Friday, March 27, 2015

The nations, Amalek, 'Palestine', Israel and Netanyahu


The 2015 Israel election is over. Benjamin Netanyahu has won. He prepares to form a new ruling coalition. No one knows yet whom he will choose.

Nevertheless, the nations agree: Netanyahu’s victory causes international dismay (Daulat Pane/Ani Hasanah, “The victory of Netanyahu gets tough reaction from international community” Voice of Indonesia, March 20, 2015).

The nations agree: it must criticize, demonize and attack Netanyahu’s win—immediately (Ian Black, “Binyamin Netanyahu victory causes international concern”, The Guardian, March 18, 2015).

The nations agree: the time for being patient with Israel is over. The gloves have to come off (Rebecca Shimoni Stoil, “After Netanyahu win, Obama takes off the gloves, Times of Israel, March 19, 2015).

Arab opinion-makers trashed Netanyahu’s victory (Daoud Kuttab, “Don’t be Fooled by Netanyahu’s Upcoming Charm Offensive”, Al Jazeera, March 20, 2015). The nations agree: They won’t be fooled. Netanyahu must be punished (Cynthia Blank, “Obama Lays Down Punishment on Netanyahu”, Arutz Sheva, March 19, 2015).

The week before this election, the Palestinian Authority yet again portrayed all of Israel as the property of the Muslim ‘Palestine’ (“PA portrays all Israel as ‘Palestine’”, Palestine Media Watch, March 13, 2015). The nations ignored the obvious anti-peace content of such a portrayal. They simply agreed: it’s time for Israel to surrender to its enemies (“World Presses Netanyahu after Upset Election Win, Arutz Sheva, March 19, 2015).  

-France declared that Israel has to make peace with the ‘Palestinians’ (Elad Benari, “France Calls for Peace Talks Based on Two-State Solution”, Arutz Sheva, March 19, 2015). It ignored Palestinian Jew-hate.

-The EU has called again for Israel (not the Palestinian Authority) to restart peace talks (“EU calls for relaunch of Israeli-Palestinian peace process as Likud wins election”, DW, March 18, 2015). The EU demanded nothing from the Palestinians.

-US President Obama hinted that the time may have come to stop supporting Israel altogether at the UN (Moshe Cohen, “Politico: US May 'Dump' Israel at UN, International Forums”, Arutz Sheva, March 19, 2015). Obama said nothing about Palestinian responsibilities for achieving peace.

If the nations feared G-d, they wouldn’t attack Israel. Instead, they’d pressure the Arabs who want to destroy the homeland of G-d’s beloved. They’d be careful with Israel. They’d be afraid to incur G-d’s wrath by attacking His treasure.

But the nations don’t fear G-d. They scorn G-d. They choose the terrorist over the Jew. They prepare to isolate and criminalize Israel (“'Violence extremely high': EU report slams Israel for settlement building in Jerusalem”, rt .com, March 21, 2015).

The nations agree: when it comes to Israel, they will follow Amalek.

When Amalek attacked the Jews in the Biblical desert (Devarim, 25:17-19), it sought to destroy the Jewish nation. Its attack was, specifically, an act of defiance against G-d (Rashi, ibid).

Today, the hate of Amalek spreads like a plague: G-d’s beloved must be erased.

The nations even know how to make sure Israel is indeed erased. They demand the creation of the state of ‘Palestine’.

Do you know that recognizing ‘Palestine’ as a state means erasing Israel?

Take a look at a ‘Palestinian-approved’ map of their proposed state. It’s a map you may have seen before.

 

http://www.haberisvec.com/upload/resimler/haber/1240345_653767898065114_5766660737384619255_n(4).jpgHere is a picture of Hillevi Larsson. She is a Member of Parliament in Sweden’s extremist Social Democratic-led government.

This picture comes from a story in the Times of Israel (Ilya Meier, “Sweden approves borders of ‘Palestine’ with Israel erased”, December 3, 2014).  The plaque in this picture is the map of the proposed ‘Palestine’. Take a close look at the outline of that new state. Do you recognize the outline?

It’s the outline of today’s Israel. The plaque, by the way, comes from the Palestinian Association Malmo, Sweden—a gift to the woman pictured for her success in getting Sweden to ‘recognize’ ‘Palestine’. It (the plaque) tells a simple truth: ‘Palestine’ intends to replace today’s Israel.

That plaque pictures the dream of Amalek.

Amalek descended from Edom. The West has descended from Edom.

Edom married one of Yishmael’s daughters.

Edom, Amalek and Yishmael are all related. Together, they share a common dream: to destroy their hated foe, Yaacov the Jew.

Now, hand-in-hand, they play out Edom’s Biblical obsession: to eradicate Yaacov.

Intuitively, through Edom’s DNA, the nations understand the obsession. They will do their part.

They will vote to give ‘Palestine’ its statehood. Then, ‘Palestine’ will declared its borders—the borders you see in the picture above.

Then, the vote complete, Edom will celebrate. With the help of his son Amalek and father-in-law Yishmael, he will be closer than ever before to erasing Yaacov.  

There’s just one problem: Netanyahu’s victory gets in the way. He opposes Edom’s success. He refutes Edom’s obsession. He rejects Edom’s dream.

He will not accept what the nations desire. He will fight Israel’s enemies.

Is that why the nations are so dismayed he won?

 

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Obama’s fury: Pharaoh, Israel and Jewish Redemption


US President Barack Obama is digging a hole for himself of Biblical proportion. His animus for Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu seems to know no limit—especially now that Netanyahu has confounded all US efforts to use the Israeli ballot box to remove him for office.

The US administration has done everything it could to get rid of Netanyahu. Everything has failed.

Even defamation hasn’t worked.

First, the US spied on Israel and misrepresented what it discovered to demonize Israel (Armin Rosen, “The most striking aspect of the Israeli spying leak”, Business Insider, March 24, 2015). Then, it sent men and money to Israel to create an “Anyone but Bibi” election campaign against Netanyahu (Roy Arad, “The Obama campaign strategist who could break the Israeli elections wide open”, Haaretz, January 26, 2015). Then, it brought Arab leaders to the US to train them how to get out the Arab vote (Ari Yashar, “Bibi's Strategist: Obama Meddled More Than You Know”, Arutz Sheva, March 23, 2015). Then, it hired buses to cruise through Arab neighbourhoods on Israel’s election day in order to gather up Arabs to deliver that vote (ibid).

It all failed.

Like a virus that spreads an infection at light-speed through the body, Obama’s poisonous anti-Israel hostility spread through his administration. His fury enflamed, he sent his servants to attack Israel. Susan Rice, Obama National Security Advisor, went on the US interview program, Charlie Rose. She  accused Netanyahu of having created US-Israel problems because of his ‘partisanship’ (Morton A Klein and Daniel Mandel, “Cause of strained US-Israel relations: Obama’s hostile policies”, Jerusalem Post, March 18, 2015).

US Secretary of State John Kerry did the same thing with the same words. First, he criticized Netanyahu’s “outspoken condemnation” of US efforts to secure an Iranian nuclear deal (Arshad Mohammed and Allyn Fisher-Ilan, “Kerry questions Netanyahu's judgment as U.S.-Israel row deepens”, Reuters, February 25, 2015). Then he echoed Rice’s accusation. He said Netanyahu had injected destructive partisanship into U.S.-Israeli relations (ibid).

Just weeks after Kerry’s and Rice’s accusations--which the Jerusalem Post (above) found to be baseless--Obama appointed known anti-Israel advocate Robert Malley to lead the powerful National Security Council.  Caroline Glick called Malley a ‘serial Israel-basher’ (“Israel’s next 22 months”, Caroline Glick. Com, March 13, 2015). The man hopes to help Obama. His record suggests he’s eager to install a Hamas-friendly peace in the Middle East (ibid).

Obama is frustrated. His hostility splashes back into his face. In a stinging essay, Armin Rosen (Business Insider, above) pointed out that the US accusation that Israel had spied on the US looks suspicious: the accusation comes from anonymous sources, with no proof cited (ibid). Instead, the only confirmed spying revealed by the ‘leak’ was that the US had spied on Israel.

Rosen’s comment on all this was: “So US officials disclosed a confidential counter-intelligence operation against an ally in order to float a factually vague accusation that that ally was in fact spying on them” (ibid).

Charles Krauthammer wrote that what’s shocking here is not Israel spying [if it did]. What’s shocking is Obama’s behaviour. Krauthammer put it this way: “So what's the big charge against the Israelis, that they shared [information] with Congress? Isn't it the obligation of a White House administration negotiating the most important deal in a generation that it should share information? This is secret information? So the White House is withholding it from the Congress of the United States? That in and of itself is rather shocking” (“Krauthammer: "Shocking" That Obama Admin Is Bothered By Israeli Spying When It Withholds Information From Congress”, RealClearPolitics, March 24, 2015).  

Israeli officials, meanwhile, including Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon , Strategic Affairs Minister Yuval Steinitz and Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman have all adamantly denied that Israel had spied on the US during the Iran talks (Stuart Winer and Lazar Berman, “Israel denies it spied on US for info on Iran talks”, Times of Israel, March 24, 2015).

Could the US accusation of Israeli spying be bogus? Krauthammer thinks so. He suggested that Israel didn’t need to spy on the US to get ‘secret’ information about the Iran talks. Instead, Israel could easily have gotten it from eavesdropping on the Iranians. They could also have gotten it openly from the French. The French participate in these talks. They’re dismayed by how much Obama and the White House have given away. They’re largely opposed to what the US is doing (ibid).

Regarding US hypocrisy towards Israel, at least one reporter has asked State Department spokesperson, Jan Psaki, “When the Supreme Leader of Iran is continuing – in the middle of these negotiations--…to make statements like “death to America,” how is that not problematic for you?” He also asked how the State Department could allow such language to slide without comment while at the same time hold the Prime Minister of Israel to comments he made and has since changed (“AP Reporter to Psaki: You Let Iran Slide For "Death to America" Chants But Hold Netanyahu To Different Standard”, RealClearPolitics, march 24, 2015).

Obama and his minions are digging a Biblical hole for themselves. Virtually everyone can see it. The Obama administration ups the ante in their gamble to demonize Jewish Israel by giving a free pass to Hamas terror, a free pass to the Fatah goal of erasing Israel (see their logo) and a free pass to viciously anti-America/anti-Israel Iran--while they demonize the Jewish leader of the Jewish state.

The people who write the news awaken. They see Obama’s fury (Video: “Romney on Netanyahu: "Hell Hath No Fury Like An Obama Scorned", RealClearPolitics, March 24, 2015). They see how a legitimate election victory by Benjamin Netanyahu becomes for Obama an insufferable “act of insolence” (Rush Limbaugh, “Obama Plots Revenge Against Israel”, The Rush Limbaugh Show—transcript, March 19, 2015).  

The press sees how Obama hardens his heart against Israel. They see Obama as driven by fury, rage and revenge. They now suggest that his behaviour becomes reckless and shameful (Jay Sekulow, “Obama’s revenge against Israel”, Fox News, March 19, 2015).

They see the emotional violence of Obama’s rage (“Obama’s Israel Tantrum”, Wall Street Journal, March 24, 2015). They see a Pharaoh-like Obama intent upon destroying Netanyahu “at all cost” (Sara Noble, “Obama’s Plan to Destroy Netanyahu”, Independent Sentinel, March 24, 2015).

To Jews, this Obama looks familiar. Jews have seen such men before, most notably in Egypt, in the Exodus Redemption story.

Will Barack Obama play a role in the Story of the Final Jewish Redemption? That Story requires a powerful world leader to plot to destroy Israel. Is Obama that leader?

 

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Obama is furious?


US President Barack Obama is angry at Israel. He’s livid. He’s downright furious (William Jacobson, “Obama furious Israel found out Iran nuke deal secrets and told Congress”, Legal Insurrection, March 23, 2015).

He’s been spitting-livid since January 21, 2015. That’s when Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accepted an invitation from outside the White House to speak to Congress about Iran (Norvell Rose, “Here’s How A Furious Obama White House Is Reportedly Freaking Out Over Israel’s Defiant Netanyahu”, westernjournalism, January 23, 2015).  

Since that moment, the White House has had ‘punish Israel’ branded on its brain. White House officials have declared that accepting that invitation was ‘spitting’ in Obama’s face. Israel, these officials said, would pay a price for that affront (“WILL PAY A PRICE”: [Senior Advisor to President Obama] Valerie Jarrett Promises To Hurt Israel, Netanyahu For “Spitting In Obama’s Face” Over Iran Nukes”, before it’s news, February 2, 2015).

The administration lost no time getting to that punishment. First, Israeli news reported that a former high-ranking Obama campaign official, Jeremy Bird, had shown up in Tel Aviv to open an office. That office looked “like a television set for a series about a presidential campaign” (Roy Arad, “The Obama campaign strategist who could break the Israeli elections wide open”, Haaretz, January 26, 2015).  It wasn’t. It was an office for a real campaign--to unseat Netanyahu in Israel’s upcoming national election.

Following that, the US stopped sharing with Israel information from its talks with Iran (Gil Ronen, “Report: US 'Punishing' Israel by Not Updating it on Iran Talks”, Arutz Sheva, February 15, 2015).

Following that, Netanyahu committed two unforgivable ‘sins’. First, as campaigning ended, he supposedly said that if elected, he’d reject the two-state solution. Second, on election day, he made what the US characterized as racist remarks against Arabs voting in the election.

Obama quickly punished Netanyahu for his supposed sins. First, he rebuked Netanyahu for those ‘Arab’ comments. Second, he declared that he will now ‘reassess’ everything regarding Israel (Jim Kuhnhenn, “In Netanyahu Call, Obama Says US Reassessing Peace Approach”, ABC News, March 19, 2015). Third, he specifically suggested that this might be the right time to stop protecting Israel altogether at the UN (“Obama might stop vetoing UNSC Resolutions re: Israel after Netanyahu rejected Palestinian state”, informed comment, March 21, 2015).

The Obama story-line seemed clear. Israel has acted badly towards the US. Netanyahu has acted badly.

Netanyahu rejected peace. He was racist.

It was a good story line—but a false one. On March 23, 2015, for example, we learned why Netanyahu had spoken about ‘Arabs’ voting on election day. It hadn’t been a racist comment at all. It was a reference to US interference.

The US didn’t just ‘meddle’ in Israel’s election; it had been particularly proactive in its interference (Ari Yashar, “Bibi's Strategist: Obama Meddled More Than You Know”, Arutz Sheva, March 23, 2015). That interference was a US-sponsored effort to unite Israeli Arabs against Netanyahu (ibid). According to Arutz Sheva, US State Department personnel expedited visas for (Israeli) Arab leaders to come to the US to learn how to organize Arabs to vote against Netanyahu (ibid).

Israeli officials now believe that this interference came directly from the White House (Avi Issacharoff, “Official: White House was part of bid to oust Netanyahu”, Times of Israel).

If this is true, we’re not just looking at ‘meddling’. We’re talking about outright interference from Obama’s office.

We also know now why Netanyahu had delivered his speech to Congress in the first place. His reason had nothing to do with electioneering.

It had to do with spying.

While spying on Israel, US Intelligence says it has learned that Israel (horror of horrors) had been spying on the US (Gil Ronen, “Israel Spied on Iran Nuclear Talks, Says White House”, Arutz Sheva, March 24, 2015). The Wall Street Journal had a story about that spying.

From eavesdropping on the Iran talks, Americans claimed, Israel found out something Obama didn’t want anyone to know: he had been engaging in secret negotiations with Iran—and had kept details of those negotiations concealed from Congress (Legal Insurrection, above).  Israel found out—and told Congress earlier in the year what it had learned.

That’s what caused the US fury over the Netanyahu’s speech (Legal Insurrection, ibid). That fury hadn’t been provoked because Netanyahu hadn’t followed protocol for speaking to Congress. It was provoked because Obama had been caught ‘cheating’ on Congress (Elliot Jager, “Israeli Officials: Iran Real Source of Obama's Fury at Netanyahu”, newsmax, March 23, 2015).

In addition, the administration appears to have floated the bogus story that Netanyahu had selfishly gone to Congress to help his re-election campaign. But according to the Journal, Netanyahu had come because he saw the US potentially completing a very bad deal with Iran, in secret; he came to protect Israel’s security (ibid), not his re-election bid (ibid).  

Barack Obama is furious. He wants Israel to surrender ancestral Jewish homeland to those who would destroy the Jewish nation—and he’s furious that Israel rejects doing that. 

He’s furious that Israel defends itself. He’s furious that Israel has chosen Netanyahu to lead. He’s furious that Netanyahu won his election despite American efforts to unseat him.

Obama is furious?

Monday, March 23, 2015

The Obama anti-Israel timeline



 

Ben Shapiro has written an essay for breitbart.com (“A Complete Timeline of Obama’s Anti-Israel Hatred”. March 20, 2015). It seems complete enough and damning enough to share with you. If you haven’t already seen it, read it here:

“On Thursday [March 18, 2015], the press announced that the Obama administration would fully consider abandoning Israel in international bodies like the United Nations.

According to reports, President Obama finally called Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to congratulate him – but the “congratulations” was actually a lecture directed at forcing Netanyahu to surrender to the terrorist Palestinian regime.

For some odd reason, many in the media and Congress reacted with surprise to Obama’s supposedly sudden turn on Israel. The media, in an attempt to defend Obama’s radicalism, pretend that Netanyahu’s comments in the late stages of his campaign prompted Obama’s anti-Israel action.

But, in truth, this is the culmination of a longtime Obama policy of destroying the US-Israel relationship… Here is a concise timeline, with credit to Dan Senor and the editors of Commentary:

February 2008: Obama says while campaigning, ‘There is a strain within the pro-Israel community that says unless you adopt an unwavering pro-Likud approach to Israel that you’re anti-Israel.” At the time, as Dan Senor pointed out in The Wall Street Journal, Israel was run by the Kadima government run by Ehud Olmert, Tzipi Livni, and Shimon Peres, and was attempting desperately to bring the Palestinians to the table. Instead, the Palestinians launched war, as always.

June 2008: Obama tells the American Israel Public Affairs Conference that Jerusalem ought to remain undivided, attempting to woo Jewish votes. He then walks that back the next day, saying only that the capital shouldn’t be divided by barbed wire.

March 2009: The Obama administration reverses the Bush era policy of not joining the United Nations Human Rights Council. Secretary of State Clinton said, “Human rights are an essential element of American global foreign policy,” completely neglecting the UNHRC’s abysmally anti-Semitic record. The Washington Post reported that the administration joined the Human Rights Council even though they conceded that it “has devoted excessive attention to alleged abuses by Israel and too little to abuses in places such as Darfur, Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe.”

May 2009: Obama tells Netanyahu that “settlements have to be stopped in order for us to move forward.” Netanyahu announces a settlement freeze to comply. The Palestinians refuse to negotiate. Obama then slams Israel: “they still found it very hard to move with any bold gestures.”

June 2009: Obama tells the world in his infamous Cairo speech that Israel was only created based on Jewish suffering in the Holocaust. He then says that Palestinians have been similarly victimized by the Jews: “They endure the daily humiliations – large and small – that come with occupation. So let there be no doubt: the situation for the Palestinian people is intolerable. America will not turn our backs on the legitimate Palestinian aspiration for dignity, opportunity, and a state of their own.”

July 2009: Obama threatens to put “daylight” between the United States and Israel. He tells Jewish leaders, “Look at the past eight years. During those eight years, there was no space between us and Israel, and what did we get from that?” Except for Israel forcibly removing thousands of Jews from the Gaza Strip, the election of Hamas, and the launch of war by the Palestinians and Hezbollah, nothing happened. Obama then lectures the Jews about the need for Israeli “self-reflection.” The same month, Obama tells CNN that the United States would “absolutely not” give Israel permission to strike Iran’s nuclear facilities.

September 2009: Obama tells the United Nations that “America does not accept the legitimacy of continued Israeli settlements.” Obama’s definition of Israeli settlements, as the world soon learned, included building bathrooms in a home already owned by Jews in East Jerusalem. Obama offers no serious criticism of the Palestinians.

March 2010: Obama follows up on his threatening language about settlements by deploying Vice President Joe Biden to Israel, where Biden rips into the Israelis for building bathrooms in Jerusalem, the eternal Jewish capital. Hillary Clinton then yells at Netanyahu for nearly an hour on the phone, telling him he had “harmed the bilateral relationship.” David Axelrod calls the building plans an “insult” to the United States. When Netanyahu visits the White House a week and a half later, Obama makes him leave via a side door.

April 2010: Obama refuses to prevent the Washington summit on nuclear proliferation from becoming an Arab referendum on the evils of Israel’s nukes.

June 2010: An anonymous “US defense source” leaks to the Times of London that Israel had cut a deal with the Saudis to use their airspace to strike Iran. The deal is scuttled.

May 2011: The State Department labeled Jerusalem not a part of Israel. The same month, Obama demanded that Israel make concessions to the Palestinians based on the pre-1967 borders, which Israelis call the “Auschwitz borders” thanks to their indefensibility.

November 2011: Obama and French president Nicolas Sarkozy are caught on open mic ripping Netanyahu, with Sarkozy stating, “I can’t stand him, he’s a liar,” and Obama replying, “You’re tired of him? What about me? I have to deal with him every day.”

December 2011: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton rips into the State of Israel, stating that it is moving in the “opposite direction” of democracy. She said that Israel reminded her of Rosa Parks, and that religious people not listening to women sing – a millennia-long policy among some segments of the Orthodox – reminds her of extremist regimes, adding that it seemed “more suited to Iran than Israel.“

February 2012: Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta tells David Ignatius at the Washington Post that the possibility he worried about most was that Israel would strike Iran. The Post then adds, “Panetta believes there is a strong likelihood that Israel will strike Iran in April, May or June – before Iran enters what Israelis described as a ‘zone of immunity’ to commence building a nuclear bomb.” The goal: to delay any potential Israeli strike.

March 2012: NBC News somehow gains information from “senior Obama administration officials” that Israel had financed and trained the Iranian opposition group Mujahideen-e-Khalq, and adds that the Obama administration had nothing to do with hits on Iranian nuclear scientists. More daylight. More leaks. The same month, Foreign Policy receives information from “four senior diplomats and military intelligence officers” that the “United States has recently been granted access to Iran’s northern border.” Foreign Policy also reports that a “senior administration official” has told them, “The Israelis have bought an airfield, and the airfield is Azerbaijan.” Again, a potential Israeli strike is scuttled. The same day as the Foreign Policy report, Bloomberg reports a Congressional Research Service report stating that Israel can’t stop Iran’s nuclear program in any case. Columnist Ron Ben-Yishai of Yidioth Ahronoth writes that the Obama administration wants to “erode the IDF’s capacity to launch such strikes”…

June 2012: In an attempt to shore up the Jewish vote, top members of the Obama administration, including Barack Obama, Joe Biden, and then-CIA director Leon Panetta were quoted by David Sanger of The New York Times talking about the President’s supposedly deep involvement in the Stuxnet plan to take out Iran’s nuclear reactors via computer virus. Until that point, it had been suspected but not confirmed that Stuxnet was an Israeli project. The Obama administration denied leaking the information. A year later, the State Department released emails showing that Sanger had corresponded regularly with all the top Obama officials, including correspondence on Stuxnet.

December 2012: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks at the Saban Forum on US-Israel Relations, where she says that Israelis have a “lack of empathy” for Palestinians, and that the Israelis need to “demonstrate that they do understand the pain of an oppressed people in their minds.”

March 2013: Obama forces Netanyahu to call Islamist Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan to apologize for Israel’s actions to stop a terrorist-arming flotilla from entering the Gaza Strip to aid Hamas. Erdogan had recently labeled Zionism racism.

May 2013: Members of the Obama Pentagon leak information that Israel attacked the Damascus airport to stop a shipment of weapons to terrorist groups. Obama officials actually had to apologize for this leak, since it endangered American lives. They blamed “low-level” employees.

June 2013: The Obama administration leaks specific information regarding Israeli Arrow 3 anti-ballistic missile sites. Weeks later, US sources tell CNN that Israel attacked a Syrian installation full of Russian-provided missiles. The same month, “American intelligence analysts” tell the New York Times that Israeli strikes had not been effective. All that information was classified.

June 2014: Three Jewish teenagers are kidnapped, including an American, and murdered by Hamas. The Obama administration immediately calls on Israel for restraint, and says it will continue to work with a Palestinian unity government including Hamas. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki says that the Obama administration wants “the Israelis and the Palestinians continue to work with one another on that, and we certainly would continue to urge that… in spite of, obviously, the tragedy and the enormous pain on the ground.” Throughout the ensuing Gaza War, in which Hamas fired rockets at Israeli civilians and tunnels were uncovered demonstrating Hamas’ intent to kidnap Israeli children, the Obama administration criticized Israel’s prosecution of the war.

August 2014: In the middle of a shooting war, Obama stopped weapons shipment to Israel. According to the Wall Street Journal, Obama found out that Israel asked the Defense Department for shipments of Hellfire missiles. Obama personally stepped in and blocked the shipments.

October 2014: Jeffrey Goldberg, court Jew for the Obama administration, releases an article in The Atlantic quoting Obama officials calling Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a “chickenshit.” Goldberg, naturally, blames Netanyahu (of course, he also wrote in 2008 that any Jew who feared Obama on Israel was an “obvious racist”).

January 2015: Obama deploys his campaign team to defeat Netanyahu in Israel. A group titled “One Voice,” funded by American donors, pays for the Obama campaign team, led by Obama 2012 field director Jeremy Bird. The announcement comes days after Speaker of the House John Boehner’s invite to Netanyahu to speak before a joint session of Congress. Obama quickly announced he would not meet with Netanyahu, making the excuse that the meeting would come too close to the election.

March 2015: Netanyahu wins. Obama refuses to call him to congratulate him for two days. When he does, he threatens to remove American support in the international community, even as he moves to loosen sanctions and weapons embargoes on Iran.

Nothing has changed. Obama is who he always was. The mask has simply been removed.”

My comment: today, March 23, 2015, the United States has announced that it will not speak at this week’s United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) meeting in Geneva. At first, it looked as if this was another Obama-inspired anti-Israel act—for the US has in the past spoken up to protect Israel from a UNHRC that has proven to be viciously anti-Israel (the US has called the UNHRC treatment of Israel                         disproportionate, one-sided and biased). That the US was now not speaking  seemed like a fulfilment of Obama’s threat last week to leave Israel completely exposed at the UN—with no friend, no one to stand up for it and no one to protect it.

But then news outlets reported that this was not what it looked like. Israel, it was reported, had actually requested the US not to speak (Tovah Lazaroff, “US joins Israel in boycotting UNHRC session to protest Agenda Item 7”, Jerusalem Post, March 23, 2015).

Which story-line was true—another American insult or an American answer to an Israeli request?

Stay tuned. This story isn’t over. It’s just beginning.