Is Barack Hussein Obama “the first Jewish president” as some contend?
A lengthy feature in New York Magazine quoted White House counsel Abner Mikva, who claimed in 2008, “When this all is over, people are going to say that Barack Obama is the first Jewish president.”
The columnist concluded, “’The first Jewish president?’ Maybe not. But certainly a president every bit as pro-Israel as the country’s own prime minister – and, if you look from the proper angle, maybe even more so.”
If President Obama is so pro-Israel then why is he so anti-Israel?
Author and columnist Ken Blackwell disagrees. In the wake of Obama’s Jakarta trip, Blackwell wrote:
“With his remarks in Jakarta, Indonesia, President Obama made history once again. Sadly, it’s a most unenviable title. I believe he is the most anti-Israel President in U.S. history.”
“He used his Jakarta platform to complain about Israel building apartments for her growing population. Where? In Jerusalem, the capital of Israel.”
“To make matters even worse, Jakarta is a city no Israeli is allowed to enter! The symbolism of saying what he said in the country and city where he said it is simply atrocious.”
Rep. Michele Bachmann (R – MN) concurs, calling the “first anti-Israel president in American history.”
Bachmann recognizes the flawed nature of Obama’s worldview, explaining, “In their fantasy world, a smaller, diminished, less powerful United States is somehow supposed to bring about global tranquility.” Mocking Obama, she said. “Well Mr. Obama, Mrs. Clinton, we want our 1980s foreign policies back. Peace through strength!”
For Obama, America is the problem. For Obama, Israel is the problem.
An Obama acolyte recently reversed reality, using an Orwellian formulation, to assert that “to be pro-Israel is to be in favor of liberating the country from its occupation of Palestinians.”
To be against Israel is to be for Israel reminds me of the infamous claim “It became necessary to destroy the town to save it.”
Proposed Sanctions Against Israel
Now Obama is considering sanctions on Israel.
Weekly Standard investigative reporter Steve Hayes finds it remarkable that the White House is “refusing to deny that the United States is considering sanctioning one of its closest allies facing an existential threat, daily threats, from Iran but you have the White House on Capitol Hill lobbying now against any additional sanctions [against Iran] because it’s going to blow up those negotiations that constitute the threat Israel is facing. The levels of idiocy on this I think are befuddling.”
As JihadWatch notes, “While he hands Iran approval for its nuclear program on a silver platter, Obama is apparently considering sanctions against Israel. He turns allies into enemies and enemies into allies – the latter in his eyes only, not theirs.”
Obama – Netanyahu Rivalry
President Obama has had a stormy and icy relationship with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu throughout his presidency. As CNN notes, they have squabbled “over peace talks, wars in Lebanon and Gaza, settlements and Israeli military action in places like Iraq and Syria.”
“For Obama, the Iranian nuclear challenge is another crisis to be managed, and a test case of his doctrine that the United States should be prepared to talk to its enemies. But people familiar with Netanyahu’s worldview say he believes history has handed him the role of delivering the Jewish state from an existential threat posed by Tehran’s nuclear ambitions.”
But there’s far more to it than that. There are distinct ideological and (dare I say it) theological differences between these two heads of state.
Obama is Pathologically Pro-Islam
Is Obama really pro-Israel? The first Jewish president? Hardly.
Obama has Muslim roots and Muslim sympathies. Throughout his political career, Obama has defended and extoled Islam at every turn, while expressing either disdain or hostility toward Christianity and Judaism.
Obama finds a strange moral equivalency between Israelis conducting defensive strikes and Palestinians engaging in terrorism. Strikingly, Obama always sides with the Palestinians and actually blames Israelis for the deaths of civilians used as human shields by Palestinians.
Throughout his presidency, Obama has insisted on a Middle East peace process but taken the side of the Palestinians, insisting that Israel stop its settlement program – as a precondition to those very peace talks. Obama also favors a suicidal return to pre-1967 borders.
Despite the fact that the Palestinians have consistently broken its cease-fire agreements with Israel, Obama blames Israel.
Obama opposes Israel in large measure because of his Muslim roots and because Israel is an American ally who shares American values.
Americans have supported Israel since its birth in 1948. Obama – hailed the first Jewish president – has broken with that long tradition and is risking both the demise of Israel and civilization as we know it.
“Obama’s America – Fundamentally Flawed” at http://wp.me/p4scHf-1h.
“Obama’s Muslim Roots and Sympathies” at http://t.co/3FIt1xmLqV.
Complete timeline of Obama’s anti-Israel hatred at http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2015/03/20/a-complete-timeline-of-obamas-anti-israel-hatred/.
 Steve Hayes, Special Report, FNC, 12/5/14.