Obama Has Iran Problem Backward

So says Alan Dershowitz, prominent Harvard law professor, longtime supporter of Israel, and authors of the book, "The Case Against Israel's Enemies." In a New York Post Sunday article entitled "Blaming Israel," Dershowitz calls the new Obama/Emanuel policies towards Israel, "exactly backwards.

Dershowitz is referring to the current tactic of threatening Israel that the US will not help stop Iran's nuclear weaponry and missile development programs unless the Jewish State bends to blackmail from the Obama administration with regard to concessions to the Palestinians. As Dershowitz says,

In this respect, Emanuel has it exactly backwards: if there is any linkage, it goes the other way - defanging Iran will promote the end of the occupation and the two-state solution. Threatening not to help Israel in relation to Iran unless it moves toward a two-state solution first is likely to backfire. [snip]

Emanuel's statements were viewed with alarm in Israel because most Israelis, though they want to like President Obama, are nervous about his policies toward Israel. They are prepared to accept pressure regarding the settlements, but they worry that the Obama Administration may be ready to compromise, or at least threaten to compromise, Israel's security, if its newly elected government does not submit to pressure on the settlements. [snip]

That cannot be allowed to happen, regardless of progress on the ground toward peace with the Palestinians. These two issues must be delinked if either is to succeed. There are other ways of encouraging Israel to make peace with the Palestinians. Nuclear blackmail is not one of them.

This blackmail tactic, of course, is the centerpiece of the newly adopted Obama/Emanuel/Clinton/Mitchell assault on the Israeli government, headed for the first time in years by a Prime Minister and cabinet disinclined toward appeasement or further concessions involving land-for-nothing.

With all signs pointing to an Obama acceptance of the not-too-distant eventuality of a nuclear-armed Iran, which he has neither the will nor the guts to lift any effective finger to prevent, the stage is being set to blame Israel's "intransigence" on the Palestinian problem for the failure to stop Iran's mad mullahs.

A few pages following Dershowitz's op-ed the Post's editors speak out similarly on another aspect of the Obama attempt to undermine Israel in an editorial blast headed, "De-Nuking an Ally." The paper's editors explain that the administration's efforts to push Israel into giving up its own nukes (in return for absolutely nothing), "would be a big mistake -- for Israel, America, and, indeed, much of the West."

Concludes the editorial:

Obama & Co. may be desperate for new diplomatic tools in the Middle East.

But pushing to strip Israel of its nuclear deterrent shouldn't be one of them.

Once again, the overwhelming number of Jewish voters who helped put this man in the White House should carefully rethink how they have been so completely duped -- unless they care little for the fate of the State of Israel or place the Democrats' leftist socialist agenda ahead of the survival of a Jewish homeland.
So says Alan Dershowitz, prominent Harvard law professor, longtime supporter of Israel, and authors of the book, "The Case Against Israel's Enemies." In a New York Post Sunday article entitled "Blaming Israel," Dershowitz calls the new Obama/Emanuel policies towards Israel, "exactly backwards.

Dershowitz is referring to the current tactic of threatening Israel that the US will not help stop Iran's nuclear weaponry and missile development programs unless the Jewish State bends to blackmail from the Obama administration with regard to concessions to the Palestinians. As Dershowitz says,

In this respect, Emanuel has it exactly backwards: if there is any linkage, it goes the other way - defanging Iran will promote the end of the occupation and the two-state solution. Threatening not to help Israel in relation to Iran unless it moves toward a two-state solution first is likely to backfire. [snip]

Emanuel's statements were viewed with alarm in Israel because most Israelis, though they want to like President Obama, are nervous about his policies toward Israel. They are prepared to accept pressure regarding the settlements, but they worry that the Obama Administration may be ready to compromise, or at least threaten to compromise, Israel's security, if its newly elected government does not submit to pressure on the settlements. [snip]

That cannot be allowed to happen, regardless of progress on the ground toward peace with the Palestinians. These two issues must be delinked if either is to succeed. There are other ways of encouraging Israel to make peace with the Palestinians. Nuclear blackmail is not one of them.

This blackmail tactic, of course, is the centerpiece of the newly adopted Obama/Emanuel/Clinton/Mitchell assault on the Israeli government, headed for the first time in years by a Prime Minister and cabinet disinclined toward appeasement or further concessions involving land-for-nothing.

With all signs pointing to an Obama acceptance of the not-too-distant eventuality of a nuclear-armed Iran, which he has neither the will nor the guts to lift any effective finger to prevent, the stage is being set to blame Israel's "intransigence" on the Palestinian problem for the failure to stop Iran's mad mullahs.

A few pages following Dershowitz's op-ed the Post's editors speak out similarly on another aspect of the Obama attempt to undermine Israel in an editorial blast headed, "De-Nuking an Ally." The paper's editors explain that the administration's efforts to push Israel into giving up its own nukes (in return for absolutely nothing), "would be a big mistake -- for Israel, America, and, indeed, much of the West."

Concludes the editorial:

Obama & Co. may be desperate for new diplomatic tools in the Middle East.

But pushing to strip Israel of its nuclear deterrent shouldn't be one of them.

Once again, the overwhelming number of Jewish voters who helped put this man in the White House should carefully rethink how they have been so completely duped -- unless they care little for the fate of the State of Israel or place the Democrats' leftist socialist agenda ahead of the survival of a Jewish homeland.