Obama's approval rating in Israel goes from 31% to 6% in one month - Obama Administration NewsThe percentage of Jewish Israelis who see the Obama Administration as being pro-Israel has declined from 31% to 6% since May 17 according to a JPost/Smith poll published in Friday's editions.
Obama seems to delight in coddling nations that wish us harm, while insulting those that are our traditional allies like Israel and Great Britain.
Last edited by Gill; 03-16-10 at 07:23 AM.
This is a case of Obama sticking his nose into the internal affairs where it does not belong.
This is not about the West Bank.
This is not about a new settlement.
It's about an Apartment complex in Jerusalem clearly Israel.
Obama is pro Palestinian and anti-Israeli.
Look...the REALITY is that neither side is invested in peace and both have a pretty legitimate claim. Israel was re-gifted land...which meant the palestinians were ultimately forced out. Israel REALLY isnt invested in giving land back, including the Gaza Strip or the Golan Heights. While many WANT peace, the reality is that to MANY...and especially those that would use force to get their way...peace means the other side is at least gone, but preferably dead.
There are other factions invested in the instability. Arab leaders (who quite frankly dont give a squirt about Paelstine or Palestinians) are invested in being able to point to Israel as a common enemy to rally support. They fund the terrorist attacks against Israel.
Now...call me sick...but I think history has done a pretty good job of demonstrating that since the recorded time (you know...when the land was occupied by the rightful owners...the Canaanites) there has been conflict. And while Israel and Egypt and Israel and Jordan have been able to maintain peace, remember...Egypt and Jordan HAVE countries. They have borders.
Its also not a bad idea to recognize that while everyone was critical of Israel constructing a wall to reduce the terror attacks, Egypt ALSO has a wall, keeping Palestine out. Might have something to do with the late 60's...who knows...
Bottom line...there will NEVER be peace there. Neither side wants it on terms the other side is willing to agree to. Both sides feel justified. So...good luck with that...
And heres the thing...Im not even unsympathetic...I see both sides...really...I do. Im also a realist. These are not people intent on peaceful cohabitation.
Sorry...I know it is nice imagining living in a world where everyone enjoys and respects 'human rights', where pollution spawns butterflies and farts smell like flowers...but its not REALITY.
Have you considered the possibility that these nations (what ever one's you are referencing) or radical groups that wish to do us harm, wish so because we support Israel? We are supporting their enemy after all.
Last edited by Jucon; 03-16-10 at 11:44 AM.
What logic promotes the blame of Israel for the hatred towards the US is beyond me, that's the sort of thing you'd hear from a Venezuelan president.
"The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis."