Obama’s Jewish Defenders

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Two weeks ago, President Barack
Obama opened a diplomatic war on Israel. The proximate cause of his offensive
was the Jerusalem District Planning and Building Board’s decision to approve
the future construction of 1,600 housing units in northern Jerusalem.

The goal of the assault is twofold. First,
it seeks to undermine the legitimacy of Israel’s control over Jerusalem in
order to weaken Israel’s standing among the American public. As Obama advisor
Martin Indyk mocked, Obama’s onslaught against Israel has made the Netanyahu government
“supersensitive,” about Jerusalem.

Second, as Obama’s advisors
explained to The Atlantic, through his unprecedented attacks on Israel’s
right to sovereignty over its capital city, Obama is working to topple Prime
Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s government in the hopes of replacing it with a
leftist government led by Tzipi Livni and Kadima.

It is a startling turn of events.
Obama of course was elected to the presidency with the overwhelming support of
the American Jewish community. Part of that support – which netted him 78
percent of the Jewish vote — was based on his repeated assertion that he is
absolutely committed to Israel’s security.

Obama’s expressed desire to
overthrow the democratically elected government of Israel stands in contrast to
his refusal to acknowledge the basic illegitimacy of the Iranian regime he
seeks to appease. That government is founded on last June’s stolen presidential
elections which returned Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to power amidst massive opposition
from the Iranian people. And of course, the Iranian regime which Obama coddles is
publicly developing nuclear weapons with the declared purpose of destroying
Israel; serves as the leading state sponsor of terrorism; and according to the
US and British militaries is training al Qaida and Taliban fighters to kill US
and British forces in Afghanistan and Iraq.

In an interview with ABC News in
January, Obama made clear that the transformative change he pledged to bring to
America during the 2008 presidential campaign remained the goal of his
administration. Indeed, he made clear that to enact the sort of unpopular,
radical domestic and foreign policies he favors, he is willing to diminish his
prospects for reelection. As he put it, “I’d rather
be a really good one-term president than a mediocre two-term president.”

To enact his deeply
unpopular domestic agenda, Obama relies for support on labor unions, the
leftist leadership of the Democratic Party on Capitol Hill, the leftist media
and pressure organizations like MoveOn.org. These organs work to demonize
Republicans while threatening Democrats who are not leftists with defunding and
primary challenges in order to coerce them to support Obama’s radical domestic
policies.

In light of the deep and
widespread support Israel enjoys among Israelis, Obama has cobbled together a
similar coalition against the Netanyahu government specifically and against a
strong Israel generally. His coalition for weakening the US alliance with
Israel is comprised of Leftist Israelis – and particularly the Kadima Party and
the Israeli media on the one hand — and leftist pro-Palestinian American
Jewish groups on the other hand. Together, these Israeli and American Jewish
groups provide political cover for Obama’s onslaught against Israel and the US
alike.

 

 

The Jerusalem planning board’s decision was non-political. The
board is staffed by professional urban planners, representatives of the nature
reserves authority and other statutory bodies who convene to determine whether
building schemes comport with law and building regulations or not. Its meetings
never attract much attention.

As the Netanyahu government sought
to understand how a routine meeting of the board became an international story,
many officials alleged that Kadima had colluded with the Obama administration
to exploit the board’s decision to provoke a crisis in US-Israel relations.
Kadima’s purpose in this, it was argued, was to lower the public’s support for
Netanyahu.

These allegations have been
supported by the fact that a week before Vice President Joseph Biden’s visit to
Israel, Livni confidante and Kadima MK Yoel Hasson told Israeli Radio, “In the
coming weeks we will see how messed up Netanyahu’s relations with the Europeans
and Americans are.”

Furthermore, Makor Rishon’s
senior columnist Amnon Lord reported last Friday that Kadima heavyweight Haim
Ramon met with one of Obama’s senior Middle East advisors ahead of Biden’s
visit. He also pointed out that Livni’s key political advisor Eyal Arad is also
an advisor to Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat.

Whether or not Kadima colluded with
the Obama administration to cook up the crisis over building in Jerusalem,
Livni and her cohorts were quick to loudly condemn Netanyahu for the decision –
about which he was uninformed and regarding which he has no legal authority to
intervene.

In condemning Netanyahu, Livni and
her Kadima colleagues were energetically assisted by the Israeli media.

All the major commentators at all
the major newspapers pounced on the story as a means to attack Netanyahu and
side with the Obama administration. Prominent among these condemnations was Yediot
Ahronot’s
senior commentator Shimon Shiffer. Ignoring Biden’s long record
in the Senate of rejecting every sanctions bill against Iran, and his
fair-weathered support for Israel, Shiffer declared Biden the greatest friend
Israel has ever had in the US Senate while lambasting Netanyahu for “insulting”
this great friend of Israel by not preventing a meeting he didn’t know about
and had no authority to interfere with.

With the Israeli Left actively
supporting Obama’s onslaught against Netanyahu in Israel, Obama’s Jewish
American surrogates J Street and Americans for Peace Now denounced his critics at
home. In time for AIPAC’s annual policy conference this week in Washington,
J-Street published a full page ad in The New York Times on Monday applauding
Obama’s condemnation of Israel and calling for the administration to dictate
the terms of a “peace” deal between Israel and the Palestinians.

These Jewish American and Israeli
forces provide cover not only for Obama to attack Israel, but even for
anti-Semites to gain credibility for their vicious broadsides against the
Jewish state. So it is that last week The Washington Post published an
op-ed by Prof. Steve Walt, the co-author of the anti-Semitic tome The Israel
and US Foreign Policy.
In his article, Walt claimed that AIPAC, the
Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations and the Anti
Defamation League are anti-Israel and that Obama, J-Street and Americans for
Peace Now are Israel’s true friends. By inference, of course, Walt asserted
that he too, is a great friend of Israel. And this is from a man who won his fame
by claiming that Israel’s Jewish American supporters operate in a
conspiratorial, underhanded manner to influence US foreign policy in a way that
harms US national security.

By proclaiming that Obama is
pro-Israel, his Jewish supporters in Israel and the US invert reality. Their
obvious intention is to use the jargon of supporting Israel to confuse,
demoralize and disenfranchise Israel’s actual supporters in the US while
demonizing the majority of Israelis who believe that Obama is hostile to Israel
and support Netanyahu in his rejection of Obama’s pressure.

The great challenge of the
overwhelming majority of Israelis, and of Israel’s actual supporters in the US
is to hold these mendacious voices in Israel and in the American Jewish
community alike accountable for their actions. Otherwise, by pretending to be
pro-Israel while attacking Israel’s sovereign rights and actual supporters these
forces will do more than simply destabilizing the democratically elected
government of Israel. They will undermine the foundations of the US-Israel
alliance and endanger the security of the Jewish state and the wellbeing of the
American Jewish community.  

Originally published in The Jewish Press. 

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29 Comments

  • John B 03/28/2010 at 16:45

    So it is all out war, now? The pretences are being dropped and Israel’s enemies are beginning to show themselves truly for what they are.
    It is a relief there are still perceptive minds, such as yours, that can see beyond the film of lies that where enemies pretend to be friends to destroy friends. And lie about it all as well.
    That enemies in the American press can do this is one thing. (Will the US public see things for what they are?)
    But that the Israeli media should engage in this psychological blood letting in a situation of war seems to me to be treasonous.
    Destroying morale in a time of war is one of the most evil acts a supposed friend can do. The “left” Israeli media is no friend of Israel.
    As you so rightly say, this is one of the most dangerous times in Israel’s (and the West’s) history.
    If the destruction of western civilisation is encouraged to go much further it will take terrible curbs on liberty to restore order.

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  • Marc Handelsman, USA 03/28/2010 at 16:56

    The Obama Administration and left-wing American Jews mistakenly believe that by solving the Arab-Israeli conflict, peace will come to the Middle East. That strategy is flawed because Iran would attempt to destroy Israel, even if a Palestine “Shangri La” was created. In spite of the damage the State Department did to American-Israeli relations, Iran is the biggest threat to the region. Prime Minister Netanyahu knows a nuclear-armed Iran cannot be tolerated, but intolerant left-wing fanatics are too blind to face reality. And if President Obama is a one-term president, Dayenu!

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  • A.M. Moore 03/28/2010 at 21:26

    I tried to sign in but couldn’t. It was the Kadima party. Livni isn’t going to get what she wants period. In the State of the Union Report Axelrod Stated, Gitmo stays open until further notice, a minimum of 30,000 more troops will be sent to Afganistan. Iran is now in a very vulnerable position with no true allies(good). If their nuclear sites were hit, all the better. This was after a closed meeting with Prime Minister Netanyahu. Keep in mind Israel now has no restrictions over Iraqi airspace. That restriction was lifted within the first one hundred days of this administration.

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  • Anonymous 03/28/2010 at 21:32

    “…By proclaiming that Obama is pro-Israel, his Jewish supporters in Israel and the US invert reality. Their obvious intention is to use the jargon of supporting Israel to confuse, demoralize and disenfranchise Israel’s actual supporters in the US while demonizing the majority of Israelis who believe that Obama is hostile to Israel and support Netanyahu in his rejection of Obama’s pressure.
    The great challenge of the overwhelming majority of Israelis, and of Israel’s actual supporters in the US is to…”
    Seek out the truth.
    And hold fast to that rock, until the ‘trash’ has been washed away.
    “In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”
    George Orwell
    ‘…for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood have we hid ourselves:
    …Judgment also will I lay to the line, and righteousness to the plummet: and the hail shall sweep away the refuge of lies, and the waters shall overflow the hiding place.
    And your covenant with death shall be disannulled, and your agreement with hell shall not stand; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, then ye shall be trodden down by it.’
    Isaiah
    Good on you, Caroline!
    God protect you.

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  • Walter 03/28/2010 at 21:33

    “…By proclaiming that Obama is pro-Israel, his Jewish supporters in Israel and the US invert reality. Their obvious intention is to use the jargon of supporting Israel to confuse, demoralize and disenfranchise Israel’s actual supporters in the US while demonizing the majority of Israelis who believe that Obama is hostile to Israel and support Netanyahu in his rejection of Obama’s pressure.
    The great challenge of the overwhelming majority of Israelis, and of Israel’s actual supporters in the US is to…”
    Seek out the truth.
    And hold fast to that rock, until the ‘trash’ has been washed away.
    “In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”
    George Orwell
    ‘…for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood have we hid ourselves:
    …Judgment also will I lay to the line, and righteousness to the plummet: and the hail shall sweep away the refuge of lies, and the waters shall overflow the hiding place.
    And your covenant with death shall be disannulled, and your agreement with hell shall not stand; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, then ye shall be trodden down by it.’
    Isaiah
    Good on you, Caroline!
    God protect you.

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  • Private 03/28/2010 at 23:37

    Ah, but how to hold them [the self-hating Israelis and their mutant cousins, the anti-Israel American Jews].
    Again, the only means of imposing such accountability is for the Knesset to afford the PM the power to selectively strip foreign Jews of their “Right of Return” privilege. I think it would be great if every member of J Street received a letter signed by Bibi notifying them that as enemies of the state and enemies of the Jewish people they had forfeited their connection to the future of Israel and, when the next holocaust starts, they’re on their own.
    This would not cure the extant hard-bitten anti-Semites who are already members of J Street, but it would be a sobering reminder to the rest of American Jewry that the incalculable benefit they derive from having Israel in Israeli hands is far from free.

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  • Anonymous 03/29/2010 at 6:35

    As President Barack Obama is fond of saying, let me make this perfectly clear, there is no settlement with Israel that the Palestinians or the other Arabs are ever going to agree to which does not guarantee the destruction of Israel and it’s replacement with a Palestinian state. I would go on to say with equanimity that even the Obama regime which loathes and detests Israel with a vehemence I find hard to imagine would have a hard time justifying THAT as part of any settlement it might like to impose.
    This is now and has always been the real and only crux of the Palestinian Israeli dispute, the insane desire of the Palestinians to eliminate Israel from the Arab Middle East by exterminating the Israeli Jewish population. The business of land, settlements, security, borders, Jerusalem, and all the other issues matter nothing to the Palestinians except as other fronts in their hysterical war to eliminate Israel.
    This is why all those long, drawn out, and mind numbingly tedious Palestinian Israeli negotiations have never born fruit and never will. It is because no matter how incredibly generous and flexible Israeli offers of land and other concessions are, it remains that it is our very presence here as Jews that so madly infuriates the Palestinians and the other Arabs and which drives them to actively work to destroy us.
    Again, let me make this perfectly clear, in order for President Obama to impose a settlement on the Israelis and the Palestinians, he has to impose it on both sides. While it is very likely, indeed almost certain, that no matter how unfair and how seemingly biased towards the Palestinians that imposed settlement may be that Israel would still accept it, but unless somehow that same settlement includes a gurantee of the destruction of Israel, the Palestinians will never agree to it.

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  • Kobi 03/29/2010 at 8:07

    First you decide, without any proof, that President Obama wishes to overthrow Premier Netanyahu. Where is the proof? nowhere.
    Than you say that such a move is illegitimate. Wow. If your friends see that you are about to commit suicide, I would expect them to intervene. I’m afraid that the president doesn’t do that at all.
    Israel and the Arabs are captured by extreme religious lunatics. The only way to save the situation is Pax Americana. I hope president Obama will realize that soon enough. This is the only real friendship not automatic support for every whim any Government may have.

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  • Mordechai 03/29/2010 at 9:47

    Israel is the next Yugoslavia.
    I think the blast is yet to come. Watch how fast Ban Ki Moon and the Quartet are moving. They will pass a resolution at the UNSC condemning Jewish building in Jerusalem, Obama will “abstain”, passive-aggressively repeating his mantra that he does so for “peace”, and bingo: the UN needs to send troops to Jerusalem to protect the Palestinians and to enforce the new UNSC resolution.
    The key is to keep repeating the words “peace”, “rock solid”, “We care for Israeli Security”, while annihilating us.
    I can imagine the day. There is an ultimatum to leave “East” Jerusalem: from Ramat Eshkol, Giva Tzarfatit, etc to the Old City. J Street saying is the right thing to do, and urging Israel to obey “international law”. Hillary saying that in spite of the abstention, we’ll remain friends, and sometimes friends disagree. The Israeli media blaming Netanyahu for causing the world to hate us, and bringing the entire world to Jerusalem for war. Peace Now demonstrating against the Apartheid in Ramat Shlomo. And the Israeli public (after 22 years of leftist brainwashing inverting the meaning of the word “peace”), not exactly understanding that they are coming to get us. That we became Sarajevo. That all the US troops in Iraq and Afghanistan will join together with the UN not to stop Iran… but to stop us.
    So they are finally coming. And the only reason I proudly stay here (although it’s of course, a little scary)is because I read the Malbim, (the “Caroline Glick of 1850’s) in his commentary to Yechezkel 32:17, saying: “When the people of Israel will return to their homeland, the nations of the world will meet and discuss how to conquer Jerusalem. The uncircumsised people from the North together with the West and Europe, will meet the Ismaelites. They will all get together to conquer the land from the Jews. But when they finally come to the land, they will start to fight each other. The battles will start in Egyptian territory, close to Eretz Israel, the European will triumph over the Ismaelites, and then Persia and (A)syria will come to avenge them. And G-d will reveal Himself and make them all pay with fire from Heaven, for the disgraces they caused to the Jewish People over the centuries since the destruction of the Temple, and will bring total destruction to the attacking forces here and in their countries”.
    I’ve made my decision. I don’t blame those poor cowards that immediately go to Ben Gurion Airport when trouble comes to us in Israel. When the ultimatum (if there is any) from the UNSC comes, that’s what will happen. Ben Gurion airport full of people. They are either deluded about the Jewish “security” in the diaspora (because they are ignorant of the facts of what the Red Green Alliance will do to them while the world strike on Israel)or they have read the wrong sources (Maariv, Yediot…or Haredim that only study Talmud and not Tanach, arriving to the conclusion thus that Manchester is safer than Bnei Brak. Poor guys).
    Caroline, Happy Passover, please keep writing, we await your column every week like a thirsty man looking for water in a desert. There is nothing left to read or follow in the Israeli Media. You are our last hope, literally “til the last minute”.
    Thank you and G-d bless you

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  • Joe Hamilton 03/29/2010 at 16:34

    Israel should make it clear, the “peace process” consists of negotiating how Israel will committ suicide. Why doesn’t Obama the anti-Christ negotiate with Osama Bin Laden on how all Americans will either convert to Islam or be murdered? It is equally absurd to pretend there is anything to negotiate with these terrorists groups. As for the traitors in Israel, I agree Israel is in a fight for it’s life. The english language version of Ha’aretz is constantly used by anti-semites in the US to distort the truth about Jews and Israel. These traitors should pay a price. Anti-Israel academics should be fired from Israeli universities. To see the slimy Shlomo Sand’s book prominently displayed in Barnes & Noble bookstore doesn’t harm to all Jews. These traitorous worms must pay for their treason.

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  • chris.vanavery 03/29/2010 at 16:41

    Sure, Mr. Obama’s no friend of Israel, but that doesn’t make Israel special. Just ask the British.

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  • T. A. Speaker 03/29/2010 at 17:20

    Chet Nagle has an interesting article at The Daily Caller. Essentially, he lays out a scenario whereby the IDF could use EMPs to immobilize Iranian command and control, thereby setting the stage for cruise missile, IAF and commando attacks on Iran’s nuclear installations. Don’t know enough about these things to say whether or not such an attack would work, but it sounds plausible.
    Two things I am sure of:

    1. So long as Obama and his minions control the US government, Israel can expect no support from this quarter. Whatever the reality of his “Muslim roots,” BHO is a people’s republic sort of guy”, with all that entails. He views the world through the lens of third world “victimization” by “Western imperialists.” For now, you guys are on your own.
    2. Israel must see to its own defense internally. That means defeating the Arab-Leftist alliance that threatens from within. You know this, of course.

    Here in the US, TEA party conservatives will move Heaven and Earth to restore our country to its constitutional roots. Israel is our ally, and the Judeo-Christian tradition, the root that nourishes American liberty. We are with you — this Passover and in the future.

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  • Jana Rene Funkhouser 03/29/2010 at 21:10

    What makes the Israeli and American Jewish Left believe that they would be exempt from the long arm of President Obama, the EU and radical Islamic fundamentalists? Do the Israeli Left from both countries think they would escape the sword of Islamic terrorists? I think not.
    God gave the land of Israel to the Jewish people thousands of years ago. It belongs to no other nation. May the reality of this situation cause the majority of Israeli’s in both countries to support Prime Minister Netanyahu as he stands against the nations which seek to divide Jerusalem and part God’s land.

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  • Fran 03/29/2010 at 23:40

    To enact his deeply unpopular domestic agenda, Obama relies for support on labor unions, the leftist leadership of the Democratic Party on Capitol Hill, the leftist media

    Yes. The labor unions. Core constituents of the Democratic party. And who controls labor unions? — organized crime.

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  • David Francis 03/30/2010 at 0:26

    I think it will take HaMashiach to straighten all this out. Then Israel will truly be liberated. My prayer for Prime Minister Netanyahu is for him to have the faith of Joshua and Caleb, the heart of David, and the wisdom of Solomon. As for Obama, the more he scoffs at the Law and the Prophets the more they will be proven right.
    I heard on the radio today the Obamas will be “celebrating”, I mean photo-oping, Passover again. I think his Seder should be in reverse order with a double portion of horseradish.

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  • Milos 03/30/2010 at 8:43

    If even a fraction of what Mrs.Glick writes about Kadima is true, their actions are tantamount to high treason! They are conspiring with a foreign power in order to topple the governement, plain and simple! If you want to hold these people accountable you’ll have to go all the way with that which means locking them up and throwing away the key.

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  • Mik 03/30/2010 at 14:35

    The only short and long term for solution for Israel is to elect Feiglin as their Prime Minister in the next election.
    Will it happen. You bectcha’

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  • Torn Jewish Democrat 03/30/2010 at 17:25

    First of all – Hag Pesah Sameah to Caroline and blog readers!
    Second – and that probably would not be received as well as the previous line – I’d like to add a few points against very divisive “those who are not with us are against us” approach that Carline has been advancing in most of her postings on the important and very touchy subject of “US- Israel crisis”.
    Just to clarify that “liberal” (even a social liberal) is not a synonym of “anti-Israel” although it is true that far left wings organizations and politicians usually hold clearly anti-Israel views and center-right conservative – pro Israel.
    For example – all domestic (Kadima, Avoda) and especially foreign (that is American) organizations that do not support the Right (but not necessarily always correct) policies of no deal with Arabs and “preventive” military action against Iran – are branded almost as “fifth column”. New American Jewish group J Street has been subject of stinging critricism form Carline blogs. If you do look at the list of J Street staff – you will notice that Jewish last names dominate the list, it is just a fact. I do agree 100% that “is a very young (http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1159968.html
    “On Tuesday, the State Department official spoke on behalf of the Obama administration and urged the advancement of the peace process.
    “The United States believes that the best way forward lies in direct negotiations between the parties leading to a comprehensive peace agreement including the creation of a Palestinian state living side by side with Israel in peace and security,” the official said.
    That statement (two-state solution) is btw fully supported by most AIPAC folks who are more representative of views of “mainstream pro-Israel” Jews. It is that it is OK to disagree and protest some (or most) policies of any Administration according to one’s views and preferences – and I do disagree with many those of Obama administration. What I don’t think makes sense is to make hateful and not factually based statements about him and other our top leaders personally as motivated by personal anti-Israeli, anti-Semitic even views like “Self hating Jews” Axelrod and Emanuel (BTW, Bibi has denied that quote emphatically).
    Here’s the official White House press release on Passover:
    ————————————————
    “This evening, Jewish individuals, families, and their friends in America, Israel, and around the world will gather around the Seder table to celebrate the sacred festival of Passover.
    With rich symbols, rituals, and traditions, they will tell the story of the Exodus – the journey of the children of Israel from slavery to freedom, from grief to joy, from darkness to light, and from suffering to redemption.
    The enduring story of the Exodus teaches us that, wherever we live, there is oppression to be fought and freedom to be won. In retelling this story from generation to generation, we are reminded of our ongoing responsibility to fight against all forms of suffering and discrimination, and we reaffirm the ties that bind us all.
    My family and I send our warmest wishes for a joyous and meaningful Passover.
    ———————————————–
    I do think it speaks a lot at least about his Administration intentions for reaching a peace and freedom from oppression for Israeli people.

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  • Walter 03/30/2010 at 21:44

    Torn Jewish Democrat said,
    “I do think it speaks a lot at least about his [Obamas] Administration intentions for reaching a peace and freedom from oppression for Israeli people.”
    It speaks of what?
    That Obama mouths the words, peace, freedom, security?
    Words are leaves, that blow away in the wind.
    Peace, freedom, security do not come from words.
    They come from struggle and sacrifice and blood, always.
    Speaking of liberals…
    ‘The heart also of the rash shall understand knowledge, and the tongue of the stammerers shall be ready to speak plainly.
    The vile person shall be no more called liberal, nor the churl said to be bountiful.
    For the vile person will speak villany, and his heart will work iniquity, to practise hypocrisy, and to utter error against the LORD, to make empty the soul of the hungry, and he will cause the drink of the thirsty to fail.
    The instruments also of the churl are evil: he deviseth wicked devices to destroy the poor with lying words, even when the needy speaketh right.
    But the liberal deviseth liberal things; and by liberal things shall he stand.’
    Isaiah

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  • zsa zsa 03/31/2010 at 15:10

    Torn Jewish Democrat,
    Who cares if you are Jewish and part of ‘J’ Street? Is that supposed to give it moral credibility? I don’t think so. It just goes to show how people’s moral compass is so upside down and it spares no group.
    So good, continue to be “torn” and wring your hands in the corner while Israel is destroyed, because you will be next. Maybe at that point the hand wringing will stop?
    Keep eating up Obama’s words and deny the reality.

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  • DaveP 03/31/2010 at 18:15

    Meanwhile Islamic terrorists are blowing up Russians in Moscow – all because of those darned Jews/Israelis and their penchant for building houses.
    More news is that Muslims from Bangladesh are illegally moving into areas of Buddhists and Christians in Assam, India, and in Chittagong. Then because Israel continues to build houses in Jerusalem, it enrages Muslims to butcher the natives in the above areas.
    It is all the fault of Israel. If only Israel will stop house building, peace and harmony will be restored in the world, and Islam will become what it always has been – the Religion of Peace.

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  • Marvin 03/31/2010 at 23:39

    Pressure to settle the Israel-Palestinian conflict has come in testimony to the U.S. Senate by General Petraeus. He said that so long as the U.S. is viewed as on the side of Israel, it cannot gain the trust of most Arabs in the middle east, especially in the war zones of Iraq and Afghanistan.
    So could this apparent crisis in U.S. – Israel relations be primarily a charade for the U.S. to gain more acceptance by those Arabs?
    I will only believe it is not a charade if the U.S. actually does something against Israel, such as reducing financial and military support

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  • Sdm 04/01/2010 at 0:07

    To Torn Jewish Democrat,
    As an American Jew who cares about my country’s relationship with Israel, it actually makes not a whit of difference to me and my family whether Obama has a Passover observance at the White House or not. It simply doesn’t matter (although, from a religious perspective, since he’s a non-Jew, it would probably be better if he didn’t).
    What matters, what my family cares about, is that Obama has singled out Israel from among the nations of the world and is unfairly trying to force the Jewish state to cease building homes for its citizens in its capital. The other thing that matters to my family is that Iran is gathering a nuclear weapons arsenal to use against me and my family and our allies in Israel, and Obama is not doing anything to stop it. Obama, the leader of the free world, is really the only person capable of thwarting this existential threat, but insted he’s just talking about (but not implementing) sanctions that we all know Iran would laugh at.
    So, whether Obama has a Passover seder or does not have one, I really don’t care. I recognize him as an anti-Semite not because of his religious practices but because of his policies.
    Chag sameach.

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  • Steve 04/01/2010 at 13:06

    Suckerpunching Bibi the Dhimmi also had the goal of undermining any Israeli inclination for a strike against Iran’s nuclear installations as a part of the US sanctions regime. The sanctions regime against Iran is for the purpose of making Iran’s nuclear bomb development more discreet so that America’s Arab allies do not become anxious. The Americans have calculated that an Iranian Bomb is not a threat against America itself since their Bomb would wipe out a certain inconvenient Zionist state which would in turn wipe out an inconvenient Iranian theocracy. However an Iranian Bomb would also lead Iran to start throwing its weight against America’s Arab allies in the region. This is what the US sanctions regime is meant to prevent.

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  • independentpatriot 04/01/2010 at 19:21

    Throughout history one of our biggest issues has always been those Jews who betrayed the community for personal gain. Why anyone thinks in today’s atmosphere it would be any differnt is anyone’s guess. Obama has finally shown his true colors, colors by the way that some of us saw during the campaign and I can proudly say I was smart enough not to vote for him. You cannot spend your time worrying why there are those that hand their children’s existance over to evil,honestly all you can do join forces with those who understand what is truly at stake and protect our own.

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  • Private 04/02/2010 at 0:33

    “Jewish but torn about it” is psychobabble accurately translated to plain talk as “self-hating Jew”. Anyone who finds himself wracked with inner conflict about doing right by the Jews is, by definition, suffering from anti-Semitism. Jews are obviously not exempt from this disorder of the faculty.
    In the final analysis, what we have in Obama is failure to preempt Iran’s nuclear WMD program, which he knows will ultimately be used against Israel and the United States, coupled with an irrational fixation on stripping specifically Jews of their freedom to build homes in their homeland. The idea that because Obama has some associates with Jewish surnames, his policies aren’t anti-Semitic, is preposterous. Rather, Obama, his self-hating Jewish associates, and his supporters like J Street, including “Torn Jewish Democrat”, are a pack of anti-Semites; Obama’s policies, rather than his bogus White House seders and other relatively meaningless formalities, objectively attest to his anti-Semitism.

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  • Terry 04/02/2010 at 10:17

    I was concerned that this would happen. I explained to my mother (when she first told me that Obama had decided to run for president) that he was going to phase Israel out as a friend and befriend the Islamic nations. And now…here we are!
    I also did a reversal on his interview, before he was elected, on his intentions for Israel as a U.S. president and his reversals indicated that he didn’t want to be doing the interview in the first place and was thinking on a disagreement that he had with Michelle Obama.
    Also, at the end of the interview, the reversals on his closing remarks stated, “This is good that I can exit – don’t want to upset Muslims.” So, Obama was being very careful about his spoken words throughout the interview and when the interview was over he was very happy about it.
    I strongly believe that over the next few years we will be seeing the U.S. depart from Israel as a friend. The U.S. and Islamic countries will be creating many deceiving communications and setups to make Israel out to be the bad guy. This may lead to Israel’s enemies having an open door to attack Israel and the U.S. not coming to the rescue.

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  • brenda 04/12/2010 at 2:00

    In retelling this story from generation to generation, we are reminded of our ongoing responsibility to fight against ALL FORMS of suffering and discrimination, and we reaffirm the ties that bind us all. (This quote above from Obama) He is pro-muslim/islam and anti-jewish or christian because he really means the suffering and discrimination of his people and muslims/islam. He has lied to all of us Americans to get voted into office. He now goes against everything he said he would do for all people. But he has leaned so far left it is a wonder he hasn’t fallen over each time he stands up. He sure bamboozled us all into thinking he was for everyone. We the people didn’t see the forest (truth) because of the trees (lies).I hope and pray he only lasts one term. Because, he is destroying America and also Israel and other countries that don’t want to be socialist or marxist. I can’t understand there being anyone believing his lies now presently. With a US President helping those who choose to rid the world of Christians and Jews is immoral. It will always be that way; we will never ever ever be able to change Islams/Muslims to want to be side by side with others in everlasting peace.

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  • Kroshka 04/27/2010 at 19:44

    “By DaveP on March 31, 2010 6:15 PM
    Meanwhile Islamic terrorists are blowing up Russians in Moscow – all because of those darned Jews/Israelis and their penchant for building houses.
    More news is that Muslims from Bangladesh are illegally moving into areas of Buddhists and Christians in Assam, India, and in Chittagong. Then because Israel continues to build houses in Jerusalem, it enrages Muslims to butcher the natives in the above areas.
    It is all the fault of Israel. If only Israel will stop house building, peace and harmony will be restored in the world, and Islam will become what it always has been – the Religion of Peace.”
    Dave, are you out of your mind to blame the actions of Islamic terrorists on Israel? What are you thinking? Are you that blind or blinded by our “anointed one”,”the Messiah”Obama? Why do you believe his lies, his promices, he almost never keeps?! Compaire the difference the way he treating arabs and his terrible, disrespectful treatment of Israel. The way he’s ruining America, never taking responsility for 18 mo. for the debts, not even once, “it’s still the Bush fault!” Do you really think that life in United States of America will be better then in the former Soviet Union? Wrong! For the all US jews, maybe except for you, Israel is not only our HOPE but also our last resort!
    So, instead of blaming Israel, just support it! Because no matter what Israel would do for the arabs, no peace and no harmony will never be in the real world, because Islam never was and never will be – the Religion of Peace. The arabs are too lazy to work, they can only wage the wars and kills the jews, the hatred for jews they absorbed with their mother’s milk!
    Don’t never ever forget it!

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