Israel and U.S. on a Collision Course?


Some 57 percent of Israeli Jews preferred Romney, only 22% Obama (in my sector of American Israelis it was even more lopsided, a full 85% having cast absentee ballots for the challenger, only 14% for the incumbent). So, naturally, for the most part, November 7, 2012 was not a day of celebration in Israel.

Israel, too, has elections coming up—on January 22. That has prompted speculations that Obama will now throw his weight behind Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s left-of-center challengers. There are precedents for it, most notably in 1999 when President Bill Clinton sent a team of PR strategists Stanley Greenberg, James Carville, and Robert Shrum to help out Ehud Barak, then challenging Netanyahu (in his earlier term) from the left. Barak won by a narrow margin.

The difference is that this time, according to all polls so far, the right-of-center bloc that Netanyahu heads will win at least as decisively as it did in 2009. The left-wing challengers (some of them again being helped by Greenberg) are already crowing that the Netanyahu-Obama tensions are the former’s fault, and he thereby endangers Israeli-U.S. relations. Some say Obama will exploit this to stir fears among Israelis and shift the balance to the left.

It seems, though, that even if he tries, he won’t succeed; Israelis’ perception of a dangerous Middle Eastern environment, and of Netanyahu as a leader realistically attuned to it, is too strong.

Then there is the Palestinian issue. Will second-term Obama make a renewed pitch to get a state for the Palestinians—clearly one of his most burning aspirations when he took office?

Some say that, freed of concerns about the Jewish vote (which proved unfounded anyway), Obama will now go all-out to create another Arab state squeezed up beside a truncated Jewish one, claiming all the while that this is the greatest blessing Israel could hope for. Others contend that Obama, burned by experience, now realizes the pitfalls of such an attempt and, apart from rhetoric, won’t really embark on it.

Again, even if he does—while it may well involve further frictions with Israel and public castigations—it won’t get anywhere, for the same reason it didn’t the first time, and never has since 1937: the Palestinians aren’t interested in a compromise.

That leaves Iran.

Does Obama “have Israel’s back” on Iran, and is he prepared to do whatever is necessary, including the military option if all else fails, to stop this regime from going nuclear?

Or is he actually a softy on all Islamic radicals other than Al Qaeda, into cutting the defense budget rather than launching another war, and likely to seek a “grand deal” with Iran that will absolve him from taking any real action?

The dangers of the second possibility were well articulated on Wednesday by Israeli commentator David Weinberg, who noted:

A U.S.-Iran agreement could involve tacit recognition of Iranian hegemony in the Gulf region and acceptance of its nuclear status, in exchange for a long-term freeze in Iran’s enrichment of uranium to high levels. This would leave Ahmadinejad’s nuclear development facilities, including the Fordow underground center, intact, instead of dismantling them. This would allow the Iranians to continue refining their nuclear skills. Even at low levels of enrichment this provides a framework with which Tehran can bypass Western restrictions and hoodwink Western inspectors.

This despite the fact, Weinberg points out, that

Iran has clandestinely crossed every “red line” set by the West over the past 20 years…and has gotten away with it. So any deal that scales back sanctions and allows Iran to keep operating its advanced nuclear development facilities, even at a low level, is a fatal bargain.

Under such a scenario—with Obama having grandly proclaimed a successful deal while Iran keeps progressing toward the bomb under cover—would Netanyahu, now truly standing alone, make good on his vow to abort such progress by military means if necessary?

These questions stand to be answered in the rest of 2012 and in 2013. Meanwhile, Israel is not celebrating.

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  • petey

    Israel is not the only one, that is not celebrating the obama stolen elections

    Millions of us are not happy about the election and for this I hold hands with Israel.

    • dreamer23

      i have been sick over this election. Israel will be ok because God will take care of them. God will also deal with the US when we don't have Israels back. I just don't know where these people that voted for Obama have been living because they have not been living where I have. My husband and i have worked our whole lives for everything we have and little by little it is fading. We took all the measures of 401k etc only to have it all disappear because United Airlines pulled an Enron on us. I know that many people are going through the same thing and as Christians, we know that God will take care of us, but it is still difficult to watch the country that i love turning into something else

      • Tanner

        The reason why the US is turning into something else is because we were ignorant about Obama's background from the start. Had we been smarter going back to the 2007 election, Obama could have been avoided. Now some people are starting to wake up and find out what a Socialist/Communist president really looks like. We are certainly not greatly informed as we should be in our country; another lesson to learn: a biased-to-activism media is very dangerous when they make up the majority of our daily news. Next thing you know, they'll censorize anything they want. For the Obama to go against Israel is not only insane, but is not the American way. In other words, our president is not a true American. He is something else, someone who we sort of know, and at the same time, we don't really know him. But the mask is starting to come off overtime, and it's not pretty. While Obama has his opposition to Israel, he is slowly destroying our great country (Fast & Furious, violating our 1st amendment, making friends with our Islamist enemies here in the US and abroad, and destroying our free markets). So I guess the message is that if Obama can cut off the head of Israel's ally, then Israel will be in a difficult position. As to whether he did that on purpose I don't know, but it wouldn't surprise me. But we can't give up on prayer. Keep praying. You don't know for sure if this is the end or not. We may still have a chance.

        • mlcblo

          We need to teach our children how our great system works!!

  • Mary Sue

    Let's just hope it doesn't lead to Obama doing something stupid like proclaiming sanctions against Israel…or worse. :(

    • Mary Sue

      I'd say what I think "worse" is…but I don't want to give them any ideas.

  • http://www.adinakutnicki.com adinakutnicki

    Indeed, we are on a collision course, and it must take place. Why? Because the POTUS is not interested in our survival – http://adinakutnicki.com/2012/11/07/the-day-liber

    And the sworn duty of Israel's leadership is to secure our homeland. Without doing so, they will lose their mandate to lead. Pretending otherwise is not only a fool's errand, but it is deadly.
    Adina Kutnicki, Israel

    • jacob

      We must keep in mind and never overlook who BARAK HUSSEIN OBAMA is….

      We must never forget his apologizing and promises to the Muslim world 2009 Cairo conference.
      We must never forget his statement of America owing its independence to Muslims..
      And we must never forget his pressuring Israel into concessions to the "Invented People" as NEWT
      GINGRICH so properly baptized the so called "Palis" ….
      Therefore, even in spite of his protestations of having "ISRAEL's BACK" (into a corner perhaps ??)
      is there a reason for true Zionists to celebrate OBAMA's reelection ????
      I for one, would have gone drunk for a week if he would have lost…!!!!!

  • PaulRevereNow

    A deal whereby the U.S. recognizes Iranian hegemony in the Gulf, and Iran agrees to a long-term freeze of Uranium enrichment? It puts the responsibility on Iran for keeping this commitment; and how long before Iran finds some way around it? In the meantime, how is the U.S., with a severely weakened Navy, supposed to enforce it? Sounds like a non-starter to me. At least the Israeli right understands the threat posed by Iran, and fully supports Bibi Netanyahu's efforts to meet it; in the face of four more years of nonsense from the U.S. Israel not happy with the election result? Not surprising at all. As for America, we voted for Zero again; and we're going to get it; in the neck. Anybody have a spare parachute?

  • Bert

    The Arabs, the left, and Obama define the issues while corrupt and cowardly Jewish leaders keep backing up to where these is no more room to back up. These so-called Jews are too corrupt and debased to even speak truth to power. They are unable to make a case for their existence based on the bible, on history, on international law, on moral rights, on common sense or any other basis. They violate every rule and every warning from the bible and talk of wanting the Arabs to recognize Israel as a 'Jewish State' when they themselves act otherwise. From biblical times we have been cursed by leaders who, with rare exceptions, remain perpetually corrupt.

    • devdeep

      bert you are so very right, time for an overhaul

    • David R

      Right on! And all this reminds me of a passage in the Book of Revelation where Jesus himself identifies these Jewish traitors:
      Speaking to the Church in Smyrna, Jesus says," I know your tribulation and your poverty (though you are rich) and the SLANDER of those who SAY that they are Jews and are not, but are a SYNAGOGUE OF SATAN." (Revelation 2:9)
      Just as among Christians of this world…Jesus said that many are called but few are chosen. There are many wannabes out there that hinder and obstruct truth and common sense that even a child would understand as not being the way to go.

      • mlcblog

        Yet, God loves these people, his very stiff-necked (His own words) ones. They stay true to their stubborn and hard-headed roots. It's a wonder to me that they are as highly successful as they are. Again, a blessing of God, as I see it. No other explanation makes sense to me, and I believe this is the sole reason the world is enthralled with the Jews.

  • victor

    Jews in America do not have Israel's interest at heart, they are selfish creatures and only interested in ME, ME, ME, boasting about having their kids and grand kids' bar/bat mitzvah there just to brag about it to their friends an neighbors and synagogues. They will support party first instead of principles. Not unlike what happened in Germany from whence quite a few of their parents and grand parents originated. They have no chutzbah. They are self serving cowards very much unlike real Jews aand Israelis.

    • Mary Sue

      how ironic that what they do these days, they believe will avoid another nazi germany outcome, just by continuing to vote Democrat forever, with the fear that Republicans are the ones they must fear of making another Holocaust!

      I guess the inability to learn from history specific details is universal…particularly when one's mind is clouded with Leftism…

  • pierce

    I also share the disdain of the Israelis towards Obama. It was either election night or yesterday when he uttered the words that he wanted to work with with the GOP. To get anything done in the next 4 years he absolutely has to work with the GOP, and after some of his campaign rhetoric, he had better. HE, PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA, HAS BEEN DOWNRIGHT INSULTING TO THE GOP, AND INSULTING ISRAELIS TOO.
    HE HAS SHOWN NO SIGNS OF WANTING TO WORK WITH ANY ONE ACROSS THE AISLE IN HIS 1ST 4 YEARS, I WILL BE SURPRISED IF HE CHANGES. HIS ATTITUDE IS MY WAY OR THE HIGHWAY, BECAUSE HE IS MR. KNOW IT ALL, COCK OF THE WALK AS THEY USED TO SAY.

    • jacob

      However my friend, it usually takes two to tango and, if those WE THE PEOPLE sent to
      Congress know what is good for the nation and then for them and not the way around and
      stand behind the reasons we sent them there in the first place and hold Obama's and his
      minions feet to the fire without any respite, I believe he and his gang will have one hell of
      an uphill battle to impose their "socialist" agenda….
      Otherwise and as proven by the candidates we backed for President's TWICE, we can kiss
      this country goodbye

      • Mary Sue

        Obama is actually, I think, Pierre Elliot Trudeau of the United States.

        Back in the day, which is to say, the 70s, there was a time when PET instituted the War Measures Act. Google that sometime. That was frightening. If the USA has the equivalent, Obama will be free to do what he wants if somehow circumstances cause him to have an excuse to do so. (basically PET called Martial Law for a while).

        • David R

          He also ushered in unchecked muli-culturalism, gay pride, and lighted the flames of hatred towards the Quebec culture. His Omnibus Bill opened the door to the destruction of our Canadian values…and plunged us into debt that will never be eleviated.
          Now the Liberal Party wants to have his son, Justin Trudeau, as their leader and next Prime Minister of our country!!!

      • Mary Sue

        (btw also it means PET suspended Habeus Corpus!)

    • Mary Sue

      He will call it "working with Congress". It is more likely to be dictating to Congress and issuing Executive Order after Executive Order to bypass them if they fail to kowtow to his demands.

  • WildJew

    If Obama's expected attempt to throw his weight behind a far-left candidate like former prime minister Ehud Olmert is successful, Israel will be in for some mighty difficult days ahead. While I have my differences with Netanyahu on settlements, settlement freezes, destruction of outposts, the Levy Report, etc., Olmert is a grave threat to Israel's integrity and her security.

    • Sunbeam

      Yeah……………..you couldn't be wrong.

  • Nomadic100

    Obama would be soft on Al Qaeda, too, if they just stopped killing Americans or sort of promised to stop.

  • dannyjeffrey44

    I wrote this essay while the Libya revolution was taking place. It is just as relevant today.
    The Coming Assault On Israel http://www.freedomrings1776.com/2011/04/coming-as

    • victor

      Excellent link..Thank you

    • Barack-Ben-Gazhi

      "The GCRP is a political weapon of conquest, created by, and wielded by, George Soros, and thanks to Barrack Obama, backed by the military might of the United States."

      Nice article DannyJ… obama will use NATO, under the UN umbrella to accomplish this.
      Seems to be starting as Israel lives with the Obamao handwriting on the Wailing Wall …

  • kasandra

    Anyone interested in what Obama's plans are regarding the Palestinian issue should check out – http://kleinonline.wnd.com/2012/11/03/claim-obama

  • http://www.facebook.com/abu.tom.5 Abu Tom

    There is a rise in anti semtism in the USA. IT IS GOING TO COME IN THE FORM OF LEZZAIS FAIRE.
    LEAVE ALONE. THE REASONING WILL BE. ISRAEL CAN HANDLE THE ARABS. LET ISRAEL FIGHT IT'S OWN BATTLES. THAT WILL BE THE KISS OF DEATH. IF IT WASN'T FOR THE EVANGELICALS ISRAEL WOULD BE WORSE OFF TODAY. THAT HANDFUL OF CRAZIES WHO HIJACKED A RELIGION OF PEACE.
    ALL ONE BILLION OF THEM LOVE TO SHOOT THEIR RUSSIAN HARDWARE UP IN THE AIR. WAIT TILL THEY GET A PAKISTANI NUKE. http://WWW.SPIRITOFAMERICAPARTYRADIOSHOW.COM

    • aspacia

      It is Laissez-faire

  • Dwee

    No belief in a G-d can save mankind from the reality of being first and foremost greedy animal carnivores with just enough intelligence to create havoc and occasionally a nice work of art. Easily manipulated, easily duped, easily led off a cliff….

  • Steve Chavez

    I'm sure his JEWISH FRIENDS THAT VOTED FOR HIM will give him advice that he will surely take! After all, he promised them that he will have Israel's back and defend them!

    I'M BEGINNING TO DISMISS JEWS AS A WHOLE FOR THEIR STUPIDITY!!!

    • ajnn

      intelligence and wisdom can be very different

  • ajnn

    "having these people purchase Mitt Romney as the next President"

    this is racist.

    • Ghostwriter

      Why am I not surprised that another comment by Schlockmotion has been deleted? He's either going nuts or has joined either the KKK or the American Nazi Party. His anti-semitic ravings are getting worse by the day.

      • The Truth

        No. It’s because the editors were playing at defending their positions before, and they can’t really do a good job of it. They especially cannot defend the daily racism on Israel’s streets, the Israel Lobby that just backed the losing candidate, or Neo-Apartheid magnates like Beny Steinmetz. It’s getting too hot.

        • Andy Lewis

          Herr Schlomogruber, is that you?

    • Mary Sue

      awww is that all he said, it got baleeted before I saw it.

      Someone ought to tell silly Schlo-pitch that it ain't "these people" that he should worry about.

    • bkopicz

      Shlo's posting got bleeped before seeing it but gave it a thumbs down anyway.

  • Doug Mayfield

    As a non-Jew who supports Israel as the only country in the Middle East in which there is support for freedom and individual rights, I hope that Israelis do go their own way.

    Washington, the people in power there now, no matter what they say, wil only betray them on behalf of the
    cheap murdering tyrants of Islam.

    • Mary Sue

      and I hope Canada has the courage to help them in some way. They already did partially by pulling their ambassadors out of Iran and booted Iran's diplomats.

  • IsraelFirster

    Of course, Obama has Israel's back. He has to know where to stick the knife in. I hope that Bibi gets re-elected in spite of all the help that Hussein will give his opponents.

  • Marty

    Israelis understand that they are on their own and can expect no help from a morally bankrupt and anti-semtic administration. The fact that Netanyahu is thoroughly despised by our current president speaks well for the Israeli prime minister. The good news is that the effort to destroy Israel will have to be placed aside because of the distraction of developments in syria. iran is supporting asad and the U.S. is supporting the rebels. Good. This conflict could last as long as the eight-year long war between iran and iraq. The longer alawites and sunnis slaughter one another the better.

  • Pip Power

    Obama is only the MONKEY, the CFR is the ORGAN-GRINDER & Obama will dance to THEIR tune.

    Why isn't the CFR in the History Books?

    Hardly one person in 1000 ever heard of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR).

    The CFR has only 3000 members yet they control over three-quarters of the nations wealth. The CFR runs the State Department and the CIA. The CFR has placed 100 CFR members in every Presidential Administration since Woodrow Wilson. They work together to misinform and disinform the President to act in the best interest of the CFR not the best interest of the American People. At least five Presidents (Eisenhower, Ford, Carter, Bush, and Clinton) have been members of the CFR. The CFR has packed every Supreme Court with CFR insiders. Three CFR members (Stephen Breyer, Ruth Bader Ginsberg, and Sandra Day O'Connor) sit on the Supreme Court. The CFR's British Counterpart is the Royal Institute of International Affairs. The members of these groups profit by creating tension and hate. Their targets include British and American citizens.

    • Larry

      No, no, no, it's the Gnomes of Zurich you have to worry about, them and their buddies the Illuminati.:D

    • Mary Sue

      Your info is a little out of date, Sandra Day O'Conner has been retired for about 6 years now. She's a lot more conservative than Bader-Ginsberg, how do you explain that?

  • Shalom Freedman

    This is a sound article and points to real possible dangers. But there is an element of it and this underlined especially by some of the readers comments' which I find mistaken.
    The people of the United States have elected a President. He is the leader of the most powerful nation in the world and one we in Israel are strongly dependent on. Why take an a priori hostile attitude toward him? The election is over and he is now President and will have to be dealt with. Why assume him to be an enemy, instead of trying to highlight and develop aspects of cooperation and friendship with him and his Administration?
    Perhaps after all the intense security cooperation between the U.S. and Israel was not just a ploy but a real element of policy. Perhaps he actually is strongly committed to preventing Iran from going nuclear.
    Is there, despite all our suspicions about him, nonetheless room for speculating in another direction that he might actually be committed to the security of Israel.
    And doesn't it make sense to at least try to strengthen the positive, than primarily speculate on the negative, especially now at the time of his reelection?

    • PaulRevereNow

      I agree with your comment; that treating Barry in a hostile manner is bad policy; however, Binyamin Netanyahu has been doing this very thing–treating the POTUS respectfully, for the past four years. While I agree that Netanyahu should continue to do so, respect will likely not cause Barry to change his thinking on Israel. He'll still insist on a return to the 1949 armistice lines, with mutually agreed land swaps. This is because his Muslim background, his coziness with Al-Qaeda operatives, and his spending 20 years listening to the hatred of Rev. Jeremiah Wright, have resulted in an anti-Israel foreign policy, that is also against America's best interests. If he visits Israel, then we will have cause to think that Barry might change his approach.

    • Drakken

      You wishful naive thinking is what gets people massacred. Ole Obummer will take this great nation to its knees and the arabs will once again go to war because they sense weakness in our Comrade Great Leader Obummer, things are about to get worse.

    • Mary Sue

      Treating him respectfully while you can is always good policy.

      However if it becomes apparent you cannot get through BO's thick skull no matter how polite you are, it's no more Mr. Nice Guy.

    • Larry

      Why take an a priori hostile position to him? It's not a priori at all, as the obamessiah has consistently shown an animus towards Israel. He sat in a racist anti-semitic church every Sunday for 20 years, has spent the last 4 years pandering to the Muslim Brotherhood, and his Administration has consistently leaked intelligence and communications harmful to Israel's safety.

      The only Jews he likes are the idiots who are in the correct position of kissing his posterior and funding his political campaign. If they were broke and without power and influence he'd toss them to the curb and then drive over them with a bus, three or for times, just to be sure.

    • marat 1

      I appreciate your sentiments, except there is one HUGE, HUGE problem. And that is that Hussein Obama has been a serial Prevaricator ever since he stepped into the White House. His words, his promises mean ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. The ONLY thing he has EVER cared about is how to hang on to his job–a job that he is TOTALLY INCOMPETENT FOR. I do NOT believe this individual is even CAPABLE of change. You can expect more misery in the U.S. along with even MORE Divisiveness throughout the U.S. as he continues his Totalitarian style, believing in his own mythology that he was crowned as an Emperor. The man is SIMPLY HOLLOW AND VACANT INSIDE. Nothing good will be coming from this next phase for the nation, just an even FASTER slide downhill, with Obama undoubtedly continuing for yet another 4 Years to blame George Bush for any of his bizarre lack of leadership or sound policy either domestically or in foreign policy. In essence, this is one of the first individuals to role-play the title of “President,” while the nation really has had nothing but an actor, a charlatan for all these years. No wonder so many Americans are thinking of heading north…..

    • aspacia

      Enjoy Haraetz? Obama is determined to put you back in the 67 lines and then destroy you.

  • riverboatbill

    It's probably time to take the junk out of the fallout shelter and get it ready.

  • Jim_C

    I understand Obama had the confidence of 69% of American Jews. This is less than before, and it is my understanding that of the American Jewish population, this number only includes the good-looking, intelligent ones.

    I happen to be a fan of Mr. Netanyahu, too. I think he has great character, and have never heard him not make sense. As Ive said before I think both leaders had some election year posturing to do that played to aspects of their constituencies, allies, and enemies, and I believe they will work very well, and more closely, together in the next four years.

    • Drakken

      If you think Dear Comrade Obummer is going to work with Israel, you are clearly deluded beyond reason. But heh, you go ahead and keep on that wishful thinking, the rest of us will deal in reality.

    • Mary Sue

      Well, I guess we will see.

      Personally I think the whole thing BO was saying about 1967 borders was a dog whistle to his Muslim Brotherhood Buddies.

      • Jim_C

        I object to the "Muslim Brotherhood Buddies" bit, but you have a point in the sense that while Israel has to consider Israel first, Obama has to consider his own country and many others besides each time he makes a statement. On the extreme end of this, if Obama (or any other US president) makes the wrong statement, a lot of people's safety, including Israeli's, can be compromised.

        • Mary Sue

          Just because he's courting the Muslim Brotherhood with the mistaken (possibly) idea that they're "moderate" doesn't mean he is one, it just means he thinks they are his buddies when they actually are not.

    • aspacia

      "Good looking, intelligent ones?"

  • Ghostwriter

    I don't President Obama really cares about Israel. He treats one of our closest allies like garbage. I don't really believe he sees Israelis as people. More like insects,without any humanity or feelings.

    • aspacia

      How about all of our allies, and then he befriends our enemies.

  • http://www.madisdead.blogspot.com Mladen Andrijasevic

    I find it shocking that 69 percent of American Jews voted for a President who helped the anti-Semitic and anti-American Muslim Brotherhood come to power in Egypt and is appeasing Iran. This would be similar to FDR helping Franco come to power and appeasing Hitler.

    Is this out of sheer ignorance or indifference is not clear, but to me this puts a blemish on American Jews that no spin will clear. What a disgrace!

    The Muslim Brotherhood. Is this what Americans stand for?
    http://www.madisdead.blogspot.co.il/2012/11/the-m

    Matthias Küntzel – Antisemitism, Messianism and the Cult of Sacrifice:The Iranian Holy War
    http://www.madisdead.blogspot.co.il/2012/09/matth

    • laurie

      I agree with you and one must remember what GOD said, " I bless those who bless you and curse those that curse you"!!!!! Many Jewish people do not understand , especially the young who have no roots to the past, but then again this is true of almost all the young who do not or even care to know what it took to make America or Israel great. I myself do not understand why the vote to a person who feed Israel to the dogs and at the same time dancing USA down the yellow brick road to serfdom!

      • Jim_C

        Remember it was a smaller proportion of American Jews than in 2008, and comprised only the good-looking, intelligent ones.

        Obama's been as much a supporter of Israel as any American president.

    • Wentra

      Fortunately for many Jewish Americans, they are fairly prosperous and live in relative comfort. Sadly for them, that seems to be more of a priority than the safety and comfort of Israelis. In the U.S., Most of the prosperous tend be ultra-liberal due to their inability to understand the world from an ordinary, struggling point of view. After all, they are insulated from the negative effects or extreme multiculturism ( i.e. the wiping out of the current American culture). Liberal thinking also eases their conscious about having more than others, because they can convince themselves they are making a difference by encouraging welfare dependence and the influx of illegal immigration as well as not holding the poor accountable for their choices. As I said, they are protected by the fallout from their money. It is the working class and middle class and those who experience true injustice and oppression ( such as Israelis) who will suffer for the choices of the elite.

  • Ironboomer

    With what the future may bring to America, the secular Jews may discover something.

  • marty

    If the American Jews were 100% behind Israel Iseel woud not Have to deal with Obama's preference for the Arab states

  • FRONTPGSUBR'BR.

    I am not 'celebrating' Obama's re-election either.

  • the way it is

    Obama is going to try to take Israel down for good in his second term. He has on his side both the Israeli left, and the over two-thirds majority of American Jews who voted for him. They all share in common an intense hatred for PM Netanyahu, and so he will be their prime target. If they can force Netanyahu out of office in the elections this January, the game is over.

    Look for a small army of Conservative and Reform Rabbis for Obama, and in particular, J-Street Rabbis, to join Obama in the fray, most of whom are, for all of their learning, little better than deracinated zombies.

    • Jim_C

      When this doesn't happen (Obama trying to "take Israel down")–and it won't, I am 100% certain of that–will you please come back and admit you were wrong?

      • the way it is

        Obama hasn't stopped trying to take Israel down from the get-go, the minute he took office.
        There's no way he's going to stop all of a sudden, so you're all wrong already, just admit it .

        Don't take my word for it. Ask his Israel-hating mentor the past 24 years, Jeremiah Wright.
        Don't stop there. Check their old pal, notorious anti-Semitic loudmouth, Louis Farrakhan.
        Also his outspokenly Judeophobic good buddy, the murderer and terrorist William Ayers.
        Not to mention the PLO big shot thug who taught Obama all about Israel, Rashid Khalidi.

        That's just for starters. Oh, and that secret Los Angeles Times tape has Barry on record.

  • Chanameel

    Since Obama has already "surrendered the US" to Islam by leading the
    "MUSLIM DAY OF PRAYER"
    on the Mall in Washington DC.
    Where they prayed for the "Soul of America" and determines …an (occult rite)
    the "Future Destiny of America."
    All Obama has to do is to move our Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem
    (to land the the US purchased in 1945) and make Israel accept
    the unacceptable 1967 border arrangement.
    And he will have "Captured Jersalem" in the name of Islam.(deception)
    Jerusalem is "mission control center" whoever controls Jerusalem, controls the world.
    It is the "neck" connecting the "upper and lower" worlds.
    In order to bring in the New World Order, he needs to take over Jerusalem by the December 21, 2012 – 2016. ( Galactic Alignment) respectively. Checkmate.

  • Angel

    I believe that Obama will do to the Israelis what Clinton did to the Serbs…It does not look good, and Israel's only card is a pre-emptive strike on Iran…

  • Wentra

    As an American, I am upset and disappointed, but not surprised by the election results. Sadly, many of my fellow Americans are easily led by the ranting of the liberal press and are under the mistaken impression that Barack Hussein Obama will provide a promising economic future. The fact that the U.S. stock market took a dive the day after the elections should clue liberals in to the fact that we are in for a bumpy four years of hardships. We can also expect to see the watering down of our constitutional rights ( especially freedom of speech and religion) as well as what is left of our moral values. But, what does that matter to some people who are complacent enough in their thinking to allow the government to expand on promises of being taken care of? I am very worried about Israel because Obama could care less about them and many Americans are starting to lose sympathy. I have not lost my sympathy of and moral support for Israel, Jewish people and my fellow Christians and will continue to pray.

  • Barack-Ben-Gazhi

    Most ALL the Middle East bad actors, are on a collision path with their obvious death wish.
    I would NOT have had the patience and turn the other cheek attitude Isreal has displayed for decades now.
    As the threats and danger to the Jewish state intensifies, the resolve to survive wins out over caring about pathetic world opinion and political correctness…
    It is starting…