Israelis and Americans are loudly protesting Obama's policies and pressure on Israel.
On July 17th the U.S. State Dept. summoned Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren to "demand" that Israel not allow a housing project to go forward in the Shimon Hatzadik neighborhood of eastern Jerusalem.
Daniel Pipes provides some excellent background on this Jerusalem neighborhood in his article "Obama and Israel: Into The Abyss":
"Some background: Zionists founded the Hatzadik neighborhood in 1891 by purchasing the land from Arabs, then, due to Arab riots and Jordanian conquest, abandoned the area."
"Amin al-Husseini, Jerusalem's pro-Nazi mufti, put up a building in the 1930's that later served as the Shepherd Hotel [not to be confused with the renowned Shepheard's Hotel in Cairo]."
"After 1967, the Israelis designated the land "absentee property". Irving Moskowitz, an American buisnessman, bought the land in 1985 and rented the building to the border police until 2002. His company, C and M Properties, won final permission two weeks ago to renovate the hotel and build apartments on the land."
Earlier this month Israelis held a protest at the U.S. Consolate to give Obama one very loud message:
NO YOU CAN'T-lets go to the video:
In the video clip above Nadia Matar, of Women In Green, is fantastic!
"You can't appease the Muslim lust for conquest by selling out the Jews or the land of the Bible."
Esther Pollard, another participant, had the most important message for Obama:
"your problem isn't with Prime Minister Netanyahu, nor is it with the People of Israel. Your problem, Mr. President, is with the almighty God of Israel!"
Today another protest, larger this time, was held near PM Netanyahu's office in downtown Jerusalem. Video below:
Last week over four thousand Christian supporters of Israel gathered at the annual Christians United for Israel summit in DC.
Their strong protest against Obama's pressure on Israel was demonstrated in a message to Israeli PM Netanyahu by CUFI's founder John Haggee:
"50 million Christians support Israel's sovereign right to grow and develope the settlements of Israel as you see fit and not yeild to the pressure of the United States government."