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Friday, October 26, 2012

Barack Obama's Feelings About Israel in 2012

How does Barack Obama feel about Israel?  He says he has done so much and puts their safety first..  What's the evidence?

1.  Has Obama really given billions of dollars in military assistance?
      The money in military assistance, including the Iron Dome Defense system, is the money promised from the pledge by George W. Bush.  Israel has been the largest receiver from 1976-2003, but the Iraq War took the #1 position.  Israel gets assistance in grants and military sales.  "In 2007, the United States increased its military aid to Israel by over 25%, to an average of $3 billion per year for the following ten year period (starting at $2.550 billion for 2008, growing by $150 million each year)"  "Former U.S. President George W. Bush assured Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert that the U.S. would help keep a "qualitative advantage" to Israel over other nations in the region."

"2. Obama got strong sanctions against Iran that were passed  by the UN Security Council.
    Sanctions against Iran haven't stopped or slowed down their nuclear program at all.  Obama opposed stronger sanctions that Congress wanted. "In June 2005, President George W. Bush issued Executive Order 13382 freezing the assets of individuals connected with Iran's nuclear program. In June 2007, the U.S. state of Florida enacted a boycott on companies trading with Iran and Sudan, while New Jersey's state legislature was considering similar action.  Ryan commented that it was Congress who got the sanctions.  "Meanwhile, Obama wrote a signing statement saying that the sanction’s requirements were nonbinding, Williams noted. (Obama wrote that the Iran sanctions section "would interfere with my constitutional authority to conduct foreign relations by directing the Executive to take certain positions in negotiations or discussions with foreign governments. Like section 1244, should any application of these provisions conflict with my constitutional authorities, I will treat the provisions as non-binding.")

Obama also undermined the sanctions’ requirement for countries seeking exceptions to "significantly reduce" their Iranian crude oil purchases by leaving the definition of "significant" to the discretion of the secretary of state, Williams said. (Sens. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., and Mark Kirk, R-Ill., authors of the amendment, argued it should mean at least 18 percent.)"

3. Under his administration, the US increased its intelligence and military coordination with Israel.
      His administration has continually leaked vital covert Israeli information.  Four times this happened when they revealed which countries Israel had effected a deal with to fly over for an attack on Iran.  Israelis suspected Obama had media leaks to prevent their striking Iran.  It was also felt that Obama had information leak to help his campaign.  For instance, "Last week, the New York Times revealed how U.S. and Israeli intelligence agencies manufactured viruses to disrupt work at an Iranian nuclear facility." "The Obama administration has been playing a double game with respect to Iran for some time. They publicly condemn Iran’s nuclear activity, but four times they have revealed Israel’s plans to use other countries’ airspace for an attack on Iran. It is no surprise that Obama will use anything to bolster his reelection campaign, especially given the Obama Administration’s hostility toward Israel and friendliness with the Arab Spring."

4.  The UN seems to hate Israel.  Obama opposed some anti-Israel resolutions.
     Obama backed a session at the UN Security Council where the UN's High Commissioner for Human Rights, the anti-Israel Navi Pillay, spoke to the council about Israel, just Israel, as if Israel were the worst offender of human rights in the world .   "The Obama administration could have insisted that Israel not be sacrificed as the quid pro quo for paying due attention to the Syrian carnage. Instead, they caved, agreeing to a spectacle which casts Syria and Israel as moral equals."  It was written about on July 2nd of this year.  "Today, at the United Nations, the Obama administration is turning its back on Israel. For the very first time, the U.N. Security Council has invited the U.N. high commissioner for human rights to “brief” the Council specifically on the subject of Israel and the commissioner’s list of trumped-up sins. Though the U.S. is a veto-holding power, the extraordinary move has full American approval, despite the fact that the global soapbox will be handed to Navi Pillay, a notorious anti-Israel partisan."

How has Obama treated Netanyahu?

  1. He has humiliated him publicly.  He told Netanyahu that Israel should return to the pre-1967 borders which is suicide for Israel to do.  That was done on live television.  Netanyahu had to explain to him why this was a terrible move and that Israel couldn't possibly do it. The result was that Obama should have been embarrassed also.

 2. The Democratic platform left out key elements from the 2008 platform such as Israel was the strongest US ally in the Middle East, the Hamas should be isolated from being a partner in the peace process, that bogus Palestinian rights to return should be opposed,  the refusal to name Jerusalem the capital of Israel, and the absolute unwillingness to condemn Arab terrorism.

How has his people treated Netanyahu?

1 Hillary Clinton held a phone call with Netanyahu for 43 minutes angry with him for announcing construction in a Jewish neighborhood in Jerusalem.
2. David Axelrod told him that Obama considered the housing approval "an affront, an insult, and very very destructive.
3. Joe Biden ripped Israel for endangering American troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Why?
4. Clinton demanded that Israel unilaterally concede negotiating positions and release hundreds of Palestinian terrorists even before "indirect" peace talks could begin.
5. Defense Secretary Robert Gates called Israel "an ungrateful ally."
6. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta's chastising Israel to "get back to the damn table. (negotiating) all on Netanyahu's shoulders.
7. This one I'll never forget.  Obama shoved Netanyahu out the White House back door, no dinner, no joint statement.  Obama went off in the White House for dinner.
8. Obama pushed Israel to apologize for the terrorist Gaza flotilla.
9.  Obama was caught talking when the mike was open in agreeing with French President Sarkozy's statement that "I cannot bear Netanyahu.  He's a liar. He then continued with "You're fed up, but I have to deal with him every day."
10.  Obama's speech when Netanyahu was about to arrive in Washington DC which called on Israel to retreat to the 1949 Armistice line as a starting point for negotiations.
11.  No coming down on Palestinian leadership for anti-Israel incitement including the Palestinians celebrating the murder of the Fogel family and their sleeping children in Judea/Samaria.
12. No condemnation of the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem who gets his salary from American taxpayers who urges Arabs to "fight and kill the Jews".

In contrast, the 2012 Republican platform states:

1. Palestinian people must support leaders that reject terror, embrace institutions and ethos of democracy and respect the rule of law.  (This would eliminate Hamas and Fatah).

2. Israel can't be expected to negotiate with people pledged to her destruction.

3. Hamas and Hezbollah must be isolated as they don't meet the standards of peace and diplomacy of the international community.

So give me a good reason why Jews would be voting for Obama again?  As Caroline already has said, Obama has an animus toward Israel greater than any other president except Jimmy Carter, which is my comment.  Do American Jews for Obama value Israel?  I know many who do, but they seem to have either short memories or are putting other values first.  Can we really risk terrible and final consequences of Israel and thus the Jewish people by choosing the wrong man?  This may be the  most important election in the past 64 years and can spell life or death for Israel.  My personal opinion is that the the parties are not the same parties of my parents.  They have changed.  Being a Democrat is not a religion.  We have the right to choose the best person for this historic era.  Vote with wisdom.

Yet Netanyahu's party says that Obama has been the best.  Can they say anything different?  One must look at the facts and read the lines.  You don't even have to read between them.


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