Anti-Obama Ed Koch Friends of Israel

ED KOCH TELLS IT LIKE IT IS: OBAMA IS A WALKING DISASTER FOR ISRAEL…….

The scales come off as Obama’s true nature is revealed. Hey, the Tundra Tabloids has been warning and warning and warning yet again about this guy, that he’s bad news for the Jews, and all other people for that matter. He’s a wrecking ball, and literal disaster, and the best we can do is mount an offensive to limit the damage he’s creating before he’s out in 2012. KGS

H/T: TINSC

Obama’s Treatment of Israel is Shocking

By Ed Koch

President Obama’s abysmal attitude toward the State of Israel and his humiliating treatment of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is shocking. In the Washington Post on March 24th, Jackson Diehl wrote, “Obama has added more poison to a U.S.-Israeli relationship that already was at its lowest point in two decades. Tuesday night the White House refused to allow non-official photographers record the president’s meeting with Netanyahu; no statement was issued afterward. Netanyahu is being treated as if he were an unsavory Third World dictator, needed for strategic reasons but conspicuously held at arms length. That is something the rest of the world will be quick to notice and respond to.”
I have not heard or read statements criticizing the president by New York Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand or many other supporters of Israel for his blatantly hostile attitude toward Israel and his discourtesy displayed at the White House. President Obama orchestrated the hostile statements of Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, voiced by Biden in Israel and by Clinton in a 43-minute telephone call to Bibi Netanyahu, and then invited the latter to the White House to further berate him. He then left Prime Minister Netanyahu to have dinner at the White House with his family, conveying he would only be available to meet again if Netanyahu had further information – read concessions – to impart.
It is unimaginable that the President would treat any of our NATO allies, large or small, in such a degrading fashion. That there are policy differences between the U.S. and the Netanyahu government is no excuse. Allies often disagree, but remain respectful.
In portraying Israel as the cause of the lack of progress in the peace process, President Obama ignores the numerous offers and concessions that Israel has made over the years for the sake of peace, and the Palestinians’ repeated rejections of those offers. Not only have Israel’s peace proposals, which include ceding virtually the entire West Bank and parts of Jerusalem to the Palestinians, been rejected, but each Israeli concession has been met with even greater demands, no reciprocity, and frequently horrific violence directed at Israeli civilians.
Thus, Prime Minister Netanyahu’s agreement to suspend construction on the West Bank – a move heralded by Secretary of State Clinton as unprecedented by an Israeli government – has now led to a demand that Israel also halt all construction in East Jerusalem, which is part of Israel’s capital. Meanwhile, Palestinians are upping the ante, with violent protests in Jerusalem and elsewhere. And the Obama administration’s request that our Arab allies make some conciliatory gesture towards Israel has fallen on deaf ears.

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One Response

  1. Former Mayor Koch writes: "Now, in my opinion, based on the actions and statements by President Obama and members of his administration, there is grave doubt among supporters of Israel that President Obama can be counted on to do what presidents before him did – protect our ally, Israel."

    I think there is merit in Mayor Koch's statement. In the past 13 months since President O'Bama came into office, he's bowed to the Saudi king and chastised Israel. The President has made one restrained comment on Iranian dissidents and several loud condemnation of Jews building homes where we wish.

    Moreover, this Administration is offering large-scale arms packages to Egypt, Jordan and Saudi Arabia at the very same time it is demanding territorial concessions of Israel. As if this weren't problematic, this Administration is also breaking guarantees made by the Bush Administration (both public and private) regarding territorial concessions.

    The sum total of these policies taken together should be clear for most to see. Certainly Israel-haters are making a point to express their pleasure. This in of itself should give us all a clue that Former Mayor Koch's somewhat restrained thesis is accurate.

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