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Sen. Chuck Schumer backs up on his criticism of the White House about Israel and the Palestinian's….

[ Schumer and Netanyahu ]

In a suprising announcement a few weeks ago……

New York’s Senator Chuck Schumer lost himself and had a Israel moment…..

Schumer who IS Jewish..and needs to stay on point if he wants to succeeded Harry Reid as Senate Majority Leader….

Blasted the White House for playing hardball with Benjamin Netanyahu on the settlements issue…..

Well Schumer has gone to the mountain….

And has changed his tune….

He now UNDERSTANDS the White House position…..

Damn right he does!

While I’m sure the story about the White House explaining their policy is a nice cover…

One would think that it would occur to Schumer that he’s going to running against the senior senator from Illinois for the Senate Majority position…

The President and most the White Staff is from?

Illinois…..

Right…..

Schumer needs to be on good terms with the White House…..

Schumer made big news last week when he said on said on the Nachum Segal Show that Obama’s approach to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict was “counterproductive.” He also said there was a battle going on about the policy inside the Obama administration and that if his side didn’t win, “we’ll have to take it to the next step.”

Backing off those comments Tuesday, the New York senator said that he now sees changes in the White House’s approach to dealing with pro-Israel groups in the United States and can envision the “possibility” of changes in the administration’s policies toward Israel and the Palestinian Authority.

Schumer referred to a letter Obama sent to the Conference of Presidents, a coordinating body representing several dozen U.S. Jewish groups, on April 21 (note: this was before Schumer leveled his harsh critique) and said he had several “productive” discussions with White House officials over the last week that assured him they got the message.

“The interactions we’ve had are bringing people together and people in the pro-Israel community are feeling a sense that they’re being listened to and there might be some changes,” Schumer claimed.

National Security Advisor James L. Jones seemed to roll out a new tone last week, talking simultaneously about what the Obama administration wants to see from the Israelis and the Palestinians during remarks at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy that were overshadowed by the controversy over a Jewish joke Jones told (and for which he has subsequently apologized).

“In any sense they are asking Israel to do something, they want it to be closely interwoven with things they are asking of the Palestinians,” WINEP’s executive director Robert Satloff said after the speech.

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Note….Schumer must be careful not to convey the impression that he is too beholding to Isreal…..While that plays good in his Brooklyn Home District…

It will not fly with Senator’s from the rest of country even though they understand why Schumer would be that way……

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May 2, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Counterpoints, Government, Law, Men, Other Things, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Updates | , , , , | 1 Comment

Sen. Chuck Schumer backs up on his criticism of the White House about Israel and the Palestinian’s….

[ Schumer and Netanyahu ]

In a suprising announcement a few weeks ago……

New York’s Senator Chuck Schumer lost himself and had a Israel moment…..

Schumer who IS Jewish..and needs to stay on point if he wants to succeeded Harry Reid as Senate Majority Leader….

Blasted the White House for playing hardball with Benjamin Netanyahu on the settlements issue…..

Well Schumer has gone to the mountain….

And has changed his tune….

He now UNDERSTANDS the White House position…..

Damn right he does!

While I’m sure the story about the White House explaining their policy is a nice cover…

One would think that it would occur to Schumer that he’s going to running against the senior senator from Illinois for the Senate Majority position…

The President and most the White Staff is from?

Illinois…..

Right…..

Schumer needs to be on good terms with the White House…..

Schumer made big news last week when he said on said on the Nachum Segal Show that Obama’s approach to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict was “counterproductive.” He also said there was a battle going on about the policy inside the Obama administration and that if his side didn’t win, “we’ll have to take it to the next step.”

Backing off those comments Tuesday, the New York senator said that he now sees changes in the White House’s approach to dealing with pro-Israel groups in the United States and can envision the “possibility” of changes in the administration’s policies toward Israel and the Palestinian Authority.

Schumer referred to a letter Obama sent to the Conference of Presidents, a coordinating body representing several dozen U.S. Jewish groups, on April 21 (note: this was before Schumer leveled his harsh critique) and said he had several “productive” discussions with White House officials over the last week that assured him they got the message.

“The interactions we’ve had are bringing people together and people in the pro-Israel community are feeling a sense that they’re being listened to and there might be some changes,” Schumer claimed.

National Security Advisor James L. Jones seemed to roll out a new tone last week, talking simultaneously about what the Obama administration wants to see from the Israelis and the Palestinians during remarks at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy that were overshadowed by the controversy over a Jewish joke Jones told (and for which he has subsequently apologized).

“In any sense they are asking Israel to do something, they want it to be closely interwoven with things they are asking of the Palestinians,” WINEP’s executive director Robert Satloff said after the speech.

More……..

Note….Schumer must be careful not to convey the impression that he is too beholding to Isreal…..While that plays good in his Brooklyn Home District…

It will not fly with Senator’s from the rest of country even though they understand why Schumer would be that way……

May 2, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Counterpoints, Government, Law, Men, Other Things, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Updates | , , , , | 1 Comment

American Jews have President Obama’s back…..

In answering my friend Brandon’s question I am not surprised to find these numbers for Obama from American’s of the Jewish faith…..

73% see the Us and Israel getting along fine……

As I have said in a couple of post’s…The Prrsident and the Secretary of State have a problem with Benjamin Netayahu…not Isreal…..

Despite claims that that Israelis are wary of U.S. President Barack Obama, a new poll released on Tuesday shows that most American Jews view their leader and his dealings with Israel in a positive light.

According to the 2010 Annual Survey of American Jewish Opinion, conducted by the American Jewish Committee, 73 percent of American Jews characterize relations between Israel and the U.S. today as “very positive” or “positive.”

In addition to this, 55 percent of American Jews approve of the way the Obama administration is handling U.S.-Israel relations.

In polls quoted in a New York Times article by former American Jewish Congress national director Henry Siegman from a few months prior, Obama is supported by only between 6 to ten percent of the Israeli public.

More……..

April 13, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Counterpoints, Government, Media, Men, Other Things, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Polls, Religion, Updates, Women | , , | 2 Comments

American Jews have President Obama's back…..

In answering my friend Brandon’s question I am not surprised to find these numbers for Obama from American’s of the Jewish faith…..

73% see the Us and Israel getting along fine……

As I have said in a couple of post’s…The Prrsident and the Secretary of State have a problem with Benjamin Netayahu…not Isreal…..

Despite claims that that Israelis are wary of U.S. President Barack Obama, a new poll released on Tuesday shows that most American Jews view their leader and his dealings with Israel in a positive light.

According to the 2010 Annual Survey of American Jewish Opinion, conducted by the American Jewish Committee, 73 percent of American Jews characterize relations between Israel and the U.S. today as “very positive” or “positive.”

In addition to this, 55 percent of American Jews approve of the way the Obama administration is handling U.S.-Israel relations.

In polls quoted in a New York Times article by former American Jewish Congress national director Henry Siegman from a few months prior, Obama is supported by only between 6 to ten percent of the Israeli public.

More……..

April 13, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Counterpoints, Government, Media, Men, Other Things, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Polls, Religion, Updates, Women | , , | 2 Comments

Netanyahu finds himself in a jam at home also……

It seems that Binyamin Netanyahu has problems at home due from his troubles at the White House…..

While the right leaning partners in his collation government are happy to push for the start the settlements in part of Jeruslem…..a lot of others in Israeli’s aren’t…they are more uneasy with the ‘family fight’ going on between the American administration and Netanyhu’s….than people think……

The United States was happy to deal with Tzipi Livni as Israel’s Foreign Minister in the past Israeli governmenet…..the US never thought things where going to be good with Bibi Netanyahu’s ‘second coming……

And they haven’t been…..

BiBi is now going to have to figure out how to get out of the hole he’s in…..

Livni must be smiling…thinking the Israeli voters  made the wrong choice in the last election……

Over the past year, Netanyahu “pushed the envelope with Obama,” said Yossi Beilin, a former Israeli peace negotiator, referring to haggling over a full settlement freeze that had precluded a resumption of peace talks. Now that Obama has pushed back, Netanyahu “is worried and afraid,” Beilin said.

Some observers speculated that Netanyahu might be forced to consider bringing Kadima, the centrist party led by former foreign minister Tzipi Livni, his arch political rival, into his coalition to alleviate the tensions with the United States. But Gideon Ezra, a Kadima member, said that might not be possible because of resistance from within Netanyahu’s Likud bloc: Incorporating Kadima would mean concessions such as halting construction in East Jerusalem and dismantling unauthorized settlement outposts in the West Bank, steps that Likud members oppose, Ezra said.

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March 26, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Family, Government, Media, Men, Other Things, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Travel, Updates, Women | , , , , | 5 Comments