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Israeli Prime Minister Mistreated by Obama

Written on Thursday, May 19, 2011 by

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During his visit to Washington this week, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu deserves to be treated with the respect due to a top official of a key American ally — treatment clearly denied him by President Obama during his last visit to the United States.

As The Times of London reported during his visit to Washington in March 2010, Netanyahu was “left to his own devices” while the president had dinner in private — something The Times called “unheard of.”

“After failing to extract a written promise of concessions on settlements, Mr. Obama walked out of his meeting with Mr. Netanyahu but invited him to stay at the White House, consult with advisers and ‘let me know if there is anything new.’”

The Times added, “One Israeli newspaper called the meeting ‘a hazing in stages,’ poisoned by such mistrust that the Israeli delegation eventually left rather than risk being eavesdropped on a White House telephone line.”

Netanyahu is to meet President Obama at the White House Friday, and will address a large gathering of American supporters on Sunday followed by a joint meeting of Congress next Tuesday. He needs to be treated with the respect due to an official of a valued ally.

One publication, Israel Today, warns that the historic alliance between the U.S. and its principal ally in the Middle East has cooled since the advent of the Obama administration, which seems to overlook Israel’s precarious position in an area where it is all but surrounded by enemies dedicated to its utter destruction.

Israel Today reports that a former top official in the U.S. intelligence community, speaking on condition of anonymity, is convinced “that the Obama administration is about to break America’s long ties of friendship with Israel, and maybe even take steps toward the dissolution of the Jewish State.”

The administration is preparing to “provide more support to Arab countries [with] financial and military aid, undercutting Israel’s defense efforts all while pushing Israel to succumb to the pressure of unreasonable demands designed to end with their political annihilation as a nation,” the source remarked; Obama’s effort is likely to be subtle, and implemented over several years.

This is nothing less than an abomination. In Israel we have just one reliable ally in one of the world’s most explosive areas, and America can ill afford do allow its chief executive to treat the Jewish state shoddily.

It has also been reported that Israeli officials have lately noted what they called “a marked increase in the pressure from Washington to more rapidly acquiesce to Arab land-for-peace demands.” Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is reported to have said that Washington is none too pleased with Netanyahu’s refusal to commit to the creation of a sovereign Palestinian Arab state with Jerusalem as its capital.

Netanyahu’s conditions for Israeli acceptance of a Palestinian state warn that should the reconciliation accord between Hamas and Fatah, the two main Palestinian parties, lead to Hamas becoming part of a Palestinian government, no peace will be negotiated.

“A government, half of whose members declare daily their intention to destroy the State of Israel is not a partner for peace,” he told the opening session of Parliament.

Past administrations, dating back to the Truman administration, have stood firmly behind the state of Israel, guaranteeing its security. That must continue to be U.S. policy.

During his visit to the U.S. this week, Netanyahu must be reassured that this policy remains in force under Barak Obama, and the president should treat him with respect and honor. He deserves nothing less.

Michael Reagan is the son of President Ronald Reagan, a political consultant, and the author of “The New Reagan Revolution” (St. Martin’s Press, 2011). He is the founder and chairman of The Reagan Group and president of The Reagan Legacy Foundation. Visit his website at www.reagan.com, or e-mail comments to [email protected]

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  • Bea

    Netanyahu has been more than patient with the Palistinians and Obama.
    PRAY for ISRAEL…I ask you to stop NOW and pray…
    Pray for Mike Evans…NOW.
    Rebuke Evil in the White House NOW; in Jesus Name.

    Obama is clueless what WRATH he is invoking.
    Pray you never see obama; for if you do, it will be in hell, dear one.

    • Alydia

      Hi Bea…are you familiar with the Jerusalem Prayer Team? I know that is what Mike Evans is over.
      Drop me a line and we can pray for the Peace of Jerusalem together.
      Another great organization that helps Jewish people is Bridges for Peace.
      If anyone is interested in helping the Jewish people please look up either of these organizations.

    • Bea

      Hi, Alydia,
      Yes, Jerusalem Prayer Team!
      I am praying for the peace of Israel.
      Bea

  • Lewis Kinup

    After reading Bill Koenig’s book “Eye to Eye” I agree with the statement ‘Obama is clueless what WRATH he is invoking’.
    As Dr Chuck Missler you can’t poke your finger st the ‘apple of YHVH’s eye’ (Israel) and not expect Him to react. Look out USA, more physical disaster headed your way!

  • PD

    Oblabla can’t understand because he is a Muslim. He does not know Bible history or prophecy. God help us.

  • DaNangMe

    It has long been U.S. foreign policy not to negotiate with terrorists.That said,Israel has every right to oppose a Palestinian State which includes Hamas as part of the ruling party.Obamas trip to the Middle East so soon after the raid on the Bin Laden compound,indicates a highly questionable confidence for the POTUS to travel there since he was supposedly #1 on the al quieda hit list.Appears to be a not so subtle suggestion of Obamas undying support for radical Islam.

  • http://aol.com sean murrey

    Isael is our only friend in the mideast i would tell obummer to go screw himself and tell him to rub salt on his ass.

  • Alydia

    I would like to see Netanyahu b**ch slap Obama…please, please, please…just once like on television. The PM is a mighty warrior trained in the IDF and what does Obummer have?? He can wiggle around to all the rap stars? that go to the WH.
    In the famous words of my elderly mother: He is useless as tits on a boar hog!!! LOL!
    Obama is weak and senseless…he is def a Neville Chamberlain or dare I say a tool of satan??

  • Bea

    Wow! Did you all hear Netanyahu speak so directly and graciously to obumbler?
    He said, “1967 borders will not happen”
    NO CAN DO.

    Good job Net.
    Obama you suck.

  • Patrick Allegood

    Obama is a lowly educated (education was given to him AND he passed because he was “SPECIAL”) MORON!!!!!! He does NOT stand for America. He is trying to TEAR DOWN EVERYTHING THAT OUR FOREFATHERS BUILT!!!!! Our country will NEVER be the same after he gets done. Let’s THROW THE BUM OUT!!!!!!

  • dwight mullins

    Obama has his american history wrong…he needs to good back and learn that we got our Identity from the Jews…early Constitution of freedom for america…not that Israel gets there ideas from us…ok…i’m though….

  • Johnny Amweican

    I was just thinking where is obama going to lives when he get throw out of his castel since he start screwing the others ally countries of the USA I guess he will have to move in with one of the muslin brotherhood country does this muslin not know that Israel is where GOD son was born and I do not think that obama want to start screwing with Israel when he start the screwing with them I do hope that they do not take what obama is doing to their country too maybe they have a special meeting with him …