The first and foremost goal of the Jewish voter in the forthcoming election should be to elect the person who is going to best protect the State of Israel. The six million Jews in Israel are our brothers and sisters—in many cases actual brothers and sisters—and their welfare should be our No. 1 concern. Issues such as same-sex marriage, gun control , and abortion pale in comparison to the issue of who will best protect our “family” in Israel. Our family in Israel is currently under a dire existential threat and needs the best friend possible to prevent another Holocaust.
I submit that it is more likely that Gov. Mitt Romney will be a better friend to Israel than President Barack Obama based on the following facts:
>>Obama and Hillary Clinton have a hostile relationship with President Netanyahu. This has been demonstrated many times. Romney has a historically close relationship with Netanyahu.
>>In the first 2 years of Obama’s term, when he was not concerned about reelection, Obama took actions that showed softness in his support for Israel. Such actions include pressuring Israel to make concessions on the peace process but not pressuring the Palestinians; constantly condemning building in the West Bank and Jerusalem, yet rarely condemning constant Arab incitement against Israel and Jews; going to Cairo and not even mentioning the Jewish historical connection to the land of Israel; never mentioning the obvious that the Palestinians need to reject the Right of return; stating that negotiations should start with the ‘67 borders, etc. Any recent moves by Obama to help Israel … have been minor, symbolic and non-controversial actions to garner Jewish support and money in the forthcoming election .
>>As president, Obama has never been to Israel.
>>Obama and Clinton have refused to put forth any “red lines” on Iran . Without providing concrete ultimatums to Iran, the United States is showing that it may not be serious about a military strike to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. There have also been statements intimating that the administration will be hesitant to support and aid an Israeli strike.
>>Continued naive assertions by the Administration that economic sanctions will cause the Iranians to abandon their nuclear weapons program.
>>Obama is by nature a pacifist. His constant desire not to antagonize … and to be an apologist to the Muslim world will make it difficult for him to initiate an attack on Iran or to help Israel attack, if this becomes necessary.
>>Romney’s recent statements that peace will be impossible based on Palestinian intransigence demonstrates a more realistic assessment of the prospects for peace and a more pro-Israel position.
>>Polls taken in Israel show that a majority of Israelis would be more comfortable with Romney as President to protect their interests.
Given the choice between Obama and Romney, it is clear that the Jewish voter should consider Romney a better choice to protect Israel. Once before, during World War II, Jews supported a liberal Democrat whose inaction on saving Jews, as is well-documented, cost Jewish lives. We can not take a chance at allowing this to happen again.