Skip to comments.Administration's Bias Against Israel Obvious
Posted on 07/31/2014 12:45:07 PM PDT by Kaslin
With every word spoken and every roll of his eyes, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry makes it clear that the Obama administration is no fan of Israel. So why is it that media will not call the White House on this major shift in American foreign policy?
The most convincing evidence was Kerry's hot-mic comment about the accuracy of Israel's "pinpoint" missile launches, which have been an effort to deter Hamas from its never-ending attacks on Israel, including its civilians. Since then his disdain for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been more camouflaged, but evident nonetheless.
Perhaps Kerry and President Obama would see things differently if a neighboring nation to the U.S. took the trouble to dig tunnels that opened up in American territory, allowing terrorists to attack the country from the inside. That is exactly what is happening in Israel. It's a nation that has long been under siege. And until recently, it has always been able to count on strong support from the U.S. government.
There is no other side to this story. It's true that Israeli rockets have sometimes missed intended targets here and there, leading to the tragic deaths of innocents. This sad inevitability has been a recurrent theme in this decades-old conflict. What apparently has changed is U.S. support for this important traditional ally in a dangerous region.
One could say that many American supporters of Israel are reaping what they've sown. Opinion polls show over and again that most Jewish Americans support Democratic candidates for the presidency and other offices, just as they have largely supported Obama. That, of course, is their right. It may be that there are other, overriding issues that they consider more important than Israel. But if a safe and strong Israel is high on their list of priorities, these voters now have a stark choice to make.
Of course we can't be too shocked with the reaction of the White House to Hamas' tunneling past the borders of Israel. The Obama administration has, in effect, opened U.S. borders to "refugees." These illegal immigrants have their own compelling stories, but their wholesale entry into this country appears to be well beyond anything contemplated under U.S. law.
Take Israel's thumbing its nose at Secretary Kerry, and throw in Russian President Putin's rogue defiance of international norms in his country's interference in Ukraine, and what is emerging is that the Obama administration has less and less respect from other nations, and little regard for our own laws.
The intent of some Republicans to pursue impeachment of President Obama is likely well-intended, but somewhat misguided. With more than two years left in Obama's presidency, an impeachment effort would trigger the same circus, and the same whipsawing of public opinion, that we witnessed in the Clinton years.
Instead Republicans should be taking their case to the American people; and in the case of Israel, the GOP should ask loyal Democratic voters if they should question that loyalty, given developments in American foreign policy. This would not be a matter of playing politics with policy, but, to the contrary, a way of influencing important policy through politics.
It's clear this administration treats Israel as a lesser equal among nation states. Were this any other nation's territory, the digging of tunnels by terrorists would meet with resolute opposition by the U.S.
Perhaps if the American people continue to put in power leaders who seem unsympathetic to the plight of Israel, then those leaders should simply have the guts to say the longstanding alliance between America and Israel is over.
If that should become the case -- diminishing what has been a true friend on the international stage to the status of an irritant -- it would be one of the gravest mistakes this nation has ever made.
What’s troubling me even more is America’s tilting bias against Israel.
This should have been obvious from the moment that 0 became president.
I could have told you so, if you had asked.
I told people in 2008 that Obama despised Israel but they didn’t believe me..American Jews in this country overwhelmingly voted for Obama..some of them are seeing the light now but its too late, the damage has been done
There are tunnels leading into the USA and terrorists and criminals use them everyday. O and his cronies could care less if rockets flew into Texas or any other border state.
USA is not even issuing visas to Israeli due to “too busy” at Embassy etc.
Obama and Kerry may be anti-Israel, but as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.
Nothing compares, in terms of gravity and amount of destruction to this country, to the mistakes made in 2008 and 2012.
“Nothing compares, in terms of gravity and amount of destruction to this country, to the mistakes made in 2008 and 2012.”
Even worse, is the blatant reality that the Congress has no interest in correcting the problem. Our primary check and balance to control the actions of the executive branch and fully disfunctional. Washington, Jefferson, Adams, Franklin and Madison are rolling over in their graves....along with Reagan.
They hate Israel as well....................
With the exception of Fox News
obammy and Jarrett are both sunni mooselimbs.
of course they hate Israel.
And lurch is just a pathetic moron.
I have my doubts about some of them..............
Hey Mr. Towery, can you spell M.E.X.I.C.O?
I heard a few years back that Fox News was/is owned by muslims.
That was 2010.
I omitted “7% owned”.
If youd like to be on or off, please FR mail me.
Very few are actually innocent; very few of their deaths are in any way tragic.
I hate to have to correct you but 0 (zero) are innocent and every raghead death is cause for celebration.
Their children are taught from birth to hate and want to kill all Jews. Their parents raise them to be indiscriminate murderers.
Actually, there’s been op-eds in the lefty media about Lurch’s banality of evil thing, which suits Zero just fine — it keeps the blood on his hands appear to be on someone else’s.
Infants are innocent... but I get your point. Nits make lice.