March 18, 2013, - 4:34 pm
Obama Boycotts Israel’s Elected Parliament for Hand-Picked Liberal Americans; EXCLUSIVE Account From an Israeli Friend
Why is Barack Obama snubbing Israel’s Knesset (its parliament) and instead choosing to meet with 100 “Israeli youths,” instead? Because he has no respect for the country and is seeking to sow the seeds of liberalism and further Israeli amputation through concessions to the terrorist Palestinians.
Much has been made of Barack Obama’s lack of visits to Israel for his entire first term, but to be fair, we must note that neither Ronald Reagan nor George H.W. Bush ever visited Israel when they were President, and George W. Bush only visited in the last year of his second term, when he made two visits to Israel. That said, when Obama visits Israel, this week, he’ll do what Israeli leader Binyamin Netanyahu would never think of doing here in the U.S.: skipping Israel’s democratically-elected governmental body. It’s an interesting choice in a Middle East where he continues to insist on democratic elections by the barbarians who surround Israel and, yet, snubs the one real Western democracy’s elected leadership, which by the way includes several Arabs (some of whom openly support HAMAS). An Israeli Facebook (join me on Facebook) friend of mine, David Weiss, has the inside scoop, which is even more insulting to Israel:
Debbie, I spoke earlier today with one of my Knesset friends about getting me into the Knesset to see Obama’s speech in the plenum. Guess what? He’s boycotting the Knesset! When George Bush came here as president, he spoke in the plenum for 30 minutes and took time to shake each of our hands afterwards. Obama, by contrast, is only speaking to “students and Americans” at the international convention center which seats several thousand. As an American and as a Hebrew University student, I checked into tickets. He is only allowing 3 Hebrew U. students to come and 100 hand-picked Americans. Not only is he snubbing his nose at the Israeli leadership, he is snubbing the Israeli people. What is more, he is going to shut down half of our capital city for a show-speech in front of very few people. This is a HUGE contrast to President Bush’s visit to our country.
Amen to that. It’s insulting and disgusting. If you’re an American President (even one with Muslim sympathies who doesn’t like Israel), show a modicum of class and behave like a leader of the Free World. Israel is an American ally–the closest, most supportive American ally there is (look at the U.N. votes of the two countries).
Don’t defecate on Israel when you are visiting it, Obama. Get some class . . . for once in your fraudulent, Walter Mitty fantasy life (with apologies to Walter Mitty and his fantasies for the comparison).
More on what is at play here:
Mr. Obama will meet Mr. Netanyahu and other leaders across the region, but administration officials see public appeals as a way to build rapport and stoke public pressure for the peace process. With that in mind, Mr. Obama will bypass the Knesset, Israeli’s Parliament, and instead will speak to thousands of young Israelis at Jerusalem’s convention center.
And, again, as David notes, these are NOT young Israelis, but carefully selected liberal Americans who happen to be in Israel. Like visiting Kardashian fans who are on vacation in Cancun and saying they represent Mexicans. Same difference.
And a total slap in the face to Israel.
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