Netanyahu. The only reason Obama is going to the funeral is for the votes for his THIRD TERM. I do hope and pray the Jews here will finaLLY STOP VOTING FOR THE HORRIBLE AND COMMUNISTIC DEMOCRATS FOR ONCE AND VOTE FOR TRUMP. If they know whats good for them they won’t vote for that sickie Hillary Clinton. If they do more Jews will die because of Obama and Hillary Clinton. I just hope they wise up finally about the democrats that they are not what they used to be, you know, NORMAL. They are a bunch of low-life idiots now in the dem party, hating everything American, worse than they did before in the 60’s. Much worse and more dangerous. The dems want to give our country away to the Muzzies for nothing. Just let ’em all in is Hillary Clinton’s motto, She said it last night at her rallie that we should let everyone into America??? What a bitch, nut job.

  2. Obama has happily and willingly hung out with anti-Israel knuckleheads his entire adult life…..including the demented Rev. Wright who routinely railed against Jews and Israel in his Church services.

  3. srdem65, there is nothing to be said. Actions speak louder than words. This man, failed O, has tried at every turn to disgrace and destroy Israel. Most especially, Netanyahu who I am sure wishes O would be a no-show. O loves AF-One too much to not make an appearance.

    • oh he’s already done that. there’s a mythical Israel that exists mostly in Obama’s mind, made up of bits and pieces he’s heard over the years about kibbutzes and Golda Meir. he’s told Israelis that they don’t measure up to THAT Israel many times.

  4. I hope while over in Israel, the Gaza Strip and all them Palo-stinian Arab Muzzie Cockroaches lob at least 12,347 missles into Obama’s presidential golf cart, considering the billions we paid Iran has now been transferred to Hez-Bowl-Lah and their ilk. They now got plenty of “Obama-Bucks” with which to launch their evil! Obama the boy-fool-closet-muzzie!

  5. I grew up in the waspy boonies but have been married to a Long Islander for 35 years with many Jewish friends. Obama should be banned from anything related to the Jewish faith

    • That would be fun to watch, and that coupled with an earlier comment about coming and going through the back door, next to the garbage. It would serve the arrogant Obama right.

  6. Obama said today that it was okay for the NFL moron not to stand for the flag and the anthem. I knew he would say that, Obama is a hater of America, he is the enemy within. The NFL guy is just an attention getter failing at his football game and he also said that America was never great in an interview. Any other country would have hanged him high, he is a low-life traitor who must have been raised by wolves.