Obama’s Full-Steam Scheme To Israel Disaster
I think Israel knows they don’t have a friend in Obama.
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Peace in the Middle East: It’s been the elusive, dream-like goal of every president – and half of America’s beauty-pageant contestants – for decades.
But as yet another president attempts to achieve the seemingly impossible, that loud smacking sound you hear is the collective facepalm of thousands of Israelis who know this president, like too many before him, is going about it all the wrong way.
“U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is preoccupied with the attempt to establish a Palestinian state, as a means to advance peace and American interests,” writes Ambassador Yoram Ettinger, before the former minister for congressional affairs at Israel’s Embassy in Washington lists in painful detail America’s many blunders in trying to engineer peace in the Mideast.
Ettinger cites the State Department’s opposition to a Jewish state in 1948; presidential support for the pro-U.S.S.R. Egyptian dictator Gamal Abdel Nasser in the 1950s; presidential support for a fellow named Saddam Hussein in the 1970s and ’80s; the abandonment of the Shah of Iran in 1979, which led to the Islamist revolution of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini; the embrace of Palestinian terror leader Yasser Arafat; the administration’s encouragement in 2005 and 2006 of uprooting Jewish communities from Gaza and the participation of radical terrorist organization Hamas in the Palestinian election; and the current administrations’ long record of backing rebellion across the Mideast, which has cleared the path for the rise of radical, Islamist forces as part of the “Arab Spring.”