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“Jewish Disappointment with Obama”
by Art Sadlier   
July 26th, 2009

Recently President Obama has demanded that Israel cease all construction in East Jerusalem. He has been putting great pressure on Israeli leaders to exit from Jerusalem. American Jewish leaders are up in arms over these demands by Obama. During the presidential campaign Obama told Jewish audiences repeatedly that Jerusalem must remain undivided.

Mort Klein, president of the Zionist Organization of America told WND.  “He said as a candidate in 2008 that he supports an undivided Jerusalem and will never permit Iran to obtain Nuclear weapons, and now we see these claims were simply false.”

On another occasion Obama said,  “As a practical matter, it would be very difficult to execute”  a division of the city. “And I think that it is smart for us to work through a system in which everybody has access to the extraordinary religious sites in Old Jerusalem but that Israel has a legitimate claim on that city.”

In actual fact the Obama administration is calling for a halt to all Jewish construction in eastern Jerusalem and the West Bank. They are accepting the Palestinian claims on Jerusalem as a future capital, inspite of fact that the city has never been a part any Palestinian entity.

Meanwhile in Jerusalem some 1500 Jewish people gathered to hold an anti-Obama rally, protesting the unrelenting pressure America is putting on Israel.

Rabbi Eliezer Waldman, a former Member of the Knesset was the first to speak.  He acknowledged that Obama had promised to bring “change,” and that President Shimon Peres has long spoken of a “New Middle East,” the Rabbi said,  “Yes, there is a new Middle East – G-D Almighty has taken His people out of exile and brought them back home to its land! He has brought to independence, to settlement, to life in its land that has come to life once again!  This is the change!  And woe unto those who would interfere in this process of change!”

Many signs were in evidence at the rally with messages like:

---The land of the Bible belongs to the people of the Bible.

---Obama : no you can’t!

---Yes we Can Build Settlements

---Warning American Jews are in danger

---Obama, deal with Iran – Israel belongs to the Jews

---Jordan is Palestine

---Israel won’t fold

---Let My People Grow

Gershon Mesika said,  The Arabs don’t want us anywhere in this land: they want us in the ocean! .... Mr. Obama: Remove your hands from the land of Israel!  You must understand this simple truth; The Land of Israel belongs to the nation of Israel according the Torah of Israel.

We cannot help but think about Israel in  Egypt so long ago, and how another anti-semite, Pharoah, sought to enslave Israel. We also think of Hitler not so long ago, his attempted destruction of Israel ended the same way all attempts to destroy Israel uktimately end.  Mr. Obama neither the Almighty God nor time are on your side.  Amazing how men never learn!

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