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Sat Nov 1, 2014, 08:28 PM

Leading US Jewish Publication Questions Netanyahu’s Grasp On Reality

it’s fair to ask just who is more detached from reality these days, the president of the U.S. and leader of the free world, or the leader of a small country almost totally dependent on American support?



http://www.haaretz.com/daily-cartoon/.premium-1.623521?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter




......one of the leading Jewish publications in the US, The New York Jewish Week, has questioned Prime Minister Netanyahu’s grasp on reality after he dismissed critics of his blatantly illegal plan to build 1,000 new units in the Arab section of Jerusalem as “detached from reality.” Rather than the critics, the Jewish Week argues, it is Netanyahu who needs a reality check as he is recklessly jeopardizing Israel’s most important alliance in the world.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced plans to build more than 1,000 new units in Jerusalem neighborhoods beyond the Green Line, fully aware of the negative response it would receive in America and in the international community. And it did, with the State Department calling the plans “incompatible with the pursuit of peace.”… Netanyahu responded by saying that Israel will “continue to build in our eternal capital,” adding: “I heard the claim that our building in Jewish neighborhoods in Jerusalem makes peace more distant, but it is the criticism itself that makes peace more distant.” He said the criticism feeds the Palestinians’ false hopes and is “detached from reality.”

But it’s fair to ask just who is more detached from reality these days, the president of the U.S. and leader of the free world, or the leader of a small country almost totally dependent on American support? (It’s not so much the $3 billion a year in U.S. aid that counts as much as its support at the UN and in countless other ways that would be felt should the relationship continue to erode.)



http://www.thejewishweek.com/editorial-opinion/editorial/bibi-takes-world
http://news.firedoglake.com/2014/10/31/leading-us-jewish-publication-questions-netanyahus-grasp-on-reality/

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kpete Nov 2014 OP
elleng Nov 2014 #1
BillZBubb Nov 2014 #2
Douglas Carpenter Nov 2014 #3
malaise Nov 2014 #4
Douglas Carpenter Nov 2014 #5
malaise Nov 2014 #6
Skidmore Nov 2014 #7
malaise Nov 2014 #8

Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Nov 1, 2014, 08:33 PM

1. Good

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Nov 1, 2014, 11:10 PM

2. The reality is Netanyahu knows he can do whatever he wants.

The US will always provide aid and cover. America is his lapdog.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Nov 2, 2014, 01:55 AM

3. whatever hints and grumbling might occasionally come from the State Department or even the White

House regardless who is President - Regardless how big the Democratic majority or how liberal a majority - When all is done and said - American politicians will not be disobedient or insubordinate to the Israel State and its lobby.

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Response to Douglas Carpenter (Reply #3)

Sun Nov 2, 2014, 05:15 AM

4. I think the times are changing

Bibi is a despicable mendicant

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Response to malaise (Reply #4)

Sun Nov 2, 2014, 05:49 AM

5. eventually it will probably change - Israeli intransigence and rejectionism

is trying the patience of many of Israel's supporters in America - The demographics insure that no peace camp will be electable within Israel for the foreseeable future - This will further alienate the left leaning American Jewish community from a state that was once treated as untouchable by that demographic. While the wider demographics of "greater Israel" insure that soon we will see a Jewish minority maintaining apartheid privilege over the subjugated indigenous majority - This in time will make the Jewish and democratic state nonviable which like in South Africa will finally drive them to the negotiating table because they will have no choice.

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Response to Douglas Carpenter (Reply #5)

Sun Nov 2, 2014, 07:01 AM

6. Jimmy Carter has already called it what it is

apartheid. Sadly American complicity is responsible for this mess.

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Response to malaise (Reply #4)

Sun Nov 2, 2014, 07:46 AM

7. I think he is counting on a

resurgence of Republican warhawks here backed by fundamentalist endtimets.

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Response to Skidmore (Reply #7)

Sun Nov 2, 2014, 08:01 AM

8. Very likely

but they had hopes back in 2012 as well.

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