There are some very creepy coincidences about the election of Barack Obama as President of the United States of America. For Example, in Jewish tradition, Tisha B'av (9th day of the Hebrew Month Av) is the anniversary of the day the spies that Moshe sent to Cannan came back and delivered their bad report. Because they listened to the spies and did not trust God, the Jewish People were not only sentenced to wander in the desert for 40 years, but until the coming of the Moshiach (messiah), the 9th of Av was to be a day of mourning, where bad things would happen to the people. On that day, for example, both Temples were destroyed, over five hundred years apart. It was that day in 1492 that Spain, at the time one of the most vibrant Jewish Communities of the world, had to either leave the country, convert or Die. There were dozens of other things that happened that day, here is one more:
On July 27th, 2004 candidate for US Senator from the state of Illinois, Barack Obama delivered a Keynote address to the delegates of the Democratic National Convention in Boston. His speech called "the Audacity of Hope" was hailed as a classic and the candidate was anointed as the future of the Democratic Party. At the same time, observant Jews all across the world were finishing up one of only two major fast days on the Jewish calender. You see, July 27th, 2004 was the 9th day of the Hebrew month of Av, also known as Tisha B'av.
This summer Obama went to in Berlin, a city that wears the history of the Holocaust on its shoulders. It was in Berlin where Hitler gave the orders for his horrible plans. He gave a major speach and rock concert from the Victory Column. On February 19, 1938 The NY Times reported on how the "Victory Column" was used as the backdrop for a major Hitler speech seen as the prelude for the takeover of Austria:
This past Saturday, the one immediately before the inauguration of Barack Obama , Jews all across the world read the first Chapters of the book of Exodus. That is the section contains these ominous words, 'there arose a new king over Egypt, who knew not Joseph" That verse signaled a changing relationship between Egypt, the most powerful nation on earth and the Jewish nation.
Tuesday the United States of America, the most powerful nation in the world, will have a new leader. The inauguration will signal a changing relationship between the US and the Jewish Nation.
At best the Barack Obama administration will not be as favorable to Israel as the past two administrations. More likely, based on his past record and the people connected to his administration, he will be the most anti-Israel President since Jim Baker told George HW Bush, "F**K the Jews, They won't vote for us anyway."
The President-elect signaled his intentions about Israel when spoke about Richard Lugar the most anti-Israel Senator in congress as his foreign policy teacher, and included in his transition team Samantha Power who called for an invasion of Israel to enforce a cease-fire, and Robert Malley a second-generation terrorist supporter.
Hillary Clinton, the first person EVER in any administration to call for a Palestinian State, gave us a preview of Obama's foreign policy during her confirmations hearings, "appeasement of terror".
"The president-elect and I understand and are deeply sympathetic to Israel's desire to defend itself under the current conditions, and to be free of shelling by Hamas rockets," Clinton said.
"However, we have also been reminded of the tragic humanitarian costs of conflict in the Middle East and pained by the suffering of Palestinian and Israeli civilians."
First Clinton missed the opportunity to hold Hamas responsible for war crimes leading to civilian deaths in hostilities with Israel. Then she went on to repeat the Bush administration's opposition to negotiations with it, unless it recognizes Israel, renounces violence and abides by past peace deals saying, "That is just for me an absolute." (Lachlan Carmichael, 'Obama team takes new tack on Iran amid Mid east peace push,' Yahoo News, January 13, 2009).
Clinton's benchmarks should only a starting point. She is saying that if Hamas, without dismantling its terror squads or its apparatus of indoctrinating children into hatred and murder of Jews, simply said the right words about recognizing Israel, renouncing terror and recognizing the past Oslo agreements, then she would forthwith deal with this terrorist organization that possesses a genocidal Charter.
Formal recognition, statements about renouncing terror or accepting signed agreements are inadequate. What is needed is actual recognition â€“ and thus the ending of propaganda, and indoctrination that demonizes Israel; verifiable action to arrest and jail terrorists and decommission illegal weaponry; and fulfillment of agreements, not mere 'acceptance' of agreements. Only if Hamas were to do these things would there be scope for diplomatic engagement with it.
Folks, when President-elect Obama brings his "change" to our Mid East policy, it will more of a "return" than a change. A return to the days of George HW Bush, and Jimmy Carter, and a return to almost 4,000 years ago and that Pharaoh "who knew not Joseph" when the most powerful nation on earth did its best to force Israel to accept policies that were that would put them in great harm.