Election fever is gripping Israel these days with the big election for control of the national government coming up on March 17th. American Christians support Israel however we understand that we are not Israeli citizens therefore we cannot cast ballots in their elections.
While we have our personal preferences and opinions, we do not exercise support for any individual candidate or political party as that is a matter for the citizens of Israel to decide. Such is not the case with the Obama Administration which is quietly making a strong, behind the scenes effort to defeat Prime Minister Netanyahu.
Jeremy Bird, one of Obama’s key political operatives, has traveled to Israel along with a team of political consultants for the purpose of influencing the election against Netanyahu.
Their goal is to bring about “change” in Israel by defeating the Likud party, the party of Netanyahu. Jeremy Bird served as Obama’s deputy national field director for his 2008 campaign and his national field director for his 2012 campaign.
After the 2012 election, Bird formed his own political consulting group called 270 Strategies whose purpose is to help campaigns around the world with grassroots strategies. In Israel Bird and his team are assisting a Tel Aviv based organization called Victory 2015 which is financially backed by an organization called OneVoice.
It is reported that before the March 17th elections, Victory 2015 or V15 as it is known locally, will officially merge with OneVoice which is dedicated to the formation of a two-state solution in order to “end the occupation.” These three words alone taken from their mission statement tell you instantly which side of the fence they are on.
Those funding OneVoice include the U.S. Department of State and the European Commission. Of course Obama denies any knowledge of this but then he has repeatedly looked the American people in the face and failed to tell the truth. A slightly deeper look at Jeremy Bird is even more revealing and troubling. Bird is a follower and user of Saul Alinsky’s 12 Rules for Radicals as is Obama. Who is Saul Alinsky? He was a Marxist/Communist born of Russian-Jewish parents in 1909. He lived in Illinois as did Obama and Hillary Clinton.
Hillary was so impressed with Alinsky that she chose to write about his work and ideology as her thesis topic and remained friends with him until his death. This raises serious questions about her beliefs. Alinsky published several books including Rules for Radicals. He believed and taught “the end justifies the means” and that to gain political power one has to do and say whatever it takes to win while hiding one’s own radicalism.
The Obama campaigns of 2008 and 2012 used Alinsky’s rules quite successfully. Because OneVoice is reportedly funded by sources outside of Israel and are one of the financial backers for Victory 2015, it is quite likely circumventing Israeli campaign finance laws.
The law states that if you’re not an Israeli citizen you are not allowed to donate (to) or sponsor a campaign. OneVoice is not a group that those who value freedom and democracy want in Israel setting up a dangerous grassroots movement and planting seeds of socialism. Why does Obama want to see Netanyahu defeated?
First and foremost because Netanyahu is a strong man; he does not bend nor bow down to Obama nor does he always agree with him. Obama does not like Netanyahu speaking out against the Iran nuclear negotiations in spite of the fact that these negotiations directly and gravely affect Israel. Iran, after all, clearly wants to wipe Israel off of the map.
Obama does not like that Netanyahu stands strong for Israel against Palestinian/Hamas’ attempts to gain Israeli land all the while planning the destruction of Israel. Obama simply does not like those who oppose him. For example, Obama recently installed his fourth Secretary of Defense. Why? My guess is because the others didn’t agree with him.
He is said to be running America’s defense from the White House. Obama is also livid with John Boehner for inviting Netanyahu to address the US Congress claiming Boehner should have cleared the invitation through the White House which isn’t true. Israel’s prime minister seems to be the only sane leader in the world who is accurately measuring the pulse of Islamic radicals and terrorists yet the White House is throwing him under the bus.
Beside the staggering news that an Obama campaign worker, Bird, is working to try to oust Netanyahu, US Secretary of State John Kerry proclaimed that the US government “no longer has any desire to support Netanyahu.”
When Netanyahu addresses the full session of the US Congress they will be looking into the eyes of the expert, the one who knows first hand about the dangers of radical Islam and the deadly threat posed to the world by a nuclear Iran. It appears Israel has our back while the White House is busy stabbing theirs.
American Christians stand firmly with Israel. It’s sickening to see our country meddling with the Israeli election. Since Obama is not being a churchgoer, he probably is not familiar with Genesis 12:3 which says God will bless those who bless Israel and curse those who curse Israel. He apparently isn’t familiar with that special land promised by God to the Jewish people for “an everlasting possession” with an emphasis on “everlasting.”
Reprinted with author’s permission from The Jerusalem Post