In Israel’s Hour of Need

 

 

From Canada Free Press

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It is hard to get your arms around the stubborn determination of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu today. For most of the nine years he has served as Israel’s leader, first from 1996 to 1999 and now since 2009, Netanyahu shied away from confrontations or buckled under pressure. He signed deals with the Palestinians he knew the Palestinians would never uphold in the hopes of winning the support of hostile US administrations and a fair shake from the pathologically hateful Israeli media.

In recent years he released terrorist murderers from prison. He abrogated Jewish property rights in Jerusalem, Judea, and Samaria. He agreed to support the establishment of a Palestinian state west of the Jordan River. He agreed to keep giving the Palestinians of Gaza free electricity while they waged war against Israel. He did all of these things in a bid to accommodate US President Barack Obama and win over the media, while keeping the leftist parties in his coalitions happy.

For his part, for the past six years Obama has undermined Israel’s national security. He has publicly humiliated Netanyahu repeatedly.

He has delegitimized Israel’s very existence, embracing the jihadist lie that Israel’s existence is the product of post-Holocaust European guilt rather than 4,000 years of Jewish history.

He and his representatives have given a backwind to the forces that seek to wage economic warfare against Israel, repeatedly indicating that the application of economic sanctions against Israel – illegal under the World Trade Organization treaties – are a natural response to Israel’s unwillingness to bow to every Palestinian demand. The same goes for the movement to deny the legitimacy of Israel’s very existence. Senior administration officials have threatened that Israel will become illegitimate if it refuses to surrender to Palestinian demands.

Last summer, Obama openly colluded with Hamas’s terrorist war against Israel. He tried to coerce Israel into accepting ceasefire terms that would have amounted to an unconditional surrender to Hamas’s demands for open borders and the free flow of funds to the terrorist group. He enacted a partial arms embargo on Israel in the midst of war. He cut off air traffic to Ben-Gurion International Airport under specious and grossly prejudicial terms in an open act of economic warfare against Israel.

And yet, despite Obama’s scandalous treatment of Israel, Netanyahu has continued to paper over differences in public and thank Obama for the little his has done on Israel’s behalf. He always makes a point of thanking Obama for agreeing to Congress’s demand to continue funding the Iron Dome missile defense system (although Obama has sought repeatedly to slash funding for the project).

Obama’s policies that are hostile to Israel are not limited to his unconditional support for the Palestinians in their campaign against Israel. Obama shocked the entire Israeli defense community when he supported the overthrow of Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, despite Mubarak’s dependability as a US ally in the war on Islamist terrorism, and as the guardian of both Egypt’s peace treaty with Israel and the safety and freedom of maritime traffic in the Suez Canal.

Obama supported Mubarak’s overthrow despite the fact that the only political force in Egypt capable of replacing him was the Muslim Brotherhood, which seeks the destruction of Israel and is the ideological home and spawning ground of jihadist terrorist groups, including al-Qaida and Hamas. Obama then supported the Muslim Brotherhood’s regime even as then-president Mohamed Morsi took concrete steps to transform Egypt into an Islamist, jihadist state and end Egypt’s peace with Israel.

Israelis were united in our opposition to Obama’s behavior. But Netanyahu said nothing publicly in criticism of Obama’s destructive, dangerous policy.

He held his tongue in the hopes of winning Obama over through quiet diplomacy.

He held his tongue, because he believed that the damage Obama was causing Israel was not irreversible in most cases. And it was better to maintain the guise of good relations, in the hopes of actually achieving them, than to expose the fractures in US-Israel ties caused by Obama’s enormous hostility toward Israel and by his strategic myopia that endangered both Israel and the US’s other regional allies.

And yet, today Netanyahu, the serial accommodator, is putting everything on the line. He will not accommodate. He will not be bullied. He will not be threatened, even as all the powers that have grown used to bringing him to his knees – the Obama administration, the American Jewish Left, the Israeli media, and the Labor party grow ever more shrill and threatening in their attacks against him.

As he has made clear in daily statements, Netanyahu is convinced that we have reached a juncture in our relations with the Obama administration where accommodation is no longer possible.

Obama’s one policy that Netanyahu has never acquiesced to either publicly or privately is his policy of accommodating Iran.

Since Obama’s earliest days in office, Netanyahu has warned openly and behind closed doors that Obama’s plan to forge a nuclear deal with Iran is dangerous. And as the years have passed, and the lengths Obama is willing to go to appease Iran’s nuclear ambitions have been left their marks on the region, Netanyahu’s warnings have grown stronger and more urgent.
Netanyahu has been clear since his first tenure in office in the 1990s, that Iran’s nuclear program – as well as its ballistic missile program – constitutes a threat to Israel’s very existence. He has never wavered from his position that Israel cannot accept an Iran armed with nuclear weapons.

Until Obama entered office, and to an ever escalating degree until his reelection in 2012, preventing Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons has been such an obvious imperative among both Israelis and Americans that Netanyahu’s forthright rejection of any nuclear deal in which Iran would be permitted to maintain the components of its nuclear program was uncontroversial. In some Israeli circles, his trenchant opposition to Iran’s acquisition of nuclear capabilities was the object of derision, with critics insisting that he was standing strong on something uncontroversial while buckling on issues like negotiations with the Palestinians, where he should have stood strong.

But now we are seeing that far from being an opportunist, Netanyahu is a leader of historical dimensions. For the past two years, in the interest of reaching a deal, Obama has enabled Iran to take over Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, and Yemen. For the first time since 1974, due to Obama’s policies, the Golan Heights is an active front in the war against Israel, with Iranian military personnel commanding Syrian and Hezbollah forces along the border.

Iran’s single-minded dedication to its goal of becoming a regional hegemon and its commitment to its ultimate goal of destroying the US is being enabled by Obama’s policies of accommodation. An Iran in possession of a nuclear arsenal is an Iran that can not only destroy Israel with just one or two warheads. It can make it impossible for Israel to respond to conventional aggression carried out by terrorist forces and others operating under an Iranian nuclear umbrella.

Whereas Israel can survive Obama on the Palestinian front by stalling, waiting him out and placating him where possible, and can even survive his support for Hamas by making common cause with the Egyptian military and the government of President Abdel Fattah al-Sissi, the damage Obama’s intended deal with Iran will cause Israel will be irreversible. The moment that Obama grants Iran a path to a nuclear arsenal – and the terms of the agreement that Obama has offered Iran grant Iran an unimpeded path to nuclear power – a future US administration will be hard-pressed to put the genie back in the bottle.

For his efforts to prevent irreparable harm to Israel Netanyahu is being subjected to the most brutal and vicious attacks any Israeli leader has ever been subjected to by an American administration and its political allies. They are being assisted in their efforts by a shameless Israeli opposition that is willing to endanger the future of the country in order to seize political power.

Every day brings another serving of abuse. Wednesday National Security Adviser Susan Rice accused Netanyahu of destroying US relations with Israel. Secretary of State John Kerry effectively called him a serial alarmist, liar, and warmonger.

For its part, the Congressional Black Caucus reportedly intends to sabotage Netanyahu’s address before the joint houses of Congress by walking out in the middle, thus symbolically accusing of racism the leader of the Middle East’s only liberal democracy, and the leader of the most persecuted people in human history.

Radical leftist representatives who happen to be Jewish, like Jan Schakowsky of suburban Chicago and Steve Cohen of Memphis, are joining Netanyahu’s boycotters in order to give the patina of Jewish legitimacy to an administration whose central foreign policy threatens the viability of the Jewish state.

As for Netanyahu’s domestic opponents, their behavior is simply inexcusable. In Israel’s hour of peril, just weeks before Obama intends to conclude his nuclear deal with the mullahs that will endanger Israel’s existence, Labor leader Yitzhak Herzog insists that his primary duty is to defeat Netanyahu.

And as far as Iran is concerned, he acts as a free loader ad a spoiler. Either he believes that Netanyahu will succeed in his mission to derail the deal with or without his support, or he doesn’t care. But Herzog’s rejection of Netanyahu’s entreaties that he join him in Washington next week, and his persistent attacks on Netanyahu for refusing accommodate that which cannot be accommodated shows that he is both an opportunist and utterly unworthy of a leadership role in this country.

Netanyahu is not coming to Washington next Tuesday to warn Congress against Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran, because he seeks a fight with Obama. Netanyahu has devoted the last six years to avoiding a fight with Obama, often at great cost to Israel’s national security and to his own political position.

Netanyahu is coming to Washington next week because Obama has left him no choice. And all decent people of good will should support him, and those who do not, and those who are silent, should be called out for their treachery and cowardice.

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Caroline Glick has hit the nail on the head with this article. I can’t think of anything more to add to it.

~Blessed B~

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21 Responses to In Israel’s Hour of Need

  1. Kathy says:

    You’re right, BB – Ms. Glick’s assessment of O and Netanyahu is spot on.

    Never before have we had a president so dead set on arming the enemy as we’re seeing now. Congress needs to hear from Bibi – it’s the only way they’ll get the truth. Our other issues pale in comparison to putting a stop to this.

    • Blessed B. says:

      I agree! It’s the only way the truth will be known! You aren’t going to get the straight skinny from the obi or his minions!

  2. CW says:

    She certainly did, BB. Her essay is superb and powerful in its clarity of the situation.

    Thanks.

  3. Grouchy says:

    Netanyahu has drawn a line in solid rock, and “This far, and no further~!”
    Truly a diplomat to be honored and respected, no matter one’s faith or political system.

    • Blessed B. says:

      LOL! When Bibi draws a red line in the sand he stands behind it! When obi draws a line in the sand….he runs away when the going gets tough!

      Bibi is a true leader!

      I found this today….. See How Netanyahu Prepares For His Trip To America!

  4. Russ R says:

    Several times this article mentions Obozo’s relation to Hamas, which, at least in my mind, is a terror organization. Mentions it in an almost matter of fact, casual way -as in ‘yeah, we all know it.’ This is another of MANY examples albeit maybe the most outrageous, of The Regime’s TOTAL LAWLESSNESS and immorality. How is such a CRIMINAL allowed to continue to occupy the WH?!

    • Blessed B. says:

      I also see Hamas as a terror organization. The criminal and traitor in the WH is allowed to continue occupying there due to Americans not demanding in one form or another that he be removed immediately.

      Fear is a killer of spirit, mind and body….

  5. Shane Solano says:

    Israel-firster idiots…

    • Blessed B says:

      WOW! What a nice entrance you’ve made here with that remark. Shows such intelligence and respect for others.

      How about explaining what you believe is the problem! I can only surmise that you are anti-Semitic with that comment. Do you not believe that Israel has the right to defend herself against her enemies? Do you not believe that Obama is helping Israel’s enemies? Explain yourself…..

    • Hardnox says:

      Just a wild guess here Shane… you hate Jews. Right?

      Another wild guess… you are a lefty.

    • Crawfish says:

      As opposed to jihad-firsters like you, Obama, Reid, Feinstein……?

    • vonmesser says:

      Shane – I’m not necessarily an Israel fan . The Izzies tried to sink the USS LIBERTY (AGTR5 ) back in June 1967. They killed one friend of mine and wounded 3 others. It could have been me – I almost went to her instead of to Vietnam. That said…….The psycho-killers of Hamas, ISIS, and various other groups loved by Obama and his democrats, are far, far, worse.

    • Grouchy says:

      Shane
      Yes, Israel FIRST, and FOREMOST for her own Sovereign Safety. And that is as it should be.
      ANY student of Biblical History can tell you, that she is Divinely Protected. Her TRUE allies will gather round her in the time of her deepest travail. And those who don’t, and those who attack her, will suffer the consequences of their actions. It is not my place to say what those consequences will be. But I DO believe in the promise of Genesis 12:3.

      And the Divinity that made that promise is one whale of a lot BIGGER than I am.

      Israel First? For HER own protection you’d better hope so. Or you can face ISIS on your own terms, along with Hamas, Fatah, the PA, and a few other heathens who love nothing more than your neck at the blade of their sword.

  6. Garnet92 says:

    Obama is, in my opinion, a closet muslim. There is amply evidence to support that, especially when you compare his actions relating to Christianity (supposedly his religion) and Islam. The evidence weighs more heavily on the side of Islam than on Christianity. And he does practically nothing to help Israel to remain safe from attack from various Muslim groups, in fact he takes their side in many cases. And finally, he “negotiates” with Iran and all indications are that he will throw Israel under the bus if that’s what it takes to get an “agreement” with Iran. I don’t see how anyone who is paying attention can come to any other conclusion. Obama is a closet Muslim who is anti-Semitic.

    • Blessed B. says:

      There is no other conclusion to come to IMHO Garnet! He wouldn’t be able to visit the Saudi’s if he had truly converted to Christianity. That Church he attended with Jeremiah Wright….wasn’t a true Christian church! What type of Preacher would say “God Damn America”? Answer…only one who believes they are the answer to all of society’s ills ( “black liberation theology.”). They don’t truly believe that God or Jesus Christ is the only way.

    • Crawfish says:

      I did lay out that evidence last week….

  7. Hardnox says:

    Amen on Ms. Glick’s essay!

    I say that Netanyahu’s cup is full. He’s turned the other cheek once too often and no will not do it again. Good for him. All the concessions that he was talked into with assurances from the USA have been for naught. Now with an obvious muslim lover in the WH what’s to lose? No matter what PM Netanyahu does will be vilified by Putt.

    I am looking forward to what he has to say tomorrow.

    • Blessed B says:

      Yep…damned if he does and damned if he don’t. It’s time to tell the truth and let the chips fall where they may….deal with it all afterwards!

      I’m looking forward to what he has to say too! I expect there to be lots of news coverage about it. Hopefully I’ll get to hear his full speech.