The US presidential election is critical to the survival of Israel. A Joe Biden victory will result in a return to the Obama policy of hostility toward the Jewish state.
From day one, President Obama set out to woo the Muslim world at the expense of Israel. No American president has ever been as hostile toward Israel as Obama was. No American president has ever left the visiting leader of another nation cooling his heels in the White House for a couple of hours while he enjoyed lunch with his family as Obama did with Prime Minister Netanyahu and his wife. No American president ever failed to veto an anti-Israel resolution before the UN Security Council until Obama did.
Once he entered the White House, Obama did not suddenly wake up loving the Palestinians over the Israelis. The Reverend Jeremiah Wright was Obama’s longtime mentor and Wright was an anti-Semitic sworn enemy of Israel and a strong supporter of Hamas. There is no way that the preaching of Wright, who officiated at the wedding of Barack and Michelle, did not rub off onto Obama.
The love affair of America’s Jews with the Democrats goes back to the presidency of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. But Roosevelt was no friend of the Jewish people. He refused to allow any Jews to enter the US unless they had an American sponsor. Roosevelt believed that Jewish refugees posed a threat to the security of the US. In 1939 he turned away the passenger ship MS St. Louis with its more than 900 Jewish refugees from Nazi Germany. Those poor souls were returned to Germany where most of them where shipped off to the Nazi extermination camps.
My father had a management position with Karstadt, a large German department store chain. In 1935, the Nazis forced Karstadt to fire him because he was Jewish. My parent were fortunate to have an American sponsor. That allowed us to come to America in 1936.
Roosevelt’s America was a hotbed of anti-Semitism. One of the first things I noticed once I had learned to read some English was a large sign in front of a new apartment complex in Brooklyn that read: “No Jews Or Dogs Allowed.” On my first day in school, a fourth-grade black girl told the teacher she did not want to sit next to a “damn Jew.” Unless they were owned by Jews, banks and insurance companies hired Jews only for janitorial positions. And during the first week after I enlisted in the army, another soldier made sure I overheard him saying, “A Jew is nothing but a nigger turned inside out.”
For some reason, Jews fell in love with Roosevelt despite his obvious anti-Semitism. That was probably because they identified him with America’s war against Nazi Germany which he joined only because Hitler declared war on the US after Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor.
Ever since Roosevelt, almost 80 percent of America’s Jews would vote for Vlad the Impaler before they would vote for a Republican.
On the same day in 1948 that David Ben- Gurion proclaimed the birth of the state of Israel, President Harry S. Truman recognized the Jewish state. No president since Truman has been as friendly toward Israel as President Donald Trump.
In 1995, Congress passed an act to provide for the relocation of the United States Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. The act became law despite Democratic President Bill Clinton’s refusal to sigh the act. In addition to Clinton, Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama ignored the law by refusing to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. In 2017, President Trump not only moved the embassy, but he also declared that Jerusalem is the eternal undivided capital of Israel.
Last year Trump signed a proclamation stating that “the United States recognizes that the Golan Heights are part of the State of Israel.” Whereas Obama considered Israel’s settlements a “flagrant violation” of international law, Trump recognized Israel’s sovereignty over the West Bank settlements. He has withdrawn from Obama’s disastrous Iran nuclear treaty. Trump cut US aid to the Palestinian Authority and closed the PLO office in Washington. And Trump has been instrumental in bringing about the peace agreement between Israel and the UAE.
Trump also withdrew the US from the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) and he cut funding to other UN agencies that consistently berated Israel.
And Trump’s ‘Deal of the Century’ is a peace plan that gives Israel sovereignty over parts of the West Bank and the Jordan Valley, thereby ensuring the Jewish state’s survival.
The Democrats in the US have made a radical shift to the left. They have elected brazenly anti-Semites like Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib to Congress. The Democrats in the House of Representatives refused to condemn the anti-Semitic pronouncements of Omar and Tlaib. Senator Bernie Sanders, an ersatz-Jew who hates Israel, came close to winning the Democratic nomination for president. Most Democrats are supporting BLM which has an anti-Semitic charter.
Biden is nothing more than a ‘White Obama.’ He cannot help but be influenced by the growing radical left of his party. If he is elected president, he will rejoin the Iran nuclear treaty and will roll back all of Trump’s pro-Israel acts other than the embassy move.
That is why it is so important for Israelis to urge their fiends and relatives in the US to vote for the reelection of President Trump.