On June 6, 2010, I asked the question Can Israel Survive A Second Obama Term?
This past week has seen the coming together of the growing Islamist-Leftist Coalition in the war against Israel.
Leftists who, among other things, claim to believe in freedom of speech, women’s rights and equality for gays, are in political bed with people who would cut their throats for blasphemy, revel in abhorrent misogyny, and execute gays….
Obama administration oratory and actions have rekindled hope for the destruction of Israel, and thereby unleashed the beast.
The damage done so far may not be irreparable, but we are on an incredibly destructive trajectory.
I really wonder whether Israel can survive a second Obama term.
Since then, it has grown worse. Israel is more isolated than ever not because of anything Israel has done, but because of the rise of the Islamists in Egypt, Turkey, Tunisia and elsewhere in the Middle East.
Yet the Obama administration continues to blame Israel for the isolation, with Leon Panetta singling out Israel for the breakdown of talks with Mahmoud Abbas and the U.S. Ambassador to Belgium blaming Israel’s failure to resolve the conflict’ for the rise of Islamist anti-Semitism.
It is true that the Obama administration has provided Israel with significant military resources, including bunker busting bombs. But at the same time it has undercut Israel at every turn short of complete capitulation to the worldwide anti-Israel crusade. Does anyone doubt that if Obama were not facing a difficult reelection the U.S. would not have vetoed the U.N. resolution condeming Israel’s “settlement” activity as illegal, or be on board with the pending Palestinian Authority request for statehood?
Charles Krauthammer correctly assesses the situation, alhough time constraints certainly did not allow him to expand fully (via Right Scoop, h/t John):