Obama Refers to Israel Concern Over Iran as ‘Noise’


obama-ice-creamIn an interview to air tonight on CBS’s 60 Minutes, President Barack Obama will refer to Israel’s concern over Iran’s march toward a nuclear program as “noise.”

“When it comes to our national security decisions — any pressure that I feel is simply to do what’s right for the American people. And I am going to block out — any noise that’s out there,” Obama says, according to AFP.

Here’s the transcript:

STEVE KROFT: “How much pressure have you been getting from Prime Minister Netanyahu to make up your mind to use military force in Iran?”

PRESIDENT OBAMA: “Well-look, I have conversations with Prime Minister Netanyahu all the time. And I understand and share Prime Minister Netanyahu’s insistence that Iran should not obtain a nuclear weapon, because it would threaten us, it would threaten Israel, and it would threaten the world and kick off a nuclear arms race.”

STEVE KROFT:  “You’re saying, you don’t feel any pressure from Prime Minister Netanyahu in the middle of a campaign to try and get you to change your policy and draw a line in the sand? You don’t feel any pressure?”

PRESIDENT OBAMA: “When it comes to our national security decisions-any pressure that I feel is simply to do what’s right for the American people. And I am going to block out-any noise that’s out there. Now I feel an obligation, not pressure but obligation, to make sure that we’re in close consultation with the Israelis-on these issues. Because it affects them deeply. They’re one of our closest allies in the region. And we’ve got an Iranian regime that has said horrible things that directly threaten Israel’s existence.


AFP also reports that Obama will say that “he understands and agrees with Netanyahu’s insistence that Iran not be allowed to obtain nuclear weapons as this would threaten both countries, the world in general, and kick off an arms race.”

But, as the article points out, Obama will not be meeting with Netanyahu this week during the United Nations General Assembly.

Romney, who also is interviewed on 60 Minutes tonight, will say, that Obama not meeting with Netanyahu “is a mistake and sends a message throughout the Middle East that somehow we distance ourselves from our friends and I think the exact opposite approach is what’s necessary.”


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  1. Obama is a Rosha plain and simple.
    I argue about this with secular Jews and even modern Orthodox. They dont understand that we must elect a president who is pro-Israel.
    I am voting for Romney and so should everyone who loves Israel.

  2. He also referred to Israel as, “One of America’s closest allies in the region!! So Dear President, Who else is on that list? Is it Iran, Egypt, Syria, Jordan? Is it Turkey? Who else in that region is one of our closest allies?

  3. Come on, are there any Jews left at all that are still planning to vote for Hussain, I mean Osama -Argh! Whoops I meant Obama. Really? Are there still any Jews – or even any peace loving patriots of any religion still planning on voting for this obvious puppet of, well, just plain evil?

  4. Too bad Mike Huckabee didn’t run. We need strong leadership during these trying times. Obama is clueless & McCain, I’m sorry, I mean Romney, is a little scaredy cat & is planning on throwing the election to Hussain!

  5. The most alarming statement of Obama’s is not the one about the noise, it’s the one where he says that Israel is “one of America’s closest allies in the region.” It sums up his entire mistaken attitude towards the Middle East.

    Mr. Obama, if you are re-elected, I fear that the United States is going to find out the hard way that Israel is its ONLY ally in the region. There aren’t any others. But by then, it will be too late for you to correct your miserable mistake.

  6. Obama is referring to the condescendion of the ignorant as noise. Not the issue of the Iranian Nuclear development. Get it right.

  7. hello? for ahavas yisroel and nothing else vote for romney our brothers in israel are in physical danger. we need to daven, everything is in the hands of hashem