Skip to comments.Why is the Obama Administration So Devoted to Criticizing Israel
Posted on 12/07/2011 9:22:02 AM PST by yoe
At a fundraiser in New York last week, President Obama said his administration "has done more in terms of the security of the state of Israel than any previous administration."
Is the President looking at the same record we are? Last week's news abounded with evidence that his administration often coddles forces opposed to Israel's very existence while his officials publically brutalize Israel in the diplomatic arena.
Hostility towards Israel has become a habit for members of the Obama administration. His ambassador to Belgium argued last week in a speech to the European Jewish Union that pervasive anti-Semitism among Muslims was Israel's fault. "A distinction should be made," he (said) "between traditional anti-Semitism, and Muslim hatred for Jews, which stems from the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Palestinians." This outrageous attempt to dismiss "hatred for Jews" as a political problem should have immediately disqualified the ambassador from continuing to serve in President's administration.
Also last week, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta (declared) that Israel needed to "just get to the damn table" with Palestinians, implying that Israel is the primary obstacle to Middle East peace.
Who is it, exactly, that Israel needs to "get to the damn table" with? Mahmoud Abbas, President of the Palestinian Authority, has stopped short of even recognizing Israel's right to exist. He has also repeatedly (Insisted) that Israel abandon its right to defend its borders even after a Palestinian state is created.
Other high level members of Abbas's government have been even less coy. One declared earlier this (year)that Abbas's Fatah party "has never recognized Israel and will never do so." And last month, the Palestinian Authority's ambassador to India (wrote) in the PA newspaper:
"[Israelis] have a common mistake, or misconception by which they fool themselves, assuming that Fatah accepts them and recognizes the right of their state to exist, and that it is Hamas alone that loathes them and does not recognize the right of this state to exist. They ignore the fact that this state, based on a fabricated [Zionist] enterprise, never had any shred of a right to exist..."
These are the people with whom Secretary Panetta claims Israel must "get to the damn table"?
While administration officials publically criticize Israel, they welcome into their offices Islamist groups that express ideologies counter to free societies and the existence of an Israeli state. Just days after chastising Israel for "unfair" treatment of women, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will welcome a Saudi-based Islamist group, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to Washington for a conference on "tolerance." Far from a tolerant organization, however, a primary mission of the OIC is to restrict free speech critical of Islam. As Nina Shea and Paul Marshall wrote in the ( Wall Street Journal) on Monday:
In 2009, the "International Islamic Fiqh [Jurisprudence] Academy," an official OIC organ, issued fatwas calling for free speech bans, including "international legislation" aimed at protecting "the interests and values of [Islamic] society," and for judicial punishment for public expression of apostasy from Islam. OIC Secretary General Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu emphasizes that "no one has the right to insult another for their beliefs."
In one example of policies advocated by the OIC, they report that "In Afghanistan, Ali Mohaqeq Nasab, editor of "Haqooq-i-Zen" ("Women's Rights") magazine, was imprisoned by the Karzai government for publishing "un-Islamic" articles criticizing stoning as a punishment for adultery."
Entertaining Islamist organizations is not restricted to the State Department, either. In October, the Department of Justice removed all references to Islam from its terror training materials after what were (described) as "complaints from advocacy organizations including the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) and others identified as Muslim Brotherhood front groups in the 2004 Holy Land Foundation terror fundraising trial."
All of this happened in just one week: One of the President's ambassadors said Israel was to blame for anti-Semitism, his Secretary of Defense said Israel needs to "just get to the damn table" with negotiating partners who refuse to recognize its right to exist, and his Secretary of State criticized Israeli treatment of women as occasionally "unfair" while welcoming to Washington an organization which promotes censorship of speech about Islamism.
And this is the administration that has "done more in terms of the security of the state of Israel than any previous administration"?
We aren't fooled.
Because he’s a Muslim?
The only reason he has not yet completed the destruction of Israel is because it is taking him longer than planned to destroy the USA.
Does Newt think that ending the Israel-Palestine struggle is in the best interests of the US? If so, what does he advocate? If not, he should say so. This Q is the elephant that is not in the room at any of the debates so far.
Because President Zero is a communist/marxist/socialist.
Because hussein is a muslim and hillary is sleeping with a muslim (Huma).
What we have here ... is a battle between good and evil.
In different forms (persons), by continuing deception, and changing laws, or any means, under any guise ...
Satan vs Christian believers in HOLY GOD Almighty.
It will continue until the return of Christ Jesus.
Christians win in the end. Between now and then there is much evil afoot, lies,tyranny, oppression, and HATE against all things good and loving the Most High God, God Almighty.
WATCH and SEE!
Uh... because he’s a Moslem?
“MASTER OF HOPETOPIA” lol!
Wasn’t the little communist kissing NYC Jews butts last week for money?..He is a stupid fool..I hope one day our friends in Israel denounces their NY relatives for going along with the moron..
I am amazed more and more every day watching this idiot..It is like he knows he will be reelected so he isn’t worried so he keeps doing the stupid things he does..
Isn’t that what AntiChrist is supposed to do?!?
For those who find the Obama question too easy, here's a harder one about bush. Somehow, this easy one on why a bigot who hates whites and Jews would hate Israel, reminded me of the $100 question on "Who wants to be a Millionaire".
So the only problem Globalist Newt has with Globalist Barry is the script that Barry is reading from. Has Barry reduced amount of US taxpayer money sent to Israel? Has he stopped sending US made and US taxpayer provided weapons to Israel? Has the US ever voted just once against Israel in the UN? Has the Barry called for sanctions against Israel? Aside from rhetoric he has to mouth to trick gullible liberals, has Obongo done anything substantive that does not further, let alone go against, the national interests of the state of Israel? Absolutely not! Barry still gets overwhelming financial and political support from the Israeli lobby.
All these crocodile tears from phony "right-wingers" like Gingrich is to cover up the fact that they have the exact same foreign policy as the phony left.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.