On Thursday, May 19th, President Obama addressed the nation with a Middle Eastern speech. It is questionable as to his goals and intention, if the speech is read in text. There are some glaring irregularities through out his presentation, and that is what it was, a presentation. The focus of his speech was the problem.
Though his focus was on the clashes between the Palestinians and the Israelis, he failed to relay to the world the views and position of the majority of American people. From beginning to end, he squarly supported the Palestinians. Yes, President Obama made mention of rockets falling on Israeli neighborhoods, but failed to clearly identify the culprits and the hatred behind them.
In addition, he failed to clearly mention the fact; Israel is surrounded by hostile countries on every side dedicated to “driving them into the sea.” This is a fact constantly ignored by him and his administration. Does his ignoring this detail make it any less a threat, certainly not. Ignoring statements of this magnitude does make the idea of successful negotiations for peace, little more than another war cry.
President Obama should be questioned directly and asked to explain this statement: “As for security, every state has the right to self-defense, and Israel must be able to defend itself – by itself – against any threat.” Where is the unity, support or solidarity with Israel in this statement? He seems to be telling, Israel you’re on your own. It must be noted, this statement is consistent with other positions take by his administration concerning Israel.
The question should be asked if President Obama got the Nobel Prize for Israelis’ future destruction. If not, why would a Nobel Prize Committee member say; “For the work you are going to do.”