The Meaning of the Obama Visit to Israel and U.S.-Israel Relations

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Prof. Barry Rubin writes that, whatever comes from President Obama’s upcoming trip to Israel, it will not be a significantly more functional “peace process.” Israel may be pressured into another meaningless freeze on “settlement” construction. The Palestinians may even feel a little pressure themselves. But, ultimately, for Obama and Israel, the trip is about showing the strong bond between the two countries – seriously.

Yet Israel is prepared to go along with Obama again in some fashion. Why? Because it is necessary to preserve the strong relationship with the United States. Obama will be president for the next four years, and some help from him is needed on the Iran nuclear issue, the likely growing threat from Egypt, military aid, and other issues. That is political reality.


Author: Stand For Israel | February 8, 2013
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  • Tim
    March 9, 2013
    4:10 am
     

    Isn’t it ironic though that his campaign headquarters has the zipcode 60606…..

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  • susan
    February 25, 2013
    7:14 pm
     

    don’t seel your country. it’s the only land you have. it’s God’s land and He gave it to you.

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  • Roberta
    February 19, 2013
    11:21 am
     

    I get very nervous when I see obama’s actions towards Israel and Prime Minister B…(whom I have tremendous respect)….and I will voice myself very loudly against him…but the truth is…we need not worry as long as we are doing what the Lord requires us to do…Pray FIRST for Israel…then obama (tho I can barely look at him for the disrespect he has shown Prime Minister and his destructive liberal views that are against God) for I KNOW the Lord Jesus Christ is in control. We need NOT put our trust in man…..and that is our peace…..God Bless Israel and God Bless the USA!!

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  • Joe
    February 13, 2013
    12:14 pm
     

    Obama CANNOT be trusted!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Juan
    February 11, 2013
    1:15 pm
     

    People are ranting here because they lost the national election, twice, to Obama, with all their money and all their dirty tricks. If you use religion in a wrong way, your prayers will not get answers

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  • Beti
    February 10, 2013
    4:06 pm
     

    I support Obama all the way, he’s done as good as can be the past four years, he has Americans behind him. I’m sure he’ll do the best he can for USA and Isreal.Just wait and see!

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    • Selma
      February 18, 2013
      9:10 am
       

      Beti, I am neither pro democrat or republican. Remember to judge Pres. Obama by his fruit. I believe a good place to start is by viewing the movie 2016. I am an African American christian and based on Pres. Obama promoting abortions, homosexual marriages and if at best, indifferent to Israel, these actions go against the Word of God.

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  • sandra
    February 10, 2013
    3:48 am
     

    ONE MUST STOP AND THINK…THE BOND BETWEEN USA AND ISRAEL IS AIR-TIGHT ! OBAMA IS NOT AN ANTI-CHRIST. WE NEED ISRAEL AS MUCH AS THEY NEED US. IT IS A MUTUALLY BENEFICIAL RELATIONSHIP. TRUST YOUR LEADERS BUT ABOVE ALL TRUST IN THE LORD OUR GOD. FOR IN HIS INFINITE WISDOM THE LORD WILL DELIVER HIS PEOPLE FROM ALL STRONGHOLDS AND WILL CONTINUE TO BLESS THOSE THAT BLESS ISRAEL !!!

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  • SARAH
    February 9, 2013
    8:00 pm
     

    Obama is not the Anti-Christ but one of the many anti-christs out there.I would agree with most of the other comments that he is a liar and anti-semitic.But he’s not acting on his own.

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  • PauL
    February 9, 2013
    1:07 am
     

    They say that the antichrist will come in “Peacably” and isn’t that exactly what Obama is doing? The EU would love to have Obama as their leader. Be carefull……

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  • jugie
    February 8, 2013
    10:32 pm
     

    we pray for Obama,pray for God’s mercy upon him..we dont have to worry God is with us..instead of judging him, trust to the Lord for our prayer can move even mountain..

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  • Mike
    February 8, 2013
    8:07 pm
     

    GOD will always protect Israel! this country needs to turn full circle back to GOD or we won,t be a country to turn to for power!!

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  • Mary
    February 8, 2013
    5:39 pm
     

    I place my confidence in the ONE who tossed Lucifer out of heaven in the first place…the ONE who created mankind…the ONE who noticed that ‘one man and his family’ so he wouldn’t have to destroy his creation completely…the ONE who parted the Red Sea…HE who sent His Son for you and me…LOL honestly think He’s on top of this one…I should think God would be more concerned with Obama’s heart…that could change everything and a trip to the HOLY land could make the difference…a stroll in The Garden…a walk down The Road…a glimise of The Hill…can’t hurt…I think we give Obama too much credit God created Obama not the other way around but I think this is his crossroads/his choice so we will see what happens…

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  • Jeffrey
    February 8, 2013
    5:07 pm
     

    God Bless America. I love AMERICA & ISRAEL. I don’t trust a single Arab. They are the anti-Christ. The USA,ISRAEL & the free World better wake up before its too late. Jeffrey

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  • Barbara
    February 8, 2013
    3:43 pm
     

    “By their fruits, ye shall know them.” So far, there isn’t too much encouragement from Mr. Obama’s statements. Go back and study his statements regarding Israel, Iran, Jerusalem & the Palestinians.

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  • Dean
    February 8, 2013
    3:13 pm
     

    …the Anti-Christ is among you.

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  • Charlotte
    February 8, 2013
    2:47 pm
     

    Obama is going to Israel purely for selfish and undermining reasons. Privately he doesn’t like Israel, but talks out of the other side of his mouth to the media and the people of our nation. He is cunning and evil. Cannot trust anything he says! He is the worst President ever and is intent upon destroying our America, the values and principles we hold so dear. I believe he is a Muslim which allows him to lie about anything if it helps reach his purpose. He is devious and believes he is above everyone. He wants to be King of the World!

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    • Maritza
      February 8, 2013
      7:50 pm
       

      I agree with Charlotte 100%. Who is Obama? Nobody knows anything about him! He just appeared out of nowhere and nobody wants to know who he is! Unbelievable! He says “God bless America,” but what “god” is he referring to? He approves everything God abhorrs. He is definitely a wolf dressed in sheep skin. All the evidence of being a devious individual is in the fruit he’s producing. I agree, his plans are to bring America and the rest of the world down to his knees. He will NOT disappoint his muslim brotherhood by any means. We need to pray for the peace of Israel more than ever

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    • Gilbert
      February 8, 2013
      11:16 pm
       

      I agree with Charlotte. I also believe in Deans comment. I believe Obama is a Wolf in sheep clothing. I also believe he’s the worst President we’ve had in our nation. Especially for christians.

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    • Bob
      February 9, 2013
      10:07 pm
       

      Sadly this is true. I agree 100%.

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    • MARILYN
      February 11, 2013
      10:55 am
       

      AMEN! YOU ARE SPEAKING THE TRUTH! WE BEED TO PRAY FOR OUR COUNTRY, REPENT OF OUR SINS, AND TRUST GOD TO SAVE US.

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  • Jeannie
    February 8, 2013
    2:46 pm
     

    Obama is not the greatest liar because Clinton has been there a while..and Hillary backs up terrorism-she got Mursi into power and they are funding Syria rebels…Obama is just carrying out her agenda. Bush was a liar too…our politicians have been a disgrace-it is time Americans see that and look to GOD…there will be many anti Christs as you can clearly see the Arab nations will have something to do with the spreading of anti semitism and anti Christs. Christians pray…and Jewish brothers please wake up and seek your messiah who is returning for us.

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  • joe
    February 8, 2013
    2:41 pm
     

    after reading the comments from all the cry babies here i’m not sure i’ll continue to support this web site.the people whom i assume are adults sound like the chidren that we have elected to trash the USA.I am supprised that after what you call moderation you have allowed it.most of them just hate and obviously do not read the bible?or torah.if they did maybe they would stop spewing the garbage that comes out of there mouths.the United States will always stand with Israel against her enemies as will I. people don’t listen to the selfserving haters they never be happy in this life we can not do enough for them and they will do nothing for you.God bless us and them.

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    • Marv
      February 9, 2013
      7:34 am
       

      Joe, You give nothing to back up what you say about the U.S. always standing with Isreal. How does President Obama’s actions show he stands with Isreal?

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  • Cathy
    February 8, 2013
    2:36 pm
     

    You can’t trust obama. His “visit” to Israel, IF it happens, will be all for “show”–nothing more. He is a liar and is evil.

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  • Ron
    February 8, 2013
    2:25 pm
     

    Obama going to Israel???? Obama can’t be trusted and if he is going it is only to bring false statements and security… If I was Israel… I would not let the phoney antichrist into the country… he is evil…

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  • Donna
    February 8, 2013
    2:20 pm
     

    Rob, whether Obama is or isn’t the coming anti-christ, God has said in His Word that it will happen. In fact, there are many “anti-christs” on the scene today, promoting hatred of Israel and the Jewish people, even promoting that there is no God at all. Of course, we who know the truth & are true believers, pray for Obama and for the peace and protection of Israel & Jerusalem in particular. It’s a mandate from the Father. God bless America & Israel. Amen

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    • Tom
      February 9, 2013
      9:47 pm
       

      Thank you for your word Donna ,because you are right.we must continue to encourage and pray for those in power . All power comes from The Lord. And he can remove it as quickly as he gave it.We are his

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  • Rob
    February 8, 2013
    1:53 pm
     

    Obama is going to Israel for one of two reasons, and whichever one it is, turns on Iran.

    If Iran really is within a few months or a year of getting nuclear weapons capability, then Obama is going there to tell Bibi that if he doesn’t cry “uncle” and capitulate to his demands for a Saudi-style “peace” [surrender] plan with the PA, then NO help with Iran, and he’ll generally abandon Israel otherwise (e.g., backing at the UN, cut off aid, etc.).

    BUT, if this alleged hit on Fordo was as damaging as some say, and Iran’s nuke program really has been badly set back by a couple of years or more, then Obama has lost his most important trump card in blackmailing Israel, and is perhaps going there to “mend fences” because now Netanyahu has a stronger hand.

    But I am not optimistic at all. Obama hates Israel down to the marrow of his bones, and is the most audacious and skilled liar I’ve ever seen in national office (his main talent). Anyone who would pick the likes of Kerry, Hagel, and Brennan for the top positions he has, does not plan on spending the next four years being supportive of Israel.

    Obama will do his level best to undermine the U.S.-Israeli alliance during his second term. As things stand, I give him a 60% chance of succeeding. It will be hard to stop him now that he doesn’t have to worry about re-election.

    As long as Iran is dealt with, Israel will be OK no matter what else Obama does, however. But Israel may wind up having to look for a new major power strategic partner to take the place of the U.S. before the next four years are up (China?).

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  • TC
    February 8, 2013
    1:37 pm
     

    Stand your ground Bibi, Obama is a liar, and a anti-Israel person who only does what is good for himself. God is on your side Bibi, Israel is God’s people and He will never for leave them.

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    • Hadassah
      February 8, 2013
      1:44 pm
       

      What is wrong with you all? Obama is not the Anti-Christ.I am a Jew and I was surprised to find out from the Ambassador of Israel that The President has done more for the State of Israel than any other President.He has done it behind the scenes without any one knowing it.He is a true friend of Israel, even to the point of offering boots on the ground in Israel if necessary from the USA if Israel needs it.Get over it God put him in the office and He is using Him period.G-d Bless Him and the State of Israel forever.

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      • Cathy
        February 8, 2013
        2:33 pm
         

        You can’t really be THAT stupid!

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      • Donna
        February 8, 2013
        3:16 pm
         

        Hadassah, you had better check your facts and boy if the Ambassador to Israel told you this stuff – be sure you have facts to back what he says up.

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      • Maritza
        February 8, 2013
        8:38 pm
         

        I agree that he’s not “THE” Anti-Christ but he IS an anti-christ and anti-Israel. His demeanor and attitude against Israel has been so obvious… I’m not sure if you’re voluntarily closing your eyes to the whole situation or you really DON’T KNOW anything… Do you remember the disgust he showed when Prime Minister Netanyahu came to the White House? I believe this was a clear message he sent to the Muslim world to keep them at ease and to show them his dislike for Israel–that’s why he made it obvious! Wake up and smell the latest putrid odors brewing in the air! Come on now! I hope in the Lord you’re not one of the many who will be deceived by the last evil governing forces.

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      • Penny
        February 9, 2013
        11:09 pm
         

        You are truly deceived, if that is how you view this traitor President!

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  • jerry b
    February 8, 2013
    1:31 pm
     

    Watch closely: I would not be surprised if Obama works out a seven year peace treaty with Israel and the Arabs! I not Laughing at all! This guy fits the description of the anti-Christ to a T!

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    • Rob
      February 8, 2013
      1:45 pm
       

      Jerry, I’m Jewish, so I don’t hold with the idea of an anti-Christ. But, if I did, I’d think Satan could come up with someone more impressive than a snotty, mediocre, left-wing punk. If your religion is the “true” relgion and if Obama really IS the anti-Christ, I can only conclude that if this is the best they can come up with, then there are serious problems in the HR department of Hell.

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    • Barbara
      February 8, 2013
      3:47 pm
       

      The Antichrist of Revelation will come out of the Revived Roman Empire,the EU, of which Kenya is not a part. Sorry, Obama does not fit the bill.

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    • David
      February 10, 2013
      12:37 am
       

      I agree! If this is a 7 year contract, we True Believers in Christ will be Raptured before the signing of the contract and miss the 7 worst years of Hell on Earth of God’s Great Wrath!

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  • Juan
    February 8, 2013
    1:30 pm
     

    Obviously, God chose Obama and Netanyahu to be where they are right now for reasons that best suit His purposes. My prayers are for both leaders to see solutions that they could work together on.

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    • Bebop
      February 9, 2013
      12:45 am
       

      Yah Juan it is called the Holy war. That is about what I observe is happening. Obama is giving Egypt 20 F-16s, 200 of our Tanks on our Tax dollar., but only after Egypt showd that they hate Isreal and are part of the Muslim Brotherhood. I belive Isreal will go with China and China will just give up on us, since we have a Congress that will not controll the spending our President has been allowed to get away with.

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  • mitch
    February 8, 2013
    1:12 pm
     

    Obama is the greatest liar we’ve ever had, so all the glowing words of support, etc. for Israel dont mean anything. He is the enemy of good. He wanted an 8 mile wide Israel; which equals 6 milion dead

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  • Sarah
    February 8, 2013
    12:42 pm
     

    Barack Hussein Obama will visit Israel to claim that he is a friend of Israel and to continue to receive the support of American Jews. Remember how he snubbed P.M. Netanyahu when he came to the White House? Obama is not to be trusted.

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  • Beno
    February 8, 2013
    12:34 pm
     

    Obama thinks he is a god and will try to get his way with Bibi, I hope Bibi will tell him to go home and take care of his own problems and leave Israel to do what it needs to do. God Bless Israel and the U.S. got obozo to judge it by God.

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  • Alex
    February 8, 2013
    12:20 pm
     

    I think Obama’s trip to Israel is to falsely show support. Why isn’t he talking to the nations against Israel? Turkey has jumped on board to be anti-Israeli.

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