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Saturday, June 06, 2009

Arab journalists refuse to sit with Jew for Obama interview

So much for hope and change.

Yediot Aharonot reports that after basking in the light of President Obama for an hour in Cairo on Thursday, two Arab journalists out of seven didn't show up for an interview with The One because an Israeli Jew (Nahum Barnea of Yediot) was also invited (translation from The Weekly Standard via Memeorandum).

After Obama’s speech yesterday at Cairo University, we gathered, six senior journalists from all over the Muslim world and I, the reporter for Yedioth Ahronoth, around a circular table in a side room. The president wanted to give us an interview.

The original group had eight. The Syrian did not show after hearing that a reporter from Israel had been invited. The Lebanese, Naoum Sarkis, had been sitting with us all at the front of the hall but when he realized where I was from and whom I was representing, he passed on the opportunity and fled.

The article goes on to say that Obama compared Netanyahu to Nixon, because only the anti-Communist Nixon could open the doors to China, and to point out that Nixon was forced to resign, which is what Obama would like to see happen to Netanyahu.

The comparison is totally inapplicable. The doors to communications with the 'Palestinians' have been open for nearly sixteen years, and the 'Palestinians' have already turned down offers from Ehud Barak and Ehud Olmert that are far more generous than any Israeli Prime Minister will be able to make again. China was not an existential threat to the United States. And Binyamin Netanyahu has not been accused of wiretapping his political opponents.


At 6:06 AM, Blogger NormanF said...

Arabs won't even sit in the same room with a Jew. And Obama thinks peace between the Palestinians and Israel is just waiting around the corner?

Dream on!

At 1:50 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Islam is a filth that is not compatible with democracy.

At 6:07 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

Uncle Obama will learn the hard way. God save the christians and the Jewish from the comming horror


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