Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Iran threatens to destroy Israel, Obama vows to get tougher with...Israel

Jihad Watch

The establishment of a Palestinian state will only mean the establishment of a jihadist base from which to push forward toward the total destruction of Israel. And that, of course, is what Iran wants. Yet another Which-Side-Is-He-On Alert about our heroic new President: "Obama gets tougher with Israel on Palestinians, Iran," by Barak Ravid and Natasha Mozgovaya in Haaretz, May 5 (thanks to Chetz):

As Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's visit to Washington May 17 approaches, the United States is sending strong messages on the establishment of a Palestinian state and Israeli settlement activity.

Gen. James Jones, national security adviser to President Barack Obama, told a European foreign minister a week ago that unlike the Bush administration, Obama will be "forceful" with Israel.

Meanwhile, White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel told an AIPAC conference last night that two states for two peoples is the only solution the United States is committed to.

"Relations between Israel and the U.S. are unbreakable," Emanuel said before a gathering of 350 AIPAC donors, adding that "this is the moment of truth for Israel and the Palestinians."

He also declared that "Iran is the number-one threat to the Middle East," and noted that it is hard to make progress wherever Tehran is involved in the Middle East.

Emanuel called for Israeli-Palestinian cooperation if Iran is to be countered effectively.

He said the United States was trying to enter a dialogue with countries such as Syria and Iran, even though it was still unclear whether these countries would alter their behavior.

Unclear? Really?

He reiterated that the United States wants to talk with Iran in the hope that Tehran will relinquish its efforts to gain nuclear weapons....

Good luck with that.

"The new administration will convince Israel to compromise on the Palestinian question," Jones said. "We will not push Israel under the wheels of a bus, but we will be more forceful toward Israel than we have been under Bush."

I don't know. If I were Netanyahu, I'd stay away from the bus routes while in Washington.

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