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Tuesday, March 17, 2015


In an example of excellent reporting, Caroline Glick (read the entire article) describes the many facet's of Barack Obama's aggressive anti-Israel position and the growing danger that this will cause for the only Democracy in the Middle East.

Obama's appeasement of Iran and the likelihood of an extremely bad nuclear dead that will lead the the Mullah's acquisition of nuclear weapons is only the most visible example of this president's headlong rush to put the entire Middle East, including our Muslim Sunni allies and Israel, in jeopardy.

But there's much, much more.

Back in 2007 - 2008, those of us who weren't in the thrall of Obama worship took the time to examine his past associations and words (Obama had accomplished so little in real terms, that there were few meaningful actions to examine). The media worked very hard to bury Obama's questionable relationships with pro-Palestinian activists and his various hard-left mentors who were—to a man and woman—virulently anti-Israel. The MSM ignored his equivocal support of the Jewish State. Each of those early indicators were a harbinger of today's Obama—anti-Israel in both word and deed.

Quietly, the Obama administration has replaced the National Security Council Middle East Coordinator Phil Gordon with Robert Malley. Glick reports:
Malley, who served as an NSC junior staffer during the Clinton administration, rose to prominence in late 2000 when, following the failed Camp David peace summit in July 2000 and the outbreak of the Palestinian terror war, Malley co-authored an op-ed in The New York Times blaming Israel and then-prime minister Ehud Barak for the failure of the negotiations.

What was most remarkable at the time about Malley’s positions was that they completely contradicted Bill Clinton’s expressed views. Clinton placed the blame for the failure of the talks squarely on then-Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat’s shoulders.

Not only did Arafat reject Barak’s unprecedented offer of Palestinian statehood and sovereignty over all of Gaza, most of Judea and Samaria and parts of Jerusalem including the Temple Mount, he refused to make a counter-offer. And then two months later, he opened the Palestinian terror war.

As Jonathan Tobin explained in Commentary this week, through his writings and public statements, Malley has legitimized Palestinian rejection of Israel’s right to exist. Malley thinks it is perfectly reasonable that the Palestinians refuse to concede their demand for free immigration of millions of foreign Arabs to the Jewish state in the framework of their concocted “right of return,” even though the clear goal of that demand is to destroy Israel. As Tobin noted, Malley believes that Palestinian terrorism against Israel is “understandable if not necessarily commendable.”

During Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign, then-senator Obama listed Malley as a member of his foreign policy team. When pro-Israel groups criticized his appointment, Obama fired Malley.
So ... when he needed money and votes, Obama cynically jettisoned the anti-Israel Malley, but now that he needs neither, back comes Malley. This is but one of many recent actions that signal Obama's accelerating anti-Israel stance. Glick notes them all.

If this was only an Obama thing, it would be over in 22 months. The danger is that we are already seeing a shift in support for Israel among some Democrats and their trained hamsters in the media—all driven by their mindless, and at times, robotic, support for a president who is taking the country in a direction that aligns it will sworn enemies and jettisons friends. In this fantasy world view, Obama and his supporters think that making nicey-nice with Iran or Hamas, or more recently, Assad (can you believe it!) will lead to peace in our time.

Exactly the opposite will occur.