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Obama Under Assault From Both Parties For ‘Attacking’ Israel


In a pathetic display of pandering to a foreign power, members of Congress reportedly flooded the White House with angry letters and phone calls following the White House’s recent criticism of Israel’s unbridled settlement building.

The remarks came after Vice President Joe Biden was embarrassed during an official visit to Israel to discuss prospects for renewing peace talks between the Israelis and the Palestinians.

Biden’s plane had barely touched down in Tel Aviv when the Israelis announced plans to build 1,600 new homes in East Jerusalem. It is part of an Israeli effort to colonize East Jerusalem and drive out Palestinians so Israelis can claim the entire city as their new capital.

In a letter dated March 17, 10 members of Congress whined to the president: “Remarks made by your Cabinet and advisors embolden Israel’s enemies—who are wholly committed to destroying the Jewish state—and undermine the critical relationship we have with our strongest ally for democracy and peace in the Middle East.”


In a separate statement, Sen. Sam Brownback (RKan.), a Christian Zionist, told the White House: “Rather than launching verbal attacks on our staunch ally and friend, it would be far more worthwhile for this administration to expend the effort planning for the transfer of our embassy to Jerusalem and tackling the growing Iranian nuclear threat.”

And it wasn’t just Republicans who were reciting the Middle East script dictated by AIPAC. Some Democrats lashed out at the president, too.

“No doubt the administration’s overwrought rhetoric is designed to try to appease Palestinian politicians and convince them the U.S. is an honest partner in the peace process by seizing every available opportunity to criticize the actions of our ally Israel,” wrote Rep. Shelley Berkley (D-Nev.).

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(Issue # 14, April 5, 2010)

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