NETANYAHU PREFERS STAYING HOME TO VISITING OBAMA
This article appeared in The Atlantic:
I felt the need to comment:
“Another glib article on U.S.- ISRAELI relations that fails to make any attempt to discuss the genesis of the rift between Netanyahu and Obama in a real-world sense rather than characterising the testy relationship by invoking child-like memes involving arrogance & petulance. Obama flagged his large scale changes in the bilateral relationship whilst campaigning for President, when he said that he wanted to “put more air between America & Israel”, to weaken the relationship, which he clearly felt was too close. Crucially, Obama had intended and did indeed carry out shifting America’s loyalties from Israel to the Palestinians. His feigned ignorance of the history of Israel’s creation, meant that Arab lies were all too often accepted as truth, to the detriment of all Israelis. Obama’s scheming “Irangate” actions saw him begin dialogue with one of the free world’s archenemies at least 2-3yrs prior to anyone knowing & without Congressional or Democratic Party approval. No one considers that Netanyahu continued normal relations with America whilst being betrayed by Obama’s secret efforts to befriend the enemy sworn to Israel’s total destruction. The actual deal struck with Iran and objected to by anyone who understands the science and the facts, further convinced Netanyahu that the temperature of the relationship was ice-cold. Netanyahu, along with a majority of the world’s Jews, were terrified of the deal and remain so today. Israel’s very survival is at risk less than a century since European Jewry came within a hairs breadth of annihilation. Obama is to blame for the Jews’ fear of the future and their rising anxiety. The fuss over settlements has been proven to be a furphy, as development is in fact proceeding only in current Jewish residential areas in the disputed territories. Further Obama Administration behaviour that does nothing to bring Israel close includes:
1. Obama’s insistence on a Two-State Solution to the Israeli/Palestinian conflict whilst Hamas, Fatah and the Muslim Brotherhood are bound to charters, manifestos & constitutions that commit to the destruction of Israel and its Jewish inhabitants, engenders only distrust and suspicion of his true intent. Foreign Policy pundits observe that the 1967 borders are unsurvivable for Israel, as is the ridiculous notion that 5 million Arabs have a right of return to Israel. Israel has no-one to negotiate with in a reasonable manner.
2) Obama’s deceitful whitewashing of Islam, from the falsehood that Islam means Peace when it actually means “Submission”, to his refusal to admit that ISIS is indeed Islamic and in compliance with Sharia, reveal him to be nothing more than an Apologist for Islam……in fact a promotor of it! His latest falsehood, describing Thomas Jefferson as an admirer of Islam and the existence of Jefferson’s personal copy of the Qur’an as proof of that admiration, is breathtaking and disturbing evidence of Obama’s willingness to dissimulate & obscure from the American people’s view, the true nature of Orthodox Islam.
For Netanyahu, these factors add to the long list of serious concerns that have led him to perceive that Obama is no friend of Israel or the Jews. In that setting, Netanyahu prefers not to continue to face Obama’s Jew/Zionist hatred & would rather devote his time to protecting the Jewish State from its enemies.”