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Wed Nov 21, 2012, 02:09 PM

Netanyahu Praises Obama, U.S. For Role In Brokering Cease-Fire

Netanyahu Praises Obama, U.S. For Role In Brokering Cease-Fire

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday praised the efforts of President Barack Obama for helping to broker a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas.

Netanyahu said Obama was steadfast in his support for Israel's right to defend itself as well as in the country's Iron Dome system, an Israeli air defense system which the prime minister said successfully intercepted most of the rockets aimed at the country from Gaza. He added that Obama pledged to help Israel prevent the smuggling of arms to terrorist groups — "the vast majority of which," according to Netanyahu, come from Iran.

“I have to say all this was done with the firm support on the part of the leaders of the international community. And I would like especially to thank President Barack Obama for his unreserved support for Israel’s actions in the operation and for Israel’s right to defend itself, as well as his support for the Iron Dome systems," Netanyahu said.

Netanyahu offered similar praise for the work of U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and expressed his "appreciation" for Egypt's role in the agreement. Netanyahu said that

http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/netanyahu-praises-obama-us-for-role-in-brokering



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Reply Netanyahu Praises Obama, U.S. For Role In Brokering Cease-Fire (Original post)
ProSense Nov 2012 OP
ProSense Nov 2012 #1
oldhippydude Nov 2012 #2
jaysunb Nov 2012 #3
Fire Walk With Me Nov 2012 #4
leveymg Nov 2012 #5
kelliekat44 Nov 2012 #6
oswaldactedalone Nov 2012 #7
Nonhlanhla Nov 2012 #10
Drunken Irishman Nov 2012 #8
Cha Nov 2012 #9
former-republican Nov 2012 #11
ProSense Nov 2012 #12
former-republican Nov 2012 #14
Taverner Nov 2012 #13

Response to ProSense (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 02:13 PM

1. WH statements:

Readout of the President’s Call to Prime Minister Netanyahu

President Obama spoke to Prime Minister Netanyahu today and reiterated his commitment to Israel’s security.

The President made clear that no country can be expected to tolerate rocket attacks against civilians.

The President expressed his appreciation for the Prime Minister’s efforts to work with the new Egyptian government to achieve a sustainable ceasefire and a more durable solution to this problem.

The President commended the Prime Minister for agreeing to the Egyptian ceasefire proposal – which the President recommended the Prime Minster do – while reiterating that Israel maintains the right to defend itself.

The President said that the United States would use the opportunity offered by a ceasefire to intensify efforts to help Israel address its security needs, especially the issue of the smuggling of weapons and explosives into Gaza.

The President said that he was committed to seeking additional funding for Iron Dome and other US-Israel missile defense programs.

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2012/11/21/readout-president-s-call-prime-minister-netanyahu


Obama Thanked Morsi For Role In Cease-Fire Negotiations

President Obama spoke with Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi Wednesday and thanked him for his role in the cease-fire negotiations between Israel and Hamas Wednesday.

From the White House press office:

President Obama spoke to President Morsi today. The President thanked President Morsi for his efforts to achieve a sustainable ceasefire and for his personal leadership in negotiating a ceasefire proposal. President Morsi expressed appreciation for President Obama’s efforts in this regard.

President Obama and President Morsi agreed on the importance of working toward a more durable solution to the situation in Gaza.

President Obama reaffirmed the close partnership between the United States and Egypt, and welcomed President Morsi's commitment to regional security.

http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/obama-thanked-morsi-for-role-in-cease-fire

I'm sure the OP title will cause some RW heads to explode.


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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 02:13 PM

2. i cant wait to see what Sheldon Adelson has to say to Bebe..n/t

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 02:18 PM

3. Too late for ass kissing, Bebe...

I could have told you Mitt wouldn't win.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 02:25 PM

4. Israel has just broken the cease-fire.

 

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 02:30 PM

5. This whole thing has been a political play by Bibi to hold onto power. We should not reward that.

Bad behavior all around. Increasing flow of U.S. dollars to Israeli defense contractors for Iron Dome did not buy proportional response this time, as was the intention behind providing U.S. funding for that system to begin with. That program has failed in the larger sense, and should be reconsidered along with the rest of U.S. military aid to Israel.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 02:39 PM

6. Is this an attempt to market "Iron Dome?" Create lots of jobs eventhough no one is attacking us.

I really think the bus bomb and the potential for a long drawn out ground conflict did more to get this deal through than anything else. Hats off to HRC. In no way do I mean to belittle her role in this nor the President's role. We never really know what goes on behind the scenes. Just glad it is over for now.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 02:45 PM

7. Obama gets praised by everyone around the world

with the exception of the bitter and ignorant 47% of Americans who rely on Rush Limbaugh, Sean Insanity, and Fake News to tell them what to think. These 47% pay little to no income tax, are dependent on the right wing entertainment complex, and believe they are victims who will not take personal responsibility for themselves. No American can convince them to take care of their lives.

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Response to oswaldactedalone (Reply #7)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 03:41 PM

10. Ha!

(To quote Chris Matthews.) Good one.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 03:02 PM

8. LOL & the head line on Yahoo!? Obama praises Netanyahu on Gaza cease-fire

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 03:34 PM

9. KNR

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 03:43 PM

11. Same song every time

 

This won't last 2 days

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Response to former-republican (Reply #11)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 04:03 PM

12. Well, that

"This won't last 2 days"

...gives me two days to enjoy the RW heads exploding.

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Response to ProSense (Reply #12)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 05:02 PM

14. yes it does

 



As glad as I am this cease fire happened.
I get sick of the U.S getting involved with this never ending problem.

If our country wasn't in such a mess right now.
I would like to see President Obama and Hillary be the main brokers in a two state deal.


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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 04:04 PM

13. Fuck. Bibi.

 

That's all I gotta say

Fuck Hamas too but the bigger fuck off goes to Bibi and his Likud Blackshirts

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