BuzzFeed reports: Progressive former Congressman Dennis Kucinich said Sunday that the Obama Administration’s Libyan policy was to blame for the Sept. 11 terrorist attack on the American consulate in Benghazi. The Congressman argued before leaving Congress after losing the his primary for his newly drawn Congressional district in Ohio that American intervention in Libya was a mistake.
Kucinich argued the Obama Administration initially said it was a protest because of what he called “the failure of the Benghazi policy” as well as the upcoming election last November.Read more »
Per Pew Research Survey: President Obama’s ratings have improved markedly in Israel, since Jerusalem visit. 61% of Israelis express confidence in the American president to do the right thing regarding world affairs, up from 49% in 2011. In the Palestinian territories, just 15% have confidence in Obama, while 82% have little or no confidence in him.
Opinions of Obama are far more positive among Jews than among Arabs. More than six-in-ten (64%) Jews express confidence in the American president, compared with about half (48%) of Arabs.
A few minutes after the tweet was sent, Twitter suspended the account. The AP said via an additional Twitter account that its official Twitter account had been suspended following a hack and said it was working to correct the issue.
But for that split second, the stock market reacted to the tweet and dropped over 100 points.
On Netanyahu’s official Facebook page, the Prime Minister’s Office has posted logos designed by three graphic artists for the occasion. The logo that receives the most “likes” will appear on signs, flags and official documents. Voting is open until Tuesday at 4 P.M. Get out and vote.
Obama, who will land in Israel on the afternoon of Wednesday, March 20, will be here for a total of 48 hours – 43 in Jerusalem and another five in Ramallah. “We thought at first we would show Obama other parts of the country and not just Jerusalem and the center,” National Security Adviser Ya’akov Amidror said at Sunday’s weekly cabinet meeting. “We thought we would take him to the Kinneret or Masada, but in the end there simply won’t be time,” he said.Read more »
Netanyahu says he and US president agreed to discuss three main issues: Iran’s nuclear program, Syrian civil war and attempts to advance peace process
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said at Sunday’s weekly cabinet meeting that he welcomes US President Barack Obama’s intention to visit Israel this spring and noted he will discuss with him issues pertaining to Iran, Syria and the Palestinians.Read more »
Steve Sheldon writes at Clashdaily.com: The recently released photograph of President Obama reportedly “Taken at Camp David – the Maryland presidential retreat – on August 4, 2012, his 51st birthday,” is a complete fake.
As a lifelong shotgunner I immediately smelled a rat. Nothing in the photo looks right and upon closer examination, it is a complete fraud.
One need go no further than examining the ports on the shotgun. Ports are tiny holes sometimes drilled near the muzzle (the business end of the gun) to release energy and reduce recoil. They serve as a pressure release valve of sorts. One will immediately notice that there is smoke coming from the right side of the gun in the photo as well as out the front. The only problem is that there is no smoke coming from the ports on the left side of the gun, clearly seen in the photo suggesting that the smoke was doctored into the photo.Read more »
BibiFeed reports: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu responded to US President Barack Obama’s criticism of his policies which lead, according to Obama, to Israel’s near-total isolation. “Everyone understands that only Israeli citizens will decide the true representative of Israel’s interests,” the prime minister said during a visit at the Gaza border.
“Over the last four years we have withstood enormous pressures: They wanted us to restrain our efforts on the Iran issue, to withdraw to the 1967 lines, to divide Jerusalem and cease construction in it. We have held back those pressures,” Netanyahu added.
President Obama appears to be backing away from his often-stated claim – a cornerstone of his 2012 campaign – that “al Qaeda is on the path to defeat.”
In a subtle but important shift three days ago during remarks nominating Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) to be Secretary of State, Obama revised the assertion, stipulating that “the al Qaeda core is on the path to defeat.”Read more »
The Israel Project Nov. pre and post election poll: A significant majority of Americans are concerned about the rise of the Islamist government of Mohammed Morsi in Egypt, and nearly two-thirds of U.S. voters favor cutting aid to Egypt if the country abrogates its peace agreement with Israel, according to a recent poll (Charts) conducted by Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research on behalf of The Israel Project.
The upheaval in the Middle East known as “The Arab Spring,” has coincided with a significant jump in the percentage of American support for Israel, which is up by eight points during the past year, to 68 percent.Read more »
Haaretz Reports: President Barack Obama called Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Sunday and urged him not to seek non-state membership at the United Nations General Assembly later this month.
Abbas’ spokesman, Nabil Abu Rudeina, said that the Palestinian president stressed to Obama that he plans on appealing to the United Nations due to Israel’s continued settlement construction, the stalemate in peace talks, and settler attacks on Palestinian residents of the West Bank.
Israel - A Channel 10 survey conducted following President Obama’s win indicates that most Israelis are disappointed (37%) or indifferent (37%) to the reelection of Obama as President of the United States, while only 25% expressed satisfaction.
JTA Reports: The book, which the two men will resume writing after Tuesday’s presidential election, is “a book of two friends,” Wiesel, a Nobel laureate, told Haaretz.
Haaretz reported that Wiesel and Obama became friends in 2009 when Wiesel joined Obama on a visit to the site of the Buchenwald concentration camp, where Wiesel was interned at the end of World War II following a death march from Auschwitz.
“We talk about philosophy, contemplation, thought, but never about politics. He is a thinking person, a person with depth and intellectual curiosity,” Wiesel said about the dinners that the two occasionally have together.
Obama for America released a new video endorsement from former New York City Mayor Ed Koch. Mayor Koch is proud to cast his vote for Barack Obama because of the President’s unbreakable support for Israel and because he has, time and time again, proven himself to be a true friend of the Jewish state. As Mayor Koch says, “I’m confident President Obama will continue his unambiguous commitment to the Jewish state in his second term, building on his record of leadership by preventing Iran from developing a nuclear weapon and funding the Iron Dome missile defense system that is saving Israeli lives. [PRESS RELEASE]