The article below discusses the book by Aaron Klein that looks at how the fate of Israel is being compromised by the strengthening of Iran and it proxies around the region, as well as by the policies of the Obama administration and other governments around the world which indicate a lessening of interest in the political goings on there and the ramifications that they may have.
In the Wall Street Journal on Tuesday, an opinion piece by Amir Tehari also looks at how Iran is moving to consolidate it's power and influence around the region. From Lebanon, Bahrain, Egypt, Kuwait and Jordan, to bridging across religious ideologies, Iran is seeking to gain control. The moves are both covert and public, but the bottom line is that regional dominance is the goal. As it moves closer and closer to a nuclear capability, this becomes more and more of a crisis, not only for Israel, but for the world.
As mentioned previously, is Israel going to be left to do the worlds dirty work, and if so, will the Obama administration have her back? Ironically popular among Jews in the United States, just how supportive of Israel will Obama be? This new administration shows a willingness to let bygones be bygones no matter how egregious, but will they support Israel in the fight for it's life? I'm afraid we may have to see.
"...Tehran plays a patient game. Wherever possible, it is determined to pursue its goals through open political means, including elections. With pro-American and other democratic groups disheartened by the perceived weakness of the Obama administration, Tehran hopes its allies will win all the elections planned for this year in Afghanistan, Iraq, Lebanon and the Palestinian territories.
"There is this perception that the new U.S. administration is not interested in the democratization strategy," a senior Lebanese political leader told me. That perception only grows as President Obama calls for an "exit strategy" from Afghanistan and Iraq. Power abhors a vacuum, which the Islamic Republic of Iran is only too happy to fill." (Wall Street Journal.com)
Iran tightens noose around Israel's neck
New book warns of urgent danger to Jewish State
JERUSALEM – U.S. and Israeli policies and follies the past few years have been strengthening Iran, which has now surrounded the Jewish state with dangerous proxies, according to a new book released last week.
These and other revelations are contained in the bombshell new book – "The Late Great State of Israel." In the urgent work, author and WND Jerusalem bureau chief Aaron Klein documents the unprecedented, mortal danger that Israel faces.
The subtitle of the book – released as Israel celebrates its independence – reads, "How enemies within and without threaten the Jewish nation's survival."
Klein writes, "Iran has tied a noose around Israel's neck that U.S. and Israeli policies and follies have actually been strengthening in recent years. I am referring to concessions to Iran's proxy war, which is killing Jews and strangling Israel at the country's borders."
Klein highlights the threats from what he says are Iran's proxies in the Gaza Strip, West Bank, Syria and Lebanon.
"Iran now has the ability to wreak havoc on the Jewish state by remote control," Klein warns.
According to Klein, the great Middle East democracy is headed down a road that, if not altered, may result in catastrophe.
"The greatest threat, the one that magnifies all others exponentially," writes Klein, "is that only a few in Israel or abroad are aware of the real extent of the dangers facing the Jewish country – both from within and without."
He continues, "Unless these perils are countered soon, the only remnant of the Jewish country may soon be an epitaph: 'The Late, Great State of Israel.'"
While Klein fingers the Israeli government as often being its own worst enemy, he also shows how policies from the Obama administration and international community harm Israel's interests and how Iran, Hamas, Palestinian terrorists and a host of other players are poised to end the Middle East democracy once and for all.
If Israel falls, America will be next in line, argues Klein.
Among the highlights of "The Late Great State of Israel":
How the Israeli government has turned a blind eye as Islamic authorities physically erase archaeological evidence on the Temple Mount, including actual Temple artifacts.
How Jerusalem has already been divided.
Is Obama poised to legitimize Hamas terrorists? Plus, how Obama's Mideast policies, including talks with Iran and Syria, threaten the Jewish state and, ultimately, America.
How Iran is positioning its proxies to wreck havoc on Israel while Tehran inches toward nuclear weapons.
How the U.N. fuels a fake "refugee crisis" that directly threatens Israel's existence.
How and why Israel failed in its recent 22-day war in Gaza.
How Israel is waging war against some of its own citizens who want the country to be defined by unique Jewish traditions and character.
How the U.S. funds and fuels Middle East terrorism.
How the news media is covering for terrorists and playing a dangerous lying game about the Middle East and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. In doing so, how they are emboldening the enemies of the U.S. and Israel.
Israel's "peace partner" exposed; and much more.