It is ironic that as we prepare to celebrate Passover, the festival of freedom, we are facing vicious efforts by the vindictive leader of the United States, our greatest ally, who is abandoning us — the only democratic state in a region suffused with barbarism.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is obliged to respond diplomatically to the outrageous provocations directed against him by U.S. President Barack Obama. But we, Israel’s citizens, must rise above political correctness and come to terms with an unpleasant reality.
The president of the United States, the leader of the free world and of Western civilization, is not merely venting his personal frustration against Netanyahu or throwing temper tantrums over the Israeli public’s decision to re-elect him. Obama himself stresses that he is motivated by ideological reasons that can be traced back to the Cairo speech he delivered after his first election victory.
He has escalated his hostility toward Israel while simultaneously endearing himself and even groveling to Iran.
Indeed, addressing a recent J Street Conference, White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough even employed Palestinian clichés insisting that “an occupation that has lasted for almost 50 years must end” — without any reference to the fact that two Israeli prime ministers had been spurned by Palestinian leaders Yasser Arafat and Mahmoud Abbas when they offered them 95% of the formerly Jordanian-occupied territories…