Nadia Kiderman
Lover of Israel

Message to Obama: Grow Up

I’m by no means a hyper-partisan or an ideologue, but I genuinely believe President Obama has something against Israel or the Jewish people. Or perhaps, it’s a combination of both. I have never seen a President go so far out of his way to criticize Israel as frequently as this President has during the time he’s been in office.

If only President Obama would consider being as aggressive and tough on Iran as he is with Israel. It’s quite absurd if you think about it. When Jews in Israel build some apartments and houses, the President consistently raises such a brouhaha that you would think he was directing his anger toward North Korea or Iran.

What else could possibly be attributed to his numerous expressions of hostility toward Israel? The pattern is disturbing and I believe more should be done to delve into what his motives are. What does President Obama actually feel?

Sure, Prime Minister Netanyahu serves as a convenient scapegoat for this President. He’s continued to blame everything on the Prime Minister, from the peace process being stalled to all else. But the bottom line is, even if two leaders don’t get along they are typically able to set aside those differences of personality and work together toward a common goal. That is of course, is there’s a genuine interest on the part of both parties.

But when it comes to President Obama, I don’t believe he cares for Israel. He’s more interested in appeasing Iran. He views Israel as the aggressor in this conflict. He views it as the bully “occupying” Palestinians.

But let’s put all that aside and instead ask of President Obama one really simple favor. Senator McCain did it so eloquently earlier today on Sunday morning television and there’s no reason why the President shouldn’t be capable of it. Put aside your personal differences with the Prime Minister-elect and stop throwing a temper-tantrum.

It may not be beneath you, but it is certainly beneath the office which you hold. The office of the presidency deserves a lot more respect. And the Prime Minister of Israel deserves a lot more respect. America and Israel have always shared an incredibly strong bond. It’s never been a partisan issue. Why are you seeking to change that now?

About the Author
Dr. Nadia Kiderman is a dedicated community activist involved in pro-Israel causes.
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