Monthly Archives: June 2015

Israel: Flotilla Took Wrong Turn – Syria, ISIS Murdering Thousands

Turkey, Iran, Syria attempting to divert media
away from their human rights abuses.

By Joel Leyden
Israel News Agency

Jerusalem, Israel — June 28, 2015 … In response to a failed PR stunt using a flotilla of boats to illegally enter Gaza, paid activists supporting Hamas in Gaza will be welcomed to Israel with a letter from the Prime Minister’s Office.

The letter will be given to 50 people on the boats as they are legally detained in Israeli waters and escorted to Ashdod.

The letter, which will be distributed with food and drinks, reads: “Welcome to Israel! Perhaps you meant to set sail for a place not far from here – Syria.”

“There the Assad regime is slaughtering its own people every day with the support of the murderous regime in Iran.”

“In contrast, here in Israel, we are dealing with a situation where terrorist organizations such as Hamas are trying to harm innocent civilians. In the face of these attempts, we are protecting the citizens of Israel in accordance with international law.”

The letter notes Israel’s transfer of 1.6 million tons of humanitarian aid to Gaza, while it struggles to be rebuilt after the war last summer. The letter said that Israel facilitated the transfer of the supplies, which, it noted, amounts to approximately one ton for each Gaza resident.

The letter states that Israel regularly assisted in humanitarian projects benefiting Palestinians, but would not tolerate the import of weapons for terrorist groups. “Only a year ago, we thwarted an attempt to smuggle by sea hundreds of weapons intended for use against innocent civilians.

“There is no blockade on the Gaza Strip, and you are invited to transfer humanitarian supplies through Israel. Preventing access through the sea is done in accordance with international law, and we even received backing from a committee of the UN Secretary-General.

“If human rights really interested you, you wouldn’t sail in solidarity with a terror group that executes Gazans without trial, and uses Gazan children as human shields,” the prime minister’s letter says.

The Prime Minister’s letter to those on the flotilla concludes by pointing out that the activists chose not to visit Israel, as they would have been “impressed” by the democracy upheld by the Jewish state that affords equality and religious freedoms for all its citizens.

Israel and Egypt imposed a blockade on Gaza in 2007 after the Islamist Hamas group wrested control of the Strip in a bloody coup, ousting the Palestinian Authority leadership.

Both countries say the blockade is meant to prevent Hamas, which is committed to the destruction of Israel, from importing weaponry into Gaza. Hamas is sworn to the destruction of Israel.

Israel Condemns Islamic Terror Attacks In France, Tunisia, Kuwait – US On July 4th Alert


By Herb Brandon
Israel News Agency

Jerusalem, Israel — June 26, 2015 … Islamic terrorists have attacked France, Tunisia and Kuwait, murdering over 50 people.

At least one person was murdered and several were injured in an attack on a gas factory in Grenoble, France in what French President Francois Hollande said was a “pure terrorist attack.”

At a beach in front of two hotels in Tunisia, several terrorists have murdered 28 people and wounded at least 39, according to the Tunisian Health Ministry. French, Belgian, Russian, German and British tourists are among the dead. At least one of the attackers was killed by security forces. A security source in Tunisia told Reuters that one of the hotels targeted was the Imperial Marhaba.

It is believed that ISIS was responsible for the attacks and claimed responsibility for a bomb explosion at a Shiite mosque in Kuwait which has killed at least 25 people.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu responded to the terror attacks.

“The brutal murders in France, Tunisia and Kuwait again underscore that the enlightened world is struggling against dark forces,” said Netanyahu.

“The fight against the murderous terrorism of extremist Islam requires unity, the beginning of which is the unequivocal condemnation of the murderers and those who support them.”

The White House condemned the terror attacks across three continents that left dozens dead and raised concerns about growing terrorist threats. The White House avoided describing the terror attacks as Islamic terrorism.
“The United States condemns in the strongest terms the terrorist attacks in France, Kuwait, and Tunisia today,” press secretary Josh Earnest said in a statement. “We stand with these nations as they respond to attacks on their soil today.”
“Terrorism has no place in any society, and the United States will continue to work closely with our international partners to combat terrorist actors and counter violent extremism around the globe,” said Earnest.
U.S. intelligence and law enforcement authorities are on high alert for an ISIS-inspired attack in the country through the July 4 weekend.

The Islamic terror threat “is based on both intelligence and analysis,” the intelligence and law enforcement sources said, declining to go into detail.

The analysis of the threat is based in part on the “new normal” of ISIS planning, which uses social media to encourage followers worldwide to attack on both small and large scales.

Information regarding the Fourth of July threat came before today’s terror attacks in France, Tunisia and Kuwait, the intelligence and law enforcement officials said.

President Obama has never identified any terror attack as being Islamic. According to Obama, Islam is a peaceful religion which does not constitute a threat to the United States or Western nations.

As ISIS, Iran, Hamas, Hezbollah and Islamic Jihad burn, behead victims and develop nuclear weapons in the name of Islam, President Obama delivers major speeches  on combating violent extremism — while refusing to use the words “Muslim terrorists.”

“No religion is responsible for terrorism — people are responsible for violence and terrorism,” Obama told a crowd that included Muslim community leaders at the White House.

Members of the FBI, CIA, NSA, the Pentagon and other global security INTEL agencies are quick to point out that it is difficult for them to target an enemy when that enemy is not identified.

“The White House will not allow us to profile let alone effectively engage the enemy either at home or abroad,” said one security source.

“As Jews were being targeted at a deli in Paris, Obama would only say that it was a random attack. Could you imagine the US being attacked at Pearl Harbor in 1941 and Obama stating that it was not the Japanese. That the Japanese would never do such a thing. This is the dangerous mentality that we operating under today. There is no Iranian nuclear terrorism. There is no Islamic nuclear terror threat. In two words – denial and retreat.”


Israel: Obama Iran Deal Will Produce Nuclear Terrorism


By Joel Leyden
Israel News Agency

Jerusalem, Israel — June 25, 2015 … Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu updated Israel Air Force pilots today at a graduation ceremony on the Iranian nuclear threat.

“The foremost threat that endangers our security is Iran’s effort to arm itself with nuclear weapons,” said Netanyahu.

“Concessions to Iran are increasing as we approach the date that has been determined between the major powers and Iran for achieving the goals. These concessions are whetting Iran’s appetite. Every day it raises its demands in order to extort even more concessions.”

“Recently, Iranian ruler Khameini even ruled out the most basic conditions in the bad agreement being formulated in Lausanne – no to the restrictions that were planned for the nuclear program in the coming decade, no to conditioning the lifting of sanctions on Iran’s fulfilling the agreement, no to inspections of military sites.”

Netanyahu added: “Even if, in the next few days, Iran would concede on some of these demands, the basic concession by the major powers would still be considerable and there will be a glaring withdrawal from the red lines that the major powers had previously declared in public.”

“This agreement is fundamentally flawed. It leaves Iran with a path to achieve an arsenal of nuclear bombs within a decade. It enables Iran to break out to nuclear weapons before then thanks to monitoring that is full of holes.”

“It immediately gives Iran many billions with which it will increase its subversive activities, occupation and terrorism, against Israel, the entire Middle East and beyond. It is still not too late to take stock. It is still not too late to insist on a good agreement. And it is certainly still not too late to not move forward on a bad agreement. It has always been said by various world leaders, by the leaders of the major powers, and I repeat it now – No agreement is better than a bad agreement. But whatever happens, Israel will always defend itself and in this the air force will play a major part.”


Six thousand miles away the American Jewish Committee welcomed the statement on the U.S-led talks with Iran by an impressive group of former top Obama and Bush administration officials.

“Most importantly, this group of distinguished U.S. experts advises the Obama administration to proceed with caution and take more time to get the best deal possible to ensure that Iran will not be able to produce a nuclear weapon, ever,” said AJC Executive Director David Harris.

The open letter, directed at the White House and State Department, presents detailed recommendations on the elements that should be included in an agreement with Iran that addresses comprehensively its nuclear ambitions, as well as its support for terrorism and interference in other countries across the region.

The 18 individuals signing the letter – senior officials who served in the Obama and Bush administrations, former members of Congress and ambassadors – comprised a study group organized by the Washington Institute for Near East Policy that has met regularly over the past three years.

“We urge the U.S. administration not to treat June 30 as an ‘inviolable’ deadline. Stay at the negotiating table until a ‘good’ agreement” is reached, states the letter.

The letter warns that the emerging agreement “will not prevent Iran from having a nuclear weapons capability,” and, furthermore, it may “fall short of meeting the administration’s own standard of a ‘good’ agreement.”

To definitely prevent Iran from building nuclear weapons, the letter states, will require, among other things, that Iran must not “deny or delay timely access to any site anywhere in the country” that IAEA inspectors need to visit to verify Iranian compliance with the agreement’s restrictions on nuclear research and development.

And to ensure compliance, the letter urges that sanctions relief be based on Iran’s performance of its obligations as confirmed by the IAEA.

“Without these features, many of us will find it difficult to support a nuclear agreement with Iran,” the group wrote.

The letter also urges the U.S. administration “to create a discreet, high-level mechanism with the Israeli government to identify and implement responses” to Iranian activities in Iraq, Syria, Yemen and elsewhere in the region.

The June 30 deadline for a final nuclear agreement is just days away, and Khamenei on June 23 delivered a speech that cast the all negotiations into doubt—reinforced the next day with a helpful chart listing “Major Red Lines in Nuclear Negotiations,” posted on Twitter with the words “Red Lines” in red type. His timing was impeccable. The Leader pounced six days after US Secretary of State John Kerry displayed weakness, suggesting publicly that in a final deal Iran might not have to account for developing a nuclear weapon.

Several influential US Senators and Congressmen said they do not want to see any sanctions lifted before Tehran begins complying with a deal, and want a tough verification regime, in which inspectors could visit Iranian facilities anytime and anywhere.

“I have become more and more concerned with the direction of these negotiations and the potential red lines that may be crossed,” said Senator Bob Corker, the Republican chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

Netanyahu: UN Human Rights Report On Israel’s Defensive War In Gaza Flawed, Biased

Palestinian terrorists hide behind children
as they attack Israeli civilians.

By Joel Leyden
Israel News Agency

Jerusalem, Israel — June 22, 2015 … The UN released a human rights report today that found both Israel and Palestinian terrorists committed “serious violations” of international law and possible war crimes in last summer’s war in Gaza.

The report from the Geneva-based UN Human Rights Council blasted Israel, which publicized a preemptive report last week from military and political leaders around the world that determined Israel went to great lengths above and beyond international requirements to minimize civilian casualties.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu responded with the following statement:

“Israel is a democracy committed to the rule of law. Time and again it is forced to defend itself against Palestinian terrorists who commit a double war crime: They deliberately target civilians while deliberately hiding behind Palestinian civilians.”

“The Palestinians civilians they use as human shields include children, and they deliberately target our civilians while deliberately putting their civilians in harm’s way,” said Netanyahu.

“In defending itself against such attacks, Israel’s military acted, and acts, according to the highest international standards.

The report in hand was commissioned by a notoriously biased institution; it was given an obviously biased mandate; it was initially headed by a grossly biased chairperson who received money from the Palestinians and was forced to resign.

The United Nations Human Rights Council has a singular obsession with Israel.

Netanyahu added: “So, Israel treats this report as flawed and biased, and it urges all fair-minded observers to do the same.

Such fair-minded observers recently investigated Israel’s conduct in the Gaza campaign. They include senior generals from the United States and NATO countries. They found that not only did Israel uphold the highest standards of international law, in the laws of armed conflict, they said that Israel exceeded the highest standards.

Israel will continue to uphold its commitment to the laws of armed conflict despite the brutal tactics of its enemies and it will continue to investigate any allegations of wrongdoing in accordance with highest international standards.”

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Ambassador Oren: Obama Deliberately Incites Terrorism Against Israel

It was never Obama vs. Netanyahu.
It was, is Obama vs. Israel.

By Joel Leyden
Israel News Agency

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Barack Obama are both guilty of making mistakes in the way they’ve handled the relationship between the two countries, but President Obama is more to blame for deliberately damaging U.S.-Israel relations, said Michael Oren.

Now no longer an Israeli diplomat, but a Kulanu Member of Knesset, Oren has taken the gloves off. That much is evident in excerpts that have emerged from Ally: My Journey Across the American-Israeli Divide – his upcoming book about his role as ambassador to Washington from 2009-2013 – and as he speaks and writes more about those tumultuous years as part of promoting the book.

In an opinion piece in The Wall Street Journal entitled “How Obama Abandoned Israel,” the former Israeli ambassador makes the case that the president deliberately violated two key principles at the heart of the understanding between the two countries: “no daylight” and “no surprises.”

“‘Nobody has a monopoly on making mistakes.’ When I was Israel’s ambassador to the United States from 2009 to the end of 2013, that was my standard response to reporters asking who bore the greatest responsibility — President Barack Obama or Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu — for the crisis in U.S.-Israel relations,” Oren wrote.

“I never felt like I was lying when I said it. But, in truth, while neither leader monopolized mistakes, only one leader made them deliberately.”

For Israel’s part, he noted that on two occasions, Netanyahu blindsided Vice President Joe Biden when announcing the expansion of Jewish neighborhoods and communities. He also “lectured” Obama about the peace process and later was reported to be supporting Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney. 

Nevertheless, Oren said, the president bears more blame for undermining the relationship.

“From the moment he entered office, Mr. Obama promoted an agenda of championing the Palestinian cause and achieving a nuclear accord with Iran. Such policies would have put him at odds with any Israeli leader. But Mr. Obama posed an even more fundamental challenge by abandoning the two core principles of Israel’s alliance with America,” Oren wrote.

Obama violated the “no daylight” principle when he openly rejected the principle in a speech in 2009. He told American Jewish leaders, “When there is no daylight Israel just sits on the sidelines and that erodes our credibility with the Arabs.”

Oren said that in doing so, Obama ignored Israel’s 2005 withdrawal from Gaza and two previous offers of Palestinian statehood in Gaza.

He said Obama also rejected President George W. Bush’s commitment to include the major settlement blocs and Jewish Jerusalem within Israel’s borders in any peace agreement, instead insisting on a total freeze of Israeli construction in those areas.

Oren said the other core principle Obama violated was “no surprises.” Obama did so when he abruptly demanded a settlement freeze and Israeli acceptance of the two-state solution and then traveled to the Middle East, skipping Israel, to address the Muslim world from Cairo in 2009.

“He insisted on a total freeze of Israeli construction in those areas – ‘not a single brick,’ I later heard he ordered Mr. Netanyahu – while making no substantive demands of the Palestinians,” Oren continued.

“Consequently, Palestinian [Authority] President Mahmoud Abbas boycotted negotiations, reconciled with Hamas and sought statehood in the UN – all in violation of his commitments to the US – but he never paid a price. By contrast, the White House routinely condemned Mr. Netanyahu for building in areas that even Palestinian negotiators had agreed would remain part of Israel.”

Ask President Obama what is the capital of Israel?

He also failed to consult Israel in advance of his Cairo speech, he said.

The president also changed 40 years of U.S. policy by backing the 1967 land swaps as the basis for peacemaking. 

Meanwhile Israel was also shocked when it heard that Obama offered to sponsor a U.N. Security Council investigation of the settlements, and to support Egyptian and Turkish efforts to force Israel to reveal its alleged nuclear capabilities.

And the abandonment of the two principles climaxed during negotiations over the Iranian nuclear program, he said.

“Now, with the Middle East unraveling and dependable allies a rarity, the U.S. and Israel must restore the ‘no daylight’ and ‘no surprises’ principles,” Oren wrote. “The past six years have seen successive crises in U.S.-Israeli relations, and there is a need to set the record straight. 

“But the greater need is to ensure a future of minimal mistakes and prevent further erosion of our vital alliance.”

In the course of a 50-minute conversation, Obama offered to support a U.N. investigation regarding settlements, renew a U.S. demand for a full-scale freeze on Israeli construction in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, and was prepared to declare a Palestinian state based on the 1967 borders, with mutually agreed swaps.

Oren has a clear message for American Jews, particularly in light of the proposed nuclear agreement with Iran: “Remember that American Jewry once had a chance to save six million Jews,” Oren said somberly. “And there are six million today [in Israel]. So think very hard” and understand that “this is about our survival as a people. It’s about our children and grandchildren.”

A major Oren criticism of Obama is that while his “commitment to Israel’s security was genuine,” the president “clearly drew a distinction between “no daylight on security” and “no daylight on diplomacy.” Thus, “open disagreement on policy” was seen as a means of enhancing the peace process.

“Open disagreement on policy” that directly leads to Abbas uniting with Hamas, inciting Hamas to slam Israeli cities and towns with thousands of rockets, Hamas suicide bombings attacks all that illustrate Obama’s backing of terrorism to win policy differences.

Obama incites Jihadists to attack Israel and then openly states that Israel has a right to defend itself?

For Obama to openly support indefensible 1967 borders gives Israel’s enemies a green light, an excuse to murder Jewish men, women and children.

Obama is no different than Abbas. In fact, according to Oren, he is far worse and far more dangerous as he allows Hamas to act and refuses to engage with Christian beheading ISIS.
An ISIS which now sits on Israel’s northern border, at odds with Iranian owned Hamas but united with Hamas and Abbas in Israel’s destruction.

Does Obama see any positive role for Israel in the Middle East? We think yes as he waits for ISIS to strike Israel and prays that Israel, not the US, will suffer and bleed. Obama knows that Israel will engage ISIS – so why commit US troops?

And have we mentioned that Obama is willing to allow Iran to have nuclear weapons?

Netanyahu Meets Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey


By Joel Leyden
Israel News Agency

Jerusalem, Israel — June 11, 2015 … Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, this morning, in Jerusalem, met with US Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey and told him at the start of their meeting:

“You’ve been a wonderful friend and a grand champion of America and of America-Israel relations. Israel appreciates it. I want to take this opportunity to also express our respect and deep admiration for America’s fighting men and women. We know you’re extended around the world, including in our region.”

“We know we have no better friends than the American people, the American governments, the American fighting men and women. You fight for America, but you also fight for freedom.”

General Dempsey said: “The greatest gift has been the friendship that we’ve managed to forge with the leaders in the Israel Defense Forces, and I know you’re proud of them but we are too. It’s our Constitution, and you know that that’s what inspires us as I know service to your nation inspires you.”

Dempsey presented Netanyahu with a copy of the US Constitution. Netanyahu’s meeting with the US general followed Dempsey’s Wednesday meetings with IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Gadi Eisenkot and Israel President Reuven Rivlin.

Rivlin made a point of welcoming Dempsey to “Jerusalem, the capital of the State of Israel.” He was referring to the U.S. Supreme Court ruling earlier this week that struck down an existing but unenforced law that would have let American citizens born in Jerusalem have Israel listed as their country of birth in passports.

“I am a seventh-generation Jerusalemite, and even though I was born nine years before the State of Israel was established, I was born in Jerusalem and I am Israeli,” Rivlin said.

Will Jerusalem Post Conference Address Obama’s Israel Bashing?

As Obama bashes Israel for embracing security,
Palestinian rockets slam Israeli cities, towns.

By Ariel Kahana
Israel News Agency

Jerusalem, Israel — June 5, 2015 … President Barack Obama recently accused Israel of failing to live up to the high standards of Jewish moral responsibility. So for his benefit, here is a list of Israel’s contributions around the world that show its incredible moral responsibility.

Jewish values “in many ways came to be my own values,” U.S. President Barack Obama told a sympathetic Jewish audience two weeks ago, eliciting enthusiastic applause. Anyone who saw Obama’s address at the Adas Israel congregation in Washington on May 22 could have easily thought that the American president was speaking directly from the heart.

“Jews took the heart of Biblical edict that we must not oppress a stranger, having been strangers once ourselves,” Obama, wearing a white kippah, said in a speech honoring Jewish American Heritage month.

“I have high expectations for Israel, the same way I have high expectations for the United States of America.

“The notion of pioneers who set out not only to safeguard a nation, but to remake the world. Not only to make the desert bloom, but to allow their values to flourish; to ensure that the best of Judaism would thrive.

Giuliani, Lew, Lowey, Menendez, Ashkenazi To Address Jerusalem Post Annual Conference

Jerusalem Post Editor Steve Linde addresses the Conference.

By Joel Leyden
Israel News Agency

New York, NY — June 5, 2015 … US Secretary of the Treasury Jacob J. Lew and Congresswoman Nita Lowey will be among several US and Israeli dignitaries addressing The Jerusalem Post’s fourth Annual Conference.

The Conference is scheduled to start on the morning of Sunday, June 7. Israeli and American elected officials, security experts and media analysts will examine the potential Iran nuclear agreement, the future of the US-Israel relationship, and the rise of global anti-Semitism.

US Rep. Lowey, the ranking member of the House Appropriations Committee and a veteran Jewish congresswoman, will also speak to the 1,500 conference attendees from across the American Jewish community gathering under the banner of “Challenges Facing The New Israeli Government,” at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in Times Square.

Confirmed speakers for the daylong program include: former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Senator Bob Menendez, Likud MK Yuval Steinitz, Yesh Atid Chairman Yair Lapid, former IDF Chief of Staff Gabi Ashkenazi, former Mossad Director Meir Dagan, Israel’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Ron Prosor, former Israel National Security Advisor Giora Eiland, World Jewish Congress President Ronald Lauder, and Jewish Agency Chairman Natan Sharansky.

A full conference schedule is available here.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for American Jewish leaders to hear firsthand about the burning issues facing the State of Israel and world Jewry,” said Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO of The Jerusalem Post.

“This conference is one of the most significant gatherings of senior Israeli political and military leaders, as well as American policy makers, who represent a wide variety of perspectives. In light of the new Israeli government and the rapidly changing Middle East, this year’s conference is slated to be especially compelling.”

As part of the conference, Gabi Ashkenazi, Meir Dagan and Giora Eiland will join Jerusalem Post senior contributing editor Caroline Glick for a panel on security threats facing the State of Israel. In addition, the president  of the conference, World Jewish Congress President Ronald Lauder, will hold a special session on the rise of anti-Semitism and the spread of radical Islam throughout the world.

Also as part of the conference, The Jerusalem Post and Limmud FSU will open a special photographic exhibition marking 25 years since the former USSR allowed Soviet Jews to emigrate. The exhibit traces the story of contemporary Russian Jews and contains 50 photographs from The Jerusalem Post’s archives, Israel Government Press Office, and a number of prominent photographers, including Robert A. Cumins, who have documented these historical moments. Click here to view a sample of the photos that will be featured as part of the new exhibit.

Canada: Any Who Turn Backs On Israel, Do So At Own Peril

israel_canada_foreign_minister_2015Canadian Foreign Minister Nicholson:
“Canada’s support for Israel is unwavering.” 

By Herb Brandon
Israel News Agency

Jerusalem, Israel — June 4, 2015 … Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with Canadian Foreign Minister Robert Nicholson and told him at the start of their meeting:

“Rob, welcome to Jerusalem.

Our friendship, the friendship between Canada and Israel, is a model of the partnership between two democracies, exemplary democracies. Israel values the support, unstinting, unfaltering, of Canada in an international environment that is often marked by cynicism and double talk. Canada, led by Prime Minister Harper, is always stalwart and tells the truth. And we think that this is a refreshing wind in an increasingly hostile environment, hostile to the truth.

As an example, a national student group in Britain voted to support a boycott of Israel. This is less than a year after they refused to support a boycott of ISIS. They boycott Israel but they refuse to boycott ISIS. That tells you everything you want to know about the BDS movement. They condemn Israel and do not condemn ISIS; they condemn themselves.

Israel has an exemplary democracy. We have academic freedom, press freedom, human rights. ISIS tramples human rights to the dust. It burns people alive in cages and the national student groups in Britain refuse to boycott ISIS and have boycotted Israel. It tells you everything you want to know about the BDS movement.

At the same time, in the UN, we’ve seen Turkey and Iran vote to give Hamas affiliate status – Hamas. Hamas fires rockets on our cities while hiding behind Palestinian civilians, hiding behind Palestinian children. It tells you about international hypocrisy a lot.

I stress these points, Rob, because Canada stands out so clearly and so powerfully against these distortions of truth and distortions of justice, and I want to express the feeling of the people of Israel that we believe we have no better friend than Canada. We value that partnership. It was exemplified last week, two weeks ago, in the vote of Canada, alongside the United States and Great Britain, in rolling back the attempt to single out Israel in the NPT votes. That is deeply appreciated here.

So we welcome you here in challenging times, sometimes perilous times, but in days when we know that the best defense against the democracies, the attack on the democracies, is the partnership of democracies, as exemplified by our two countries.”

Canada’s Foreign Minister Rob Nicholson responded: “

“I am here to demonstrate, emphatically, Canada’s unwavering support for Israel,” he said.

“We understand that Israel’s neighbourhood is as dangerous as Canada’s is peaceful, and so we know that Israel’s leadership has no choice but to take at all times, every step necessary to protect itself from the forces that are openly committed to its destruction.”

“We’ve long refused to be neutral in supporting Israel’s right to defend itself against violent extremists,” Nicholson said.

“Any who turn their back on Israel, or turn a blind eye to the nature of Israel’s enemies, do so in the long run at their own peril.”

Obama Bashes Netanyahu For Embracing Security

As Obama bashes Netanyahu for focusing on
security, terror rockets fall on Israel.

By Joel Leyden
Israel News Agency

Jerusalem, Israel — June 4, 2015 … US President Obama appeared in a prime-time interview on Israel’s Channel 2 TV, accusing Netanyahu’s government of acting too often out of fear of terrorism.

“I think Prime Minister Netanyahu is somebody who’s predisposed to think of security first; to think perhaps that peace is naive; to see the worst possibilities as opposed to the best possibilities in Arab partners or Palestinian partners,” Obama said. “And so I do think that, right now, those politics and those fears are driving the government’s response.”

As Obama was bashing Netanyahu for focusing on Israel’s security, Palestinian terror rockets from Gaza were slamming Israel.

At least 6 rockets were fired this week at Israeli cities and towns by Islamic Jihad and Hamas. Though no deaths were reported, hundreds of thousands of Israelis were forced into bomb shelters with schools being closed in southern Israel.

One Israeli city, Sderot, is less than 2 kilometers from the Gaza Strip. 
It first came under Palestinian rocket fire in 2001. Hamas would time the rockets to hit the school run. 

Between April 2001 and December 2008, more than 1,000 alarms were sounded in or near Sderot. By then, according to NATAL, the Israel Trauma Center for Victims of Terror and War, between 75 percent and 94 percent of Sderot children ages 4 to 18 were exhibiting symptoms of post-traumatic stress.

What if these terror rockets were exploding on the White House lawn? Would Obama still be speaking in the same callous manner?

President Obama lives in a world totally disconnected from reality. He has ignored Christians being beheaded by ISIS, he bashes every policeman in the US, he has created more racial tension and disconnect that any American President, he ignores Russia’s Putin grabbing the Ukraine, he’s out to lunch as the Chinese build islands in the South China Sea.

If anyone has lost credibility on the global stage it is Barack Obama who is allowing Iran to build a nuclear weapon. Obama has embarassed each and every American who stands for democracy and freedom. Obama has alienated almost every world leader from the UK, France and Germany to Saudi Arabia, India and Jordan.

Obama has made the US irrelevant as other world powers now rush to confront a global, Islamic ISIS threat, Iranian nuclear terrorism and as Israeli children run to take cover in bomb shelters.