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Friday, March 22, 2013

Who Are you Going to Believe,Fox or Your Lying Eyes?

הענקת אות "עיטור הנשיא" לאובמה (צילום: גיל יוחנן)

Doing the last presidential election President Obama was portrayed by the right as being an enemy of Israel because of his disagreements with Prime Minister Netanyahu about pursing military action to prevent Iran from making a nuclear weapon. Remember how the right was outraged because the president did not invite Netanyahu to the White House while he was attending a United Nations meeting?

President Obama spoke, frankly, to an auditorium full of youthful Israelis about Israel’s right to exist and how it was equally right for a young Palestinian to walk freely on the West Bank without being harassed by an Israeli soldier. The president received a standing ovation from the crowd but he would be booed if he said those same words before Congress.

After the speech President, Peres said, "I was moved by the way in which you spoke to the hearts of the young Israelis. Our youngsters, in times of need, are always willing to stand up and defend their country. Today, you have seen how much the same young people long for peace." It was then that Peres presented Obama with Israel's highest civic award – the Presidential Medal of Distinction. He became the first sitting U.S. president to receive the honor.

CNN and MSNBC covered the president receiving the prestigious award from our strongest ally in the Middle East while Fox viewers were watching  the 2010 Health Care Law legislation third year anniversary remarks.Then Fox broke to a commercial reminding their viewers to see Sean Hannity’s special about Obama being the enemy of Israel.

The president gave a remarkable speech because it took courage to say the words that needed to be said but has been avoided  by American presidents for fear of alienating either side.

1 comment:

Mike said...

Syndicated columnist Sandra Brown (this morning's Advocate) may try to convince you that that Obama is not trustworthy in Israel eyes and she'll have some poll results to back up her claim (now they like those poll results) but she won't come back and tell you that the trip was very successful by any standard.

Sandra Brown hopes you won't pick up a copy of the NYT because you might read this.

" JERUSALEM — Under persistent prodding from President Obama, Israel and Turkey resolved a bitter three-year dispute on Friday with a diplomatic thaw that will help a fragile region confront Syria’s civil war, while handing the president a solid accomplishment as he closed out his visit to the Middle East.

The breakthrough took place in the most improbable of surroundings: a trailer parked on the tarmac of Ben-Gurion International Airport. Moments before Mr. Obama left for Jordan, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu telephoned the Turkish prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and apologized for deadly errors in Israel’s 2010 raid on a Turkish ship that was trying to bring aid to Palestinians in Gaza. "

Oh what a tangled web we weave,when we practice to deceive.