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Saturday, October 01, 2016

Obama claims Peres and Rabin aren't buried in Israel

Shavua tov, a good week to everyone.

Here's a screen shot of the text of President Obama's speech at Shimon Peres' Friday funeral:
For the record, Mount Herzl is located in 'West' Jerusalem (the part that was ruled by Jews between 1948-67) so he doesn't have that excuse either. This is from Tom Gross via email:
What many Israelis and others don’t find amusing is that the White House – eager to stick with its fiction that (west) Jerusalem is not part of Israel – issued a press release correcting their previous press release which had stated that Peres’s funeral was in Israel. (See screenshot above.)
It is preposterous that Barack Obama, having just given a speech that many Israelis welcomed in which he appeared to show some real empathy for Zionism, and having firmly implied that he was giving the speech in Israel, should then allow his press aides to remove the word “Israel” from the White House press material sent out to hundreds of journalists.
Even journalists not normally sympathetic to Israel said they were surprised at the White House’s actions.
Obama was speaking at Mount Herzl nearby Yad Vashem in west Jerusalem. Shimon Peres’ coffin was laid to rest next to that of Yitzhak Rabin. Is it really the position of the White House that Rabin and Peres are not buried in Israel?
Why anyone thinks Obama has any empathy for Israel is simply beyond me. He cannot be gone from office soon enough.

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At 12:33 PM, Blogger josef said...

Barrack Hussain, shut your

At 5:56 PM, Blogger Mervyn Doobov said...

I think it's important to note that they didn't remove "Israel" from the transcript, they crossed it out. This is tantamount to putting the amendment in neon lights. If I thought they were clever enough, I'd think that it was deliberately set up to please Israelis for a few hours and then to please the Arab world by reverting to their true antisemitic colours.


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