Israel Puts Obama On ‘Ignore’ — Will Continue Jewish Housing Project

I say, good for you, Israel!  Obama is an antisemitic, Muzzie-hugging bastard, anyway.  You will do well to continue to just ignore his little Caesar-esque whining and just go about the business of attending to Israel’s needs.

We will be getting rid of Obama in a couple of years—or, less—so, hang in there, Israel.

Israel defies Obama over Jerusalem settlements

March 23, 2010 –

Israel will defy American pressure to halt the construction of controversial Jewish housing in Arab east Jerusalem, when President Obama meets Binyamin Netanyahu, Israel’s Prime Minister, in the White House today.

Fresh from his historic victory to reform American healthcare, the US leader is to be confronted, within hours, with a foreign policy crisis. This time Mr Obama must resolve the worst breakdown in relations in decades between America and its closest regional ally, Israel, and try to get the Arab-Israeli peace process moving again.

But any hopes of a compromise were dashed yesterday when Nir Barkat, the Mayor of Jerusalem, insisted that Jewish settlements would go ahead in spite of US objections.

Mr Barkat said that Israel had not intended to insult America, when it announced a 1,600-home plan in Ramat Shlomo during a peace mission by Joe Biden, the US Vice-President, earlier this month. He remained adamant that the project would go ahead.

“I do not think anybody intended, naturally, to try to insult,” he said in an interview at the Israeli Embassy in London. “But let us not get mixed up. Planning in the city of Jerusalem has to, should and will continue. We want to be sensitive to the American Administration but I want to make sure people realise there is no [housing] freeze in the city of Jerusalem.”

The former paratrooper added that not only would the development proceed, but that there were plans for another housing project in east Jerusalem. The “King’s Garden” project in the flashpoint Arab area of Silwan, the scene of regular disturbances beween Palestinians and Jewish settlers, envisages the demolition of 80 Palestinian homes to make way for a park.

The status of the holy city is supposed to be negotiated as part of a final settlement between Israel and the Palestinians, who want the Arab side of the city to become the future capital of their state. Mr Barkat said that Jerusalem would remain the capital of the Jewish state. It is believed that Israel may be prepared to hold off for a matter of weeks to enable talks to resume with the Palestinians, but has ruled out a permanent freeze.

He was strongly backed last night by Mr Netanyahu, who offered an uncompromising defence of Israeli construction plans in east Jerusalem. “The connection between the Jewish people and Jerusalem cannot be denied,” he told a conference in Washington. “The Jewish people were building Jerusalem 3,000 years ago and they are building Jerusalem today.”

He said that the city was “not a settlement – it’s our capital” and added that nearly half its Jewish population lived beyond the 1949 armistice line in what is considered east Jerusalem. “Everybody knows that these neighbourhoods will be part of Israel in any settlement,” he said. “Therefore building in them in no way precludes a two-state solution.”

Mr Netanyahu was speaking to more than half the members of Congress at a dinner hosted by America’s most prominent pro-Israel lobby.

His remarks, and those of Mr Barkat, were in sharp contrast to the views expressed by Hillary Clinton, the US Secretary of State, yesterday in an address to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, the powerful Israel lobby meeting in Washington. She said: “New construction in east Jerusalem or the West Bank undermines mutual trust and endangers the proximity talks that are the first step toward the full negotiations that both sides want and need,” she said.

Mr Barkat said that the city was planning 50,000 apartments, two thirds for Jewish neighbourhoods and a third for Arabs, in proportion to the existing size of the two communities.

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11 Comments on “Israel Puts Obama On ‘Ignore’ — Will Continue Jewish Housing Project”

  1. Leatherneck Says:

    America should pressure the terrorist group Hamas to stop shooting rockets, and doing drive bye’s.

    That way, America will not be cursed by G-d the Father.

    • Oh, no. It’s much easier to blame everything on Israel than it is to actually help Israel wipe out the terrorists.

      Yeah, war never solved anything…. Well, except for that whole Hitler thing… Or, slavery… Or, British atrocities against the American colonies…


  2. tgusa Says:

    Looks like the Israeli’s are not so stupid as to place their hopes for change with Uncle Adolph, formerly known as Uncle Sam.

  3. Mab Says:

    Israel has always relied solely on God — not on political allies or miracles or military strength. This is the essence of Israel.


    *Reality Check*

    “Please stop for a second and realize how things have gradually changed over the last 10 years or so.

    ·Is the “situation” in Israel, and Jerusalem in particular, becoming the main focus of the news?

    ·Is it really the cause of the problems that are blamed on it?

    ·Are there any “Solutions” (peace treaties) that would cure this that doesn’t involve the slow march of Jews into the sea (if you were being completely honest)?

    Things are being brought to a full boil. There is NOTHING we can do that would make the groups that are seeking our exit from this world happy, short of exiting from this world. How much more notice do you need to be given? Things are not going to cruise along for another few years. It’s time for you to decide. Essentially, where do you belong? The question was raised after the incident with the eigel. It is being raised again now. Are you for Hashem, or against?”

  4. Gramfan Says:

    It is clear that the entire West is out to de-legitimize Israel.This is a huge change from the 1960’s.

    Pamela Geller is correct calling Israel the canary in the coal mine.

    Islam is counting on this and the western ‘leaders’ are making it sooooo easy for them.

    I hope Israel sticks to it’s guns. They have no real friends in the global community.

    Islam has waged ‘diplomatic jihad’ on Israel for a long time.

    If you can, watch “Farewell Israel”. It’s an excellent doco recommended to me by Vlad Tepes.I am glad I bought it.

    I just hope it doesn’t happen. I keep in my mind the story of David and Goliath.

    • Mullah Lodabullah Says:

      Hi Gramfan! Eventually, and in the not too distant future by the looks of things, the world will gather against Israel with a view to destroying it
      (“Armageddon”). The world will lose.

    • Hey, Gramfan! Good to see you back on the net. We miss you.


      • Gramfan Says:

        Mullah Lodabullah,Doc,everyone,I miss all of you also.

        I hope you are both right.

        Doc – sent you and Ronin some emails – take your time.
        Was doing ok yesterday but not so much today,,oh well.

        Anyway, I did catch Beck today and in case anyone doesn’t get cable there’s a site that has his daily clips.In this case I hope Beck is wrong but I am not sure.

        Noticed on Debka that the “one” is really twisting Netanyahu’s arm – typical tyrant!

        • Yup, you’ll also notice that Obama didn’t allow the Press to photograph him and Netanyahu together. Very telling.

          RE – Beck: I don’t have cable anymore. Not that that’s a great loss, as our cable provider did NOT provide FOX News; just CNN.

          I am more than a little miffed that Murdoch shut down ALL the live streams of Glenn Beck. Oh, well. I guess is better than nothing. Thanks for the link.

          RE – Emails: I’ve been seriously neglecting my email duties as of late. The Viagra ads, “wealthy, dead relatives you never knew you had,” and “financial opportunities” from Nigeria have me cringing just thinking about the daily flood of SPAM. But, now I know I have something to look forward to, from you, so I’ll take a gander at my email.


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