Ex-Israeli Mayor: Obama 'Most Hostile' President Toward Israel

Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 11:09 AM

By Melissa Clyne

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President Barack Obama is the "most hostile" president to Israel in American history, David Rubin, former mayor of Shiloh, Israel, said Tuesday on Newsmax TV’s "America’s Forum."

"We in Israel know that American presidents have very often been warm towards Israel," he said. "Remember, Harry Truman when the state was established, we remember many of the other presidents who spoke warmly about Israel and who helped Israel in difficult times. President Obama's affinities are far greater with the Islamic world."

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"Maybe it has something to do with the fact that he was raised a Muslim and had a Muslim father and stepfather," said Rubin. When he came into office he made it very clear that he wants the United States to have a new relationship with the Islamic world, and that was one of the most important things to him.

"We've seen it when he demands Israel to move back to the indefensible armistice lines of 1949. We've seen it when he demands Israel to stop building homes for families of Israelis who need a place to live, when President Obama cuts off the sales of weapons in the middle of the war and when Vice President Biden promises $48 million in financial aid to the Hamas terrorists who are trying to destroy Israel. That's not what friends do."

Rubin took umbrage at a Hamas official comparing Israel defending itself during the current conflict with the Palestinians to what the Nazis did to the Jews during the Holocaust in World War II.

"The Israeli people, the Jewish people as a whole, know about 6 million Jews being killed during the Holocaust," Rubin said. "We don't need any lecture from an Islamic jihadist archterrorist —  probably one of the worst terrorists in the world."

He said Hamas is indiscriminately firing thousands of rockets at Israeli cities, and then the organization criticizes Israel for defending itself.

"We've had thousands of people wounded over the years from these Islamic terrorists," Rubin said, adding that the Hamas terrorists are worse than any Islamic terrorist organization and "are certainly on a par with this new Islamic State group, but they've done a lot more damage."

Israelis are well aware of the way Hamas operates, he said, and won’t be deterred by Hamas sympathizers.

"They will hide behind human shields, put children and women in front of them and then they say when Israel attacks the terrorists say, 'well, why are you attacking civilians, look at what the Israeli's are doing and this is worse than the Holocaust'. Believe me, we're not stupid, we know what's going on, and we know who we're dealing with."

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