From JewishWorldReview.com, a column by Jonathan Rosenblum that should slap some Americans upside the head…but probably won’t. I don’t know about you, but it’s a comfort to me to know that my True Fate belongs in the hands of NO man.
Obama seeks to deliver a Palestinian state — not to be confused with bringing peace to the Middle East. That is the meaning of the demand made on Prime Minister Netanyahu to commit to a Palestinian state within two years. Any peace other than that of the graveyard, would minimally require the Palestinians to accept Israel’s existence and renounce the “right of return,” ensure Israel’s ability to prevent the West Bank from becoming another Gaza Strip within kilometers of its only international airport and major population center, and recognize that no Israeli government can uproot half a million Jews from homes built beyond the 1949 armistice lines.
BarryO’s Administration is chock full of people who do not have the best interests of Americans OR the Jews of Israel at heart, who would love to see the ruination of either, or both. Does that surprise you?
Maybe reading this column by Jonathan Tobin will give you some insight that’s been lacking.
The vast majority of American Jews are not only liberals; they are, as they say in Texas, “yellow dog Democrats,” meaning they would vote for a yellow dog if it were on the Democratic ticket. But surely a sycophantic article like the Times feature must grate on even their sensibilities. Can any Jew with a smidgeon of self-respect or affection for Israel think that having a president say “Next year in Jerusalem!” while sitting at a table with matzo and macaroons makes up for policies that treat the 200,000 Jews living in the post-1967 Jewish neighborhoods of their own ancient capital as illegal settlers on stolen land?
This week, Alan Dershowitz, who still counts himself among Obama’s supporters, warned the president that if he failed on Iran, his legacy would be indistinguishable from that of Neville Chamberlain, who appeased Hitler. He’s right, but it looks as though Chamberlain is becoming Obama’s model because, in addition to employing appeasement strategies, the president’s diktat on Jerusalem and the West Bank is faintly reminiscent of the British White Paper of 1939, which forbade the entrance of more Jewish immigrants into Palestine as the Holocaust loomed and sought to restrict the Jewish presence in most of the country.
But like the elder George Bush, at least Neville Chamberlain had the good manners not to try to portray himself as a friend of the Jews by having a Passover Seder at Number Ten Downing Street while simultaneously pursuing such policies.
Didn’t you know he was a snake when you picked him up? He TOLD you, didn’t he?