Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Barack Obama's Defamation of the Jews

Mike L.

{Cross-Posted at Geoffff's Joint, Bar and Grill and Pro-Israel Bay Bloggers.}

Obama's inclination to defame the Jews of the Middle East seems almost instinctive and done without any reflection or even conscious malice.

Obama says 'failed' to push Mideast peace

In interview with ABC7, US president says he feels he hasn’t been able to achieve desired progress in Israeli-Palestinian peace process. 'Parties have to want it as well,' he says

The direct quote from the Y-Net article is this:

"I have not been able to move the peace process forward in the Middle East the way I wanted."

"It's something we focused on very early. But the truth of the matter is that the parties, they've got to want it as well."

Barack Obama believes that neither side wants peace.

That is precisely what he is saying in the quote above. "The parties, they've got to want it as well."

So, what does this message convey to the world? It tells the world that the reason that there is no end to the Long Arab War against the Jews is because even the Jews do not want an end to their own persecution. We apparently have not done enough in the way of serious "self-reflection" as Obama has recommended of us in the past.

The good news is that this might indicate that Obama is washing his hands of the matter. One can certainly hope, although I wouldn't count on it. When I voted for Obama I thought that he could possibly bring about peace between Arab and Jew in the Middle East. At the time I was still suffering under the Oslo Delusion and thought that if Israel made the right kind of concessions then the Palestinians would agree to an end of hostilities in a two-state solution.

I could not have been more wrong.

Be that as it may, it still must be acknowledged that the Jewish people do want peace. The Palestinians have refused offer after offer for a state for themselves, going back to the Peel Commission Report of 1937, long before they even called themselves "Palestinians." Yet this American president tells us that we don't really want peace.

And you're still going to vote for this guy, eh?

It makes me begin to wonder just what diaspora "progressive" Jews actually think about the Jewish people? I am a diaspora liberal Jew by any meaningful definition of the word "liberal," but I no longer consider myself a progressive. The progressive movement gives anti-Semitic anti-Zionists a seat at the progressive table and that means that self-respecting Jews should probably go elsewhere. That has been my choice, at any rate.

But, my point is that diaspora Jews, even liberal diaspora Jews, will probably not even recognize when they have been insulted by the president of the United States. I consider it a pretty substantial insult, actually. He does not believe that YOU honestly want peace or, at the very least, that our Israeli brothers and sisters do.

One of my persistent themes has been the necessity of acknowledging the obvious. It is obvious that Barack Obama has not much in the way of respect for, or understanding of, or affection for, the Jewish people as a whole. If he did he would not defame the Jews of the Middle East by claiming that they, and by obvious extension we, do not want peace.

My question is this:

Are you going to object or do you actually agree?

My suspicion is that most "progressive" Jews actually agree.

Am I wrong?


  1. I think we can all agree that "progressive" foreign policy is just blaming America first. You do not have to have an R next to your name to see this. Sometimes, it really IS easier to blame yourself with so much trash, like Putin, Chavez, and Ahmadinejad out there. These are the people who ALWAYS blame the man if a relationship goes bad, who ALWAYS blame the white person for racism if a white and non-white get into an altercation, ALWAYS blame the rich if a homeless guy blew all his lottery winnings on bling, etc.

    Its blanket thinking. Part of the reason I was never conservative was because I thought only they were so closed minded. Turned out I was being that by initially assuming all liberals were these "open-minded educated" people.

    1. Most of us grew up with the bias that said progressives are the good guys and conservatives are not the good guys... to put it at its most simplistic.

      Daily Kos, among other places, helped me to realize that, no, progressives are not necessarily the good guys by any means.

      And certainly no political movement that provides venues for anti-Semitic anti-Zionists can possibly be a home for me.

    2. Kumar,

      I completely agree with you. Thank you for your comment. I always appreciate your comments.

      You wrote:

      "Part of the reason I was never conservative was because I thought only they were so closed minded. Turned out I was being that by initially assuming all liberals were these 'open-minded educated' people."

      Yeah, same with me.

  2. Articles about some "Palestinian" propaganda lies that were recently widely propagated in Canada:

    Switched at birth in Gaza?

    The Fake Child Artists of Gaza

    Jewish people, in general, just don't understand what is up against them. Jewish people, in general, never have.

    Jewish people, stop playing defense. Stop responding meekly and timidly and irrelevantly. Stop focusing on, and stop complaining about, the particular actions of the members of your previous, or your current, supposedly "liberal" ideological haunts. See the forest for the trees. The Jewish people in Israel are being libeled and targeted for genocide -- genocide which is being intended and planned by the regime in Iran and by the entire global Islamic supremacist political movement (the OIC, the Muslim Brotherhood, etc.) -- and is genocide whose preparation is being allowed by, and colluded with by, the West as a whole, because the members of the Western world believe libels that accuse the Jewish people in Israel of being evil and of doing evil, because the members of the Western world are being told libels that accuse the Jewish people in Israel of being evil and of doing evil, and because the members of the Western world are predispositioned to believe that the Jewish people are evil and that the Jewish people do evil. Do what needs to be done to stop it. Go on the offensive. The Jewish people are in the right. The Jewish people are being libeled and targeted for genocide, as they have been continuously for the past several thousand years. Be decent. Be intelligent decent normal human beings. Israel is a liberal democratic, vibrant, culturally diverse, culturally rich, beneficial-technology-advancement-developing, very small country, and is the sole nation of the Jewish people, and is under intendedly genocidal siege, and has been under intendedly genocidal siege since it was officially re-founded in 1948, and is being libeled by Saudi-multi-billion-dollar-financed propaganda campaigns in the West, and by Fatah-PLO propaganda campaigns in the West, and by Muslim Brotherhood propaganda campaigns in the West, and by Iranian-regime propaganda campaigns in the West, and is being libeled almost unanimously by the Western mass-media, and by Western academia, and by Western governments, and by Western "political activism" organizations. Protect the Jewish people in Israel from genocide. Learn, and firmly tell, the true factual currently approximately 90-year history and current reality of the situation that Israel is in.

    Basic essential facts of the currently approximately 90-year history and current reality of the situation that Israel is in:

    Why Are These Facts Not Well-Known?

    About the "Jewish/Israel Lobby" libel:

    The Lobby

    About, particularly, the "'Occupation' of 'Palestinian' Arab land" libel, and about the lie that: "The U.S. government supports Israel":

    The Occupation of Israel

    Israeli life and culture:


    ארכיפרחיטורה תשע"א חיפה ArchiParhiTura Haifa 2011

    The colors of Jerusalem

    Tel Aviv Gay Pride Parade 2011

    First female Arab physician to head medical department in Israel

    Better Place- Electric Car

    Israeli life and culture, & ...