Fox's Ralph Peters Reads "Body Language" To Blast Obama As Anti-Israel
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Fox's Ralph Peters disregarded actual evidence to continue to push the right-wing narrative that President Obama is anti-Israel, a narrative that has been pushed for the entirety of Obama's term. Peters claimed his experience at "reading the body language" helped him draw the conclusion that Obama is anti-Israel, saying: "As a former intel officer, you really listen to what's unsaid ... look at what's not done."
In fact, as Fox News host Dave Briggs noted during the segment, Obama has shown his "non-negotiable" support for Israel in a number of ways, including the millions of dollars in aid the Obama administration has authorized to shore up Israel's Iron Dome defense system. Also, according to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, Obama has followed through with a plan to give Israel $30 billion over the next decade, including $3.075 billion in military aid in 2011.
Additionally, Obama has signed a bill increasing US-Israeli security ties.
Obama has garnered praise from Israeli defense minister Ehud Barak, Israeli President Shimon Peres, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, each of whom has commended Obama for "doing, in regard to our security, more than anything that I can remember in the past," and for being "a great president and a great friend of Israel."
Moreover, recent polling shows Jewish voters continue to favor Obama 68 percent over Republican Mitt Romney's 25 percent.
On Fox & Friends Saturday, Briggs asked Peters to refute the "concrete things that the Obama administration has done," asking, "What have they done that you say conflicts with that not negotiable support of Israel? What have they done?" Peters replied: "Well, it's sort of reading the body language. As a former intel officer, you really listen to what's unsaid, what's -- look at what's not done."
He then seemed to suggest that Obama's support for Israel would be unquestionable if he agreed to go to war against Iran:
PETERS: What the Israelis need is for the U.S. to finally establish red lines, for President Obama to man-up for just once and say, if Iran crosses this threshold, we will act with Israel or independently to stop its nuclear program, including use of military force.
Though Peters allowed that members of the Obama administration "don't want Israelis to die," he went on to say that:
PETERS: If President Obama is re-elected, he will turn his back on Israel 100 percent. Israel will be on its own. If he's re-elected, you'll see the true Obama that was shaped by the anti-Zionist, anti-Jewish milieu in south Chicago, the Reverend Wright's church, the black Muslim, the radicalism of his mother.
Peters has previously claimed that "betraying Israel" gave Obama "emotional satisfaction."