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Fri Nov 2, 2012, 04:57 PM

Israel's Top Newspaper Endorses President Obama

Obama is good for Israel
Haaretz Editorial | Nov.02, 2012 | 4:21 AM

The outcome of the elections will be determined by the voters' decision as to which of the two candidates is good for America. But if any of them are vacillating in their vote over whether Obama has been a good president for Israel, the answer is yes.
Tens of millions of Americans will go to the polls on Tuesday to vote for a president and vice president. It will be an important day for American democracy. This will be the Americans' day, but the outcome of the elections will impact the entire world.

For Americans in general, and American Jews in particular, the United States' attitude toward Israel is just one of many factors to consider - among internal and foreign affairs, the economy and defense - when casting their vote.
But for various reasons, Republican candidate Mitt Romney has made incumbent President Barack Obama's policy toward Israel a hot-button issue in the campaign. One of those reasons is Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's open support for Romney, who like him enjoys the patronage of casino magnate Sheldon Adelson. Obama has been accused of taking a cool and hostile stance in relation to Israel on several issues, from Iran to Palestine. Romney promises a warmer, more supportive approach.

Indeed, one would hope the realization of Romney's wishes would further advance Washington-Jerusalem relations, in the tradition of all recent U.S. administrations, both Republican and Democrat. But a deeper examination of the core issues comprising the two countries' relations - devoid of political and personal interests - reveals no grounds for portraying Obama in a negative light.
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http://www.haaretz.com/opinion/obama-is-good-for-israel-1.473888



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Dalai_1 Nov 2012 OP
Uncle Joe Nov 2012 #1
Dalai_1 Nov 2012 #5
barnabas63 Nov 2012 #2
central scrutinizer Nov 2012 #3
marklar_prime Nov 2012 #4
cali Nov 2012 #13
USMCMustang Nov 2012 #14
skeewee08 Nov 2012 #6
Dark n Stormy Knight Nov 2012 #7
Happyhippychick Nov 2012 #8
Dalai_1 Nov 2012 #9
-LOKI -BAD FOR YA Nov 2012 #10
moondust Nov 2012 #11
matt819 Nov 2012 #12
USMCMustang Nov 2012 #15
oberliner Nov 2012 #18
USMCMustang Nov 2012 #16
oberliner Nov 2012 #17
tritsofme Nov 2012 #19
RomneyLies Nov 2012 #20

Response to Dalai_1 (Original post)

Fri Nov 2, 2012, 04:58 PM

1. Kicked and recommended.

Thanks for the thread, Dalai.

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Response to Uncle Joe (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 2, 2012, 05:04 PM

5. You are very welcome Uncle Joe

I hope this makes news tonight on our television programming..

Certainly puts to rest romney's criticism of our relationship with Israel..

Thank you for your reply!

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Response to Dalai_1 (Original post)

Fri Nov 2, 2012, 05:00 PM

2. oooh that will burn the Freepers...

Cept they'll probably just ignore it.

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Response to Dalai_1 (Original post)

Fri Nov 2, 2012, 05:02 PM

3. Maybe all of those Jewish voters in Florida will not vote for Buchanan this year!

sarcasm

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Response to Dalai_1 (Original post)

Fri Nov 2, 2012, 05:04 PM

4. This is good?

When will people realize that apartheid Israel is good for nobody including American Jews?

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Response to marklar_prime (Reply #4)

Sat Nov 3, 2012, 10:32 AM

13. yes, this is good.

why on earth would you think it's not?

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Response to marklar_prime (Reply #4)

Sat Nov 3, 2012, 10:32 PM

14. WTF?

 

You left out the "In my opinion part." Israel could be, but is not an apartheid state. You can blame yourself if it comes to that.

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Response to Dalai_1 (Original post)

Fri Nov 2, 2012, 05:04 PM

6. K&R....

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Response to Dalai_1 (Original post)

Fri Nov 2, 2012, 05:10 PM

7. A nice FU to the Fundies who only know Israel exists because of their Rapture fantasies.

Key sentence: "But a deeper examination of the core issues comprising the two countries' relations - devoid of political and personal interests - reveals no grounds for portraying Obama in a negative light."

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Response to Dalai_1 (Original post)

Fri Nov 2, 2012, 05:16 PM

8. In my world this is huge and happy news

Thanks for posting!

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Response to Happyhippychick (Reply #8)

Fri Nov 2, 2012, 05:18 PM

9. You are welcome!

Thank you for your reply!

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Response to Dalai_1 (Original post)

Fri Nov 2, 2012, 11:31 PM

10. the robme is sinking fast,obama will push for middle east peace,immigration reform,second term n\t

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Response to Dalai_1 (Original post)

Sat Nov 3, 2012, 02:24 AM

11. Kick for authoritative source debunking Republican lies.

a deeper examination of the core issues comprising the two countries' relations - devoid of political and personal interests - reveals no grounds for portraying Obama in a negative light.

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Response to Dalai_1 (Original post)

Sat Nov 3, 2012, 10:27 AM

12. And you just know what the RW extremists are going to say

Those Israelis don't know what's good for them.

Of course, these same bozos couldn't find Israel on a map or identify even one of the wars Israel has fought since it was established in, well, they couldn't name the year either.

And, as others have observed, the fundies have no interest in Israel other than in its pivotal role in their rapture.

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Response to matt819 (Reply #12)

Sat Nov 3, 2012, 10:40 PM

15. And

 

They have no interest in creating a viable Palestinian state that would be responsible for itself. How Many Americans can pass a citizenship test required of immigrants? They certainly can't name the wars or discuss the British Mandate.

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Response to matt819 (Reply #12)

Sat Nov 3, 2012, 10:46 PM

18. Pretty sure Romney is more popular than Obama among most Israelis

This newspaper's endorsement notwithstanding.

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Response to Dalai_1 (Original post)

Sat Nov 3, 2012, 10:43 PM

16. Obama Is Good For Both Israel and Palestine.

 

This conflict has gone on too long. Time to bring both sides together (again) and that won't happen with a repute in office.

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Response to Dalai_1 (Original post)

Sat Nov 3, 2012, 10:44 PM

17. In what universe is Ha'aretz "Israel's top newspaper" ?

Itís important to remember that very few Israelis actually read Haaretz.

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Response to Dalai_1 (Original post)

Sat Nov 3, 2012, 10:51 PM

19. I'll take it, but not a huge surprise. Haaretz is a center-left publication.

It would be news if they endorsed Romney.

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Response to Dalai_1 (Original post)

Sat Nov 3, 2012, 10:53 PM

20. Obama is the best friend Israel ha had in the White House since Clinton.

 

Unlike the prior occupant of the White House, he supports Israel, not some political faction of Israel.

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