When you disagree with right wingers in the US you are a terrorist sympathizer. When you disagree with the right wingers in Israel you are antisemitic. It was all so predictable – as soon as it was leaked that Petraeus was concerned that Israeli policy was having a negative impact on US policy and goals in the Middle East the antisemitic card would be played. It all started when Anti-Defamation League Chairman, Abe Foxman said:
Israel should immediately battle a charge emerging in the US that its actions are endangering the lives of US soldiers, because it is a particularly “pernicious” argument that “smacks of blaming the Jews for everything,” Anti-Defamation League National Chairman Abe Foxman said on Monday.
Foxman, in an interview with The Jerusalem Post, was replying to an emerging theme that has run through the public discussion in the US of the Interior Ministry’s announcement of plans to build 1,600 housing units in northeast Jerusalem’s Ramat Shlomo neighborhood: that Israel’s actions could cost the lives of American soldiers.
Of course he’s referring to General Petraeus. But it’s not just Petraeus but Obama as well.
It’s not that Obama doesn’t like Bibi. He doesn’t like the nation of Israel…
When there is an anti-Semitic president in the United States, it is a test for us and we have to say: We will not concede. We are a nation dating back 4,000 years, and you in a year or two will be long forgotten. Who will remember you? But Jerusalem will dwell on forever.
And now we have John Bolton telling Netanyahu he has nothing to lose so he should unilaterally bomb Iran now.
This will not end well for Netanyahu or Israel.
Ever since Jimmy Carter was kicked out of the White House we haven’t had the chance to meet an objective American president. Reagan viewed us as a Cold War asset, Bush Sr., Clinton, and Bush Jr. supported us as part of their religious belief (and personal friendship.) Obama is about to become the first objective president in 30 years.