By ignoring the greater problems of the Middle East, particularly, the refusal of Arab states to recognize the right of Israel to exist, nothing will change. The Arab dictatorships will continue to use Israel as a distraction from their internal problems. Until this “problem” is overcome no change in the Middle East “Peace Process” will be achieved. But I digress…Until American Jews realize that there is a genuine anti-Semitic feeling on the far left in America (as well as the rest of the world), they will continue to blindly support Mr. Obama and his misguided policies.
Jonathan Tobin in Commentary recently said,
But friends of Israel, especially those Jewish Democrats who have been doing their best to ignore the White House’s increasingly belligerent tone toward the Jewish state, would do well to note what happened this week. Obama honored one of the most virulent enemies of Israel. … He has gotten away with it with hardly a scratch on his reputation. Though some will dismiss this incident as a mere blunder that will soon be forgotten, I doubt that Obama and his advisers will forget how easily they were able to dismiss a nearly universal Jewish dismay. …
If anyone thinks the administration can be deterred from taking future stances that are clearly invidious to the security of Israel, the Robinson episode may well have taught Obama that he can get away with anything when it comes to Jewish Democrats.
Additionally, a far more important decision of the Obama administration to this point is the announcement that Mr. Obama has agreed to meet with Amadinejhad and Iran, a totalitarian state the masquerades as a republic, and a country that is committed to "wiping Israel from the map". Obama has agreed without condition, to accept Iran’s offer to discuss anything except Iran’s nuclear weapons program. Bret Stephens recently in the Wall Street Journal asks why the Mr. Oobama is taking every possible step to push Israel into a to war with Iran when it obviously isn't in the best interests of either country.
In an interview with FrontPage Magazine, Victor Davis Hanson suggested the possibility of just the opposite response from the administration:
Quietly [Israelis] must assume during the Obama tenure that the United States is no longer an ally in the same special sense as in the past, and thus not depend on American support for any of its initiatives. E.g., if Israelis feel that a strike against Iran is necessary for their very survival, they had better have a stockpile of spare military parts and supplies beforehand, and a sophisticated diplomatic and public relations reactive team ready. (You see I fear some in this administration want Israel to bomb Iran to at last give it the long-desired excuse to cut Israel loose entirely).
As a Jew myself, I hope that eventually, the vast majority of American Jews will come too their senses and see the tremendous damage that Mr. Obama is doing not just to Israel, but to Jews world wide...at leat before it's too late.