by Rachel Ehrenfeld Sep 22nd 2011
Gone are the days when American presidents addressed the United Nations’ General Assembly as the leaders of the free world. President Obama used the international stage to reinforce his foreign policy doctrine, officially relinquishing America’s role as the arbiter of global peace and security.
The Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Obama showered praises on the UN’s role in “the pursuit of peace in an imperfect world.” Instead of demanding that this corrupt international organization institutes reform, he credited the anti-American, anti-Israeli body for advancing human rights and prosperity in the world.
Obama’s speech further weakened the last minute feeble US attempt to stop the status upgrade of the PLO at the UN. Moreover, he demonstrated his bias by equally blaming Israel and the Palestinians for the lack of progress in negotiating peace.
While stating that peace cannot be dictated from outside and only Israel and the Palestinians can “reach an agreement on the issues that divide them,” he pointed out that the basis for those negotiations is the plan he proposed last May. However, Obama’s plan called to stop all Israeli development in the West Bank, thus reinforcing the Palestinians’ refusal to and the Arab/Muslim world denial of Israeli and Jewish presence there, and in Jerusalem – which was established as the capital of Israel by King David (1010 and 970 BCE).
Obama’s address sounded like a campaign speech for the position of the Secretary General. Facing rapidly sinking approval rating at home, this Nobel Peace Prize Laureate seems the natural candidate for the job.