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Op-Ed: Obama foreign policy signals the US is preparing for a post-Israel Middle East

In the wake of recent events such as the US State Department defending boycotts against Israeli settlements and the US’s appeasement to Iran, it appears that the Obama administration has been influenced by a study titled “Preparing for a post-Israel Middle East.”

A couple of years ago, the Foreign Policy Journal disclosed that a staffer within a certain research unit in the CIA stated that the US intelligence community commissioned a study titled “Preparing for a post-Israel Middle East,” where Israel was classified as the greatest threat to the US because strong US-Israeli bilateral relations hinders the US from having normal relations with Arab and Muslim countries as well as increasingly the greater international community.

In the report, Israel’s presence over the green line was classified as “the illegitimate, immoral, and unsustainable European occupation of Palestine” that the US can no longer defend in the wake of the Arab Spring and the Islamic Awakening that has “to a major degree freed a large majority of the 1.2 billion Arabs and Muslims.” It also noted that there are 57 Islamic countries and building relations with them is the “paramount US national interest” rather than a small country the size of New Jersey.

The report accuses Israel of intervening in the internal affairs of the US via spying as well as “60 front organizations and approximately 7,500 US officials who do Israel’s bidding and seek to dominate and intimidate the media and agencies of the US government that should no longer be condoned.” Additionally, it claims that the US no longer has the financial resources to support Israel, whom the US intelligence community claimed has “failed as a democratic state and has become increasingly an apartheid regime.”

Interestingly, the report does not mention the great influence that Saudi, Muslim Brotherhood, and even Iranian front organizations have developed in the US. It doesn’t condemn US support for Morocco despite its questionable policy in the Western Sahara, which does not even have half of the legitimacy that Israel’s presence in Judea and Samaria does. They do not mention the cases of Americans spying for Arab countries, which possess no democratic tradition and whose information that they transferred pose a great security threat to the US. They only adopt the Palestinian Authority’s anti-Israel/anti-Semitic rhetoric and refer to AIPAC, whose 2005 espionage case James Kirchik claimed in the Wall Street Journal was politically motivated, stressing, “If the event were really criminal, half the Belt Way Press Corps could be indicted.”

Nevertheless, despite the fact that the report lacks historical validity or intellectual logic, in the wake of recent events, it appears that the “Preparing for a post-Middle East Israel” has influenced the Obama administration from the beginning. In 2009, when US President Barack Obama was sworn into office, his first telephone call after his inauguration was to Abu Mazen and his first foreign visit was to Cairo, where he delivered a speech to Muslim Brotherhood members declaring that Israel was created because of the Holocaust rather than Jewish historical attachments to the Land of Israel and promised: “I consider it part of my responsibility as President of the United States to fight against negative stereotypes of Islam wherever they appear.” Following this speech, US President Barack Obama redefined the US government’s definition of terrorism, declared that the War against Terrorism was over, and began a systematic policy of embracing radical Islamists while moving the US away from the State of Israel. This policy even went as far as removing references to Islam and jihad from US counter-terror training manuals, according to Arutz Sheva.


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