Tamar Yonah is one of Israel's most popular English-speaking radio show hosts. She made Aliyah from Southern California and after serving in the Israeli army began a prolific career in radio, including production, news and program development. She was the original creator and producer of 'The Aliyah Show' and still works whenever she can in that field. Tamar is a political activist, wife and mother residing in Judea and Samaria and currently hosts the top-rated shows of The Weekend Edition & The Tamar Yonah Show. Her award winning blog covers current events, religion, politics and anything else that's on her mind.
We were always taught that one in high office is deserving of great honors and ceremony. Once a man is elected to be the head of the USA, or of any country, he is not just any Joe Shmo anymore. He is ‘Mr. President”.
Yet, what if this man has come to do evil? Do we treat him with pomp and circumstance and hold him as our friend, or do we tell it like it is?
Now, I feel a need to make this perfectly clear: I think the American people are great, good, and kind people. They are for the most part, freindly, giving and moral people. When I speak of America on the radio or in my articles, I am always referring to the 'leadership' of America such as the State Department and the Bush Administration, and not the American People. I will add one further thing… I do not hate Bush. I don’t even dislike the man. He actually seems quite amiable, humorous, and engaging. But herein lies the danger. He speaks nicely, but his actions have been quite dangerous, even evil. He is the man, that wants to wage war against G-d , to divide His city, throw out His Chosen People from their land, and turn it over to terrorists. He wishes to create a state for the Arabs in the Palestinian Authority who cheered and handed out candy when innocent Americans were jumping out of the windows of the World Trade Center on Sept. 11th, 2001.
These are the same people who regularly burn the American flag at their deomonstrations, and chant, "Death to America!"
Let us examine some of the things that this current U.S. president is doing and has done in his 2 terms of office:
It is Mr. Bush & Co.that is suspected of somehow cheating on the election results that caused a fiasco in the U.S. elections in 2000 and also in 2004.
It is Mr. Bush who is working hand in hand with Saudi Arabia because of his oil interests and connections. It is Mr. Bush who on September 11, 2001 after that horrible attack on its people and its World Trade Center and Pentagon, stopped all flights, grounded all American travelers leaving them stranded mid journey, and put a tight grip on travel security thereafter, YET, enabled the Saudi family of Bin Laden to leave the USA. within days of the attack.
How can that be? How can Mr. Bush let the terrorist’s own family leave the shores of America wiothout a complete investigation, following one of the most devastating acts of war on a country to date?
It is Mr. Bush who further weakens America by not solving the problem of the flow of illegal immigrants into the United States which is taxing the economy by heavily burdening it’s security services, and collapsing its health, education and justice systems.
It is Mr. Bush who, when renewing the controversial USA Patriot Act which infringes on 'privacy and freedoms' of the American people, is quoted as saying, “ “Stop throwing the Constitution in my face, it’s just a goddamned piece of paper!”
It is Mr. Bush who has eroded away the civil liberties and personal freedoms of the American people, in the name of 'protecting' their freedoms. Try to figure that one out.
He has enabled security agencies to listen in on innocent people’s phone calls whom they suspect are criminals or terrorists and can have police and security agencies break into your homes as well, without probable cause and without a court order, which violates the 4th amendment of the constitution. This is against the law, but hey, the constitution, according to Mr. Bush is just a "G-- D----- piece of paper".
It is Mr. Bush who is pushing his vision of a ‘New Middle East’. It is Mr. Bush who is pushing his Road Map which aims for: a) The creation of an independent Palestinian state b) An end to the 'occupation' (their choice of word) that began in 1967 c) The principle of land for peace.
It is Mr. Bush that is tying the hands of Jews in Israel by stating: “ Israeli settlement activity in the occupied territories must stop.” It is Mr. Bush that has proclaimed an Israeli freeze on “all settlement activity (including natural growth of settlements).” It is Mr. Bush that is telling the Israeli people that we are not allowed to build in our own land.
It is Mr. Bush that tells Israel it must be more flexible to work for ‘peace’ by “lifting curfews and easing restrictions (IDF check points on roads) on movement of persons and goods, and allowing full, safe, and unfettered access of international and humanitarian personnel.” And then a short while after, another terror attack takes place.
It is Mr. Bush who puts forward that the Israeli leadership must issue an unequivocal statement affirming its commitment to the two-state vision of an independent, viable, sovereign Palestinian state living in peace and security alongside Israel, (as expressed by President Bush) and calling for an immediate end to violence against Palestinians everywhere.
It is Mr. Bush, from an OIL family, who will do what he must for oil prices, even sell out Israel and prevent her from fighting the Arab terrorists who threaten her very existance. He will create a 23rd Arab state to appease the oil rich countries.
It is Mr. Bush who is coming to Israel to boost up the popularity of Prime Minister Ehud Olmert. His objective: to make Olmert look better in the eyes of the Israeli public so when he tells us we need to divide Jerusalem and give up most of Judea and Samaria, we will go along with it confidently, thinking Mr. Bush is our friend.
It is President Bush, coming with his entourage, like a great Babylonian King to Jerusalem, to try to lay claim to G-d's trophy.
I again ask: Do we give honor to kings who have such contempt for G-d and His people, or do we tell it like it is?