Obama administration has an obvious bias against Israel
by Matt Towery
August 03, 2014 11:54 PM | 1807 views | 9 9 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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With every word spoken and every roll of his eyes, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry makes it clear the Obama administration is no fan of Israel. So why is it the media will not call the White House on this major shift in American foreign policy?

The most convincing evidence was Kerry’s hot-mic comment about the accuracy of Israel’s “pinpoint” missile launches, which have been an effort to deter Hamas from its never-ending attacks on Israel, including its civilians. Since then, his disdain for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been more camouflaged, but evident nonetheless.

Perhaps Kerry and President Obama would see things differently if a neighboring nation to the U.S. took the trouble to dig tunnels that opened up in American territory, allowing terrorists to attack the country from the inside. That is exactly what is happening in Israel. It’s a nation that has long been under siege. And until recently, it has always been able to count on strong support from the U.S. government.

There is no other side to this story. It’s true Israeli rockets have sometimes missed intended targets here and there, leading to the tragic deaths of innocents. This sad inevitability has been a recurrent theme in this decades-old conflict. What apparently has changed is U.S. support for this important traditional ally in a dangerous region.

One could say many American supporters of Israel are reaping what they’ve sown. Opinion polls show over and again most Jewish Americans support Democratic candidates for the presidency and other offices, just as they have largely supported Obama. That, of course, is their right. It may be that there are other, overriding issues that they consider more important than Israel. But if a safe and strong Israel is high on their list of priorities, these voters now have a stark choice to make.

Of course we can’t be too shocked with the reaction of the White House to Hamas’ tunneling past the borders of Israel. The Obama administration has, in effect, opened U.S. borders to “refugees.” These illegal immigrants have their own compelling stories, but their wholesale entry into this country appears to be well beyond anything contemplated under U.S. law.

Take Israel’s thumbing its nose at Secretary Kerry, and throw in Russian President Putin’s rogue defiance of international norms in his country’s interference in Ukraine, and what is emerging is that the Obama administration has less and less respect from other nations, and little regard for our own laws.

The intent of some Republicans to pursue impeachment of President Obama is likely well-intended, but somewhat misguided. With more than two years left in Obama’s presidency, an impeachment effort would trigger the same circus and the same whipsawing of public opinion, that we witnessed in the Clinton years.

Instead, Republicans should be taking their case to the American people; and in the case of Israel, the GOP should ask loyal Democratic voters if they should question that loyalty, given developments in American foreign policy. This would not be a matter of playing politics with policy, but, to the contrary, a way of influencing important policy through politics.

It’s clear this administration treats Israel as a lesser equal among nation states. Were this any other nation’s territory, the digging of tunnels by terrorists would meet with resolute opposition by the U.S.

Perhaps, if the American people continue to put in power leaders who seem unsympathetic to the plight of Israel, then those leaders should simply have the guts to say the longstanding alliance between America and Israel is over.

If that should become the case — diminishing what has been a true friend on the international stage to the status of an irritant — it would be one of the gravest mistakes this nation has ever made.

Matt Towery is author of the book “Paranoid Nation: The Real Story of the 2008 Fight for the Presidency.”
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mrxexon
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August 04, 2014
@Truth Always,

I'm not religious. But I am well educated on most of the world's religions. Can you say the same?

Nor am I swayed by religious argument. Your view is a product of evangelism. A virus that has infected Christianity in the same way zionism has infected Judaism. It has replaced your spiritual quest with a fight over earthy real estate.

You will be rewarded accordingly...

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Oh Me Oh My
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August 05, 2014
@mrxexon

Christianity is NOT religion, a huge mistake that most so called educated people make. There are many religions in the world, even feminism is a religion, which is why we see woman pastors of religious churches. Most religions in America are works based religions, or they preach the social gospel, or like Joel Osteen who preaches the health and wealth gospel. Then we have the LDS and JW religious cults. All of them have been led astray from simple Bible-believing Bible-preaching Christianity.

No, you are not so educated afterall mrxexon, or you would have never made such uneducated remarks.

What you call a "spiritual quest" is nothing more than new age religion, something favored by liberal elites.
mrxexon
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August 04, 2014
@Rhett Writer,

My views are a product of many years of observation. And you are aware that the Palestinians are semites? Real ones. Not these white imposters posing as biblical Jews to an American audience that can't tell the difference...

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History Facts
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August 04, 2014
Aristotle is quite confused, when it comes to historical facts and has allowed his emotional hatred of Israel to blind him to the truth.

Aristotle is raving about what is his personal opinion, versus what is fact. Come back with some substantial facts, and we can discuss them.

Aristotles
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August 04, 2014
The West has had enough of Israel's manipulation of the media and of Evangelicalism all in the name of its own genocidal agenda.

Zionists and Islamic terrorists are cut from the same cloth. But Jews have been trained in dominating the discourse, as this article attempts in similar fashion, and so they present the appearance of being reasonable and modern and rational. And then they turn around and burn kids alive with petrol or phosphorus or tungsten, or shell them playing on the beach or hiding in schools.

We no longer buy Israel's quails of fear and claims of victimhood. The epithet of "anti-Semitic" is nothing more meaningful than the raving of an Internet troll.

Israel doesn't want peace. Their sense of absolute superiority, victimhood, and entitlement leaves no room for anything short of the annihilation of Palestine.

Israel is in occupation of Palestinian land, and must surrender.

mrxexon
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August 04, 2014
Perhaps the author would like to address how this all got started?

Israel was founded by atheistic white Jewish supremacists from Europe. They set up a colony right in the middle of the Muslim world. This is akin to the KKK setting up shop in Harlem. And then, they sent out invitations. Come to "New Israel".

They came by the thousands. Totally overruning the indigenous population, Jews included. And the balance that had taken centuries to forge all went out the window. It was peaceful at first. But soon the land thefts started, and THAt is what started all the fighting.

The land thefts continue, and so does the fighting. you Christians out there have a HUGE part in this problem. Because you've kept US aid flowing to the zionists without realizing what they were doing to Israel's non Jewish people.

The zionists that founded and still run the country are not true Jews. They represent radical Judaism. Racist and militant. Jewish nazis. And yes, there is such a thing.They desire a "pure" homeland. You need toknow when they're done with the Palestinians, the Christians are next.

And we in the United States are on the wrong side this time.

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Rhett Writer
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August 04, 2014
You, sir, have been totally brainwashed by the anti-Semitic Jew haters. You have literally submerged yourself in the Obama Kool-aid vat of Islamic lies and hate-mongering.
Truth Always
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August 04, 2014
Israel is occupying land that God gave them. Read your Bible, before you bellow about something you have no knowledge of.
Way Funny
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August 04, 2014
@mr xexon

I printed out your remarks. We are passing it around, and people are rolling on the floor laughing. Sadly, I imagine a tiny minority actually believe such rubbish.
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