Republican Ari Fleischer: Obama forcing Israel to make 'harmful concessions'- BETTER THAT THAN ISRAEL GETTING A US CONCESSION TO MAKE WAR ON IRAN

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    Jul 11, 2012 7:35 AM GMT
    THIS ARTICLE FROM ISRAEL'S HAARETZ NEWS By Mordechai I. Twersky

    Speaking to an audience of dual U.S.-Israeli citizens in Jerusalem, former White House press secretary urges crowd to register to vote.
    The former White House press secretary for the Bush administration has assailed President Obama for "pushing Israel around" and forcing the Jewish state to "make harmful, unwise concessions."

    Addressing a group of dual Israeli-U.S. citizens Tuesday night at a get-out-the-vote event in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Mishkenot Sha'ananim, Ari Fleischer questioned Obama's commitment to Israel.

    "I do not ever want to have a president in the Oval Office who will make us scratch our heads and wonder, 'does he or does he not have Israel's back,'" said Fleischer, alluding to President's Obama's pledge, last March, at the AIPAC Conference in Washington. "I don't want to have a president in the Oval Office who makes me wonder what next will he do to put pressure on Israel and make Israel make harmful, unwise concessions."

    At Tuesday night's sparsely attended event, sponsored by relatively new iVoteIsrael organization, Fleischer urged a mostly senior crowd of about 80 people to register to vote, coming on a day two leading U.S. polls shows Obama and his Republican challenger locked in a dead heat.

    "You're the size of Dayton, Ohio. You're the size of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida," Fleischer told the Israelis gathered. "You're a longer plane trip from New York
    from those places, but you're equally important."

    Matt Brooks of the Washington-based Republican Jewish Coalition, who launched into a blistering attack of Obama in his opening remarks, noted, almost parenthetically, that Romney would be visiting Israel "in three weeks." When asked later by Haaretz for a more specific date, Brooks said he meant "somewhere between July 15 and July 30."

    Though both Fleischer and Brooks trumpeted the symbolism of Romney's decision to visit Israel in this relatively late, pre-party convention stage in the presidential election season, they were strong on message but short on policy specifics.

    When asked by an audience member to state Romney's position regarding clemency for the convicted Israeli spy, Jonathan Pollard, Fleischer and Brooks exchanged glances.

    "I don't know his position on that," Fleischer said.

    When asked whether Romney would move the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, Fleischer reminded the audience that he was not a spokesman for Romney, but was "here to support him, because I think he'd be wonderful for Israel."

    "Governor Romney is on the record as saying that he would like to move the embassy from Tel Aviv to Yerusahlayim," continued Fleischer, employing the Hebrew for Israel's capital. "But he wants to consult with Israeli leaders first about the best way to get that accomplished."

    After hearing some howls and interruptions from the audience, Fleischer attempted to explain:

    "What Romney is saying when he says that is he's aware of the broader implications where Jordan and others and the sensitivity and whether or not such a first move would be seen as so provocative that it might not accomplish the goals that he and the Israel government want to accomplish," conceded Fleischer. "So he's hedging his bets on that one. Ultimately, I don't know what he's going to do."

    Fleischer was asked whether Romney would recognize a unified Jerusalem capital.

    "I don't know," said Fleischer who said he would share feedback from his visit with Romney's "team" following his return to the States. "This is one of those statements that I think when he comes here we're all going to have to listen carefully to what exactly he says."

    Fleischer added: "There is a tendency in American politics for people to pull back a little bit and give themselves a little bit of leeway and negotiating room…The most important thing is to deliver…My hope is, if he doesn't intend to move the embassy, then don't say it. If you're going to do it, do it."

    Fleischer and Brooks will be speaking at several local events aimed at registering the country's estimated 150,000 U.S. citizens eligible to vote in the upcoming presidential election in November.

    I understand that Ari Fliescher is also a dual citizen.


    Just exactly what side is this guy and those he's trying to influence to vote for Romney on anyways ?
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    Jul 11, 2012 5:49 PM GMT
    Ari Fleischer to Spearhead Republican Jewish Coalition Campaign in Israel By



    Oh how nice. When is the republican party going to rename itself to the Israeli Firster Party.

    Ari Fleischer to Spearhead Republican Jewish Coalition Campaign in Israel

    By: JTA
    Published: July 4th, 2012



    The Republican Jewish Coalition is sending two of its top officials to Israel to rally for expatriate votes.


    The voter registration drive is led by Ari Fleischer, press secretary for GW Bush, and RJC executive director Matt Brooks.


    Campaigning by both parties among expatriates is normally left to local organizers, as the numbers of overseas voters are low relative to domestic turnout.


    But Brooks told JTA on Tuesday, one day after next week’s outreach tour was announced, that the stakes are high enough in this election that campaigning in Israel could garner potentially critical Republican votes.

    “If you look at the numbers, there is a significant opportunity out there for the Republicans to mine a number of votes,” Brooks said, noting that Americans in Israel tend to favor Mitt Romney, the GOP presidential candidate, over President Obama, in contrast to United States, where Jews tend to favor Democrats. “If this election is going to be as close as people think it is, and with the support Romney is getting in Israel, being able to turn out American voters, especially from battleground states, could be critical.”


    An RJC release said the tour, from July 9-13 “will include media events, town hall meetings with U.S. citizens living abroad, and meetings with leading bloggers and social media activists on Facebook, Twitter, and other platforms who are expert in communicating directly with potential voters.”


    “It’s a long flight, but when you think about Israel being home to 150,000 American voters, it’s also the equivalent of visiting Dayton, Ohio or Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. to get out the message,” Fleischer said in the statement. “In this election, every vote is going to be important.”


    Ari Fleischer is obviously panhandling for votes in the interest of his second home Israel, which is not by any stretch what is in the best interests of the US.


    Fleicher is dead set against Obama for coming out against Israel's attempt to legalize settlements which goes against every negotiation the US has ever done with the Palestinians for their own state.

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    Jul 11, 2012 7:36 PM GMT
    The United States President has no power to force Israel to do anything.
    It's the United States Congress that happily writes the free flowing billion dollar checks, in support of our Israeli friends.

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    Jul 12, 2012 7:39 PM GMT
    Here are the International comments about Ari Fleischer's statements against Obama.

    15 63 10 View > U.S. Republican Ari Fleischer: Obama forcing Israel to make 'harmful concessions' By Bertold Ball 11 Jul 2012 02:37PM Which concessions?

    14 60 6 View > Give a Zionist apologist a job and wait for them to stab you in the back. By labhras 11 Jul 2012 01:30PM Fleischer is a 5th columner who lies through his teeth. What harmful concessions---what concessions has Israelmade for heavens sake.
    13 47 6 View > who seeking peace does not put obstacles and call it harmful concessions By moe shadid 11 Jul 2012 00:39PM very obvious that israel does not interest in peace
    12 60 3 View > Just exactly what "harmful, unwise concessions" he is hallucinating about ? By WikiMiki 11 Jul 2012 11:39AM
    11 41 3 View > an axe to grind By Carol Scheller 11 Jul 2012 11:33AM Why is it that Mr Fleischer is former White House press secretary ?
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    Jul 12, 2012 7:44 PM GMT
    Webster666 saidThe United States President has no power to force Israel to do anything.
    It's the United States Congress that happily writes the free flowing billion dollar checks, in support of our Israeli friends.

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    Our president and congressional responsibility is first and formost to the US, and when the wishes of the ISRAELI LOBBY AIPAC get at cross hairs with those interests then THE USA COMES FIRST. Fleischer and AIPAC have a problem with that and it is why they are both pumping influence and begging money/voters to put republicans in office to facilitate what they want for ISRAEL, their first interest, and not the interests of the US.