As it turns out, the speech by Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu wasn’t the communication to Congress that got the Obama administration most upset. Today’s Wall Street Journal reveals in a report from Adam Entous that Israel’s intelligence service had penetrated the talks with Iran, both through human intelligence and signals intelligence. That allowed Israel to make an international case against the emerging deal in an attempt to derail Barack Obama’s desperate desire to reach a rapprochement with Tehran.
And even that didn’t generate the most ire in the White House. No, that came when Israel had the temerity and the nerve to inform a group considered by the Obama administration as a dangerous gathering of subversives … right down Pennsylvania Avenue from the West Wing….
European governments, especially France, helped Israel get the details about Obama’s anti-Israel Iran treacheries. Obama did not want congress to know and Israel told congress so Israel is the bad guy???
If this story is true, Ted Cruz and Republicans in 2016 will have a field day. Already a veto proof majority in congress is opposed to Obama’s anti-Israel Iran deal. Hillary? Obama’s thugs include Hillary in their anti-Israel plot:
“People feel personally sold out,” a senior administration official said. “That’s where the Israelis really better be careful because a lot of these people will not only be around for this administration but possibly the next one as well.”
Daniel Drezner sees the Hillary connection:
I’m genuinely gobsmacked at this quote in the @WSJ. I wonder what Hillary Clinton thinks.
@dandrezner @maggieNYT @WSJ A quote that shows ignorance of HRC. She has never been as instinctively repelled by Israel as Pres. Obama.
Ted Cruz will do what Mitt Romney failed to do. It was 2012. It was North Carolina. It was the Obama convention. Romney was given a gift. Romney failed to open the gift.
With all the recent news about Israel and Obama’s hate of Israel and Netanyahu recently let’s mine our archives for and retrieve some unmentioned, possibly forgotten, history. Travel with us to 2012 and the Obama convention in North Carolina:
As many know by now, yesterday at the Obama Dimocratic convention there was at least a strong minority, but to our ears a strong majority, which did not want the word “God” restored to the platform. The same numbers did not want the Obama Dimocratic platform to mention that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel or that Hamas is a terrorist organization which should be at least shunned, or that Israel’s borders are no longer the 1967 borders (something Barack Obama has already demanded Israel accept). [snip]
It was clear that many Obama supporters were content to leave out a reference to God in the platform and most importantly stab Israel in the back. [snip]
The story can be told by video: Democrats were against God before they were for Him.
Barack Obama, according to Jim Vandehei, personally demanded the anti-Israel attacks be included in his platform. Mitt Romney could have used Obama’s platform changes to great effect in Florida. Mitt Romney could have targeted warnings about Obama’s anti-Israel hatred to every American that supports Israel. But Romney only commented briefly about Obama’s anti-Israel convention and then the issue disappeared into a campaign binder somewhere.
The Barack Obama authored attack on Israel at his very own convention is not the first time, nor the last time, Obama has attacked Israel. A few days after the anti-Israel attacks authored by Barack Obama we wondered “Anyone seen Mitt Romney?”
It’s September 11, 2012. The date has a certain resonance for Americans. For Obama it’s “Hate Israel Day.”
In Egypt the American Embassy was attacked, the stars and stripes torn down. The flag of Al-Qaeda, the killers of Americans on 9/11, was raised in Old Glory’s stead.
The American Embassy response? U.S. embassy in Cairo apologizes for “abuse of free speech” after protesters tear down American flag. That’s unbelievable. An irrelevant call for religious tolerance instead of a condemnation of the Muslim Brotherhood and the criminals who attacked the embassy.
In Iran, the Associated Press reports, there is new urgent evidence that nuclear bomb production is closer than ever. Israel is ever closer to a new Holocaust because of Iran’s hate.
It’s imperative that Mitt Romney make sure that Americans know what happened at the DNC when it comes to Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, the softening towards HAMAS, and the borders of Israel. Mitt Romney has a new hammer to pound on these important issues.
Mitt Romney must declare in a most public way that Barack Obama must be forced to change his mind and be forced to be “present” and not his usual “not present”. Mitt Romney must demand that Barack Obama stop his campaign of hate against Israel and meet with the Israeli Prime Minister.
The Report: Obama won’t meet with Netanyahu during his U.S. trip this month must be denounced by Mitt Romney in a most public way.
Mitt Romney must declare in a most public way that Barack Obama clear his schedule and meet with Benyamin Netanyahu at this crucial time. Mitt Romney should immediately declare that he is willing to meet with Netanyahu on September 25 or on a mutually convenient date this month. [snip]
Mitt Romney must denounce Barack Obama in a most public way (and doing so in Florida would not be a bad idea). Mitt Romney should denounce in a most public way the Obama excuse for not meeting with the Israeli Prime minister:
Mitt did not take any of our advice. He lost.
For Israel, those days in 2012 presaged precisely what was to happen. In 2015 Obama’s attacks against Netanyahu and threats against Israel are uglier, more public, and more treacherous.
In 2016 Obama’s ceaseless hatred of Israel will be on the political agenda. Ted Cruz will make sure of that:
Cruz: Imagine a President Who Stands Unapologetically With Israel
Yeah, just imagine.
Ted Cruz received a standing ovation at the world’s largest Christian university today, Liberty University, when he asked the students to imagine, instead of a president who “boycotts Prime Minister Netanyahu,” one who “stands unapologetically with the nation Israel.”
I say as a Jew, thank God Israel has conservative Christian allies. Because if it had to rely on the liberals most of my fellow Jews associate themselves with, Israel would be sunk.
That Israel was a massive applause line for Cruz is a sure sign Republicans will make support for the Jewish state a central theme of their primary campaigns, and of the upcoming contest with a Democratic candidate.
Cruz proved once again, as Alan Dershowitz attests, that Cruz is real smart. Ted Cruz understands that Barack Obama’s attacks on Israel have only begun. Israel is in real danger from Obama and Obama Dimocrats:
Against the backdrop of the tsunami of trouble he has unleashed, Obama’s pledge to “reassess” America’s relationship with Israel cannot be taken lightly. Already paving the way for an Iranian nuke, he is hinting he’ll also let the other anti-Semites at Turtle Bay have their way. That could mean American support for punitive Security Council resolutions or for Palestinian statehood initiatives. It could mean both, or something worse.
Whatever form the punishment takes, it will aim to teach Bibi Netanyahu never again to upstage him. And to teach Israeli voters never again to elect somebody Obama doesn’t like.
Apologists and wishful thinkers, including some Jews, insist Obama realizes that the special relationship between Israel and the United States must prevail and that allowing too much daylight between friends will encourage enemies.
Those people are slow learners, or, more dangerously, deny-ists. [snip]
For Israel, the consequences will be intended. Those who make excuses for Obama’s policy failures — naive, bad advice, bad luck — have not come to grips with his dark impulses and deep-seated rage.
His visceral dislike for Netanyahu is genuine, but also serves as a convenient fig leaf for his visceral dislike of Israel. The fact that it’s personal with Netanyahu doesn’t explain six years of trying to bully Israelis into signing a suicide pact with Muslims bent on destroying them. Netanyahu’s only sin is that he puts his nation’s security first and refuses to knuckle under to Obama’s endless demands for unilateral concessions. [snip]
Most troubling is Obama’s bended-knee deference to Iran’s Supreme Leader, which has been repaid with “Death to America” and “Death to Israel” demonstrations in Tehran and expanded Iranian military action in other countries. [snip]
Yet Netanyahu, the leader of our only reliable ally in the region, is repeatedly singled out for abuse. He alone is the target of an orchestrated attempt to defeat him at the polls, with Obama political operatives, funded in part by American taxpayers, working to elect his opponent.
They failed and Netanyahu prevailed because Israelis see him as their best bet to protect them. Their choice was wise, but they’d better buckle up because it’s Israel’s turn to face the wrath of Obama.
Ted Cruz is probably not going to win the Republican nomination. But Ted Cruz already is a winner because of his support of Israel and because he will force support for Israel to one of the top issues in 2016.