After listening to Panetta’s speech on Friday, I have to wonder why Jews think Obama and Panetta are so wonderful. Is Obama truly the best thing for Israel since sliced bread?
I don’t care if the Jews think Obama is great. I don’t care and I don’t agree. I think that Obama is the worst thing for Israel since Carter. Our fate is tied to Israel and I need them to succeed.
I am afraid that Jews will be the source of their own demise as they let their belief in their fellow man lead them down Obama’s garden path.
Did you hear Obama’s big 2008 fundraising BFF, Howard Gutman, this week? He is the Ambassador to Belgium.
He has a very compelling personal story as a descendent of a Polish Jew who suffered greatly during WWII. His father died when he was only 16. He went on to the best Ivy League colleges. He worked hard for the candidate he believed in – Barack Obama. He has an impressive resume, but that does not make him right. At some point, common sense is more important than experience, and even more important than an Ivy League education.
He is obviously intelligent, but he said this – “…President Obama has become Israel’s best and most valuable friend…” at a speech in Brussels this week. He then talked about concerns he had about anti-semitism though he hasn’t seen much of it in Europe. He said his biggest ovations have been with Arab audiences – great, but why are they giving him ovations? He needs to question that.
He also said, “…It is crucial for the Middle East – but it is crucial for the Jewish and Arab communities in Europe and for countries around the globe – that Mid-East peace negotiations continue, that settlements abate, and that progress towards a lasting peace be made and then such a peace reached in the Middle East…”
That causes me substantial concern because settlements are merely the building of apartments in Jewish territorities. Are Jews no longer allowed to build where they live?
He talked a lot about all the ovations and applause he gets. I hope he’s not equating that with reality in any way. Maybe his ego has overtaken his brain. I’m just sayin’.
Gutman linked global anti-semitism with the Israeli policies. He said a distinction should be made between traditional anti-Semitism, which should be condemned and Muslim hatred for Jews, which stems from the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Palestinians. He also argued that an Israeli-Palestinian peace treaty will significantly diminish Muslim anti-Semitism.
This is all the terrorists need to hear. Expect more bombs to be lobbed into Southern Israel on this note.
The speaker who followed Gutman, German attorney Nathan Gelbart, seemed displeased with Gutman’s remarks and said, “The modern Anti-Semite formally condemns Anti-Semitism and the Holocaust and expresses upmost sympathy with the Jewish people. He simply has created a new species, the “Anti-Zionist” or – even more sophisticated – the so-called ‘Israel critic.’”
“The ‘Israel critic’ will never state ‘Jews go home’ but is questioning the legality of the incorporation of the State of Israel and therefore the right for the Jewish people to settle in their homeland. He will not say the Jews are the evil of the world but claim that the State of Israel is a major cause for instability and war in the region,” he said. “There is no other country, no other people on this planet the ‘Israel critic’ would dedicate so much time and devotion as to the case of Israel.”
“For no other country he would criticize or ask to boycott its goods or academics. And this for one simple reason: Because Israel is the state of the Jewish people, not more and not less,” Gelbart said.
By the way, I personally don’t believe Israelis and Jews in general think Obama is the pro-Israeli President. I think most are liberal and they are stuck with him. I wonder if Mayor Koch is still on the Obama Express. Maybe he should have taken the local.