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With presidential debates behind us, DemoCast revisits Israel's plight under Obama - broadcast tonight - LegacyTV at 9pm/ 8pm CT

Obama's real record on Israel by Anne Bayefsky Oct 23, 2012 in FoxNews.com  Anne Bayefsky is director of the Touro Institute on Human Rights and the Holocaust. 
The question before American voters, who value our special bond with the Middle East’s only democracy, is whether the specifics of the president’s four-year record are consistent with the well-being of the people who live and breathe Jewish self-determination as a bulwark against modern anti-semitism. 
Just a partial rap-sheet speaks for itself: 
  • President Obama has never visited Israel during his time in office, despite having been as close as thirty minutes away in Egypt, and managing to go to Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Iraq 
  • President Obama told Jewish leaders in July 2009 that he was deliberately adopting a policy of putting daylight between America and Israel. Read More:

Before the candidates' debate rhetoric erased everyone's memory, during the Obama first-term, DemoCast chronicled a foreboding of the American-Israel relationship under Obama.

The second installment of the "Israel under Obama" series will be broadcast tonight on Legacy TV at 9pm ET/8pm CT. 

The program shows Obama's ceremonial pledges to be on Israel's side - contradicted by examples of his philo-Islamist Iran and Arab Palestine policies working against Israel's strength and self-defense. 

It features statements from Amb. John Bolton, former CIA director James Woolsey, Israeli analyst Barry Rubin, actor Jon Voight, radio host, Michael Medved, Malcolm Hoenlein of the Conference of Presidents of Jewish Organizations, and activist Bob Kunst at AIPAC and the White House. 

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20121017

Romney / Obama town-hall presidential debate - song-ified!

The morning after the town-hall style presidential debate between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama, Schmoyoho released this entertaining recap:

20121016

A glimpse into Obama Admin's leftist/Islamist Middle East agenda; More Jews find safe future with Romney

Presenting an award to Shimon Peres events doesn't outweigh undermining Netanyahu against Iranian enemy
If current trends hold, Mitt Romney is poised to capture the largest share of the Jewish vote by a Republican since Dwight Eisenhower. According to a new index, released by Investor’s Business Daily, Obama is pulling under 50% of the Jewish vote and Romney is pulling nearly 40%: 
Based on these figures, the Jewish vote aggregate average figures for today show President Obama with 48%, Mitt Romney with 39.1%, and 12.7% undecided. 
Obama sabotaged Israel's Azerbaijan attack plans against Iran
by leaking them to the press

These numbers mark the lowest level of support for a Democratic candidate since Jimmy Carter who received only 45% of the the Jewish vote running against Ronald Reagan in 1980, and the greatest amount of Jewish support for a Republican candidate since 1956 when Eisenhower attracted 40% of the Jewish vote. 
Barack Obama won an astounding 78% of the Jewish vote in 2008, meaning that he has bled 30 points of support among this vital coalition. This will be a major factor in a number of states, Florida chief among them. Romney is running 17 points ahead of John McCain’s abysmal 22% share four years ago. This is a major shift, one that can potentially oust Obama from the White House.  (Justin Higgins in JHPolitics.com)


Despite the campaign pomp & ceremony, the reality of the Islamo-Marxism flourishing under Obama means trouble for democracy in the Middle East. A look back at the leftist activism surrounding Netanyahu's visit to the White House and speaking appearance at AIPAC this year.  Commentary from luminaries including Jon Voight, Michael Medved, Amb. John Bolton, Prof. Barry Rubin, & Bob Kunst show and tell the breakdown of Zionist safety and trust by Obama's leftist undermining of Israel's security.

20121012

Obama's attitudes towards Israel and the Middle East

Obama on his own Middle East record: Zero % Success by Prof. Barry Rubin in PJ Media Oct 10, 2012
  
.... The (Obama Administration's) "peace process" policy has failed.  And this administration has done more to undermine Israel’s security than all the previous presidencies put together. The problems include: pushing Israel to ease the pressure on Hamas in the Gaza Strip; helping a genocide-oriented anti-Israel government into power in Egypt; same thing in Syria; making America’s leading ally in the region a Turkish regime that was viciously anti-Israel; and more.  Read more.
 

Romney's vs. Obama's attitudes on Israel by Daniel Pipes in Israel Hayom Sept 4, 2012

"President [Barack] Obama has thrown allies like Israel under the bus," Mitt Romney, the Republican candidate for president, said in his high-profile speech accepting his party's nomination last week, repeating a slang phrase for sacrificing a friend for selfish reasons that he has used before, notably in May 2011 and January this year.

This criticism of Obama fits a persistent Republican critique. Several other recent presidential candidates have also used or endorsed the same "bus" formulation to describe Obama’s attitude to Israel: Herman Cain in May 2011, Rick Perry in September 2011, Newt Gingrich in January 2012, and Rick Santorum in February 2012.

These Republican attacks on Obama's relations with Israel have several important implications for U.S. foreign policy. First, out of the many Middle East-related issues, Israel, and Israel alone, retains a permanent role in U.S. electoral politics, influencing how a significant numbers of voters — not just Jews but also Arabs, Muslims, Evangelical Christians, conservatives and liberals — vote for president.
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DemoCast.TV shows commentary on the course of the Obama Administration's Middle East policies and its impact on the America-Israel relationship.



US Jewry’s cherished values by CAROLINE B. GLICK in The Jerusalem Post  10/11/2012

For 70% of American Jews, party loyalty trumps all of their conceivable rational interests.

Obama’s gutting of Medicare to pay for Obamacare has harmed the medical choices for older Jewish Americans.

His war on tax deductions for charitable contributions has placed synagogues, Jewish schools and nursing homes in financial jeopardy.

So with economics ruled out as a reason to support Obama we are left with American-Jewish values.

But is Obama really advancing those values? What are those values anyway?  Read more

Video chronicle of commentary on US-Israel relations during the Obama Administration from JooTube.TV:



Ms. Glick concludes: "The most disturbing aspect of the surveys of American Jewish voters is not that they are willing to vote for the most hostile US president Israel has ever experienced in order to remain true to their party. The most disturbing aspect of the American Jewish community’s devotion to Obama and the Democrats is that it indicates that the vast majority of American Jews have abandoned their faculties for independent thought and judgment in favor of conformism and slavish partisanship. They have rendered themselves unreachable."

20121011

DemoCast broadcasts "Israel under Obama" live on nationwide TV 9-10pm ET

The first installment of DemoCast's "Israel under Obama" series repeats tonight for an hour Legacy TV at 9pm ET/8pm CT. Tonight, Part 1 features "Absolutely Uncertain," the evolution of how the Obama Administration's Middle East polices imperiling Israel have disillusioned a Democrat who voted for him in 2008 to now oppose him.

Part 2 features "Daylight: The Story of Obama and Israel"- an examination of how deeply Obama has violated his 2008 campaign promises to stand-up for Israel's interests and pushed Israel into a corner.

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20121010

"Israel under Obama" broadcast at 9pm edt Thursday 10/11/12

Barack Obama ran for president as a pro-Israel candidate -- but his performance tells a different story. Watch Daylight: The Story of Obama and Israel, produced by Noah Pollak and www.CommitteeForIsrael.com.



A new, 18-minute mini-documentary follows the journey of Irina, a 23-year-old liberal, Jewish New Yorker who voted for Obama in 2008. Yet as her connection to Israel has grown, and she has learned more about the President's policies across the Middle East and towards Israel in particular, Irina has come to realize that "when the chips are down," the President may not "have Israel's back" as he says.



The short film, produced by RightChange features:
  • Exclusive interviews with leading journalists and politicians in Israel (Bloomberg, London Times, Jerusalem Post, etc.)
  • Mainstream news reports (CNN, MSNBC, ABC, BBC, etc.),
  • Clips from longtime Democratic supporters including: Harvard Professor Alan Dershowitz Former NYC Mayor Ed Koch Senator Joseph Lieberman (I-CT) Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY)

"Israel under Obama" slated for broadcast 9pm 10/11/12 Thursday on LegacyTV network (check website for regional availability).

20121009

DemoCast new TV series, "Israel under Obama" premieres tonight in battleground states 9pm ET/8pm CT

The first installment of DemoCast's "Israel under Obama" series premieres tonight on Legacy TV at 9pm ET/8pm CT. Part 1 features "Daylight: The Story of Obama and Israel"- an examination of how deeply Obama has violated his 2008 campaign promises to stand-up for Israel's interests and pushed Israel into a corner.

Part 2 features "Absolutely Uncertain," the evolution of how the Obama Administration's Middle East polices imperiling Israel have disillusioned a Democrat who voted for him in 2008 to now oppose him.

The show will air on LegacyTV - check for your for local listings:
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20121002

How Obama's soft-on-Islamism policies undermine liberty in Middle-East & America- Prof Barry Rubin

Prof. Barry Rubin, known for his Middle East strategies work at the GLORIA Center at the IDC in Herzliya, Israel, is also Middle East Editor for PJ Media.

What to Say When You’re Handed the Obama-Is-Good-for-Israel Talking Points
[Jews for Obama boast that] "Obama just gave Israeli President Shimon Peres a presidential medal
of freedom."  Well, he also has just helped give Israel a second Muslim Brotherhood-dominated regime next door and insists that this is a good thing.



Question: [Jews for Obama claim that] U.S.-Israel bilateral relations are good especially with regard to military aid.

Rubin:  That’s true, but only a small part of that relates to Obama’s benevolence. Why?

a.  Congress supports Israel. There was more pushback against Obama from Democratic members on this issue than on any other, foreign or domestic. Thus, Israel is the only “target” of Obama whose constituency has vocal defenders within his own party that raise the cost of his actions against it, at least during his first term. (Note that last phrase.)

b. The same applies to public opinion, which is strongly pro-Israel. This factor also inhibits Obama, at least during his first term. (Note that last phrase.)

c. Regarding military relations, the U.S. armed forces are generally quite pro-Israel and want these programs. Many of them are based on previous commitments, which Obama merely continues.

An especially important reason why Obama’s administration hasn’t been far more hostile to Israel in practice is that the Arabs and Iran shafted his policy. Remember that Obama offered to support the
Palestinians, pressure Israel, and accelerate talks if only the Arab states and Palestinian Authority showed some flexibility. They repeatedly rejected his efforts—refusing even to talk–giving him no
opportunity or incentive to press Israel for concessions. Note too, though, that the repeated humiliations handed him by the Arabs never made him criticize them publicly, change his general line, or back Israel more enthusiastically.

The same point applies to Iran. While Obama has intensified sanctions on Iran, he:
  • Did so only after a long delay.
  • Did less than Congress wanted/
  • Exempted in effect China, Russia, and Turkey from observing the sanctions.
Obama has been visibly eager to make a deal with Tehran, even on bad terms. Only Iran’s hard line has prevented some kind of arrangement that favored Iran. Instead, though, Tehran has used Obama’s slowness and desire for some compromise in order to buy time for its nuclear program to progress.

Finally, there’s the most important factor of all. The main damage Obama has done to Israeli security is neither so much in the area of bilateral relations nor regarding the Israel-Palestinian conflict but
as a result of his regional policy in the Middle East. This includes his:
  • Soft line toward antisemitic, anti-Israel, and also anti-American Islamism.
  • Support for overturning the Mubarak regime and encouragement for a
    Muslim Brotherhood takeover there. During the 2011 crisis, Obama never
    even consulted Israel. The outspoken antisemitism, calls for genocide
    against Israel’s citizens, and support for anti-Israel terrorism by the
    Muslim Brotherhood have had no effect on Obama’s policy and brought no
    criticism by the U.S. government of that movement.
This point must be underlined. Do not forget for one moment that the Brotherhood is an explicitly antisemitic movement that calls for genocide against Jews in and often outside of Israel. It has never to the tiniest degree criticized or repented for its strong support for Nazi Germany. It is in fact the most important antisemitic movement in the world today. Anyone who claims that this movement is in fact moderate (denying its antisemitism and genocidal intentions) and helps it to achieve power, is acting profoundly against the interests of Israel and of the Jewish people. Period.
Read Prof. Rubin's full points