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Published on Mar 20, 2009 by Phyllis Chesler

Written for Pajamas Media

Obama Administration Cold-Shoulders Israeli Military Official


It is Sabbath eve, I am about to get ready to joyfully receive the Sabbath and along with it, many wonderful guests. And yet–it is war-time, and someone like me is always on duty. President Obama’s every move towards the Islamic world seems inevitable, given his Harvard and Chicago background, perhaps open-hearted and creative–and yet his is a dangerous and naieve game.

Last night, the President was quite at his ease on the Jay Leno show. I understand that members of his generation view such appearances as more “real” than reality itself. And yet–he did not get elected to be a talk show host; charming us, (and he is charming), will not solve a single major problem. We are in economic free fall and our President seeks to divert us, calm us, by trading jokes with a comedian-entertainer.

Well, I guess many would say that this is our era’s equivalent to FDR’s Fireside Chats. I am too old-fashioned and too worried to believe that.

And so: Israel’s demonization is now almost complete and Iran’s radically evil and nuclear intention towards the only Jewish state is also quite clear. With small changes made to the UN Durban Two Resolution, who knows? Team Obama might still go to Geneva to further solidify their relationship with the Islamist/Islamic world.

And now, for some more bad news: Judith Weiss, of Kesher Talk, and a leader-member of LiberalHawks, just called my attention to the following. According to Israpundit:

“Last year, Israeli Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi had no problem setting up meetings with top officials in the U.S. government.
On his current trip to Washington, Ashkenazi sought to meet the administration of President Barack Obama, but most officials were unavailable.

Diplomatic sources said Ashkenazi failed to obtain access to any Cabinet member, including Defense Secretary Robert Gates.

The Israeli military chief, who sought to discuss the Iranian nuclear threat, won't even meet his counterpart, Adm. Michael Mullen, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.”

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