Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Obama Decides That Israel Deserves a Visit After 4 Years As President and Now Is Only Going To Be Sure He Delivers the Message That Israel Shouldn't Defend Her People

Barack Hussein Obama has not visited the nation of Israel as President of the United States of America.  Conversely, President Obama has been to the Muslim countries of Egypt, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Afghanistan.  So after four years of ignoring Israel with a personal visit, Obama is now going to the only sane country in the Middle East and his message is simple....don't you (Israel) DARE talk about military action against Iran, sit back...let me be sure they acquire nuclear weapons and then deal with the fact that 100% of your population is in danger of being wiped out.

The story comes from The Telegraph.

Barack Obama 'to tell Israel to hold back talk of strike on Iran'

Barack Obama will deliver an unequivocal message to the Israeli leadership during his March visit that it must abandon all talk of a military strike on Iranian nuclear targets and support Washington's diplomatic efforts with Tehran, Israel's leading daily Yedioth Aranoth reported on Monday.

In the two and half days he will be in Israel and the West Bank, Mr Obama will meet with Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah, Israeli president Shimon Peres in Tel Aviv and deliver public address at a rally in Tel Aviv. But on the eve of Benjamin Netanyahu's spring deadline, beyond which he has claimed it will be impossible to prevent a nuclear Iran peaceably, the president's "urgent" business is with the Israeli prime minister.

As Ehud Barak, Israel's minister of defence, flew into Washington for further meetings with Pentagon officials on Monday, diplomats from both camps confirmed that Iran, not the peace process, will dominate the agenda of Mr Obama's first visit to Israel as president.

Mr Obama is reported to have become increasingly frustrated with his Israeli ally's warlike rhetoric on Iran, which he believes inflame tensions in the region and threaten the success of his diplomatic effort.

However, given the notoriously bad rapport Mr Obama and Mr Netanyahu formed during their last terms in office, both are said to be keen to use the March visit to repair their relationship. It is therefore unlikely the president will take a firm line with the Israeli premier.

"Obama may turn around and say, we are close with the diplomatic effort, hold back on talk of a strike [on Iranian nuclear facilities] but in the end, we are two sovereign countries and each makes his own decision," a spokesperson with Israel's foreign ministry told The Daily Telegraph.

Mr Hirschson added that while the two leaders might have a difference of opinion about the 'red lines' for military action, Israel is in fact as eager as the United States for a diplomatic solution to the Iranian threat: "Because if there needs to be a strike, it is likely that Israel will have to be the one to do it."

Israel will grind to a halt when the president lands in Tel Aviv shortly before midday on Wednesday March 20, when the major highway between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem will be closed to all traffic aside from the presidential cavalcade.

The Daily Telegraph has learned that Mr Obama will be taken directly from the airport to a ceremonial reception in Jerusalem. He will visit Israel's vast Holocaust museum, Yad Vashem, and the tomb of the tomb of Theodore Herzl, the father of Zionism, before entering into talks with the Israeli prime minister and his staff, followed by dinner with the prime minister.

On Thursday March 21st, he will meet the Palestinian leadership, before returning to Tel Aviv to meet with Shimon Peres and address the Israeli public. Among the possible sites for Mr Obama's speech is Rabin Square, where Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated following his address at a rally in support of the Oslo Peace Accords in 1995.

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