by Alan Bergstein
We wondered why, when the cameras focused on the U.S. delegation at the U.N. during Netanyahu’s talk, that both John Kerry and Samantha Power were jointly absent. Had they stepped out for a smoke? Had they both gone to the unisex john together? After all, they were sitting together for Raul Castro’s rant and for Iran’s president, Hassan Rouhani’s gloating remarks in that chamber of horrors just the other day.
Now we learn that they both were willingly, willfully, woefully somewhere else in order to show the world just how lowly they treat the Jewish State and its leader. Let’s use the word, “contempt.” So have those Jews who supported Obama vocally, with their money and with their votes finally awakened to the fact that their lifelong devotion to the Democrat Party and this presidency has led to this point where our nation is now firmly allied with the enemies of Israel? Have the energy efficient light bulbs over their heads finally clicked on to make them aware of the danger to not only Israel and Jews but to all of the civilized world that our current leader is driving our bus off the cliff?
Will they have the guts to stand up publicly to denounce this outrage? And how about those rabbis who flocked to support Obama, to sign on for his election, to welcome into their houses of worship the likes of his J Street flunkies who’ve worked so diligently to erode Jewish support for Israel? Will they use this time of year to repent for their hateful and traitorous actions? Listen in to your rabbis’ sermons this week to see what they have to say. If they are silent or defensive on the subject, walk out, leave and go elsewhere where those who stand firmly beside Israel get together to pray.
We have got to learn to play hardball with our friends, neighbors, relatives and Jewish leaders. The nose ring tethers have got to be removed, now – once and for all.
Editor’s Note: Prime Minister Netanyahu’s speech can be found on this link. Israel’s enemies are calling his 44 second silence “creepy” and “pathetic”. The speech was actually outstanding and informative.
We have Barack Obama to thank for all this. The words of Elie Wiesel haunt me. I remember he said that the good people who died first. They were the ones who gave up their food for others. Barack Obama has aligned the U.S. with al-Assad, Khamenei, Putin, Castro, and other evil actors in the world. Obama never forgave Netanyahu for sounding like Winston Churchill while he sounded like a pitiful version of Neville Chamberlain.