Monday, February 2, 2015

Obama Administration's Conspicuous Hostility Toward Israel

"A tiny democratic beacon in the Middle East should inspire and really Westerners." Victor Davis Hanson on Israel

John F. Kennedy famously said of Israel: "Israel was not created in order to disappear...It is the child of hope and home of the brave...It carries the shield of democracy and it honors the sword of Freedom." Then why is Pres. Obama, his administration and many in the media so openly hostile against it?

Last summer, I wrote a piece entitled, "Somewhere In Hell, Joseph Goebbels Is Smiling." In that article, I pointed out the distortions, omissions and outright lies in the reporting of the hostilities between Israel and the Jidhadists. It was the period of time when Hamas was raining terror on Israel with hundreds of rocket attacks. A propaganda war against Israel was apparent in much of the progressive press that would have left Joseph Goebbels smiling if he were alive today. But that was just one example of many. More disturbing has been the behavior of our own government towards Israel. For example:
  • It was John F. Kerry who referred to Israel as an "apartheid state." This is from a back-stabbing, pompous ass.
  • It was Obama who was AWOL from the recent Paris march that commemorated the victims of the Islamist attacks in Paris last month. One of those attacks took place in a Jewish owned business. In other words, the terrorist targeted that business because the victims were Jewish.
  • The Obama administration's discernible anger over John Boehner's invitation to invite PM Bibi Netanyahu to address Congress. Obama administration insiders actually called Netanyahu a "coward." Consider how absurd and insulting that is. They said this about a combat, special forces IDF veteran who took part in many battles. He was also wounded in combat on multiple occasions. His older brother was killed in the counter-terrorism hostage rescue mission in Entebbe in 1976. In other words, his family is a family of heroes.
  • And last week, world leaders gathered in Poland for the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz Nazi concentration camp. But one leader was conspicuously absent again---Pres. Obama. Yet during the same week, Obama had time to meet with the woman who likes to film herself in a bathtub full of Fruit Loops and milk as she eats the cereal.
These are but a few examples of the Obama administration's antagonism toward Israel. And he does this to a sliver of a country that's surrounded by over 300 million people many of  whom would like nothing better than having Israel wiped off the map. For example, Iran is now taking root in Syria, Lebanon, Yemen and Iraq. Also, keep in mind, anti-Semitic attacks have been increasing in Europe and the Middle East. But the current president of the U.S. turns his back one of our longest and strongest allies.

Ronald Reagan once said of Israel: "Since the foundation of the State of Israel, the United States has stood by her and helped her to pursue security, peace and economic growth." Unfortunately, the current president of the U.S. appears to have forgotten that promise.

Postscript: Since this was posted, Netanyahu won his election.