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"For Zion's sake I shall not hold my peace, And for Jerusalem's sake I shall not rest."

Caroline Glick in Shdema: "Obama does not like Israel nor does he like America. More and more Americans are disappointed by their president".

January 4, 2010



"Obama and Israel" was the topic of Caroline Glick's talk on Friday
in the Land of Israel cultural Center in Shdema, Gush Etzion.

More than a hundred people packed the hall in Shdema. They came from
Jerusalem, Bet Shemesh, Gush Etzion, Efrat, Kiryat Arba Hevron, Ofra,

According to Glick's analysis, Obama never liked Israel and nothing
Israel will do will change that. The reason is simple. His biography
shows that, since his youth, Obama surrounded himself with people that
were anti-Semitic, pro-Arab and with a Communist orientation; a
surrounding of people that not only deny the right of Israel to exist
but that do not like America either.

Netanyahu will never succeed in "finding favor" in the eyes of Obama
and his friends and thus Bibi should stop trying to appease and please
them. On the contrary, more and more people in America are very
disappointed with Obama and understand he is not the person they
thought he was. They are very disturbed with the fact that clearly
Obama does not like America and is not behaving like a proud patriot.
Netanyahu should do all he can to minimize the strength of Obama.

Instead of telling us that relations with Obama are "warming up",
Netanyahu should bypass Obama and directly speak to the people in
America, passing on a very clear message that Israel is strong and
does not intend to capitulate. A message of strength like that was
passed on by Netanyahu in his speech at the UN in September; a speech
that led to an incredible wave of support in America. Unfortunately,
says Glick, after that speech, Bibi went downhill and started caving
in. Caroline Glick called upon Bibi to get a hold of himself.

At the beginning and end of Caroline Glick's talk, videoclips of Latma
were screened. Latma is Caroline Glick's Hebrew website
( in which, through satire, they make fun of the
leftist media and elites in Israel and thus delegitimize them. Latma
enables every Jew to identify with his healthy Jewish instinct.

Caroline Glick received a very warm welcome and support by the Shdema
public, among them many English speakers who enjoyed the speech thanks
to the simultaneous translation of Ruchi Avital who translated, into
earphones, Glick's Hebrew speech.

The members of the Committee for a Jewish Shdema and Women in Green
summarized Caroline Glick's message by saying that now more than ever,
it is clear we must increase the struggle for the Land of Israel even
more; a struggle that Obama might not like but the people in America
most certainly identify with.

This coming Friday, January 8th, Attorney Yoram Sheftel will speak in
Shdema (in Hebrew) at 9:00am on "the Dictatorship of the Supreme

The Committee for a Jewish Shdema and Women in Green
For details: Nadia Matar 050-5500834, Yehudit Katzover 050-7161818

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