Before Obama was elected, many Jews were insisting he was pro-Israel, and 78% of American Jews voted for him. I was not among them: a year ago, a Jewish writer attacked me for saying that Obama was not pro-Israel. Now that he has been president for over 100 days, how has that worked out? It is worth revisiting that May 2008 article, for it is revealing of the false assumptions that all too many Jews had and still have.
Last May, Daniel Koffler wrote about me at a blog called Jewcy (it is anything but) . He said “false friends of Israel, on the other hand, go into a petit mal seizure at the slightest hint of deviation from a platform of dispatching all the Palestinians with extreme prejudice, and grand mal when that deviationism comes from a fellow Jew.”
There’s more. Koffler defended another Jewish writer, Jeffrey Goldberg, whom I had criticized for his claim that “Mr. Obama is actually more pro-Israel than either Ehud Olmert or Ehud Barak…[t]o say nothing of John McCain and President George W. Bush….”
How amusing it is to read Koffler’s attack now, after I spent the better part of 18 months prior to the election exposing Obama’s anti-semitic allegiances, alliances, friendships, and funding. I was so unnerved by what I discovered in the run up to the election, I spent short of a week in Florida on “The GREAT REVERSE SCHLEP: Save the Jews Tour ” educating Florida’s elder Jews of Obama’s dangerous liasons before they cast their ballots. Jewish Americans were woefully ignorant, thanks to a corrupt media, of Obama’s true sentiments. His Islamic upbringing was whitewashed, his ties to Khalid Al Mansour, Rashid Khalidi, Frank Marshall, notorious anti-semites Louis Farrakhan and Reverend Jeremiah Wright were virtually ignored. Further, stories I broke at Atlas Shrugs exposing the millions of foreign dollars from Arab and Islamic countries including Gaza contributions from a Hamas controlled Rafah refugee camp in Gaza went unreported and unchallenged.
Looking beyond the deep bow to the Muslim king of Saudi Arabia and his seeming complicity in the advancement of Iran’s nuclear ambitions (a country who repeatedly promises a second Jewish holocaust), here are just a few highlights from the president’s first 100 days:
The situation has deteriorated so rapidly Newt Gingrich recently stated that the Obama Administration is “systematically setting up the most decisive confrontation that we’ve ever seen” between Israel and its enemies. Douglas Hagmann of the Northeast Intelligence Network agreed: “The Obama administration is no friend to Israel, is no friend to the Jews in America and is no friend to democracy or freedom in America. …Just by his very appointments, we can see him filling positions of power with people who are anti-Semitic, who want to see Israel essentially dissolved as a nation, if not by diplomacy, then certainly by war.”
Hagmann spoke to an intelligence source who told him: “I have every reason to believe, based on what I’ve seen at my level of [security] clearance especially over the last several years, that Israel will soon be completely on their own… or worse.” He explained this would happen “when our administration provides more support to Arab countries [with] financial and military aid, undercutting Israel’s defense efforts all while pushing Israel to succumb to the pressure of unreasonable demands designed to end with their political annihilation as a nation.”
And meanwhile, White House chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel has tied any action against Iran’s nuclear program to more concessions by Israel to the Palestinians.
By their acts ye shall know him, and so we know him. Every decision, every move, every policy decision the President has made in regards to Israel has been the act of .... an anti-semite.
What does Daniel Koffler think of his candidate now?
Pamela Geller is the editor and publisher of the Atlas Shrugs website and former associate publisher of the New York Observer. Her op-eds have appeared in The Washington Times, World Net Daily, The American Thinker, Israel National News and other publications.
Courageous Pamela Geller is publisher of the popular atlasshrugs.com.
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