President Obama is “treating Israel like an enemy” while at the same time “throwing in the towel” on sanctions against Iran, Gov. Sarah Palin charged in a statement released on the eve of Passover.

     Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was “treated like an unwelcome guest” during his recent visit to Washington, Gov. Palin pointed out, noting that President Obama refused to be photographed with the Israeli leader.

     While the Obama administration continually demands more concessions from Israel, it has made no such demands on the Palestinian Authority, and the result is that “the Palestinians add ever more conditions to their participation in peace talks,” Gov. Palin said.

     To make matters worse, the administration is backing down on sanctions against Iran, just when Tehran’s leaders are moving ever closer to being able to “launch a Second Holocaust,” Gov. Palin noted. Despite the CIA’s new assessment “that Iran already has the capability and the know-how to build nuclear weapons,” the administration has “worked hard to stall bipartisan [Congressional] efforts to pass the Iran Sanctions Act.”

     The administration once spoke of implementing “crippling” sanctions on Iran, but now it speaks only of “sanctions that ‘bite’.” “Shockingly,” Gov. Palin added, “these ‘biting’ sanctions will no longer include actions that could actually change Iran’s behavior, including limiting Iran’s access to international capital markets and banking services or closing air space and waters to Iran’s national air and shipping lines.” Thus instead of “biting,” the question now is “whether they will even nibble.”

     If Tehran’s nuclear capabilities are not eliminated, “Israel would face the gravest threat since its creation” and the Mideast will be engulfed in “a regional nuclear arms race as other countries seek their own nuclear weapons to protect themselves from Iran. Nuclear non-proliferation efforts would be over.”

     “The Obama administration has their priorities exactly backwards,” Gov. Palin concluded. “We should be working with our friend and democratic ally to stop Iran’s nuclear program, not throwing in the towel on sanctions while treating Israel like an enemy.”

     Gov. Palin’s statement follows her powerful criticism of the Obama administration for pressuring Israel to halt Jewish housing construction in Jerusalem.

     On March 16, Gov. Palin blasted the administration’s “unilateral demands on Israel” and its “overheated rhetoric” on the Jerusalem issue. She said the administration’s decision to escalate the confrontation with Israel over Jerusalem was “leading to the worst crisis in US-Israel relations in decades” and “threaten[ing] the very foundation of the US-Israel relationship.”

     The Obama administration is “missing the boat” when it comes Israel and the Palestinians, she said. It needs to “go back to the basics and acknowledge Palestinian leaders have not progressed any peace process since President Obama was elected.” By clashing with Israel and ignoring Arab intransigence, the administration is encouraging Arab leaders to “sit back and wait for the White House to further pressure Israel.”

      Gov. Palin noted the irony in the Obama administration’s decision to denounce “our treasured ally, Israel” while at the same time “reach[ing] out to some of the world’s worst regimes in the name of their engagement policy.” In recent months, she pointed out, the administration has made gestures to the oppressive regimes of Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Burma, Sudan, and Venezuela.

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  2. simon glaser says:

    Kol Hakavod Sarah Palin!!! (That’ll test your Hebrew skills…..)
    You’ve hit the nail right on the head…..
    Your take on Obama’s policy of late towards the strongest and only “true” democratic friend the U.S. has in the Middle East – and one of her most loyal friends throughout the world – is right on the money!!
    What will it take for Obama to finally realize this …. before it’s too late?

    A concerned friend and supporter,
    Jerusalem, Israel

  3. Canus says:

    Relations between Israel and Turkey had been very good until after Obama’s visit to Turkey in April 2009

    Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan heavily criticized Israel’s conduct in the Gaza war at the 2009 World Economic Forum conference in Davos. [41]

    On October 11 2009, relations were strained even further when Israel was barred from Anatolian Eagle military exercise in Turkey. The aerial exercise was to consist of Turkey, Israel, the United States, and Italy. However, Turkey refused to allow Israel to attend. In response, the United States pulled out of the exercise. [42]

    Another deterioration in October 2009 was noted following the TV debut of Ayrılık (Farewell), a prime-time serial on Turkish state-sponsored television channel featuring fictionalized scenes of Israeli soldiers shooting Palestinian children and mistreating elderly Arabs.Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman criticized the program, and rebuked the Turkish Ambassador in front of assembled media. He subsequently apologized in the face of a Turkish threat to withdraw its ambassador.[45]

    In January 2010 Israeli politicians and media outlets condemned an episode of the popular Turkish soap opera, “Valley of the Wolves: Ambush,” that depicted the Israeli intelligence service Mossad spying inside Turkey and kidnapping Turkish babies. The program also showed Mossad attacking the Turkish embassy in Tel Aviv and taking the ambassador and his family hostage.
    Now Obama is starting to belittle Israel

    Sat., March. 14, 2009

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama and Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva discussed the economy, energy and the environment Saturday during their first White House meeting.

    18 Aug 2009 … Team Obama Funds Oil Drilling Project in Brazil… … The U.S. Export-Import Bank tells us it has issued a “preliminary … Ex-Im Bank says it has not decided whether the money will come in the form of a … UPDATE 2: Apparently, Barack Obama’s pal George Soros has invested heavily in Petrobas.

    (is it a coincidence that Obama backer George Soros repositioned himself in Petrobras to get dividends just a few days before Obama committed $2 billion in loans and guarantees for Petrobras’ offshore operations?”)

    March 2010 Brazil has joined Turkey in opposing sanctions against Iran

    Like Sherlock Holmes said, or was it Nancy Drew? I don’t believe in coincidences, well neither do I

  4. arthur gilbert says:

    shabbat shalom….i live in cherry hill nj..i know im not alone here..what can i do…