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A Great Reckoning in a Little Room

Obama’s deal with Iran is only one action in a concerted campaign to fatally weaken Israel.

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David Solway

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December 7, 2013 - 12:01 am
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Back in July of 2008, presidential candidate Barack Obama visited Sderot, the southern Israeli city battered by rocket fire from Gaza, and delivered a speech emphasizing Israel’s right to defend itself and stressing that “peace should not undermine its security.” He vowed that he would not, as president, force Israel to make dangerous concessions and warned that “the world must prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon.” The Israeli leadership — not least the irresponsible and spineless Ehud Olmert — and many of the country’s citizens, including the leftist, anti-Zionist newspaper Haaretz, could scarcely restrain their enthusiasm for the fine words and noble sentiments expressed by the president-in-waiting.

The speech was a stirring one for those who had not tracked Obama’s less-than-stellar record to that date, who had not examined his chequered past and problematic mentors and acquaintances, and who wanted desperately to believe in the empty mantra of “hope and change.” As I watched the YouTube* clip of Obama’s address and listened to those familiar sinusoidal cadences, I knew instantly that the man did not mean a word he said, a conclusion that anyone who had done his homework would have reached. Regrettably, it has taken much of the world five more years to realize that Obama is a trained prevaricator of the first water, whether the issue is government transparency, receding oceans, competitive bidding, citizen surveillance, deficit cutting, the closing of Gitmo, unilateral military action, Fast and Furious, Obamacare, and, in the realm of foreign policy, Iran and Israel. Obama’s evasions and hollow assurances on this latter file demonstrably imperil the future of the Middle East and, quite possibly, the safety of the planet. It certainly spells imminent danger for Israel.

A recent article by Jerusalem Post columnist Caroline Glick claims that the nuclear deal reached with Iran, eagerly pursued by the Americans, was “not just to prevent Iran from becoming a nuclear power…the goal of Obama’s foreign policy is to weaken the state of Israel.” Her thesis is cogently argued and based on persuasive evidence. Behind-the-scenes negotiations have been going on for an entire year, “yet the deal reflects Iran’s opening position.” Since nothing had changed from day one, why did Obama wait until the present moment to conclude an agreement?

The answer Glick provides makes considerable sense. Obama needed the year to marginalize the Jewish state, to work against its interests by portraying it as a belligerent nation trying to conscript the U.S. into an unnecessary war, and compelling it once again to enter negotiations with the Palestinian Authority “engineered to weaken Israel strategically and diplomatically” and furnishing support to the European Union’s propaganda blitz and economic war against it. Obama knew full well that Israel’s inevitable rejection of the Palestinians’ outrageous and unacceptable demands would make the country look intractable and bellicose to a denunciatory world. Within that portico time-frame, Obama gave his blessing to the anti-Zionist Jewish organization J Street, appointed anti-Israeli officials to key positions, and managed to embarrass the pro-Israel lobby group AIPAC. “When we consider Obama’s decision,” Glick writes, “to wait a year to sign the deal that enables Iran to become a nuclear power in the context of his main activities over the past year, we understand his foreign policy.”

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Shabbat here in Jerusalem was beautiful. So beautiful in fact that I invite all of you beautiful souls - that care so much for us and speak so eloquently for us - to come and visit.

We have faced worse than Obama and Iran. Despots and haters of G-d have have had us continuously in their crosshairs for thousands of years. Yet here we are - alive in our sovereign state raising our children and celebrating life with every breath.

Do not judge us by those of us infected with a blinding liberalism. They are the least Jewish among us.

Do not fear for us because The Almighty keeps His promises.

Come celebrate LIFE with us here in this beautiful land.

I would love to share my next Shabbat with each and every one of you!



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Every passing day fills me more and more with the dread that I will live to see the Second Holocaust. Unlike the first, this one will not take decades of planning and millions of willing co-conspirators to help carry out the process. This time, it will happen in minutes with the push of a button. When it is over, many in America and all over Europe will tut-tut, then move on with a sense of relief that that troublesome little country of Israel is no longer there to mess up their progressive Eden. The blood of millions will be on their hands, and they won't feel anything but the slightest remorse, what one might feel upon learning that a distant acquaintance had died. God help Israel, and God forgive the rest of the world.
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When your mentors, fathers and father figures are Jeremiah Wright, Don Warden, Barack Obama, Sr., frank Marshall Davis,, Bill Ayers, Rashid Khalidi.

When you adopt the Jimmy Carter team and attitude toward Israel.

When you send Robert Malley to secretly meet with Hamas...Malley the offspring of virulent Jew haters.

When you give a wet kiss to The Turkish Tyrant, and remain curiously warm to the flotilla provacateurs ...
there is little doubt that grinding Israel under your heel is an agenda item high on the Valerie Jarrett/Obama to-do list.

As with the weakening of America and the slap in the face to Britain, Poland and the Baltics...Obama can use the Soros method or his preferred and practiced method instead.

Obama hides as a "liberal"...or the utterly disingenuous appellation "progressive", while systematically dismantling the world order built up post-Stalin. And post Soviet implosion.

Wright/Farrakhan, Davis, Ayers, Obama Sr., Soros, et al rooted AGAINST Israel and America.

Obama has been bathed in that antipathy. So has Jarrett.

They and Khalidi, Ali Abunimah and the Nation of Islam...favor Iranian and Muslim Brotherhood ...and really don't care for the followers of the Bible...at all.

But Obama has spent his entire life perfecting the art of the mask. Not only do actual liberals fall for the masquerade...we all help promote it, advance it and give it shelter. WE call him and his cabal and their dirty deeds "liberal", "progressive" and his Propaganda Machine "mainstream".

(Not to mention the exorable BBC and other world fraud farms posing as "news" outlets)

American Jews reflexively shun conservatives. This does not help the battle to unmask those who hate them both. Natural allies in a battle to save themselves, but the slanders against each and the lingering stereotypes plays into the hands of Obama and his cabal. Alas, getting truth past the cesspool of deceit is a monumental task and not likely to be accomplished before Obama/Ayers/Soros bring down two great nations that should stand shoulder to shoulder...and now stand with their backs turned to each other.
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Obama's whole program or policy for his presidency, is simply this: to bash and harm his enemies, and to reward and coddle his friends and homies.

His enemies include Great Britain (remember the Churchill bust?), Israel, doctors, rich white people, insurance companies, oil companies, etc. His friends include poor blacks who want free home mortgages, labor unions, people with student loans, black Pigford frauds, etc.

So bashing and harming Israel goes right along with the rest of Obama's minimal, simple-minded, reductionist and self-absorbed idea of what a presidency is for. For Obama, the presidency is all about him.
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Of course, the thinking behind Obama's kowtow to the Shia Ayatollahs is the notion that giving up Israel for annihilation is that selling out the Jews will sate the Moslems. One could accurately argue that this is well based on the fact that from its inception Islam has called for destruction of the Jews. Modern thinkers of this line include a list of great American thinkers, including Jimmy Carter, James Baker and Oprah Winfrey.

So, it could be a sequence where Israel gets nuked, America and Western Europe pipe hollow protests and threats, and the Moslems proclaim that their business is done, and the whole thing about taking over the rest of the world is laid to rest. They're happy, we're happy (and a little sad), and the Jewish Nation is destroyed.

This is a nice, neat little package that has zero chance for success. But that won't stop the globo-socialists. To wit: Dodd-Frank and ObamaCare. We've recently taught ourselves that historic failure is not only desirable, its pursuit is sustainable. Kick the can down the road and keep an eye out for fast moving heavy vehicles.
40 weeks ago
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Dear Israel:

If you like your safety, you can keep it.

Your bro,
-Obama
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Period.
40 weeks ago
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Shabbat here in Jerusalem was beautiful. So beautiful in fact that I invite all of you beautiful souls - that care so much for us and speak so eloquently for us - to come and visit.

We have faced worse than Obama and Iran. Despots and haters of G-d have have had us continuously in their crosshairs for thousands of years. Yet here we are - alive in our sovereign state raising our children and celebrating life with every breath.

Do not judge us by those of us infected with a blinding liberalism. They are the least Jewish among us.

Do not fear for us because The Almighty keeps His promises.

Come celebrate LIFE with us here in this beautiful land.

I would love to share my next Shabbat with each and every one of you!



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Shabbat Shalom!

I love the country and nothing is better than this time of year in Jerusalem. Walking through the souk with the smell of frankincense and myrrh in the air is transforming. I still have some and light it for our Christmas holiday each year.

I have lived in Israel twice while working on projects in my industry. Both time in Ashkelon. The first time the Gazans could not hit the city with rockets, the second they could.
40 weeks ago
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Good for you for sticking it out. Come back soon.
40 weeks ago
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Shavua tov.
40 weeks ago
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Shavua Tov!
40 weeks ago
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What a very kind invitation Ben Yakov. Thank you.
40 weeks ago
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Your welcome and the invitation is real.
We do have the worlds best felafel after all.
40 weeks ago
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I was going to write that Caroline Glick, though brilliant, has yet to be proven true in her forecasts of gloom. Then I read some of the previous comments and have nothing to say. These are harsh days, and there are more to come.
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Obama is trying to suck & blow at the same time.

He wants to be responsible for less, but he wants to be taken as seriously as someone with more on their plate.

It hasn't worked, it doesn't work, and it won't work.

Therefore, a world with less influence by the US is on the threshold.
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--Obama is trying to suck & blow at the same time.

I think we gotta give him credit for success on that one.
40 weeks ago
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I watched a clip of Obama speaking to the residents of Sderot (not the YouTube clip). He was reading from a prepared script -- you could see his dead eyes moving over the lines of text as he read, his voice was completely flat, devoid of emotion -- it was obvious to me that he did not believe a single word he was forced to mouth (it was boilerplate nostrums delivered solely for political reasons, to fool the gullible). Too bad so many are deceived by this antisemitic Jew hater.
40 weeks ago
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Every passing day fills me more and more with the dread that I will live to see the Second Holocaust. Unlike the first, this one will not take decades of planning and millions of willing co-conspirators to help carry out the process. This time, it will happen in minutes with the push of a button. When it is over, many in America and all over Europe will tut-tut, then move on with a sense of relief that that troublesome little country of Israel is no longer there to mess up their progressive Eden. The blood of millions will be on their hands, and they won't feel anything but the slightest remorse, what one might feel upon learning that a distant acquaintance had died. God help Israel, and God forgive the rest of the world.
40 weeks ago
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If that happens - and it probably will thanks to this Enabler-In-Chief - we can rest in the comforting thought that Iran will be glowing for a few thousand years as well.

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Iran ... along with several other spots in dar-al-Islam ... perhaps even Mecca and Medina, if the "Samson Option" is invoked.
40 weeks ago
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Good recap and analysis of Obama’s misfire of a Mideast policy as it pertains directly to Israel. The facts of this article are available through other sources and have doubtless been mulled over by a majority of Jewish voters. But will any of it, or the entirety of it, be enough to finally convince most of this majority that O is an enemy of Israel as he is of the US?
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No it will not. Throughout history Jews have believed that if they embrace liberal progressive causes, they will avoid discrimination and persecution. They also believe ( falsely ) that those they help will, when the time arises, come to the aid of the Jews. The reverse has been true. In the 1930s when the Nazi policies of Jew hatred were causing German Jews to seek safe havens in the US, the NAACP whose founding board contained several Jewish members and whose coffers had often been re filled with money from Jewish donors, was strangely ambivalent and even at times negative about admitting the German Jews to America. Yet today this philosophy prevails among the Jewish electorate. Part of the problem is that many Jews today do think Israel is important to them in their lives. They are ignorant of what can and did happen when there was no place where they could go when the world turned it's collective back on them.
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I MEANT to write that many Jews today do NOT think Israel is important in their lives. Sorry.
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