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Roskam in Israel

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Rep. Peter Roskam (R-Ill.) over the holiday break, is visiting Israel. I asked his office for information on his schedule in Israel: here's who Roskam will be meeting with....

Scheduled Meetings and Topics:
· Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu - The strained U.S.-Israel relationship and opportunities for economic and security collaboration. Earlier in the week, Prime Minister Netanyahu will be meeting with President Obama at the White House.
· Salam Fayyad, Prime Minister of the Palestinian Authority - The peace process.
· Tzipi Livni, Head of the Opposition - Coalition politics and cultivating the special U.S.-Israel relationship.
· Maj. General Amos Yedlin, Head of Military Intelligence -U.S.-Israel security cooperation and the global terrorist threat.
· Brig. General (Res.) Eival Giladi - Tour of Israel-Lebanon Border and analysis of situation between Israel and Hezbollah.
· David Horovitz, Editor-in-chief, The Jerusalem Post - Political currents in Israel and the Obama Administration's recent antagonism toward the historic U.S.-Israel friendship.
· Saul Singer, Co-Author, Start Up Nation - Opportunities for economic growth and commercial partnership between the U.S. and Israel.

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What has changed this time?
President Obama needs.

What has not changed?
Israel relations with USA representatives and people are good and stable
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The declining popularity of president Obama in USA,
the resent losses of Democrats in elections ,
the next critical elections to senate and House of Representatives
are the key factors needs for a different media coverage of the meeting with Netanyahu

Obama has not changed his Islamic Chamberlain style policy resulting:
N/. Korea is aggressive as never before
Turkey jointed the Islamist club
Iran opposition was not supported by Obama and the Islamist grip has increased
Islamist aggression in Yemen. Somalia, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Hamas, Hisbula, and terror by individuals in USA and worldwide are on the rise
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WHAT AMERICA IS SAYING TO PRESIDENT OBAMA?
1; The Senate and House of representatives
In a letter to president Obama date Jun 17 2010
329 out of 435 members of the USA House of representative
by 87 out of 100 senators demanded:
Fully support of Israel rights to self defense
Urged Obama to remain steadfast in defense of Israel
Called Obama to veto any resolution in UN security council criticizing Israel

2: Public opinion survey by Gallup
Support for Israel in U.S. at 63%, Near Record High
http://www.gallup.com/poll/126155/support-israel-near-record-high.aspx

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