web analytics
April 28, 2015 / 9 Iyar, 5775
At a Glance
InDepth
Sponsored Post


Home » InDepth » Op-Eds »

Kowtowing To Enemies While Mistreating Friends


The Obama administration reaches out to some of the world’s worst regimes in the name of its engagement policy.

America and our allies watch as sanctions are eased on Cuba. Letters are written to Iran’s mullahs only to see that regime start killing protestors in the streets of Tehran.

Envoys are sent to North Korea as that country continues to defy the world’s demand that it give up its nuclear weapons.

The Burmese military junta’s representative is allowed to travel to our nation’s capital.

The president’s envoy for Sudan talks about giving that genocidal regime “gold stars,” while the president shakes hands with Venezuela’s tyrannical leader.

In the midst of all this embracing of enemies, with whom does the Obama administration choose to escalate a minor incident into a major diplomatic confrontation? With Iran? Cuba? Sudan? North Korea? Burma?

No. With our treasured ally, Israel.

Last October, Secretary of State Clinton recognized Israel’s desire for peace in the Middle East and praised Israel’s “unprecedented” concessions for agreeing to halt settlement construction in the West Bank, a concession that did not include halting construction of apartments for Jews in Jerusalem.

Even two weeks ago, after planned construction in Jerusalem had been announced, Vice President Biden still expressed “appreciation” for the “significant” steps taken by the Israeli government to address this minor issue.

Now, however, we see the Obama administration has decided to escalate, make unilateral demands of Israel, and threaten the very foundation of the U.S.-Israel relationship.

This has quickly led to the worst crisis in U.S.-Israel relations in decades. But it did not have to happen. More important, it needs to stop before it spirals out of control. Vice President Biden should rein in the Obama administration’s overheated rhetoric and chill the political spinmasters’ fire as they take to the media to criticize Israel.

Once again, the Obama administration is missing the boat on a very, very important issue. The administration needs to go back to the basics and acknowledge that Palestinian leaders have not helped progress any peace process since Obama was elected.

As Israel makes concessions (and is still criticized by the Obama administration), Arab leaders are just sitting back waiting for the White House to pressure Israel even further.

The Obama administration needs to open its eyes and recognize that it is only Iran and its terrorist allies that benefit from this manufactured controversy with Israel.

Vice President Biden was actually right when he said, before the construction announcement, that “one necessary precondition for progress is that the rest of the world knows…there is absolutely no space between the United States and Israel when it comes to security.”

Right now, thanks to the administration, there is a chasm. It’s time for President Obama to push the reset button on our relations with our ally Israel.

About the Author: Sarah Palin, the Republican vice-presidential candidate in 2008, served as governor of Alaska from December 2006-July 2009.


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

No Responses to “Kowtowing To Enemies While Mistreating Friends”

Comments are closed.

Current Top Story
UNRWA Rocket Logo
UNRWA Chutzpa
Latest Indepth Stories
Those who need care can least afford it: African refugees.

We could establish cities of refuge for the refugees; they’d become citizens of these new places.

The International Criminal Court building in the Hague, the Netherlands.

There is cause to believe the ICC is an improper venue for sorting the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

.The real BDS.

Congress described it as “economic warfare against Israel” yet US Jewish leaders proudly finance it!

World Zionist Congress elections end April 30.

Groups promoting anti-Israel/anti-Jewish BDS right on their websites are running in the WZC election

Pataki is the last Republican Governor to win a majority of Jewish votes.

Obama’s desire to be “fair” enables Iran to get nuclear weapons which will threaten global security

All GOP candidates will continue seeking – and praying – for Jewish money with greater success.

The one reason to make Aliyah outweighs all the arguments not to move to Israel.

“We returned to this Land not in order to be murdered, or uprooted. We came here to be replanted!”

I don’t fear for the future of our people because I believe Yeshiva University has created an “Iron Dome” of Jewish leadership

Poland’s great Jewish cities where Jewish life had once flourished and thrived, were now desolate

Chief rabbi, Rav Dovid Lau, stated that the Torah community’s turnout in the WZO election is vital.

Iran has at its core the same ideology as that of ISIS but, inaccurately, is thought a lesser threat

An early Yom Ha’atzmaut gathering for Israel’s 67th birthday with Pres. Rivlin of Israel and guests

Israel’s Memorial Day shouldn’t be a day of mourning, it’s a day to honor, not another Holocaust Day

God’s 3 part promise for Israel: to the Avot; a plentiful land; the eventual return home by all Jews

More Articles from Sarah Palin

The Obama administration reaches out to some of the world’s worst regimes in the name of its engagement policy.

Editor’s Note: As the world knows by now, Republican vice-presidential nominee Gov. Sarah Palin had been scheduled to speak at Monday’s rally in Dag Hammarskjold Plaza to protest the appearance at the UN of Iranian president Ahmadinejad. Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY) had also been invited to speak, but upon learning that Gov. Palin would be there, decided against attending. Then, under intense pressure from the Obama campaign, the Democratic Party and influential Jewish Democrats, the organizations sponsoring the event rescinded Gov. Palin’s invitation.

The following is what Gov. Palin would have said had she not been disinvited:

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/indepth/opinions/kowtowing-to-enemies-while-mistreating-friends/2010/03/24/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: