In a Jerusalem Post article from the editors we read:
As we’ve written before, Obama has proven during his first term to be a true friend of IsraelTo which one commenter gives us the following:
"As we’ve written before, Obama has proven during his first term to be a true friend of Israel"I agree with practically every syllable.
What a joke of an editorial.
A true friend of Israel?
A true friend of Israel will get apoplectic when some minor board approves homes to be built in Jerusalem?
A true friend of Israel demands negotiations be based on the 1948 armistice line?
A true friend of Israel describes Israel as "ONE OF" the US's close friends in the Mideast. Which despotic Arab nations are a match, I ask.
A true friend insults constantly the PM of Israel.
A true friend, a friend at all, could possibly arise from Obama's biography and political milieu?
Whoever this editorial is attempting to fool, it won't any supporters of Israel who have eyes and ears and any functioning intellect.
I wonder, how would a hostile US President- who just can't wait for a second term when he can be "more flexible"- behave?
You write: "It is in no one’s interest for Israel to be a wedge issue in the upcoming US elections."
This cliche is becoming absurd. When Jerusalem is booed at Obama's convention then you know it is by the behavior of Obama and the Democrats that the difference in support for Israel between Obama/Democrats and Romney/Republicans becomes a very real issue.
What supporters of Israel must hope and wish for- and those who can, vote for- is that Obama doesn't get a second term where he proves to even those still ignorant- by design or otherwise- just how hostile and uncaring he will be to Israeli concerns.
With a nuclear Iran on the horizon, a risk again on Obama by supporters of Israel is unimaginable.