Obama's Israel Trip - Michael Oren

  • Aired:  03/05/13
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The Israeli Ambassador to the United States talks about Chuck Hagel's Israel comments and Iran's nuclear position. (4:44)

>> Stephen: THAT MIGHT MAKE OBAMA'S TRIP A LITTLE AWCHWARD!

[LAUGHTER]

WILL OBAMA'S TRIP BE A SUCCESS?

WILL HE INSULT THE PALESTINIANS BY EATING THE ISRAELI DELICACY FALAFEL OR WILL HE INSULT THE

ISRAELIS BY EATING THE PALESTINAN DELICACY FALAFEL?

[LAUGHTER]

HERE TO DISCUSS THE CHOSEN PEOPLE IS MY CHOSEN GUEST, PLEASE WELCOME ISRAELI AMBASSADOR TO THE UNITED STATES,

MICHAEL OREN.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

SIT BACK DOWN.

OKAY.

SIR, --

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

-- GOOD TO SEE YOU AGAIN.

GOOD TO SEE YOU.

HOW IS ISRAEL?

>> IT'S GREAT.

TERRIFIC.

>> Stephen: CHOSEN PEOPLE STILL CHOSEN?

>> CHOSEN PEOPLE FROM THE BIBLE.

THOSE ARE THE JEWS.

WE'RE THE CHOSEN ALLY OF THE UNITED STATES, THE ULTIMATE ALLY IN THE UNITED STATES IN THE

MIDDLE EAST.

THERE'S ONE STATE THERE THAT IS STABLE, DEMOCRATIC AND TOTALLY PRO-AMERICAN.

>> Stephen: SIR, YOU ARE PREACHING TO THE CHOIR IF SYNAGOGUES HAD CHOIRS DO.

THEY?

>> SOME DO.

>> Stephen: GOOD.

PREACH AWAY.

OBAMA IS COMING WHETHER YOU LIKE IT OR NOT.

AND I KNOW YOU DON'T LIKE IT.

>> WE'RE DELIGHTED.

>> Stephen: NO YOU ARE NOT.

WHAT IS THE ULTIMATE TRIP FOR HIM?

WHAT DOES VERY TO GO TO?

>> HE GOES TO THE MEMORIAL FOR THE HOLOCAUST.

HE'S GOING TO BE GREETED BY THE PRESIDENT GIVEN THE MEDICAL OF DISTINCTION YOU TALKED ABOUT.

IT'S NOT CHOCOLATE FILLED.

HE WILL MEET WITH THE PRIME MINISTER NETANYAHU.

WE HAVE A LOT OF COMMON CHALLENGES, STEPHEN.

IT'S THE SITUATION?

SYRIA UNRAVELING, A LOT OF CHEMICAL WEAPONS THERE.

WE'RE GOING TO TRY TO GET THE PEACE PROCESS THERE TRYING TO GET THE PALESTINIANS BACK TO THE

TABLE AND OTHER PROBLEMS.

>> Stephen: NETANYAHU WANTED THE OTHER GUY.

IT'S CLEAR.

>> NOT TRUE.

>> Stephen: IT'S CLEAR TO ANYBODY WITH EYES IN THEIR SKULL.

HE WANTED THE OTHER GUY.

MUST BE AWKWARD FOR HIM BECAUSE OBAMA IS GOING TO SAY YOU ROLLED THE DICE THE WRONG WAY BIBI?

>> WE DO NOT.

ISRAEL DOES NOT GET INVOLVED IN INTERNAL POLITICS IN UNITED STATES.

>> Stephen: YOU ARE ADORABLE.

>> NO, IT'S TRUE.

I COME FROM WASHINGTON, D.C.

YOU KNOW THERE'S A LOT OF POLARIZE YIETION.

>> Stephen: YOU COME FROM ISRAEL.

>> I MEANT WORKING IN WASHINGTON, D.C.

>> Stephen: LIKE KIRK YOU WORK IN SPACE I'M FROM IOWA.

>> OKAY.

YES, I'M WORKING IN WASHINGTON, D.C. THERE'S NOT MANY ISSUES ON WHICH THERE'S TOTAL BIPARTISAN

SUPPORT AND THE SUPPORT OF THE UNITED STATES AND ISRAEL IS A TRY BIPARTISAN ISSUE.

>> Stephen: LET'S TALK ABOUT HAGGLE.

SOME SAID HE WAS NO FRIEND OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL BECAUSE OF WHAT HE SAID.

ARE THERE THINGS YOU CANNOT SAY ABOUT ISRAEL INCLUDING THE QUESTION I'M ASKING YOU RIGHT NOW?

[LAUGHTER]

>> FIRST OF ALL SECRETARY OF DEFENSE HAGUE IS A GREAT FRIEND OF ISRAEL.

HE HAS TOTAL SUPPORT FOR OUR SECURITY AND THE ALIANCE.

THIS SAY FREE COUNTRY OF FREE SPEECH.

WE,, TOO ISRAEL, AS A DEMOCRACY WE HAVE FREE SPEECH.

PEOPLE EXPRESS THEIR CRITICISM AND WE DEFEND OUR POSITIONS.

>> Stephen: WHAT ABOUT EYE PLAN?

WHAT WHEN DO YOU START BOMBING?

>> HOLD ON --

>> Stephen: HOLD ON ONE SECOND.

JIMMY TURN OFF THE CAMERAS THIS IS NATIONAL SECURITY.

[LAUGHTER]

WHEN DOES THE BOMBING START?

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

>> NO COUNTRY HAS A GREATER INTEREST IN ISRAEL IN RESOLVING THE IRANIAN THREAT BY DIPLOMATIC MEANS.

WE HAVE THE MOST SKIN IN THE GAME.

I HAVE MY KIDS THERE.

>> Stephen: YOU GUYS ARE THERE, RIGHT.

>> WE'RE RIGHT THERE A SMALL COUNTRY IN IRAN'S BACKYARD AND THE IRANIAN LEADERS ARE

THREATENING TOLL WIPE US OFF THE MAP.

>> Stephen: OBAMA HAS NOT SAID HE WILL RAIN HELLFIRE ON IRAN.

>> HE HE HAS SAID HE IS KEEPING ALL OPTIONS ON THE TABLE ONE OF THOSE OPTIONS IS A MILITARY

OPTION AND NONE OF THOSE IS CONTAINMENT WITH AN IRANIAN NUCLEAR WEAPON.

>> Stephen: I WANT TO YOU TELL NETANYAHU WHEN YOU BACK THERE THAT THE COLBERT NATION IS

BEHIND ISRAEL IN THIS ONE AND IF DO YOU BOMB IRAQ WE'RE RIGHT BEHIND WITH WITH JUST AS MANY

NUCLEAR WEAPONS AS YOU ADMIT TO HAVING.

THANK YOU SOX.

AMBASSADOR MICHAEL OREN.

ISRAEL AND WASHINGTON.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]