***UPDATE: NETANYAHU RESPONDS*** Netanyahu seeks to repair ties with Obama after reelection


It’s going to be a rocky road over the next four years for Israel:

CBS NEWS – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is rushing to repair ties with President Obama after sharp disagreements during the past four years over Iran and the Palestinians.

When the U.S. election results were announced, Netanyahu immediately summoned U.S. Ambassador Dan Shapiro to his office in Jerusalem.

“The security relationship between the United States and Israel is rock solid,” Netanyahu said with the ambassador at his side, “and I look forward to working with President Obama to further strengthen this relationship and … to advance our goals of peace and security.”

But analysts and politicians see a rocky road ahead.

They say Netanyahu, who has had a tense relationship with Mr. Obama and who was seen as openly supporting Mitt Romney, bet on the wrong horse; and now Mr. Obama may be less sympathetic to Israel’s interests.

“It seems like it is not such a good morning for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu,” said Israeli Cabinet Minister Eli Yishai, commenting on Mr. Obama’s victory.

The lack of chemistry between Netanyahu and President Obama has been widely reported and has provided fodder for the Israel’s political opposition.

“I think that a prime minister in Israel should not do two things: He does not interfere in the elections in the U.S. and he does not gamble on one of the candidates,” said opposition leader Shaul Mofaz. “This definitely caused damage.”

Of all the issues I have with the reelection of Obama, this is one that I can let worry me. But I have to remember that God is in control and he most certainly has a plan:

EZEKIEL 38: 18-23 – But on that day, the day that Gog shall come against the land of Israel, declares the Lord God, my wrath will be roused in my anger.

For in my jealousy and in my blazing wrath I declare, On that day there shall be a great earthquake in the land of Israel.

The fish of the sea and the birds of the heavens and the beasts of the field and all creeping things that creep on the ground, and all the people who are on the face of the earth, shall quake at my presence. And the mountains shall be thrown down, and the cliffs shall fall, and every wall shall tumble to the ground.

I will summon a sword against Gog[d] on all my mountains, declares the Lord God. Every man’s sword will be against his brother.

With pestilence and bloodshed I will enter into judgment with him, and I will rain upon him and his hordes and the many peoples who are with him torrential rains and hailstones, fire and sulfur.

So I will show my greatness and my holiness and make myself known in the eyes of many nations. Then they will know that I am the Lord.

UPDATE: Netanyahu isn’t happy with those trying to ‘instigate strife’ between Israel and America:

TIMES OF ISRAEL – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned on Thursday that “there are those among us who are trying to instigate strife between Israel and the US,” and said they would “not get away with it.”

The prime minister was alluding quite clearly to a comment made the previous day by his predecessor Ehud Olmert, who said Netanyahu’s apparent preference for Mitt Romney over Barack Obama in the US presidential campaign was damaging to the relationship between the two allies.

Netanyahu said, at a cornerstone-laying event for a hospital in Ashdod, that he would continue to work closely with the reelected US president in order to maintain Israel’s security interests.

“The alliance between the countries is strong and cooperation exists in all fields, especially when it comes to security, there cooperation is deep, broad and fundamental,” Netanyahu stressed.

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  • Truck_Party

    Good old CBS, treating this as Netanyahu losing a bet on a horse race instead of him facing the possibility of Israel’s annihilation. I really don’t like the media..

    • Glad to see someone else caught that too.

    • Not4TheGimmeParty

      That’s what I interpreted it as. Everyone rushing around and almost bowing before King Obamau is disgusting.

  • Rshill7

    “And this shall be the plague wherewith the LORD will smite all the people that have fought against Jerusalem; Their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet, and their eyes shall consume away in their holes, and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth.” (Zechariah 14:12 KJV)

    Sounds nuclear to me.

    • It sounds pretty horrific that’s for sure.

    • Haywoodjbl

      Yes, that does sound nuclear to me as well……..won’t be pretty

    • 1mathteacher

      I agree – and have always thought that. Also, the passage in Ezekiel 39 that talks about how it will take 7 months to bury the dead (from the Gog/Magog invasion) and how when travelers discover a bone of one of the dead, they are not to touch it, but let the experts handle it — sounds like radiation contamination to me, too.

    • aposematic

      Nuclear, take as many of your enemy with you as you can, is the reality Israel now faces if they do not convert to Islam or simply choose to slink away into the night.

  • Rosebud

    Don’t count on Obama, Netanyahu, with Obama’s ties with the Muslim Brotherhood, and his scandalous horrible lack of support to help Americans being murdered in Benghazi. There’s not much faith in someone like that who tells bald face lies to the American people.

  • detectivedick

    My opinion is simple. The Arab “spring” will gain momentum, Iran will develop a few “A” bombs and the USA will gradually withdraw from the region while Russia, China and the UN take a Lead Role. The Ottoman Empire will be reconstructed via Turkey.

  • Guest1776rcp

    “I think that a prime minister in Israel should not do two things: He does not interfere in the elections in the U.S. and he does not gamble on one of the candidates,” said opposition leader Shaul Mofaz. “This definitely caused damage.”

    I concur with this sentiment because I was POed a friendly foreign leader was interfering in our elections. Read George Washington’s Farewell Address people -Washington warned against this very thing. Some who claim to be Constitutionalist etc… cheered Bibi on. SMH.

    I used to like Bibi but now I see him as a loose cannon and don’t trust him. I trust Israelli war hero Ehud Barak much more when it comes to telling the truth about Iran, or anything.

    • Bibi is a war hero and a national hero. He’s not a loose cannon, he is desperate for support.

      • Guest1776rcp

        So is Ahud Barak and he tells a different story on Iran. I don’t trust Bibi any more, I used to like him. I always liked George Washington beter than Bibi. Read Washington’s Farewell Address.

        • WinMissouri

          During Ahud Barak’s tenure the suicide bombers went on a rampage. The militants fear Bibi. Barak is a dove and is willing to give to much away that would damage the security of Israel.

          • Guest1776rcp

            I don’t believe for one second Ahud Barak wants Iran to develop a nuke so they can nuke Israel. To even suggest it is ridiculous. I’ll take his word over that of Bibi. I used to like Bibi until he interfered in our election process and I’ll take George Wahsington’s advice over yours when it comes to the subject.

            • WinMissouri

              I did not say a thing about Ahud Barak wanting Iran to develop a nuke, read my comments again. You keep saying you used to like Bibi and you like George Washington. You have anymore substance than your likes and dislikes because I do not care if you take my advice, which I was not offering. I was commenting, big difference.

    • Shocker, someone else you don’t like.

      • CO2isGood

        For someone who has admitted that he did not even vote (Bachman thread), Guest1776rcp has a lot of opinions.

    • tshtsh

      Weren’t all those leftist endorsing b.o. Chavez, castro and what not?

    • WinMissouri

      Bill Clinton sent his campaign folks, as I recall Paul Begala and someone else to assist Ahud Barak in his campaign that successfully ousted Bibi the first time. The Democrats have done what some are accusing Bibi. I stand with Bibi and Israel. He is a fierce PM standing for the sovereignty and security of Israel.

  • theresaaa

    Israel is on their own now , no matter what . Their best hope is Obama doesn’t come in on the other side against them .

    • Haywoodjbl

      Obama faces HUGE RESENTMENT in our Military at ALL levels from the bottom up. He is hated something like 100-1. The military may be our best hope of reigning this guy in when he pulls some of the crap that he has planned. These are proud warriors that do not appreciate a CIC who does not obey the law just as they do not fool around with soldiers who do not obey orders.

      • NYGino

        Code red?

        • Haywoodjbl

          Something like that, but probably a coup in order to restore the Constitution. I would support that long enough to maintain order……..currently only the new media is holding people accountable.

          If Benghazi is not handled correctly………..

        • theresaaa

          Are you saying we need to be careful about what we say because we’re being watched ?

          • It’s probably this (and every other Conservative) website is being monitored. If not by the government than by lurking opposition researchers looking for ammo to bolster their “finger pointing.”

            • theresaaa

              We know how hard Obama has tried to take over the net and we all know how he likes to do things “under the radar ” so who’s to say he doesn’t already have more power over the net than anyone knows .

        • Haywoodjbl

          Who borrowed it from the Marines….LOL

        • theresaaa
      • theresaaa

        I agree , I have family members in the military and they are angry , some were denied their right to vote , all see Obama as a coward they can’t count on or believe . Most of our military feel that way . But they took an oath and are honor bound by that oath .
        Some (even at high levels ) are saying that oath was to a commander in chief and Obama is the traitor in chief , where’s the honor in following a traitor ?
        From what I’m hearing that feeling is spreading .

        I can see a revolt coming .

    • theressaaa, their best hope is G*d. 🙂

      • IwjwI

        GOD! GOD! GOD!
        “G*d,” is a terrible distortion of the name of God wrapped in fear and political correctness that has people afraid to say, or write His name correctly in public.

        G*d = denying God.

        God = no fear.

    • aposematic

      That hope was, if ever there, misplaced: Obuma’s backing of the MB in the ME is the taking of sides against Israel.

  • tshtsh

    I thought Bibi was going to handle Iran with or without the US. Am sure Bibi does not trust b.o. any further than he can throw him. Return taqiyya back to b.o. absolutely no sensitive info should be share with b.o.

  • Sober_Thinking

    Woe be unto them… God will not be mocked. Obama falsely squawks about “fairness” – let’s see how “fair” God’s judgement will be to those who turned a blind eye and a deaf ear. Ignorance will cease to be bliss at that point.

    Our mission is as it always was… win as many of the lost as we can before that terrible day.

    Pray for Israel. They are now alone in this world. Thank God He’s got their back.

  • I try not to get too down in the dumps, but I am having trouble. I had faith in the basic wisdom of my fellow countrymen but it is now severely shaken. I feel like that character in #DIRTYLAUNDRY (the voutube Punisher fan film) who says “the world is burnin’ down my friend. ‘Least I got me a front-row seat for it”.

    • Nukeman60

      I had the same feeling the night of the election results (many who were here probably noticed that in my comments). Since then I have steeled myself for the coming war that we must fight. It’s a war for the hearts and souls of all of us.

      God must be prominent in our efforts and we will win out, but it will not be an easy task.

  • I don’t know why Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu even bothers. Obama is going to sell Israel out big time in the next few months. Iran WILL get its nuclear weapons and the Middle East will start to fall apart big time and rather quickly. As soon as Iran gets its nuclear weapons, Saudi Arabia will probably buy theirs from Pakistan. And then it will be only a matter of time before some radical Islamist is stupid enough to actually use some of this stuff. If not on Israel, on each other. And we’ll have Obama to “thank” for all of this. Hope the Americans who voted for Obama are happy with their decision.

    • las1

      some radical Islamist [some pious and doctrinaire and true to Islam Muslim] is stupid enough…”

    • freenca

      And out of those dealings Obama WILL get his skyrocketed fuel and energy prices further to punish the USA and her citizens.

  • maynardb50

    Netanyahu has nothing to “repair”. All the “repairing” needs to be from Obama. I disagree with the headlines premise. Obama has treated Israel as a second class state just as his church of 20 years in Chicago did. Obama will not change his position on Israel.
    He hates them for being a state.

  • iaintlyin

    Purely for the publics eyes. This guy knows 0 is useless to him. Its probably the hardest thing in the world for him to do at this time but he has to show his want to keep Israel out of war, and if means a coupla political ploys he’ll do it. I have a lot of respect for Netenyahu, he plays the game as good as anyone in his shoes can without giving up his countries self respect. Its too bad the American Jew doesn’t have respect for their homeland and its people. Its hard for me to respect them (American Jews) for that reason.

    • Same here. Jewish people who support and/or vote for NObama and other Progressives are traitors to their heritage and homeland. A homeland they fought so hard to achieve!

    • aposematic

      Very intelligent comment!

  • G*d will Bless Israel with or without America. I love Bibi and will stand by him and Israel. Thank you for the Scripture Scoop!!

    • Israel won’t go down like some meek sheep. if Israel goes down, it will take the whole middle east with it. Those Muslim slime will yet live to regret the day they ever were born!

  • leel004

    Even if Netanyahu has remained in Isreal for the last 4 years and said nothing, it would have been rocky. We will now see the bama style friend ripen into full turning of the proverbial back onIsreal, and Iran knows it…Valerie Jarrett knows it, and bama is waiting to show it.
    Keep your diaries rolling, and if you ain’t doing it yet…START

  • “They say Netanyahu, who has had a tense relationship with Mr. Obama and who was seen as openly supporting Mitt Romney, bet on the wrong horse; and now Mr. Obama may be less sympathetic to Israel’s interests.”

    Yeah… Like NOBama could possibly be less sympathetic to Israel! This is not a criticism of the article, but a statement about NOBama. Israel could disappear in a plume and NObama’s reaction is going to be “How will this AFFECT ME??”

    • marketcomp

      Perhaps Netanyahu is taking a lesson from that fat bastard, Chris Christie, and just trying to suck-up to Obama to continue funding.

      • Don’t even get me going about Chris “JUDAS” Christie. Should have been a warning when during the Conference he barely touched on NOBama at all. And to think.. I once was considering him as VP material. Ah… heck… You got me going! 😉

        • marketcomp

          Sorry Wolfie! When I see an exit poll that says Christie’s little photo op with Obama was responsible for a positive shift towards Obama really says it all. 42% said they shifted thier vote from either moving more towards Obama or shifting from Romney to Obama. That’s what cha get for trusting those northeastern republicans, with the exception of Guiliani of course. I didin’t really trust Romney, but I really came to respect him and thought he would have been really good for the country. But I am NOT buying into a neatly packaged marketing campaign for either Christ Christie or Jeb Bush.

          • You’ll get no argument from me marketcomp.

  • bobbybstrd

    Obama is “less sympathetic”? He never was sympathetic.

    • aposematic

      Its just the MSM/Press doing what they have always done: blame anyone/anything except where the blame really belongs–the Obuma Admin.

  • Nukeman60

    …and now Mr. Obama may be less sympathetic to Israel’s interests…‘ – CBS

    Obama was never on the side of Israel. For Israel to try and bend over backwards to improve the relationship between them and the US is just like Republicans “compromising” to get along with progressive liberals. It’s been no compromise for the Republicans (it’s actually been capitulation) and it will be no compromise for Netanyahu. He needs to stand strong and if America doesn’t have his back, to H*ll with Obama.

    Stand strong, Israel. Many of us here do have your back.

  • this is where God will separte the sheep from the goats. Matthew 7: “enter ye in at the strait gate, and broad is the way, the leadeth to destruction, and many go that way”. Basiscally anyone, who voted, (sided) with this man, who is hell bend on trying to divide Jerusalem, make a law for abortion, and same sex marriage, should question their Christianity. Because I can’t see how anyone can side with the enemy and call themselves saved..

  • white531

    Actually, Prime Minister Netanyahu and I, share a kinship of sorts.

    We both believe Obama represents a clear and present danger, to the future freedom of our respective countries.

  • Constance

    I wish Netanyahu would quit butt kissing this president. Enough already. Obama isn’t going to lift a finger, neither is this country, to help Israel. I hate to say that, but I see nothing in reality to change my view on that. Netanyahu either begins taking the steps to protect his country, or he loses his country. Stop worrying about reaching out to Obama. Start worrying about taking care of yourselves.

  • syvyn11

    No matter what BiBi does, Obama will treat him like a punk. BiBi needs to do what is right for Israel.

  • Netanyahu is going to find out that he is wasting his time.

  • Yazz55

    From the perspective of one who is living in northern Israel….

    There’s going to be an election here in a couple of months. So, the opposition, Ehud Barak, Shaul Mofaz, Shelly Yachimovich, Shimon Peres etc are going to make derogatory comments about Bibi Netanyahu any chance they get. And the media here is for the most part as unfriendly to Netanyahu as the US media was to Romney. So, I’d dismiss about 99% of it as just campaign horse manure.

    In fact Peres was rather openly supporting Obama. While Sheldon Adelson was supporting Romney and does support Netanyahu. Need to keep that in perspective.

    Depending on the election and the resulting coalition which will come out of it, Barak & Mofaz may be effectively out of the picture. Shas and the other haredi political parties are effectively the kingmakers. They are a large enough minority so that no govt can exist without them. They are really just a bunch of whores and cronies who really do own their constitutents, kind of the equivalent of obamaphones, welfare and much more. But its relabled and repackaged for political correctness. They will vote for and support whoever gives them their money demands out of the taxpayer bucket for their constitutents.

  • “now Mr. Obama may be less sympathetic to Israel’s interests”

    Seriously, Obama could not possibly be less sympathetic to Israel’s interests.

  • colliemum

    CBS News – oh yeah, we should believe them, right?
    And forget that they are part of the Obama/dem propaganda machine, right?

    Not on you nelly, CBS!

    Bibi knows that this is about the survival of Israel.
    Those Israeli politicians who are trying to smear him and are trying to cosy up to Obama will sell their people out – just as the American Jews, 60% of whom still voted for Obama.

    God will not be mocked, as the history of Israel shows quite clearly. One’s only got to read in the OT to learn this.

  • CG patriot

    Mr. Netanyahu know’s exactly where he stands with Obama in regards to Israel. The strain is from Obama, and Bibi is worried for his country. However, I highly doubt Bibi will gravel.

    Bibi’s predecessor Ehud Olmert is the one casting doubt and making propaganda out of Netanyahu’s decision to back Romney. Bibi supported the right candidate, unfortunately that horse didn’t have a chance to reach the finish line, our un-biased Media decided that race for us and our allies.

    Obama thinks he’s untouchable, he too is becoming complacent. It’s his rope, that Obama hang himself.

  • CO2isGood

    Israel also has American Jews to thank again for voting 70% for Obama! Along with 3 million fewer than 2008 Republican losers that just stayed home.


  • sue-marie

    So Obama is going to let the Jewish people get killed because someone does not agree with his politics on foreign affairs? And this is what America voted in? He is a disgusting President if he lets ANY of our allies get harmed because of his thin skin.

  • kong1967

    I doubt the relations can be repaired. Obama talks a good game, but what he does to Israel away from the immediate public eye makes it obvious he hates Israel. Obama is unrestrained and has his own agenda. Why would he repair the relations? Obama might pretend to be, but we’ll see what his actions say.

  • PM Netanhayu knows he must play the diplomat leader.. but he’s also not naive.. He knows Obama has nothing but contempt and hatred for Israel. And he also knows Obama’s foreign policy agenda is not with Israel, but with the Muslim Brotherhood, Islam, and Iran..

    Obama will assist in helping Iran and the Muslim Brotherhood destroy Israel, and will stop Israel / PM Netanyahu from attacking Iran Militarily, by any means necessary. Thus when Iran’s strikes Israel with a Nuclear weapon, Israel will may very well be in ashes, along the rest of the middle east, but not before Israel retaliates against Iran, like I know Israel will and should, will full all out nuclear attacks, which will domino, and the middle east will go up in a nuclear holocaust, which Iran could care less about, for this is what they want.. They are the insanity of the muslim world, and humanity, and the radical far left socialist marxists of Europe, let alone Obama, will give sanction and approval of it all.

  • Malkiel_kol_hakavod_la_el

    Israel – Just bomb the crap out of your enemies and start the end times… You have no friend in the U.S.. So you must do as was prophesied….. We here are going to now suffer our fate no matter what you do or don’t….. Just be thorough………….

  • Allen West, Netanyahu, Stephen Harper, my last version of hope, and every WETHEPEOPLE.

  • aposematic

    Obuma hates Israel…its in his Islamic upbringing. But Netanyahu knows with the ME going jihad, he has to now beg…it won’t do him or Israel any good. The question is will Israel still exist four years from now, I have serious doubts.