The Jerusalem Post reported on Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu's upcoming meeting with President Obama:
Speaking at the opening of the weekly cabinet meeting on Sunday, Netanyahu said, "Our region is volatile and quickly changing in the North, South and East, including the atrocious massacre we are seeing in Syria against innocent civilians. All of these subjects will be raised at the meeting, but one issue will be central: the increasing power of Iran."
After Israel pummeled Gaza and its one million citizens, most of whom were innocents, Netanyahu offered:
"I'm sorry to say we haven't gotten the job done," the former prime minister, known for his hawkish views on peace talks, said in a radio interview Thursday. "It is clear that Hamas is rearming, clearly it is hitting us, clearly it is testing us. The next government will have no choice but to finish the job and uproot ... the Iranian terror base."President-elect Obama sat on his hands while Israel killed scores of innocents between December 27, 2008 and January 18, 2009. Here's the official U.S. position on civilian deaths from Secretary of State Condi Rice:
"It is very difficult in a circumstance like Gaza, which is a very densely populated area," to protect civilians.
Obama and Netanyahu will meet on March 5.
Netanyahu is scheduled to travel to the United States next week, where he will address the pro-Israel lobby AIPAC's annual policy conference, which will be held from March 4-6.
Watch for a string of U.S. politicians talking tough on Iran at AIPAC.The official list includes:
- President of the United States Barack Obama
- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
- Israeli President Shimon Peres
- Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta
- Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY)
- House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)
- Senator Carl Levin (D-MI)
- Senator Joseph Lieberman (I-CT)
- Senator Johnny Isakson (R-GA)
- CNN Contributor Paul Begala
- Democratic Strategist Donna Brazile
- Fox News Contributor Liz Cheney
- President of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and Former Member of Congress Jane Harman
- Founding Editor, The Times of Israel David Horovitz
- CEO, Kathy Ireland Worldwide Kathy Ireland
- Editor of The Weekly Standard William Kristol
- Political Analyst for NBC News Mike Murphy
- Director, George Washington University’s School of Media and Public Affairs; Former Anchor and Washington Bureau Chief, CNN Frank Sesno
- Middle East Commentator for Channel 2 Television, Israel Ehud Yaari
President Obama has requested $3.1 billion in military aid to Israel as part of his budget for fiscal year 2013.
Israel spends more on defense as a percentage of GDP than any Western country and nearly double that of the United States.
The public must be moved to war and any method is O.K..