Archive for the ‘iran’ tag
Read this article by Caroline Glick in the Jerusalem Post – Israel’s Arab Cheerleaders (here is an excerpt):
As the Arabs line up behind Israel, the Obama administration is operating under the delusion that the Iranians will be convinced to give up their nuclear program if Israel destroys its communities in Judea and Samaria.
According to reports published last week in Yediot Aharonot and Haaretz, President Barack Obama’s in-house post-Zionist, White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emmanuel, told an American Jewish leader that for Israel to receive the administration’s support for preventing Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons, it must not only say that it supports establishing a Palestinian state in Judea, Samaria, Jerusalem and Gaza, it must begin expelling its citizens from their homes and communities in Judea and Samaria to prove its good faith.
With just months separating Iran from either joining the nuclear club or from being barred entry to the clubhouse, the Obama administration’s apparent obsession with Judea and Samaria tells us that unlike Israel and the Arab world, its Middle East policies are based on a willful denial of reality.
The article goes on to detail how much worse the situation in the Middle East will be, and how much less of a chance of peace there will be in the event that Iran gets nuclear weapons (even in the best-case scenario where they don’t use them).
The whole time that Bush was in the White House, everyone called him something along the lines of “the best friend Israel has ever had”. At the time, I was a big skeptic. After all, there was Annapolis, the Road Map, and the broken promises (remember how he said in the beginning of his term that he would not try to force a peace agreement at the end of his term, as Clinton had attempted to do?) and the pressure exerted on Israel to do things that would be against its best interests. However, compared to Obama and co., Bush really does look, relatively speaking, like he had been Israel’s best friend.
The policies that Obama is pursuing right now in terms of isolating and withdrawing his support from Israel while reaching a friendly hand out to Iran (which in effect is giving them permission to build nuclear weapons – does anyone actually think that you can convince them to stop by appearing weak and just talking?), and at the same time trying to force Israel to compromise its own citizens and domestic security (surrender Yesha to Hamas) in exchange for his passive blessing to attempt an attack on Iran are downright dangerous to Israel’s existence. They are not the actions of a friend.
I live a few miles away from one of the biggest air force bases in the country, and on a daily basis I see attack helicopters and F-16 squadrons taking off and landing (and flying over my house – pretty cool stuff). I can’t wait for the day when I will, God willing, see a few dozen F-16′s coming back home from a successful attack on Iran. Despite the left-wing US foreign policy that Obama is trying to dictate to Israel, this is what Israel needs to do in order to protect it’s citizens.