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Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Obama's Jewish advisers are the problem

In the modern era, the term "court Jews" has been replaced by the term "advisers." Obama is surrounded by Jewish advisers. You can find them in the White House, the State Department, the media, in various NGOs and in various embassies. All of them have one thing in common: a liberal, left-wing worldview. Naturally, their loyalty rests with the United States. You can't blame them for that. After all, their salaries, their stature and their honor all derive from U.S. taxpayers.

These misguided individuals believe that Israelis are too primitive to think for themselves, that they are so underdeveloped that they cannot possibly know what is in their best interest. Like many others throughout history, these advisers want to save the Jews from themselves, but ignore one underlying fact: The many Jews who have decided to reside in Israel are extraordinary smart, and they are unwilling to buy the damaged goods Obama's advisers have to offer (notwithstanding the Israeli Left's sales pitch). Jews have returned home from the Diaspora mainly because they wanted to put an end to a long history of others making choices on their behalf.

The Obama advisers are mainly concerned about their employer's legacy. In the waning years of his presidency, it has become clear that he is one of the weakest presidents in the modern era. Under his watch, the U.S. has become a paper tiger aimlessly roaming the wilderness. The most powerful nation in the history of humankind now stands helpless. It has lost its resolve to take on fanatic terrorists who drive pick-up trucks fitted with machine guns. The Middle East has spiraled out of control; Europe has been unable to counter the spread of Islam; Ukraine is ablaze; but Obama? Well, he has been overly concerned with the oppressed Palestinians, going out of his way to show his compassion.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has not been conducive to Obama's legacy. He has stood his ground, justifiably, like David facing Goliath. He has sounded the alarm everywhere, warning against the danger of a nuclear terrorist state. 

Any levelheaded individual listening to the voices in Tehran would have concluded long ago that the regime will never open its nuclear sites for inspection.

But Obama? He has continued his march of folly, the second such march in the 21st century (the first was several years ago, when he backed the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt). 

In the noise on the world stage, Obama and his advisers have resorted to using ear plugs, hoping this will solve the problem. Rather than deal with the challenges, they prefer to cast the Israelis as irrational human beings, who shoot from the hip. But this supposed rationality we are lacking has cost us dearly over the course of history.

The U.S. has opted for vengeance and retribution as a substitute for policy. Rather than show strength through leadership, the president has joined forces with Channel 2 to disparage an elected prime minister. Only the Americans are allowed to meddle in the affairs of other countries.

When Israelis cast their votes in the March 17 election, they spoke loud and clear: The Jews in Israel will not cower. As the Bible says, "The more they afflicted them, the more they multiplied and grew" (Exodus 1:12).
Excerpted from Dr. Haim Shine

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