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Israel was a country that I had and have deep roots with.
My dad worked for the State of Israel for 18 years.
My paternal grandmother lived and is buried there.
The first fundraiser that I ever had chaired as an adult was for Israel.
Most of the family I have on Earth live there.
So, you can understand how difficult this post is for me to write.
Israel is run by an oligarch. Benjamin Netanyahu belongs in jail. He is a blight on the Jewish people. He has created a country in His image filled with people who are willing to skirt the law for their own benefit. A country willing to risk dealing with Patrick series just in case there is some money to be made. He is the Donald Trump of Israel. So this story about a company that does dirty tricks, a la Cambridge Analytica, is not surprising. If it had not happened I would have been surprised.
There is a group of American evangelicals and believes that Israel must be destroyed and I war with the Arab states in order for the Rapture to begin. This is superstitious mumbo jumbo but they truly believe this. Benjamin Netanyahu and his cohorts play into their hands and it disgusts me.
Voter turnout will be the key to winning this election. All the money that people like Sheldon Adelson will throw at this campaign will be meaningless if we go out and vote on November 8th or before. This is what Citizens United has brought to our country. Billionaires with their own agenda trying to shape our country and their image. That’s not what America is all about. They are putting their finger on the scale so that the Republicans keep the Senate and win the White House. And for the record, just like the evangelicals who are saying they are going to vote for Trump despite his deplorable comments about women, Sheldon Adelson is supporting Trump even though Hillary Clinton would be the best choice for Israel which is his top priority. Donald Trump has said repeatedly that he wants to go to IP stock where Israel and the Palestinians are viewed as Mutual by the United States. Israel wants a two-state solution. The Palestinians want one state solution with Israel gone. I don’t understand how people like Sheldon Adelson spend money on a man who you cannot trust.
I will say this again voter turnout will decide this election. Please don’t be fooled into complacency by the polls. Think about brexit. Do we really want to wake up on November 9th and say what have we done like the British did?
I applaud the Obama Administration and the US government for making this pledge to Israel. Israel is a stabilizing force in the Middle East. I hope this laid to rest forever the idea that President Obama has not been pro-israel. This is the largest amount do United States has ever pledged to any country in its history. This is a long-term 10-year deal. This is being done in the last few months of the Obama Administration. It would have been very easy for the Obama Administration to just not do anything. But it has taken a stand, I stand reinforcing America’s commitment to Israel and its continued survival. Congratulations to both prime minister Netanyahu and President Obama for coming to this agreement.
There are two takeaways here. One is that Bernie Sanders has made statements that no American politician running for president have ever said regarding Israel. Two the Israeli press and most likely the government do not want Bernie Sanders to be president. This is ironic, has Bernie is Jewish as I am. Hillary Clinton would clearly be the right choice to ensure that Israel is protected and that a peace agreement would be fair to both sides. AVB http://www.haaretz.com/world-news/u-s-election-2016/1.713988?v=6D54CCEC298217CECD75B0E29D73FAAB
Saudia Arabia made from the outside seem like a good Ally of the United States. But in fact they are sworn enemy of Israel. And they’re having nuclear weapons to me is just as a grievous as ever and having them. And yeah Donald Trump who seems to have absolutely no knowledge of geopolitics thanks that Saudi Arabia will have nuclear weapons. Israel certainly does not want a nuclear Saudi Arabia. I believe the picture that they chose in the article from Israel’s leading news Outlet screams to the fact that they do not like Trump. AVB http://www.haaretz.com/world-news/u-s-election-2016/1.711847?v=0E25BF4CA0D711AD44D14B0631BBBF0E
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This is no way of attempting to get a Palestinian state. Israel is continuously attacked in the American media for its treatment of the Palestinians yet these kind of stories seem to miss the news cycle here. People who know me know how much I hate war and violence but I want an answer on how to stop it when these kind of actions continue. AVB http://in.mobile.reuters.com/article/businessNews/idINKCN0VN0LF?i=2
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I believe that’s tentative, is the operative word here. I’m a believer that slowing around down in this incredibly hostile environment that the Middle East is in is a step in the right direction. I understand that this may make the molas more powerful as the economy starts to improve, but not having nuclear proliferation across the Middle East will save the planet. AVB
A deal is better than no deal. But a deal needs to be one that has to main and irrevocable conditions. number one the ability for the United States and its coalition to verify and monitor the Iranians. Number 2 na as important as the inability for a ran to stockpile uranium on site without again regular and mandatory inspections. As far as the proxy fights between the Shiites and the Sunnis I’m on Bill Maher with this I think the United States needs to say this is your fights guys we need to step away. al Qaeda and Isis will be so busy fighting each other and all the other Arab countries that the United States will be a non issue to them. This is a regional conflict that has been going on for thousands of years we disturbed the balance by going into a wreck and removing a very bad man but a very bad man kept the country together. I hope the United States will send twice before going into war for what seems to be no good reason. AVB