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Monday, February 8, 2016

POTUS- Does It Really Make a Difference for Israel?

As you may know already, although I greatly enjoy "punditing" about American presidential politics and elections, I've never voted in American Elections even though I do have a legal right. There are two major reasons for this.

  • Having voted with my feet to live in Israel in the summer of 1970, just before what could have been my first chance to vote (at that time you needed to be 21) I've always felt that one should only vote in elections of the country one resides permanently.
  • Considering the twists and turns from election platform to actual policy all Presidents make and the consistently anti-Israel policy/ideology of the State Department, I just don't trust any candidate with my vote. It doesn't matter who wins, the policies will never be what I want from America.
We've all heard the promises and faux sympathy and understanding from presidential wannabes, and we've all heard beautifully written, crafted and professionally performed speeches by visiting candidates and POTUS'es, and everyone with half a brain should know by now that it's all a sham. It's as fake as the wizard in The Wizard of Oz.

Dorothy confronting the "wizard"
Passengers aboard the "St. Louis." These refugees from
 Nazi Germany were forced to return to Europe after both
Cuba and the US denied them refuge. May or June 1939.
Photo: US Holocaust Memorial Museum credit
For reasons beyond my comprehension, American Jews still think that being and supporting the Democratic Party is more Jewish than Yom Kippur in some fokokt belief that FDR saved them from Russian pogroms, even though it's well-known that he sent escaping Jews back to the Nazi gas chambers. So your typical American Jew is debating between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. 

Hillary rewarding Suha Arafat's
anti-Israel lies
Hillary's claims and speeches are so far removed from the truth she should get two Oscars, one for acting and the other for screenwriting. 

And then there are those who will vote for anyone born Jewish without reading the fine print, so they want Bernie Sanders. And they consider Sanders' time as a volunteer on an Israeli kibbutz over half a century ago to be proof of his pro-Israel bonafides. There's only one problem with that and it's a biggee. Besides the fact that Sanders' policies vis a vis Israel are to the Left (meaning more pro-Arab) than even Hillary's, the kibbutz he stayed at was Kibbutz Sha’ar Ha’Amakim, one of the last to give up its worship of Stalin. Granted he has been understandingly silent about that in order to distance himself from that rather embarrassing detail. But it is a well-known fact that Sanders is on the far Left of the American political  spectrum. And in recent decades, the further Left the closer to the pro-Arab/Palestine sic manifesto.

I've been totally enjoying Donald Trump's trashing of the Republican machine, and quite a few people I respect and trust have told me in private (meaning I can't name them) conversation that they support him. Caroline Glick has come out in support of Senator Ted Cruz, if her opinion makes a difference to you.

In all honesty, I just don't know, because I don't trust anyone in politics. And there's one thing for sure, and that is the power of the State Department, which is very skilled at overriding the U. S. President. Besides Truman's demanding that the American U.N. delegate vote for a Jewish State, November 29, 1947, there haven't been many pro-Israel rebellions from the Oval Office. 

POTUS can encourage the State Department to go further Left, pro-Arab, but has one ever taken it to the Right when it comes to Israel?

What do you think? Comments welcome...


Marcel Cousineau said...

The first and last time I ever voted for anyone in any US election was when I was conned, lied to, deceived by the peanut farmer from Georgia in 76'.
The End That was it for me, NEVER AGAIN!

That fraud has done serious damage to Israel by starting the land for rockets and jihad of Islam's peace started, the worlds agenda to destroy Israel by the peace.

We had the 'read my lips' G.H.W. Bush and his sidekick, the anti-Israel attack dog James Baker, a true fiend to Israel.

Then we have the other frauds like Arkansas Governor Hucksterbee and Texas Gov. Rick Perry who only stand up for Israel or show up when there is an election stateside.

And then we have the great messiah of Republican's, Ronald Reagan who came to Yasser Arafat's rescue in Beirut, 1982, when Gen. Sharon/ IDF had a bullet aimed at his ugly face.

We had Prez George W. Bush who threatened PM Sharon to retreat from Gaza or else in 2005, Bush, the father and creator of modern day Hamastan, Gaza.
How easily he duped do many naive sheep.
And we have Hillary's husband, Bubba who signed the Oslo appeasement and retreat, no more deterrence for Israel, Oslo jihad accords with Rabin and Arafat.

Last but least, the lowest, we have the pathological liar Obama who does not hide his love for the Hamas, Muslim Brotherhood agenda.

This is the garbage Israel has received at the hands of a fake friend for it's decades of loyalty and devotion, and Jonathan Pollard is still a prisoner of 'friend' America.
Israel's loyalty and honor has been a dead end a waste.
Yeremiah 17:5 below explains why.

'In all honesty, I just don't know, because I don't trust anyone in politics'

A very wise conclusion on your part, Batya

Yeremiah 17:5

Thus says the Lord,
“Cursed is the man who trusts in and relies on mankind,
Making [weak, faulty human] flesh his strength,
And whose mind and heart turn away from the Lord.

Batya Medad said...


Anonymous said...

Realistically speaking, it really doesn't matter, because whoever is elected is, in reality, Hashem's doing. G-D leads the hearts and minds of leaders and when someone comes into power, at the end of the day, it is His Will.

Of course, people show by their voting what they deserve, but, truthfully, there is much talk always of much fraud in most elections and the one that the PTB want, usually gets in. Probably, that is the way the Ribbono Shel Olam wants it because He controls everything and we are now at that time of history where it will lead to the geulah and whoever is supposed to win will win, but Israel needs to not care because if we show that we rely only on H', everything will go right for us. As long as we put our faith only in Him, it will be good for Yisrael. Unfortunately, let's not hold our breath that today's leadership will be putting their faith only in H'.

Mr. Cohen said...

article about Hillary Clinton:


Batya Medad said...

a, we are not Gd's marionettes or chess pawns. There is free will.
Mr. Cohen, excellent post. Thanks