Obama’s Pointless Israel Spats Illustrate Spite, Not Strategy

A week has now passed since Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was re-elected in a decisive win that deeply disappointed the Obama administration that made no secret of its desire that he be defeated. But rather than cut its losses, the White House continues to dig itself in deeper in a conflict with the Israelis with an interview in which President Obama expressed concern for the future of Israeli democracy all the while making it clear that he would like to invalidate the verdict of Israeli voters. But that was not all. The president also sent his chief of staff to speak at the conference of the left-wing J Street lobby. There, James McDonough brought an audience of critics of Israel to its feet by vowing that the U.S. would not cease its efforts to force the Netanyahu government to “end 50 years of occupation.” All of this stoking the fires of conflict forces us to ask why the president is so invested in this effort. The answer isn’t reassuring, especially for those who wanted to believe the president’s 2012 re-election pitch that claimed he was a true friend of Israel.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Obama will break all relations with Israel soon and turn his support to Hamas and the PLO. Any response by Israel to Arab terrorism will be met with American air strikes. US Jews’ support for Obama and the Democrats will drop from 67% to 65%. Jon Stewart will dedicate a week of dancing and celebration to a new Holocaust.

    • That is his dream certainly.

    • He is simply a Muslim. He is doing exactly what a good Muslim should do. He will continue to do the same.

      Before he is out of office he will do something that will shock the world.

      • Censored_often

        When he’s out of office I predict a full public conversion ceremony and/or an announcement of his formal conversion, followed not long thereafter by a trip to Mecca. What a sham this radical has been!

  • David Murrell

    Good essay, but Obama and his hired flunkies — in showing hatred towards Netanyahu and Israel — are playing to their base (left-wing constituents, the U.S. corporate media cartel). Hating Israel means more money in Democratic coffers, and a deepening of financial and personal ties with the media complex. Obama gains through his anti-Jewish, anti-democracy advocacy.

    • Norman_In_New_York

      Money is all well and good, but votes are what matters, and I expect that many Democratic candidates, in the interest of survival, will say no to any Obama offers to campaign for them, either in 2016 or thereafter.

      • Democrats in 2016 could take an even bigger licking that in 2014.

        If Obama’s foreign policy causes a major disaster (which I expect) the Dems will loose BIG.

  • Paula A. R. DeAngelis, PhD

    What would you expect if not spite from this bisexual, Muslim, Kenyan POS? He NEVER should have been PERMITTED to run!!!! Only Commie-crats would have permitted this little cur into their ranks, because he represents nearly all of what that party has become: a bisexual, black, raised by a single-parent, multiple-marriage white trash harlot who would, himself, have been a clerk in the backwater of some social services agency had he not been the beneficiary of the grandiose fantasy of “affirmative action”.

    • JetStream

      If he was bi-sexual Moochelle would have to be female.

    • Well said.

    • Gay&Racist

      Lol! And you have the audacity to comment about Britt McHenry should be fired and how wrong she is! PAUSE! Read your comment! People like YOU are EXACTLY what is wrong with our world. Angry, foul mouthed herd mentality. Pile on some more why don’t you lol.

  • cmh

    This is an obligation under the Sharia and spelled out repeatedly in the Koranic texts…. ban the Koran