There is a saying in the Jewish community, “But is it good for for the Jews?” Thus, many are asking, will the Obama administration be an asset or liability for Israel? While many Christians place little interest or importance on this, this ministry does.
Much is being made of several Jews who are now a part of the Obama administration. Some seem to think that a few are very pro-Israel Jews and that we will thus see a new course of American-Israeli relations. I hate to burst bubbles but they are dead wrong.
The Israeli newspaper Israel National News reports that Obama hired a number of Jewish advisors who are quite critical of Israel, are anti-Israel (yes, some Jews are critical of Israel), and are in fantasyland about the Saudi Arabian peace intentions. Those include Dennis Ross, Dan Kurtzer, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Tony McPeak, Susan Rice, Martin Indyk, and several more. These spell serious problems for Israel.
Then there is Chief-of-Staff Rahm Emmanuel. He was the key person in the Clinton administration to make Oslo happen in 1992 and 1993. So we have a group of Jewish advisors, some of them Jewish, who are unfriendly to Israel’s settlement policies in Judea and Samaria, also known as the West Bank and eager to divide Jerusalem.
Let’s revisit Chief-of-Staff Rahm Emmanuel for a minute. In the early ’90s he was one of the people who helped financially put together Bill Clinton’s campaign. He gained tremendous influence in the White House from a group in Israel known as “Peace Now.” In other words, far leftists. They were the ones who engineered the Oslo process, and he (Emmanuel) personally was the one who orchestrated the Rabin-Arafat handshake on the White House lawn in 1993. Click here to read this entire article.