Analysis: A Breakdown of How Barack Obama Has Continually Hurt Israel and Helped its Enemies

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obama1Onlookers are expressing concern about the truth of President Barack Obama’s oft-stated proclamation “I have Israel’s back.” Does he have Israel’s back or does he actually have the Hamas terrorists back?

A number of his recent decisions forced people to confront this question.

In recent weeks alone, President Obama has:

  1. Supported the formation of a Hamas/Fatah Palestinian Authority (PA) unity regime, meaning that Hamas, a Nazi-like terrorist organization which calls in its Charter for the destruction of Israel and the worldwide murder of Jews, would be part of the PA and, as such, a recipient of U.S. funding.
  1. Called and worked actively for an immediate ceasefire, which would prevent Israel from completing the vital mission it undertook — and which President Obama originally claimed he supported — to eliminate Hamas’ rocket capacity and destroy its newly-discovered terror tunnel network, which is designed to enable Hamas to carry out mass casualty terror attacks and kidnappings inside Israel. These tunnels are large enough to enable vehicles to be driven through them and one which was discovered was found to be mined and beneath an Israeli kindergarten. A ceasefire would enable Hamas to maintain these tunnels and its rocket armory intact, yet, as Caroline Glick observed in the Jerusalem Post, “As Israel has uncovered the scope of Hamas’s infrastructure of murder and terror, the US has acted with the UN, Turkey and Qatar to pressure Israel (and Egypt) to agree to a cease-fire and so end IDF operations against Hamas before the mission is completed.” When President Obama proclaims that Israel has a right to defend itself, but then demands an immediate ceasefire, he is really saying Israel must immediately stop defending itself.
  1. Had Secretary of State John Kerry announce this week in Cairo $47 million in additional aid to Gaza, “which is in effect $47 million for Hamas … Aiding Hamas while simultaneously isolating Israel does two things. One, it helps our enemy. Two, it hurts our ally,” as Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) observed yesterday. This aid to Hamas is also likely in contravention of U.S. law, which prohibits funding Hamas and other designated terrorist organizations.
  1. Had the the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) impose, not merely a warning, but an astonishing and unnecessary ban on flight to Israel — something that was only lifted yesterday, following criticism from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, former New York City Mayor, Michael Bloomberg, Senator Ted Cruz and others, who all pointed out that Ben-Gurion Airport is extremely well-secured and perhaps the most well-protected airport in the world. The FAA ban was also outrageous and bizarre, given that the FAA does not ban travel to far riskier locations, like Iraq, Pakistan, Malaysia, Yemen, or to Ukraine, where an airliner was recently shot down. The FAA generally issues warnings, rather than outright flight bans, which makes this ban on flights to Tel Aviv all the more extraordinary.

All of this leaves Jews puzzled and concerned. President Obama is not only now exhibiting a troubling pattern of engaging, shoring up, and aiding radical Islamic regimes like Hamas, but has a longer record pointing in the same direction of favoring radical Islamic regimes and movements and disfavoring their opponents. Specifically, and as the The Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) has already previously pointed out:

  • When in June 2009, he addressed the Muslim world in Cairo, President Obama insisted on inviting members of the parliamentary bloc of the (then-banned) radical Muslim Brotherhood over the objections of U.S. ally, Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak – though the Obama administration later denied that it did so. (A furious Mubarak refused to attend.)
  • When a groundswell of opposition to Mubarak’s rule arose in February 2011, President Obama called for Mubarak to step down “now” while his spokesman called for early elections involving “non-secular actors” — despite the fact that numerous surveys had shown before 2011 that large majorities of Egyptians favor discriminatory sharia, the death penalty for apostates, and so on — meaning that it was almost certain that radical Muslims would triumph in elections.
  • When the Muslim Brotherhood senior leader and the Brotherhood’s candidate or president, Mohamed Morsi was, unsurprisingly, elected president, President Obama did not discontinue arming the regime, even though its future policies were as yet entirely unknown. Conversely, when in July 2013, Morsi was ousted by the Egyptian military under Field Marshal Abdul el-Sisi, Obama suspended military aid.
  • In 2009, when Iranians were brutalized on Tehran’s streets for protesting the rigged re-election of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Obama did not call for Ahmadinejad to step down and back democracy protesters — he pointedly refused to get involved, saying “it’s not productive, given the history of U.S.-Iranian relations, to be seen as meddling.
  • Last year, following somewhat tightened UN Security Council sanctions on Iran, President Obama agreed to immediately weaken them, granting Iran some $20 billion in sanctions relief over 6 months (not merely $6-7 billion, as the Administration initially claimed) under the terms of the Geneva interim agreement. That agreement permitted Iran to retain intact all the essential elements of its nuclear weapons program – its Arak plutonium plant; continued uranium enrichment; intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) programs, even retention of its enriched uranium stocks. (Iran was simply required to reduce these to an oxide which can be restored in weeks to weapons-grade uranium.)
  • Last month, President Obama freed five senior Taliban terrorist commanders in exchange for an American serviceman who may have been a deserter.

“President Obama’s record vis-a-vis radical Islamic regimes and movements speaks for itself,” said the ZOA in a statement. “He favors accommodation with radical Islam, its regimes and its leaders. He has less interest in traditional U.S. allies and is willing to pick fights with them or abandon them. It now appears also to be true with respect to President Obama’s policy towards Hamas. Certainly, President Obama has said nothing at all about the Hamas/Fatah unity regime being a disaster and calling for its abrogation.

“We will know that President Obama is not favoring Hamas and imperiling Israel only when he will support Israel’s efforts to destroy Hamas’ rocket launchers and terror tunnels, thereby assisting Israel to achieve these objectives. He needs to say that he wants a ceasefire only after that has occurred and that he supports Gaza’s demilitarization — not an immediate ceasefire.”

{Matzav.com Israel News Bureau}

27 COMMENTS

  1. this guy is a first class LIAR. Did any of you expect anything better from him? He is one of theirs! He talks out of both sides of his mouth, and has never said a straight words yet. Can’t wait ’till he gets out of the white house with his wife and kids. He should never have been in there to start with.

  2. What is the surprise in this? O’Bama is a Muslim and open Jew hater. Every action he has taken in foreign affairs has resulted in the strengthening of the international Jihad and the weakening of America in the world. Domestically he has done everything he can to destroy the American economy and ferment racial hatred and class warfare. All this being done by a mystery man that no one knows anything about.

  3. I hope all the bleeding heart liberal Jews, including the so called frum ones, who voted for this soneh Yisrael have learned their lesson. Maybe next time they’ll use their heads in the voting booth and choose someone who cares about klal Yisrael and America. And I don’t mean Hillary either.

  4. of course he hates Israel He is A muslim & they believe they have a mitzva to destroy jews just like we have a mitzva to destroy amalek.

    with this in mind, he has been assisting all muslim countries behind Israel’s back & does not even stop iran from getting closer & closer to nuclear. Last time i remember recently when Israel told Obama they’re heading to iran, obama replied the USA will not join & backup Israel.

    its tragic that anyone would say that they look forward to this & await for it to come C”V. BUT When a son knows his parents or a Talmid his rebbe’s cheshbon, he never questions them, we had so many years to change our ways before the Melech Malchei Ha’melochim had to bring us to this situation Rachmana L’tzlan.

    Halevei if anyone knew the other side of the story & Hashems Cheshbon why this is Happening & why obama is president.

    WELL now here are the 2 messages from hashem of why Obama is president i.e. you will not find these messages in any sefer or newspaper neither is it from me, im not a navi, the only answer is that it comes straight from hashem

    1st message:
    President Barack (Husaine) Obama is what we need for moshiach to come. You see before Moshiach comes the whole entire world is going to be against Israel & the jews. Now, you can’t just have President Bush & the United States go against Israel, you need a Muslim i.e. Bnei Yishmael to rule America & THEN go against Israel. The way Judaism works is that if your mother is jewish then you are jewish. Muslims are just the opposite, if your father is Muslim then you are a Muslim & that is what Barack Obama is. (a Muslim from his fathers side) Now with America under Muslim/Bnei Yishmael rulership Moshiach can come.

    2nd message
    President Barack (Husaine) Obama is the 44th President of the USA. The numerical value of his last name is 44. The 44th word in the Torah is Choshech (Dark). It says the word Eved (servant) 44 times in the torah & the numerical value of Dam (Bloodshed) is also 44. Now we can & should get ready for the Bloodshed of Milchemes Gog U’Magog before Mashiach comes. Hold yourselves in as he negotiates with terrorists, as the relationship between Israel & America is slowly separating (in president Obama’s inauguration speech he welcomed in every terrorist country from Iraq to Iran etc… & told them if you join America & expand the land then we will assist you in all our programs AKA Social Security, Medicaid, HUD Foodstamps etc…)

    May we all do teshuva ASAP so all tzaros can end & mashiach can come

  5. Obama roots for Israel’s enemies. The charliehalls of the world root for Obama. How about 75%+ of American Jews who voted for Obama? To his credit, Obama never concealed his animus of Jews and Israel. What can I say? Dumb American Jews.

  6. How can we expect Jews in general to see Obama for what he is, if he still has vocal defenders among the Orthodox? I cringe when I see some prominent Orthodox Jews try to whitewash and flatter Obama in print.

    Likewise, regarding the Democratic Party leadership in general.

  7. he’s not a liar about Israel – he’s an anti-semite Muslim.
    He lies to the American people about everything else

  8. All right thinking Americans should root for Israels enemies. Maybe if your forces stopped murdering babies people would feel differently?

  9. As I’ve said here, time & again, the Kenyan has proven himself to be an Anti Semite of the worst order. When the Kenyan fired Anthony Winer because he defended Israel’s right to exist, refusing his idiotic dictate of Israel going back to pre 67 borders, we knew what was in Hussains heart. All the Obama apologists, have their heads buried deep in the sand.

  10. Charlie Hall, what is your response to this. After all, you did declare on Reb Harry’s blog that Obama is in your top five Presidents of all time. I would imagine you are very dizzy since you are unable to see straight.

  11. I actually don’t believe Obama is a muslim. He is pure atheist, a self idolator. Due to his youth, he has deep affections for the muslim world, but I don’t believe he in fact recognizes any higher power. He believes he is the highest power.

  12. President Barack Obama helps AL SHARPTON,
    the man responsible for the anti-Jewish
    riots in Crown Heights in 1991 CE.

  13. “O’Bama is a Muslim ”

    The “Obama is a Muslim” lie was concocted by perennial candidate for public office and vile anti-Semite Andy Martin, who has since copped to the lie and admitted that it is indeed false. It is amazing the Jews promote the work of anti-Semites even when the anti-Semites have renounced the work. Why not promote the Protocols of the Elders of Zion? It has as much truth as your comment.

  14. “U.S. ally, Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak”

    Mubarak was as much an ally as Erdogan. Mubarak was an anti-Semite who encouraged rearming Hamas and had state-run Egyptian TV produce an Arabic version of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion. He was also a great kleptocrat, robbing Egypt blind — and Israel and the US got blamed for him. We are all better off with him out of power.

  15. “large majorities of Egyptians favor discriminatory sharia”

    Sharia law is the law of the land in Israel for its Muslim citizens. The government pays for sharia courts and Muslims do not have the option to opt out.

    Do you really want to go in this direction?

  16. “Morsi was ousted by the Egyptian military under Field Marshal Abdul el-Sisi, Obama suspended military aid.”

    As required by US law, which prohibits aid to military juntas. You want Obama to break the law?

  17. ‘ “it’s not productive, given the history of U.S.-Iranian relations, to be seen as meddling.’

    Unfortunately, he was probably right on that one, too. The mullahs were probably hoping for the US to support the reformers so they could play their nationalist card. 🙁

  18. “freed five senior Taliban terrorist commanders in exchange for an American serviceman who may have been a deserter.”

    This shows how evil and deceitful Obama’s opposition is. The Taliban would have been freed anyway once the US is out of Afghanistan. Instead, Obama got something for them — an American soldier missing in action.

    Was he a deserter? Probably not; but the Army is still investigating. AWOL is more likely. They have already determined that he did nothing wrong while in captivity.

    And those who object to this deal are essentially saying that an American should be subject to Taliban justice rather than American military justice. They would rather watch Bergdahl get beheaded, and then they would use that as an excuse to call for Obama’s head!

  19. “Hamas, a Nazi-like terrorist organization which calls in its Charter for the destruction of Israel and the worldwide murder of Jews, would be part of the PA”

    Only a fool could write this. Hamas has always been part of the PA since it was created, and won a plurality victory in its last election in 2006. However, it is NOT a part of the PA government even after the unity deal; there are no Hamas members in the cabinet, which is dominated by political independents not affiliated with any of the terrorist movements.

  20. “Called and worked actively for an immediate ceasefire”

    Israel’s government SUPPORTED that ceasefire; Hamas rejected it. How is supporting Israel’s position and opposing Hamas’ position being on the wrong side? Such is the distorted logic of Obamahaters.

  21. ‘ $47 million in additional aid to Gaza, “which is in effect $47 million for Hamas”‘

    The aim of the aid is to bypass Hamas and break its stranglehold on Gaza’s infrastructure and economy.

  22. “Had the the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) impose, not merely a warning, but an astonishing and unnecessary ban on flight to Israel — something that was only lifted yesterday, following criticism from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, former New York City Mayor, Michael Bloomberg, Senator Ted Cruz and others, who all pointed out that Ben-Gurion Airport is extremely well-secured and perhaps the most well-protected airport in the world. The FAA ban was also outrageous and bizarre, given that the FAA does not ban travel to far riskier locations, like Iraq, Pakistan, Malaysia, Yemen, or to Ukraine, where an airliner was recently shot down. The FAA generally issues warnings, rather than outright flight bans, which makes this ban on flights to Tel Aviv all the more extraordinary.”

    This is the most deceitful and vicious lie of all.

    First, Obama doesn’t tell the FAA how to run its day to day operations; its professional staff runs things there. Had he tried to do so it would have been front page news all over Washington — you can’t keep something like that a secret — but in fact he did not.

    Second, there has been a flight ban in effect for Iraq since early 2013. A similar ban has been effect for Ukraine since mid 2014. Flights to Yemen face very severe restrictions also since mid 2014; there are no flights to Yemen from the US (or vice versa). Pakistan is under a travel advisory calling for all US citizens to defer travel there, and the US government banned direct flights to/from Pakistan eight years ago.

    The fools who complain about this don’t realize (1) how easy it is to take down a low flying jet aircraft, and (2) how Hamas would love nothing more than to take down an aircraft full with hundreds of Jews. This has nothing to do with Ben Gurion Airport being secure or not secure; the vulnerability are with the aircraft.

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