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PRE-ELECTION THOUGHTS ON ISRAEL

When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visits our country and the White House this time, it will be far different. He’ll be welcomed, permitted to enter through the front door and cameras, television media, the press and a public Presidential handshake will greet him.

Barack Obama wants Jewish voters to overlook three years of snubs and treating Israel as an enemy rather than loyal friend and ally. He hopes they will ignore his unwillingness to publicly criticize Hamas terrorism and rockets reining down on innocent men, women and children.

He wants everyone to ignore his decision that the small nation return to “indefensible” 1967 borders and make unilateral concessions to neighboring enemies who refuse to even admit Israel exists. He wants people to forget his recommendation would deny access to Jewish people’s holiest site, the Western Wall of Jerusalem. He also advocates Islamist terrorist organizations be rewarded with return of the Golan Heights to Syria, a state sponsor of terrorism both home and abroad.

In anticipation of this visit, the President sent both military and diplomatic envoys to Tel-Aviv in an effort to forestall a pre-emptive attack on Iran’s nuclear bomb-making facilities. He wants Israel to overlook Holocaust denier Mohmoud Ahmadinajad’s vow to completely annihilate the country with one nuclear bomb. More than anything, he worries that military conflict might further increase gasoline prices prior to Election day. To believe the Administration now supports Israel over the interests of Palestinians is the height of chutzpah.

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