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A Faithless Ally or a Secret Enemy? – Obama and Israel.

Israel is currently experiencing yet another series of vicious attacks by Palestinian terrorists. ISIS has called for more of the same. In response our State Department spokesman John Kirby said, “I would say certainly individuals on both sides of this divide are – have proven capable of, and in our view guilty of acts of terror.” He further warned Israel about using excessive force against the knife wielding terrorists, saying, “Now, we have seen some — I wouldn’t call the checkpoints this — but we’ve certainly seen some reports of what many would consider excessive use of force.” This is while Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas says, “We Welcome Every Drop of Blood Spilled in Jerusalem.” According to the Maariv daily he further stated, “We will not forsake our country and we will keep every inch of our land. Every drop of blood spilled in Jerusalem is pure, every shahid [martyr] will reach paradise, and every injured person will be rewarded [by Allah].”

Palestinians and other Muslim fundamentalists want to eliminate Israel. They teach their children to hate Jews, and by the way, Americans. We should not forget that they were dancing in the streets of Gaza when the twin towers came down on 9/11. Yet our government somehow equates the Israeli defense of their homeland with blatant Palestinian acts of terror.  In 2009 in his famous Cairo speech President Obama said that the U.S. “does not accept the legitimacy of continued Israeli settlements” on land occupied during the Six-Day War in 1967. In 2011 in Ramallah he said, “It is not fair that a Palestinian child cannot grow up in a state of her own, and lives with the presence of a foreign army that controls the movements of her parents every single day.” In a news conference with the Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas he further pronounced, “The Palestinian people deserve an end to occupation and the daily indignities that come with it.”

President Obama has even suggested a return to the Pre-1967 borders, boarders that are indefensible. Israel has to wonder if, under Obama, the United States is just a faithless ally, or a secret enemy. Consider Israel’s position as they look at the Iranian deal our President supports. Iran constantly calls for the destruction of Israel and supports terror against it. Iran supplies the rockets Hamas fires into Israel. President Obama has reportedly denied any U.S. support of a preemptive Israeli strike against Iranian nuclear sites and when Israel struck a deal with Azerbaijan for use of air bases in that country for a possible attack on Iran US officials may have even leaked the story.

The question Israelis, Jewish Americans, and Americans who support Israel must ask is why. In defense of President Obama I don’t seriously believe he wants the slaughter of all Jews in Israel. What he does want, the so-called two state solution, however will likely result, eventually in the same thing. So will allowing Iran the ability to develop nuclear weapons and delivery systems, but in his ideological and naïve world view the President seems to feel Israel is an occupying power and that Palestinians only want their own land back. Listen to their own words, Mr. President. They don’t want a two-state solution; they want a one-state solution. Their state. Time after time Israel has traded land won by the blood of her soldiers for peace, and look how that has turned out.

Prime Minister Netanyahu is striving to preserve the existence of his country and its people against enemies who have vowed to destroy both. He has a very different world view than President Obama. He served and was wounded in combat against the enemies of his country and had a brother killed by those same enemies. He has seen what has happened to the Ukraine, a nation promised protection in exchange for giving up the Soviet nuclear weapons left there after the collapse of the U.S.S.R. To him it doesn’t matter if our President is a deliberate secret enemy or not. His policies are a danger to Israel.

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About the author

Nicholas Wishek

Nicholas Wishek. Retired teacher. 40 years classroom experience. Served in California National Guard 6 years. BA in history, MA in education. Married 35 years. Two sons. Many columns published in OC Register 2009-2014.

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