This type of hostility by the Obama Administration toward our longtime ally only puts undue strain on the Middle East peace process. And it emboldens Israel’s enemies – nations like Iran that have called for the destruction of Israel and whose nuclear ambitions are a threat to the safety and security of all nations in the region.  There are very real consequences to alienating our allies. It threatens their survival and calls into question our commitment to those nations that embrace freedom as opposed to those who eschew liberty and threaten it.

Under the guise of change and a new way of thinking, the Obama Administration has chosen to publicly distance itself from Israel at a time when our two nations must stand firmly together against the growing threat of Iran and the terrorist activities of organizations like Hamas, which has made no overtures toward a legitimate peace process. Israel should not have to question America’s commitment to its security unless we are prepared to let the world begin to question it as well.