Obama’s Jewish Problem

Friday, May 27, 2011

President Barack Obama has a serious Jewish problem.

Despite his sophomoric attempt to portray himself as pro-Israel to the “American Israel Public Affairs Committee” or AIPAC on Sunday, Obama failed miserably. This according to a new Smith Research poll conducted by The Jerusalem Post.

The AIPAC speech was intended to correct impressions that he was hostile to Israel following his foolish demand that Israel return to the 1967 borders as a starting point for state-hood talks with the Palestinians that he delivered at the State Department last Thursday, and by a tense press conference at the White House on Friday with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

In the AIPAC speech, Obama chose not to specifically rule out the “return” to Israel of millions of descendants of Palestinian refugees, and did not announce his first visit to Israel as president, as many hoped he would. He did insist that Israel must remain the Jewish “homeland” and listed the many ways in which his administration was helping Israel.

When asked in the Smith Research poll whether they saw Obama’s administration as more pro-Israel, more pro-Palestinian or neutral, a paltry 12% of Israeli Jews surveyed said more pro-Israel, while a shocking 40% said more pro-Palestinian, 34% said neutral. 13% did not express an opinion.

The first Smith Research poll taken before the first Netanyahu-Obama meeting in the White House and Obama’s landmark speech in Cairo in June 2009 found a robust 31% considered his presidency more pro- Israel, and 14% more pro-Palestinian.

It’s clear now there has been a tectonic shift in perception by Israeli Jews of President Obama. He is no longer seen as a reliable friend and ally to Israel.

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13 Responses to Obama’s Jewish Problem

  1. joost says:

    President Obama is banking on the success of the Arab Spring, where the Arab world morphs into a tapestry of democratic nations who are pro-America and anti-fanatical. Obama is willing to toss Israel off the cliff. After all, they are a tiny country and despite being our one, true ally in the region, they can be sacrificed for the the likes of Syria, Yemen, Egypt, Tunisia and Libya. Israelis need to get religion fast. As long as Obama is president, Israel is on its own to fight for their security. Obama doesn’t give a rat’s ass about Israel.

  2. Brigadoon says:

    Someone said a sizable number of American Jews are having a serious case of buyer’s remorse when it comes to Barack Obama. The view isn’t unique to American Jews but to Israeli Jews and much of the American voting block. I’m still waiting for Obama to sit his ass in his desk longer than 10 minutes to focus on jobs. Last I checked, jobs, or the lack of new jobs created during his administration is still the number one concern of the American people. But instead of doing what we elected him to do, Obama is in Europe hanging out with the British royals and other elites, eating like a King while America goes down the drain. He can only trade on killing Osama bin Laden so long before addled Americans forget and collectively shout “enough!”

  3. Massagatto says:

    There is an old saying, “if it walks like a Muslim, and quacks like a Muslim, you can bet it’s a Muslim.”

    Barack “Hussein” Obama, AKA, Barry Soetero is America’s first Muslim president and despite denials to the contrary. Please consider the following:

    • Barry Soetero bowing in fealty to the Saudi King
    • Barry Soetero told the Turkish parliament in April 2009 “many Americans have Muslims in their families or have lived in a Muslim majority country. I know, because I am one of them.”
    • Barry Soetero reiterated America is not a Christian nation. In 2008, in an email to CBN News senior national correspondent, David Brody, “I think that the right might worry a bit more about the dangers of sectarianism. Whatever we once were, we’re no longer just a Christian nation; we are also a Jewish nation, a Muslim nation, a Buddhist nation, a Hindu nation, and a nation of nonbelievers.”
    • Barry Soetero, with great narcissism told French television “… if you actually took the number of Muslims Americans, we’d be one of the largest Muslim countries in the world.”
    • Barry Soetero continues to pander to the Islamic nations of the Middle East.
    • Barry Soetero promised in May 2009, to the Palestine Authority that Jerusalem would be theirs.
    • Barry Soetero just last week told Israel they’re to return to 1967 borders.

    • And last but not least, Barry Soetero summarily dismissed all charges against the Muslim murderers of 17 American sailors on the USS Cole in Yemen in 2001.

  4. TOM339 says:

    And last but not least, Barry Soetero summarily dismissed all charges against the Muslim murderers of 17 American sailors on the USS Cole in Yemen in 2001.

    I’m still pissed at Obama for this.

    I know the parents of the one of the men who was killed on the USS Cole and you can only imagine how angry they are at Obama. But apparently, protecting someone like Abd Rahim al Nashiri, a Saudi citizen and a detainee at Guantanamo, who was charged with being the mastermind of the USS Cole attack is more important than justice for the men killed on the Cole. Think about it. Nashiri was one of the mastermind of this senseless attack on the U.S. but all charges were dropped against Nashiri “without prejudice.” It makes you wonder where Obama’s allegiances are?

    In case you’re wondering, Abd Rahim al Nashiri was returned to Obama’s friends in Saudi Arabia where he’s living large and is seen as a hero for his Islamic courage for attacking the U.S.

  5. Pechanga says:

    Obama’s Jewish problem is real. It was an issue during the 2008 campaign but is only getting worse.

    If this president really believes in his heart and soul that the “new” Egypt and Yemen will be more reliable allies to the USA than Israel, then he needs his head examined because it ain’t going to happen.

  6. The Real Adam says:

    Obama’s insistence Israel return to the 1967 undermines its negotiating position. I think Obama knew exactly what he was doing: he wanted Israel paced in an oven.

    Remember the 1967 border line run right through the heart of Jerusalem. Thus the starting point of negotiations would be that the Western Wall and even Jerusalem’s Jewish Quarter. Israel would have to bargain with Palestinians for their own territory.

    I guess at this point, Obama’s arrogance has reached a fever pitch and he is starting to drop the pretense of who is really is and where his allegiances belong.

  7. Shayne K. says:

    Is anyone surprised? I mean, after our genius president told Israel to return to the 1967 borders for the starting point for the creation of a Palestinian state, a suggestion that would jeopardize Israel’s security, a certain lamb to the slaughter, I’m surprised his poll numbers in Israel aren’t even lower. But the Israeli people need to hold on a short while. I am a heretic on this topic but I do not believe Obama’s reelection is a sure bet.

  8. Obama was 100% wrong dismissing charges against the Muslim murderers of 17 American sailors on the USS Cole in Yemen from 2001.

    It was unconscionable.

    The justification was, al Nashiri provided intel the U.S. could use in the capture of Osama bin Laden. Of course, now we’re hearing it was bin Laden’s first wife who flipped on him and gave the U.S. his location.

  9. Jolly Roger says:

    I personally would like to see us get entirely out of the middle east in general; none of the states there are reliable anything, and that includes Israel. Bibi Netanyahu is every bit as bad as anyone in Hamas.

    When Obama’s policies fail, he can join a long list of failures stretching back to LBJ. It ain’t been worth all the blood and treasure, AFAIC.

  10. Arizona Leatherneck says:

    I’m sure it’s all comes down to political calculation on Barry’s part.

    He thinks there are more Muslims in the world that Jews so it’s less of a loss if he pisses off Israel to curry with the Arabs.

    The thing that left me slack-jawed when he demanded Israel give everything up and go back to 1967 borders but didn’t make any preconditions for the Palestinians like demanding they recognize Israel’s right to exist. Just little things like this.

  11. Joe in Colorado says:

    Obama had a Jewish problem before the 2008 and if he wins reelection, he will have a Jewish problem after. The facts of the matter are simple. His commitment to Israel’s right to exist is gratuitous at best and not something he feels as a core value. Obama’s concerns center around the Arab world, who he seems to think have been ignored by previous administrations.

  12. ajihani says:

    For 2 1/2 years, the Obama administration has all but abandoned Israel. It’s shocking and the Israeli people need to look ahead to the next American president because Mr. Obama is more committed to the Muslims than he is to the Jews and Israel.

  13. Brigadoon says:

    Hi Massagatto – I usually scroll past your verbose posts but not this time and I’m glad I took the time to read your items in a series. I had no idea Obama had chucked all the charges against the Muslim terrorists who killed the 17 American sailors on the USS Cole. How did I not know this? Maybe I’m living under a rock. Like others have said, this angers me greatly. Thanks for posting this information.

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