Is Obama A Friend Of Israel? The Answer Can Be Found at

Was it not only 60 days ago that President Obama was the so-called best friend of the Jews and Israel?  Well, sure enough the liberal American Jewish community in overwhelming numbers voted for him. And now, we see the Anti-Israel former Nebraska Senator Chuck Hagel nominated for Secretary of Defense.

As the headline in The Algemeiner Journal says: “Nebraska Jews Recall Senator Chuck Hagel as ‘Unfriendly’ and ‘Unmovable’ on Israel, ‘Didn’t Give a Damn About the Jewish Community.'”  As the former editor of the Omaha Jewish Press saying “Hagel was the only one we have had in Nebraska, who basically showed the Jewish community that he didn’t give a damn about the Jewish community or any of our concerns.” And that’s the way of the Obama Administration.

Nearly across the board, American Jews are standing against Hagel:

  • The (Jewish) Former Mayor of New York Ed Koch said about Obama:  “Frankly, I thought that there would come a time when he would renege on what he conveyed on his support of Israel it comes a little earlier than I thought it would.” “I’m sure that the Arabs are drinking orange juice and toasting Hagel’s good health – I believe it will encourage the Iranian program. I believe it will encourage the jihadists.”
  • President Obama supporter Alan Dershowitz said nominating Hagel was a mistake: “I think it’s a mistake. I think it makes it more likely that Iran will persist in its efforts to develop nuclear weapons. This will send a message to the Iranian Mullahs of softness, to nominate a man who is opposed to sanctions and who is opposed to the military option.” “The Iranians are celebrating this appointment in Tehran, this was a great appointment for Tehran, and it’s a green light or at least a yellow light for them to pursue their nuclear program.” “I makes it more likely that Iran will actually move towards developing a nuclear program and it makes it more likely that there will have to be a military response. This is a very bad nomination for peace.”
  • The Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) on Monday called the Hagel nomination “a blow to U.S.-Israel relations, to the President’s relationship with the American Jewish community, and to U.S. security in the Middle East.” One wonders why the left is never blamed for harming the cause of “peace” in the Middle East?

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Ronn Torossian is the Founder, President & Chief Executive Officer of 5WPR. Headquartered in New York City, the firm is one of the 25 largest independent public relations firms in the United States. 5WPR has been named “PR Agency of the Year” by the American Business Awards; and Ronn Torossian is the winner of the Silver Stevie Communications, Investor Relations, and PR Executive of the Year of the Year Award by the American Business Awards. Ronn’s book, “For Immediate Release: Shape Minds, Build Brands, and Deliver Results with Game-Changing Public Relations,” received rave reviews. He is a member of the prestigious Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and is an active board member of a number of non-profit organizations. Ronn Torossian is a frequently sought after communications expert, often appearing on FOX News, CNBC, Huffington Post, Time Magazine, and other major media outlets. He resides on the Upper West Side of Manhattan with his family. Email: Facebook: Ronn's Facebook Twitter: Ronn's Twitter Page