Gil Solomon

What Netanyahu Failed to Say

While I applaud Netanyahu’s address to the joint session of the US Congress, I admit I was a little disappointed by what was left unsaid.

In short, the Israeli PM missed a real opportunity to show the world the true intentions of this US administration.

He made no mention of Obama’s attempt to oust him in the upcoming Israeli elections by bringing into Israel a team of Obama supporters who hope that their propaganda efforts will bring in a new government which will be more to Obama’s liking. Foolish Israel for even allowing this lot to even step foot into the country and set up campaign headquarters in Tel Aviv. If it were up to me, they would have been handcuffed and deported on the first flight out of the country.

More importantly, we now have reports that in late 2014 Netanyahu was planning military action against Iran to take out the reactors. Netanyahu failed to mention that once Obama got wind of the planned strike (through a leak in Netanyahu’s own cabinet), this “President” threatened that US planes would be ready to take down any Israeli fighters that crossed into Iraqi air space to get to their Iranian targets.

Also Netanyahu made no mention of the embargo imposed by this administration on vital military hardware during the recent war with Hamas.

Nor was any mention made of the restriction on Israel doing what it does best, that is upgrading its fighter squadron. This administration has insisted that no upgrades be performed, thus ensuring that the Israeli fighters will have no qualitative edge to those fighter aircraft supplied to Saudi Arabia.

This was a chance to take the gloves off, but no, Netanyahu as usual took the soft approach. Talking about a soft approach, he even praised Kerry and Obama at the beginning of his speech, a grovelling posture which would not in any way lessen this administration’s hatred of him or Israel, nor would it have any effect on Obama’s headlong rush to help the Mullahs in Tehran to acquire an Islamic nuclear bomb.

This he will do by dragging the negotiations with Iran on and on and on until they present a fait accompli and announce to the world that Iran is a nuclear power with nuclear weapons, unless of course Israel does something about it.

The entire nuclear weapons program undertaken by Iran should have been demolished years ago by Israel, when it would have been easier to do, but do it they still must.

The bottom line is that Obama cannot be trusted.

He even has members of the Muslim Brotherhood in the White House as his advisers. These people were appointed by Executive Privilege as so called “czars” to by-pass senate confirmation hearings as to their suitability.

There are also many other issues about this American POTUS which I will not go into here as it would be better suited as subject matter for a separate article.

Suffice to say, from his Muslim background this “President” is a clear and present danger to Israel and I only wonder when or even if the Jewish world and Israel in particular, will ever wake up to this fact and cease giving this current resident of the Oval Office the constant benefit of the doubt.

By his actions, Obama is not only endangering Israel but the entire free world as we know it.

About the Author
Gil Solomon is a retired finance manager and author.