Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu:
Well Mr.President you have now made it clear that we’ll
have to wait for a future US president for normalcy to return
Obama has got it in for the Jews, there is no question about that, and in a party that has traditionally been the political home for the majority of American Jewry, this has got be a bitter pill to swallow. As TINSC stated in the TT’s comments a few days ago, “The exercise is to keep them in the Democratic Party camp.”
I happen to agree with that. No matter what the disagreements are in policies vis-a-vis the Republicans, and I fall squarely on the side of the latter, the Democrats can’t afford to bleed from their ranks every single Jew. If you think that the Democrat party has become radicalized over the past 10-15 yrs or more, and they have, you haven’t seen nothing yet as they flip totally over to the dark side and slip into overt anti-Semitism.
Obama and his cadre of radical appointees and advisers and staff might very well present a golden opportunity for the Democrat party to purge from its ranks these anti-American elements, or start over with a brand new party “The Conservative Democrats”, which will quickly empty the ranks of the Democrat machine. That’s my two cents worth on that.
As for the latest kick in the teeth, the Israeli PM now has the needed glue to hold is tenuous coalition together. The Israeli coalition needs to just hold fast until the US electorate hands the Obama administration a real drubbing this November, and its coming.
The overwhelming majority of middle America is coming down hard against Obama and his domestic policies -which are of primary concern to most of Americans- and against his foreign policies as well. No one liked seeing their president bowing before a Saudi king, in fact, they’re rather pissed off about all the bowing and groveling and bad mouthing of America. So hang on Israel, help is on the way. KGS
Breitbart: Washington’s unprecedented backing for a UN resolution for a nuclear-free Middle East that singles out Israel has both angered and deeply worried the Jewish state although officials are cagey about openly criticising their biggest ally.
The resolution adopted by the United Nations on Friday calls on Israel to join the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and urges it to open its facilities to inspection.
It also calls for a regional conference in 2012 to advance the goal of a nuclear-free Middle East.
Israel is widely believed to be the only nuclear power in the Middle East, with around 200 warheads, but has maintained a policy of deliberate ambiguity about its capabilities since the mid-1960s.
The document, which singles out Israel but makes no mention of Iran’s controversial nuclear programme, drew a furious reaction from the Jewish state who decried it as “deeply flawed and hypocritical.”
But it was US backing for the resolution which has caused the most consternation among Israeli officials and commentators, who interpreted the move as “a resounding slap around the face” which has dealt a very public blow to Israel’s long-accepted policy of nuclear ambiguity.
Publicly, the Israel government has not criticised the US position but privately, officials expressed deep disappointment over the resolution, which Washington backed despite intensive Israeli efforts to block it.
According to the top-selling Yediot Aharonot daily, the government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was “furious with the Obama administration for having failed to prevent the resolution from passing… and for choosing to support it.”
“The American support for the resolution, after decades in which it supported Israel on this issue, came as a complete surprise,” the paper said.