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Sunday, October 24, 2010

Netanyahu blasts Tom Friedman

In the wee hours of this morning, I posted about an interview with Tom Friedman by Israel's Channel 2 television in which Friedman claimed that many Americans are fed up with Israel. Prime Minister Netanyahu's office blasted back on Saturday night:
In a related development, the Prime Minister’s Office issued a statement on Saturday night in response to an interview New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman gave to Channel 10 asserting that many Americans are becoming “fed up” with Israel, saying that in “complete contrast” to what Friedman said, “American public support for Israel is today almost at record highs.”

Friedman said that while the American public was by no means anti-Israel, they no longer care about the Israeli-Arab conflict and this could eventually hurt Israel’s national security, as the US is Israel’s only friend.

Two recent polls, however, one commissioned by the American Jewish Committee and one by the Emergency Committee for Israel, found support for Israel running high, with the later poll showing that – on the eve of the November midterm elections – 53 percent of Americans said they would be more likely to vote for a pro-Israel candidate, and 54% saying that if they agreed with a candidate on most other issues, they could not vote for him if he were “anti-Israel.”
So Friedman is doing some wishful thinking when he says that Israel is losing support. Why? Well, because Liberalism feels that there is a 'fierce moral urgency' to the establishment of a 'Palestinian state.'


At 7:48 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

A fierce moral urgency the Palestinians don't share. Their memo must not have reached Friedman.


At 10:16 PM, Blogger ais cotten19 said...

I've noticed comments on blogs stating that American support for Israel is falling or is at an all time low. Obviously these comments do not come with any supporting evidence. Of course if you were tell any of these people what the actual polling data suggests, they'll just turn around and say that Americans are brainwashed into supporting Israel. This sort of avoidance of reality is par for the course with leftists and jihadists, and Freidman apparently has joined their ranks.

At 4:22 AM, Blogger America, America said...

The UN exists for only one reason to condemn Israel. Not the rapes and murder in Darfur nor any of the seventy wars going on in the world with endless suffering and murder. The greatest enemies of mankind sit as president of the Security Council. The Arabs have the greatest allies in the world-MISGUIDED JEWS LIKE TOM FRIEDMAN, RABBI LERNER AND ALL THE JEWS WHO WANT ISRAEL TO SHARE.

Jew should excommunicate Tom Friedman and all the other haters but it wouldn't make a difference because there is no such thing as Jews. They are just a bunch of intelligent people who eat bagels and lox and don't know the greatness of their heritage. That is why the Nazis were able to do what they did to the Jews. They didn't fight back and no one killed Hitler and his henchmen in the 20s and 30s. NEVER AGAIN! I say why not. What's changed?

Bill Levy zev57@aol.com

At 9:03 PM, Blogger BeachVic said...

Comment moderation has been enabled for Carl/Netaniahu views only. All comments must be approved by the blog author Carl. So what's the point?


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