January 17, 2013—SnyderTalk Editorial: Israeli Leaders Must Choose Their Own Course

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Israeli Leaders Must Choose Their Own Course

Our president isn’t satisfied proving that he has difficulty running one country.  Now he wants to run two: the U.S. and Israel.  Jeffrey Goldberg reports that President Obama told close confidants that “Israel does not know what its own best interests are,” as if he does, of course.

The Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg, writing in Bloomberg View, has revealed that U.S. President Barack Obama said repeatedly recently that Israel does not know what its own best interests are.

When informed about the Israeli decision to approve construction plans in the E1 area, “Obama, who has a famously contentious relationship with the prime minister, didn’t even bother getting angry,” wrote Goldberg. “He told several people that this sort of behavior on Netanyahu’s part is what he has come to expect, and he suggested that he has become inured to what he sees as self-defeating policies of his Israeli counterpart.

The leader of Israel’s rapidly shrinking left, Tzipi Livni, jumped at the opportunity to lampoon Israel’s Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu:

“Everybody who has not yet awakened, everyone who still thinks things will be fine — got up this morning to very sharp and clear statements by the U.S. President who said that the Israeli Prime Minister is leading the State of Israel towards severe isolation.”

Livni must be disheartened by her dwindling political support in her never-ending quest to become prime minister.  That helps to explain her strident call for support using Obama’s kneejerk opinion as backing for her position.  In Israel today, that’s like leaning against a dry reed for support.  It won’t help you, and it may hurt you.

The E1 controversy is very easy to assess when you reduce it to the essential question: does Israel have the right to build in its capital, Jerusalem.  The answer is “yes.”  Israel has as much right to build in Jerusalem as the U.S. has to build in Washington and its suburbs.  That fact wasn’t in dispute even among Palestinians until recently proving yet again that there can be no peace between Israel and the Palestinians because there will always be another issue down the road that Palestinians can use to rally support from useful idiots around the world.

Unfortunately, one of those useful idiots has been re-elected to serve a second term as president of the United States and another one desperately wants to become Israel’s prime minister.  For four more years, that’s a reality with which Israeli leaders must contend.

Prime Minister Netanyahu is right to proceed with development in Jerusalem even if it stimulates confrontation with President Obama.  In the end, Israeli leaders must set their own course, and the man at the helm in Israel doesn’t temporarily reside in Washington, D.C.

Along a related vein, it won’t be too much longer before the world appreciates the implications of the U.S. spending itself into oblivion.  The almighty dollar is strong now relative to other currencies primarily because of people’s perceptions about what the dollar used to be, but that will change.  Eventually, understanding about the new reality will take hold broadly, and when it does, the Israeli people will be delighted that Netanyahu chose to ignore Obama and Livni and do what’s in Israel’s true best interest.

This SnyderTalk editorial first appeared in American Thinker.



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Ezekiel 41: 21-26

The doorposts of the nave were square; as for the front of the sanctuary, the appearance of one doorpost was like that of the other. The altar was of wood, three cubits high and its length two cubits; its corners, its base and its sides were of wood. And he said to me, “This is the table that is before Yahweh.”  The nave and the sanctuary each had a double door.  Each of the doors had two leaves, two swinging leaves; two leaves for one door and two leaves for the other.  Also there were carved on them, on the doors of the nave, cherubim and palm trees like those carved on the walls; and there was a threshold of wood on the front of the porch outside.  There were latticed windows and palm trees on one side and on the other, on the sides of the porch; thus were the side chambers of the house and the thresholds.


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  • God also said to Moses, “Say to the Israelites, ‘Yahweh, the God of your fathers—the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob—has sent me to you.’ This [Yahweh] is my name forever, the name by which I am to be remembered from generation to generation.” (Exodus 3: 15)
  • “Therefore behold, I am going to make them know—this time I will make them know My power and My might; and they shall know that My name is Yahweh.” (Jeremiah 16: 21)
  • “Behold, the days are coming,” declares Yahweh, “when I will raise up for David a righteous Branch; and He will reign as king and act wisely and do justice and righteousness in the land.  In His days Judah will be saved, and Israel will dwell securely; and this is His name by which He will be called, ‘Yahweh our righteousness.’” (Jeremiah 23: 5-6)
  • Yeshua said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was born, I am.” (John 8: 58)


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Hosea 4: 6

My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.


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9--Jerusalem Post


Netanyahu hits back at Obama: I know what’s best for Israel

Likud accuses Obama of ‘interference’ in elections

Court convicts ‘Jewish Terrorist’ of murder

Israel to UN: Stop Syrian WMD transfer to Hezbollah

Court rules to allow removal of Palestinian E1 tents

Israel publishes tenders for 198 new settler homes



10--Arutz Sheva


Netanyahu to Obama: Only Israel Knows Its Own Best Interests

Israelis Safe After Road Terror in Gush Etzion 

50 Arabs Attack Rachel’s Tomb

Full-Page Ad in New York Times Asks: ‘Who is Chuck Hagel?’

Israelis Safe After Road Terror in Gush Etzion 



11--Israel Hayom


Netanyahu aides: Obama meddling in Israeli elections

‘Netanyahu government invested hugely in settlement construction’

Ayalon: Israelis won’t need visas for US within two years

Amidror: Palestinian Authority behind establishing E1 outpost

Dozens killed in blasts at Syria university



12--Other News


Iran may hang US pastor

‘Jew’ becomes ‘cool’ in Holland?

White House Condemns Morsi’s Anti-Semitic Remarks, Calls for His Affirmation of Respect for all Faiths

Schumer Tells Obama He’ll Back Hagel for Secretary of Defense

Donald Trump Endorses Netanyahu in New Video (VIDEO)

Abbas Endorses Nazi Supporter, Where is the Outrage? (VIDEO)

Islamists attack gas field in Algeria: 9 foreigners taken hostage

Iran says capable of jamming foes’ communication systems

Court orders Pakistan prime minister arrested

Germany pulls home gold from London and New York

NY passes first gun-control law since massacre

Harry Reid says assault weapons ban is doomed

Facebook unveils new service ‘Graph Search’





Mati Tuchfeld: Slandering Israel abroad— Is someone from home trying to help Obama to drive a wedge between Netanyahu and his “gangsters, messianists and medievalists?”

Dan Margalit: Obama’s timing no coincidence— A week before the Knesset election, U.S. President Barack Obama has given support to Israel’s opposition parties.

Josh Hasten: A View From The Hills: Mainstreaming annexation— While just several years ago annexing Judea and Samaria seemed liked an implausible, unrealistic, or even taboo suggestion, today the concept of establishing Jewish sovereignty over all of the land from the River to the Sea has grown into an entire movement.

Jonathan S. Tobin: U.S. Should Oppose EU Mideast Plan— The only real variable as far as the push to implement such a plan is the United States. While the Europeans have reportedly held off on putting forward their plan until after President Obama was safely elected and then inaugurated, the question remains as to whether the administration will put its weight behind it.

Pinchos Fridberg: Instead of Truth about the Holocaust – Myths about Saving Jews—Neither I nor my wife Anita are specialist researchers of the Holocaust. We are simply witnesses saved by a miracle. Until the last days of our lives we will consider the Righteous to be saints, the only ray of light in the darkest world of murderers and collaborators…

Andrew McCarthy: Egypt’s Predictable Unraveling – The brothers are playing for keeps—As Egypt under the heel of Mohamed Morsi unravels, here’s the late-breaking news: The Muslim Brotherhood is the enemy of democracy. This has always been obvious to anyone who took the time to look into it. Nevertheless, it has not been an easy point to make lo these many years. Even as the Justice Department proved beyond any doubt in court that the Brotherhood’s major goal in America and Europe – its self-professed “grand jihad” – is “eliminating and destroying Western civilization,” to have the temerity to point this out is to be smeared as an “Islamophobe.” That’s the Islamophilic Left’s code for “racist.”

Frank Gaffney, Jr.: A World Without America— Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has repeatedly declared that “a world without America is not only desirable, it is achievable.” While that sentiment won’t be embraced in President Obama’s inaugural address next week, all other things being equal, it seems likely to be the practical effect of his second term.

Janet Levy: Über-Stealth Jihad in America—Islamist subversives have laid roots in many American institutions, including the ACLU and even the Tea Party. What can be done?

Mike McNally: Meddling: White House Wants Britain To Stay in European Union—With a second term safely under his belt, President Obama appears to believe he has the political capital to meddle in the affairs of other Western nations. Philip Gordon, Obama’s point man on European affairs, has sparked outrage in Britain by publicly voicing concern over the prospect of Britain leaving the European Union. Gordon’s intervention appears carefully timed.

Barry Rubin: Understanding Israel’s January 22 Election—The Israeli election set for January 22 and the coverage thereof are very strange in several respects. It is a contest in which his opponents seek to beat centrist Prime Minister Benjamin (“Bibi”) Netanyahu, of the Likud party, in a remarkably inept manner, and in which international understanding of the issues is at the low level we’ve become used to seeing.

Andrew Klavan: What We Talk About When We Talk About Guns—In the Second Amendment, the founding fathers sought to protect us against any Rubicon-crossing by granting Americans the right to bear their own arms and form home militias. We own guns, in other words, to defend ourselves from the possibility of government tyranny. It is part of our foundational contract with the American state.

William A. Levinson: Why Does the Anti-Gun Camp Need to Lie?—The rampant dishonesty among opponents of the Second Amendment is striking. It must be exposed, again and again.

Michael Geer: The ‘Assault Weapon’ Con—Look, this is serious. An enemy’s main goal is to put his mind in you. When you accept the lexicon of the opposition, they’ve won.

Silvio Canto, Jr.: The ‘Second Term Obama’ would rather fight than govern—Picking fights with the GOP to distract from his failings as president.

Russell Cook: The spreading scandal at the EPA—A potentially major scandal is unfolding at the EPA, as the agency’s former head, Lisa Jackson, has been discovered to have used an email account under an alias for communication within her agency, evidently to avoid disclosure when FOIA requests ask to see her communications sent under her genuine name.



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