Batya Medad made aliya from New York to Israel in 1970 and has been living in Shiloh since 1981. Recently she began organizing women's visits to Tel Shiloh for Psalms and prayers. (For more information, please email her.) Batya is a newspaper and magazine columnist, a veteran jblogger and recently stopped EFL teaching. She's also a wife, mother, grandmother, photographer and HolyLand hitchhiker, always seeing things from her own very unique perspective. For more of Batya's writings and photos, check out:
Shevat 23, 5769, 2/17/2009
Who's Being Naive?
Obama Naïveté at the U.N. by Anne Bayefsky, has a very inaccurate title. I don't think that she believes Obama to be naive in his decision that America attend Durban II which is expected to be even more anti-Semitic/anti-Israel than the first one.
"In a major foreign-policy decision taken over the weekend, President Obama has decided to legitimize the United Nations’s “anti-racism” forum known as Durban II. State Department officials announced in a press release buried on Saturday, that starting today the United States will attend for the first time the preparatory meetings of this controversial U.N. conference. The “Durban Review Conference,” scheduled for April in Geneva, is the progenitor of the anti-semitic hatefest that took place in South Africa in early September 2001....I wonder if the Israeli movers and shakers, politicians and media have a clue as to Obama's real feelings towards Israel, our security and our legitimacy.As Israeli politicians wiggle and wrangle, trying to make deals, they're not paying attention to what's happening in the real world.
The loony Left which dominates our politics and controls our media are totally smitten by the Obama bug. I wonder if they'll ever realized that there's nothing benign in Barack Hussein Obama. He said what he needed to say to get elected, and now he'll do what he wants.