Sarah Palin: Needed: A Reset with Israel

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

I pray President Obama heeds Governor Palin's recent message via Facebook. Our support of Israel needs to grow stronger, not weaker. God help us if we take the wrong path.

The governor writes:

The Obama Administration reaches out to some of the world’s worst regimes in the name of their engagement policy. America and our allies watch as sanctions are eased on Cuba. Letters are written to Iran’s mullahs only to see that regime start killing protestors in the streets of Tehran. Envoys are sent to North Korea as they continue to defy the world’s demand to give up their nuclear weapons. The Burmese military junta’s representative is allowed to travel to our nation’s capital. The President’s envoy for Sudan talks about giving that genocidal regime “gold stars,” while the President shakes hands with Venezuela’s tyrannical leader. In the midst of all this embracing of enemies, where does the Obama Administration choose to escalate a minor incident into a major diplomatic confrontation? With Iran, Cuba, Sudan, North Korea or Burma? No. With our treasured ally, Israel.

Last October, Secretary of State Clinton recognized Israel’s desire for peace in the Middle East and praised Israel’s “unprecedented” concessions for agreeing to halt settlement construction in the West Bank, a concession that did NOT include halting construction of apartments for Jews in Jerusalem. Even last week after planned construction was announced, Vice President Biden still expressed “appreciation” for the “significant” steps taken by the Israeli government to address this minor issue. Now, however, we see the Obama Administration has decided to escalate, make unilateral demands of Israel, and threaten the very foundation of the US-Israel relationship. This is quickly leading to the worst crisis in US-Israel relations in decades, and yet this did not have to happen. More importantly, it needs to stop before it spirals out of control. Vice President Biden should rein in the overheated Obama Administration rhetoric and chill the political spin masters’ fire as they visit the Sunday media shows to criticize Israel.

Once again, the Obama Administration is missing the boat on a very, very important issue. They need to go back to the basics and acknowledge Palestinian leaders have not progressed any peace process since President Obama was elected. As Israel makes concessions (and is still criticized by the Obama Administration), Arab leaders are just sitting back waiting for the White House to further pressure Israel. The Obama Administration needs to open its eyes and recognize that it is only Iran and her terrorist allies that benefit from this manufactured Israeli controversy. Vice President Biden was actually right when he said last week, before the construction announcement, that “one necessary precondition for progress is that the rest of the world knows...there is absolutely no space between the United States and Israel when it comes to security.” Right now, thanks to the Obama Administration, there is a chasm. It’s time for President Obama to push the reset button on our relations with our ally Israel.

- Sarah Palin


Anonymous,  March 28, 2010 at 8:06 AM  

Couldn't agree more - especially on the "...manufactured... controversy..." What does the Obama administration think it's going to achieve with the intransigent Palestinians and perfidious Middle Eastern Muslim states? Will they all suddenly see America as a viable peace negotiator headed by a Nobel Peace Prize recipient worthy of the honor? Hardly! Or are they more likely to think that the USA is led by someone so naive that he thinks criticising a democracy and kowtowing to the collective dictatorships surrounding that democracy (Israel)is showing balance and fairness?! As if!
Those who hate Israel have only taken heart at Obama's ill-advised comments and will see it as a chance to press even harder for unmerited concessions. In effect, Obama's put the peace process BACK!
And what is it with this president, anyway!? Has the world decided the only thing it wants to hear from an American head of state is "sorry"!?
I say to hell with that!
How quickly Europe and Asia forget what country delivered them from the tyrrany of Hitler and the Imperialistic Japanese! Ingrates!
And what kind of 'freedom' does Obama thinks the Palestinians will have should his idiotic criticims of Israel inspire a Palestinian state next year!? We have all seen the Palestinian variety of 'freedom' - it's called a civil war where Hamas attempts to wipe out Fatah - or vice versa - and set up a theocratic dictatorship.
I wonder; if Sarah Palin boomed her rhetoric in a fashionable Afro-American baritone and used a lot of big words and said "Yes we can" lots and lots and lots of times would the chardonnay socialists and chattering Hollywoodesque Democrats see her as a credible Commander in Chief...? I doubt it.
They don't like people who love to love America.
It's way more fashionable to apologise for the Red, White and Blue. And it's ever so a la mode to trash a tiny country with the cahunas to stand as a democracy against a tide of hatred amidst a sea of dictatorships.
God bless Israel. God bless Sarah... and God bless the USA (the USA we used to know, anyway!)

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