Panic in Jerusalem: Obama is the new Pharaoh

Posted: May 31st, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: In the News, The Right, The Settlements, the US and us | Tags: , , , , , , | 6 Comments »

The concern in Jerusalem after the Obama-Netanyahu meeting has turned into panic, once it was made clear that the administration wants Israel to really stop building in the settlements. Haaretz reports:

We’re disappointed,” said one senior (Israeli) official. “All of the understandings reached during the [George W.] Bush administration are worth nothing.” Another official said the U.S. administration is refusing every Israeli attempt to reach new agreements on settlement construction. “The United States is taking a line of granting concessions to the Palestinians that is not fair toward Israel,” he said.

Netanyahu’s team – consisted of National Security Adviser Uzi Arad, diplomatic envoy Yitzhak Molcho, Defense Ministry chief of staff Mike Herzog and deputy prime minister Dan Meridor – met in London with George Mitchell, the president’s envoy to the Middle East, and was shocked to find out that the old trick of allowing construction that will meet “natural growth” demands in the settlements won’t work anymore:

The Israeli delegates were stunned by the uncompromising U.S. stance, and by statements from Mitchell and his staff that agreements reached with the Bush administration were unacceptable. An Israeli official privy to the talks said that “the Americans took something that had been agreed on for many years and just stopped everything.”

Maariv’s Ben Caspit quotes Netanyahu as saying to his close aids “what does he [Obama] want from me? That the government will fall?”

Today, on the weekly cabinet meeting, the National Religious Party’s leader, minister Daniel Herschkowitz, compared Obama to no other than the first leader who declared genocide on the Jewish people:

“The American demand to prevent natural growth is unreasonable, and brings to mind Pharaoh who said: Every son that is born ye shall cast into the river,” Science Minister and Habayit Hayehudi head Daniel Herschkowitz said Sunday.

… “If there is a family that expands from one child to four or five, what should we tell them – to ship the children off to Petah Tikva (a Tel Aviv suberb)? This is an unacceptable demand, even if it comes from the Americans, and Israel should reject it decisively,” he affirmed.

Netanyahu himself has turned to the second trick in the Israeli arsenal – sending the Labor ministers to speak for the government. Ehud Barak has left for Washington, and will try to explain the PM’s delicate political situation. At the same time, Israel will probably try to check just how determined the new president really is. So far, his words were clear enough, but it remains to be seen what will happen when a new neighborhood east of the 67’ borders will be populated. My guess is that it is only a matter of time before Obama will be compared to Hitler.

6 Comments on “Panic in Jerusalem: Obama is the new Pharaoh”

  1. 1 Craig said at 9:13 am on May 31st, 2009:

    Imagine that, the Americans want us to stop expanding settlements we had no legal right to build in the first place! What nerve! Next they’ll be telling us not to use white phosphorus on civilians!

  2. 2 shaul Hanuka said at 8:56 pm on May 31st, 2009:

    Craig, The americans sold Israel the phosphorus bombs. this is according to Max Keiser :

    Noam, I loved the Title. Hang the DJ !

  3. 3 Printe said at 6:24 am on June 1st, 2009:

    Noam, what a statement! “My guess is that it is only a matter of time before Obama will be compared to Hitler.” It’s my quote of the day!

  4. 4 Tamar said at 8:57 am on June 1st, 2009:

    It takes strength to comment on, as you do, the thoughts and speeches coming from the PM and his pack. Keep on telling. Throughout his life Obama has heard epithets, and still does, directed to him and to his family, ancestors, associates, and entire race. The man takes the higher ground, and even his detractors (save the nut jobs) in the American electorate are giving him high marks on his presidency overall. This includes his appointments, policies, and plans regarding “hamatzav.”

  5. 5 haya said at 11:34 am on June 1st, 2009:

    We should wait and see the Cairo speech. All cited quotations are from private talks or rumors. We need to hear Obama himself in his coming Cairo Speech that might turn into the Cairo Declaration.
    What do you think are the sanctions that Obama holds in his sleeves, both to Israel and to the Palestinians?

  6. 6 able tuno said at 10:06 am on June 6th, 2009:

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    people that call them selves “chosen” or at lest tried to pass it off to the world. There are countless thousands that have spent their lives waiting for the time to Rid the world of the plague called jews and the time is now upon you. You strive for the hatred against you to control the world and temporarily we allowed it only to make proof positive ALL the guilty people have been accounted for. No more will the world suffer the plague of hatefilled jews whom believe they are invisible from the now infiltration of the races and nations. Even now you strive for the antisemetism in order to cast the upper hand upon the world with power, problem is you should have learned you would never succeed and the once aparthied state you call israel will be no more or ever again and the multitudes of supporters will join you in this self demise of the most murderous phycopathetic people ever to exist on the planet earth. Till then have a nice day.