Yet again, President Obama has snubbed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
According to the Jerusalem Post, “The White House has rejected a request by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to meet US President Barack Obama in the United States this month…” with the White House apparently saying that the meeting just won’t fit into Obama’s schedule.
This is about far more than protocol or wounded feelings.
The Middle East is (or at least seems to be) perilously close to violent chaos, with our enemies emboldened by Obama’s obvious dislike for Israel, sympathy for Palestinians and other Islamists, and general weakness.
His refusal to meet with Netanyahu speaks both to his disdain for Israel generally and Netanyahu specifically, but also to this president’s perverse priorities, which lead him to miss a majority of his national security briefings despite the world being an increasingly dangerous place.
Israel is not a ward of the US state, but they are our long-time very close ally and we have a real strategic interest in their survival and prosperity. Barack Obama either doesn’t understand or doesn’t care about any of that. And by his words and (in)actions, he raises the chances of death and destruction across the region.
It’s not just Jews who need to abandon Barack Obama en masse. It is any person who wants to avoid bloody, perhaps nuclear, war in the Middle East.