Has HELL finally frozen over?

Harry Reid, DEMOCRAT Senate leader criticizes Obama on Israeli-Arab conflict.

US Senate majority leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) sent a letter to President Barack Obama last week criticizing the latter for his administration’s heavy pressure on Israel to be the facilitator of the Middle East peace process.

Reid noted that Israel has already met many of its peace obligations, while the Palestinians after 15 years have not fulfilled even their most basic commitments, namely to recognize the Jewish state’s right to exist and eliminate the threat of anti-Israel Palestinian terrorism.

“I believe negotiations will be successful only with a renewed commitment from the Palestinians to be a true partner to peace,” wrote Reid in response to Obama’s and US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s insistence that a complete halt of all Jewish construction in Judea and Samaria is what is needed to kick start the peace process.

Reid also took issue with Obama’s assertion in his policy speech in Cairo earlier in the month that the Nazi Holocaust was the basis for State of Israel’s existence. The basis for Israel’s existence, Reid schooled the president, is “the historic kingdom of Israel, which was established more than 3,000 years ago.”

Lastly, the senator firmly disagreed that getting the Israelis and Palestinians to sign yet another peace document would facilitate his efforts to diplomatically curb Iran’s nuclear program. Reid wrote that the Iran situation must be dealt with separately and with a commitment that is not dependent on progress in the Israeli-Arab peace process. ISRAEL TODAY

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OMG! Hell froze over again with this piece from the New York Times!

The Exodus Obama Forgot to Mention

PRESIDENT OBAMA’S speech to the Islamic world was a groundbreaking event.

{—}  But the president never said a word about me. Or, for that matter, about any of the other 800,000 or so Jews born in the Middle Eastwho fled the Arab and Muslim world or who were summarily expelled for being Jewish in the 20th century. With all his references to the history of Islam and to its (questionable) “proud tradition of tolerance” of other faiths, Mr. Obama never said anything about those Jews whose ancestors had been living in Arab lands long before the advent of Islam but were its first victims once rampant nationalism swept over the Arab world.

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Nor did he bother to mention that with this flight and expulsion, Jewish assets were — let’s call it by its proper name — looted. Mr. Obama never mentioned the belongings I still own in Egypt and will never recover. My mother’s house, my father’s factory, our life Egypt, our friends, our books, our cars, my bicycle. We are, each one of us, not just defined by the arrangement of protein molecules in our cells, but also by the things we call our own. Take away our things and something in us dies. Losing his wealth, his home, the life he had built, killed my father. He didn’t die right away; it took four decades of exile to finish him off.

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Mr. Obama had harsh things to say to the Arab world about its treatment of women. And he said much about America’s debt to Islam. But he failed to remind the Egyptians in his audience that until 50 years ago a strong and vibrant Jewish community thrived in their midst. Or that many of Egypt’s finest hospitals and other institutions were founded and financed by Jews. It is a shame that he did not remind the Egyptians in the audience of this, because, in most cases — and especially among those younger than 50 — their memory banks have been conveniently expunged of deadweight and guilt. They have no recollections of Jews.{—}   NY TIMES

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