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Truth is worse than the denied Oren Nahari reports on Obama Netanyahu conversation

Truth is worse than the denied Oren Nahari reports on Obama Netanyahu
Dr. Aaron Lerner - IMRA 29 July 2014

American and Israeli officials charged that the transcript reported below is
a fabrication.

In truth, the White House press release describing the conversation is far
worse than the transcript presented by Oren Nahari.

According to the White House press release "The President stressed the U.S.
view that, ultimately, any lasting solution to the Israeli-Palestinian
conflict must ensure the disarmament of terrorist groups and the
demilitarization of Gaza."

While the EU declares that the terrorists in the Gaza Strip should be
disarmed, Mr. Obama doesn't see the demilitarization of Gaza before there is
a "lasting solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict".

Put bluntly: if we don't agree to divide Jerusalem then Hamas can keep its

So while this transcript has Mr. Obama arguing with Netanyahu over the
choice of mediators, the White House has Mr. Obama stating for the record
that the demilitarization of Gaza is off the agenda until Israel can reach
a "lasting solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict".

In this case the truth is worse than what is now claimed to be fiction.

In Leaked Tape, Hostile Obama Tries to Force PM to Accept Truce
US president markedly unfriendly, interrupted prime minister as he attempted
to push unfavorable truce on Israel.
By Ari Soffer Arutz 7 First Publish: 7/29/2014, 9:56 PM / Last Update:
7/29/2014, 10:50 PM

Damning evidence has emerged of US President Barack Obama's dismissal of
Israel's position in favor of supporting the position of Hamas and its
allies during ceasefire talks.

A "senior US official" leaked an audio recording of a telephone conversation
between Obama and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to Channel One. In it
the 35-minute conversation, which took place on Sunday, the US President
appears downright hostile at points, and even cuts off Netanyahu in the
middle of his protestations over a one-sided truce proposal which would have
seen Hamas receive all its key demands, but that Israel ultimately rejected.

The following is an excerpt of the conversation, published in Hebrew by
Channel One:

Obama: I demand that Israel agrees to an immediate, unilateral ceasefire and
halt all offensive activities - particularly airstrikes.

Netanyahu: What will Israel receive in return for a ceasefire?

Obama: I believe that Hamas will stop firing rockets - silence will be met
with silence.

Netanyahu: Hamas violated all five previous ceasefires, it is a terrorist
organization which is dedicated to the destruction of Israel.

Obama: I repeat and expect Israel to unilaterally stop all its military
activity. The pictures of destruction from Gaza distance the world from
Israel's position.

Netanyahu: Kerry's proposal was completely unrealistic and gives Hamas the
military and diplomatic advantage.

Obama: Within a week of the end of Israel's military activities, Qatar and
Turkey will begin negotiations with Hamas on the basis of the 2012
understanding [following the end of Operation Pillar of Defense - ed.],
including Israel's commitment to removing the siege and restrictions on

Netanyahu: Qatar and Turkey are the biggest supporters of Hamas. It is
impossible to rely on them to be fair mediators.

Obama: I trust Qatar and Turkey, and Israel is in no position to choose its

Netanyahu: I object, because Hamas is able to continue and to fire rockets
and to use tunnels for terror attacks...

Obama - interrupts Netanyahu mid-sentence: The ball is in Israel's court -
it is obligated to end all military activities.

The Channel One journalist who received the tape emphasized that at other
points during the conversation there were more "positive" word exchanged
between the two, such as Obama repeating America's commitment to Israel's

But those words will ring hollow to Israelis, considering that the proposal
put together by John Kerry, Qatar and Turkey did not address a single one of
Israel's demands and - as alluded to by Obama himself - relied on little
more than the goodwill of Hamas to stop firing rockets. This, despite the
group (which the US itself lists as a terrorist organization) being
unabashedly committed to the destruction of the State of Israel and the
genocide of all Israeli Jews.

For his part, earlier on Tuesday John Kerry claimed that Prime Minister
Netanyahu had in fact approached him to ask him to help hammer out a
ceasefire deal, after previous truce proposals were rejected by Hamas.

If that was indeed the case what resulted could hardly have been what
Netanyahu had in mind: a joint initiative with two states overtly hostile
towards Israel, concluding in a draft proposal which would have granted
Hamas all of its key conditions - including the opening of air and sea ports
and the total lifting on Israel's security blockade - but which addressed
Israel's "security concerns" in only the vaguest possible terms.

Update: US and Israeli officials have rushed to dismiss the recording as
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