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Yediot’s Barnea: Netanyahu asks Wiesel to intervene with Obama

Say something to Obama

Nahum Barnea, Yediot, April 4 2010 [page 2 with front-page teaser]

Wiesel and Obama

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu knows that he is in deep trouble at the White House. This weekend he made an interesting effort to find ways into Barack Obama’s heart. The author Elie Wiesel, in Israel for the holiday, received a call from the Prime Minister’s Office asking that he meet urgently with Netanyahu. On Friday afternoon Wiesel arrived at Netanyahu’s Ceasarea home.

Obama venerates Wiesel, a Holocaust survivor and Nobel laureate. He sees in him a role model for the struggle for human rights. When Obama, on his way back from the Cairo University speech, decided to visit the Buchenwald concentration camp, he asked Wiesel to accompany him and give the keynote speech at the on site ceremony. Obama asked that he join him on the Air Force One flight to Washington.

During the flight, Wiesel read the text of Obama’s Cairo speech and remarked that there was no room for comparison of Jewish suffering during the Holocaust and Palestinian suffering. Obama was convinced and rectified the message in a speech he gave after returning to the US.


This is the background for the request that Wiesel meet Obama as soon as possible, in order to defend the Prime Minister and convince the President that he is mistaken in his appraisal of the motivations and actions of Netanyahu and his government.

Wiesel listened and told Netanyahu that he is scheduled to meet the President for lunch soon and he will use the opportunity to expand on the issues raised by the Prime Minister.


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  1. Sam Adams
    April 4, 2010 at 23:08

    It won’t work. After the publication of “The Holocaust Industry”, and the publication of Elie Wiesel’s insensitive comments about the plight of the Palestinians, he has lost much of his credibility. This sort of tactic has become the subject of public ridicule.

  2. Rainbow Warrior
    April 4, 2010 at 23:59

    Please tell Obama I am a really nice, honest, person. Pretty please with sugar on top, Huh will ya. Tell him I promise to be a really good boy.
    Now that’s funny Netanyahu begging someone for help to make himself look good.
    Israel will never sound good to most of us we all know better.
    You may be interested in this post.
    Israel And Apartheid: By People Who Knew Apartheid http://wp.me/p4271-1Z0

  3. albertchampion
    April 5, 2010 at 08:12

    is elie really jerzy kozinski?

  4. J'Ann Schoonmaker Allen
    April 7, 2010 at 14:15

    President Obama, please listen to other voices. Call Cornell West, but do not give more aide to Israel based on the words of Mr. Weisel.

    Thanks for listening to me.

  5. Sad Truth
    April 7, 2010 at 19:14

    What will happen to Obama veneration of Wiesel when Obama finds out that Wiesel may never have been at Auschwitz?

    Auschwitz Survivor Claims Elie Wiesel is an Impostor

  6. shameless
    April 8, 2010 at 00:01

    Now that’s clever… Elie Weisel lecturing Obama on Auschwitz is equivalent to me lecturing about physical properties of rocks on Saturn. Neither of us has been there. Weisel, according to Henry Makow, is a fake. He has parlayed his undeserved ‘fame’ into a lucrative business. But Henry Makow is unimpressed.
    Read: http://www.henrymakow.com/translated_from_the_hungarian.html

    • Israel
      March 5, 2011 at 01:02

      you are so stupid

  7. Rainbow Warrior
    April 9, 2010 at 10:06

    I enlarged the picture an it sure doesn’t look like a 17 year old kid. Looks like an older man about 50. Maybe he was photo shopped into the picture. LOL

  8. elyh
    October 13, 2010 at 00:36

    נביא השקר אובמה מתכונן עם גוג ההתקפה החיה על ההיסטוריה של ישראל האחרונה, שכרה. Ha אומות רבות מזויף נטישת הבסיס שלהם בתירוץ כוזב, כדי לבצע פעולה זו ה ‘ רוצה העיר שלו נגד הכופרים. “העיר יהיה בשבי, הבתים חוללו, הפר את הנשים, אבל מחצית אזרחות rimmarrà לורד pace.Il נילחם נגד כל העמים האלה התקבצו יחד, כאשר הוא נלחם היום יהיה כמו Battaglia.E בסוף המסה של חלום של כל העמים צועדים נגד ההר הקדוש יפה, אלוהים ישפוט אותם נגד ברד רעידת האדמה, דם! “וריבוי גוג יושמדו בעמק הטבח.Ascolta

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