March 18, 2013 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - The president is in Israel today.
The question is why?
Symbolism is of course always a factor in Obama's political moves, but it is by no means the primary reason for his trip, though it's not hard to imagine a number of reasons why he wouldn't want to be stateside given the mess his administration has made of the budget process, among numerous other failures.
Any reasonably acute observer knows the considerable animus much of the Israeli electorate is increasingly showing toward this CIC. The explanation is easy to understand of course, Mr. Obama is an enemy of Zionism, seems to have a particular dislike for religious Jews in general and Bibi Netanyahu in particular and has proven through his actions that he is eager to support every corrupt jihadist dictatorship on the planet.
Meddling in Israel's political affairs is nothing new to the modern Democrat party.
President Clinton and his practitioners of "the politics of personal destruction" [in this instance, Greenberg, Carville & the thoroughly detestable Bob "Scum" Shrum] were set loose on the Israeli electorate, eventually [but temporarily] ousting Netanyahu in favor of a stooge candidate, Ehud Barak of the now moribund Kadima party, a creation of the late Ariel Sharon.
"...Clinton's hostility towards Netanyahu is not new. In 1999, Clinton successfully ousted Netanyahu from office by dispatching James Carville, Stanley Greenberg, Robert Shrum and current J-Street operative Jim Gerstein to Israel with the mission spearheading an American-funded election campaign for then-Labor leader Ehud Barak, an eager accomplice to Washington's regional agenda..." [source, Sagit Levi, Bill Clinton blames Netanyahu for Thwarting U.S. Agenda, Indy News Israel]
So what does Mr. Obama seek to accomplish in Israel?
He certainly is not making political points with Israeli voters nor is he being welcomed by the Pale riffraff, ""We won't receive Obama with flowers and a red carpet..We will receive him with shoes. We want to tell America that we hate you and you have no place here. We don't want to see Obama in Palestine..." [source, Khaled Abu Toameh, Bethlehem rioters set fire to pictures of Obama, J. Post]
Perhaps, with his inflated sense of self-importance and despite his ongoing display of ineptitude, Obama thought he could do the equivalent of walking on water, to a Klezmer beat while in Israel?
If so his "soft-shoe" dog and pony show is running into as they say in diplomatic circles a certain amount of resistance.