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President Obama – America Will Not Be Able To Defend Israel

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When Barack Obama was running for President, many of us had doubts about his commitment to Israel. Even though he claimed to support them with no reservations, we were not so sure of his real intentions. This is what he said when he was bidding for the White House, claiming Israel’s security was non-negotiable and sacrosanct. He has repeatedly reiterated that statement throughout his first term and into his second. Again, many of us wondered if his actions would ever match his rhetoric. My friends, that day has finally came, but not in the way American Jews or their fellow Jews in Israel would have hoped. This is what he told Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday in an interview with Bloomberg. Thanks to Gateway Pundit for the tip.

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The Times of Israel – Israel can expect to face international isolation and possible sanctions from countries and companies across the world if Benjamin Netanyahu fails to endorse a framework agreement with the Palestinians, US President Barack Obama cautioned on Sunday ahead of a meeting with the Israeli prime minister.

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In an interview with Bloomberg, Obama stressed that time was running out for Israel to achieve a peace deal, and added that he believed Netanyahu had the capacity to rally Israel’s citizens behind an agreement…

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…The president went on to condemn in no uncertain terms Israel’s settlement activities in the West Bank, and said that though his allegiance to the Jewish state was permanent, building settlements across the Green Line was counterproductive and would make it extremely difficult for the US to defend Israel from painful repercussions in the international community.

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“If you see no peace deal and continued aggressive settlement construction — and we have seen more aggressive settlement construction over the last couple years than we’ve seen in a very long time — if Palestinians come to believe that the possibility of a contiguous sovereign Palestinian state is no longer within reach, then our ability to manage the international fallout is going to be limited,” Obama said.

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Personally, I would have liked to heard Netanyahu’s reaction when he heard what President Obama had to say. I suspect, given the Israeli Prime Minister’s attitude of taking care of Israel first, it wasn’t something Obama would appreciate. As it is with Obama’s relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin, he is out of his league with Benjamin Netanyahu. Given his past actions, I can’t see either man taking the President seriously at all.

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Does President Obama really think he can load the negotiations in favor of his peace plan, before they even begin? If there is one thing I have learned from watching Benjamin Netanyahu and his leadership of Israel, it is two things. First, he loves his country. I suspect his love for Israel is far greater than the love our current President has for America. Second, he does not bluff, especially when it comes to Israel’s security.

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So, we know now how President Obama really feels about Israel. He has no intention of backing them up, should push come to shove with the international community. He will roll over like a whipped puppy and Israel will be left on their own. Is anyone who has paid attention in the last five years really surprised at this announcement? I know I’m not.

About LD Jackson

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LD Jackson has written 2053 posts in this blog.

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Founder and author of the political and news commentary blog Political Realities. I have always loved to write, but never have I felt my writing was more important than in this present day. If I have changed one mind or impressed one American about the direction our country is headed, then I will consider my endeavors a success. I take the tag line on this blog very seriously. Above all else, in search of the truth.

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  • Mustang

    I think it is true: ignorance is bliss. And the American people, in their ignorance in electing Barack Obama—a man who has accomplished nothing, not even in the past 5 years, have no idea what they have done to themselves and millions of other innocents.

    • Not only do they have no idea, I am convinced a great number of them wouldn’t care if they did know. They got what they wanted and that’s all that mattered.

  • Steven Birn

    Obama’s foreign policy is seemingly incoherent. On the other hand, everything he’s touched has turned to chaos. The consistency at which his actions have caused chaos are incredible. It almost makes one believe it’s intentional.

    • I don’t think he minds the chaos, as long as his intentions are carried out. After all, he is supposed to be the smartest man in the room.

  • mythenjoseph

    His actions are intentional….he is a MUSLUM cut and dry and with that an enemy of our republic…I have been stating this since he illegally gained office…the fault lies with our congressional branch for not arresting and convicting this subversive……no impeachment but prosecution which will void anything he has signed…that’s how you do it….handcuff this subhuman MONGREL.

    • Michael

      That’s the Right wing I know and love!

      • As if the left didn’t call George W. Bush worse names than this.

    • I have no problem with declaring Obama’s actions as intentional. If he isn’t a Muslim, he carries a great deal of fondness towards them, at least. As for Congress not trying to impeach or prosecute him, there is no way that will happen, as long as the Senate is held by the Democrats.

      Let’s keep it civil, shall we.

  • Hugh Petersen

    Having Samantha Power as Ambassador to the UN is all that is needed to show how Obama feels about Israel. Simply put, he does not have their back.

    • Absolutely true. I have my doubts that he ever harbored intentions of having Israel’s back.

  • With the set of current affairs we’ll be going good to defend THIS nation.. I am 60 years old, I lived through the military and Intel community cutbacks of Carter and Clinton but I have to say, I don’t think Carter and Clinton combined were as dangerous and didn’t present the threat to this nation and FREEDOM as does Barack Hussein Obama…

    • True enough. We do have enough of our own rat killing to take care of. Having said that, we should at least show some support to Israel. As it stands now, Obama is too busy telling them what they should and shouldn’t do. I suspect they’ll not take kindly to that and if push comes to shove, Israel will always err on the side of their own security.

  • The impression that I get is that both Netanyahu and Putin love their countries more than Obama loves America. I still remember him saying that America was a superpower whether we liked it or not, as if there was something wrong with that. He is doing his best to take away America’s superpower status and I have to believe he is succeeding.

    • I remember Obama saying that. He acts like he resents that status. And I agree about Netanyahu and Putin. They both seem to love their respective countries a lot more than Obama loves America. That’s one of the biggest differences between Obama and George W. Bush. There was no mistaking where Bush stood on that.

  • I would love to hear Netanyahu, on a stage with a microphone with Obama, look into the camera, and say, “as I’ve said many times before, and as those who came before me, said many times, when Palestine acknowledges the right of Israel to exist in this place, and removes the promise of our destruction from it’s constitution and charters, we’ll have something to talk about.

    • And I think Netanyahu would be well within his rights to do exactly that. His first priority is to make sure Israel is safe, not to smooth Obama’s ruffled feathers.

    • hardteachings

      just a word of caution ms. thornton…
      you mention in a post on your site that you were enamored by a rather large tome written
      by jill peters on the subject of the arab-jewish conflict.

      in that post you summarize groups of pages and chapters for your readers.
      while perusing your ‘cliff notes’ i had to wonder about this one in particular:
      “Maggie’s Notebook summary of pages 33-34
      *Before the 7th Century, Islam and Jews were somewhat harmonious”

      it pains me to point out that the prophet muhammad (according to all and any source)
      was still hiding in cave near mecca in the year of our Lord 610; and only then beginning
      to entertain the ‘visions’ that would, decades later, become the religion of islam.
      there was no ‘islam’ before the 7th century.
      i’d also advise that your juxtaposition of a religion (islam) and a people (jews) implies that the folks who prayed to the God of Abraham had no qualms ’bout kneeling on an islamic prayer rug five times a day.

      you might want to re-visit pages 33-34 ms. thorton…b

      • hardteachings, no Cliff Notes, I have a very dog-earred 601 page trade paperback, not by Jill Peters but by Joan Peters. That post was written on February 25, 2007. I had been blogging for 35 days. So I have the book before me, and you are right, but really, it’s just too cute that you were “pained,” and before showing you exactly what it says, I do not believe Islam is a religion today. It is a governing body, a total system. You may believe what you prefer to believe.

        Here’s what from Time Immemorial says, leading up to and after your references, page 33, the first page of Chapter 3 titled The Arab Jew, and a few lines of 40.

        “Since the rebirth of Israel, hundreds of thousands of Jews from Arab lands have swarmed into the new state. In 1948, more than 850,000 Jews lived in the Arab world. Today there are fewer than 29,000, a shadow of the former ancient community. Most of those Jewish refugees fled to Israel. Where did they com from with such urgency — and why?

        Contrary to the myth that Jews lived in harmony with the Arabs before the Zionist state, innumerable authoratative works document decisively the subjugation, oppression, and spasmodic anti-Jewish eruptions of violence that darkened the existence of the Jews in Muslim Arab countries.

        In truth, before the seventh-century advent of the Prophet Muhammad and Islam, Jews and Arabs did have harmonious relations, and words of praise regarding the noble virtues of the Jews may be found in ancient Arab literature…

        It was the Prophet Muhammad himself who attempted to negate the positive image of the Jew that had been prevalent earlier. According to historian Bernard Lewis, the Prophet Muhammad’s original plan had been to induce the Jews to adopt Islam, when Muhammed began his rule at Medina in A.D. 622 he counted few supporters, so he adopted several Jewish practices — including daily prayer facing toward Jerusalem and the fast of Yom Kippur — in the hope of wooing the Jews. But the Jewish community rejected the Prophet Muhammad’s religion, preferring to adhere to its own beliefs…”

        So, yes. I used the word Islam before there was an “Islam.” I should have said “Arabs.” I hope you are now, not quite so pained.

        Let me ask you why the snark and demeaning tone, and why do this here at Political Realities where he and his friends have to endure this?

        • hardteachings

          whoa! finally another country is heard from, thank you for that.
          as far as the ‘snark’ goes i’ve been disappointed at the silence
          my last comments on intl. affairs have experienced so I thought
          i’d throw a few firecrackers. you became a likely target when I noticed
          the historical inaccuracy.
          my demeaning tone reflects my angst with folks who are all good with the constitution, the founder’s intent vis~a~vis madison’s ‘papers’ and righteous opposition to the ‘social’ reforms that mr. roosevelt began way back when;
          but who then continue to regurgitate the media mis-information on foreign affairs.
          since my father’s war, korea, the American people have been ‘persuaded’
          to support numerous acts of aggression against a host of sovereigns.
          that naked hubris provided a motherlode of cash to an industry that mr. eisenhower warned us about. that’s why we over a million American’s who were sucked into combat uniform have to deal with ‘ptsd’ at best and prosthetic limbs at worst. i’m tired and sick of it ms. thornton,
          so when folks spout off the msm’s talking points on mr. jackson’s site i’m more than willing to engage them in sincere and robust debate; so far there haven’t been any taker’s, ‘cept you…b

          • This is Mr. Jackson’s site and so this will be my last comment to you on this post. You believe that my comment that Palestinians will not acknowledge Israel’s right to exist is a msm talking point? Wouldn’t that be nice. Of course, it’s not. No one talks about it, and it is the case. Over and over through the years, Israel has asked for that one thing, and cannot make it happen. Bill Clinton couldn’t make it happen, Bush couldn’t make it happen. Obama, Clinton, Kerry will never make it happen, because it will never happen.

            There is one thing Palestinians agree on, and that is that Israel shall be no more. Do you have any idea how much land the League of Nations gave to Israel, and how much of it Britain and the Mufti of Jerusalem frittered away? And what did Israel do, they took what they could get.

            This is enough, and I will not impose on my host here again, but if only the “msm” would, just one time, use MY TALKING POINT, it would be a great day. People are clueless, and btw, I’m sick and tired of it too

            • hardteachings

              well I guess you told me…b

          • I would be interested in knowing who you believe is spouting off the MSM’s talking points on Political Realities. I’m just curious.

            • hardteachings

              media mis-information would have been a more accurate term.
              i find it fascinating that conservatives lambast the media for it’s
              progressive bias on domestic issues but then fall right in line
              with the nightly news when subject turns to foreign affairs.
              there is more than one narrative on the Israeli peace process and
              the recent ‘crisis’ in the ukraine. i tried to encourage a bit of debate
              on both of these matters in vain.
              my comments were both researched, concise, and as always;
              respectful of the author’s position. perhaps the majority of the folks
              who opine and comment here feel their worldview is sufficient and a
              quick attaboy is all that’s needed to resurrect an 18th century America.
              how i wish that were so mr. jackson….b

  • I would love to have been a fly on the wall during Obama and Netanyahu’s three hour meeting. I have no doubt that behind-closed-doors pressure or even threats from Obama is the only thing that has kept Israel from launching on Iran and their nuclear reactor. Sooner or later, something is going to have to give here.

    • I suspect that would have been an interesting meeting to listen to. One has to wonder how long Netanyahu will refrain from doing what he believes needs to be done to keep Israel secure.

  • hardteachings

    mr. obama’s questionable stance on Israel is understandable, and to me, shows more honesty in this regard than any administration over the last eighty years. let me ‘splain this lucy…

    first off I sincerely believe that our current cic, perhaps more than any American president since lincoln, takes his walking orders from those powers that be; in this case his managers are the
    jewish voting block and the neocons; same as always. it’s important to separate the two ’cause
    we often equate the ‘righteousness’ of jewish state, and it’s ability to defend itself, in our consideration of any effort to diminish the status quo established in 1948 with a stroke of mr. truman’s pen.

    in truth, our religious compadres have given their ‘overwhelming’ support to progressive
    democrats since and because mr. roosevelt institutionalized social justice. they cared less
    about the geography until that particular property became the focus of regional stabilization;
    now we’re talking money and military superiority; to wit…

    mr. truman was ‘advised’ that we should recognize the sovereignty of Israel in the interest of national security and he bent over. his best bud, gen. george marshall, voted thumbs down
    on the policy ’cause it didn’t include a viable outcome for the palestinians (sound familiar?)
    and this was before nukes; make no mistake my friends, it was all about ‘black gold’.

    but now it’s about nukes and ‘black gold’ and I haven’t seen this administration cutting off netanyahu’s lunch money or demanding a reduction in their ‘off the record’ nuclear capability.
    the jewish electorate and mr. graham understand that ‘regional stability’ with regard to
    middle-east policy is all about the price of gas. this ‘mandate’ was established by the brits way back in time when they used military force to control kuwait.

    any of us who keystroke a different opinion or reiterate populist talking points on any blog are in remiss and in err. of course i understand that a plausible scenario must be supplied to those in
    the electorate who should still be waking on all fours; but I would expect a bit more than name calling on mr. jackson’s dime…b

    • I do not dispute that oil plays a role in our foreign policy concerning the Middle East. I do not, however, agree that President Obama’s stance on Israel is honest or understandable. The man has lied about them to help win elections and when push comes to shove, he is doing his best to pressure them into turning the direction he would like them to turn. I seriously doubt Benjamin Netanyahu will have anything to do with Obama’s agenda. The security of Israel will certainly come first for him.

      • hardteachings

        the dis-connect ‘twixt your opinion and mine is that you and the majority of americans believe that mr. obama is the decision maker. in my humble, no president since mr. lincoln held that much sway over the people, the military, and big business.

        mr. obama is the arguably the weakest in a long line of ‘beholden’ executive officers.
        so i believe his ‘stance’ toward Israel is ‘honest’ in that it reflects the conflict ‘twixt pressure from the pentagon to maintain it’s nuclear armed military outpost and the bankers who would profit from a violent resolution to a 60 year old pipe-dream…b

      • mythenjoseph

        Mr. Jackson I truly thank you for taking the time to comment on the readers comments…you actually care how readers take to your articles. Thank you Sir. …Mr. John M. Brady (mythenjoseph)

        • You are quite welcome, John. I have always felt I should interact with the people who take the time to comment on what I write. I do so to let them know I am reading their comments and to show some appreciation for the time they took to do so.

    • mythenjoseph

      I disagree with you. I see no long lasting effort by surrounding countries to take in the wandering Palestinian tribe. I blame this on the intentional suppression islam imposes on its prey….think what you will of Judaism but in comparison to the teachings of the Koran it is night and day with darkness enveloping Islamic faith. Try to understand I have NO belief in any of the organized religions who dictate to their respective flocks…but I see islam as a cancer in need of termination at any cost so as they do not kill the host.