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April 12, 2010

Why Netanyahu Canceled His Trip To Washington

Why Netanyahu Canceled His Trip To Washington

Israel's decision to replace Prime Minister Netanyahu as the head of the Israeli delegation to President Obama's nuclear summit in Washington came after United States National Security Adviser Jim Jones called his Israeli counterpart to tell him that the agenda had been modified to give two critics of Israel, Jordan's King and the Prime Minister of Pakistan enhanced speaking roles at the summit. This raised concern that Israel's nuclear program would become a central topic of discussion.

Confirmation that this concern was legitimate came the other night in an interview given by a State Department spokesman Philip Crowley.

When asked why the there is concentration on Iran and N Korea but not Israel which (the interviewer speculated) has nuclear weapons Crowley said:

"President Obama signed with Russia an important agreement of decreasing nuclear weapons that carry a future vision that includes removing the nuclear weapons in the world entirely including a vision of a Middle East empty of nuclear weapons. We shall continue in efforts of implementing this track. This is a matter we discussed, and continue discussing next week in the Defense Summit that will convene in Washington and we shall take further steps starting from the beginning of upcoming May in the UN. Hence we continue with our vision of stabilizing a world that rely less on nuclear weapons and other states share this with us."

Since Israel is the only Middle East nation that may have nuclear weapons, Crowley's statement could easily be interpreted as ridding Israel of nuclear weapons if it has them. Another Obama Administration source did not deny that there may be Arab states that would like to focus on Israel at this conference. He said that the President will do what he can to keep the focus of the conference on the stated agenda.

It appears clear to us if Israel's PM had attended the conference it would have been a mistake.


Israel's Prime Minister’s Office Happy To Get Roses

The Jerusalem Post

The Prime Minister’s Office on Tuesday denied a report that a gift of 10,000 roses from the United States to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu would be rebuffed, due to concerns that US President Barack Obama would be offended.

Last week, there were reports that Florida-based radio host and author Janet Porter was so incensed by what she thought was Obama’s inappropriate behavior toward Netanyahu during the prime minister’s visit to Washington last month, that she called upon her listeners to give Netanyahu yellow roses to symbolize friendship, with each bouquet costing a symbolic price of $19.48.

The response was overwhelming, and Porter contracted with Beit Shemesh-based florist Richard Kovler to deliver the huge amount of flowers after Pessah. But when Kovler contacted the PMO, he reported being put off by officials there.

In response to media inquiries, the Prime Minister’s Office issued a response, saying it “has not received any formal notification concerning the delivery of flowers from well-wishers for the prime minister and if such a shipment of flowers is indeed sent the PMO would be pleased to receive them, of course in accordance with required security procedures.
“In such a situation, the Prime Minister’s Office would donate the flowers to hospitals in Jerusalem.”


Wild Thing's comment.......

I am glad he is not attending. Prayers for BiBI to stay strong,he really is the man for this hour of our time.

Also I am thrilled about the roses and how many sent them.......famtastic.

This is BiBi's page at Facebook.

Benjamin Netanyahu


....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.

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Posted by Wild Thing at April 12, 2010 06:48 AM


Except for some minimal support from a few European countries, Israel is completely on her own in a hostile environment. Luckily, Israel has a strong leader in Netanyahu. Prayers are needed for Israel's survival.

Posted by: TomR at April 12, 2010 10:19 AM

This is great news. WND is doing the same thing. The other part of the news that this is showing that Osambo's ratings are dropping like a rock.

Posted by: Mark at April 12, 2010 08:49 PM

Tom, it is so sad and scary too. God will judge countries that turn their backs on Israel. I agree prayers are much needed for Israel's survival.

Mark, thank you so much. Yippee I am so glad on the news about obama's ratings. That is sooo good.

Posted by: Wild Thing at April 13, 2010 12:33 AM