President Obama has further distanced himself from his predecessors by inserting language in the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty that would call on Israel to sign the treaty and eventually disarm. When Israel was shown a copy of the treaty the language Obama later inserted was not there. Behind their backs, he later had the part compelling Israel to sign and submit to the treaty inserted.
Up until now, every American administration has followed a don’t ask, don’t tell policy with Israel regarding atomic weapons. It is a known fact that Israel has nuclear weapons but it has never been officially acknowledged by either the US or Israel. This is part of a 62 year understanding to support the Jewish state in its struggle to protect itself from its hostile neighbors.
President Obama has now ended this policy at the request of Arab states. He says that as part of reaching out to these states he will agree to many of their demands regarding their long time enemy, Israel. For the first time, America will support the Arabs in their war against the Jewish state.
President Obama has expressed amazement over why few Israelis trust him. Maybe this recent development will be an example of why he is mistrusted by Israelis and all who love the Jewish people and peace.