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The Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, speaking in the Knesset.

As Palestinian Authority officials continue to incite their population and Arab terrorists rev up for what they hope will be a third “intifada” last night a mouthpiece for the Obama Administration has lit his own fuse on the internet.

The Atlantic columnist Jeffrey Goldberg led his column Tuesday (Oct. 28) with a comment from a “senior Obama administration official” who called Israel’s Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu “a chickenshit.”


Goldberg wrote that the comment was “representative of the gloves-off manner in which American and Israeli officials now talk about each other behind closed doors” and “yet another sign that relations between the Obama and Netanyahu governments have moved toward a full-blown crisis.”

I say it’s all hogwash, kashruth and halal notwithstanding.

On June 4, 2009 – just six months after entering the White House – Israel independently rated a grand total of just four sentences in a landmark hour-long speech delivered by President Barack Obama from Cairo. Of the four, one sentence contained a major inaccuracy.

The reference was to America’s “unbreakable” bond with Israel, which Obama insisted was based upon “cultural and historical ties, and the recognition that the aspiration for a Jewish homeland is rooted in a tragic history that cannot be denied.”  (ed. note: italics added for emphasis)

It’s not, and if Obama knew his Qur’an as well he claims to know to, and as well as he allegedly knows his Bible as a Christian – which perhaps he may not – he would know that last is patently untrue.

Yesterday before this brouhaha began Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin revisited this very same issue as he inaugurated a new Museum of History of Polish Jewry in Warsaw, at the invitation of Poland’s President Bronislaw Komorowski. The two men stood together as Rivlin spoke of Jewish history.

“There are those who mistakenly think that the State of Israel is compensation for the Holocaust,” Rivlin said in an ironic response to Obama’s 2009 Cairo claim. “There is no greater mistake. The State of Israel is not a compensation for the Holocaust. The State of Israel was established in its own right.” (italics added)

To be perfectly politically incorrect, Israel is the Jewish homeland because it was granted by Almighty God Himself to His Chosen People. Period, full stop. Read the Old Testament. It’s there in black and white.

Even observant Muslims know it, those who have studied their Qur’an. The passages are quoted often by those Muslim leaders who do truly understand the meaning of coexistence and peace, and even at times by those who don’t.

(Sura 5:20) “And when Moses said to his people, ‘O my people, remember the favor of Allah upon you when He appointed among you prophets and made you possessors and gave you that which He had not given anyone among the worlds.’”

(Sura 5:21) “O my people, enter the Holy Land which Allah has assigned to you and do not turn back [from fighting in Allah’s cause] and [thus] become losers.”

Clearly Obama’s speech writers were not among these well-educated people, nor did he correct them. Perhaps he was unable to, perhaps he didn’t notice.

But his priorities vis a vis Israel were made equally clear in the fact that every other reference to the Jewish State in his Cairo speech was made solely in relation to its relations with the Palestinian Authority and the Arab world.

Obama’s scorn for Israel — and in particular, for its leader — has never really been a particularly well-kept secret.

Barely a year after Obama first entered the White House, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu was treated to a taste of that disdain. In 2010 America’s first black president suddenly left Israel’s top leader “on hold” in the Oval Office in a breathtakingly rude manner during an exchange over Obama’s demands that Israel cease building in Jerusalem.


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Rachel Levy is a freelance journalist who has written for Jewish publications in New York, New Jersey and Israel.


  1. The anti semitism emanating from this present Husein Obama Administration is absolutely disgusting & unacceptable. Bibi stand strong & don’t give in to them one iota. I’m not a big supporter of you, but you have 100% of my support on this one, Obama & his gang can go to hell.
    An Yisrael Chai V’Kayiam.

  2. This is aweful. I apoligize for such ignorance and arrogance. I grieve for America. I am American but as a Christian Israel is my heart. I support Israel in its stand as a jewish state. Belonging to the jewish people. They will not be a dispersed people. It is time to comfort my people. Nations who don't do this will be judged. As America has done unto Israel. Judgements will fall. So I weep for The lives of Israeli citizens taken away because of America s involvement in the middle east. This to me is the worlds greatest loss.

  3. If Barak Obama were in my class on geo-political history and current events, he would be sitting on a stool in the corner with a dunce cap on his head…and all those offering pathetic excuses for his biases would be standing outside in the rain so they could continue to line up behind him. That being said, I'm happy to be living in a country where I can still say those things without getting my head lopped off, or stoned to death, for expressing my opinionss…unlike the countries Obama supports to the detriment of Israel.

  4. God help America if we turn our back on Israel. The only way to destroy our country is from within. Obama is doing that very thing on every issue. Now he is destroying our relationship with our friends, Israel, which previous Presidents have held in esteem.

  5. Even if he hasn’t already wavered loyalty in fear of his middle eastern cousins declaring war on the US, he most certainly allows others to slander and insult Israel. If he was president during the days of WWII, we’d all already be taken over by Nazis due to his spineless personality.

  6. ROTFL–a feckless and incompetent community organizer who has retreated from all theatres and alliances world wide is calling a former commando a 'chicken'? Hey, and nuts to you, girlfriend Obama.

  7. The USA constitution incorporates the Anglo-American Treaty which is a clone of the Palestine Mandate. The USA must encourage settlement by Jews. That the USA does the opposite is unconstitutional!

  8. Bush and Obama owe Saudi for success and it sickens me to no end what politicians have done for oil and to line their own coffers. Their money will not save them. Sell outs their days are numbered.

  9. i hang my head in comlpeat shame that iam american.
    the only positive thing is i wont be on the earth much longer.
    i did not vote for this idiot knew he was shady
    now i know why. smh in total shame

  10. It's not America that has turned their back on Israel. Only Obama, who is an antiSemite due to his muslim roots. Mr. Netanyahu knows! He is a much more intelligent man than the muslim in the White House!

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