UPDATE: Well, well. According to Ben Smith at Politico.com, it looks like the U.S. is pulling out of Durban II. The report leaves it unclear if we really are pulling out, or if we’re just going to sit on the sidelines for a while, but it looks like it might be a step in the right direction, anyway.
The Short Form:
It is becoming clearer all the time that President Obama has no great affection for Israel. Which is sad, really as Israel is one of our staunchest allies, and the only real democracy (and the only developed nation) in the Middle East.
Some of us have been aware of the President’s leanings since he first started to campaign for the job he now holds. The evidence was there: 20+ years in a church that spews not only anti-American but also anti-Semitic bile, the endorsement by Nation of Islam leader “Calypso Louie” Farrakhan, the longstanding friendship with former PLO press agent Rashid Khalidi.
The book was open, it remained for us to read the words. Sadly, many of us didn’t.
And now we are seeing the continuation of that mindset, presented as policy-makers and shaped as executive decisions.
- President Obama’s first official call to a foreign leader, to Mahmoud Abbas, “Palestinian” President.
- His decision to participate in at least the planning stages of Durban II, the UN “anti-racism” conference which thinly disguises the UN’s own virulent anti-Semitic leanings.
- The almost-one-trillion dollars the President has pledged to Gaza, which will never actually do the citizens of Gaza any good but will instead doubltess get many of them and also many Israelis killed.
- The appointment of Chas Freeman to head Obama’s National Intelligence Council: anti-Semite, in the pocket of Saudi Arabia, pro-Chinese Communist. This is the man who will decide what intelligence information reaches the President.
Each of these things taken alone might not mean much of anything. Add them, and the other instances that doubtless exist, and the bottom line becomes ominously clear. President Obama has no regard for Israel.
So, friend, ally, democracy, chosen people, this American is sorry to say that you’re probably on your own when it comes to support from the American President. But for whatever it’s worth, this American citizens (as well as most, I’d say) still stands proudly in support of Israel. These days, that’s the best we can do.