BARACK OBAMA, THE ARROGANT ENEMY OF ISRAEL - THE SUNDAY COMMENTARY
All of that changed as far as official US policy last Thursday as Barack Obama threw Israel under the bus officially as he called for her to return to a pre 1967 border in order to surrender to the Palestinians lands that Israel has occupied for 44 years. Lands they won in an unprovoked attack against her in 1967 and in which she has used to defend herself from neighbors who wish to do her harm.
First a little background as to why this demand by Obama is not only uncalled for but impossible for Israel to concede. Before 1967 much of Israel was only nine miles wide. A very small country that was surrounded by Arab Nations who wanted Israel to cease being a Nation. While Arab Nations being against Israel is not much different than today the positioning of her borders before 1967 made her much more vulnerable than she is now.
On June 5, 1967 without warning and completely unprovoked, Egypt, then known as The United Arab Republic, Syria and Jordan attacked Israel seeking to eliminate the Jewish State. Israel responded and six days later all three countries were defeated with Egypt even finding its Air Force devastated by a defending Israel who managed to catch Egyptian Air Forces on the ground and destroying almost all air power of the country to Israel's south.
In the process of this six day war Israel expanded her borders which since then has given her a buffer zone between hostile neighbors. Over the years through peace agreements with Egypt and Jordan some of the original occupied areas have been returned but enough land left to keep a safer Israel with a buffer between Israel and her neighbors.
Now Barack Obama is demanding that Israel give up everything they earned for protection in order to pacify the Palestinians and help create a Palestinian State. Expecting NOTHING from the Palestinians and demanding everything from Israel. Obama is making it official US policy to abandon Israel and side with the Palestinians. The American people still stand with Israel but the child in The White House does not an unfortunately because he happens to be President how he stands becomes official US policy.
Obama's stance against Israel is almost anti-Semitic in nature since it demands Israel give up lands that helps protect her from certain Nations, namely Syria, who still attack her and support groups like Hamas that seek Israels destruction. Obama in his demand is seeking to open Israel up to the killing of Jews by aggressive enemies with a much lessened ability to defend the Jewish State.
Additionally he has taken away any bargaining Israel has in future negotiations as the Palestinians need say nothing more than repeat Obama's words and use them as their only demand and concession acceptable from Israel for peace. No matter what his rhetoric of supposed respect of Israel, Obama has clearly shown many times since taking office but especially in this latest demand that he is an enemy not an ally of Israel.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a photo/question op at The White House during a visit that followed the day after Obama's speech calling for the pre 67 borders, stated emphatically that Israel would not accept this indefensible position nor Obama's call for Israel to accept a constant flow of the ancestors of Palestinian refugees who are descended from two generations back. Netanyahu took Obama to task on this and provided the naive fool a history and reality lesson in the process.
But this has not stopped the arrogant enemy of Israel from continuing to pressure Israel into accepting his unreasonable and impossible demand. He has made the speech and talking head circuit since either personally or members of his administration calling for the pre 67 borders completely disregarding the justifiable rejection by Israel's Leader. Obama is acting like a child bully trying to force a another to do what he wants.
Israel may be surrounded by enemies but Barack Obama has shown through his words that he hates Israel almost as much as those who surround her. The difference is that he has a bully pulpit in the Presidency to express his almost anti-Semitic hatred of Israel and is using it to his advantage leaving out greatest ally to stand alone defending the right position and trying to tell the truth for a world to listen to.
To our friends in Israel and all of our Jewish citizens here in America please know that although Obama is spewing anti Jewish rhetoric in his demands for Israel, we the people, still stand with you and do not agree with Barack Obama. Israel and all of the lands she occupies now belongs to Israel and not even a President has the right to demand otherwise. We as Americans are seeking to eliminate by our vote your enemy in The White House and come 2012 when we defeat him our new leader will stand with the American people for Israel and her protection.