The Gaza Crisis: Decision Time for Obama So why is it decision time for Obama? Israel feels itself increasingly in an existential crisis. Not only is Iran nearing a nuclear-weapons capability, but it has become increasingly vogue to delegitimize Israel. In the wake of the Gaza ship incident, Israel is going to see whether it has any allies left who will recognize its dilemma, recognize its security concerns, and support it as the crisis grows. Israel knows it cant trust Europe. Indeed, Europe finances many of the groups which, if they dont seek Israels destruction directly, nevertheless indirectly support terrorism. If Obama decides it is in Americas interest to make an example of Israel after the Gaza flotilla incident in order to win goodwill in Cairo, Beirut, Tehran, and Ankara, then he must also recognize that the leadership in Jerusalem is going to conclude that it cannot trust the United States to safeguard its security, and that therefore it must take matters into its own hands on any number of issues, not the least of which is Irans nuclear program. In effect, if the White House decides to come down hard on Israel now, it is the same as giving a green light for Israel to strike Iran. That is not advocacy; it is just the realism about which President Obama is so fond. http://corner.nationalreview.com/!%#...AxNDhhOWRiNTU= ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Israel is between a hard place and a Barrack It's Obamas time to decide ..will it be Israel or the rest of the Muslim nations who want to destroy Israel... Remember, Israel is like a badger cornered...they're fierce, technologically superior than most countries. They are on survival mode... Ok..you anti-semites......I know you're itching to sound off against Israel.