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Op-Ed: Obama Must be Told: Israel is not a Vassal State

It is time to use the responses to accusations and slander that Jabotinsky and Begin wrote.
Published: Saturday, August 16, 2014 8:06 PM


In the midst of the hot Israeli summer, while Israel continues on with life, and Hamas remains focused on harming innocent people, President Obama decided to stop shipping missles to Israel, and reportedly "tightened weapons shipment procedures to Israel."


"it is long overdue to respond to all... accusations, reproaches, suspicions, slanders and denunciations by simply folding our arms and loudly, clearly, coldly and calmly answer,'Go to Hell!' (Jabotinsky)
America harms Israel during a time of war - and the best words to tell Obama are the eloquent words of Ze’ev Jabotinsky, the Zionist leader who in 1911 wrote a piece entitled “Go to Hell!” - the perfect words for Obama to hear today.

"President Obama and Secretary of State Kerry, please note the message below:

Israel is not answerable to even her friends.

The words of Jabotinsky may not be said to you by anyone because of political convenience, but decent people all over the world agree with the wise words of Jabotinsky who wrote then, "“..there is nothing to apologize for, and nobody to apologize to – it is long overdue to respond to all current and future accusations, reproaches, suspicions, slanders and denunciations by simply folding our arms and loudly, clearly, coldly and calmly answer,'Go to Hell!'

Israel will not fold - and cannot fold.  

It is necessary for Israel to say no to President Obama when he endangers the Jewish State.

Prime Minister Begin wrote a letter in 1980, when America criticized Israel after the IDF bombed Iraq's nuclear reactor.  These words should be remembered by you, President Obama - from Begin's letter:

“Now you once again declare that you are punishing Israel. What kind of expression is this — “punishing Israel”? Are we a vassal state of yours? Are we a banana republic? Are we youths of 14 who, if they don’t behave properly, are slapped across the fingers?Let me tell you who this government is composed of. It is composed of people whose lives were spent in resistance, in fighting and in suffering. You will not frighten us with “punishments.” He who threatens us will find us deaf to his threats. We are only prepared to listen to rational arguments."

You have no right to “punish” Israel — and I protest at the very use of this term.

The people of Israel have lived 3,700 years without a memorandum of understanding with America — and it will continue to live for another 3,700."

Am Israel Chai. The Jewish People live.