The new Middle East policy announced by the White House at the annual American-Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) meeting is nothing short of "Blackmail Foreign Policy." According to sources that attended a closed session of AIPAC's 300 largest donors, Rahm Emanuel, White House Chief of Staff, said the United States effort to prevent Iran from having a nuclear weapon was dependent on Israel's action to create a Palestinian state. According to Israeli news sources, Emanuel appeared to be content with Iran having a nuclear weapon, at the direct endangerment of Israel and the United States, if Israel did not take action toward successful establishment of a Palestinian state.
Emanuel reportedly said that with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu scheduled to meet with the man who now occupies the Oval Office later this month,
"Israel now faces a moment of truth - it can either acquiesce to international demands and in return have its most serious threats dealt with, or maintain the status quo and have those threats persist."This is no short of blackmail which is defined as "to force or coerce into a particular action."
Keith Davies of the pro-Israel Walid Shoebat Foundation said in an email that if the reports are true...
"the foreign policy of the United States is stark raving mad and that our President and his administration is subverting the interests of its own citizens to the dependence of a foreign power. . ."In fact, this White House position is the imprimatur of immorality that has become the early hallmark of this Administration - defining in a national security report pro life Christians, veterans and patriots as rightwing extremists; using taxpayer dollars to fund the killing of the pre-born in America and abroad; undermining the Constitution's freedom of speech and religion; and threatening America's most steadfast ally in the Middle East with certain annihilation if it doesn't agree to allow a hostile state on its borders to be established in the name of peace.
On May 3rd, Iranian Army General Commander Ataollah Salehi said,
"If we are subjected to any attack by Israel, I do not think we will need more than 11 days to wipe Israel out of existence."This follows statements in the past that Iranian leaders have threatened to "wipe Israel from the face of the world" and other severe statements. This current White House is playing a dangerous game that will impact every American.
The Lord says of Israel in Genesis 12:3,
"And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curses thee."And in Zechariah 12:9,
"I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem."Until now, America has been a staunch supporter of Israel.
Using Blackmail Foreign Policy against our greatest ally will have devastating prophetic results.
US pro-Israeli group attempts to stop shift in White House Middle East policy - guardian.co.uk
US cranks up pressure for two-state Mid-East solution - The Australian
Israel would not ask U.S. before hitting Iran - Reuters