Congressmen urge Obama to take personal interest in Israel
Yitzhak Benhorin
Published: 19.05.10, 09:18
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1. Mama Amrica Mama Amrica
Nana   (05.19.10)
2. The G-d will give us the money & so on, no need for USA
Joy   (05.19.10)
3. If Obama is to visit Israel, as proposed, he should come...
Jehudah Ben-Israel ,   Qatzrin, Israel   (05.19.10) to visit ONLY Israel thus avoiding once again the idiotic "balance" approach of comparing indirectly the Shoah to the situation in Gaza as he did in his Cairo speech. Israel stands on its own two feet a a sovereign state deserving a visit and not with relationship to any other Arab political entity, present or future. He should also acknowledge the Jewish people's affinity to the country and to Jerusalem=Zion as a people, one that has been an unbroken for over 3,000 years. And finally, he should apologize to the Jewish people, within and without its nation-state of which Israel is, for the the hostility and lack of respect he has exhibited for a full year towards its legal system, its government institutions and procedures, its elected officials and its prime minister, all of which are symbols of renewed Jewish sovereignty in the Land. We, Jews, need to hear him apologize for this totally unaccepted behavior, one he would have shown no other people or country on earth, but towards the Jewish people and the US ally, the state of Israel. His demand that Jews, only because they are Jewish, should refrain from residing in certain villages, towns and even city neighborhoods - a form of anti-Jewish racism however we view it, one that has passed from the US already half a century ago - perhaps explains his general attitude towards Israel and the Jewish people...!!
4. Israel and the US and its people are strong allies! Is Obama
Barry ,   Seattle, WA USA   (05.19.10)
though a strong ally of the national home of the Jewish people? If we were to judge only from his speech at AIPAC's convention 2008 he is a very strong ally. But if we were to judge based on his words and deeds since, one gets the strong feeling that his alliance with Rev. Wright of Chicago is much stronger! Will he be able to change his "skin" after twenty years of 'sitting under' Rev. Wright? I doubt it!
5. I don't understand
David ,   USA/ISRAEL/EGYPT   (05.19.10)
Why in the talkbacks everyone complains about Mr Obama conduct towards Israel. Let's take some reponsibility here. American Jews voted for Mr Obama , knowing that he is surrounded by Jews . They are the ones who are the problem and willing to sell off Israel just to have a job in Washington. How shameful .
6. Obama has hurt Israel enough; we should no encourage him!
Jonathan ,   New York/ Israel   (05.19.10)
7. Obama was the best president Israel ever worked with....
Alan ,   SA   (05.19.10)
This quote is the BEST JOKE I ever heard in my life. He is the most dangerous event this side of World War Two for the Jewish people. I believe come November 2010 and 2012 he and his friends will be defeated in the elections .
8. # 5
Birdi ,   Israel   (05.19.10)
It is Obama who ultimately makes the decisions, not the people around him.
9. Biased president
Serge ,   Antwerp, Belgium   (05.19.10)
Since becoming president of the US he has appeased the Arab world by pressuring Israel to cave in to all Palestinian request.
10. Visit Israel AGAIN? He hasn't visited the first time.
sdunc ,   US   (05.19.10)
Instead, he stood in Cairo and talked down the Jewish State.
11. Anyhow the Best President Harrassing Israel
sam   (05.19.10)
At the slightest opportuinty to please the Arabs.
12. Obama/Israel
Arnold Flick ,   La Jolla USA   (05.19.10)
IF Obama takes more interest in Israel, it will be followed by huge pressure on Israel for more concessions. This White House demands public relations results from "interest".
13. Voting for Jews in US.Congress
Joshua ,   SF. Ca.   (05.19.10)
Seriously, when I vote now, one criteria I will use is, 'is this person Jewish'. If so, no vote for him/her. The reason is that it is difficult to tell if such a Jewish candidate is also a 5th columnist. We have too many such leaders who think foreign policy should put Israel first even before the US. I say no more Jews in the American congress and no more money for Israel.
14. Jehudah Ben-Israel
ktula ,   Seattle   (05.19.10)
The last time i checked, Obama is the President of the United States and not the Prime Minister of Israel. You have the chutzpah to have him apologize to Jews even though his only interest should be the citizens of the U.S. of A. Your sense of entitlement, or what the Jewish people are entitled to, is beyond belief. Let's see if you still want this apology if we start to be FAIR and not give you any of our hard-earned tax dollars and diplomatic cover in the UN.
15. Jews who out Israel before security and interests of USA
uSA ,   usa   (05.20.10)
shold move to Israel and give up your American citizenship. HOW DARE you.
USA   (05.20.10)
very very good point. many jews put a foreign nation, israel above the security of USA
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