Monday, June 8, 2009

Barack Obama Frees Israel

Many commentaries this past week about BO's speech in Cairo, and the implications for Israel. One of the best I have seen comes from Wake Up America:

Friday, June 05, 2009

Barack Obama Frees Israel

(Poster showing Obama and Ahmadinjead as part of far-right wing campaign.)

Yesterday we spoke of Obama's speech given in Cairo and some of the reactions from the left and the right that were not favorable.

Today I see more reactions, but I am left with something at Israel Matzav, written by Carl in Jerusalem:

I wouldn't characterize this as the end of the American strategic alliance with Israel. But I would say it's on hold until at least January 2013 and that we Israelis are going to have to muddle through on our own.

The good news is that survey after survey here shows that Israelis recognize Obama for what he is and are rallying around our government. In his first five months in office, Obama has overplayed his hand. If there is no strategic alliance of which to speak, there is no competition between our relationship with America and doing what we see as best for Israel.

He is referring to a peace written by Caroline Glick, titled "The End of America’s Strategic Alliance with Israel?"

Obama claims that this policy will increase prospects for peace. But this is untrue. As Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas made clear in his Washington Post interview last week, Obama’s trenchant campaign against Jewish construction in these areas has convinced the Palestinians they have no reason to be flexible in their positions towards Israel. Indeed, Obama’s assault on Israeli construction and his unsubstantiated, bigoted claim that the presence of Jews in Judea, Samaria, and Jerusalem impedes progress towards peace ensures that there will be no agreement whatsoever between Israel and the Palestinians.

After all, why would the Palestinians make a deal with Israel when they know that Obama will blame Israel for the absence of a peace agreement?..

As I commented on this piece, I am fully confident that Israel can, and WILL, take care of business, in whatever means are in the best interests of their own people.

There is more - much more on WUA. Go and read the rest here.

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