The people of Israel continually insist the world is against their nation and everything they do is criticized because they are Jewish. After the fiasco of attacking Turkish ships, the Obama administration did all in its power to mitigate international anger and work with Prime Minister Netanyahu in an effort to improve Gaza conditions. So, how is Obama being rewarded for refusing to join in world wide anger toward Israel? Once again, Bibi Netanyahu placed a knife in the back of President Obama by announcing that 22 Palestinian homes in East Jerusalem would be demolished to make way for a tourist center. This step is bound to create renewed fury, make difficult holding peace discussions with Palestinians, but to the Israeli religious right controversy and insults of Palestinians are necessary. Why? If Palestinians are angered, it eventually results in comments from world leaders. Those comments provide proof to Israelis the world hates Jews.
US State Department spokesperson, P.J. Crowley told the Israel government such actions are just the step which harms efforts toward peace. Naturally, the Israel government insists the entire project is an attempt to improve lives of Palestinians. Yes, destroy their homes, do not offer them new homes in the district, yes, this is just the type of “help” needed by Palestinians.
We define an “Israel Hater” as one who urges the nation of Israel to pursue policies that only reinforce isolation and prevent the Jewish people from uniting with their Palestinian brothers and sisters. President Obama made an eloquent explanation of the meaning of the Holocaust and anyone with an iota of brain power understood he was making clear to President Ahmadinejad of Iran and those in the Muslim world who deny the Holocaust that such thinking lacks an historical background. He also spoke of the plight of Palestinians who suffer under the rule of an Israel occupation army that denies people their right to self determination. Rush Limbaugh, the great defender of truth lashed out at Obama for comparing the Holocaust to the suffering of Palestinians. No such comparison was ever made in the speech, but to those who hate Israel and wish it to remain in an isolated position living in constant fear, the very mention that Palestinians have suffered is enough to prove a speaker hates the Jewish people.
In this blog I vigorously attacked Professor Robinson for specifically making a comparison between the Holocaust and the Gaza invasion. President Obama became the first American leader who has spoken out publicly against Israel policies which prevent the people of Gaza from enjoying freedom of movement and policies that illegally seize land of Palestinians. The Palestinian people have suffered, they have endured what Obama termed the indignities that any people under occupation must encounter. That does NOT mean the Israel government has a policy to kill Palestinians or to force them into starvation.
It is a sad day when any Jewish liberal or any supporter of Israel has to rely on the likes of Rush Limbaugh as a spokesman for truth. Barack Obama spoke honestly, he was critical of Muslim extremists and he was critical of certain policies of the Israel government. He made clear American ties with Israel were unbreakable. But, Republican smear artists seek to arouse fear and hate by claiming Obama connected the Holocaust to Israel actions toward Palestinians. These Republicans seek votes, not the truth. These Republicans seek to continue the current impasse in the Middle East, not to forge new bonds of friendship.
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