Tragically, President Obama today is increasingly treating Israel as Western leaders did in abandoning the Czechs 74 years ago. He is signaling to a genocidal regime in Iran that the Jewish state is on its own — a signal like the one to which Adolf Hitler responded with the worst bloodletting in world history.
To be sure, Team Obama has engaged from the get-go in what Mitt Romney has called “throwing allies like Israel under the bus.” For example, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been treated with utter contempt by Mr. Obama. His demands that the Jewish state make serial and unreciprocated concessions to its Palestinian enemies — including adopting indefensible borders — have been dictated in public and high-handed ways.
Even more troubling has been the cumulative effect of Obama policies toward the Middle East that are helping transform large swaths of the region into a festering Islamist sore, prone to jihad — most immediately against Israel and, inevitably, against the United States.
Frank Gaffney, September 4, 2012