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With Friends Like Obama, Israel Didn't Need Enemies

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Barack Obama is seen in the Oval Office for the last time as president, in Washington, D.C. on January 20, 2017. (Kevin Dietsch-Pool/Getty Images)

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Saturday, 28 Jan 2017 01:51 PM Current | Bio | Archive

Isn’t it remarkable how the "best friend Israel ever had" keeps sending money to Israel’s enemies? Benjamin Netanyahu should thank his lucky stars Obama didn’t call himself Israel’s worst enemy. I’m not sure the only democracy in the Middle East could have survived.

It’s a shame Obama couldn’t confine himself to one stab in the back during his last few days in the White House, but a single wound evidently isn’t enough to satisfy Obama’s lust for revenge against the Israelis, who had the quaint notion they know more about what is good for their country than a community organizer does.

This sneak attack didn’t take place at the UN, where earlier Obama engineered a condemnation of Israel’s housing policy in Jerusalem that will take years to overcome. Somehow in Obama’s eyes building in Israel’s capitol is an outrageous violation of international norms.

This attack was more akin to the wooden pallets stacked high with cash that he shipped Iran and then lied about when questioned by Congress. Over the course of a few months Obama shipped a nation that has vowed to wipe Israel off the map a total of $33.6 billion, which includes the pallets of cash he swapped for Americans kidnapped by the regime.

Compared to that colossal sum the $221 million he wired to the Palestinian Authority in defiance of Congress may look small, but the impact will be large. One of the few ways to influence the PA is through the leverage of money. Since it is the world’s largest welfare state, withholding money can sometimes influence its behavior. That avenue may be closed for the foreseeable future because even the kleptocracy that runs the Palestinian Authority will take a few months to steal that much money.

Congress originally put a hold on the cash because the Palestinian Authority sought recognition from UN bodies as a state instead of as an observer, which is in violation of assurances given in the Oslo Accords (a treaty) and promises made to the State Department.

But what are a few broken promises to the "you can keep your doctor" administration?

So as part of his Going-Out-of-Office Clearance, Obama found time between pardons to plant one last dagger into Israel’s back and he officially released the money.

As Obama leaves the Oval Office to be someone else’s "best friend" here’s hoping the incoming Trump administration can stop the money before it’s wired or tied down on a pallet and shipped off to an organization that has done nothing to deserve it.

Michael Reagan, the eldest son of President Reagan, is a Newsmax TV analyst. A syndicated columnist and author, he chairs The Reagan Legacy Foundation. Michael is an in-demand speaker with Premiere speaker’s bureau. Read more reports from Michael Reagan — Go Here Now.

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Isn’t it remarkable how the "best friend Israel ever had" keeps sending money to Israel’s enemies? Benjamin Netanyahu should thank his lucky stars Obama didn’t call himself Israel’s worst enemy.
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