Obama’s Hatred of Israel will
By Karin McQuinlan
December 27, 2016
We’re now in
the Trump era. Time to drop the euphemisms. Time for consequences.
Obama is not motivated by personal “pique”
at Netanyahu. Anti-Zionism is not personal; it is ideological, and it is
widely popular among the Democrat leftist
base. Whereas anti-Semitism has shrunk to 3%
of the white population in America, the ADL estimates that it is 22-36% among
blacks and Latinos. It is much higher than that among leftists.
Obama has chafed
at the need to put on a mainstream front.
Now he is baring his leftist teeth. The effect is more mean than
frightening, and it will not have the outcome he wants.
Israel, as he hates America. He is the spiritual son of his Marxist father
and of the openly anti-Semitic and anti-white Reverend Wright,
as Obama told us from the first. To the left, Israel and America are evil
imperialists. Obama has always wanted to cut Israel and America down to
last-ditch efforts to leave a legacy reveal his animus: flood
our country with murderous jihadi “refugees” and make Israel a pariah nation
in international courts. It is a big “F you” from our perfidious
mistake: Obama has handed a useful club to Israel’s enemies.
Nonetheless, his leftist idea that he can effectively shackle the United States
and Israel with international law is a progressive pipe dream. Neither
Trump nor Israel’s Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu is intimidated by the United
Obama is a
small man with large dreams of destruction. His malicious attack at the
U.N. will rebound. The permanent damage will be to Obama’s own image.
The Wall St. Journal editorial called it “a defining act of
Obama’s Presidency.” Senator Tom Cotton was more blunt:
disgraceful action cements President Obama’s richly deserved legacy as the
most anti-Israel president in American history.
wording of the U.N. resolution would push Israel to its 1949 armistice lines,
which are militarily indefensible, and end Israel’s viability. It would
expel Israelis, and all Jews, out of ancient Jerusalem and their holiest site,
the Western Wall, and lead to the expulsion of 600,000 Israelis from their land
and homes. It will never happen, but Obama is inviting international
courts and the anti-Israel EU to sanction and boycott Israel. In today’s
toxic world of leftist judicial activism, that would happen.
The Wall St.
needing Jewish votes, Mr. Obama was free, finally, to punish the Jewish state in
a way no previous President has done.
No effort to
rescind the resolution … will succeed because of Russia’s and China’s
resolution will live on as Barack Obama’s cat’s paw, offering support in
every European capital, international institution and U.S. university campus to
bully Israel with the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement.
argues that the U.N. resolution is legally indefensible (not that legality has
ever stopped Obama), as these territories are not “occupied,” but
“disputed” under international law. The word “occupation” is Arab
propaganda. McCarthy is apoplectic:
Islamist-leftist dogma that Israel’s millennia of attachment to its homeland
count for nothing. Adding a final shameful chapter to a foreign-policy record
that already runneth over with them, Barack Obama on Friday abandoned
America’s commitment to Israel’s security, and to the vindication of
democracy over sharia-supremacist aggression. In an act of cowardly venom…The
resolution undertakes to render our ally indefensible.
believe that this resolution will live on. The victor in a struggle
between the U.N. and President Trump is foreordained. Trump will beat
Obama’s attack, not just this one time, but in the years to come, on many
fronts, as Obama is free to act openly
as a socialist agitator (that’s what a community organizer is, folks). That
Obama chose Israel as a first battleground is one more example of how tone-deaf
he is to the American heart.
Trump has surrounded himself with a powerhouse of cabinet ministers and
advisers, the most successful men to ever serve a president. They have set
themselves to take on ISIS and Iran. Palestinian maneuvering at the U.N.
is small potatoes and will be dealt with appropriately.
The U.N. will
find their U.S. funding cut by Congress. The Palestinians will find they
off than before, that Obama’s support will bring them worthless victories
and real-world grief.
are calling for consequences to the United Nations, none more eloquently than
Senator Tom Cotton (hat tip: Power Line):
Obama is personally responsible for this anti-Israel resolution. His diplomats
secretly coordinated the vote, yet he doesn’t even have the courage of his own
convictions to vote for it. … This resolution … targeting Israel for
building homes in Jerusalem, its own capital, while not specifically addressing
Palestinian incitement of and financial support for terrorism. … [T]his
resolution surpasses even the infamous “Zionism is Racism” … in its
irrational obsession with the Jewish state.
thinks he handed the Palestinians a killing weapon. Instead, he has
guaranteed that Trump will take on the Palestinians sooner. Trump will
drain the diplomatic swamp that has normalized Palestinian hate. Knowing
this, Obama tried to pre-empt Trump’s intended change of course with this U.N.
Trump will be
the first president to stop pushing the Palestinian’s anti-Semitic
cause. The Palestinian
jihad against Israel was launched
by Hitler’s Third Reich. Adolf Eichmann himself traveled to the Mideast
to focus the Moslem Brotherhood’s jihadi rage on Jews. Decades before
there were “occupied territories,” Yasser Arafat was trained
officers to destroy Israel.
Trump’s new ambassador, David Friedman, is even more outspoken
than Trump, has no illusions, and will break
the false diplomatic tradition that Palestinians are a legitimate national
find he has not even slowed down building in the so-called settlements. If
not for the propaganda war against Israel, they would be called neighborhoods
and suburbs of Jerusalem. The Jerusalem Planning and Construction
Committee told reporters they are not intimidated
and will be voting for 5,600 new housing units in East Jerusalem this week.
They look forward to a friendly Trump administration that will not give them
grief if they start a nice little building boom in East Jerusalem.
It will also
be interesting to see how Obama’s U.N. move plays out politically in America.
Liberal Jewish organizations have been behaving bizarrely over Trump’s
victory. In a shocking repudiation of their traditional political
groups including the biggies the ADL, the Reform movement, and Hadassah,
recently joined a fringe Soros BDS group to boycott the community Chanukah Party
because it was at Trump’s D.C. hotel.
It is entirely
that this U.N. resolution will reverse that momentum. It will force Jewish
Democrats into a bipartisan coalition with Trump. It seemed there were no
limits to liberal Jews’ willingness to betray Israel and Jewish interests
(think Iran deal) in the service of the Democratic Party, but Obama may have
found the limit.
The well known
liberal Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz voted for Obama twice.
He now calls Obama “nasty.”
said he met with Obama previously, and he was promised he would “always have
Israel’s back.” “I didn’t realize what [Obama] meant is that he
would have [their] back to stab them in the back, and he just stabbed them in
the back,” Dershowitz said.
anecdote: An unhinged Hillary supporter who had been peppering a conservative
friend with anti-Trump emails called in tears, saying she can no longer consider
herself a Democrat.
betrayal came on the eve of Chanukah. Jews are sensitive to our holidays
being occasions for attack. Roseanne Barr tweeted:
anti jewish laws on the eve of jewish holidays-exactly as @POTUS
has done on eve of Hanukkah.
survival cannot be harmed by Obama’s puny malice. This is how Israel
responded at the U.N.:
(U.N.) Ambassador Danny Danon
held up a Bible in that sanctuary of idolatry and spoke of the holiday of
Chanukah, about to commence this calendar year on Christmas Eve. He reminded his
listeners that over two thousand years ago another King had banished the Jewish
people from the Temple in Jerusalem, and tried to sever Jews from their religion
and their heritage.
he continued: “But we prevailed. The Jewish people fought back. We regained
our independence and relit the Menorah candles…We overcame those decrees
during the time of the Maccabees and we will overcome this evil decree today.”