Right wing Neocons: 'Obama's bullying Israel'
by MainStreet, Wed Jun 24, 2009 at 06:37:53 AM EDT
Obama versus Israel.
Remember Dick Morris, the triangulation man in the Clinton administration, who caused many in Clinton's cabinet to flee after his first term? That's him in the video, with his Fox News clothes off pumping right wing Republican Neocon foreign policy, replete with the usual falsehoods and bias, in this case a pro-Netanyahu Likud one concerning Israel.
The video can be retrieved from Frontpage Magazine, the Islamophobic site run by David Horowitz who pumps bigoted themes concerning Islam, Arabs, and Palestinians, especially Iran and Hamas, and provides readers with a Jihad Watch as well as the David Horowitz's Freedom Center.
Horowitz is up in arms over Obama's Cairo speech and his rapprochement with the Arab and Islamic worlds and Obama's apparent seriousness about concluding a Middle East peace based on Palestinian statehood. He recently sent out this flier for money to support his cause, which is now thoroughly against the Obama administration. Obama is an enemy of Israel and must be stopped.
While President Obama has been dithering about whether to support the brave Iranian protesters or to appease their monstrous government, he has no qualms about bullying Israel.
He is pressuring the Netanyahu government mercilessly to diminish Israel's security and to accept the terrorist group and Iran puppet Hamas as a negotiating partner, despite that organization's express policy that it intends to wipe Israel off the face of the earth.
Israel can no longer count on the United States - and that's a situation we can't tolerate.
The Freedom Center has long had a Defense of Israel Campaign that has focused on bringing the facts to college campuses in the face of strident pro-Palestinian activists. Now we need to add an initiative directed to Congress, to press for strong support for Israel by destroying the myths spread by a compliant media and educating them on the real facts about Israel and its treatment by the Arab world.
Our campaign is based on the stunning level of ignorance shown by President Obama and other politicians when it comes to the Middle East. Too many unquestioningly swallow the propaganda of the Arabs, which is repeated uncritically by many of the mainstream media. That is how Obama could get away with filling his Cairo speech with one distortion of history after another, all of them aimed at glorifying Islam and discrediting the West.
Perhaps most damaging was his statement that Israel came into existence because of the world's guilt for the Holocaust. He does not understand - or admit - the Jews' 3,400-year-old connection to the land of Israel, which has kept Jews living there continuously since ancient times. He does not know that in 1845 Jews outnumbered Muslim Arabs by almost to 2 to 1 in Jerusalem and were the largest ethnic group in the region, according to a census at the time.
There is much more that President Obama doesn't know, and he's far from alone. Many members of Congress are similarly ignorant, as are members of the media.
The Freedom Center has years of experience producing and distributing materials giving the facts about Israel and the Arab world. We are now creating a booklet especially targeted to get the information that public officials need to know out to Congress. Many members of Congress, of both parties, have shown their uneasiness with the president's biased approach to Israel. I want to arm them with the facts and stiffen their spines so they will take a strong stand against attempts to weaken our alliance or to force Israel into a disastrous agreement with the Palestinians.
We will also attempt to get our materials read inside the White House, though I don't have much hope on that front. After all, for 20 years Obama listened to the sermons of Jeremiah Wright - the pastor who recently told a reporter that "them Jews ain't going to let him [Obama] talk to me."
And the official White House photo of the president talking to Prime Minister Netanyahu on the phone showed the soles of his shoes looming large in the foreground. In the Muslim world this is a sign of grave disrespect. A spokesman for a terrorist organization commented:
"It's a sign of humiliation that shows Obama thinks the Israeli government and the Jews don't deserve more than shoes. This proves Obama is disgusted with the Israelis.... With Obama's shoes, change will come."
Did he do this on purpose? Who knows, President Obama is naive and inexperienced. His approach to foreign policy is to treat our enemies well and our friends badly.
That's why we're targeting Congress rather than the White House. It is essential that we get the facts about why we need to stand behind our ally Israel in front of the members of Congress who can stop the sellout by the Obama administration.
P.S. I call Israel the canary in the coal mine. By that I mean that the enemies of Israel are the enemies of America and all of western civilization. If Obama follows the agenda of Hamas, Hezbollah and other Palestinian groups, Israel will soon be just a memory and our enemies will chalk up the biggest victory in their evil existence. Please follow this link to make an immediate contribution to help our campaign!
It is surprising that the term "Hamastan" was not used to depict the Palestinian 'jihad' state to be. But clearly, right wing Necons are up in arms intent on stopping Obama's Middle East peace initiative.
Regarding the false assertion that Jews outnumbered Palestinians, if it is at all relevant, "according to Alexander Scholch (quoted from Wikipedia), the population of Palestine in 1850 had about 350,000 inhabitants, 30% of whom lived in 13 towns; roughly 85% were Muslims, 11% were Christians and 4% Jews." The respective number of Muslims, Christians, and Jews in Jerusalem in 1850 were 1,025, 738, 630, the total given as 2,393, with over 7,000 living in Jerusalem suburbs.
Likewise, according to Ottoman statistics studied by Justin McCarthy, the population of Palestine in the early 19th century was 350,000, in 1860 it was 411,000 and in 1900 about 600,000 of which 94% were Arabs. In 1914, after the start of the Zionist immigrations, Palestine had a population of 657,000 Muslim Arabs, 81,000 Christian Arabs, and 59,000 Jews. McCarthy estimates the non-Jewish population of Palestine at 452,789 in 1882, 737,389 in 1914, 725,507 in 1922, 880,746 in 1931 and 1,339,763 in 1946.
The propaganda meisters are still at it. Like the proverbial sociopath, they never give up.