Though the United States Congress is largely still supportive of Israel's right to exist as a Jewish state free and secure from its hostile neighbors, the Executive Branch has historically been hostile to Israel, covertly and overtly. For those who still vacillate over whether or not the pResident is a friend of Israel or its worst nightmare, I offer the following video of Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper that was posted at Arutz-7 today.
In stern, unequivocating language, the Prime Minister makes his stand clear. He has paid a price for it, and that he will continue to do so, as avoiding being vilified by one's enemies is not morally justifiable if it means turning your back on an ally, a country whose values you share, and whose purpose you believe in.
In contrast, let us look at Little Lord Fraudleroy in the White House. You could argue that he has turned his back on Israel, instead choosing to cozy up to her enemies to create a greater air of legitimacy with the Muslim world and appear to be a more "honest broker," as Harper suggests. This is what the blind have been lead to believe since Juan Hussein Peron Jr. Jr. engaged the Arab/Muslim world in Cairo in 2009.
The reality is that Juan Hussein did not turn his back on an ally. The reality is that he does not consider Israel an ally. He does not share Israel's values. He does not believe in Israel's purpose. Instead, he supports the notion so popular among his friends like Rashid Khalidi, that the creation of the State of Israel was a historical mistake, one that must be corrected by forcing it to retreat to indefensible borders in the hopes that it could then be consumed by her encircling enemies, or forced to absorb the grandchildren of Arabs who left the land of Israel with the promise to return and move into the former Jewish homes after the eradication of the Zionists by the Arab Legion, thus erasing Israel of its Jewishness, and then its Jews.
One need only hear Harper's words, spoken to an Ottawa conference on anti-semitism (Jew hate) and contrast them with the pResident's statement spoken in Indonesia, the land of his youth, and a majority Muslim country. When asked about Israel's plan to build more housing in Jerusalem, Juan Hussein stated:
"this kind of activity is never helpful when it comes to peace negotiations."
"I'm concerned that we're not seeing each side making the extra effort involved to get a breakthrough."
I find that very interesting since Bibi made it clear this past year that Jerusalem is not a settlement, but the capital of Israel, and that Jews will continue to build there wherever, and whenever it likes. I would suggest that Bibi condemn the United States for any construction in Washington, D.C. and see how that goes over.
I also find it interesting when Juan Hussein says he's not seeing each side making an "extra effort." Israel took down checkpoints and roadblocks, which have directly led to Jews being murdered by Arab gunmen. Israel froze construction in Judea and Samaria, an unprecedented move, in the hopes of getting the Arabs to come to the table. I'd call that an extra effort.
Since the only effort the Arabs have made, while they continue to broadcast the PLO's genocidal message on PA TV, radio, newspapers, and schools, is to whine to Juan Hussein and wait for him to adopt their position on everything from borders to Jewish construction, you might think that the "extra effort" statement would be applied to the Arabs, who have, apart from the incitement and whining, done nothing, at a rate of naught.
Considering the attacks on Jews that have orphaned nearly 20 Jewish children in the past year, along with the firebombings, burning of Jewish land, sniper attacks, rock throwing, stabbings, etc, perhaps you might think that Juan Hussein would condemn this violence as "not being constructive to building trust," or whatever other doublespeak he and his Jew hating lackeys at the Hate Department use every time a Jewish apartment is built. But waiting for that would be like waiting for Godot, without the hilarious use of the word "morpion." Noting the absence of his concern for PA incitement, violence, and illegal construction, I'm left to believe he means he'd like to see an extra Arab effort to kill more Jews.
Now let's contrast Juan Hussein's message with that of Prime Minister Harper.
This is what a friend of Israel and the Jewish people sounds like. A statement like this from a man who has been in the Arab lion's den and remains steadfast on the side of Israel, as opposed to Juan Hussein, who is engaged in the political equivalent of hiring an interior decorator to dress up said lion's den, should be sending a clear signal to Bibi, and American Jews, as to what friendship and solidarity looks like. Spewing cliched lines about "standing shoulder to shoulder," or "unwavering support," means nothing. Taking a stand against Israel's detractors and enemies, and recognizing that these are also enemies to the entire free world (such as it is), is everything.
Instead of continuing to make trips to the United States for yet another round of pin the cliche on the Bibi, perhaps Israel's Prime Minister should take off to the Great White North and spend some time with a friend.