For Israel to yield to demands by a principal advocate of the Muslim Brotherhood and other terror organizations – President Obama – would be foolhardy. The Brotherhood, like Iran, Qatar and Turkey, is a supporter of Hamas and its allied terror groups in Gaza that seek the elimination of Israel, the only reasonably free and democratic nation in the region. Judaism and freedom combined with democracy are anathemas to them.
PM Netanyahu has generally resisted thus far and seems to be doing so to a greater degree as President Obama’s anti-Israel alliances and goals become even more clear.
PM Netanyahu must continue doing what is best for his country, Israel, rather than for President Obama and His friends. It is better to be alive and despised than to be dead and liked.
Much as Obama facilitated a more prominent role for the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, and welcomed its subsequent electoral victory there, its cozy relations with Turkey and Qatar, Hamas’ closest allies, show how far American policy has shifted in the region. Nations that are aligned with the Muslim Brotherhood are America’s favorites. This new approach mirrors the American attempt over five years to begin a new strategic relationship with Iran that will enable that regime to continue to process uranium, and to get sanctions relief in exchange for sacrificing nothing from its nuclear program that cannot be quickly reversed.
The American administration has discovered new peace partners (the “neutral parties”) to help end the Gaza conflict: Turkey and Qatar. Egypt is not on the list (though it was thrown a bone by being nominated to host cease-fire…
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