Our kowtowing and playing "Mr. Nice Guy" has only gotten us into more trouble, because the world sees us and guilty and weak.
Michael Oren's book of his recent posting as Israel's Ambassador to the United States points out the dangerous faults in USA President Obama's policies both against Israel and also against American's best interests.
“Immediately after his first inauguration, Mr. Obama put daylight between Israel and America,” Oren said, referring to a July 2009 meeting with Jewish leaders in which Obama said that the policy of “no daylight” with Israel was detrimental to U.S. interests and to advancing the peace process. Michael Oren: Obama abandoned ‘two core principles’ of U.S.-Israel alliance, JewishJournal.comIt had never occurred to me that I'd agree with Oren on much, but not only do I agree with what the newspapers are reporting he wrote, but I'd love to get a review copy of his book, “Ally: My Journey Across the American-Israeli Divide.”
I'm very curious about how long Oren will continue promoting this theory that Obama is a danger to America as well as Israel. And I also wonder what Leftist statements Oren will come up with to prove he hasn't moved to the Right. When it comes to Israeli politicians I'm a terrible cynic.
One thing for sure, like in this opinion piece on Algemeiner, For Pro-Israel Advocates, It’s Time to Start Playing Offense, I think we must get tougher in our reactions and start taking the initiative against those trying to destroy us with slogans and boycotts. Actively defeating /fighting it is the only way!