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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Obama Visit "Strangles" Israel

Hundreds of thousands of Israelis will be adversely affected by United States President Barack Hussein Obama's visit to Israel.  The Israeli media and political bigwigs may be all gaga with excitement, but most other Israelis are filled with total dread.  The main road from Ben Gurion International Airport aka Natbag will be closed for hours today and when he finally leaves. 

The King David Hotel has been brimming with activity, getting dozens of suites ready for the "royal" entourage; the 15,000-strong police detail is gearing up to guard against security breaches; streets and highways are being cleared of cars and closed off; the foreign press is descending en masse from all corners of the globe and provided space in which to set up their computers, microphones, and cameras; the local media have been promoting the coverage they will devote to the hot event; menus are being planned, speeches crafted, and the newly crowned Miss Israel — an immigrant from Ethiopia — is excitedly awaiting the gala dinner at President Shimon Peres' house, where she will be introduced to her counterpart, Mr. America.
And all this is in spite of Obama's decision not to address the Knesset. Indeed, he claimed that the purpose of this trip was to "connect with the people."
To this end, the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv invited college students from around the country to submit essays on why they should be selected to attend the president's large-scale "meet and greet" at the Jerusalem Convention Center. Given Obama's insistence on being surrounded by sycophants, one can only imagine the syrupy content of the chosen applications. One can also figure out why Ariel University students were told they may not enter the competition. (Ruthie Blum)
Many, many Jerusalem roads will be closed off periodically during the too long visit, as will roads going from his hotel, The King David, which is in the center of Jerusalem, to all of the various buildings he'll be entering in addition to the south of Jerusalem when he goes to a from Bethlehem and the north of Jerusalem when he goes to Ramallah.  And that Ramallah visit means that the large, normally bustling commercial-industrial center Sha'ar Binyamin will be closed off from its only access road.

I usually agree with Dry Bones, but he should have shown the anger and disgust and dread of your typical Israeli citizen here.

Dry Bones
This visit, on the Eve of the Passover Holiday is so horrendously timed that all involved would be totally condemned for their incompetent thoughtlessness and selfishness.  I know that I have been blogging an awful lot about it issue, but I'm not exaggerating one iota.

We Jews are an ancient and distinguished people.  We should have the confidence to remember that.  We also must remember that our help and salvation comes from G-d Almighty, not from the United States.

What is the theme of Passover?

עבדים היינו לפרעה במצרים, עתה בני חורין
Avodim hayinu liparoah bamitzrayim, atoh bnei chorin
We were slaves to Pharaoh in Egypt; now we're free men
Yes, that's it in a nutshell.  It's derived from the Bible,
Deuteronomy Chapter 6 דְּבָרִים:
כא וְאָמַרְתָּ לְבִנְךָ, עֲבָדִים הָיִינוּ לְפַרְעֹה בְּמִצְרָיִם; וַיֹּצִיאֵנוּ יְהוָה מִמִּצְרַיִם, בְּיָד חֲזָקָה. 21 then thou shalt say unto thy son: 'We were Pharaoh's bondmen in Egypt; and the LORD brought us out of Egypt with a mighty hand.
כב וַיִּתֵּן יְהוָה אוֹתֹת וּמֹפְתִים גְּדֹלִים וְרָעִים בְּמִצְרַיִם, בְּפַרְעֹה וּבְכָל-בֵּיתוֹ--לְעֵינֵינוּ. 22 And the LORD showed signs and wonders, great and sore, upon Egypt, upon Pharaoh, and upon all his house, before our eyes.
כג וְאוֹתָנוּ, הוֹצִיא מִשָּׁם--לְמַעַן, הָבִיא אֹתָנוּ, לָתֶת לָנוּ אֶת-הָאָרֶץ, אֲשֶׁר נִשְׁבַּע לַאֲבֹתֵינוּ. 23 And He brought us out from thence, that He might bring us in, to give us the land which He swore unto our fathers.
כד וַיְצַוֵּנוּ יְהוָה, לַעֲשׂוֹת אֶת-כָּל-הַחֻקִּים הָאֵלֶּה, לְיִרְאָה, אֶת-יְהוָה אֱלֹהֵינוּ--לְטוֹב לָנוּ כָּל-הַיָּמִים, לְחַיֹּתֵנוּ כְּהַיּוֹם הַזֶּה. 24 And the LORD commanded us to do all these statutes, to fear the LORD our God, for our good always, that He might preserve us alive, as it is at this day.
כה וּצְדָקָה, תִּהְיֶה-לָּנוּ: כִּי-נִשְׁמֹר לַעֲשׂוֹת אֶת-כָּל-הַמִּצְוָה הַזֹּאת, לִפְנֵי יְהוָה אֱלֹהֵינוּ--כַּאֲשֶׁר צִוָּנוּ. {ס} 25 And it shall be righteousness unto us, if we observe to do all this commandment before the LORD our God, as He hath commanded us.' {S}

This is the time we're supposed to remember that everything, including the State of Israel, our security, economic success and more are the gifts from G-d.  There is no human who can save us or help us.  This Obama-worship is a danger to the Nation, the People of Israel.

Davka, now on the Eve of Passover we should be remembering that our salvation will come only from G-d, not the President of the United States.

6 comments:

Nofia said...

Bibi just should have said "NO" to Obama. Should have said that it was unfair to burden the citizens of Israel's capital with this during a Holiday Eve.

Just say No to drugs.

Just say No to Obama.

Batya said...

Nofia, AMEN!!!

John said...

Considering how many billions Americans have given to Israel and how much abuse the USA takes for supporting Israel, showing the POTUS a little hospitality is the least Israelis can do. Suck it up. It's only a few days.

Leah, Maaleh Adumim said...

the reason he is speaking at the Jerusalem Convention Center instead of the Knesset, is because there isn't room for him to put a teleprompter in the Knesset. and he isn't able to give a speech without it.

Batya said...

John, the truth is that the American "aid" is no more than shopping coupons to beef up the American econmy and undermine Israel's.
How would you like it if some foreign dignity's visit forced the closure of major roads and shopping areas just before xmas? You'd say: "Come in another month."

Leah, no doubt you're right as usual. Good point. He can hide it better on the Binyanei Ha'uma stage, and he wants to fill the auditorium with Leftist students.

Batya said...

oops, dignitary is the word