Can’t wish him good luck for that. But he’s quite persistent, you gotta give him that.Â The joy expressed on Mahmoud Abbas’ face as he embraced released terrorist murderers is a treat from President Barack Hussein Obama.
Some Frontpage links Â first:
The sinister consequences of forced “peace process” concessions. (byÂ P. David Hornik)
Who better to assess the Jewish State’s record than Qatar, Turkey, Cuba and Russia? Â (byÂ Joseph Klein)
How the West’s appeasement of Iran is already setting back human rights in the region. (byÂ Majid Rafizadeh)
Why the Jewish State has a superior case for sovereignty in Judea and Samaria than the Palestinians. (byÂ Ari Lieberman)
Obama tries to convince Jewish groups to disregard Israel’s interestsÂ
Carl in J’lem
On Tuesday, President Hussein Obama sent White House national security advisor Susan Rice, her deputies Ben Rhodes and Tony Blinken and Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman to meet with four Jewish organizations to convince themÂ not to lobby Congress in favor of new sanctions against Iran.
The White House meeting witnessed forceful exchanges between the two sides on the merits of the sanctions package, sources tellÂ The Jerusalem Post.
The afternoon meeting lasted over an hour and was characterized as a “serious exchange” over strategy during this delicate diplomatic window.
One White House official called the meeting “constructive” and said no animus was expressed.
In recent days a number of leading Jewish groups, including AIPAC, the Jewish Council for Public Affairs and the Jewish Federations of North America, have reiterated support for advancing through Congress new and enhanced Iran sanctions, although the Obama administration has made clear publicly that it wouldÂ prefer Congress put off dealing with the legislationÂ until after the next round of talks in mid-November.
If there were ‘forceful exchanges’ you can bet that J Street and ‘Jewish’ Voice for ‘Peace’ weren’t there.