Thursday, September 22, 2011

Lefty Akiva Eldar / Introducing President Barack Netanyahu

with smoke coming out of his ear, lefty haaretz columnist Akiva Eldar, is just going nuts over Obama's speech at the UN, and his support of Israel in this critical moment, at the dark chamber of the UN general assembly.

here are some quotes:
"speeches like those presidential candidate Obama gave on Wednesday will not advance peace one iota.."

Obama's graceless courting of the Israeli government is unlikely to attract Jewish votes or financing; those who believe in the perpetuation of the conflict will prefer a Republican candidate who recycles the hollow vow to bring the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem."

"To realize the extent to which the lame-duck candidate has regressed from the positions of the new and promising President Obama, the speech to the United Nations in September 2011 should be compared to one he gave in Cairo in 2009. At that time he pledged to "personally pursue this outcome with all the patience that the task requires," and said "... it is time for all of us to live up to our responsibilities." Yesterday he sent the occupied and the occupier, the strong and the weak, to solve the core issues on their own."

"On Wednesday, Obama paid pursed lip service to the legitimate aspirations and forgot to mention the occupation."

"On Wednesday, not one word of criticism was heard about Israel creating unilateral physical facts on the ground. To the 2011-model Obama, only the Palestinians' approach to the United Nations is unilateral, objectionable and meriting the death penalty. Only the very best navigators of the endless maze of the "peace process" could find in yesterday's address an indirect mention of Obama's support for negotiations based on the 1967 borders and an exchange of territories - in a general reference to his speech last May."

"There is no doubt that Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman had many moments of pleasure on Wednesday...In fact, how can one complain about a foreign leader who risks our existence for considerations that are foreign to us? Don't we have one like that?"