ISRAEL ‘CASHING IN’ ON BOSTON BOMBING

The American people stand firmly with Israel. I think they identify with Israel. I think if you look historically, there’s a big change after 9/11. I’m sure that after the bombing, the tragic bombing in Boston, I believe that people will identify more with Israel’s struggle against terror and I think we can maintain that support.
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Israeli PM’s advisor “bullish” Israel will benefit from Boston bombing – just like Netanyahu after 9/11

by Ali Abunima
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In comments reminiscent of Benjamin Netanyahu’s own on 11 September 2001, a senior advisor of the Israeli prime minister has expressed confidence that Israel will benefit from the 15 April Boston Marathon bombing.

Speaking to US Jewish leaders, Ron Dermer, a senior advisor to the Israeli prime minister, praised Netanyahu’s leadership before stating:

I’m pretty bullish about the prospects for strengthening cooperation with the United States. Support for Israel – you all can tell me yourselves – I see polls that show that its almost at record highs… The American people stand firmly with Israel. I think they identify with Israel. I think if you look historically, there’s a big change after 9/11. I’m sure that after the bombing, the tragic bombing in Boston, I believe that people will identify more with Israel’s struggle against terror and I think we can maintain that support.

I think there’s strong bipartisan support in the United States for Israel. I think it’s a critical asset for Israel that that support remain bipartisan and I think there’s very important things this president [Obama] has done for Israel these last four years….

Dermer can be heard making the comments in a two and a half-minute video tweeted byHaaretz diplomatic correspondent Barak Ravid.

Netanyahu on 9/11: “It’s very good”

Dermer’s comments are remarkably similar to ones his boss, then Israeli opposition leader, made on 11 September 2001 as the world watched in horror as the Twin Towers came down in New York. As The New York Times reported:

Asked tonight what the attack meant for relations between the United States and Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, the former prime minister, replied, “It’s very good.” Then he edited himself: “Well, not very good, but it will generate immediate sympathy.” He predicted that the attack would “strengthen the bond between our two peoples, because we’ve experienced terror over so many decades, but the United States has now experienced a massive hemorrhaging of terror.”

It is unclear if Dermer’s comments were intended for public consumption, given that they reveal a fairly cynical and calculated Israeli government assessment of how to exploit an American tragedy for nakedly political purposes.

 

 

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6 Comments

  1. April 22, 2013 at 10:46

    [...] The American people stand firmly with Israel. I think they identify with Israel. I think if you look historically, there’s a big change after 9/11. I’m sure that after the bombing, the tragic bombi…  [...]

  2. April 22, 2013 at 12:51

    Reblogged this on silbershark110neverdie.

  3. Redpossum said,

    April 22, 2013 at 17:28

    Cui Bono?

    This is the vital question to ask whenever an act of “terrorism” is committed. Who profits?

    99 times out of 100, the answer is “the Zionists”

  4. April 22, 2013 at 20:26

    What a travesty! The wolf gets rewarded for killing the sheep. As stated earlier, control the media and you can elect a St. Bernard dog as President.

  5. hp said,

    April 22, 2013 at 21:02

    Pay no attention to the dancing Israelis here to “document the event.”
    (we thought they were Arabs)

  6. April 23, 2013 at 08:22

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