At least that’s what former U.S. Ambassasor to Israel Martin Indyk says about the upcoming Obama administration.
JERUSALEM (AFP) – Israel can no longer expect “blank cheques” from Washington once president-elect Barack Obama’s administration takes over in January, a former US ambassador to the Jewish state said on Sunday.
“The era of the blank cheque is over,” said Martin Indyk, director of the Centre for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institute who is considered close to incoming secretary of state Hillary Clinton.
“The Obama administration intends to be engaged, using diplomacy to try to bring about a safer and more peaceful place, that is different from the seven years of the (George W.) Bush administration,” he said on public radio.
“President Obama surely will want to work with Israel on this (Middle East) agenda. But there are obligations on both sides (Israel and the Arabs). Both sides will have to respect these obligations,” Indyk said.
What blank checks is Indyk talking about? Is he referring to the attacks on Sderot? Or how those kidnapped soldiers who are now either dead, or still missing, courtesy of Hezbollah? What about those recent tractor jihad attacks?
If anything, the fact that most Jews voted for Obama despite his many associations with domestic and Islamic terrorists should prove that most Jews either don’t give a rat’s posterior about Israel, or couldn’t care less about their survival as a group.
In any case, Pat Buchanan will have to find another bogeyman to blame for all the problems in the Middle East, since this election has shown that Jews are certainly NOT Israel firsters.