Israel Under Fire
What is wrong with this administration? We send $400 million a year to the Palestinian Authority, which is now aligned with Hamas. We sent aid and F-16s to Egypt's Mohamed Morsi, who claims Israelis are the descendants of apes and pigs. We seem to have misplaces priorities, and the current tensions in Gaza only exacerbate this. Secretary of State John Kerry landed in Israel, despite a temporary flight ban to Israel, in an attempt to help broker a peace deal. Meanwhile, Israel continues to target these Hamas tunnels, which are key in their efforts to attack Israel. In the tunnels they've found sedatives and handcuffs, which are present in order to neutralize Israeli hostages. According to the latest from the Washington Post, “Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expressed resolve that the fighting would go on until Israel accomplishes more of its military goal to destroy Hamas rocket caches and border tunnels used to infiltrate Israel.” The Washington Times reports that Hezbollah jihadists currently in Syria want to join the fight in Gaza, adding to the concerns that this battle is only going to grow. And then we have Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Khamenei, stating yesterday that “the only solution is [Israel's] destruction.” Yet, the United Nations voted this week to launch an investigation … into Israel, a decision Netanyahu describes as a “travesty.” Rightly so. It's Hamas who is using innocent civilians to protect their rockets. The resolution was drafted by none other than Palestine and vows to investigate the supposed violations of international humanitarian law in Palestinian areas.
Boycott of Israel? Not Far Off
Senator Ted Cruz called this FAA temporary flight ban an “economic boycott of Israel.” He caught a lot of flak for those comments, including from the State Department, which labeled them “ridiculous” and “offensive.” But as Cruz pointed out, there are plenty of other areas around the world – like Ukraine – where the administration hasn't bothered to implement similar precautions, despite their propensity for danger. Cruz addressed this issue on Hannity last night, explaining how this temporary flight ban (which has now been lifted) equated to blackmail, trying to isolate Israel and force it to comply with our political demands. The Washington Times quotes a Hamas spokesperson as saying, “Hamas‘ success in closing the Israeli airspace is a great victory for the resistance, a terrible failure for Israel that wrecks the image of Israeli deterrence.” I think it’s clear here that Washington’s “support” of Israel needs to be re-evaluated.
In a startling comparison, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi compared unaccompanied children flooding across the border to baby Jesus. Speaking on MSNBC, Pelosi said the following: "I reference the conference of bishops statement in which they say baby Jesus was a refugee from violence. Let us not turn away these children and send them back into a burning building ..." The humanitarian crisis at our border is already controversial enough, without bringing such extreme comparisons into the mix. The fact is that the Obama administration manufactured this crisis by implementing policies and voicing support for policies which led desperate people to believe that they could break our laws but be allowed to stay in our country. Who would we be without compassion for these people, especially innocent children, but the fact is that we must send a message that our border is secure and that breaking the law will not be rewarded. Once the border is secure, then let's go about fixing our immigration system to allow people to come to America legally. This is the more humane way to go about immigration. Coyotes and smugglers are not the humanitarian way for immigrants to seek a better life in America.