Yesterday, Reid Smith posed the question, “So what can we do for Israel?” Based on the “seven existential threats” criteria set out by Michael Oren, the Israeli Ambassador to the United States, Smith concludes “there’s not a whole lot America can do for Israel that it’s not already doing.”
I don’t entirely agree. One of the existential threats identified by Oren is delegitimization. Oren writes, “Since the mid-1970s, Israel’s enemies have waged an increasingly successful campaign of delegitimizing Israel in world forums, intellectual and academic circles, and the press.”
Well, I would argue that the Obama Administration has joined the delegitimization campaign against Israel. Whether it’s Obama’s open disdain of Benjamin Netanyahu, his comments about the 1967 borders and that the thought of Israel building homes in Jerusalem was more offensive to him than Iran killing its own people in an “election” in which Obama said we ought not to be seen as “meddling.” The recent comments by Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and Ambassador Howard Gutman are also a part of the Obama Administration efforts to delegitimize Israel.
The Obama Administration’s unbridled hostility towards to our only true friend in the Middle East is an act of moral cowardice. It’s bad enough that Obama wants to emulate European social policy. Well, when you have a European social policy then a European foreign policy is sure to follow. So what can America do for Israel? Vote Obama out of office and replace him with anyone except Ron Paul.