Skip to comments.Dear Barack Obama-letter from an anxious Israeli on the eve of his visit
Posted on 07/22/2008 7:32:20 AM PDT by SJackson
A letter from an anxious Israeli to the presidential candidate on the eve of his visit to Jerusalem
JERUSALEM Dear Senator Obama,
Welcome to Israel. When you arrive here today, you will encounter a people intrigued by your candidacy and, given the current crisis of Israeli leadership, envious of your capacity to inspire. Issues that have worried some Americans about your background have scarcely been noted here. The whispering campaign labeling you a Muslim wasn't taken seriously by mainstream Israelis. Nor are we fazed by your middle name: Half of Israel's Jewish population has origins in Muslim cultures. Despite black-Jewish tensions in America, your color evokes little concern here; Israel rescued tens of thousands of African Jews and turned their arrival into a national celebration. Even Rev. Wright didn't cause much of a stir, maybe because we're used to being embarrassed by our own religious leaders.
Still, as much as Israelis want to embrace you, there is anxiety here about your candidacy. Not that we doubt your friendship: Your description of Israeli security as "sacrosanct," and your passionate endorsement of Israel's cause at the annual AIPAC conference in Washington, were greeted with banner headlines in the Israeli press. Instead, Israelis worry that, as president, you might act too hastily in trying to solve the Palestinian problem, and not hastily enough in trying to solve the Iranian problem.
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Obama’s visit to all these places has an evil quality. He fools some Americans into believing he cares about Israel, Iraq, etc., meanwhile behind all the smiles Obama is planning policies that will mean the death of these same people. Just like Jimmy Carter cared so much about the Iranian people he condemned them to Hell.
Nice letter. Apparently this Israeli is not fooled by Obama’s “hope” speeches. Nor is he happy with Obama’s non-commitment to support Israel. Watch the middle east!
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