The Case for Humility

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David Makovsky, writing at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, says that the U.S. and Israel should keep their disagreements private.

There is no denying that tensions still exist between the two allies. Their war of words reached a high pitch recently when Netanyahu, responding to what he interpreted as a personal rebuke by the chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, declared that if the United States does not put down red lines in halting the Iranian nuclear program, it has no moral right to put a red light in front of an Israeli strike. In a 60 Minutes interview, Obama appeared to dismiss such public statements as “noise.” It’s time to dial down the rhetoric. In truth, both sides could use a dose of humility before sounding off in public.


Author: Stand For Israel | October 4, 2012
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  • Aliza
    October 6, 2012
    8:11 pm
     

    The first time the President of the U.S. met Benjamin Natanyahu, Obamadidn’t like Netantyahu because the president is defending the Arabs and Natanyahu doesn’t pay attantion to the president of the U.S., and that’s how it is suppost to be.

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    • Regina
      October 8, 2012
      10:36 am
       

      To Aliza, what the president of the U.S says is as important as Natantyahu’s comments and statements are. And THAT is how it should be!

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  • K
    October 6, 2012
    12:00 pm
     

    There are no winners in a nuclear war. A war in the middle-east will not be in the best interest of Israel and clearly the United States cannot involve itself in another war after Afghanistan.

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    • Barbara
      October 8, 2012
      10:45 pm
       

      I would agree, as would any sane civilization, that we don’t want such a war … however it is told that such a war is coming. Yes, we must work stridently for peace with the best of our efforts. However, showing weakness to such as those in Iran is not the answer. Backing down to bullies only encourages them.

      I believe, as a US Citizen that we need to return to the Ronald Reagan approach of Peace through Strength. And if the US does not stand with Israel then Israel will likely be pushed to acting without us, at which point the US and Britain will be retaliated against anyway. I think Mr. Obama is at best extremely naive.

      Not making it clear to the world that the US absolutely stands with Israel is the only approach. This is not an option in my mind. We need to mend our close relationships with Israel and stand side by side. That is my opinion at least.

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      • JeffroBodine
        October 10, 2012
        5:07 pm
         

        Well said Barbara. Only by standing with, and for Israel, can our country even hope to survive what is in store for all, both before and after the rapture

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  • shirley
    October 6, 2012
    10:52 am
     

    Think Israel should keep some things private since they see they sannot trust some. we know to pray for them.Yet some thing can be told just becareful who u trust if u feel u are not being treated with care then say little.

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  • Mark
    October 5, 2012
    5:21 pm
     

    I know we must pray for the peace of Jerusalem and so I am and will continue to do so. However, I also know that Adonai Elohim will soverignly protect Israel when He says its time. Until then I believe that the best thing we can do is pray and ask what His will is and then see to it that we pray according to His will and not mans. God does not see as man see’s and He will not forsake what He has chosen as His.

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  • Dee
    October 5, 2012
    3:28 pm
     

    Christians are praying for Israel and we HAVE to KNOW what is going on if we are to pray effectivly. We who love Israel and God’s Chosen people are VERY important to us.

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  • RHONDA
    October 5, 2012
    1:34 pm
     

    WHAT WE DO TO ISRAEL, GOD WILL DO TO US. THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION HAS ACTED SHAMEFULLY TO OUR ONLY ALLY IN THE MIDDLE EAST. AND AS IT STANDS I AM NOT REALLY SURE WHICH COUNTRY THE ISLAMIC WORLD HATES THE MOST…U.S. OR ISRAEL. YES WE DEFINATELY NEED TO KNOW WHAT OUR LEADERS ARE DOING

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  • Dewitt
    October 5, 2012
    10:08 am
     

    I THINK WE SHOULD KNOW WHAT IS GOING ON,ALL OF US DO NOT AGREE WITH OUR PRESENT ADMINISTRATION.LETS PRAY FOR ISRAEL,& FOR THE UPCOMING ELECTION THAT GOD’S WILL WILL BE DONE..

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  • Terrence
    October 5, 2012
    9:24 am
     

    This is preposterous, the U.S. and Israel have been allies for a very long and prosperous time. If our president would put his Muslim beliefs aside and do the right thing. I know Nov. 6th is only weeks away, but alot can happen in that time. I would like to take my family to Israel one day.

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  • sandra
    October 5, 2012
    3:26 am
     

    OF COURSE EVERYONE SHOULD BE INFORMED AS TO THE THOUGHT PROCESS BETWEEN THESE TWO ALLIES. IRAN IS A THREAT TO HUMANITY AND CIVILIZATION AS WE KNOW IT, IF THEY CONTINUE FOWARD WITH THEIR NUCLEAR PLANS

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  • Paul Michael
    October 5, 2012
    2:14 am
     

    From my opinion, this is the time to ‘watch and pray’ not just for our own countries. We need to pray for Iranians to soften their hearts. And ask; should we start a war? who will win or lose?

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  • Barbara
    October 5, 2012
    1:20 am
     

    The American people do need to know what is going on between the United States and Israel. The Obama group are trying their hardest to drive Israel away. Shame on Obama !!! Israel I think very highly of you and am praying for you.

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  • Udochukwu
    October 4, 2012
    11:22 pm
     

    If the US wishes to relinquish the strength of her influence among the nations, then they should turn their back on Israel. ‘The Great Britain’ is a case study.

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  • Paul S. Johnson
    October 4, 2012
    11:17 pm
     

    It’s not good to keep all things public. Israel and Washington need to keep somethings quiet especially military action. Loose lips sink ships.

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  • p
    October 4, 2012
    9:58 pm
     

    Israel needs to know that the illegitimate leadership in the u s government is not a friend to Yhwh People Israel. We need real change here in my country. We need to give the boot to the anti-American/Israeli stooges in place. As Christians we understand the Israeli peoples place in history and in the future.

    God Bless Israel!

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  • Beno
    October 4, 2012
    8:34 pm
     

    It doesn’t matter, if the U.S. doesn’t back Israel, we will go down, period, we have a islamic leader and he lives by his religion which hates Jews and Christians and that is a terrible thing to tell God.

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  • James
    October 4, 2012
    6:41 pm
     

    So true Joanne, personal feelings aside of the pm and president the u s relationship between. Israeli and us is deeper than either leaders will admit.pray for the peace of Jerusalem

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  • Charles
    October 4, 2012
    6:14 pm
     

    Obama has never been fair to Israel. I hope the other elected officials of the United States appericate having a great ally like ISRAEL by leading the right oath of friendship where Obama has failed.

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  • James
    October 4, 2012
    5:54 pm
     

    So true Joanne, personal feelings aside of the pm and president the relationship between. Israeli and us is deeper than either leaders will admit.pray for the peace of Jerusalem

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  • Cathy
    October 4, 2012
    5:42 pm
     

    The Washington Institute and any USA World News Station does not want the truth out. If they did President Obama would have already been empeached if they would show this video.

    President Obama states in this video that he will never have the United States attach Iran. Please watch this video. He speaks every word in this video. It is shocking
    After the depate between President Obama and Mitt Romney, I have more hope now that Mitt Romney will win the President Election in November. If Mitt Romney win I am sure that our ties with Israel will be stonger than ever before. I will always stand to defend Israil with prayers and get the word out of my support for Israil. I don’t believe we should wait for a line to be drawn. Iran should be forced to stop right now before it gets to 90%. Why are we letting Iran get closer to completion. I have contacted my Senator’s and Repersentives on the behalf of Israel. My prayers and support are with you. God Bless Isreal and the USA.

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  • Suzanne
    October 4, 2012
    3:30 pm
     

    I agree with you Joanne about everyone knowing what is happening. The only comfort I get from this, is God is watching and will intercede at His timing. I’m praying for you Israel!

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  • Tom
    October 4, 2012
    2:23 pm
     

    Everyone needs to know how shameful this administration has treated our friends(Israel).America is tired of the back door politics.This is one of the reasons Mr.O is heading for the unemployment line.

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  • Kerry
    October 4, 2012
    1:51 pm
     

    Yes, I agree we need to keep praying for Israel! We should also pray for those organizations, and ministries, that are standing with Israel at this time.

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  • Joanne
    October 4, 2012
    12:26 pm
     

    the public does need to know what is going on between these two countries. Everyone needs to know. Iran is too dangerous to be ignored. Lets keep Israel in our prayers.

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