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  • One of Obama’s first calls to a world leader after his inauguration was to Abbas.
  • Obama’s first foreign policy speech was in Cairo in 2009, in which he inaccurately characterized Israel as simply a product of the Holocaust and made clear his desire for a rapprochement with the Islamic world.
  • Obama’s failure to support the Green Movement in Iran after sham elections in 2009.
  • In 2012, at the Democratic National Convention, delegates booed the Democratic platform plank acknowledging Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
  • Obama’s obsequiousness toward Iran, a terror state, in a desperate effort to get a nuclear deal, and his inaccurate framing of the deal being the only choice other than war (which Trump disproved with his “maximum pressure” campaign against Iran).
  • The US vote in support of the UN resolution in December 2016 that, among other points, said East Jerusalem was occupied territory; this undermined Oslo by prejudging final status talks.

Mike Ginsberg is the Chairman of the 11th District Republican Committee, Republican Party of Virginia. This article is based on remarks made to the American Israel Traditions and Values on April 7, 2024, in Fairfax.