Where Obama is Leading Israel

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First there was his speech before AIPAC. Among other things, Obama used the international campaign to delegitimize Israel’s right to exist as a justification for his policies of demanding that Israel capitulate to the Palestinians’ demands, which he has now officially adopted as US policy.

As he put it, “there is a reason why the Palestinians are pursuing their interests at the United Nations. They recognize that there is an impatience with the peace process – or the absence of one. Not just in the Arab world, but in Latin America, in Europe, and in Asia. That impatience is growing, and is already manifesting itself in capitals around the world.”

From AIPAC, Obama moved on to Europe. There he joined forces with European governments in an attempt to gang up on Israel at the G8 meeting.

Obama sought to turn his embrace of the Palestinian negotiating position into the consensus position of the G8. His move was scuttled by Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, who refused to accept any resolution that made mention of borders without mentioning the Palestinian demand to destroy Israel through Arab immigration, Israel’s right to defensible borders, or the Palestinians’ refusal to accept Israel’s right to exist.

If Harper had not stood by Israel, the G8’s anti-Israel resolution endorsing the Palestinian negotiating position could have formed the basis of a US-sponsored anti-Israel Security Council resolution.

Israelis planning their summer trips should put Canada at the top of their lists.

The final step Obama has taken to solidify the impression that he does not have Israel’s best interests at heart, is actually something he has not done. Over the past week, Fatah leaders of the US-backed Palestinian Authority have made a series of statements that put paid any thought that they are interested in peace with Israel or differ substantively from their partners in Hamas.

At the Arab League meeting in Qatar on Saturday, PA President Mahmoud Abbas said the Palestinian state “will be free of all Jews.”

Last week the US-supported Abbas denied the Jewish connection to the land of Israel and claimed absurdly that the Palestinians were 9,000 years old.

Equally incriminating, in an interview last week with Aaron Lerner from the IMRA newsgathering website, Palestinian negotiator Nabil Shaath said that now that Hamas was the co-leader of the PA with Fatah, responsibility for continuing to hold IDF St.-Sgt. Gilad Schalit hostage devolved from Hamas to the PA. And the PA would continue to hold him hostage.

Shaath’s statement makes clear that rather than moderating Hamas, the Fatah-Hamas unity deal is transforming Fatah into Hamas.

And yet, Obama has had nothing to say about any of this.

Obama’s now undeniable antipathy for Israel and his apparent willingness to use his power as American president to harm Israel at the UN and elsewhere guarantee that for the duration of his tenure in office, Israel will face unprecedented threats to its security. This disturbing reality ought to focus the attention of all Israelis and of the American Jewish community. With the leader of the free world now openly siding with forces bent on Israel’s destruction, the need for unity has become acute.

Maddeningly, however, at this time of unprecedented danger we see the Israeli media have joined ranks with Kadima in siding with Obama against Israel in a joint bid to bring down Netanyahu’s government. Yediot Aharonot, Maariv, Haaretz, Channel 2, Channel 10, Army Radio and Israel Radio’s coverage of Netanyahu’s visit and its aftermath was dominated by condemnations of the prime minister, and praise for Obama and opposition leader Tzipi Livni, who called for Netanyahu to resign.

The fact that polling data showed that only 12 percent of Jewish Israelis regard Obama as pro-Israeli and that the overwhelming majority of the public with an opinion believes Netanyahu’s visit was a success made absolutely no impression on the media. The wall-to-wall condemnations of Netanyahu by the Israeli media lend the impression that Israel’s leading reporters and commentators are committed to demoralizing the public into believing that Israel has no option other than surrender.

Then there is the American Jewish leadership. And at this critical time in US-Israel relations, the American Jewish leadership is either silent or siding with Obama. Right after Obama’s shocking speech on May 19, the Anti-Defamation League released a statement endorsing it. Stand With Us congratulated Obama for his AIPAC speech.

With the notable exceptions of the Zionist Organization of America and the Committee for Accuracy in Middle Eastern Reporting in America (CAMERA), leaders of American Jewish organizations have refused to condemn Obama’s anti-Israel positions.

Their silence becomes all the more enraging when placed against the massive support Israel receives from rank-and-file American Jews. In a survey of American Jews taken by CAMERA on May 16-17, between 75% and 95% of American Jews supported Israel’s position on defensible borders, Jerusalem, Palestinian “refugees,” Palestinian recognition of Israel’s right to exist and the right of Jews to live in a Palestinian state.

The refusal of most American Jewish leaders, the Israeli media and Kadima to condemn Obama today makes you wonder if there is anything the US president could do to convince them to break ranks and stand with Israel and with the vast majority of their fellow Jews. But it is more than a source of wonder. It is a reason to be frightened. Because Obama’s actions over the past two weeks make clear to anyone willing to see that in the age of Obama, silence is dangerous.

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  • Jhon

    Of course Obama is hostile to Israel, he always be, he is a muslim after all, it's the leftist jews who can't see that and keep supporting Obama, or maybe they also hate Israel?

  • Democracy First

    Formerly left wing , or maybe still left wing, Canadian jews voted Conservative for the first time in last month's elections. Unquestionably, this shift was gratitude towards and support of the Conservatives pro-Israel, pro-rationality policies. Maybe American jews will follow in 2012.

    I don't believe Obama is a Muslim. But he does feel an empathy for the Islamic world. Perhaps this blinds him to Israel's reality.

  • jaythehistorian

    It is clear what everyone knew for decades. The so-called "American Jewish leadership" are the worst form of traitors. I would not be surprised if they were in some manner bought off not to criticize Obama. Obama and the scum who support him are obviously worried he will lose significant Jewish support. The leader of the democrat party is equal to David Duke in his hatred of Israel and Jews in general. As for the media in Israel, they must be bribed in some manner to avoid criticism of the black Muslim Nazi. I will also say something which is very taboo in the US. Blacks like Obama are given position they have no qualifications for. A white candidate with Obama's record wouldn't have raised 10 cents in a presidential campaign. Yet this incompetent ,racist beast allegedly raised close to $1 billion dollars for the 2008 campaign. Blacks are the by far the most racist group so it is no surprise that the extent of hatred of Israel by Obama is totally unprecedented compared with any prior US President. Obama hatred of Israel is a function of his low level of intelligence. He made the comment "The Palestinians are the most persecuted people in the world". The racist dunce doesn't realize the Palestinian are not a real ethnic group or nation. Despite the incredibly stupidity of the average American , and the extent of white guilt, Obama will lose enough voters who voted for him in 2008 and will be a one term president.

    • ajnn

      Let us stick to critisizing policies and personalities and not ethnic groups.

      your posting is unacceptable.

      obama is almost as qualified as JFK was. JFK did not complete two terms in the senate and had never held any other office or had any other accomplishment beyond his excellent ww ii record.

      • Steve Markom

        ajnn – JFK was a 3 term Congressman before being elected Senator and he was the commander of a PT boat in World War II. Prior to being President Obama never even ran a lemonade stand and we are all now suffering the consequences of electing a completely inexperienced and unqualified person to President.

    • Dennis X

      You'd be better off at storm front, where your rasicct ignorant ass belongs. Hope you enjoy another for years of President Obama.

    • CallMeIshmael

      If Mandingo is reelected Israel is toast but don't worry, Jehova will not permit it to happen. Mandingo is about to suffer the greatest landslide defeat in U.S. history not because he hates Israel but because he hates Americans and we know it. He is contemptuous of the country that honored him with its presidency and of its people who he looks down upon as rubes clinging to our guns and bibles and wanting to build a moat around America and fill it with alligators. This country has never had a president so completely contemptuous of it and its people. The 2012 election is not going to be close. He's going to lose all 57 (sic) states. Lift up your hearts Israelis. It's going to be biblical.

  • geez

    Evil has a face and it's Barack Hussien Obama. A vote for BHO, is a vote for the devil himself, his actions are undeniable. 2012 is the time to send him and Lurch packing.

    • Dispozovdaburka

      He is Nostrodamus's "end of time Anti-Christ."

  • EVABeliever

    Abe Foxman is a pseudo-Jew. Liberal Jews are the modern day kapos. I have a cousin that would have Obama's baby if he were a woman. I pray that sanity resurfaces and Nobama is not re-elected.

  • Vernon

    When I read the title "Where Obama is Leading Israel," I had to laugh. Obama IS NOT leading Israel anywhere. Perhaps Obamanation will awaken to the real facts of life one day.

  • StephenD

    I really don't care if Obama is a Muslim or not. Everything he does is exactly what a Muslim would do. He can call himself a worshiper of old donkey crap and it would not matter one bit. He BEHAVES as a Muslim.

    • ajnn

      i think you have hit the 'nail on the head'.

      good posting.

  • Neils60

    Since there's very little, if any, Jewish leaders in the USA, thank G-D for true leaders/personalities in America like Glenn Beck, John Bolton, Sean Hannity, Dennis Miller, Bill O'Reilly, Rep. Thaddeus McCotter, Rep. Alan West, Rep. Rep. Michele Bachmann, Sarah Palin, Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney, Tim Pawlenty, Donald Trump, Rep. Steny Hoyer, Sen Harry Reid, etc.

  • http://wwwtwosetsofbooks.blogspot.com/ patti

    The sickest part of the Hard Left crowd is the new Interfaith, Interreligious Movement, funded by the Saudis and the Gulen movement . ONE nation, ONE Sabbath, etc…
    There are very few rabbis left — it is now largely a twist of Christianity and Islam. Unfortunately, Jewish Theological Seminary, the "headquarters" of the Conservative Jewish movement in the US, has ramped UP its involvement. Arnold Eisen, Chair of JTS, is a contributer to Michael Lerner's magazine, and Dr. Burton Visotzky is a vocal and active member of both J Street and "Intersections." JTS Donors, are you listening? http://wwwtwosetsofbooks.blogspot.com/2011/05/bon

  • Alfonz Shmedlap

    Th., 06/02/11 common era

    The American Jewish Establishment is once again failing to help Jews, just as it did during WW2. Not a peep from any of them about Jonathan Pollard's cruel-and-unusual life sentence. Lots of assimilation and intermarriage among them, and very little Torah education and observance.

    Barack Husein Obama has a strong affinity for Islam; whether he is a Moslem by sharia law really doesn't matter now. He likely couldn't pass a background check to be an FBI agent, and now he has the nuclear launch codes available to him.

    Israel must start doing what's best for its survival and reject more American money.
    The U.S. very likely spies on Israel, especially in the Liberated Territories. The next time that such U.S. spies are caught, Israel should use them as bargaining chiops for the immediate release of Jonathan Pollard.

    • Raymond in DC

      The US of course *does* spy on Israel, and has for decades. In Kennedy's day they were flying U2's over Dimona. Wikileaks revealed a recent directive to US reps to ferret out info on Israel's communications systems, for example. They also send operatives into the West Bank to report on … Jews building houses! The US installed an X Band radar facility in the Negev under total US control, and US personnel pass on only such intel as it chooses to Israel. Ostensibly watching for Iranian or Syrian missiles, it also watches anything that flies in Israeli airspace. We've also heard stories over the years of those caught spying for the US but, rather than stir the diplomatic waters, were quietly put on a plane home.

      Seriously, you didn't *really* think the CIA station in Tel Aviv was only engaged in "intelligence sharing", did you?

  • USMCSniper

    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told Congress, "For Israel to get the kind of strong support it's looking for vis-a-vis Iran, it can't stay on the sidelines with respect to the Palestinians and the peace efforts." The two issues — Iranian nuclear development and the Israeli-Arab conflict — "go hand in hand." The Obama administration knows this is nonsense. They simply don't care. Their position is clear: America's ally, Israel, is no longer valuable. Sacrificing it in order to win Obama global popularity points is a worthwhile pursuit. The Obama administration offers Israel a choice between being a victim of suicide via territorial concessions to the Palestinian Arabs, or a victim of homicide via Iran. And the Obama administration forces that choice so that the narcissist Obama can smile his phony smile and wave at cheering throngs of Jew-hating maniacs who populate the Muslim world. Obama proved he was an anti semite the first day he took office. The first NON-HEAD-OF-STATE he contacted was Abbas the leader of the Palestinians. Case closed.

  • Steve Markom

    The baby boomer American Jews in the USA grew up disconnected from their Jewish heritage and place the Big D (Democratic Party) in front of any true allegience to Israel. To hear what comes out of their mouths (ie Thomas Friedman) is appalling.

    As far as Obama, you do not spend 20 years in Jeremiah Wright's Church of Hate without having string anti-Israel convictions. ALL of his foreign policy advisors during his Presidential campaign had well established anti-Israel credentials which placed him apart from all of the other Presidential candidates – even Democrats.

    Mitchell's sentiments are also not surprising. As an Arab, Mitchell was never a supporter of Israel while he was a Senator.

  • generalissimo

    That son of a bitch! My firends, we're standing at Weimar 2.0. "Peace, in our time!", the headlines will say. But we all know what's coming; and it isn't peace. If Israel is gone, America is just minutes closer to midnight. We're entering the world of "Dark City", where the night never ends.
    The obama Junta must be kicked out of power and its members sent to the "friendly" "palestinians", who'll go cuddly on them and then post it on youtube! Mr muslim enabler number one has already spat on the face of America; now, he kicks Israel in the balls and goes raindancing on its face!
    Saul Olinsky would be proud of this anti-American terrorist in chief! God damn it, obama would put Stalin quoting Borat lines about his foreign policies!

  • generalissimo

    We need Mr Allan West in the White House now more than ever. Let him be the Ronald Reagan to this 21st century "Jimmy Carter"

  • benmoshe

    If you have never heard of a young writer by the name of Ben Shapiro, you certainly will. Shapiro has hit the nail on the head with regard to American Jewish apathy. He explains why "…voting for Barack Obama immediately places you in opposition to the Jewish people." There are far too many "JINOs" in our community…follow this link to see how many are in yours (be sure and read both pages): http://townhall.com/columnists/benshapiro/2011/05

  • ronhende

    Come on, guys, don't you know that Obama is not a Christian, not American, is either Muslim or favours Islam more than Christianity. Couldn't you see that from the very begging? And still you voted for him? Obama, more of a social Muslim than any thing else, is bent on defending Islam against the Jews. How things will play out for Israel is up to the All Mighty. There is no better sanctuary to be in than His courts, especially at this time.

  • Andres de Alamaya

    He tipped his hand the minute he took office by getting around Congress with an Executive Order through which he immediately sent the Palestinians $20 million before they even asked. The press and most of America overlooked this. One might joke that he had Osama killed so that he could run for head of Al Qaeda if he gets impeached in America.