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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

'Let's be friends'

Here are more details on the condolence letter that French President Nicolas Sarkozy sent to Prime Minister Netanyahu on Monday.
In addition to words of sympathy, Sarkozy's letter to Netanyahu, according to two officials in the Israeli leader's office, said:

"You have my friendship, and our differing views on the problems of the Middle East, and the interpretations appearing in the media, have no effect on it."
How about "I'm sorry"? How about "It was a dumb thing to say and I won't say anything like that again"? Netanyahu should tell Sarko to stick it where the sun don't shine.

And Netanyahu should do the same with Barack Hussein Obama:
Obama's message made no mention of the remarks made in Cannes.

Obama and Netanyahu have had a rocky relationship but Obama was seen as eager to avoid any open confrontation with Israel ahead of a campaign for reelection next year for which he will need votes from Jewish voters.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the two of you," he wrote, according to the Israeli officials.
As usual with Obama, it's all about "me, me, me."

Meanwhile, Bibi seems to be ignoring both of them, which is probably the best move.
Netanyahu had made no comment on Sarkozy's comments which came at a time Israel's ties with Paris had otherwise vastly improved after decades of tensions over France's close alliances with Arab countries.
And you thought that 'world leaders' were supposed to be smart. Obama and Sarkozy certainly are not.

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At 2:56 PM, Blogger Sunlight said...

BS. President Obama does *not* need Jewish votes in the next election. There are only 6-7 mil Jews in the whole U.S. out of 320+ mil Americans total. While Jews votes may matter in some areas, overall they are a drop in the bucket and are not any reason for Obama to do any particular thing. However, the American Jewish community is extremely generous, providing some of the largest funding for symphonies, literacy programs, etc etc. Many also donate to political causes, mostly Democrat. That could be the sticking point re Obama walking on the edge; he wants the $donations to keep flowing his way. And some are working to change that flow through organizations such as the Republican Jewish Coalition (www.urj.org).


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