In all honesty, I don't feel very good about Israeli Foreign Minister Lieberman's invitation to Egyptian President Morsi, which is because Morsi is probably a danger to Israel. Can you tell me otherwise? And ignoring him, considering that long, difficult to defend border between Israel and Egypt is even more dangerous, yes, I know. And I'm old enough to remember when Israel controlled the Sinai. We were a lot safer then.
And about United States President Obama, the recent Republican National Convention has gotten some interesting reactions from the Leftist American press.
"President Obama has thrown allies like Israel under the bus," Romney declared, with the packed convention hall breaking into boos due to Obama's handling of the Jewish state. (complete article)
I know that Obama keeps claiming that he's Israel's friend, but his body language says otherwise.
Many American Israelis are thinking of voting in the American Presidential Elections, even though they may never have done so before. That's how unpopular Barack Hussein Obama is here.
I still can't do it. I have never applied for an absentee ballot. Even though I have a legal right to vote in American elections, I just can't do it. It doesn't feel right.
Stephen Crowley/The New York Times
By JEFF ZELENY
TAMPA, Fla. — Mitt Romney accepted the Republican presidential nomination on Thursday by making a direct appeal to Americans who were captivated by President Obama’s hopeful promises of change, pledging that he could deliver what the president did not and move the country from its worst economic downturn since the Great Depression...(complete article)
Should I or any other American citizen vote for a President according to how he treats a foreign nation, even an ally that would never do anything to harm the USA?
Shouldn't Presidential Elections be larger than that one issue?
So, has the American economy, employment etc improved these last four years? Is the United States safer? Is education better, health for all etc?
Do you feel better about America? And don't answer that you are proud of America for electing and "black," because that's not an issue. If people only voted for Obama because of his color, then they are no different than those who vote for whites because of their color. If you're making decisions about whom to vote for according to color you're a racist, plain and simple.
Simply go over the objective list of qualifications, experience etc and then decide.
About choosing a candidate because of his Israeli policy for me isn't good. In my teens I decided that Israel is the most important country, and so I moved here. I voted with my feet. I've lived in Israel for over forty years.
Here we are in the Jewish Month of Elul, when we're supposed to be doing our חשבון נפשת Cheshbon Nefesh, "accounting of the soul," see where we should be improving ourselves, remembering that G-d is in charge. Yes, G-d is the One to save us, not the American President. And as for the Government of the State of Israel, they, too have a job to keep us secure, not the American President.
There's plenty to do here in Israel (and here in me and in all of us) to make life better and safer.
Have a Good Year