In his clear and well thought out strategy to reorder the Middle East, a key and enduring tactic was, and is, to put daylight between the United States and Israel. None of us could understand or comprehend his intent included the destruction of Israel. Obama is not slow; we are!
Hours after taking his oath of office, let me repeat—oath of office, January 20, 2009 Obama made his first phone call to a foreign leader, Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas. He made sure, in the call, Abbas knew he was first.
In six year, Obama has sent Hamas-Palestinian Authority $3.5 billion which more than triples the previous U.S. aid to the PA.
Three years to the day after taking office, Obama called the terror and terrorist supporting Islamist Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, his closest friend in the Middle East. Perhaps we should be thankful it wasn’t Mohamed Morsi or Ayatollah Ali Khamenei or Hassan Rouhani. But, perhaps not. An Obama/UN declared Palestinian state could be as bad as an unrestrained Iran.
The announcement of an intent to, through United Nations, unilaterally declare a Palestinian state complete with its new borders is almost incomprehensible. We need strong leaders in the United States to get squarely in Obama’s way. One, Senator Marco Rubio, forcefully stepped forward on the Senate Floor Friday.
This is a historic and tragic mistake. This is outrageous, it is irresponsible, it is dangerous and it betrays the commitment to the right of the Jewish state to exist in peace.
Here is Senator Rubio’s timely, powerful and essential speech:
If you are like me, you have been shocked by the Obama Regime’s attitude and actions. Actually, unilaterally imposing a peace deal is not new. Obama threatened it in 2010!
Here is a 30 minute summary of Obama’s anti-Israel attitude, strategy and actions in first 3 years in office framed by Peter Berkowitz, Fellow, Hover Institution. “He [Obama) did more in 3 years to delegitimize Israel than any President in American history.”