By John W. Lillpop
Elections in Israel on March 17 will be watched with great anticipation, and at least some angst, throughout the world as embattled Prime Minister Netanyahu faces voters in what could be the most crucial election in the Jewish state’s history.
Polls taken most recently suggest that Netanyahu is facing a formidable challenge from moderate Isaac Herzog and could actually be defeated. Such a defeat would be a horrendous blow to the future of Israel and all of the Middle East as Netanyahu stands alone in understanding the severe threat represented by Iran and its nuclear ambitions.
Should Netanyahu be defeated, gala celebrations will immediately break out in Tehran and Washington, D.C. two smoldering hotbeds of anti-Semitism, pro-Islamic sentimentality.
Partying would be especially “hard” in the Oval Office at 1600 Pennsylvania where Barack Obama and Valerie Jarrett would lead the way in popping the champagne corks to celebrate the end of Zionism and the concurrent nuclear arming of the world’s most vile state sponsor of terrorism.
For Obama, Bibi’s defeat would be particularly gratifying in light of Bibi’s address to a Joint Session of Congress on March 3 in which the Israeli PM once again warned of the dangers in trusting Iran for anything.
Lost in the cheering and laughter will be the brutal truth: Acquisition of nuclear weapons by Iran will start a nuclear arms race in the Middle East and could well provoke a nuclear confrontation in the area.
Still, it is all worth while in furtherance of the Obama legacy—right?