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Likud and Islamic Jihad Decry Election Results

Does this mean there can be peace?

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Israeli MK Danny Danon(Haaretz)

YNet is reporting that following comments made by members of Likud about the American election, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has stepped in ordered his fellow Likud ministers to refrain from saying negative things about President Obama. Negative things such as this:

Knesset Member Danny Danon was one of the first to express his disappointment with the election results, saying that Obama cannot be trusted. “The State of Israel will not surrender to Obama. We have no one to rely on but ourselves,” he argued.

Although to be fair, Danny Danon DOES chair the Knesset Committee on Aliyah, so maybe he was just making his sales pitch a little brusquely. A few other ministers made some similar remarks before Bibi put the kibosh on it, instructing them to coordinate all statements about the American election with him. In the context of the upcoming Israeli elections–for which it seems imperative that Netanyahu appear to have a good relationship with the United States–this is a smart move.

President Obama’s re-election also drew censure from the terrorist group Islamic Jihad:

“Nothing will change in Obama’s second term. In fact, I don’t think he will make any positive changes regarding the Palestinian people since his administration is supporting Israel with money and weapons against the Palestinians and Arabs,” said Khaled Al Batsh.

While Al Batsh has not yet been reprimanded for his statement by the Islamic Jihad PR Squad, this unfolding does bring about a potential opening for diplomacy. For starters, both Danon and Al Batsh oppose the two-state solution.

So if mutual disenchantment with President Obama’s re-election exists between Likud and Islamic Jihad, could that be enough common ground to bring about peace between Israelis and Palestinians?

Perhaps this was Obama’s plan all along.


Palestinians Not Optimistic About Obama
[Gulf News]
PM to Ministers: Don’t Talk about Obama [YNet]

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Poupic says:

Only a self hating Jew may see something nefarious in this: ““The State of Israel will not surrender to Obama. We have no one to rely on but ourselves,”

    AriShavit says:

    is everyone that disagrees with you a “self-hating” jew? I’m starting to see a trend in your posts …

      oaklandj says:

      Yes, that’s exactly right. Instead of decrying Danon’s shameful comment, he runs to his defense and says whoever disagrees with it must hate themselves. You must be extremely short-sighted to see the benefit of making support of Israel a partisan issue.

    Papa493 says:

    So depend on yourself already and stop bothering the US with your whining!

      Poupic says:

      Maybe you haven’t noticed. American workers depend on the loan guaranty helping Israel buy US made jet’s. Then there is the little detail of the US financing part of the Iron Dome. The enormous saving the US gets from this: Cost of development reduced to nothing in comparison to it’s development in the USA. Then there is the unfortunate for Israel but great for the USA. The Iron Dome is tested daily in a real time war situation for all intent and purposes for free.

    Beatrix17 says:

    Poupic, welcome back!

      Poupic says:

      I never left. By the way, US Jews if you are still awake after your celebration of anti- Semite Obama’s victory. Do yourself a favor and search Hassan al Banna, the founder of The Muslim Brotherhood that Obama and his gang call “MODERATE!” promise you that you will not waste your time. Obama has even send funds to help Morsi a MB. Truly unbelievable! Please educate yourself on the subjects fitting the Middle east now mostly on fire and fast falling into the lap of the Muslim Brothers. I promise you . You will not be please by what you will find out.

Poupic says:

Of course you see a trend. I respond to self hating Jews, US Jews.

    AriShavit says:

    so the answer was yes?

    that’s really sad you think the rest of us aren’t allowed to have opinions. would you like to explain how you veered off into fascism?

    oaklandj says:

    Now all American Jews are the problem. *sigh*

PhillipNagle says:

There is no hope of peace. Abbas, who despite holding power against the will of his people who voted Hamas into office, suggested that the arabs withdraw their demand for the right of return and promptly had to withdraw it. Israel will not give up Jerusalem. The arabs have already turned down some very generous offers from Israel which were probably more generous than they should have been. Hamas, which won the support of the majority in the last elections, has refused to consider a permanent peace. Anyone talking about a permanent peace is delusional.

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