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Tue Dec 4, 2012, 09:16 AM

Rahm Emanual To Israel: "You've Screwed Yourselves"

In Israel, both the right and left wing of the Hebrew press asked why, after losing the U.N. vote 138 to 9, an Israeli government would announce a move sure to further its international isolation. (Technically, the way Palestine is run hasn’t changed because of the vote; the Palestinian Authority simply has a different status — which happens to have the word state in it — within the international organization, with a few new legal prerogatives.) In Ma’ariv, the conservative columnist Ben-Dror Yemini called Netanyahu’s move “Pavlovian” and wrote, “Rather than thank the American administration for its amazing support on Thursday at the U.N. vote, the slap in the face came on Friday with the announcement of the construction of thousands of additional housing units.” In Yedioth Ahronoth, Nahum Barnea reported from the Saban Forum, a Washington, D.C., gathering of prominent Israeli and Americans in which the rules constrain attendees from saying who said what. The gist of a speech by a prominent American politician (identified in the same paper the next day as Obama’s former Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel) was: “You Israelis are ingrates. You’ve screwed yourselves.” Barnea’s conclusion: “Something bad has happened over the years to the production line in Israeli politics.”

Read more: http://world.time.com/2012/12/03/is-netanyahu-trying-to-make-the-two-state-option-an-impossibility/
via:
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/12/04/1167059/-gist-of-Rahm-Emmanuel-Israel-has-screwed-itself

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kpete Dec 2012 OP
peacebird Dec 2012 #1
Segami Dec 2012 #7
peacebird Dec 2012 #17
Segami Dec 2012 #18
Chemisse Dec 2012 #2
mucifer Dec 2012 #3
MinM Dec 2012 #21
sadbear Dec 2012 #4
Turborama Dec 2012 #8
Texas Lawyer Dec 2012 #12
sadbear Dec 2012 #13
leveymg Dec 2012 #5
Turborama Dec 2012 #6
Ken Burch Dec 2012 #20
RomneyLies Dec 2012 #9
Ken Burch Dec 2012 #10
Texas Lawyer Dec 2012 #11
Comrade_McKenzie Dec 2012 #14
Volaris Dec 2012 #15
hifiguy Dec 2012 #16
Junkdrawer Dec 2012 #19
sarcasmo Dec 2012 #22

Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 09:22 AM

1. Hell has indeed frozen over... I actually agree with something Rahmbo says.

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Response to peacebird (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 10:40 AM

7. These are strange, changing times! Expect the unexpected!




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Response to Segami (Reply #7)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 01:16 PM

17. Love that image! May I use it please?

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Response to peacebird (Reply #17)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 01:45 PM

18. I'm not the creator. I found it on Google Image.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 09:22 AM

2. Not to mention withholding the revenues from the Palestinians!

Which also happened the next day, and was unabashedly presented as a punishment for the statehood vote.

I hope the people of Israel will start to say no to this bullying. It only makes their enemies more steadfast, and it sure makes it hard to be a friend.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 09:47 AM

3. and Rahm's father is Israeli.

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Response to mucifer (Reply #3)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 09:02 AM

21. Rahm served in the IDF too...

So he's earned the right to set Netanyahu straight when he sees fit.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 09:50 AM

4. I'm pretty sure Rahm didn't say "screwed".

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Response to sadbear (Reply #4)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 10:41 AM

8. Srewn?

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Response to sadbear (Reply #4)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 11:13 AM

12. He didn't, but the article headline certainly implies that he did.

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Response to Texas Lawyer (Reply #12)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 11:22 AM

13. That makes sense.

I know Rahm has certain "preferred" words in his lexicon.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 10:32 AM

5. Some of this have been saying this for years and years. Welcome to the tent, Rahm. eom

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 10:40 AM

6. Is the Saban Forum an AIPAC thing?

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Response to Turborama (Reply #6)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 04:05 PM

20. It's more of a Mighty Morphin Power Rangers thing.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 10:43 AM

9. He's right, they HAVE screwed themselves

 

Those settlements are a red line. Crossing that line will end any and all international support for Israel.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 10:45 AM

10. To repurpose an old LBJ observation about Walter Cronkite...

If they've lost Rahm, they've lost the country.



Hopefully, Israeli voters will do the sane thing and vote Netanyahu's pro-war, pro-injustice government out of power this January. It's never too late to do the right thing.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 11:12 AM

11. I dislike when articles (and this is a criticism of the article, not the post) put information in

quotation marks in a context that implies authorship for the quote (and the headline of the article implies that Rahm Emanual said "You've Screwed Yourselves" about Israel).

With that said, Netanyahu has got to go and he has screwed Israel (but he's screwed Palestine a thousand times worse than he's screwed Israel).

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 11:27 AM

14. Aw, shucks... do I really have something in common with Rahm? nt

 

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 11:29 AM

15. That last sentance about something bad happening in Israeli politics?

Yeah, that was people figuring out that if Isreal maintains the status quo regarding Palestein (no sovereign State), by mid-century the Govt. in Tel Aviv will be running an aparthied state, and you don't get to DO that and still call yourself a modern, western, civilized, democratically-run Nation State. You DAMN sure won't get to call yourself a favored Ally of the United States after that happens.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 11:30 AM

16. The Israels right thinks it can do anything,

absolutely anything, and the US will stand behind it. I have little doubt that if Palestinian civilians were put up against the wall and machine-gunned that the US government would find a way to excuse it while issuing a "sharply worded protest" like the cop in the Python sketch who said "Halt!! Or I will say 'halt' again."

The Israeli right is as nauseatingly hypocritical and authoritarian as the American right.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 01:57 PM

19. How? Netanyahu’s killed the "Two State Solution".

The only foreign aid in Jeopardy is to the Palestinian authority.

Seems like a logical move to me. Now, if the US isolated Israel by abstaining on a few key votes in the Security Council.....

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 09:07 AM

22. Kick!

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