David Rosenberg reports in Arutz Sheva
[April 26, 2016]:
The White House is reportedly planning to accept Israeli demands for
increased military aid, following pressure by the US Senate to sign a
new Memorandum of Understanding laying out US support to Israel for the
With the current Memorandum of Understanding set to expire in 2018,
Israel has been pressuring the White House to enlarge the annual aid
package from $3.1 billion to between $4-4.5 billion.
Israeli "demands"? What right does any foreign nation have to "demand" freebies? Israel doesn't even bother to ask. Israel "demands."
Part of Israel's rationale for its demands is that Iran is buying
more weapons. Buying
, not demanding
freebies. Okay. So what's stopping Israel from buying
more weapons? But to demand
freebies? Even to ask
for freebies would be wrong. No foreign nation deserves freebies from Uncle Sam.
Read Rosenberg's full report here
Of course, this means cognitive dissonance for pro-Israel, anti-Obama fanatics on the Neocon site, Free Republic. It's an article of faith among "Freepers" that the hated Obama hates their beloved Israel. How then to explain Obama's unprecedented largesse for Israel? Their rationales are hilariously dishonest:
* Largest aide package, from Obama, means a super sized box of Wheaties kicked out of a C130, with a bad parachute.
Well, no. Obama's aid (not aide) package means more money than ever for Israel. This Neocon Obama-hater just can't admit that Obama is extremely pro-Israel.
Understand, this Freeper knows
better. He knows
that Obama will send much money to Israel. He just can't admit
* Not until Obama, has an American president so often given into the
demands of other nations. It makes the United States look weak on the
international stage and that in the end hurts Israel, showing the world
that Obama is the most anti-Israel president in U.S. history.
Let's examine the above Freeper's "logic." Caving to Israel's demand for money makes America look weak. This is bad for Israel. Thus, if Obama gives money to Israel, that proves he hates Israel.
Hey, in that case, can we show some love for Israel -- and not
send it any money?
Really, can our Congress stop "hating" on Israel by sending it so much stolen American tax dollars? Can Congress instead start loving on Israel by sending it no money?
I didn't think so.
* Obama will make promises... and deliver nothing.
Again, not true. And this Freeper knows
it. He just can't -- or won't -- admit it.
No matter how much money a politician sends Israel, he must always be open to accusations of being anti-Israel, thus pressuring him to send still more
money on the next go around.
Read the Free Republic thread here