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Beloved God of Republicans, Tormentor of Democrats, Benjamin Netanyahu, Getting Ready to Be Worshipped in a US Congress Session, on March 3, 2015

February 27, 2015 

Editor's Note:

News stories of the Zionist propaganda machine (TV stations, newspapers, news agencies) may mention anything about Netanyahu's speech in Congress, on March 3, 2015, except the truth.

Netanyahu knows that he is the ultimate ruler of the United States and he is doing it to humiliate the elected US President, Barack Obama, and the executive branch of the US government. He wants to show him and the public who is really the boss in the United States, as he is coming to speak in Congress despite Obama's objection.

He also wants to humiliate members of Congress of both parties, Republicans and Democrats, who will be there to give him as many standing ovations as he wants (or as Sheldon Adelson has already decided). So, it's not about Israeli elections or about Iran, as the Zionist propaganda repeats over and over again to numb the intelligence of the gullable public.

The Zionist gambling tycoon, Sheldon Adelson, who is the current puppeteer of the Republican party, threatened to prevent the election of any member of Congress who dares to be absent from the Netanyahoo worship session in US Congress.

Both of Adelson and Netanyahu want to show what Sharon meant by saying: We control America and the Americans know it.

The Butcher of Gaza children, the Beloved God of Republicans and Tormentor of Democrats, is gearing to be worshipped in US Congress, on March 3, 2015.

Don't forget to count how many standing ovations he's going to get from his worshippers!

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Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pauses while he speaks to supporters of his Likud party as he campaigns in the West Bank Jewish settlement of Maale Adumim, near Jerusalem February 25, 2015.  

 

As address to U.S. Congress nears, Netanyahu treads a thinning line

By Luke Baker

JERUSALEM Thu Feb 26, 2015 11:51am EST  

Credit: Reuters/Nir Elia

JERUSALEM (Reuters) -

When Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accepted an invitation to address the U.S. Congress two weeks before an Israeli election, there appeared to be little downside. As the appointment draws near, the potential pitfalls are growing.

The primary objective was to warn U.S. lawmakers about the risks of a deal on Iran's nuclear program and keep alive the possibility of further sanctions on Tehran, frustrating President Barack Obama's long-running policy of negotiation with the Islamic Republic.

At the same time, it was difficult to ignore the electoral bounce a primetime speech on a critical issue might give Netanyahu and his party ahead of parliamentary elections on March 17, when he will seek a fourth term in office.     

But with five days to go before the March 3 address - when Netanyahu will join Winston Churchill as the only leader to have addressed Congress three times - neither the goal of thwarting an Iran deal nor the pre-election boost are certain, and other, longer-term concerns about U.S.-Israel relations are emerging.

"There are now many more risks than advantages," said Eytan Gilboa, a professor at Bar-Ilan University and a specialist in ties between Israel and the United States.

"I just can't see how his strategy can succeed. This visit is going to show the depth of the rift between his government - and him personally - and the United States."

TESTY FUTURE

While it remains unclear whether a deal between six world powers and Iran can finally be clinched, momentum is building, with the expectation that the outline will be agreed by the end of March and a detailed deal drawn up by the end of June.

Broadly, a final accord is aimed at curbing Iran's nuclear energy capacity to help ensure it can be put only to peaceful ends rather than bombs, in exchange for a phased removal of sanctions that have hobbled the oil-based Iranian economy.

Iran has long denied having a covert atomic bomb agenda.

Even if Netanyahu delivers the most powerful speech of his life, his ability to knock the negotiations off-course or rally the two-thirds of Congress needed to secure further sanctions is limited, something he has tacitly acknowledged.

"Can I guarantee that my speech in Congress will prevent a dangerous deal with Iran from being signed? Honestly, I don't know," he said last week. "But I do know this it's my sacred duty as prime minister of Israel to make Israel's case."

Obama administration officials on Wednesday questioned Netanyahu's judgment and said his condemnation of efforts to secure a nuclear deal with Iran had injected destructive partisanship into U.S.-Israeli relations.

On the electoral front, pollsters say there are signs his hard-charging decision to go to Congress, allying himself with the hawkish Republicans against Obama, may hurt his standing among undecided voters, although the speech may still provide a lift.

Polls currently show Netanyahu's Likud party level with the center-left opposition, with both expected to win around 24 seats in the 120-seat parliament. Before the decision to go to Washington, some polls had Netanyahu 4-5 seats ahead.

A lot will depend on how many standing ovations he receives during the speech, which will be televised with a five-minute delay in Israel so that any comments deemed to have an electoral impact can be edited out.

But it is what comes afterwards that may give Netanyahu most cause for concern, especially if his party wins and he returns as prime minister of a right-wing coalition.

"He won't get another invitation to the White House, he will be considered 'persona non grata'," said Gilboa.

"I don't expect a complete breakdown in the relationship, in terms of cooperation on security and the supply of weapons. But he is going to find a more hostile White House and State Department and he himself is burned."

(Editing by Mark Heinrich)

Netanyahu declines Democrats' invitation for meeting during visit

By Patricia Zengerle

WASHINGTON Tue Feb 24, 2015 8:25pm EST

(Reuters) -

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declined on Tuesday an invitation to meet with U.S. Senate Democrats during his trip to Washington next week.

"Though I greatly appreciate your kind invitation to meet with Democratic Senators, I believe that doing so at this time could compound the misperception of partisanship regarding my upcoming visit," Netanyahu wrote in a letter to Senators Richard Durbin and Dianne Feinstein obtained by Reuters.

Durbin and Feinstein, two senior Senate Democrats, invited Netanyahu to a closed-door meeting with Democratic senators in a letter on Monday, warning that making U.S.-Israeli relations a partisan political issue could have "lasting repercussions."

Republican congressional leaders broke diplomatic protocol by consulting neither the White House nor Democrats in Congress before inviting Netanyahu to address a joint meeting of the House of Representatives and Senate.

Netanyahu has faced criticism at home and abroad for his decision to address the U.S. Congress two weeks before Israeli elections and at a sensitive point in international negotiations on Iran's nuclear program.

In his letter, Netanyahu said he agreed "wholeheartedly" that strong ties between the United States and Israel have been built on bipartisan support. "I also fully understand the importance of bipartisan support for ensuring that our alliance remains strong in the future," he wrote.

He expressed appreciation for the opportunity to address lawmakers from both parties on Tuesday and said he regretted that the invitation has been perceived by some as partisan.

"I can assure you my sole intention in accepting it was to voice Israel's grave concerns about a potential nuclear agreement with Iran that could threaten the survival of my country," Netanyahu wrote.

He said he would be glad to address a bipartisan meeting of senators during a future visit to Washington.

Spokesmen for Durbin and Feinstein could not immediately be reached for comment.

(Reporting by Patricia Zengerle; Editing by Doina Chiacu)

 

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