Posted in: Israel, World Events
Published on Dec 30, 2013 by Phyllis Chesler
Op-Ed: The Roman Solar Year That Was
Lots of bad news politically, but lots of Israeli - and personal - accomplishments sum up 2013.
Politically, this has been a very bad year. President Obama's administration has managed to reduce America's stature in the world, abandon freedom-loving peoples everywhere, betray our own Ambassadors, (think: Christopher Stevens and his military aides in Benghazi); pressure Jewish and democratic Israel as a way of avoiding any criticism of the genocidal Muslim-on-Muslim violence and Muslim-on-Christian violence going on in the Middle East, Central Asia, and Africa.
Obama's administration is willing to "negotiate" with (that is, appease) the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Afghan Taliban, Hamas and the Palestinian Authority, and the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood which has just been labeled a "terrorist" entity by the government of Egypt—not by the free world which has tolerated their proliferation and infiltration of our anti-terrorist infra-structures, media, academy, and human rights organizations.
This was also the year in which Secretary of State John Kerry bypassed Israel on his first official trip to the Middle East; the Boston Marathon was bombed by two Muslim Islamists—a "coincidence," a case of "madness"—I think not. The new "moderate" President of Iran, Rouhani, was linked to the 1994 bombing of the Jewish Center in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He was also quoted as describing Israel as "a wound on the body of the Islamic world."
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