Obama's Gang of Anti-Israel Advisors
Written by Bridget
by Bridget Geegan Blanton
June 6, 2008
While Jewish communities around the world celebrated the 60th anniversary of the state of Israel, ....
…. Obama marked the occasion by picking up another known, anti-Israel advisor. Following in the wake of Obama campaign advisor, Joseph Cirincione’s inane statement declaring that Israel should give up its nukes in order to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons; former congressman David Bonior joined team Obama.
Bonior’s long standing anti-Israel congressional voting record underscores the observation that Obama adheres to an alarming prerogative in appointing anti-Israel advisors. The penchant for anti-Israel policy coming out of the Obama campaign is reinforced by Obama’s disturbing policy statements on the Middle East.
Upon his arrival in Rome for the UN global food security summit, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad uttered radically Anti-Semitic statements to the international press. In response to the hate speech, his name was dropped from a closing gala, by Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi; yet Obama has pledged to meet unconditionally with Ahmadinejad.
It’s difficult to discern what is more damaging to the future of the U.S. if Obama ends up in the White House, his disparaging domestic policy or the rampant anti-Israel tone of his campaign? Countless examples of Anti-Israel policy surround Obama, from the church he spent 20 years at, to numerous statements attributed to his campaign.
The state of Israel is nothing short of a miracle. It has persevered in a hostile neighborhood surrounded by aggressive neighbors. Israel is a modern democracy and a world leader in technology that respects human rights, the rule of law and freedom of religious and political expression. An overwhelming majority of American citizens support Israel in spite of the anti-Israel bias in the American media.
The main stream media in the U.S. has deteriorated to the point of becoming nothing less than a brutish propaganda tool of the Left. Journalistic ethics were dumped in the dustbin long ago as truth was replaced with ideology. There exists a clear double standard when discussion turns to Israel and the Palestinian Arabs. Whereas Israel is condemned in the harshest terms for the slightest mis-step, horrendous statements of Anti-Semitism are conveniently left out of any coverage.
On March 30, 2008, Hamas spokesman, Ismail Radwan stated in a sermon broadcast on Palestinian Authority TV, “The Hour of Resurrection will not take place until the Muslims fight the Jews and the Muslims kill them, and the rock and the tree will say: “Oh, Muslim, servant of Allah, there is a Jew behind me, kill him!”
(source: Palestinian Media Watch)
Where is the outcry as Radwan urges the killing of Jews? How does a statement as evil and volatile as the words of Radwan manage to avoid being cited in relation to the coverage of the conflict in the Middle East by the main stream media? The answer is simple. They must be on the side of the Hamas terrorists. There exists no other explanation. As for Obama and the growing list of anti-Israel advisors on his advisory panel, we can expect a politically expedient ‘distancing’ statement from him at some time in the near future.
Leftists in the media encourage full-scale appeasement while pressuring Israel to concede more land as the answer to hostility in the region. Meanwhile, terrorism and mass-killing attacks are on the rise against Israel; along with an increase in rocket attacks by Palestinian terrorists from the Gaza Strip.
The director of the nongovernmental Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center, Dr. Reuven Erlich points to Iran as a huge contributor to the operational capabilities of terrorists in the Gaza Strip. The funding needed, to further the goal that is the destruction of Israel is provided by the man Obama has pledged to speak to without conditions.
Not to be outdone, Osama bin Laden weighed in to mark Israel’s 60th anniversary with a vow to continue to fight against the Jewish State and its allies in the West. Although the authenticity of the tape from bin Laden has yet to be verified, the voice and message are thought to be of the al Qaeda leader. Bin Laden represents a virulent form of anti-Semitism that is taught through hate speech, incitement and an outrageous misrepresentation of the facts.
Ex-President Jimmy Carter, notorious for his work as the Democrat party’s poster child for undermining U.S. foreign policy while abroad, leaked Israeli secrets in London regarding the number of nukes in the Israeli arsenal; as he encouraged European heads of state to break with the U.S. over the international embargo on Gaza. Carter uttered all of this, on the heels of his visit to the Syrian capital of Damascus where he held talks with Khaled Meshaal, leader of the militant Palestinian movement Hamas.
The situation in the Middle East is complex; but certain facts are incontrovertible and most prominent among them is the reality that Israel is a beacon of freedom and democracy. As Israel has sought peace with its neighbors in the region, it has made concessions in exchange for security. The true road block to peace lies in the terror connection. Palestinian leaders must work to promote peace by dismantling terrorist organizations like Hamas, whose primary goal is the destruction of Israel.
Obama has revealed his policy stance on the conflict by inviting known anti-Israel advisors to join his campaign. As Americans, we must stand with Israel at 60 years and beyond, as we support the Jewish culture, their nationhood and their history.