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Obama Aides Won’t Rule Out Lessening Support for Israel

Top Obama administration officials refused Wednesday to rule out a reduction in long-time U.S. support for Israel, including refusing to fend off resolutions at the United Nations hostile toward Israel, according to Politico.

The possible – I’d say all-but-certain – change in stance comes in the wake of Prime Minister Netanyahu’s reelection and his vow that he would not allow a Palestinian state during his tenure, a rejection of the two-state solution that has been the basis of Obama’s aggressive effort to forge a peace deal between the Israelis and the Palestinians.

From the Politico piece:

“The positions taken by the prime minister in the last days of the campaign have raised very significant substantive questions that go far beyond just optics,” said a senior administration official, adding that recent Israeli government actions were in keeping with Netanyahu’s rhetoric.

While saying it was “premature” to discuss Washington’s policy response, the official wouldn’t rule out a modified American posture at the United Nations, where the U.S. has long fended off resolutions criticizing Israeli settlement activity and demanding its withdrawal from Palestinian territories.

“We are signaling that if the Israeli government’s position is no longer to pursue a Palestinian state, we’re going to have to broaden the spectrum of options we pursue going forward,” the official said . . .

Obama has other diplomatic options. He could expend less political capital to oppose growing momentum within the European Union to impose sanctions on Israel for its settlement activity.

More provocative to Israel would be any softening of Obama’s opposition to Palestinian efforts to join the International Criminal Court, which the Palestinian Authority will formally join on April 1.

Membership in the ICC could result in the Palestinians bringing war crimes charges against Israel.

This is consistent with my analysis Wednesday that White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest was menacing Israel with his comments that the administration would have to “reevaluate” its positions.

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7 Responses to Obama Aides Won’t Rule Out Lessening Support for Israel

  1. F Obama, he shouldn’t be able to get away with hurting Israel, the idiot. he’s all about control, evil, getting even, hates Israel. He has to be impeached for this anti-Israel and anti-American rhetoric that he hatefully spews to the media, CNN, etc. every day about Israel and America. Obama is not a King and should not have sole power to do these evil things to people. Everyday he puts out on the media all his evil, Mennendez, Israel, Netanyahu and the CNN says what Obama tells them to say because CNN relatives work in the Administration. Its all like 3rd world media now, Hitler’s reich, Obama ruling the Media, trying to hurt Israel. He must be gone. This is not our country anymore, its ruled by a low-class idiot who does no work and hates everyone who doesn’t agree with him on all things, he’s a moron. The Republicans and the Democrats must stop from stealing taxpayer money to fund Arabs to try to overthrow Israel?? Obama is a POS and he must be stopped. If Netanyahu speaks to Obama, I hope he tells him to leave Israel alone, stop trying to get the Arabs to control Israel? Israel is a Jewish State, the Arabs live there because they want to and they have the same freedoms as the Israelis but it is a Jewish State and Obama should F off and go bother someone else, we know he will. He’s all about evil and hurting America and Israel.

  2. Very interesting article about Obama going to Iran as a candidate and asking them not to work with Bush but to wait and make a deal with him as President. How did he know he would be President? Isn’t this far more treasonist than a Tom Cotton letter signed by 47?

  3. 2008 Candidate Senator Obama Sent U.S. Secret Emissary To Iran Telling Them Not To Negotiate With George Bush – Said Wait For Him To Be Elected….

    Posted onMarch 14, 2015by sundance

    Stunning New Dot Connections – Methinks the White House doth protest too much. I would love to see Josh Earnest try to square the circle of this recent revelation.

    The facts of this story have existed in discussion since last year, yet failed to capture traction until the recent protestations of VP Joe Biden, and Secretary of State John Kerry.

  4. Dear Iranians: I’m getting rid of Israel at the United Nations. As you requested,Israel will be destroyed.
    Now will you sign the deal? I’m begging.
    Signed by Barack Hussain Obama, The Fool a/k/a The Hater of the Jewish People and the State of Israel