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Obama: Israel “One of Our Closest Allies in the Region”

In a CBS “60 Minutes” interview that aired Sunday night, President Obama inadvertently suggested an approach to the Middle East that places Israel on a par with its Arab neighbors, calling Israel “one of our closest allies in the region.”

Actually, Israel is by far our closest ally in the region, the one nation in the Middle East that can provide significant and reliable military support in the event of war.

But Obama during his presidency has pursued a more “even-handed” approach with respect to the Arabs than his predecessors, maintaining a rocky relationship with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu and moving the starting point for negotiations with the Palestinians back to the pre-1967 borders.

In the interview, Obama also suggested his contempt for Netanyahu, referring to the Israeli prime minster’s pleas for a tougher line against Iran and its nuclear program as part of the “noise” he has to ignore when making national security decisions for the United States.

Below is an excerpt from the 60 Minutes interview in which Obama talks about the Middle East.

UPDATE: White House Press Secretary Jay Carney today implied – though he did not acknowledge – that Obama misspoke, saying the president has repeated referred to Israel as American’s closest ally in the region.

387 thoughts on “Obama: Israel “One of Our Closest Allies in the Region””

  1. WHAT THE TALMUD SAYS ABOUT JESUS & MARY?

    Where a Jew Should Do Evil

    Moed Kattan 17a: If a Jew is tempted to do evil he should go to a city where he is not known and do the evil there.

    Penalty for Disobeying Rabbis
    Erubin 21b. Whosoever disobeys the rabbis deserves death and will be punished by being boiled in hot excrement in hell.

    Hitting a Jew is the same as hitting God
    Sanhedrin 58b. If a heathen (gentile) hits a Jew, the gentile must be killed.

    O.K. to Cheat Non-Jews
    Sanhedrin 57a . A Jew need not pay a gentile (“Cuthean”) the wages owed him for work.

    Jews Have Superior Legal Status
    Baba Kamma 37b. “If an ox of an Israelite gores an ox of a Canaanite there is no liability; but if an ox of a Canaanite gores an ox of an Israelite…the payment is to be in full.”

    Jews May Steal from Non-Jews
    Baba Mezia 24a . If a Jew finds an object lost by a gentile (“heathen”) it does not have to be returned. (Affirmed also in Baba Kamma 113b). Sanhedrin 76a. God will not spare a Jew who “marries his daughter to an old man or takes a wife for his infant son or returns a lost article to a Cuthean…”

    Jews May Rob and Kill Non-Jews
    Sanhedrin 57a . When a Jew murders a gentile (“Cuthean”), there will be no death penalty. What a Jew steals from a gentile he may keep.
    Baba Kamma 37b. The gentiles are outside the protection of the law and God has “exposed their money to Israel.”

    Jews May Lie to Non-Jews
    Baba Kamma 113a. Jews may use lies (“subterfuges”) to circumvent a Gentile.

    Non-Jewish Children are Sub-Human
    Yebamoth 98a. All gentile children are animals.
    Abodah Zarah 36b. Gentile girls are in a state of niddah (filth) from birth.
    Abodah Zarah 22a-22b . Gentiles prefer sex with cows.

    Insults Against Blessed Mary
    Sanhedrin 106a . Says Jesus’ mother was a whore: “She who was the descendant of princes and governors played the harlot with carpenters.” Also in footnote #2 to Shabbath 104b of the Soncino edition, it is stated that in the “uncensored” text of the Talmud it is written that Jesus mother, “Miriam the hairdresser,” had sex with many men.

    Gloats over Christ Dying Young
    A passage from Sanhedrin 106 gloats over the early age at which Jesus died: “Hast thou heard how old Balaam (Jesus) was?–He replied: It is not actually stated but since it is written, Bloody and deceitful men shall not live out half their days it follows that he was thirty-three or thirty-four years old.”

    Jesus in the Talmud:
    Horrible Blasphemies Against Jesus Christ
    While it is the standard disinformation practice of apologists for the Talmud to deny that it contains any scurrilous references to Jesus Christ, certain Orthodox Jewish organizations are more forthcoming and admit that the Talmud not only mentions Jesus but disparages him (as a sorcerer and a demented sex freak). These orthodox Jewish organizations make this admission perhaps out of the belief that Jewish supremacy is so well-established in the modern world that they need not concern themselves with adverse reactions.
    For example, on the website of the Orthodox Jewish Hasidic Lubavitch group–one of the largest in the world–we find the following statement, complete with Talmudic citations:
    “The Talmud (Babylonian edition) records other sins of ‘Jesus the Nazarene’:
    1) He and his disciples practiced sorcery and black magic, led Jews astray into idolatry, and were sponsored by foreign, gentile powers for the purpose of subverting Jewish worship (Sanhedrin 43a).
    2) He was sexually immoral, worshipped statues of stone (a brick is mentioned), was cut off from the Jewish people for his wickedness, and refused to repent (Sanhedrin 107b; Sotah 47a).
    3) He learned witchcraft in Egypt and, to perform miracles, used procedures that involved cutting his flesh, which is also explicitly banned in the Bible (Shabbos 104b).

  2. Yes they are.Not as close as Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood but still close.You have to allow for my” compelling personal narrative” when evaluating these things

  3. We are dealing with a chief executive that is a demonstrated ideologue and has an absolute “ends justifies the means” mentality. Such people are too dangerous to be positions of power, and the early 20th century is replete with examples.

    Regardless of party, most Americans operate in the realm of truth where their word is their bond. Obama clearly does not operate this way.

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  5. Captain Queeg Obama!

    September 24, 2012

    Dear Mr. Obama,

    When my parents got divorced and I spent an enormous amount of time with my grandparents I watched old movies. I still do this in an effort to relive those days. Some have argued that as we grow older we want more and more to relive our childhoods because those innocent days are ones that we never felt the challenges and pressures we do in our adult lives. I would agree with this. But, one can’t give in to infantile desires of infancy, and hope that those that compete with us or wish us ill would just go away. One must rise to meet that challenge. Every damned day . . . :) . . .

    But I don’t see the harm in flipping on an “old” what some would consider, ancient movie by todays fouled up standards. “The Caine Mutiny” is one I recently watched. This book come movie is an excellent allegory to your fouled up Presidency. A captain well liked and respected by the men is replaced by a, by the book, and possibly insane one, with a fascination with steel balls. As the movie proceeds the audience is treated to a what happens when the wrong man is put in charge of the right ship. All that is rest is the paperwork. Then the trial, and then those steel balls come out, and Captain Queegs fate is sealed and the ships future is saved by getting back the old Captain.

    The United States of America has been through something very similar. We elected you on the basis of pure malarky. We gave up on the tried and true and went with what we thought was “new” and “positive.” I’m aware of the reasons for this, and I think they s u ck. What we found out through the awful pain of experience was that when you put the unprepared in charge of the battle hardened all you get is cluster f#$ck. Now if one is in a bar a little CF can be a bit of fun for an evening – just so no one gets hurt – but a nation? No. Never. But we did that.

    We are going to reverse that on November 6, 20212 with authority.

    Mr. Romney is the right man for the challenges ahead. If he is wise he will be a patient teacher, a compassionate leader that remembers that his job is not to prtect the big, but the little guy, the business that is reaching for that next opportunity, the Soldier, Sailor, Airman and Marine that will feel the pain of his decisions, and he will tirelessly work to advance the cause of liberty and freedom.

    That’s what real Americans do. It’s what the free market does. It’s why we are here. I’m confident he will meet that challenge by providing confident leadership at every turn by enlisting Americans in solving the most vexing problems that face this nation. Because it is “We The People” who are going to have to do the bleeding and the dying to meet those challenges. In short, we give this SOB our votes, he gives us competent leadership so when it’s checkout time we can hand our kids a nation in ship shape.

    I’m cool with that and I think 51% of America is too, America is a bit tired of steaming over it’s own tow line. Who does that?

    :)

    Respectfully,

    Joe Doakes

  6. ONE! of the closest! hell, the ONLY one you can count on, including SA. He is delusional. who would be the others? Syria, Lebanon, Egypt, Jordan, Iraq, Obama has screwed them all up.

  7. “One of our closest allies in the region”? We were aware of that, Mr. Obama, but perhaps you could inform of of who the rest of our “CLOSEST ALLIES” in the region might be.

    1. Unfortunately, No, he hasn’t lost the Jewish vote. He has lost several percentage points in the Jewish vote but they are a tiny fraction of voters to begin with. Smaller than the black community which is only about 15% of the population. Many in the Jewish community are very liberal and very big Democrats. He doesn’t give a rats butt about the Jewish community. I would give anything for someone to come up with a sound bite, like Romney’s, with Obama admitting this though.

  8. Nothing inadvertent about it, except perhaps he forgot to hide the point better. His lying ability is suffering under the campaign stress. We understand exactly what he means Keith. No need to ‘splain it.

  9. I hope American Jews remember the comments of the president about Israel when they go to the polls. If he is reelected, it might signal the end of Israel as they know it.

  10. The Obama Doctrine aligns perfectly with Iran.

    Obama does not recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

    Obama will not meet with Netanyahu.

    Obama = Ahmadinejad

  11. When you think about Israeli history as it is commonly taught, think of the following test from the International Bacalaureat:

    How to Detect History as Propaganda.

    • Is the story of your nation/people presented as one of continuous progress, where wise statesmen solve successive problem?

    • Is your nation always presented as the victim and never as the aggressor in conflicts?

    • Do unexplained ‘problems’ appear in the history you have never been taught, apparently out of nowhere, and with no past?

    • Is there balance and objectivity in the descriptions of rival power centers?

    • Is your society presented as united in its aims and goals without any fundamental conflicts of interest?

  12. Perhaps America is better off with Obama having, shall we say, an international background.
    He has not been brainwashed by the “Lobby” and its controlled media.

  13. Really? ONE of our closest?
    Lets see, Obama threw Mubarek under the bus.
    The king of Jordan was sort of moderate (and he is now dead).
    Jimmy Carter threw the Shah under the bus.
    The Saudi’s do NOTHING to curb terrorism against the US coming from their country.
    Ummmm, Israel is our ONLY ally in the region.
    This has to be the most clueless president in modern times.

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  15. Someone help me understand… Obama had badly damaged the relationship with Israel, yet, supposedly he is leading the polls among Jewish voters. Why?

  16. Israeli concerns are just “Noise” to Obama. More proof that Obama would like Israel to just go away. And more proof that Obama sides with Muslims and their detest for Israel. Obama is a Phony Christian and I have total contempt for people who falsely claim to be Christian to avoid criticism. Without a doubt, the “Liar in Chief.” The truth hurts Libbys!

  17. If BiBi thinks Obama is dissing him now wait till Nov 6. Americans have had enough wars in that part of the world, but thanks anyway. Israel is a client state and should start acting like one. In fact Israel does want us to fight it’s wars. Bush was a puppet to the “neocons” who were nothing but Mossad moles. Whoops they installed a government that is actually friendly to Iran! let’s try again! Allies do not intentionally bomb our ships and kills out service men. For you younger reader check out:

    http://www.viewzone.com/liberty.html

  18. Well this bubble headed moron, has inadvertently got more Americans killed than the Taliban could have ever hoped for. It is up to you the reader in deciding in whether or not this non-action was an act of ignorance or calculated design.
    As did Jimmy Carter, this bumbling Ox, has single handily caused enough damage that it will take generations to repair, replace, or we’re just up a frigging creek.

  19. If Obama meets with World Leaders at the U.N. could save American lives!

    But it won’t help him get elected – come on America!

    He knew about the attacks back on 9/8 – he let them die in hopes it would help his ratings – remember Carter led by 13 points in Oct 1980!

  20. For Deathray;
    You remind me of the saying ” assho** are like opimions, everyone has one” but in your case a slight change is in order …”assho** are like opinions, for some whan they speak their order clears a room.

  21. I appreciate you “holding the White House to account” but it is an outrage that you have to do it in the first place. The more established media outlets have long since abandoned their primary role to report the news unbiasedly. The follow up should have been “If Israel is one of of our closest allies… who is either equal to or closer than Israel in the region?” Maybe that would have taken some courage and of course we know that courage is the last thing exhibited by the established media organizations. They should be ashamed.

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  23. Leaders in Iran have made a lot of noise that they might have to strike Israel FIRST. Obama is positioning himself so that when and if anything happens in the middle east, he can then side with the muslim nation(s) because he has made it clear that he will not side with Israel. Obama wants very much for the Israeli nation to just disappear so he won’t have to go public with his allegiance to the muslim nations until at least after the elections. Isn’t, wasn’t, Obama a follower of the Rev. Wright for 20 years and didn’t the Rev. Wright preach that the cause of all the nations’ problems was the Jewish state? Now who believes that Obama believes anything less? Of course he put aside his beliefs about Israel and the Jews so he could be elected but then he is a politician. He didn’t change, and it is coming to the fore front now as the situation in Iran gets worse. Israel is just a bunch of “noise” to him and he does not want to respond to anything until after the elections. That way he does not have to worry about losing a voter block. CBS is doing their best to help him out by editing out certain questions and answers from his 60 Minutes TV program interview.

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  25. Israel?????? To all the morons posting here in defense of this little nation!!!!! if you bastards are living in the USA you are a bastard and traitors for support that racist bastard nation. America and all of is people do not support racist Israeli the only ones doing the apologies chants for Israel are that vociferous minority of only 2% (Jews) And yes The president is right Israel IS NOT the sole ally in the region

  26. This is the worse mistake Obama could make. He has gone out of his way to playcate the Muslim regims and now to throw the Israeli’s under the bus is the last tirade he can show. He will rue the day he made this mistake.

  27. Israel is the only reliable ally in the middle east for the United States. However this current president is prefers alliances with Syria, Iran, Egypt (since now run by Islamic terrorists).

  28. If you support Israel and believe that should should be allowed to live in peace in the ancestral homeland without the explicit threat of nuclear annihilation by Iran….then you need to kick out muslim sympathizer and radical islamist supporter Barack Hussein Nobama. Obama is intentionally doing nothing [sanctions are ineffective because Russia and China are ignoring them] about Iran’s nuclear bomb program.

  29. I think that Obama is turning his back to Israel . He’s trying to play like he has no worries about Israel being attacked. He is scary when
    you look at him as Israel friend, and he says he has their back,

  30. Joe – Nicely done. Lot’s of mediocre stuff if I were grading, say, an 8th grade essay… Limited knowledge, bad research, bad conclusions, and failing to connect any dots, save with some crayon…maybe…

    To borrow / hack a line from a movie – your essay has been weighed, has been measured, and has been found wanting…

    Ya know, if we want to enlighten folks and have them consider, reflect upon, and maybe come to share our viewpoints – we need to do a better job then this.

    On the upside – great place to post it! Nearly everyone agrees with you and if they don’t, they have the good sense, unlike me on this post, to just move on… ;

  31. well, there goes the neighborhood!

    back when nobody knew about whitehousedossier, it was just us’ns, and we could talk to each other and have respectful discussions even if we disagreed.

    but now that Keith is an internet superstar, we’re getting all kinds of nasty folk, who apparently just show up to Jew-hate. they don’t have anything to add to the conversation besides Media Matters’ “Israel Lobby” talking points.

    if you’ve just come here to spread your anti-Semitic crap, we would all appreciate it if you’d find another site to flock to. I’m sure there are some nice white-power sites where you’d find companionship of your own kind.

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