During Hanukkah, the American Jewish community remembers the victory of the Maccabean army led by Judah Maccabee against the invading Hellenic army, the restoration of the Holy Temple and the miracle of the oil in the 2nd century BC.
I don’t think President Obama cares much for Jewish history but he probably should, especially before calling PM Benjamin Netanyahu.
During a phone call between Obama and Netanyahu last week, the president reportedly asked Netanyahu “to take a breather from his clamorous criticism” of the interim agreement reached with Iran, David Ignatius reported for the Washington Post Wednesday.
Obama called Netanyahu last Sunday to discuss the interim deal reached with Iran – a deal the prime minister called a “historic mistake.” After Netanyahu reportedly “rebuked” Obama over the interim deal, he told Obama that the permanent accord “must bring about one outcome: the dismantling of Iran’s military nuclear capability,” the article said.
First of all I would recommend our man-child president not take on someone with a warrior’s heart in the vein of the Maccabees, who is a former Airborne Commando in the Israeli Defense Force.
“The threats to Israel right now are immense”, Florida Congressman Allen West said last night in a speech at the home of Rich Roberts. Known as a staunch supporter of Israel, West spoke about the Israel-Iran threats which currently faces the Middle-East, and about the recent ‘off-mic’ statements from the French and American presidents which sparked widespread criticism.
“The fact that President Sarkozy and President Obama quote on quote off microphone made the statements that they made, it’s not so much the words that they said, but the fact that those words were heard on the Arab street”, West said.