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Monday, November 09, 2009

Obama's Rabin speech

'Thousands' of Israelis attended the postponed annual Leftist memorial for Prime Minister Yitzchak Rabin on Saturday night. There was a video address from President Obama.

Let's go to the videotape.

I want to highlight a few things.

Around 1:25, he makes remarks about empathy - yet it was Israelis who for the last fifteen years have been prepared for 'peace' and sacrifices. Obama acts as if Israelis cannot and will not empathize with the 'Palestinians.' That's nonsense.

At 1:45 it gets worse. He says that Israelis will have no 'true security' while 'Palestinians' live in hopelessness and despair. That implies that Israel is to blame for the 'Palestinians' 'hopelessness and despair.' Yet another lie.

JPost adds:
Saturday evening's rally in Tel Aviv was dominated by Peace Now, Meretz and a sea of blue-shirted members of the Habonim Dror socialist-Zionist youth movement.

Signs slamming the government were present throughout the square, with Peace Now's massive balloon-held signs bearing the message "The Netanyahu Government Refuses Peace."

There was an air of hope throughout the rally, marked by pro-peace messages on stickers, banners and in discussions with some of the attendees, many of whom sat in large circles in the middle of the square.

Lily Sowin from Tel Aviv said the evening was "not sad, but bitter. There is a hope for peace here, but there are no charismatic leaders to achieve peace. I hope there will be new Israeli and Palestinian leaders, because there is a need for a change, there is a need for hope and a peace that both sides have never had."
Sounds like Obama was singing to the choir.


At 1:55 AM, Blogger Mr. Gerson said...

3 years, 2 months, 1 week, 4 days, 4 minutes, 30 seconds to go.

At 2:48 AM, Blogger NormanF said...

Those Far Leftists represent a minority in Israel. The 4% of the Jewish population that adores Obama. He is preaching to the choir. They are not going to regain power any time soon.

At 5:46 PM, Blogger Thermblog said...

I don't buy that Palestinians live in hopelessness and despair at all. Just check the UN's (or any other) Human Development index and you'll see that they fare better than surrounding Arab countries and better than many outside (the M.E.) countries that so often condemn Israel on their behalf.

I don't wish to make light of the hardships they do suffer but the entire sympathy scale is skewed; real hardships - Sudan, Congo and plain poverty in Africa generally, India - are ignored whilst we fret about largely imaginary issues induced by their own side.

At 6:38 PM, Blogger Red Tulips said...

Obama and "Peace Now" types are actually anti-peace.

I do not believe we should allow them to have the ability to remake the English language!


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