OBAMA, U.S. STATE DEPT BETRAYAL
"We do not see a need for both sides to
recognize Israel as a Jewish state"
Obama-Abbas Meeting Monday
Joint Resolution Needed for Israel
DEMAND CONGRESS ACT
For Zion's sake will I not hold my peace, and for Jerusalem's sake I will not rest, until the righteousness thereof go forth as brightness, and the salvation thereof as a lamp that burneth. Isaiah 62:1
URGENT ACTION ALERT: Shortly after Obama and the U.S. State Dept. announced their betrayal of the Jewish State in Palestinian "peace" negotiations, Arab terrorists in the Gaza Strip fired more than 70 rockets at southern Israel, 30 within a few hours. It was the heaviest barrage since the November 2012 conflict in Gaza ended.
Coincidence – or did Obama embolden Israel's enemies against her?
An Israeli military statement said although Islamic Jihad claimed the rockets, Israel would hold Hamas "responsible for all attacks emanating" from the coastal territory "governed" by Hamas.
Who will hold Obama responsible?
This was the heaviest attack in the last two years – the number of rockets fired at Israel from Gaza had been diminishing.
The Iranian-backed Islamic Jihad said it fired the rockets. The group said its attacks were in retaliation for Tuesday's killing of three of its militants in an earlier Israeli air strike. Another Gaza militant group, the Popular Resistance Committees, said they also fired several rockets.
An Israeli military spokesman said eight rockets hit urban civilian areas including Sderot, and that a number of others were successfully intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense system. Israeli warplanes responded by targeting Islamic Jihad positions; Israeli Defense Forces responded with artillery fire, striking both the north and south of Gaza.
There reportedly were nine Israeli retaliatory strikes throughout the coastal strip on facilities operated by Islamic Jihad's military wing, the al-Quds Brigades, and on targets belonging to Hamas's military wing.
The Israeli military said it had targeted the militants after they fired mortars at its troops. The al-Quds Brigades said the Israeli soldiers had crossed into the Gaza Strip.
After Wednesday's rocket barrage, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said: "We won't flinch. We will continue to hurt those who try to hurt us."
Obama's betrayal of Israel is now naked and blunt. The United States' official position was announced last week that there is no need for the Palestinian Authority (PA) to recognize Israel as a Jewish state as part of a peace agreement, according to remarks made by State Dept. spokeswoman Jen Psaki.
This is a despicable reversal of American policy and standing assurances protecting Israel's right to exist as a sovereign Jewish state. Congress MUST assert its powers and forcefully clarify the United States' reliability and honor as a geopolitical and moral ally in the never-ending war against evil.
Demand Congress enact a Joint Resolution AT ONCE standing with Israel and REBUKING Obama's treachery!
American and multi-lateral policy historically, U.N. Resolution 242, the Oslo and Camp David Accords ALL have affirmed the obligation of the intransigent Palestinians to forswear terrorism and acknowledge the legitimacy of the Jewish State of Israel, and for all nations to respect the prerogatives of Israel and Palestinian authorities to negotiate their own peace and border treaties. These solemn and binding agreements MUST prevail over Barack Obama's dangerous duplicity and pro-Palestinian proclivities.
U.S. long-standing assurances, support and previous binding resolutions that Israel shall negotiate her own borders with her Arab enemies, once they cease hostilities, must stand – unimpeded by Obama's rank betrayal – if America is to have any international credibility, is to merit any respect with decent humanity, and is to retain any favor with God for honoring His Word.
Genesis 12:3 "And I will bless them that bless thee and curse him that curseth thee; and in thee shall all nations of the earth be blessed."
Simultaneously, Iran and other Muslim states continue their renewed campaign of defamation against Israel over alleged Palestinian lands. Any further compromise on unilateral Palestinian "statehood" or Israeli territorial boundaries imperils Israel and could result in the total annihilation of our greatest Middle Eastern ally. The 1967 "borders" Obama still is attempting to dictate to Israel are in fact the armistice lines of repeated Arab attacks against the Jewish state, are INDEFENSIBLE, AND NOT rightly the basis of any negotiation for permanent Israeli borders.
The State Department's Psaki, who spoke to the Palestinian Authority (PA)-based Arabic language Al-Quds newspaper, said, "The American position is clear, Israel is a Jewish state. However, we do not see a need that both sides recognize this position as part of the final agreement."
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been adamant on the PA recognizing Israel as a Jewish state, explaining that the Arabs' refusal to recognize Israel's right to exist stands at the heart of the conflict.
The PA has already formally refused to recognize Israel as a Jewish state, stating that "the Arab states will never recognize a Jewish state." PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas reiterated this position on Friday, when he told young members of his Fatah movement that "there is no way" he would recognize Israel.
Psaki's comments came ahead of a trip by Abbas to Washington on March 17, where he will meet Obama as part of the U.S. push to achieve a peace agreement between the sides. Obama's Secretary of State John Kerry, who is on a relentless personal mission to force a peace agreement, has reportedly finished a working draft of his framework that he hopes will allow him to continue the talks past an April deadline already set.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met in Washington recently with Barack Obama. Topics on the agenda for the Netanyahu-Obama talk were Iran and the current round of Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations. And now Palestinian Authority leader President Mahmoud Abbas, the 78-year-old former top aide to Yasser Arafat, travels to meet with Obama.
Along with his meeting at the White House, Netanyahu also made an address at the annual AIPAC Policy Conference.
The meeting with Obama was fraught with peril… but Netanyahu navigated these dangerous waters well. As noted analyst Caroline Glick observed, Netanyahu so far has been "waiting Obama out." Avoiding open confrontation with Obama, in his speech at the AIPAC conference on Tuesday, Netanyahu rebutted every Obama position on the Palestinians and Iran without ever even mentioning Obama's name. Netanyahu energized Israel's supporters while denying Obama any claim that Israel is being uncooperative.
But humoring the White House while staking out an independent and effective Israeli security policy can only go so far if the American Congress fails to step up and have Israel's back. Israel's security is endangered if it stands alone. Congress must safeguard its interests at a time when the U.S. president publicly trashes and threatens those interests and privately undermines them. Israel already took its most important step in this regard when voters reelected Netanyahu to lead their government last year – America fell far short in executive choice for the challenges of these times.
Pray, and exhort the Congress to step forward boldly in support of our ally Israel! Demand Congress enact a Joint Resolution standing with Israel and REBUKING Obamaâ€™s treachery!
Netanyahu is presently focused on establishing policy for two key issues – the fate of the U.S.-led peace process in light of an April 29 deadline for a mutually agreed "initial framework," and nuclear talks between world powers and Iran.
Although Netanyahu wants Obama to deal fairly with Israel about the Palestinians and Iran, the White House is pushing a different agenda. Obama is all-in for the Palestinians, and with the State Dept.'s latest statement clearly now the gloves are off seeking to subjugate Israel to Palestinian demands… "Obama will press him to agree to a framework for a conclusive round of Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations that is being drafted by Secretary of State John Kerry," the New York Times said last week, quoting senior U.S. officials. This means unremitting pressure will be brought worldwide to betray decades of U.S. and multi-lateral guarantees of autonomy, sovereignty and territorial integrity to the Jewish state – treachery of the first degree.
The crucial date before the April 29th deadline where the two parties could sign "an initial framework agreement," that would "specify the borders, percentage of land swaps, security arrangements, Jerusalem status, refugees," and other core issues is March 28th. On that date, a document concerning the further release of terrorists from Israeli jails has to be presented to Netanyahu's cabinet for approval. Without this document, the peace deal cannot go forward. Please pray this document is blocked and the cabinet cannot vote, which will halt 'progress' of the Kerry-Obama peace talks, so clearly NOT in Israel's interest.
"Rather than seek to weaken Israel by coercing it to recede to indefensible borders in order to make room for a Palestinian terrorist state in its historic heartland, the US should abandon its support for Palestinian terrorists and ensure that Israel has the power to defend itself in a region marked by unprecedented instability and danger," notes strategic analyst Caroline Glick.
Please pray for Netanyahu – for his protection and that he will be able to continue to withstand the enormous pressure that will exerted upon him by the Obama administration. We who love Israel must stand firm until the destruction passes us by. One of the chief instruments of this White House is intimidation and threats. Together with mobilizing counterweight on Obama from Congress, we need the Lord to intervene. This is a crucial time of testing. Pray Netanyahu will not collapse under the weight of this pressure as did Rabin and Sharon. Please pray protection against lies from the Leftist media in Israel, as well as the United States. Pray as well that the document necessary to freeing further terrorists from Israeli jails that must go before the Israeli cabinet will not be forthcoming, and the cabinet vote will not be scheduled. Its absence will block these destructive talks from going further – and we should pray that every stage that this process may be halted by the Arm of the Lord. All observers in Israel admit that enormous pressure is being exerted from the U.S. government to unjustly free these Arab terrorists from incarceration, the worst offenders in a four-phase deal, in political appeasement of the Palestinian Authority. And BLAST Congress to act boldly to protect Israel's ability to defend herself, and the West!
Make no mistake: the very survival of the Jewish state is imperiled by the Obama administration's duplicity and faithlessness! And it is NOT only injustice in dealing with "Palestinian statehood" demands…
Alaeddin Boroujerdi, the Iranian parliament's chairman of its foreign policy and national security committee, has made clear that Iran WILL NOT halt nuclear enrichment essential for weaponization, especially since Barack Obama has kindly removed all meaningful resistance against Iran's aggression… and along with their nuclear ambitions, the Ayatollahs continue to export terrorism!
As evidence, RIGHT NOW, new details are emerging that Iran weapons shipments to Gaza terrorists are far more imperiling to Israel's security than global media reports. The most recent shipment of illicit arms intercepted by the reviled Israeli blockade contained 181 heavy mortars, 400,000 bullets, and dozens of M-302 rockets that can strike almost anywhere in Israel. With its weapons of terror exposed to the world, Iran can no longer deny its proxy war against Israeli civilians. America MUST stand with Israel!
But because of recent inept AND malicious Obama-Kerry foreign policy moves, the national security of our greatest ally in the region Israel is in red-alert jeopardy – AND SO IS OURS!
We need to advocate strongly on behalf of Israel and demand Obama BACK OFF pressuring Netanyahu to make dangerous concessions to the Palestinians, and support Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) in her fight for TRANSPARENCY and ACCOUNTABILITY from the Obama administration regarding its "deal" with Iran. That agreement so far has served only to embolden our enemy with increased arrogance and new determination to go NUCLEAR.
WE MUST DEMAND S. 1881 FOR A NUCLEAR WEAPON FREE IRAN!
MEANWHILE, instead of sanctioning and boycotting increasingly hostile, belligerent Iran, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has been threatening ISRAEL if it refuses to cede to Palestinian Authority radicals.
THIS ADMINISTRATION IS IGNORANTLY, OR PERHAPS INTENTIONALLY, PLAYING WITH FIRE.
Congress must ACT and refuse anything less than Obama's binding commitment to genuinely oppose our true enemies in the Middle East – that means increased sanctions against Iran and real defense of our ally Israel!
Kerry thought his veiled threats of harm facing an incompliant Eretz Israel, blamed on others but clearly being incited by the Obama left, wouldn't be directly and forcefully answered and condemned by the blunt-talking Sabras of Israel – but he was WRONG.
Kerry isn't even limiting his anti-Israel threats to U.S. boycotts. Oh no, his morally corrupt posturing threatens to pave the way for global boycotts and yet another worldwide leftwing campaign for the de-legitimization of the Jewish state – OUR STRONGEST, MOST STEADFAST ALLY IN THE REGION!
In effect, Kerry is already orchestrating the European boycotts against Israel should the nation refuse to kowtow to Islamists. Kerry's plan even requires Israel to withdrawal along the 1949 Armistice lines BECAUSE HE SAYS SO.
This would cut the width of Israel down to 7 miles at its WIDEST POINT while paving the way for another Hamas takeover like we witnessed with the 2005 "Disengagement" plan that expelled Jews from Gaza.
"Friends don't put ultimatums on the security of the state of Israel," said Israel Deputy Defense Minister Danny Danon, responding to Kerry's inappropriate aggression and obvious animosity towards Israel.
Friends also don't stay silent. That includes Jewish American Congressional Democrats Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, Ted Deutch and Lois Frankel who have yet to condemn the Obama administration's latest show of dangerous and damaging brinksmanship against the State of Israel!
These "friends of Obama" aren't even bothering to question why Kerry is turning the other cheek to Iran's increasingly hostile threats and targeting Israel while making NO demands mediating the Palestinians' ongoing violent rejection of Israel's right to exist – ALL demands and "negotiations" are pressuring Israel for concessions. Why are not Democrat "friends of Israel" fighting Obama's vows to VETO sanctions on an increasing "nuclear" Iran, which right now in their own press AND to our face is threatening to attack us FROM WITHIN UNLESS THEY GET THEIR WAY in all their demands!
With Obama's six month Iran nuclear deal in place – and the world reportedly only weeks away from a fully nuclear-armed Iran – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is STILL BLOCKING a vote on a vital bipartisan sanctions bill.
DEMAND a vote on S. 1881 Nuclear Weapon Free Iran Act of 2013, supported by more than 58 Senators, including 15 Democrats!
The strategic reality of Israel's position with Obama's agenda is grim. As Israeli-American strategic analyst Caroline Glick notes:
"Over the past year, Obama has engaged in systematically weakening Israel's position both regionally and in Washington. Regionally, the U.S. has forced Israel into talks with the Palestinians that are engineered to weaken Israel strategically and diplomatically. The U.S. has delegitimized Israel's legal rights to sovereignty and self-defense, while effectively justifying Palestinian terrorism as a legitimate response to Israeli actions – which themselves were perfectly legal. So, too, the U.S. has given a green light to the EU's illegal, discriminatory economic war against Israel…"
Unless and until the Palestinians are compelled to renounce terrorism and violence, acknowledge the Jewish state's right to exist, and negotiate true peace directly with Israel, Kerry's Palestinian "peace" negotiations are either a fools' errand OR sabotage – as intensifying conflict, even all-out war in the Middle East, becomes more and more likely.
Insistently, the PLO and particularly Hamas argue that their flagrantly intentional killings of noncombatants are in proper "retaliation" for Israel's "occupation." Hamas (the Islamic Resistance Movement) steadfastly refuses to renounce "armed struggle," the terrorist, jihadist killing of innocent civilians.
And even now, by periodically launching and INTENSIFYING its rocket attacks from populated areas of Gaza, Hamas and also Islamic Jihad (Al-Quds Brigades) resort to the barbarous practice of using human shields of women, children and elderly noncombatants.
"Moderate" Fatah, still in command over the West Bank (Judea and Samaria) as the Palestinian Authority, revealed its true anti-Israel radicalism in an Internal Order Document Article 17: "The armed popular revolution is the only inevitable way to the liberation of Palestine." Article 19: "The struggle will not end until the elimination of the Zionist entity and the liberation of Palestine."
Where is America? Obama, Secretary of State John Kerry and U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, are WORSE in their Israel-bashing than were Hillary Clinton and Leon Panetta, the last time hostilities erupted on the West Bank. In the winter of 2011, the Obama administration overtly blamed the Jews for the renewed Palestinian aggression against the Israelis, including Arab Katyusha rocket volleys striking Galilee in northern Israel from southern Lebanon!
The Obama administration routinely faults Israel for accelerating Arab strife and violence in the region, and demands the Jewish state "reverse the trend of its growing isolation" from its Arab neighbors – even as every step Obama takes is designed to further demonize and isolate Israel from international approval.
"Blame the victims" is Obama's strategy for de-legitimizing Israel throughout the world, and particularly at the U.N. where his pro-Palestinian bias has been unremittingly, overtly evident. Jewish-American conservatives before the last election took out a full-page ad in leading newspapers demanding the Obama administration "stop blaming Israel first."
The simple truth is that Barack Obama has carved out a special, shameful unpopularity for himself as the most anti-Israel president ever – and he is dragging the Democrat party down this road. We need to make sure Congress keeps it in mind – and that "it shows" in their support of Israel during these trying and dangerous days.
Unnegotiated Palestinian "statehood" IS a huge provocation certain to ignite and perpetuate untold violence. Such a "state" concocted by UN fiat would initiate terror attacks in Jerusalem or on other vital Israeli territory, and Israel's enemies would brand her necessary defensive actions "aggression" against a UN member state. Under a "Uniting for Peace" General Assembly Resolution vote, blue-helmeted "peacekeepers" could be deployed into Israel's sovereign lands and set up occupation.
In fact, United States troops, under the New-World-Order command of the United Nations, could be ordered to invade our ally – Israel!
Yet every disastrous step Obama takes in the region, weakening Israeli sovereignty and strength, makes such unthinkable scenarios more possible – not to mention the terrible escalation of hostilities in the region should Israel be compelled to launch a military strike against Iran's nuclear program as a last recourse to arrest it.
As observed by foreign affairs expert Caroline Glick, Obama is
NOW Obama seeks to repudiate our long standing assurances of sovereignty for Israel and binding multi-lateral agreements with the Jewish state and the Palestinian, and instead position Israel as an international pariah state confronted with intractable enemies dedicated to her annihilation, one rapidly reaching unimpeded nuclear capability.
On the multi-lateral front, Israel is still contending with unilaterally defined Palestinian "statehood" in a rogue UN resolution and an unremitting international campaign of defamation against Israel. Such a resolution is unlawful outside the context of a peace treaty with Israel. Such a proposal is an overt violation of prior UN Resolution 242, which requires a negotiated settlement between Israel and Palestinian representatives before any UN action may be considered on a Palestinian state. Such a proposal explicitly repudiates the Oslo Accords.
Yet Obama PROMOTES the Palestinians in gathering support for this travesty, snickers at calling Netanyahu a liar while posturing as an ally of Israel – and leaves Israel twisting in the wind with Iran and battling terrorists in Gaza and the West Bank. Is this any way to treat an ally?
Another reason Israel is imperiled is because the U.S. government under Obama, through security leaks and other breaches, has maliciously crippled Israel's covert operations against Iran's nuclear program – leaving few options other than military strikes against Iran's reactors and nuclear facilities.
Pro-Israel Republicans and Democrats in the House and the Senate MUST unite in defense of the Jewish state! Whatever the global politics of this Iranian "deal" may finally prove to be, one cold, hard fact of American politics MUST be confronted. In February 2010, 48 percent of Democrats supported Israel and 70 percent of Republicans did. Those figures have only worsened since.
Obama is destroying his old party, destroying America's proud and noble consensus in support of Israel, leading our country to ruin, and imperiling the only democracy in the Middle East as he pursues policies that bring the region closer and closer to catastrophic, perhaps even nuclear war.
There is a liberal majority of the Democrat party that no longer stands foursquare with Israel – and under the "leadership" of Obama, the betrayal of Israel is becoming party policy.
IT MUST NOT BECOME AMERICA'S POLICY.
CONGRESS MUST NOT DISHONOR OUR NATION BY BESMIRCHING OUR RIGHTFUL HISTORY OF SUPPORT FOR THE JEWISH STATE.
AMERICA STANDS WITH ISRAEL. PLEASE PRAY AND ACT FOR THE SAFETY OF ISRAEL…
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