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{Guest columnist Bassam Tawil is a scholar based in the Middle East, Article originally appeared in the Gatestone Institute website}

Instead of congratulating the Israeli people for being one of the few countries in the Middle East to hold real free and democratic elections, Obama has decided to inflict collective punishment not on Netanyahu, but on all Israelis, even its Muslim and Christian citizens, for having an election that came out not the way he wanted it to.

The terrorists have also been following with great enthusiasm reports that the Obama Administration is considering reassessing its policy — that the U.S. no longer considers Israel a strategic ally in the Middle East.

In short, Obama’s anti-Israel stance is the best gift the Americans could have given to Muslim terrorists and radical Arabs.

Obama also seems not to want to face the fact that because of his withdrawals and neglect, the situation in the Middle East today, with the rise of Islamic State and other terror groups, is not the same as it was even five years ago.

Thanks to Obama’s policies, the Iranians and their friends are now in control of Iraq, Yemen, Syria and Lebanon, and much of Bahrain, and have surrounded the oilfields of the Persian Gulf. Meanwhile the U.S. has been forced to close down its embassies in three Arab countries — Syria, Libya and Yemen.

Even Palestinians and Arabs are aware of the fact that under the current circumstances a Palestinian state would sooner or later be controlled by jihadists and Islamic terrorists, whose dream is the destruction of Israel, Europe and the U.S.

The last thing the Americans and Europeans need is another Islamic extremist country that exports terrorism — with nuclear weapons — to all parts of the earth.

The real enemy is not Netanyahu. The real enemy is Iran, Hizbullah, Hamas and Islamic Jihad and Islamic State.

Many Arabs and Muslims are rubbing their hands in joy as they watch U.S. President Barack Obama declare war on Israel after the victory of Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud Party in last week’s general election.

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They do not see the rising tensions between Obama and Netanyahu as the result of a personal dispute between two leaders. Instead, the dispute is seen by many Arabs and Muslims as part of the Obama Administration’s strategy to undermine Israel and force it to make territorial concessions that would pose an existential threat to Israel.

At the beginning of his first term in office, he raised high hopes in the Arab and Islamic countries when he rushed to deliver an apologetic speech at the Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated Al-Azhar University in Cairo. His speech left many Arabs and Muslims with the impression that here, finally, is an American president who is prepared to sacrifice Israel for the sake of appeasing its enemies.

Muslims have long considered Obama to be on their side in the conflict with Israel. They were expecting him to become the first U.S. president to abandon Israel in favor of Arabs and Muslims. But since the 2009 speech in Cairo, there has been great disappointment with Obama in the Arab and Islamic countries for failing to “do something” about Israel.

Now, at long last, the Obama Administration’s increased hostility toward Israel is being welcomed in many Arab and Islamic capitals. They are overjoyed to see that after failing the Arabs and Muslims for the past six years, Obama seems finally to be moving in the “right” direction.

Terrorist groups such as Hamas, Hizbullah, Al-Qaeda and Islamic Jihad are also expressing satisfaction with what they see as Obama’s “declaration of war” against Israel. Palestinian Authority officials in the West Bank are also celebrating over the fact that Israel has become the number one enemy of the Obama Administration.

This week, a Palestinian Authority official was quoted as saying that the Palestinians would not be surprised if President Obama himself joined their campaign to file war crimes charges against Israel before the International Criminal Court. The official was reported to have told a Ramallah-based Western diplomat that Obama hates Israel and this was good news for the Palestinians.

Israel’s enemies have been sitting on its borders and waiting for an opportunity to attack. One of the reasons they have been reluctant until now to wage an all-out war to destroy Israel was their fear that the U.S. would come to Israel’s rescue. But now, Hizbullah, Hamas, Islamic Jihad, Islamic State and other terror groups are hopeful that Obama has finally decided to abandon Israel.

The terrorists also have been following with great enthusiasm reports that the Obama Administration is considering reassessing its policy in the Middle East in the wake of Netanyahu’s electoral victory. This is exactly the kind of news they have been waiting to hear for so many years — that the U.S. no longer considers Israel its main strategic ally in the Middle East.

Reports that the Obama Administration will no longer support Israel in international forums and agencies, especially in the UN General Assembly and Security Council, are seen by a growing number of Arabs and Muslims as the beginning of the end of the partnership between the U.S. and Israel. This partnership has worried Israel’s enemies for decades because it stands in the way of achieving their goal of wiping Israel off the face of the earth.

In short, Obama’s anti-Israel stance is the best gift the Americans could have given to Islamist terrorists and radical Arabs. For the first time ever, the Obama Administration has created hope among Israel’s enemies that the U.S. will at last give them his wholehearted support, just as he has been doing with Iran.

The sharp crisis between the Obama Administration and Israel has been taking place at a time when the U.S. is losing most of its Arab and Muslim friends, especially in Egypt, Jordan, Yemen, as well as other countries. It is also taking place at a time when Iran is capturing one Arab country after the other, and has now surrounded all the oilfields in the Persian Gulf, as well as having quietly for years infiltrated South America.

Thanks to Obama’s policies, the Iranians and their friends are now in control of Iraq, Yemen, Syria and Lebanon, and much of Bahrain, and have surrounded the oilfields of the Persian Gulf. Meanwhile, the U.S. has been forced to close down its embassies in three Arab countries — Syria, Libya and Yemen.

Instead of facing the dangers of the Iranian drive to export the Islamic revolution to as many Arab and Islamic countries as possible — with the help of an accelerating operation to acquire nuclear weapons — Obama has turned Israel in general, and Netanyahu in particular, into the main threat to world peace and stability.

And instead of congratulating the Israeli people for being one of the few countries in the Middle East to hold real free and democratic elections, Obama has decided to inflict collective punishment not on Netanyahu, but on all Israelis, even its Muslim and Christian citizens, for having an election that came out not the way he wanted it to.

What Obama does seem to want is to force Israel to accept a Palestinian state that would pose an existential threat to it and become the source of instability and tensions in the region. Obama also seems not to want to face the fact that because of his withdrawals and neglect, the situation in the Middle East today, with the rise of Islamic State and other terror groups, is not the same as it was even five years ago.

Even Palestinians and Arabs are aware of the fact that under the current circumstances a Palestinian state would sooner or later be controlled by jihadists and Islamic terrorists, whose dream is the destruction of Israel, Europe and the U.S.

If Obama is interested in reconsidering his Middle East policy, he should start by examining the repercussions of the establishment of an independent Palestinian state on regional and international security. The last thing Americans and Europeans need is another Islamic extremist country that exports terrorism — most probably with nuclear weapons — to all parts of the earth.

Obama needs to wake up. The real enemy is not Netanyahu. The real enemy is Iran, Hizbullah, Hamas, Islamic Jihad and Islamic State. Unfortunately, Obama — as he continues undermining moderate Muslims and Arabs in the free world — has decided to side with the wrong side.

 

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190 COMMENTS

  1. Obama has not declare a war on Israel but rather to YHWH / YahShua Himself ,I don’t want to be in Obama’s shoes in this life or the next…. Stay Strong Benjamin Netanyahu – בנימין נתניהו don’t back off an inch!! YHWH is with Israel as He promise…

  2. GOD WILL BLESS ISRAEL+MY LOVING BROTHERS+SISTERS IN THE IDF+IAF.
    GOD LOVES YOU ISRAEL+MY LOVING BROTHERS+SISTERS IN THE IDF+IAF.
    GOD WILL PROTECT YOU ISRAEL+MY LOVING BROTHERS.
    +SISTERS. IN THE IDF+IAF.
    WE STAND WITH YOU FOREVER ISRAEL+MY LOVING BROTHERS+
    SISTERS IN THE IDF+IAF

  3. The enemy of Israel Only the president of America but not the American people and take note Obama is not the American he is truly isis, jehadis, hamas, hesbola. Is… Wearing the American custom. It should be arrested by and prison for treason he is a traitor to the American people.

  4. Time to look at who is oppressing , who.
    Bombing civilians is against all that is good and just.
    When one is fighting for survival , all the is fair is thrown away.
    Time for everyone to go to their conners and take a break.
    War is not what the people of the USA want to be a part of.
    We have been lied to and manipulated by our C.I.A. and others into fighting wars in which we had no bussiness being involved in.
    Hard to tell friend from foe with all the underhanded , two faced liars at work around the Globe.
    Time to quit playing soldier and making the rich ,richer while our young
    Soldiers spill their blood , for what ?
    God Bless our armed forces and lets stop putting them in harms way #

  5. ❤❤❤ THE END OF OBAMA’s Radical Muslim Spring ❤❤ His plan to make USA Radical Islam Watch out USA ..OBAMA thinks like a pilot of Lufthansa commit suicide !!! OBAMA thinks like a pilot of Lufthansa commit suicide !!! Obama creates the radical Islam in the Islamic world !!! Wake up USA !!!
    ✋All America is an occupied country !!! so Obama has no right to say that Israel is occupied ✋ America is the land of the Indians & Mexicans ! Criminals came to America, conquered the Indians and Mexicans ! Israel did not conquer ! Jewish came back to Israel homeland after 2000 years and you the Israeli jewish left & United States & Europe, need to understand once and for ever !!!!!
    ❤ יום נפלא ומאושר לכל אוהבי עם ישראל❤
    Israel you must, stop apologizing !! enough and enough ! You must stop OBAMA the new antisemite who wants to destroy the world & to convert all Christians to radical Muslim religion and to be remembered, Yes I have already said, Believe me Obama is really sick he has cancer !!
    Obama destroyed the Egyptian by supporting Muslim Brotherhood so he wants destroy ISRAL, Obama did not hear what Abu Mazen and the Muslim Brotherhood declared because he is the Muslim Brotherhood ! Wake Watch up ISRAEL & USA !!
    ❤❤ Yes Yes ISRAEL LOVE USA for ever yes for ever !!! ❤❤❤ Watch up Israel, Obama is an enemy poisonous snake for Israel ! World, Do not forget the Bible is the root of Israel ! Always with the Bible, rises to kill you get up & kill him !!! I hope that Hitler No. 2 is not in USA. Israel will not accept the enemies of Israel never !! Wake up USA, please wake up and see who is Obama, He creates the radical Islam in the Islamic world !!! Wake up USA !!!

  6. My country, America will pay a very high price for what our government is doing to Israel……
    I will bless those who bless thee and I will curse those who curse thee…
    My country is going to pay for this…
    GOD HELP AMERICA PROTECT US FROM OUR GOVERNMENT

  7. God help America! Judgement is coming and the people will pay the piper. So sad to watch. It is an absolute disgrace! And it was ‘We the people’ who voted him in? I doubt it, maybe the first time, but twice? God will help Israel; but I fear, God has departed America.

  8. Israel does not get it. Obama is not making an error in relations with Netanyahu and Israel. He just wants to say he negotiated a peace deal to justify the Nobel Peace Prize he received for doing nothing. To-date he has invaded or bombed seven countries…more countries than anyone sense WW2.

  9. Watched the TV show Vice,with the program on all the Venezuela cocaine, 100 million a day ,shipments of the drug going on large ships straight to Africa then straight to Hamas and Hezbollah to finance their middle east war.No one even tries to stop this ? The show is on HBO.

  10. This camel jockey is in there because in the last election 45% of the so called Christians stayed home and didn’t go vote so we all are responsable for this clown being in there we are all going to get rained on with judgment. Everyone needs to get out the vote this coming 2016 for they are binging in millions of muslim every years starting now.

  11. Obamas heart ♥ is ruled by Satan but like Satan he will fall fowl of the oppression of the poor, he would rather make money for the USA government out of selling weapons to the terrorists than help the poorer black communities in the USA he promised to help financially to get votes off them to become president, I remember he offered all the black poor a miserable one thousand dollars each to get their votes I remember it and knew by this that he would be a manulipatetive oppressive leader and he is oppressive in all his strategys and decisions

  12. No need to despair… YAHVÉ has everything in HIS control… I just feel bad for what is coming soon the the US, because of its people voting in this evil man, and the rest of the Western nations that join in on the rising anti-Semitism spreading across the world… Israel will be protected, but I hurt for the women and children of the western world and muslim nations that will suffer the consecuences of the soon coming Pslams 83 War…

  13. He knows who the real enemies are. Hes a democrat. Cmon. They appear to know everything thats good for all americans. This is just smoke and mirror play by our great leader. He wouldnt jeapordize our relations with allies because of petty things. No way. He has our backs. Watch and see.

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