Friday, August 09, 2013
The Obama Administration Begins Pressuring US Jews On Israel
The Obama White House has begun the push to put pressure on American Jews to support its peace process between Israel and the Palestinian Authority:
Secretary of State John Kerry and an elite US diplomatic team met with a small group of American Jewish leaders at the White House Thursday night to discuss the Israeli-Palestinian peace talks that resumed last month.
An optimistic-sounding Kerry asked the Jewish leaders for their help in supporting the newly restarted talks, The Times of Israel learned, saying that he feared for Israel’s future if a peace deal is not reached.
Kerry told the fewer than two-dozen representatives of Jewish organizations that he really believes that both Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas realize that there is a strategic imperative to act now. He noted that Israel faces the threat of diplomatic isolation and a demographic clock.
For the record, the Palestinian 'demographic bomb ' is an out and out myth (as if that in itself was any reason to pander to the Palestinian insistence on apartheid), and any diplomatic isolation Israel faces is a direct result of the animosity exhibited towards the Jewish State by President Obama and his administration.
Oh, and let's not forget to take a look at that elite team. Aside from Kerry, it included White House Special Envoy for Mideast Peace Martin Indyk, National Security Adviser Susan Rice, senior adviser Frank Lowenstein and deputy national security adviser for strategic communications Ben Rhodes.
All of them are noted for their commitment to forcing Israel back to its indefensible pre-67 borders. Rice and Rhodes are noted for their serial lies on Benghazi among other things, and some of you may remember Susan Rice's anti-Israel tantrum when she was forced as UN ambassador to veto a resolution that would have declared all Jewish communities outside the 1948 ceasefire lines including Jerusalem as 'illegal.'
They're elite all right.
But in exchange for pushing the Obama Administration's diktat among American Jews, what do you think the Jews invited to this meeting asked for? Check this out:
A number of the Jewish leaders pressed Kerry on Abbas’s upcoming address to the United Nations General Assembly. They expressed hope that Abbas would change the tone of his rhetoric during his speeches to the world body — a good-faith gesture to demonstrate outward Palestinian willingness to engage in peace talks. One observer noted that Kerry seemed receptive to the idea.
In other words, all they're asking is that unelected dictator Mahmoud Abbas moderate the tone of his racist and anti-semitic verbiage at the UN, just to show willing. The fact that he was Arafat's right hand man, is willing to ally with the genocidal Hamas, pays convicted murderers of Jews in prison a salary and is responsible for promoting Jew hated in the mosques, media and schools he controls..oh, well, that's secondary. That can be lived with if he makes a few polite noises at the UN!
And it gets better:
Other Jewish representatives pushed for Kerry to ask Abbas to recognize Israel as a Jewish state.
Kerry told the leaders that one of the lynchpins of the current peace process is the separation of Israel’s security assurances from the general negotiations, assurances he said would be guaranteed in a separate agreement with the US.
The security track is being worked out under the auspices of retired Marine Corps general John Allen, who is currently Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s special adviser for the Middle East Peace.
Let's take a look at what this means. While the Obama Administration is insisting that Israel recognize Abbas' little Jew -free reichlet, Kerry has dodged the idea of actually telling Abbas that if he wants these farcical negotiations to continue, he has to recognize Israel - because he know Abbas won't do anything of the kind.
Instead, he let the the assembled Jews know that Abbas and the Palestinians aren't really going to be asked to commit to anything concrete, but that Israel can rely on separate security guarantees from the United States..crafted by none other than noted anti-Israel hardliner Chuck Hagels' hand picked adviser.
Did any of the attendees bring up how the Obama Administration handled the last security guarantees the U.S. gave Israel?
Or were they just so giddy to be at the White House that it never occurred to them to question that, or the Obama Administration's intentions? Are they really that clueless?
No doubt a number of them considered it an honor to be part of what what is beginning to smell more and more like an American Judenrat.
This meeting was described as a 'soft sell', a lead up to a more organized push by the Obama Administration to market selling out Israel to US Jews that is supposed to kick in closer to Rosh Hashanah and the High Holy Days.