“This whole talk about impeachment is coming from the president’s own staff and coming from Democrats on Capitol Hill. Why? Because they’re trying to rally their people to give money and to show up in this year’s election,” Boehner said at a news conference.
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A similar poll published earlier this month by Gallup showed President Obama’s approval rating among Jewish American voters at 55 percent, a significant drop of 22 percentage points from the 77% at the start of his presidency. Disapproval of Obama among Jews stood at 41 percent.
Based on a transcript of the conversation, obtained by Israel’s channel 1, Obama “behaved in a rude, condescending and hostile manner,” the network’s foreign correspondent concluded.
“I am grateful that Rabbi Saperstein has chosen to dedicate his talent to serving the American people at this important time for our country. I look forward to working with him in the months and years ahead,” President Obama said in a statement.
Appearing on CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) was asked if it’s bad optics for the president to attend fundraisers while part of the world is in turmoil.
“The president’s leadership has been very strong,’ Pelosi told Candy Crowley, not directly addressing the fundraising.
The president responded that the decision by the FAA to ban US airlines from operating to and from Israel’s Ben Gurion airport wasn’t for political reasons.
“Any cease fire should create a situation in which Israeli citizens no longer face the threat of brazen terrorist attacks,” said the senators. “Israeli citizens have faced over 1800 rocket launches from Hamas since June. While Iron Dome has saved countless lives, over five million Israelis live in fear of incoming rockets fired indiscriminately from Gaza. Twenty-eight tunnels have been discovered by the IDF since the ground operation in Gaza began. Israel has an absolute right to defend its citizens and ensure the survival of the State of Israel.
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on Wednesday questioned the FAA’s decision to ban flights to Israel on behalf of the Obama Administration while, at the same time, announcing continuing aid that will be funneled to Hamas.
“Aiding Hamas while simultaneously isolating Israel does two things. One, it helps our enemy. Two, it hurts our ally,” said Sen. Cruz.
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Tuesday he has stopped talking to US President Barack Obama on the phone, amid growing strains between Ankara and Washington over Syria and the Gaza conflict, the AFP reports.
“In the past, I was calling him (Obama) directly. Because I can’t get the expected results on Syria, our foreign ministers are now talking to each other,” Erdogan said in a live interview on pro-government ATV channel late Monday. “And I have talked to (US Vice President Joe) Biden. He calls me and I call him.”
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is “an austere figure but I have to tell you knowing something about internal workings of Iran, he’s all powerful,” Giuliani told radio
Following Sarah Palin’s call for Obama’s impeachment in a column published on Breitbart.com Tuesday, many looked at her like a lone wolf in the Republican Party, but a new poll shows she has the backing of a Republican majority.
In a new Huffington Post/YouGov poll, two-thirds of the republican party think Obama should be impeached, while one-third of Americans think so too.
On Ukraine, the White House says the leaders agreed Russia has not made progress complying with steps to calm the situation. They agreed Western nations should impose deeper costs on Russia if it “does not take immediate steps toward de-escalation.”
Speaking to reporters during a meeting of the National Governors Association, Christie said Obama has not spoken firmly and forcefully on Israel’s behalf and that the country no longer trusts it has the full support of the United States because of him.
President Barack Obama’s approval rating among Jewish American voters has dropped to 55 percent, a significant drop of 22 percentage points from the 77% at the start of his presidency, a new poll, conducted by Gallup and published on Friday, shows. Disapproval of Obama among Jews stood at 41 percent.
In contrary, a whopping majority of 72 percent of U.S. Muslims approved of the job President Obama was doing as president during the first six months of 2014, higher than any other U.S. religious group Gallup tracks. Mormons were least approving, at 18%.
The President offered his mediation of a ceasefire that would end Operation Protective Edge and push off the next round of rockets flying over Israel for another time.
Fresh off his recent trip to Israel, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee attacked President Obama for appearing at fundraisers when he should be dispatching the defense secretary and the secretary of state to Israel.
Huckabee, a former Republican presidential primary candidate, said Obama must also make a public statement that the U.S. fully supports Israel since “Hamas is nothing more than a puppet of Iran.”
(AP) — On Tuesday, President Barack Obama’s continuing quest to break free from the constraints of the White House brought him to a crowded pizza restaurant, a pool bar and face-to-face with a man wearing a horse head mask.
Shortly after arriving in Denver, Obama headed to the Wazee Supper Club for dinner with local residents who had recently written him letters. It was a carefully orchestrated event aimed at projecting an image of the president connecting with real Americans.
The Obama administration’s official anti-Semitism monitor has taken on the responsibility of defending circumcision (bris milah) in Europe, where it has been under increasing legislative attack, JTA reported.
The right to perform the classic Jewish practice on newborn babies has become a top priority for Ira Forman, the State Department’s special envoy to monitor and combat anti-Semitism. Forman has been warning European governments that actions to ban ritual circumcision could result in the disappearance of their countries’ Jewish communities.
Outgoing Israeli President Shimon Peres, fresh off a farewell visit to the United State, is seeking to assure the Israeli public that President Obama is one of Israel’s best friends, despite rocky relationship with prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
“Don’t judge President Obama by images, judge him by the facts,” urged Peres, during a speech at the annual 4th of July ceremony hosted by the US Embassy in Tel Aviv. “In fact, he’s one of the greats friends Israel has ever had. A man who answered all our defensive calls.”
In an antagonistic oped for the National Journal, Republican Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky is addressing the Obama administration for its response to the abduction and killing of the three Israeli teenagers.
Paul is questioning Obama for calling on Israel to ‘refrain’ from responding to the abduction with violence. Obama asked “all parties to refrain from steps that could further destabilize the situation,” in an official WH statement.
At a hastily scheduled Rose Garden appearance, Obama said the top House Republican — Speaker John Boehner — told him last week that the chamber’s GOP majority will continue blocking a vote on a Senate-passed immigration bill.
The president further warned that “battle-hardened” Europeans who embrace jihad in Syria and Iraq threaten the United States because their passports mean they can enter the country without a visa.
President Shimon Peres is serving as President Barack Obama’s main advocate in his final visit to Washington as Israel’s president. In an interview with Channel 10 News, Peres argued that the U.S. president has done a lot for Israel.
“What has he not done for Israel that we asked them to do?” Peres said. “He vetoed UN condemnations of Israel, did things that I do not know that anyone else would have done.”