By characterizing President Barack Obama’s policy towards Israel (“U.S. Israel Tensions Now Hitting Pulpits,” April 23) as “tough love,” Rabbi Andrew Bachman advances the mindless drivel typical of those who have no real interest in the well-being of Israel or her people.
There is little controversy, even in the Reform community, that the Arab permanent goal is the obliteration of Israel. Shrinking Israel to the “green line” and surrendering the Jerusalem of Jewish history and prayers (not “East” Jerusalem as if all that distinguishes east and west Jerusalem are compass points), will not end the Arab conflict against Israel.
Indeed, partial success in obliterating Israel will enhance the Arab military-strategic position and will likely invigorate their struggle for complete success.
Obama’s approach is not “tough love”; it is Arab partisanship plain and simple.
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