Saturday, November 12, 2011

Armilos Erev Rav -or- Israeli Politician Media Toy?

What is the real story of Bibi? Is Israel in good hands? Will the nations' disdain for him weigh down on Israel going into 2012?

Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu may be feted at home for his role in freeing captive soldier Gilad Shalit, but abroad, world leaders are barely managing to hide their disdain for the media-savvy prime minister.
Just how much Netanyahu is failing to win the respect of his global peers emerged on Tuesday after a French website published remarks by President Nicolas Sarkozy, who described him as a "liar" during a private conversation with US President Barack Obama at the G20 summit in Cannes last week.
"I can't stand him anymore, he's a liar," Sarkozy said in French in remarks which were inadvertently transmitted over the translation system and heard by reporters.
"You may be sick of him, but me, I have to deal with him every day," Obama replied.
The remarks were first reported by Arret Sur Images online news site, with the details confirmed by a number of journalists contacted by AFP.
It was not the first time world leaders have expressed disappointment or even anger with Netanyahu, with most of the frustration focused on the lack of progress in resolving the conflict with the Palestinians.
In February, German Chancellor Angela Merkel reportedly lashed out at him after he criticised Berlin for backing a UN Security Council resolution condemning settlements.
"How dare you?" Merkel told Netanyahu in remarks reported by Israel's Haaretz newspaper. "You are the one who disappointed us. You haven't made a single step to advance peace."
The two had another difficult conversation last month, in which Merkel questioned his commitment to restarting talks after Israel approved a swathe of new homes in annexed east Jerusalem.
EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton has also urged him to show "leadership" and in May, he irked Obama by publicly lecturing him in the Oval Office on the historic struggles of the Jewish people -- live on television.
Shortly afterwards, US Defence Secretary Robert Gates reportedly criticised Netanyahu, describing him as "ungrateful," and saying Washington had "received nothing" in exchange for its support of Israel's security needs, in remarks published by a respected US columnist.
Even during his previous term in office (1996-1999), Netanyahu was not fully trusted, with US president Bill Clinton saying he had reneged on pledges to withdraw from occupied Palestinian land, torpedoing peace efforts, with the White House accusing him of failing to honour commitments made "at the highest level."
And around the same time, Britain's foreign office took an even blunter view of the Israeli leader, with officials nicknaming him in 1998 as "the armour-plated bullshitter" according to memoirs published earlier this year by Alastair Campbell, former communications chief at 10 Downing Street.
Around the world, Netanyahu is viewed "with a few notable exceptions, with growing disapproval," political analyst Yossi Alpher told AFP.
"But those exceptions are important, particularly to the Israeli public," he said.
"The Obama administration is clearly unhappy with him, but he manages to get around the effect of this on Israeli public opinion by showing that he's very much accepted by Congress and by a large section of American public opinion."
Opinion polls in Israel showed widespread approval for Netanyahu's role in the release last month of Shalit, an Israeli soldier who had been held captive for more than five years by a number of groups, including Gaza's Hamas rulers -- despite it costing the release by Israel of more than 1,000 Palestinian prisoners, many with blood on their hands.
And with speculation rife over the possibility of an Israeli strike on Iran's nuclear programme, a Haaretz poll last week showed 52 percent expressed confidence in Netanyahu's ability to handle "the Iranian issue."
Gabriela Shalev, former Israeli ambassador to the United Nations, says that such apparent slights ultimately have little effect on Israeli public opinion.
"Those who think that the whole world is against us and that Netanyahu is the only one who can stand up for Israel, have had their opinions strengthened," she told AFP.
"Others who worry that Israel is becoming increasingly isolated (as a result of his policies) also have their beliefs confirmed," she said.

Was Rav Kaduri this is our last government before Moshiach?
Moshiach 5772 Like Rav Kaduri said?


Israel Rising said...

Or he is Moshiach Ben Yosef, who will go down before Moshiach Ben Dawid comes.

rabbi david katz said...

Bibi's name tomorrow: on Tamar Yonah 4:30 Pm Israel Time

rabbi david katz said...

With that hava mina of armilos there must be an equal hava mina of moshiach ben yosef. just like with the shavtim and yosef..only i think bibi will be the opposite of yosef

Israel Rising said...

We went through Armilus already...Olmert. Fits the bill. The nations gathered against us in Anappolis and then he fell. Is the situation perfect? No. But its a lot better than before. Bibi is weak and is surrounded by the erev rav, but he has potential. At worst he is a neutral entity that allows others to harm our interests.

Anonymous said...

its not easy being in Mr. Netanyahu's place. and clinton is the last person who should comment on anyone, seeing his own very very lack of credibility on any issue. i remember reading the problems clinton gave during the wyw meeting, where he had lip readers to read what the israelis were talking and Mr.Netanyahu had to cover his mouth while speaking. in my opinion, what they did to Mr. Netanyahu was hitting way below the belt. May Hashem guide him to make the right decisions and take away any fear or pressure the 70 nations are putting on him.

Moriah said...

Who cares what the nations think of us or Netanyahu? Hashem DOES NOT want us to do their bidding. I'm happy Hashem revealed what they really think of Netanyahu. Now maybe he can be freed to act like a REAL JEWISH leader would act when he knows the nations are aware of the peril Israel is in yet still want us to go along with their suicidal "peace" plan.

Israel refuses to tell US its Iran intentions

Moriah said...

Here's what the nations think

The Palestinization of UNESCO:

Jesterhead45 said...
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Jesterhead45 said...

"Palestinism is a world policy initiated and imposed by the OIC and its Western allies that aims to transfer to Palestinian Muslims the history, and the cultural and religious heritage of the Jewish people. The origin of this belief is in the Koran which states that the Bible is a falsification and that the biblical figures, including Jesus and the apostles were all Muslim prophets who preached Islam. This theory suppresses Jewish and Christian history and legitimacy. Palestinism struggles to eliminate Israel and replace it by a Muslim Palestine since it is based on the Islamization of the Bible.

Palestinism is also a political and theological current working for the Islamization of Christianity by replacing its Jewish biblical roots by the Koranic interpretation of the Bible."

It seems like the West is really going all out in trying to steal everything from the Jewish People, even going as far as to replace Jerusalem (a city the west claims as its own after stealing it from the Jews) with Mecca as one of the three cities that founded the West (the other two being Rome and Athens).

Also, I seem to be having touble posting comments on here as I keep having to log off and on blogger just to post comments.

Anonymous said...

bibi is neutral like the state of israel itself in my opinion . Could he be mashiach ben yosef ? if he applied his 180 iq to jewish destiny purpose and the secrets of torah and science a definite yes !

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