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As clock ticks in Switzerland, the Adelson primary heats up in the U.S.

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As the negotiators meet in Lausanne, Switzerland, to try and ink an Iran deal, so much is happening in U.S. politics that you need a kaleidoscope to figure things out. Obama’s pivot away from Israel has created a vacuum inside U.S. politics, and everyone and his brother is rushing in to support Israel.

The New York Times reports that Israel has become the new litmus test inside the Republican Party. Certainly the presidentials are elbowing one another out of the way on the issue. Scott Walker says he’d kibosh an Iran deal if he becomes president; Jeb Bush throws his father’s best friend, Jim Baker, under the bus for criticizing Israel.

But the Dems aren’t far behind. It looks like Chuck Schumer is going to be the next minority leader of the Senate, if the retiring Harry Reid has his wish. And Chris Matthews does an entire segment on the Republicans fawning over Israel and another on Schumer’s elevation and doesn’t mention the Israel lobby once, let alone the pot of gold under Sheldon Adelson’s rainbow, awaiting the Republican candidate who does the most to support Israel. (So I guess our website is still in business for another day, filling in the blanks.)

OK let’s slow it down. First, here’s John Kerry, supposed on his way to buying chocolates in Lausanne this morning, and looking upbeat.

Kerry in Lausanne March 29

Kerry in Lausanne March 29

Here’s Kerry with a lot of important men at a table in Switzerland.

Swiss negotiations, with Kerry

Swiss negotiations, with Kerry

And here’s the Iranian Foreign Minister on the phone. Serious.

Javad Zarif, March 2015

Javad Zarif, March 2015

Next, here’s the Peter Baker piece in the New York Times on how Republicans have become the hard-core support-Israel party. Baker quotes from James Baker’s speech at J Street. See how quickly he got thrown under the bus.

In his speech on Monday night, Mr. Baker said he had “been disappointed with the lack of progress toward a lasting peace” between Israelis and Palestinians and recalled that Mr. Netanyahu had once spoken out in favor of a Palestinian state as part of an eventual solution.

“Since then, his actions have not matched his rhetoric as settlement construction has continued unabated and last week, under intense political strain, he announced his opposition to a two-state solution,” Mr. Baker said. …

Within minutes, conservatives on Twitter blasted Mr. Baker, who served under Mr. Bush, and who had just been listed as an adviser to Jeb Bush, the former Florida governor now poised to run for president. By the next morning, Jeb Bush authorized his spokeswoman to publicly differ.

“While he respects Secretary Baker, he disagrees with the sentiments he expressed last night and opposes J Street’s advocacy,” said the spokeswoman, Kristy Campbell. “Governor Bush’s support for Israel and Prime Minister Netanyahu is unwavering, and he believes it’s critically important our two nations work seamlessly to achieve peace in the region.”

The Times is halfway-straightforward about the donor circus:

The shift in the party’s attitude toward Israel stems from several factors, according to Republicans — a greater sense of solidarity in the fight against Islamic extremism since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks increased support for the Jewish state among evangelical Christians and the influence of wealthy donors like Sheldon Adelson, the Las Vegas casino magnate. And the more Mr. Obama feuds with Mr. Netanyahu, the more Republicans feel motivated to come to the Israeli leader’s defense.

Bill Kristol has tweeted out the Times piece, triumphantly:

“Bibi would probably win the Republican nomination if it were legal.” Support for Israel Becomes New Litmus Test

Kristol is quoted in that piece:

Mr. Kristol, emailing from Israel where he was meeting with Mr. Netanyahu, described the shift as a result of broader underlying trends in American politics as the political left grows more “European” and the political right grows more “Reaganite.” He added that “the conservative belief in American exceptionalism is akin to Zionism.”

The Times should have mentioned that Kristol once bragged about purging Jim Baker and other alleged “Arabists” from the Republican Party. He didn’t do that by appealing to Christian Zionists, but in the back rooms. Sheldon Adelson gave the Republican Party hundreds of thousands of dollars as George W. Bush defeated Al Gore in 2000.

Here’s Scott Walker saying that he’ll scotch the Iran deal as soon as he becomes president.

As I say, Chris Matthews did an entire segment last night on the Republican loyalty to Israel without one g-d word about the Israel lobby, or the wealthy donors the Times mentioned. Liberals and leftwingers will never be able to win on this issue till they identify the opponent. Matthews really owes it to his viewers to have Jim Lobe on. Lobe says that the Republican antics are about getting money from big conservative Jews:

Now, it may be that Bush feels he has to say such things in order to appeal to the Republican base constituencies, including ardent Christian Zionists who are most likely to vote in the party’s presidential primaries. But I sense that this is more about campaign finance and wooing Adelson and very wealthy colleagues, such as Paul Singer, in the Republican Jewish Coalition. Readers of this blog, of course, remember last year’s so-called “Sheldon Primary” at Adelson’s Venetian casino resort in Las Vegas where a sizable number of presidential hopefuls “kissed the ring” of a man who probably contributed more money to defeating Obama in 2012 than any other. It was also where Chris Christie, that tough guy from New Jersey, felt obliged to personally apologize to Adelson for referring to the West Bank as “occupied territories.” It was at that same event that Jeb Bush himself was the featured speaker at an exclusive dinner at his company’s private airplane hangar at the Las Vegas airport.

Of course, Adelson and his Israeli wife, Miriam, have also long supported Netanyahu. At the Israeli leader’s speech before Congress earlier this month, the couple was seated as House Speaker Boehner’s guests of honor in the front row of the House gallery. Later that night, Adelson co-hosted a fund-raiser for Graham, who, as noted above, had already vowed to follow Bibi wherever he may lead. Indeed, Graham, whose hawkishness on Iran has never flagged, could well emerge as the Newt Gingrich of the 2016 presidential race. Gingrich, whose 2012 presidential campaign was virtually singlehandedly kept afloat by some $15 million contributed to it by the Adelsons, made it clear that, for Adelson, Israel was priority number one.

Jeb’s latest statement of devotion, of course, comes on the eve of Boehner’s trip to Israel, a gracious “thank you” from Bibi for the speaker’s cooperation (possibly lubricated by Adelson’s promises for more campaign funding for Republicans?) in arranging Netanyahu’s address to Congress.

Speaking of Lindsey Graham, here he is on an important errand. Trita Parsi is justly snarky about it.

Are the Dems so much better? Robert Menendez is working hard against the Iran deal.

Oh and Chuck Schumer, who has called himself Israel’s guardian, could replace Harry Reid as the Senate minority leader. Bloomberg’s Richard Rubin says the nod is controversial, and why– because of Schumer’s ties to big Wall Street money.

Democrats weighing whether to support Schumer will look closely at his ties to Wall Street and the New York-based financial industry, particularly amid the rise of Warren, who was brought into the Democrats’ leadership team this year.

Neil Sroka, a spokesman for Democracy for America, said the next Senate Democratic leader should be someone from the [Elizabeth] Warren wing of the party or sympathetic with it.

Chris Matthews also said last night that Schumer raises a lot of money. And why? MJ Rosenberg explains this:

The bagman: Schumer to head Senate Dems b/c he can deliver the cash from AIPAC & Wall Street.

And this:

The rightwing is happy! Josh Block of the Israel Project:

Schumer, New Co-Sponsor of Iran Oversight Bill, Tapped to Succeed Reid as Sen. Minority Leader

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  1. Colonel Blimp on March 28, 2015, 11:41 am

    People like Sheldon Adelson give Jews a bad name. The kind of political manipulation that the Israel lobby engages in will one day be the end of all U.S. support for Israel. Throughout history nations have abandoned former allies without so much as a shrug or backward glance.

    • Mooser on March 29, 2015, 3:47 pm

      “People like Sheldon Adelson give Jews a bad name.”

      I know what you mean, Col. If it gets any worse, they will start calling us “Jews”.

  2. John Douglas on March 28, 2015, 11:57 am

    Thanks Philip. I would include the full page ad in the NY T: Obama as Chamberlain; Khamenei as Hitler; and ending with a quote from Churchill making it clear the unnamed ad writers are seeking a US war with Iran.

  3. just on March 28, 2015, 12:03 pm

    Nice rundown, Phil.

    What I know wrt Iran talks is that Israel itself is against normalization and peace with anybody that does not kowtow to them as the regional hegemonist, and it has US/Israeli agents (Republicans, some Democrats, and AIPAC and other Israel- first groups) all vying to be the most successful in derailing peace and normalization with Iran while undermining US national security. I agree with Hillary Mann-Leverett when she says that President Obama has not made the case to the American people why this deal and normalizing relations with Iran is so IMPORTANT. I linked to it yesterday:

    “Untangling the complicated Middle East web It’s make or break time for the Iranian nuclear deal. Hillary Mann Leverett, Fmr. State Department official and co-author of “Going to Tehran: Why America Must Accept the Islamic Republic of Iran” joined the panel to discuss.”

    wrt Palestine, the US has yet to do a darn thing different:

    “BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) approved three resolutions regarding occupied Palestinian territory and Palestinian rights during the 28th regular session.

    The month long session ended yesterday, bringing praise from PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi for widespread support from the majority of member states for the resolutions.

    The resolutions called for the right of the Palestinian people to self-determination, “including their right to live in freedom, justice and dignity and the right to their independent State of Palestine,” confirmed Palestinian right to sovereignty over natural wealth and resources, and condemned the continuation of all settlement activities in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem.

    The United States was the only UNHRC member to vote against the three resolutions, drawing criticism from Ashrawi.

    “Rather than acting in accordance with international law, democracy and human rights, the U.S. made the decision to isolate itself at the expense of Palestinian rights, lives and lands,” she stated in a press release.

    The agreements highlighted the illegality of Israeli construction and expansion of settlements particularly in and around occupied East Jerusalem and the Jordan Valley, the demolition of Palestinian homes, the eviction of Palestinian families, and the continuation of construction of the wall on Palestinian land.

    The UNHRC session also discussed increasing incidents of violence by Israeli settlers, excessive use of force used by Israeli military against Palestinian civilians, the humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip, and conditions of Palestinian prisoners and detainees in Israeli jails, including minors.

    The resolutions came as part of ongoing efforts by Palestinian leadership to pursue action against Israel through international measures, partially as a result of the continual failure of peace talks to bring any relief to the more than 60-year Israeli occupation.

    The PLO was granted a request to join the International Criminal Court late 2014, paving the way to bring Israeli leaders to court for alleged war crimes….

    …..News of the resolutions comes eleven days after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was reelected and subsequently chosen to form the next government, which Palestinian leadership hope might be influenced by international pressures.

    “Such resolutions constitute a step in the right direction, and it is high time for the military occupation of Palestine to end and for all members of the international community to hold Israel accountable with punitive action and measures, and to recognize Palestine in the immediate future,” concluded Dr. Ashrawi.”

    Neither the President nor the SOS has made the case for peace, justice, and an end to the OCCUPATION and the veto at the UN, either. Why is the US voting in favor of Israel and against the Palestinians right now? Why did the US, along with Israel, boycott the UNHRC the other day?

  4. ckg on March 28, 2015, 12:09 pm

    Jeb Bush to Jim Baker: “I love you, but don’t ever take sides with anyone against the family again.”

    • ckg on March 28, 2015, 12:34 pm
      • DaBakr on March 28, 2015, 1:01 pm

        hah! thats pretty funny.

      • just on March 28, 2015, 1:07 pm

        Most excellent, ckg.

    • Rusty Pipes on March 28, 2015, 6:48 pm

      Except that Baker and Poppy Bush are still aligned. Both Bush political sons have distanced themselves from their father and his Israel policies in order to woo current GOP voters and donors.

      • Kay24 on March 28, 2015, 7:37 pm

        NYT article on Republicans and how they must vie with each other to show that immense devotion to Israel – or you can never win an election.

        “If you’re a Republican and you hedge on your support on Israel, it’s viewed as having a flawed foreign policy,” said Ron Bonjean, a party strategist who has worked for Republican leaders in Congress. “It’s a requirement for Republicans these days to be very strong on Israel if they’re going to be taken seriously by primary voters.” Any deviation on that, he said, leads to inevitable questions: “If you’re not supporting Israel, then who are you supporting? Are you supporting Iran?”

        Republican support of Israel and its hawkish prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, has been on display as President Obama nears a nuclear agreement with Iran that critics call dangerous. The House speaker, John A. Boehner, invited Mr. Netanyahu to address Congress and 47 Senate Republicans signed an open letter to Iran warning against a deal. Mr. Boehner and Senator Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader, will each be in Israel in coming days even as the Iran talks reach a possible conclusion.”

  5. Pixel on March 28, 2015, 1:15 pm

    Nice shout-out tweet trio from MJ Rosenberg (@MJayRosenberg)
    March 28, 2015
    Mondoweiss is here
    The only day to day coverage of the US-Israel crash and on AIPAC ‘s war with US is at Mondoweiss. You need to read.
    Smart analysis by [email protected]: As clock ticks in Switzerland, the Adelson primary heats up in the U.S.

  6. Pixel on March 28, 2015, 1:21 pm

    Pretty sure that’s a woman sitting to Kerry’s right.

  7. just on March 28, 2015, 3:42 pm

    “LAUSANNE – As talks between Tehran and six world powers neared the home stretch on Saturday, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif moved the ball into the powers’ court, saying that Tehran had shown flexibility during negotiations over its nuclear program, and that now it is the other side’s turn.

    The two sides are trying to reach a framework agreement that will set general principles for solving the disagreement over Tehran’s nuclear program by Tuesday.

    U.S. State Secretary John Kerry met with Zarif twice on Saturday, bringing to the total number of their meeting over the last three days to seven. …

    …Israel’s Intelligence Minister Yuval Steinitz said on Saturday that the deal taking shape between Iran and the world powers is “problematic and full of loopholes.” “The fact that the Iranians are insisting to continue with research and development of much more advanced and efficient centrifuges, coupled with their unwillingness to answer the IAEA’s questions and reveal their past illegal nuclear activity, means that even the minimal conditions for a decent framework agreement are far from being met.”

    I don’t really have to tell Nukey Steinitz what his opinion and assessment is full of, do I?

  8. bryan on March 28, 2015, 4:35 pm

    We have much discussion about the number of Iranian centrifuges – can any of the experts here offer an estimate of the number of Israeli centrifuges – or is that information difficult to establish in the absence of IAEA inspectors at Dimona?

    • johneill on March 29, 2015, 5:32 am

      it’s still baffling me why iran’s most vocal enemy thinks it has a say in their nuclear projects when israel’s most vocal supporter isn’t apprised of its nuclear capabilities. (perhaps only in secret, after the fact?)

  9. JLewisDickerson on March 28, 2015, 6:08 pm

    RE: “So I guess our website is still in business for another day, filling in the blanks.” ~ Weiss

    MY QUESTION: ‘Filling’ in the blanks, or ‘Phil(l)ing’ in the blanks? Enquiring minds mimes want to know!™

  10. Rusty Pipes on March 28, 2015, 6:43 pm

    No doubt, as a former aide to Speaker Tip O’Neill, Chris Matthews has an excellent understanding of the way the Israel Lobby works — which may be part of the reason that he keeps his mouth shut.

    • ckg on March 28, 2015, 10:06 pm

      Tip: “You took your first pinch like a man, and you learned the two greatest things in life.”
      Chris: “what?”
      Tip: “Look at me….Never rat on your friends…and always keep your mouth shut.”

      • just on March 28, 2015, 10:14 pm

        +1, ckg!

    • ckg on March 28, 2015, 10:06 pm
      • JLewisDickerson on March 28, 2015, 10:15 pm

        FROM WIKIPEDIA (Omertà)

        [EXCERPT] Omertà[1] (/oʊˈmɛərtə/; Italian pronunciation: [omerˈta]) is a cultural expression and code of honor that places legitimate importance on a deep-rooted family sense of a code of silence, non-aggravation with authorities, and non-interference in the legal actions of others. It originated and remains common in Corsica and Southern Italy, where the Sicilian Mafia and Mafia-type criminal organizations such as the ‘Ndrangheta, Sacra Corona Unita, and Camorra are strong.
        It also exists, to a lesser extent, in certain Italian-American neighborhoods where the Italian-American Mafia has influence—and Italian ethnic enclaves in countries such as Germany, Canada, and Australia, where Italian organized crime exists. Retaliation against informers is common in criminal circles, where informers are known as “rats” or “snitches”. . .

  11. JLewisDickerson on March 28, 2015, 6:45 pm

    RE: “As clock ticks in Switzerland, the Adelson primary heats up in the U.S.”

    MY COMMENT: I can’t stand clocks that tick loudly. I had to throw away all of my cheap quartz clocks because all the loud ticking was driving me out of my mind. I replaced them all with La Crosse ‘Radio Controlled’℠ ‘Atomic’™ clocks. They make virtually no noise, not to mention that they set themselves according to the signal broadcast out of Ft. Collins, Colorado. And they are reasonably priced. – ~ ~

    Now all this damn tick, tick, ticking coming from my computer hard drives is really bugging me – and replacing them with (noiseless) solid state hard drives is going to cost me a small fortune. I’ve ordered a Chromebook (open box) and a Microsoft Surface 2 tablet (refurbished) to help me get by untiI I can find a good deal on some solid state hard drives (I can’t stand to pay retail) for my desktop computers. Then I’ll have to figure out how to transfer the OS to the new hard drives.
    WOE IS ME!

    • ritzl on March 28, 2015, 7:39 pm

      Lol. Oh for the days when it was just, drip, drip, drip.

      Drip. Drip. Drip. Drip.

      Drip. Drip. Drip. Drip.

      Drip. Drip. Drip. Drip.



      Drip. Drip. Drip. Drip. …


  12. JLewisDickerson on March 28, 2015, 7:12 pm

    RE: “Mr. Kristol, emailing from Israel where he was meeting with Mr. Netanyahu, described the shift as a result of broader underlying trends in American politics as the political left grows more ‘European’ and the political right grows more ‘Reaganite’. He added that ‘the conservative belief in American exceptionalism is akin to Zionism’.” ~ NYT

    MY COMMENT: And both Revisionist Zionism and American Exceptionalism are akin to the German Exceptionalism of the 1920s and 30s!

    SEE: “Neocons: the Echo of German Fascism”, By Todd E. Pierce,, March 27, 2015
    Exclusive: The “f-word” for “fascist” keeps cropping up in discussing aggressive U.S. and Israeli “exceptionalism,” but there’s a distinction from the “n-word” for “Nazi.” This new form of ignoring international law fits more with an older form of German authoritarianism favored by neocon icon Leo Strauss, says retired JAG Major Todd E. Pierce.
    LINK –

  13. ritzl on March 28, 2015, 7:28 pm

    Surely there’s a “reasonableness” threshold/test for whether AIPAC/ECI are legally agents of a foreign government And must register. With all the daily, glaring, visible evidence of direct coordination between Israel and “currently in Israel” lobbyist types, and Israel and “currently in Israel” elected US politicians at AIPAC/ECI insistence, how tough can it be to make the FARA/Foreign Agent claim stick.

    Barring the use Hillary-style personal email servers, all of this coordination is completely out in the open now.

  14. Egbert on March 28, 2015, 8:08 pm

    ““Bibi would probably win the Republican nomination if it were legal”

    Why left a mere triviality such as legality get in the way of such a good idea? There really would be no daylight between the US and Israel.

    • piotr on March 28, 2015, 10:16 pm

      Why should Bibi handle vexing issues like dismantling or not dismantling Obamacare? I guess that a pledge, of the kind Romney did in 2012 would be almost sufficient: Romney explained that he has no idea what to do in the Middle East, he would simply call Netanyahu and ask. Clearly, given the low level of interest and common sense, it would be rather dangerous to ask that GOP president would also anticipate what Israeli government would wish. However, active recitation of the most recent wishes of Our Most Treasured Ally is definitely a step up.

  15. Karl Dubhe on March 28, 2015, 9:03 pm

    Excellent as always.

    I’m only commenting on that photo that was tweeted by Trita Parsi; the one which has Lindsey Graham under the Israeli flag.

    I’ve never seen him wearing such a nice crown/tiara.

    What on Earth was he thinking? :)

  16. JLewisDickerson on March 28, 2015, 9:42 pm

    RE: “The bagman: Schumer to head Senate Dems b/c he can deliver the cash from AIPAC & Wall Street.” ~ MJ Rosenberg

    MY COMMENT: Bagman?!?! That’s not a very nice thing to say! Some people might even say it’s harsh.
    That said, I doubt anyone would question its truthfulness.

    A RELEVANT QUOTATION FROM 1966: “Money is the mother’s milk of politics.” ~ Jesse “Big Daddy” Unruh, Speaker of the California Assembly from 1961 to 1968

    “You can’t use tact with a Congressman! A Congressman is a hog! You must take a stick and hit him on the snout!” ~ From ‘The Education of Henry Adams’*, By Henry Brooks Adams, 1838-1918 (American journalist-historian-academic-novelist; grandson of President John Quincy Adams; great-grandson of President John Adams)

    “You tell me whar a man gits his corn pone, en I’ll tell you what his ‘pinions is.” ~ Mark Twain [Meaning that one’s opinions can be told based on where that person got their bread (i.e., money).]
    SOURCE –

    * P.S.
    • FREE KINDLE & OTHER FORMATS: The Education of Henry Adams, by Henry Adams –
    • FREE EBOOK & OTHER FORMATS: The Education of Henry Adams: An Autobiography

  17. just on March 29, 2015, 8:40 am

    “Netanyahu: Iran-Lausanne-Yemen axis endangers humanity and must be stopped

    …LAUSANNE – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday harshly criticized the American government and the other world powers currently negotiating with Iran over its nuclear program, telling ministers at the weekly cabinet meeting that the “Iran-Lausanne-Yemen axis” was a danger to humanity that must be stopped.

    As the talks entered their fifth day in Lausanne, Switzerland, Netanyahu told his cabinet: “I am deeply troubled by the emerging agreement with Iran in the nuclear talks,” said Netanyahu during a start of a cabinet meeting on Sunday. “The agreement confirms all of our fears and even worse.”

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif opened the day with their eighth meeting in four days.

    Netanyahu met on Sunday morning at his office in Jerusalem with U.S. Senate majority leader, Republican Mitch McConnell, and spoke over the weekend with Senate minority leader Harry Reid, who announced that he was stepping down from his position.

    In what sounded like a barb aimed at the White House, Netanyahu stated that he heard from both veteran senators about “strong and uncompromising support for Israel.” Later this week, House Speaker John Boehner is expected to arrive in Jerusalem for a meeting with Netanyahu.

    The prime minister said that the developing nuclear deal also bears the danger of what he called “Iran’s conquest of the Middle East.”

    Referring to the Iran-allied Houthi militia’s recent takeover of large parts of Yemen, Netanyahu said: “Iran is using proxies to try and take over the strategic straits of Bab el-Mandab, which could alter the balance of world seafaring and oil supply. Iran is enacting a pincer strategy from north and south to take over the entire Middle East. The Iran-Lausanne-Yemen axis is extremely dangerous to humanity and must be stopped.””

    Tell me about this “ally” business again.

    Then tell me to whom and to what Congress pledges allegiance.

    (a Bush/Frum redo. We saw what happened with that…)

    • ramzijaber on March 29, 2015, 11:07 am

      + infinity, just!!!

      More zionist b*$$s^&#t.

      “The Iran-Lausanne-Yemen axis is very dangerous to humanity and it must be stopped”. So funny. My answer to nutnyahoo: Nobody’s listening to craziness no more.

      We have a saying in Arabic that goes something like this – The dogs bark. The caravans pass.

      • just on March 29, 2015, 11:22 am

        It’s a good saying, Ramzi!

        Here’s something else:

        “Russian President Vladimir Putin said his country will support efforts to build a Palestinian state with a capital in East Jerusalem.

        Putin pledged his support Saturday during a meeting of the Arab League in Sharm el-Sheik.

        “Palestinians have the right to establish an independent and habitable state with a capital in east Jerusalem,” Putin reportedly told the leaders of 22 Arab states, according to media reports.

        He added: “Russia will continue to contribute to achieving this goal through bilateral and multilateral channels.”

        Putin reportedly also called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to congratulate him on his reelection and to discuss the talks on Iran’s nuclear program………”

        Of course it’s going to have to be 1S1P1V, but a pledge is a pledge. Let’s see what his pledge “to contribute” means for Palestinians.

    • just on March 29, 2015, 12:00 pm

      Link to article “Netanyahu: Iran-Lausanne-Yemen axis endangers humanity and must be stopped”

      (sorry~ I forgot it!)

  18. just on March 29, 2015, 11:37 am

    And here’s Boehner today:

    “Boehner: Iran has ‘no intention’ of keeping its word on nuclear deal

    Speaker slams Obama, says Iran has ‘never kept their word about anything’
    Promises new sanctions will ‘come quickly’ if no agreement reached

    Iran has “no intention” of keeping its word on an agreement being negotiated in Switzerland over its nuclear programme, House speaker John Boehner said on Sunday.

    The top Republican’s comments came as negotiations in Lausanne approached the 31 March deadline for the drafting of a framework for a deal, under intense criticism from Israel’s prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu.

    Speaking on CNN, Boehner said he had serious doubts about the talks.

    “We’ve got a regime that’s never quite kept their word about anything,” he said. “I just don’t understand why we would sign an agreement with a group of people who have no intention of keeping their word.”…

    …“I think the animosity exhibited by this administration toward the prime minister of Israel is reprehensible,” said Boehner. “And I think the pressure they have put on him over the past four or five years frankly pushed him to the point where he had to speak up.”

    Boehner said Netanyahu had clearly highlighted the threat he said Iran’s nuclear programme represents, “not only to the Middle East but to the rest of the world”.

    Netanyahu denounced the talks once again on Sunday. “I am deeply troubled by the emerging agreement with Iran in the nuclear talks,” he said at the start of a cabinet meeting. “The agreement confirms all of our fears and even worse.”

    Boehner said: “The president doesn’t want to talk about [Iran]. Doesn’t want to talk about the fact that he has no strategy to deal with it. When you begin to see all these leaks that presumably came out of the White House about what the Iranian deal was going to be, there is a lot of concern in Congress on a bipartisan basis.””

    Is that understood by Americans? Boehner et al are agents of Israel and Netanyahu.

    Israel~ who is led by a liar and who has hidden its nuclear weapons for decades and is not a signatory to the NNPT and has never been inspected by the IAEA~ that Israel.

    Boehner (and the rest of them) needs to be ousted at the very least.

  19. CigarGod on March 30, 2015, 9:23 am

    I see nothing but great Jewjitsu business opportunities in this Bibi adoration…intended to strip supporters of all their cash.
    1. Statue of Bibi. Bigger than Liberty, of course.
    2. Constitution change for
    3. Bibi on the bluff at
    4. Bibi’s yer…a sort of sperm bank
    5. Breakfast with bibi…follows #4.
    6. Book of Bibi. Add a book to the holy texts.
    7. Bibi for

    Im pretty sure given the adoration and ignorance levels, any of the ideas will rake in worthwhile cash. Meet me in the backroom if you want a franchise.

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