Monday, November 9, 2009

Jewish Congressman Sees Relational Warning Signs

As of today, word has been passed that Barack Obama will meet with Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu, under the condition that Bibi place a greater emphasis in his speech tomorrow night on creating a separate Palestinian State.
I don't recall seeing any pre-conditions placed on the Iranian Mullahs who have backed the killing Americans since the early 1980's. In fact, the Obama team was quite clear that they would place no conditions on talks with Ahmadinijad. Do you not find it astounding that our President would make such a self-destructive demand of our closest democratic ally in the Middle East? It was only due to pressure coming from several congressman that Obama made this small concession. If Bibi doesn't say the right things in his speech on Tuesday, Obama can easily back out of the tentative meeting.
You may be shocked and outraged, but so are members of congress. One in particular is seeing the warning signs that even Congress is beginning to follow the lead of the President in turning against Israel. Read this and weep!

'US Attitude to Israel may be Changing'

A leading Republican congressman warned that the climate toward Israel on Capitol Hill could be changing, ahead of his address to a major Jewish conference Sunday.

"The possibility is there," US House of Representatives Minority Whip Eric Cantor told The Jerusalem Post, speaking about the prospect that Congress's support for Israel could be ebbing.
"There have been incidences of late that do indicate that we have challenges on that front, and I'm very committed to doing everything I can to make sure that Congress remains Israel's strongest ally in the quest for what it needs in terms of its security."

Cantor, who spoke to the Post before addressing the Jewish Federations of North America's annual General Assembly, did not specify the nature of the incidents, but he did raise questions about the White House's approach to Israel and the wider Middle East. "I have a lot of concerns about what I have seen lately, about the continued desire to try to engage with Iran and about pressure being applied to Israel in terms of concessions in the name of peace," said Cantor, the No. 2 Republican in the House and its only Jewish Republican. "Israel is a pillar in our national security strategy and we ought to be emphasizing every bit of our commitment to Israel right now as it faces an existential threat," he said.
Jimmy Root Jr
Author: Distant Thunder Book One of the Lightning Chronicles

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