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Jon Voight: Obama Does ‘Not Really Have Israel’s Back’; Admin Response a ‘Travesty’

VIDEO: Actor rallies pro-Israel crowd, calls on "every patriotic American" to show outrage with administration.

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Nicholas Ballasy

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July 24, 2014 - 2:16 pm
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Voight, who is nominated for an Emmy award this season for his role on Showtime’s Ray Donovan, told the large crowd that it seems anti-Semitism is very much alive.

“The Jewish people have been the scapegoat for a thousand years and today we find attacks on the Christian communities as well all over the world,” Voight said.

“To his credit, Prime Minister David Cameron called on the people of Britain to stand up against persecution of Christian and other religious groups wherever, whenever they can and should be unashamed in doing so, he said. Good for him.”

Voight said his heart goes out to the 32 Israeli soldiers who have lost their lives.

“May their souls find peace and understanding and their sacrifice will be remembered for eternity. May God bless Israel and America,” he concluded.

Representatives from the offices of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev) and Nevada Sen. Dean Heller (R) told the crowd the senators support Israel.

Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman, an independent, also delivered remarks at the rally.

“It’s absolutely appalling to me that we are standing here today again defending the state of Israel and their right to live, survive and be free,” Goodman said.

“While you’ve said it’s not about money, it’s always about money and the time will come when we will be asked to step to the plate and send dollars to protect the great state of Israel and everybody who has given their lives over hundreds of years to keep the Jewish people free and to take care of all of us,” she said.

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Nicholas Ballasy is a video journalist based in Washington, D.C. His interviews with prominent politicians and celebrities have been featured by media outlets including Fox News, NBC News, ABC News, Access Hollywood, Inside Edition, the Washington Post. Follow his work at www.nickballasy.com.

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Hopefully over the next several days the IDF will finally drive on the rat's nest around and under Al-Shifa Hospital. Since the "optics" will be disturbing, I would disrupt all communications in the strip and weather the worldwide approbation. It'll be the least costly for all concerned in the end.
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Dear Leader is the unmitigated disaster of a president we (who paid attention to what the media refused to report in 2007-2008) knew he would be, but all the critiques of his incompetence are simply smoke and mirrors to hide his true intentions; he could care less if Israel was destroyed - he just cannot be seen as to be blamed for such an unholy, Godless act of satanic evil. Thank God for France, as unbelievable as that sounds, and even more so for Egypt.....the current rulers anyway. If Israel were to face serious jeopardy of being overrun, and the US failed to act, there would be revolts and revolution in the streets of America demanding Dear Leader's removal from office and imprisonment. The American Ayatollah knows this, and combined with his recurring failure(s) to disarm the American populace would require him to send whatever forces/equipment necessary to prevent such a tragedy.....Israel's survival that is.......Pol Pot on the Potomac's removal would be cause for a national holiday!

Remember BENGHAZI!
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Thank you, Captain Obvious.
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Yes. I meant opprobrium. Sorry.
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Jon Voigt is a great friend of Israel and the Jewish people. (His daughter, in contrast, visits Palestinian camps in Lebanon and Jordan, but not front-line communities in Israel.)

Obama and Kerry have already made clear that pictures of the world's favorite victims - the "poor suffering Palestinians" - trumps the need for Israel to attain a clear victory over their enemies. Moreover, when the requests come in for military resupply, we'll truly see if Obama has Israel's back or if he intends to put the knife there.

And memo to Congress: Israel doesn't need major funding for Iron Dome, which is almost fully deployed (they're short just a handful of batteries), and $50 million more than covers the cost of new interceptors. They need funding for the US-Israel jointly developed David's Sling project (aka Magic Wand, the intermediary defense system) and military supplies, most of which would be spent in the US.
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Obama openly stated that if times get tough he will stand with the muslims. Mmm mmm mmm
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Hard to believe Reid had the gall to send a rep to this rally.

Lotsa sand in Nevada which he can go pound.
17 weeks ago
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If by "having their back" he means stabbing them IN the back... perhaps.
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We know Obama, at one time, talked a good game, and that is as far as it went.

Now, it is beyond Obama to talk a good game.
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That's all 0bama has turned out to be; a lot of talk talk talk but very little action. He constantly refers to the "international community" to gather together to solve a problem or investigate a plane crash but doesn't seem to realize that the "international community" is about as approving of the United States as they are of Israel; and they almost unanimously hate Israel and Jews. Just look at where 0bama has been these past few days; fundraising on the West Coast. Yes I've heard the argument from his WH talking heads that he is in constant communication with those back in Washington DC and maybe he is; but standing on the back nine and discussing how or why Russian separatists shot down a Malaysian commercial airliner doesn't have the same impact as sitting in the situation room in the WH. He seems to have disengaged from his job as POTUS and a world without American leadership is going to be a dangerous world.
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On the contary, he's done a lot of things, taken a lot of action.

All of it bad!

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Hopefully over the next several days the IDF will finally drive on the rat's nest around and under Al-Shifa Hospital. Since the "optics" will be disturbing, I would disrupt all communications in the strip and weather the worldwide approbation. It'll be the least costly for all concerned in the end.
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I think you meant to say abuse where you said approbation. Approbation is approval and I expect Israel will get very little of that for ending or greatly reducing Hamas' military capabilities, assuming they do so.
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-- or opprobrium...?
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