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UNGA 2015, flickr. public domain.


Maggie’s Notebook by

There are reports that Barack Obama pulled the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power and Secretary of State John Kerry from Netanyahu’s October 1, 2015 speech. The report says there was a “video conference” with Obama (or maybe not even that). Cowards run and hide. The disrespectful get their full measure of disrespect. (Speech transcript and video below)

While the Israeli Prime Minister said he is open to peace talks with Palestine with “no conditions,” but Mahmoud Abbas has declined, we know that Palestine will never accept Israel’s right to exist where it is, and Israel will never accept any agreement without that right.


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Netanyahu elegantly speaks of the friendship between the U.S. and Israel, calls it “unshakeable,” laughable, but of course he must do this. At the same time he demolishes every argument for the Iranian nuclear deal, and frankly, make all of those (the US –– the UN) who ascribe to it look like the fools they/we are.

Don’t miss the U.N. sanctions against Israel and Syria. We need the U.N. out of the U.S. and the U.S. out of the U.N. All emphasis below is mine –– things in the speech I found particularly interesting and pertinent.


In antiquity, we faced destruction from the ancient empires of Babylon and Rome. In the Middle Ages, we faced inquisition and expulsion, and In modern times, we faced pogroms and the Holocaust.

Yet the Jewish people persevered.

And now another regime has arisen, swearing to destroy Israel.

That regime would be wise to consider this: I stand here today representing Israel, a country 67 years young,
but the nation-state of a people nearly 4,000 years old. Yet the empires of Babylon and Rome are not represented in this hall of nations. Neither is the Thousand Year Reich.

Those seemingly invincible empires are long gone.

But Israel lives.

Begin transcript of Benjamin Netanyahu speech at United Nations, 10-1-15:

Ladies and Gentlemen, I bring you greetings from Jerusalem. The city in which the Jewish People’s hopes and prayers for peace for all of humanity have echoed throughout the ages. Thirty-one years ago, as Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations, I stood at this podium for the first time. I spoke that day against a resolution sponsored by Iran to expel Israel from the United Nations […]

One can be rich, powerful, have the world at his or her feet and still lack class as in the case of John Kerry, Samantha Power and Barack Obama.

Not to be overlooked is the rest of the American delegation who refused to applaud Benjamin Netanyahu after the Israeli Prime Minister’s remarks on the Iranian threat.

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When BarackObama entered the White House on January 20, 2009, the United States was an ally of Israel and its people.

Next year when Obama makes it final speech before the United Nations General Assembly, it will be one for the books, correction Obama’s legacy as he will ordain that America is no longer an ally of Israel and that we are no longer a Christian nation.