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This is interesting Israel is finally giving special award to -- Obama when the president visits Israel next month to get the award you become the first sitting US president to receive Israel's presidential medal of distinction.
Is particularly curious since he snubbed prime minister Netanyahu last fall when he was in the United States.
And present -- did not -- is the ally during his first term as our president.
President -- relationship also with Israel has been noted as being chilly so what is going on here for a freshman Allen west joins us good evening sir.
Good evening are you doing Greta.
Very well I think Israel can decide who it wants to give up particular award Dubai I'm curious so your thoughts on President Obama get in this award.
Well I do find it somewhat into -- -- as you just talked about this is the first time.
The President Obama has gone to visit Israel in his first term -- bypassed Israel he went to.
Cairo Egypt he went to Istanbul and they also what the Saudi Arabia.
Most importantly when you look at the neighborhood now -- Israel is surrounded by.
We have seen United States government -- Obama administration's support and Muslim Brotherhood coming to power in Egypt.
As well as now we're gonna provide the modern F sixteens as well as M one tanks.
We see the nominee for secretary of defense Chuck Hagel senator hagel -- made some very possible comments related to Israel.
As well you see the CIA nominee of mr.
Has referred to Israel's capital Jerusalem as Al -- which is what the radical Islamist referred to it as so.
When you think about the foreign policy and you think about the environment in which Israel finds itself Hezbollah and Hamas -- stronger the chaos in Syria.
The expansive of the regional hegemonic dominance of the Ron.
That causes you a lot of concern but of course this is -- from President Shimon Peres and -- for prime minister Netanyahu.
Well what are most of -- Jack I was look real and deeper into the Sorensen to award so -- year old and dep present Obama gave that President Shimon Peres and award when he was here a year ago.
But here's what the honor recognizes.
Unique and significant contribution to strength in the State of Israel and security of its citizens so guess the question would be if -- -- content is specifically what is -- unique and significant contribution that President Obama made.
To Israel's security the security of its citizens.
Well I would be the first the challenge that when the president so why back in 2009 after his inauguration.
The first person -- recall was Mahmoud Abbas.
The first I interviewed you -- was with Al Arab via.
And we know the infamous so remarks when he talked about going to the pre 96 -- seven borders.
Which really assess a lot of people Israel's so I don't know if they're really specific contributions.
A lot of people point to the iron -- system which -- -- successful.
But -- that be the case then every member of congress that voted.
For the funding to support the iron dome system should also receive this medal.
Where the I don't should certainly has been that very important to Israel especially in -- and the recent debt problems last November last -- But but I'm curious if you think that -- -- would challenge at -- whether or not he you know he has done I think significant.
-- a unique and significant contribution strength in the state of issue.
I'm curious why do you think Israel is giving him this award this -- this -- is -- is it because it truly believe that he's the one.
That he deserves -- or do you think that there is another reason -- -- they keep a cozy relationship and our country.
Well I don't know if this is a case of Stockholm syndrome where the victim tries to appease the captor and get them to love them.
All but out of tell you this if you gonna provide a reward to someone -- -- -- really.
Not the best supporter of our best ally in the Middle East that is rather have Logan so you can expect to have more arrogance -- from the president and we do we're call.
How he -- the prime minister Netanyahu so I don't know if this is a political ploy to try to gain favor with the president in these final years but.
You know hopefully this is not a case of -- what we call down to South Florida Jewish guilt.
Well I have Syracuse and I'm -- this isn't the presence and if the president.
Hasn't done making unique and significant for the confirmation for the security of Israel may -- -- that prime minister Netanyahu doesn't bite as well.
And -- is that the president's fault that response -- that someone wants to -- give him a war -- is being gracious and accept -- war would you not agree with that.
-- agree with he should be graces and -- the reward but I think once again.
We continue to see all of these -- awards and honors heaped on a president we have to ask what really has -- president -- we saw the Nobel Peace Prize being given to him.
Real early in his presidency because of what people believed he could do.
But right now we have -- obligation of weaponry all over the Middle East and that's a threat to Israel.
Because of the destabilized situation we see in the McGrath.
Especially coming out of Libya as well as in Syria and of course we know that Iran is following -- weapons all over the Middle East.
We have a president that did not stand up and condemn the Goldstone report we have a president that did not stand with Israel with the mommy -- raw raw.
Incident where they boarded did the blockade -- this -- to try to run the blockade.
So there are some things -- the president could have been a stronger -- -- -- strong support.
But I believe that he -- shown some weakness -- that bond.
I would settle unless we're Atlantic last night as he also you mention the Nobel Peace Prize that he got very early on his administration.
He didn't apply for that are asked for it that was something in that -- committee decided to award him.
But to me he's not he's not he's not going on -- these awards he's getting these awards.
Witches at -- -- I think that there's a little bit of you know dignity -- just say you know thank you very much but I need to prove myself first and foremost.
I've been thank you I guess is there.
Always a pleasure -- you take care.
OK question of the -- do you agree with congressman west what do you think about President Obama gaining Israel's presidential medal of distinction.
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