Obama's Failed Diplomacy in Israel: Will Obama Revise Petrified US Policy for Palestine At Least Now?
02 May 2016
By Dr. Abdul Ruff
As the fight for presidency by the republican and democratic candidates get
intensified US with a very few candidates remaining for the contest, President
Barack Obama must know his happy days at White House are coming to an end
soon. World expects Obama to ensure peace in Mideast as his major achievement
by arm twisting the unwilling fanatic and fascist regime Israel to agree for
credible peace as per the Arab peace Plan of 2002 that would have full
cooperation of the GCC and entire world frantically seeking a new peaceful ea
in west Asia.
The question is will Obama care for world opinion at all when his opinions are
not at all listened to by anyone including Israeli leaders? Does it not mean
the Obama diplomacy has failed!
Israel, imposed on Mideast into Palestine in 1948 by USA-UK big twins, has
over years of western aid and arms& technology supply has become a monstrous
fascist and illegal nuclear power in the region, threatening the very
existence of Palestinians. The Zionist regime has taken the 'permanent' US
shield for all criminal operations against humanity for granted and so much
that today Jews decide the foreign policy for USA especially for West Asia and
The US presidents make ritual trips to Israel not to declare the continuous US
led Western support but in doing so Washington openly admits that the Israeli
role in the foreign policy making of USA, especially in West and South Asia.
It is not surprising that many countries like India are trying to be in the
good books of Israel and strike military deals for Zionist terror equipment. .
When he assumed power at White House, there was a strong belief in the world
that US President Barack Obama would try to fight for world peace and get the
Palestinians out of Israeli terror blockades and stop the Israeli illegal
occupation and crimes against humanity, by ending their intermittent terror
attacks. However, he disappointed the world by supporting the Israeli terror
regime in Mideast because he was pursuing the US national interest in Mideast
by using Israel.
As the regular US President, Barack Obama just advance the imperialist and
capitalist policies very religiously. Though he protected the US-Israeli
secret nexus and Pentagon supply of terror goods to Tel Aviv, Obama once
famously said he would ''always have Israel's back,'' may be rethinking that
promise as aides begin weighing options in response to Israeli leader
Netanyahu's election criticism of Obama's foreign policy and his disapproval
of a two-state solution to the Middle East conflict.
When, some time back, President Obama warned that the United States would
reassess its relationship with Israel though Israel did not think any new
problem cropping up in the bilateral relations as it is the 'prime duty' of
USA and its NATO allies to shield Israeli regime. However, following Obama's
warning that the United States would ''reassess'' its relationship with
Israel, the White House was not only reconsidering the diplomatic cover along
with veto it has long given Israel at the United Nations but was also looking
at a range of other possibilities to put pressure on its historically close
ally to help resolve the Palestine issue. Bu later, when Palestine pushed for
full UN status for conducting international affairs as a soverign nation,
Obama used its power to support Israel and oppose Palestine. Obama thus
reveled his true Zionist color. Even US officials who hitherto promoted
Zionist regime and shielded all its crimes against humanity by misusing media
networks have begun take a strong position on Israel. .
As a fascist tradition, US presidents not only misuse the American parliament
to support all Zionist crimes against humanity but also, in order to obtain
political support of US Jews, encourage the criminal ruler so Israel to
address the august body in Washington. But the US parliament is meant for
Americans to pass laws, among other things.
Why should US leaders allow Israeli leaders to address the US lawmakers – is
there something common between them? Do the US values like capitalism and
imperialism plus fascism serve as the strong bridge between Israeli East and
Americans should be ashamed of the fact that off and on Israeli leaders insist
on addressing the US Congress to discuss Israeli politics and instruct US
policy makers – both domestic and foreign – the course they are supposed to
pursue in a given situation. When they persistently insist, the Republicans
and even Democrats make the necessary 'arrangement' for hawkish Zionist rulers
to address the US lawmakers. Israeli leaders address the US Congress and
direct the president to execute what is necessary for the promotion of Israeli
Let Israeli leaders are free to misuse their own parliament Knesset for mere
anti-Palestine, anti-Arab propaganda purposes but how can they do the same of
misusing US parliament for that purpose?
There is an emerging opinion among most Americans to let Israel defend its own
actions and crimes against humanity and Washington should be less active in
protecting Israel in international forums. The bipartisan leaders are finding
new ways to reinforce the message of US opposition to Jewish settlement
Many Arab leaders and governments have come to view Israel's occupation of
Palestine and its behavior towards the Palestinians as strictly an
Israeli-Palestinian problem, not an Arab one. That's a departure from a bygone
era when the struggle against the occupation was a central theme that brought
Arab states together. Therefore, Qatar's official foreign policy towards the
occupation and the plight of Palestinians sets it apart from the majority of
the Arab world.
Recently, the 16th Doha Forum has wrapped up with speakers from around the
world touching on issues ranging from global and regional security to conflict
resolution and climate change. Achieving Middle East peace directly linked to
ending Israel's occupation of Palestine and Israel must end occupation of
Palestine, said Qatar's foreign minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdurrahman Al
Thani, while speaking at the 16th Doha Forum. He stressed the need to support
human rights and bolster security for the people of the Middle East region –
and around the world. ''Repression, tyranny, double standards and violating
human rights and basic freedoms constitute the underlying threats to elements
of human security,'' he said. According to Sheikh Mohammed, achieving peace in
the volatile Middle East is directly linked to ending the Israeli occupation
of the Palestinian territories, including Jerusalem. Al Thani also made it
clear the main foreign policy instrument of his country is the soft diplomacy
of ''mediation'' efforts, while at the same time ''discouraging the use of
force by Israeli regime to resolve disputes''.
Saeb Erekat, the Palestinian Liberation Organisation's chief negotiator with
Israel, spoke about his people's need for international backing to force
Israel to end its decades-old takeover of Palestinian lands. Erekat compared
what he called the ''right-wing extremism'' of Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel's
prime minister, with that of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic
State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) group. ''What is the
difference between one who calls himself the leader of the Jewish state, and
another who calls himself as the leader of the Islamic State,'' he said in one
his many sharp rebukes of Netanyahu. ''The two-state solution is the only
possible solution that would put an end to the suffering of the Palestinian
people,'' he said.
Even as international outcry for the creation of Palestine state and internal
discussions on containing Israeli aggression continue unabated, Obama seems
not to be in hurry to solve the worst ever conflict in human history. The US
double speak is evident from USA plays mischief with Palestine and GCC at the
same time by speaking for the Zionist crimes.
However, the White House appeared in no rush to lower the temperature in the
worst US-Israeli crisis in decades, sparked by Netanyahu's campaign
declaration that there would be no Palestinian state on his watch. The White
House officially made clear that it had little faith in Netanyahu's effort to
backtrack since winning election and insist he was in favour of a two-state
solution, long a cornerstone of US Middle East policy.
Interestingly, there was no sign of any imminent move to turn the
administration's heated rhetoric against Netanyahu into a tangible shift in
As USA was readying for a nuclear deal with Ira against the will of is real,
some analysts questioned whether Washington was merely posturing to put the
Israeli leader on the defensive at a time when an end-of-March deadline looms
in US-led nuclear diplomacy with Iran that Netanyahu vehemently opposes. The
Obama government put everything on the table except security assistance,
thinking this would allow Netanyahu time to walk back his comments on Obama
Obama eyed on the powerful US Jewish support for the Democrats in Presidency
poll. The US officials privately were mindful of the risk that the diplomatic
storm could drive a deeper wedge between the White House and the influential
US pro-Israel lobbyist camp and cause problems for Obama's fellow Democrats as
the 2016 presidential campaign approaches. Many strategists voiced skepticism
that the US government would shift its stance towards Israel in any
substantive way, arguing that despite White House annoyance at Netanyahu,
there would likely be too high a domestic political cost to pay for alienating
But the White House pressure had other motives as well. There's an effort to
apply leverage to the Israelis to get the prime minister to move on some
things when he has a new government formed, as there was a US wish to see
Israel release frozen Palestinian tax funds and take other goodwill gestures.
Israel takes care not to annoy Washington beyond certain point as it depends
on US veto to shield its crimes from any possible punitive measures against
the criminal rulers for its crimes against Palestinians and humanity at large.
Among the most serious risks for Israel would be a shift in Washington's
posture at the United Nations. If USA refuses to use its veto for Israel , all
Jewish leaders would be in jails.
The United States has long stood in the way of Palestinian efforts to get a UN
resolution recognizing its statehood, including threatening to use its veto,
and has protected Israel from efforts to isolate it internationally. But most
European governments incensed by Netanyahu's campaign comments against
Palestinian statehood, have joined in another push for such a resolution,
ignoring US-Israel pressure tactics.
David Makovsky, a former member of Obama's team in Israeli-Palestinian peace
talks that collapsed last year, said the question is: ''Will the U.S. consider
avoiding a veto over the parameters to a final-status deal with the
Palestinians?'' ''There's no doubt that this approach will lead to a firestorm
between these two governments if they go forward,'' said Makovsky, now at the
Washington Institute for Near East Policy. Another option under consideration
could also be controversial. A report from the government to Congress about US
loan guarantees to Israel, including how much is used for settlements, could
contain language critical of expanded construction on occupied land in the
Today humanity is fully aware of destructive and anti-human nature of
capitalism that promotes expansionist military trends like imperialism and
colonialism. Occupation of and continued Israeli aggression against Palestine,
like Indian brute occupation of neighboring Jammu Kashmir, does not let peace
dawn in the world. Even countries that seek help from the USA, Israel or India
also condemn the brutality and repression of these 'rogue' powers against the
oppressed nations under their colonial yoke, notwithstanding the ''help''
being offered by the colonialist nations.
All these years ever since Israel was established in Mideast by the then big
powers led by UK-USA twins, the western rulers pampered the illegal regime in
Mideast with terror goods and technology, and money, today Israel has every
reason not to take any warning from western capitals seriously and deny a
chance for peace in West Asia. Comprehending the total failure of his
triclomacy, President began supporting the Israeli fascism as part of NATO
That is tragedy of the Palestinians and diplomacy itself.
Will Obama's United States is not likely to reverse its opposition to the
powerless Palestinians becoming a full-fledged UN member and a soverign
nation? Instead of stopping a large sized aid and terror goods supply to
Israel, some fanatic US lawmakers already have threatened to push for a cutoff
of the meager US aid to the Palestinian Authority whenever it talks about
sovereignty form the Zionist fascist yoke or goes ahead with seeking war
crimes charges against Israel for war crimes in the Gaza Strip , killing
thousands of innocent Palestinians, women their children inclusive .
Will Obama refuse meetings with Israeli leaders and their US lobbyist till he
leaves the White House?
President Obama has to take hard decision to disobey US Jewish dictates and
declare Palestine a soverign state and support the cause of Palestine UN, by
using veto for the Palestine for a change. Will he?
Or, will the White House seeker Trump who is not sympathized with Palestinians
make a shift in his approach by openly supporting the Palestinians cause, if
he elected to presidency?
It is really funny that President Obama is unable to make Israel listen to him
when USA offers huge aid packages to Israel but some American senators and
Congress men – the traitors of US democratic foundations for freedom and peace
– get sumptuous bribes from Israeli government and Jewish politicians to help
the Israeli regime eat the US terror cake.
Obama has enough economic and military tools to get a positive response from
Tel Aviv only if he has the will and broad-mind a true statesman should have!
Whether Obama decides to change the petrified US policy for Palestine and Arab
world or not, time is overdue for US lawmakers and law-breakers to think
seriously about the future of children of Palestine and protect its people as
part of their international duty.
Enough of shielding the Zionist criminal wars!