Prime Minister Netanyahu appears to be the only leader able to stand up to Iran, which is developing nuclear weapons, and the Obama administration.

So I think we should stay focused on the real problem in the Middle East. It’s not Israel. It’s these dictatorships that are developing nuclear weapons with the specific goal of wiping Israel away.

The latest polls show that Prime Minister Netanyahu’s bid for re-election could be in jeopardy as the Herzog/Livni, Zionist Union, left-leaning team has gained steam with the Israeli electorate. Israelis seem to have Bibi fatigue. Additionally, they are very frustrated with how expensive things are. Many are priced out of homes and watch the price of groceries continue to rise. It isn’t easy to make it financially in Israel.

Playing into these vulnerabilities within Israeli society, it was reported that the Obama administration worked behind-the-scenes to make sure the more pliable partnership of Herzog and Livni were elected. It is believed that they would be much less likely to interfere with Obama’s hoped for deal with Iran. Obama also believes that his dream of dividing Israel with a Palestinian State, based on the indefensible ’67 lines, would also come to fruition with the ousting of Netanyahu.

Speaking to David Horovitz at The Times of Israel, Netanyahu states:

“There is an effort by leftist NGOs throughout the world, and left-leaning tycoons and consultants from various political parties, including from the United States, to try to bring down the Likud and me. They say so openly. They are conducting a campaign with tens of millions of dollars under the banner, ‘Anyone but Bibi.’ They understand that if I’m gone, the right will collapse. And that’s what they’re trying to do.

“They’re trying to get Boujie and Tzipi in government here, because they realize that they will capitulate to all the dictates the international left wants to impose on Israel. They’re not doing it because they care about the cost of living in Israel. They care about getting Israel to retreat to the ’67 lines, to divide Jerusalem, and to accept this deal with Iran. I oppose them, and therefore I’m in their way.”

This is alarming given Obama’s past downplaying of Global Islamic Jihad and the dangers it poses worldwide, not just in the Middle East.

Consider how dangerous this is now as ISIS goes on murderous rampages throughout large swathes of the Middle East and with Israel being one of their targets for annihilation.

Prime Minister Netanyahu worries, and for good reason, that ISIS would take over a created Palestinian state within Judea and Samaria.

Dueling Caliphates

Israel and the West are facing a threat of duelling caliphates. ISIS, with their newly formed partnership with Boko Haram, are rampaging through the Middle East, North and West Africa. They state their plans to move into North America and Europe. From recent reports, they have a fifth column of cells within these targeted areas.

Iran has its terror proxies in the Middle East, with their main target being Israel and then the US. The little satan and the big satan, as they have referenced in past threats. They have also made inroads within South America.

The stakes for a hegemonic caliphate are being raised and are in Iran’s favor as they are being courted by the current US administration for a Nuclear Arms deal.

Netanyahu: Firewall Against a Nuclear Iran

The Prime Minister of Israel’s speech before Congress placed Bibi in the position of the de facto world leader because the West does not have one at this time. President Obama is obviously more interested in not offending Islam and making any deal with Iran just so long as he can have some sort of a legacy to cover up for his string of foreign policy failures. Looking back to the Carter Administration’s support of Iran back in the 70’s, we can see how well that worked out.

Netanyahu appears to be the only leader who will stand up to Iran and the Obama administration. He explained in his speech that not only does Israel face an existential threat from Iran, but the US does also. The Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles are meant to reach America, not Israel.

Journalist Caroline Glick explains the situation very well in her latest analysis in the Jerusalem Post, titled: Column One: Israel’s Next 22 Months:

“The Left’s campaign to blame Netanyahu for Obama’s hostility will make it all but impossible for a Herzog-Livni government to withstand US pressure that they say will disappear the moment Netanyahu leaves office.

“In contrast, as the US position paper leaked to [Israeli daily] Yediot indicated, Netanyahu has demonstrated great skill in parrying US pressure. He agreed to hold negotiations based on a US position that he rejected and went along with the talks for nine months until the Palestinians ended them. In so doing, he achieved a nine-month respite in open US pressure while exposing Palestinian radicalism and opposition to peaceful coexistence.

“On the Iranian front, Netanyahu’s courageous speech before Congress last week energized Obama’s opponents to take action and forced Obama onto the defensive for the first time while expanding popular support for Israel.

“It is clear that things will only get more difficult in the months ahead. But given the stakes, the choice of Israeli voters next Tuesday is an easy one.”







Article by Leslie-Ann Stoffel

Leslie-Ann Stoffel is a prolific Canadian pro-Israel blogger and social media activist. Her website is