Obama’s Trip Should Correct Anti-Israel Lies

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As Barack Obama prepares for his March trip to Israel—his first as president—he should help correct distortions about the Jewish state his own administration helped promote. For instance, many Americans view Israel as a dangerous nation, perpetually menaced by terrorism, and see concessions to Palestinian militants as the only path to security.

Actually, Israel is one of the safer nations on earth—with an overall murder rate much less than half that of the USA as a whole, and one ninth that of Obama’s hometown of Chicago. With a population of nearly 8 million, Israel has experienced less than 200 annual murders since 2004-including terrorist incidents. In fact, the only spikes in violence came after concessions to Arab and international pressure—like the ill-fated Oslo Accords and withdrawals from Gaza and Southern Lebanon.

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  1. Doug Nelson  •  Feb 21, 2013 at 3:28 pm

    President Obama will do nothing good for Israel.

  2. jim miller  •  Feb 21, 2013 at 9:08 pm

    Hopefully he wont snub Netanyahu again or promote his anti-gun agenda as a solution to the conflict with the Palestinians [no assault weapons, no war, DUH!]- I hold little comfort in his photo-opt trip to our most precious ally, the nation for which we risk losing God’s blessings if we dont rise back up and support them UNEQUIVOCALLY!!

  3. American  •  Feb 22, 2013 at 12:43 am

    Obama is busy building Muslim theocracies with U.S. taxpayer money, expanding Muslim immigration into the U.S., pushing the homosexual agenda, undermining the Bill of Rights for all Americans, flooding the U.S. with immigrants in the worst job market since the Great Depression, and expanding free trade so U.S. employers will have more options to offshore American jobs. That’s just what we know.

  4. Rick Sullivan  •  Feb 22, 2013 at 4:35 pm

    I think the President has already shown contempt for Israel in his! Previous snubs to Mr. Netinyahoo. I think his upcomming trip is a PR ploy. Iran is getting cozy with Egypt and were sending aircraft to The Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt. Actions speak louder than words. I am worried. Very worried.

  5. Wayne  •  Feb 22, 2013 at 5:06 pm

    How convenient. 2 years of campaigning, 4 years as president, and now he can go to Israel. All for show, just sorry they’re giving him an award. For what? Making their lives so much more tenuous, threatened, by giving planes to the jewish hating new president, or doing almost nothing to slow Iran down.

    I’m sure Netanyahu’s contempt for him is as great as obama’s is for N’s. I laugh when I see polls about what a likeable prez he is. I think the departure of practically his entire staff speaks volumes. They don’t want to be there when the house of cards comes tumbling down.
    And he’s replacing the losers with worse losers. When you rarely have cabinet meetings, you show no interest in your staff, all you do is play golf, take vacations, give speeches, and campaign. Clinton in the middle of his sexual escapades has more respect than Obama. I’ve never seen a more despised president in my 70 years. Our country is at major risk in a multitude of ways. I would say God help us, but why should He?

    • Vance P. Frickey  •  Feb 22, 2013 at 6:01 pm

      Exactly. I predicted two months after Obama’s first inauguration, when it became crystal clear he had no intention of honoring a single campaign promise, that he’d be the Liberal Nixon (actually, by any rational measure, NIXON was the liberal Nixon, but let’s stay on track). He’s certainly the most despised President in American history, and that’s even after he’s shown that he can buy 47 percent of the electorate with unearned money out of other people’s pockets.

      But as long as we continue to watch the big broadcast television networks who are committed to hiding the truth about Obama and publishing lies about anyone who opposes him, we’re actually making sure that the man who replaces Obama in 2016 will be someone just like him, and that Obama will have support on Capitol Hill to destroy what remains of our power as citizens and taxpayers to govern our own country.

      Our ONLY chance to take our country back is to bankrupt the big broadcast networks by not watching them. It’s that simple. When they feel the heat, they’ll see the light.

  6. Vance P. Frickey  •  Feb 22, 2013 at 5:51 pm

    There’s what Barack Obama SHOULD do for the sake of the country, and what he invariably DOES, and they’re almost always two different things – usually opposites.

    In this case, look at what Obama’s done so far – his appointment of John Brennan as Director of the CIA tells us all we need to know. As Obama’s national security adviser, Brennan has made no secret that he favors the Palestinian side of the conflict over who owns half of Israel. He calls Jerusalem by its Arabic name in press interviews, which is a loud hint that he thinks it doesn’t belong to Israel. In any other administration, Brennan wouldn’t pass the background investigation to work for CIA in ANY capacity.

    Then again, Barack Obama wouldn’t have passed the background investigation to work in the White House ten years ago.

  7. John D. Fiat  •  Feb 22, 2013 at 5:57 pm

    I’m no Obama fan, but stating that he has contempt for Israel when all of his puppeteers are rabid Zionists is completely absurd (as is giving billions every year to warmongers). And if it’s so safe over there, then let’s keep that money for U.S. citizens. That kind of ruins that excuse, doesn’t it?

    Palestinian militants? Don’t you mean the indigenous people who just want to be left alone, but are hoarded into AshkeNAZI death camps (so they fight back a little)? Netanyahu is a war criminal just like all the PM’s that Isis-Amen Ra-Elohim has produced before him.

    • CDJ  •  Mar 4, 2013 at 5:42 pm

      You haven’t the faintest idea what you’re jabbering about, since you’re parroting the party line of “poor beleaguered Palestinian refugees who just want to mind their own business.” Uh huh. Where do you think the Jews lived first? Oh yeah, it was the areas called Samaria, Judea and surrounding lands. The Arabs at the time, long before Christ was born, were nothing more than barbarian tribesmen, conducting constant war amongst their own factions. It has always been Jewish land, not Arab land, definitely not Muslim. Do you need a history of the three religions that claim Israel as their birthplace? Hint: it sure isn’t Islam that has no rights.

  8. roxanne amelia elizabeth  •  Feb 22, 2013 at 10:38 pm

    how about this: give guns to the peace keeping good guys and take them away from the killers (who killed off 30 % of the lebanese christians in the 70’s, for example.)

    surprise! bad guys pretend to be good guys in order to get more guns, kill more people, act like it doesn’t matter and then repeatedly ask for more guns. why are we not surprised?

  9. James  •  Feb 23, 2013 at 10:39 am

    The UN would do better for both the Palestinians and Israels by just leaving Israel alone and dealing with the bigger picture in the Middle East and the world. The real situation in the Middle East is about Islamic nations and the United Nations, with Israel and the Palestinians a side effect of the dynamic between the UN and Islam. If a Palestinian nation/state needs to be created, one can be created on the east side of the Jordan River, from the Golan Heights down to the Salt Sea. Other than keeping independent nations neutral, the UN would be well ahead to leave nations in the Middle East, as well as Israel, alone.

  10. Keith  •  Feb 24, 2013 at 11:49 am

    I can only pray for the freedom loving people in Israel and the United States.
    I’m so sick of seeing Obama jump for the crisis of the week. He doesn’t know words like Honor, Duty and Leadership. The rest of the world is laughing at us for re-electing this anti American pressident.

  11. Devin  •  Mar 3, 2013 at 12:19 pm

    Obama loves the Muslim world and caters to it at every turn. Israel is one small country among 20 plus Arab countries who for the most part hate the Jews. Palestine needs to be recreated outside of Israel. But even if that happened, it wouldn’t matter. Muslims want one thing–to wipe Israel off the face of the earth. We need to stand firmly with Israel.

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