Since the Iran nuclear deal was announced on Sunday, top Republicans and Democrats have blasted it, former Ambassador to the UN John Bolton called the deal an “abject surrender by the United States,” and one of our closest allies is “extremely angry,” to say the least. That ally, as you well know by now, is Israel.
This morning I had the chance to speak with Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) fresh off her trip to Israel, where she met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu regarding the nuclear agreement with Iran that the latter has defined as a “very, very bad deal.”
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a strong statement on Thursday after four rockets fired from southern Lebanon hit northern Israel.
It was no accident that Israel was President Obama’s first foreign visit in his second term. He had something to prove to the people of the Jewish state, and he appears to have succeeded.
You can’t blame President Obama for making a beeline to a convention hall filled with students during his Israel trip. If there is any group that has shown a particular susceptibility to his snake oil, it is the soft, impressionable minds of those at the cusp of adulthood.
The possibility of weapons of mass destruction, nuclear in Iran and chemical in Syria, has given president Obama's middle east trip a new sense of urgency.
Obama is the first American president in history to demonstrate indifference toward them with both words and deeds. Israelis didn't just wake up one morning and decide they don't like our president.
As President Obama prepares for his first trip to Israel, I hope when he gets there he sees what I saw.