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Sunday, February 20, 2011

Obama's War Against Israel

Back when Obama was running for president, I got into an online argument with some Jewish Obama supporters. They were friends of mine, but as with many a political disagreement, tempers rose. One friend, who wanted to calm things down suggested I attend a meeting being held in W. Bloomfield with an Obama henchman (my term) who was going to explain why an Obama presidency was good for the Jews. Before that, I'd heard both candidates speak on Jews and Israel. Obama's aged opponent's argument was that it was the right thing to do, simple, understandable, morally defensible, a point of view I agreed with. Obama, the honey-tongued one, had some shaggy dog story about a Jewish camp counselor he'd met as a child, and other fanciful tales to calm the fears of those who worried that he spent his formative years in the company of various Jew haters. I wasn't able to make it to the meeting, but Obama was able to convince 72% of voting Jews that he was indeed our good buddy. The old guy never caught on amongst most Jews, as he was a tool of the devil, you know, a Republican.

Admittedly, Bush and his administration weren't that great when it came to supporting Israel against its enemies, but Obama has become the Back-Stabber-in-Chief. And his back stabbing doesn't end with Israel. Look at how he's turned on Great Britain, Eastern Europe, and Columbia in order to appease our enemies.

When it comes to Israel though, the pressure is constant and unrelenting. Even when he is trying to appear as a loyal ally, he's got Ambassador to the United Nations, Susan Rice, and Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton slowly turning that knife in Israel's back. According to the One Jerusalem site,
On Friday, Susan Rice, the Obama Administration's Ambassador to the United Nations, vetoed a Palestinian inspired draft resolution which designated as illegal all territories occupied by Israel after the Six Day War. That includes the Old City of Jerusalem -- The Western Wall, The Temple Mount, The Church of the Holy Sepulcher, etc.

While Rice's veto was welcome she used her remarks to the Security Council to emphatically state that the Obama Administration agrees with the resolution's policy. Rice told the
Security Council:

Our opposition to the resolution before this Council today should therefore not be misunderstood to mean we support settlement activity. On the contrary, we reject in the strongest terms the legitimacy of continued Israeli settlement activity. For more than four decades, Israeli settlement activity in territories occupied in 1967 has undermined Israel's security and corroded hopes for peace and stability in the region. Continued settlement activity violates Israel's international commitments, devastates trust between the parties, and threatens the prospects for peace.

Her definition of "settlement activity" and "territories occupied in 1967" includes Jerusalem, the Old City.
And where does Hillary, another darling of the Jewish community stand on this issue?
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called Israeli settlements "illegitimate" shortly before the United States vetoed a United Nations Security Council resolution condemning continued Israeli settlement expansion as illegal.

In an exclusive interview with "This Week" anchor Christiane Amanpour taped on Friday afternoon, Clinton said, "I think it is absolutely clear to say, number one, that it's been American policy for many years that settlements were illegitimate and it is the continuing goal and highest priority of the Obama administration to keep working toward a two-state solution with both Israelis and Palestinians."
In December 2010, Clinton took a similarly harsh line against continued Israeli settlements.

"We do not accept the legitimacy of continued settlement activity," she said in a speech at the Brookings Institution. "We believe their continued expansion is corrosive not only to peace efforts and two-state solution, but to Israel's future itself."
When it comes to politics, the Jewish community has been doing a suicidally poor job of picking friends. Not that I want to pick on anyone's political beliefs, but the 72% of Jews who voted for Obama might want to examine modes of thought outside of their currently cherished "Progressivism". What's being done to Israel is not progress and only the truly deluded or morally twisted could believe that it is. The unshakable belief in the "Progressive" agenda is keeping (not only) Jews blind to the real threat (now being acted out on various stages around the world) to the Obama administration's naivete and ineptitude.
by Cowznofski

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