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'I HAVE YOUR BACK"
Yussie Klein Halevi ,and now John Bolten have accused the Obama administration of leaking stories for the purpose of preventing an Israeli attack on Iran.
The latest is the news of an Israeli air base in Azerbijean ,which is close to Iran.Planes could take off from there.or return there after a raid
Previous leaks iclude a charge that an Israeli attack will result in US deaths.Another charge is that the Iranians have so dispersed their nuclear material, that an attack would only set them back 6 MONTHS.
Another leak is the accusation that an attack would result in the Iranians speeding up their plans-or that they will not allow inspectors in.
SO MUCH FOR OBAMA "HAVING AND PROTECTING ISRAEL'S BACK"
As a rectal surgeon,I know what that means-="when I am behind you,you don't know what the hell I am doing".
The bottom line-Obama says nothing about Iran that is truthful-but SCREW ISRAEL
Obama-Hillary stab at status of Jerusalem
The State Dept. yesterday announced that Acting Sec. STEPHENS TRAVELED TO A NUMBER OF COUNTRIES,INCLUDING "JORDAN,JERUSALEM AND ISRAEL"
Today they changed it to read 'Amman, Jerusalem and Tel Aviv" after being criticized for stressing that Jersalem is not part of Israel.
The Supreme Court did reject the Admistrations argument that the staus of Jerusalem is not within the jurisdiction of the Courts.They sent a case back to the lower courts of a young prson born in Jerusalem who wants his passport to say, JERUSALEM, ISRAEL.
SADLY, the Israeli Supreme Court has rejected a govt. request to put off the relocation of the residents of Migron for 3-5 years while new homes are being built.
The enemies of Israel are at it again a they plan a FLY-IN primarily from Europe right after Pesach.Last year Israel forced European countries to prent boarding of these troublmakers in Europe,This year it may not be possible.
Justice demands objectivity
everytime I see the Rev Al at a rally screaming his head off in an English dialect I find hard to follow, I think of his involvement in the Tawana Brawley fiasco.
When I see Obama getting involved in a local "civil rights " problem, I think of his association with the Chicago Minister-Rev Wright,as well as his beer summit with the Professor and his arresting officer.
Of course when Rev Jesse joins the crowd, we have all allstar cast, in this political pre-election atmosphere.
I recall a few weeks ago the black girl kidnapped which led to a community outcry until it turned out it was all a sham.
remember the Duke Lacrosse mess!
I do not know the facts in the Florida shooting.The left, the media and the WH are inflaming tensions before the facts are known.There may be a witmess who corroborates Zimmerman, and I just saw a report that Zimmerman was the one screamibg on the 911 tape and was bloodied.
Fairness mandates an objective investigation without WH pressure.Let the facts come out and then if necessary a Grand Jury can act.
We leave tomorrow for Fort Lee-the season is over.I spent the morning proof-reading the pages of the Bar/Bat Mitzvah book and I hope it will be published soon.
Hockey Coach vs Neurosurgeon
My son-in-law Dr Paul Ratzker was a hockey star in high school.(MTA),Thus it is no suprise that after 2 sons on the Kushner HS hockey team,that he volunteered to coach the girls HS hockey team on which our grandaughter is playing.
I was told that with an unbeaten record, he is having more fun than doing neurosurgery,
Today on his birthday (it is also my sons Ari's birthday) I kibbitzed him that at this rate he might make more money as a hockey coach than as a surgeon.He answered " If Obama is re-elected, that would be true".
The Supreme Court proceedings start next week,and healthcare, the economy and gas prices will all be part of the mix.
A decision by the Court to throw out the "mandate" would certainly be a blow to the Socialists, and to the Obama campaign.
I for one am not discouraged about the tortuous campaign for the GOP nod -UP TO NOW!- as I said yesterday, it is time to close ranks.
CHUTZPAH=that is what Obama has, as he touts the keystone Pipeline.We all know he and his Admiunistration lobbied against the pipeline from Canada.He was successful for the the time being in preventing its construction.
However parts of the pipeline have already begun construction within State boundaries.No Federal permission is needed.
Now comes the President in campaign mode , under pressure for high gas prices, and tries to take credit for the pipeline.
Somewhere I saw today a description of this as a Governor taking credit for the granting of a fishing permit.
The action of the Administration in giving the EU and other countries a pass in the application of sanctions for dealing with Iran, again calls into question their sincerety to bring Iran to its knees.Israel would be crazy to trust Obama.
Jeb Bush who today endorsed Romney got it right=it is time to unite behind Romney and work for a defeat of Obama-period
The murders in Tolouse once again demonstrate that the "eisav soneh Yaakov" will never end.
Yea we live a wonderful life in the US,but the forces of Islamism and anti-semitism are strong and must be answered as they pop up their heads
Susan Rice our UN Ambassador ,never a real friend, appealed to Congress to renew American funding of UNESCO.The funds were halted after the PA applied for UN membership.Thankfully this is an election year, so she was unsuccessful.
Abbas pedals the same garbage-if Israel will recognize '67 borders,stop settlements etc, he will resume negotiations.
The retirement of Cong. Norm Dicks ( Wash) is the 8th senior Dem to retire-those with more than 10 terms under their belts.
The Cook Report describes it as a "generational"wave.
I am growing weary of the attacks by Santorum on Romney.He is trying his utmost to smear his ability to carry on after a probable convention victory.
OLMERT -J STREET / MEDIA MATTERS
It is unbelievable that Ehud Olmert has accepted to speak at the upcoming J Street convention-dinner March 26.Isi Liebler has written an op-ed on this matter in todays Yisrael Hayom internet paper.
The J Street record is as anti-zionist as one would expect from "Sonai Yisrael"-self haters.
The Caller exposes the association of Media Matters with Al Gezeera.M J Rosenberg the Senior policy fellow ,in Doha confirmed the anti-Israel bent of Media Matters.The problem is that they are in lockstep with the WH.
It is interesting that Cong Rob Turner who upset the mevinim in Brookly by winning the special Congressional election to replace Anthony Weiner,has announced he will run for the NY Senate seat.He is a long shot to beat Gillibrand ,but who knows.
Senator Dick lugar no friend of our community is only 6 points ahead in the primary in Indiana.That is not a healthy position for a long time incumbent.
EVERY TIME THERE IS A COMMERCIAL ON FOX I FLIP OVER TO MSNBC FOR ENTERTAINMENT
Tonite Al Sharpton (the REV AL-long lost friend of Tawana Brawley) was talking (or preaching) about the planned dirty tricks of Romney against Obama.
First Carl Rove and the Koch brothers are going to raise 440 million dollars-YEH! what about Soros and the 1 BILLION Dollar campaign fund & superPAC that the Dems are working on ?
What about the hundreds of millions of dollars labor unions will spend on Dem. candidates-often without the consent of their members? Remember most union officials are part of the 1%.
The next dirty trick he mentioned as we discussed ,(and which that impartial organization) the UN will investigate.No reason to discuss NO VOTES for Saudi women.The real problem in the world, is to make sure that dead people ,non-residents and other such individuals can vote (and vote often) for the Dem candidates.
Couldn't stay on the channel-laughing as I went back to reality-FOX
NAACP-UN / ISRAEL'S BUNKER BUSTERS
Have a laugh-te NAACP is going before the UN Human Rights Comm. to complain about voter-ID laws in several states.
Now let us understand-you cannot fly without a picture ID=
you cannot enter government and many corporate buildings without an picture ID
you cannot take your baby out of the maternity ward without one=and so on=
Only the demand that you produce one to vote is racist.
So the body they are appealing to has Saudia Arabia on it-where women cannot vote!
SILLY-DUMB-LEFT WING GIBBERISH
One of the 2 US witnesses,has an out of state drivers license and figures it is easier to fly to UN headquarters than get a state license.
The news that Israel might have their own bunker buster bomb does not suprise me .Israel has used every opportunity to advance their arsenal in order to protect the homeland.They would be stupid if they banked on Barak Hussein Obama.
PM ERDOGAN AND J STREET
To listen to the Turkish PM ,you would think you were listening to Arafat or Ahmedijian .
The theme repeated over and over is that Israelis should rise up and oppose the govt'a "Gaza massacre".Not a word about terrorism, or the 200+ rockets that were aimed at IsraelNot a woed aboutr the 1 million Israelis forced to live in bunkers.or the rocket that hit the side of an empty school.
The man is a real anti-semite, and people should avoid Turkey in their travels.
The Egyptian Parliament unanimously demanded the expulsion of the Israeli Ambassador,and Iran applauded the barrage of bombs.
J Street the anti -Israel left wing group that tells people they are pro-Israel, issued a statement ,later withdrawn that "dozens of Palestinian civilians" were killed by Israeli bombs.What a bunch of garbage these people are!Even Left wing Knesset member Schneller (kadima) blasted J St.
Double standard / Sitting in a bunker
There is no question that there is a double standard when it comes to a conservative "insulting" a woman and a liberal doing he same.
The media, woman's groups, labor unions etc jump in and pour it on ,even though an apology was made.
When the Maher's are the culprits, the lame brain excuse that he is not the head of a party gives him carte blanche to insult without reprimand.
The people of the Negev are real heroes.When I hear or read of the rocket bombardment, my mind goes back to my Vietnam days.Many times we went on 'red alert' as mortars rained down on us.A few times there were attempts at ground attacks on our base.
Sitting in an underground bunker, not always knowing what is happening can be mentally stressful.
Yet the unity and determination of the people are part of the recipe for a strong nation.
Iron Dome / Shalit revisited
Yes Iron Dome the Israeli missile defense system had a 90% success rate.Think of the lives that were probably saved. Yet 2 rockets had a direct hit in Beersheba ,one on a school.Thank G-d no one was killed or seriously injured.
No country in the world would tolerate such a daily attack (130 rockets up to now-this weekend) without a major war.
It is reported that Iran is pushing the terrorists to keep up the barrages-partially to divert attention from the nuclear problem, and partially out of frustration that their massive attacks have had no success-because of Iron Dome.Each missile cost $50,000 and they do not have the equiptment yet to protect Tel Aviv , because of cost.
Think of how brazen Iran would be with a nuclear weapon in its arsenal.The bottom line is that no system can stop missiles 100% of the time,and the population therefore lives with the threat of Hamas missiles on a daily basis.
The numbers of terrorists who were released in the Shalit deal that have been involved in new terrorism increases daily.
Seven in recent days have been rearrested or killed.The IDF estimates that 40% of terrorists released in previous exchanges return to terrorism.
Israel and the world should keep those numbers in mind when there will be pressure for a new exchange.
MARCH 30-BUY ISRAELI GOODS
JUST ONE THOUGHT BEFORE WE LEAVE FOR OUR PURIM SEUDA
MARCH 30 HAS BEEN DESIGNATED BY THE ENEMIES IF ISRAEL TO BOYCOTT ISRAELI GOODS-THE GOAL OF COURSE TO ISOLATE ISRAEL.
OUR JOB IS TO GET OUR NEIGHBORS AND FRIENDS TO BUY ISRAELI PRODUCTS TO THE BEST OF OUR ABILITIES
HAPPY PURIM / Madonna--IT AIN'T OVER UNTIL IT'S OVER
HAPPY PURIM TO ALL
I WISH THAT THE PROBLEM OF THE PM REGARDING NOT ATTACKING IRAN BEFORE MADONNA'S APPEARANCE IN ISRAEL WAS A PURIM JOKE.
Sadly Bibi's wife-Sara, is such a Madonna fan, that the scheduling of the attack on Iran is the top headline of the Jerusalem Post.
Yes, there were nice pro-Israel statements by Obama to AIPAC,howevever the bottom line is no rapid action on the Iranian Central Bank.At the rate they are going,any US action won't see results until after the US elections.
Bret Stephens in his usual brilliant style exposed Obama for what we know he is-an extreme left winger whose introduction to Jews and Israel was from the leftest of the left of Chicago's Progressive Jews.
He is no lover of Israel,who however is caught in an election,in which Jewish votes and money are at stake.Therefore like the Iranians his goal is to punt as long as he can -until Nov. passes and then if he wins=screw Israel.
It is time for Newt to get out and allow Santorum to engage in ahead to head contest with Mitt.Again,despite all the gloom about GOP chances in Nov.,there are dozens of examples of hard fought,confusing primaries where the polls in March predicted defeat ,yet Nov, brought a different result.
I believe that the most diheartened Republicans will be energized after the convention.They will hold their nares ( PLURAL FOR NOSE) AND OPEN THEIR WALLETS AND WORK FOR THE GOP NOMINEE.
GOAL NUMBER 1-RETIRE OBAMA !
Occupy AIPAC / Rush
Two days ago as I was looking at Google to find where there was direct streaming of the Obama AIPAC speech,I was shocked to see the number of anti-Israel sites available.Some under the name "Occupy AIPAC " and other left wing progressive sites.
The battle for the hearts and minds of even our own people, is reminiscent of both Purim and Chanukah.While Mordechai refused to bow to Haman, no other Jew joined him.Nor was it easy to mobilize fellow Jews, until the decrees becane a source of a life-threatening situation.
The Maccabees enemy were the Greeks, but the Hellenist Jews were even more danger to them.
Read the comments of the "left" today in the Israeli papers,when they attack Bibi for bringing up the Holocaust." Why must he see Hitler behind every enemy?" they declare.
Sadly even yesterday in France, the Prime Minister in campaign mode, attacked Kosher slaughtering of animals (slso Halal)Countries in Europe have prevented private schooling in recent weeks (yeshivas).
Bibi was right on target-I urge you to read Bret Stephen's op-ed in todays WSJ to really understand who Obama is!
Yesterdays DAILY CALLER has a marvelous response to the Georgetown law student, who claims a $3,000 APPETITE for contraceptives /per academic career.Maybe Rush would have been better off if like Tucker Carlson he showed the silliness of her facts-and raise questions about standards of morality in our society.
Pres. Obama gave a great campaign speech today at AIPAC.Except the truth is not clear from his presentation.
Yes military aid has continued at a terrific pace.And, he did use the UN as way of preventing Palestinian S.C membership.and other areas he mentioed.
Yet the key issues regarding attempting to embarress the Netanyahu administratioin time after time persists.
His 1947 and pre-6,day war boundaries are a death sentence for Israel. His failure to support Israel on negotiations , right of return and Jerusalem shows where his feelings lie with.
But it is with Iran, an existential threat to Israel that Obama's lack of real support lies.Untril he immediately closes down the Central bank,his efforts are a jole.
Yes Iran is hurting, but not enough to make a difference.
The bottom line-No attack until after the elections: No full court press if it means gas prices go up-until,after the elections
THEN ISRAEL YOU ARE DEALING WITH A 4 YEAR+ LAME DUCK ( IF HE WINS) PRESIDENT,AND HAVE A GOOD LIFE !
IT LOOKS LIKE CONSERVATIVES WILL HAVE TO SWALLOW HARD-RALLY AROUND THE ROMNEY FLAG AND LET'S GET TOGETHER AND BEAT BARACK OBAMA.
Sunday! /gas prices
Sunday will be a big day,that to my knowledge is still up in the air.
Monday sometime. Obama will meet Peres, and thereafter Mon or Tues is the summit with Bibi.At present both Bibi and Obama are scheduled to speak to AIPAC.on Sunday
The question still not settled.Both want the other to go first.There are 2 things involved;
1=protocol- a sitting Pres. in this country has priority
2=Bibi wants to be able to respond to Obama.Siumilarly Obama would like to hear what Bibi has to say before his speech.
THERE WAS A REPORT TODAY THAT THE US WOULD PROVIDE MID-AIR REFUELING FOR THE IDF.-RUMOR ?
My grandson Jake Ratzker will be among the 12-14,000 attendees- as part of a school delegation from Kushner Academy-terrific training
It is clear that Obama and his left wing enviromental team want gas prices to go up,to reduce driving.The problem-not so fast,and not before the election.
Th Reps should give out bumper stickers showing gas prices when he took office and now.