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March 04, 2015

Politics Make Strange Bedfellows


Amidst the political storm surrounding Bibi's rousing address to the U.S. Congress yesterday, support for Prime Minister Netanyahu's remarks has come from unexpected circles.

In an Op-Ed entitled "President Obama, listen to Netanyahu on Iran," Al-Arabiya's English-language website editor, Faisal J. Abbas expressed support for Netanyahu's address to Congress:

In just a few words, Mr. Netanyahu managed to accurately summarize a clear and present danger, not just to Israel (which obviously is his concern), but to other U.S. allies in the region. What is absurd, however, is that despite this being perhaps the only thing that brings together Arabs and Israelis (as it threatens them all), the only stakeholder that seems not to realize the danger of the situation is President Obama, who is now infamous for being the latest pen-pal of the Supreme Leader of the World's biggest terrorist regime: Ayottallah Ali Khamenei (Although, the latter never seems to write back!)

Abbas is not the only Arab journalist applauding Netanyahu. A day earlier, Saudi columnist Ahmad Al-Faraj expressed similar sentiments in the Saudi daily Al-Jazirah. The column, translated by MEMRI, informed readers:

...President Obama and his administration are clearly furious. Not because Netanyahu is intervening in an important matter that Obama hopes will bring him personal glory, but because House Speaker [John Boehner] did not consult with Obama before inviting Netanyahu, and Obama considers this a breach of established protocol....the tension has never before reached this level, as reflected in statements by National Security Advisor Susan Rice, who said that Netanyahu's conduct was unacceptable and even destructive...

...Since Obama is the godfather of the prefabricated revolutions in the Arab world, and since he is the ally of political Islam, [which is] the caring mother of [all] the terrorist organizations, and since he is working to sign an agreement with Iran that will come at the expense of the U.S.'s longtime allies in the Gulf, I am very glad of Netanyahu's firm stance and [his decision] to speak against the nuclear agreement at the American Congress despite the Obama administration's anger and fury. I believe that Netanyahu's conduct will serve our interests, the people of the Gulf, much more than the foolish behavior of one of the worst American presidents.

Posted by rh at March 4, 2015 12:04 PM


Americans don't respect Obama and he will go down in the history books (that is if we survive) as being a traitor to his country.

Posted by: Judith at March 4, 2015 02:58 PM

While I certainly have my differences with the president on many issues, particularly foreign affairs, referring to him as a traitor is beyond the pale. At least have respect for the office, if not the occupant.

Posted by: David at March 5, 2015 10:59 AM


OBama has NO respect for the office, NO respect for Congress, NO respect for the Constitution, NO respect fvor the American people, and NO respect for his job which takes a back seat to his golf games and TV appearances.

Obama has turned the once, proud Office of the President into a Throne fit forf a Dictator. So, ewake up. Ditch your destructive progressive agenda and loony liberal ideas, and come join the rest of the sentient society who loves America, reveres the Constitution, and salute all those who gave their lives to keeping it the freest nation on earth.

Posted by: Ron Polland [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 19, 2015 10:41 PM

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