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AIPAC thanks Obama for 'steadfast support'
Yitzhak Benhorin
Published: 19.09.12, 00:35
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1. AIPAC's not a conservative body, J Street is not moderate
Ynot ,   Los Angeles, CA   (09.19.12)
AIPAC is a pragmatic centrist organization that works to strengthen Israel. J Street is a fringe left organization that works to undermine and destroy Israel.
2. What else could they say with USA press
Norbus ,   Jerusalem   (09.19.12)
howling at BiBi who is trying to avoid the world being frozen in the lights of the oncoming existential threat from Islam , initially targetting Israel then the world.
3. Cretinous praise of Obama.
Chaim ,   Israel   (09.19.12)
No U.S. President, in all of Israel's history, has done more to endanger Israel than Barak Obama. Why does AIPAC make the choice of praising Obama and enhancing his chance of winning the election? AIPAC's conduct is all the more cretinous when you consider that Romney, and Republicans generally, are sincere friends of Israel.
4. American jews are not that smart.
Big Tex ,   TEXAS   (09.19.12)
I'm an Israeli and embarrassed by the way some think. Spoiled big brats.The truth is everything has been handed to them. I love Israel and TEXAS. Can't stand some American Jews, sad but true.
5. AIPAC playing catchup
Sarah B ,   Tel Aviv/London   (09.19.12)
with American Jews who are totally out of step, with 70% apparently about to vote for obama. It is a sight to see Netanyahu and AIPAC scrabbling about trying to look relevant
6. There go a bunch of donors
Jeff ,   UK   (09.19.12)
Showing weakness is not what donors want from AIPAC, the thinking of, if we are nice to someone who obviously has fear speaking up about IRAN and sticking up for israel the right way, it will change their mind, is silly, hope a new org. forms that says it like it is and understand that people are either for or against israel and you are not changing their mind, obama has proven by once not allowing press by meeting bibi and now not meeting at all, and not saying clearly if they enrich more than X amount we attack, that he could care less, in turn AIPAC says thanks. Very terrible thing to do, by doing this AIPAC tells the world obama is great and in turn say his policy is ok
7. Need Pro Republican Counter Committee ASAP
Roland Seener ,   London England   (09.19.12)
8. Another Case of "Some of my Best Friends"
Roland Seener@gmail. ,   London England   (09.19.12)
9. Jews & their friends must condemn Obama.
BUTSeriously ,   Sydney   (09.19.12)
Those who threatened Israel with splitting Jerusalem must be seen as dishing out genocide in gift wrapped paper. Those who are confused that Hebron is the birthplace of Judaism are not innocent, neutral or Pro-Israel.
10. ynet lies lies and lies some more
Shalix   (09.19.12)
mainstream media lies and distortions, AIPAC is not conservative, what a bunch of nonsense.
11. You're kidding!
DavidR ,   USA   (09.19.12)
Does someone have a barf bag I can use?
12. AIPAC is consensus.
Dov Glass ,   New York, NY   (09.19.12)
AIPAC's position is consistent with mainstream Israeli points of view and supports the democratically elected Israeli government Right or Left. Israel has supported Rabin, Barak, Peres, Bibi, Sharon, and Olmert. Under Olmert and Bibi AIPAC support both of their governments calls for The Security Fence, Sanctions on Iran, No Negociations with Hamas, Caste Lead, Opposed the Goldstone report, and supported the Blockade of of Gaza. The US congress agreed! JStreet on the other hand, opposed sanctions on Iran, favors talking to Hamas, wants the security fence pulled down, opposed operation Caste Lead, supported Goldstone, has had speakers from BDS at their conferences and called for opening Gaza borders. J Street represents the far left.
13. Running scared eh?
Nina ,   NYC   (09.19.12)
Damage control time. First the bogus polls and now the apologies. Too little too late.
14. You clearly know nothing about AIPAC
Mr. Reasonable ,   Tel Aviv, Israel   (09.19.12)
which is completely bi-partisan in nature, and its views aren't "conservative" in the least. it supports the policies of the democratically elected government of Israel, whether liberal or conservative. Get your facts straight.
15. His support is fleeting at best.
Steven Wilson ,   Anchorage, Alaska   (09.19.12)
If he really does anything with Iran......you'll be very lucky. Odds are.....he sits on his hands and does nothing like normal...other than talk a good game.
16. What else can they say...
Phil ,   Los Angeles, USA   (09.19.12)
Obama is clearly ahead in all the polls, and AIPAC don't want to be out in the cold when he wins. It's damage control for Bibi's anti Obama rhetoric
17. The clueless and blind!
Taz Man ,   USA   (09.19.12)
The American Israel Public Affairs Committee is made-up of a bunch of godless fools!
18. Obama and AIPAC
Brod ,   USA   (09.19.12)
Despite undermining Israel and getting his AntiSemite Agent-Susan Rice to demonize Israel at the UN, Obama could still outfox AIPAC. It is time the latter wakes up.
19. With suporters like these who needs enemies?
m   (09.19.12)
20. who needs arabs and goyim for enemies
martin ,   uk   (09.19.12)
when we have our own jews. these ignorant obama supporters have no idea, like their boss od international affairs. obama has made the world a more dangerous place than prior to his presidency. He is a walking disaster for the usa and israel
21. AIPAC
galit ,   Israel , TLV   (09.19.12)
Not just useful idiots , but disoriented dangerous useful idiots gone absolutely nuts.
22. American jewry lost totally its mind !
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23. AIPAC ! STOP TO TALK FOR US THE REAL ZIONISTS
Rightist Man ,   Raanana Israel   (09.19.12)
OBAMA IS A DANGER FOR US
24. Pathetic american jewry.
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25. OBAMA = THE FRIEND OF LUNATIC MULLAHS
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26. Save Israel ! Obama must lost and Romney must win !
David   (09.19.12)
27. Aipac thanks Obama...
mark ,   modiin Israel   (09.19.12)
Let's understand what AIPAC is...AIPAC is an org. that prioritizes the survival of AIPAC. First and foremost AIPAC's goal is survival, not helping Israel. I've met with AIPAC's top leadership in the past...they will say whatever is needed to get money to survive as an organization.
28. AIPAC "traditional conservative"? Its last head supported ..
Raymond in DC ,   Washington, USA   (09.19.12)
Obama. Enough said.
29. AIPAC
Miryam ,   Ontario, USA   (09.19.12)
This organization drank the Kool-aid.
30. AIPAC supports geroush of Jews too
Kerwood Derby ,   Frostbite Falls, MN   (09.19.12)
As does the UJC, JINSA, any JewISH org with "congress" or "committee" in their name, etc. And they never batted an eye when Sharon/Sheinermann commited a putsch when he not only disavowed the Likud charter and referendum he swored to uphold not to implement the Mitzna suicide plan of the opposition, but remained PM after leaving the elected Likud party to form Kadima. An un-elected chairman of an un-elected party is PM and then Olmert, never elected to a Knesset seat becomes chief of Kadima of the still unelected party too becomes PM, never a even Knesset member yet becomes PM to commit further atrocities that AIPAC et al consume gleefully against Yehudim - this is democracy? More like destruction! And AIPAC now supports someone named Hussein in the membrane!#%!
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