A pro-national defense activist says it's clear that President
Barack Obama doesn't have a high regard for Israel or Israeli Prime
Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Republican presidential challenger Mitt Romney has criticized
President Barack Obama for not planning to meet in person with
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu this week, calling it
"confusing and troubling." Romney recently
called Israel America's "closest ally" and "best friend
in the Middle East" and urged the president to meet with
Netanyahu as the United Nations General Assembly meetings
Brigitte Gabriel, founder and president of ACT! for
America, agrees with the Republican presidential
"He did not want to meet with Netanyahu when Netanyahu wanted to
come to the United States, and yet, on the other hand, he wanted to
meet with [Egyptian President Mohamed] Morsi," she points out.
"This administration over and over and over again has told the
American public with its actions who this administration considers
as an ally and who they consider as an enemy."
And Gabriel believes Israel is prepared to strike against Iran's
nuclear sites, whether Obama likes it or not.
"Israel's going to do what is right for Israel," she asserts.
"Whether before the election or not, Israel is going to determine
that. Israel has received intelligence that Iran is at the tipping
point, and they've got until the end of September to do something.
So I believe that Israel is going to do something before the
Many pundits believe Obama has discouraged the Israelis from
attacking Iran as he fears such a strike will have a
negative effect on his re-election effort.
With Election Day approaching, the leader of a Messianic Jewish
ministry believes Israel's prime minister has no choice but to
make a direct appeal to American voters to elect a president
willing to confront Iran. (Listen to audio
Netanyahu says American voters need to
elect a president willing to draw a "red line" with Iran. The
Israeli leader has called on Obama and other world leaders to
clearly state at what point Iran would face military intervention
if it fails to halt its nuclear weapons development program -- but
the Obama administration has balked, insisting that the country is
not that close to developing a nuclear weapon and that there is
time for tough sanctions to work.
During a recent interview on NBC, Netanyahu
declared that the idea of containing Iran represents a "new
standard for stupidity."
"I heard some people suggest -- I actually read this in the
American press -- they said, well, you know, if you take action,
that's a lot worse than having Iran with nuclear weapons," he
noted. "Some have even said that Iran with nuclear weapons would
stabilize the Middle East … I think the people who say this have
set a new standard for human stupidity."
Jan Markell, founder and director of Olive Tree
Ministries, says Netanyahu's desire for a new American
president is evident.
"Prime Minister Netanyahu [is] trying to get some support from
[Israel's] supposed ally -- can't get it; being told ludicrous
things from [U.N. Ambassador] Susan Rice and Barack Obama. I tell
you, I didn't think the world could get much more distorted, but it
is," she laments. "Up is down, down is up, black is white and white
Markell asserts that Iran would not hesitate to use a nuclear
bomb on Israel, if it ever gets the opportunity.