Monday, May 10, 2010

Letter to the editor

Published today in the Jerusalem Post


With all respect to Elie Wiesel, the tension between the Obama administration and Israel is not so easily erased. It is fueled by the President's acceptance of the Arab narrative and his avoidance of antagonizing those whom he wishes to woo. When Mr. Obama announced months ago at an AIPAC meeting - for Jewish consumption - that Jerusalem should remain united under Israel, the pressure from the Arabs brought an immediate reversal - for Arab consumption. This is part of Obama's style- appeasement of the enemies of the free world; he has been an apologist for the U.S. and for radical Islam whose name he cannot even utter. He does not understand that a strong Israel is necessary to the safety of the United States and the West. Israel does not need a visit by Obama as Martin Indyk suggests; those of us who understand the dangers to the Jewish state will not be 'charmed' as, unfortunately, was Mr. Wiesel.

Chana Givon

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