Fear not Israel, Fear not! A Cub of Lion You are and if the Lion will Roar who would not fear?!
Jennifer Rubin, Contentions: Israelis Rally Around Bibi
A recent poll shows that clear majorities of Israelis support Netanyahu (53%), and are dissatisfied with Obama (71%):
None of this should come as a shock. Only a neophyte — or a narcissist — would believe that by savaging the Jewish state, increasing the sense that America will not stand with the Jewish state, snubbing its prime minister, and threatening the nation that endured the Goldstone Report with another international kangaroo court could he induce the Israeli people to side with an American president over their own government. It’s something political hacks and bullies — from Chicago, maybe — would come up with, not anyone who knows Israel, its internal politics, and the Middle East more generally.
Jeez, is that what’s been going on, here?
Ed Morrissey, Hot Air:Boehner: Obama has “coddled our enemies and pushed our friends aside”
You know who else thinks the Gaza blockade should stay in place? Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas — and Egypt.
You can watch Steny Hoyer “debate” Boehner by entirely agreeing with him, at Hot Air.
Closing quote from Ed:
If everyone agrees that the naval blockade should remain in place, and everyone saw the violent reaction aboard the Mave Marmara when Israel enforced it, then what’s the problem? Why isn’t the Obama administration telling Turkey and other Hamas apologists to pound sand? Obama has managed to brilliantly position himself slightly to the extreme side of the Palestinian Authority. This must be what Obama meant by “smart power.”
And another thing…
Should I mention this report from Israel Today? I’m not sure how reliable Israel Today is, and the report hasn’t been verified by an independent source like MEMRI, but…..Doug Ross has all the particulars if you’re interested – take with grain of salt, until corroborated, okay?:
The thing is…it sounds like something he would actually say….
Remember this infamous example of Obama hubris: Obama: ‘the big difference here and in ’94 was you’ve got me.’
Berry recounted meetings with White House officials, reminiscent of some during the Clinton days, where he and others urged them not to force Blue Dogs “off into that swamp” of supporting bills that would be unpopular with voters back home.
“I’ve been doing that with this White House, and they just don’t seem to give it any credibility at all,” Berry said. “They just kept telling us how good it was going to be. The president himself, when that was brought up in one group, said, ‘Well, the big difference here and in ’94 was you’ve got me.’ We’re going to see how much difference that makes now.
Atlas Shrugs, (as you can imagine!) is all over the story, too: “I am a Muslim,” Obama Tells Egyptian Foreign Minister Gheit Islamic Coup on the White House
Linked by Michelle Malkin, Buzzworthy, thanks!