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    Re: Israeli elections take dramatic turn as official tally gives Likud sweeping victo

    Quote Originally Posted by Abbazorkzog View Post
    The Inside Story of U.S. Meddling in Israel's Elections

    The U.S. meddling in foreign elections is nothing new. I am also from the U.S.
    Interesting article, it suggests that this was yet another failure of the Obama administration, even if not official policy.

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    Re: Israeli elections take dramatic turn as official tally gives Likud sweeping victo

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    I understand your view, and think we are both thinking of the same attack you referred to. We should always hold our allies to a standard, blind support is unacceptable- in the case of Israel, I see them as a valuable strategic ally in a very hostile region of the world-even if they need us more than we need them.

    IIRC, arab states actually expelled as many Jews as the Jews expelled or relocated, and while Israel accepted those Jews, many of those surrounding states have not accepted the Palestinians.

    I do not see American-Israeli relations improving over the remainder of Obama's term, he's burned too many bridges there, but I hope to see an improvement down the road.
    The Arab leagues official policy has been to refuse Palestinian refugees since the fifties they were hoping that when they invaded Israel again the Palestinians would be a fifth column, but they didn't bet on losing the 6 day or the 73 peace agreement with Sadat.

    Still they will not accept them. And the Palestinians traditional allies like Hezbollah are now fighting ISIS and they don't care about lazy Palestinians griping about Israeli building when they're dying and bleeding to save Asad from Sunni exteemists
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    Re: Israeli elections take dramatic turn as official tally gives Likud sweeping victo

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Interesting article, it suggests that this was yet another failure of the Obama administration, even if not official policy.
    Try the CIA and military-industrial complex...
    "It's a big club, and you ain't in it! The table has tilted folks. The game is rigged. It's called the American Dream, because you have to be asleep to believe it..." - George Carlin

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    Re: Israeli elections take dramatic turn as official tally gives Likud sweeping victo

    Quote Originally Posted by PoS View Post
    The US meddles in Isreali elections and vice versa- in the US the GOP is pretty much Bibi's lapdog and AIPAC controls Congress.

    And this man controls them all: Sheldon Adelson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    From your link...
    In a Wall Street Journal op-ed titled "I Didn't Leave the Democrats. They Left me", Adelson specifies three reasons why he switched political parties. First, he cites foreign policy, pointing to a Gallup poll that suggests Republicans are more supportive of Israel than Democrats.[27] Second, he cites statistics that suggest Republicans are more charitable than Democrats. To support this claim Adelson adduces a report from the Chronicle of Philanthropy which found, after studying tax data from the IRS, that U.S. states which vote Republican are more generous to charities than those states which vote Democratic. "My father, who kept a charity box for the poor in our house," he writes, "would have frowned on this fact about modern Democrats."[28] This leads him to his third reason—economic policy—for leaving the Democratic Party. He writes:

    Democrats would reply that taxation and government services are better vehicles for helping the underprivileged. And, yes, government certainly has its role. But when you look at states where Democrats have enjoyed years of one-party dominance—California, Illinois, New York—you find that their liberal policies simply don't deliver on their promises of social justice. Take, for example, President Obama's adopted home state. In October, a nonpartisan study of Illinois's finances by the State Budget Crisis Task Force offered painful evidence that liberal Illinois is suffering from abject economic, demographic and social decline. With the worst credit rating in the country, and with the second-biggest public debt per capita, the Prairie State "has been doing back flips on a high wire, without a net," according to the report.
    He's right on all 3 counts...the horror!

    Whats he doing that Soros isn't?

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    Re: Israeli elections take dramatic turn as official tally gives Likud sweeping victo

    Quote Originally Posted by EMNofSeattle View Post
    The Arab leagues official policy has been to refuse Palestinian refugees since the fifties they were hoping that when they invaded Israel again the Palestinians would be a fifth column, but they didn't bet on losing the 6 day or the 73 peace agreement with Sadat.

    Still they will not accept them. And the Palestinians traditional allies like Hezbollah are now fighting ISIS and they don't care about lazy Palestinians griping about Israeli building when they're dying and bleeding to save Asad from Sunni exteemists
    Thats true, in the mean time Israel supplies them with utilities, and makes them citizens with voting rights-things which they would not get elsewhere.
    I know they aren't happy, but its ironic that in many ways they are treated better by Israel than their supposed arab brethren.

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    Re: Israeli elections take dramatic turn as official tally gives Likud sweeping victo

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Interesting article, it suggests that this was yet another failure of the Obama administration, even if not official policy.
    Figures you read as far as the Obama administration involvement and quit. Read on and you'll see that interference in Israeli election outcomes goes back to the first Bush administration, the article points out that there's been bi-partisan interference in Israeli elections. That's pro democracy.
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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    Re: Israeli elections take dramatic turn as official tally gives Likud sweeping victo

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Figures you read as far as the Obama administration involvement and quit. Read on and you'll see that interference in Israeli election outcomes goes back to the first Bush administration, the article points out that there's been bi-partisan interference in Israeli elections. That's pro democracy.
    I read the entire article, I dont know enough about US-Israeli inside politics, but I do know this thread is about the election Netanyahu won today, and that Obama is the US president in power.

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    Re: Israeli elections take dramatic turn as official tally gives Likud sweeping victo

    Quote Originally Posted by Abbazorkzog View Post
    Try the CIA and military-industrial complex...
    You're both wrong.

    https://www.ijreview.com/2015/03/273...yahus-victory/
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    Re: Israeli elections take dramatic turn as official tally gives Likud sweeping victo

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    I read the entire article, I dont know enough about US-Israeli inside politics, but I do know this thread is about the election Netanyahu won today, and that Obama is the US president in power.
    To the bolded!!!!!!
    Better start learning then. US interference in Israeli elections far predates Obama.
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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    Re: Israeli elections take dramatic turn as official tally gives Likud sweeping victo

    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    From your link...
    Netanyahu wins; Hamas, Hezbollah, Iranian mullahs, and the White House are totally bummed about it. Let that sink in.

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