A U.S.-born Israeli author and expert on the Middle East believes President Obama himself was responsible for a former campaign strategist being dispatched to Israel to help organize a grassroots effort to oust Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
As OneNewsNow has reported, the Israeli newspaper Haaretz first reported that Jeremy Bird, President Obama's 2012 campaign field director, is in Tel Aviv to be part of the team conducting a massive grassroots door-to-door campaign aimed at pulling off what would be considered a political upset -- the toppling of Netanyahu's right-leaning coalition government.
David Rubin, former mayor of the Israeli city of Shiloh and author of Peace for Peace: Israel in the New Middle East, believes Obama's fingerprints are all over this.
"I believe that," he declares. "I don't have any proof in my hands, but I believe that."
And Rubin suggests this appears to be partially in response to House Speaker John Boehner inviting Netanyahu to address a joint session of Congress on March 3rd -- just a couple of weeks before Israel's elections.
"John Boehner certainly has the right of House speaker to invite the Israeli prime minister," the author notes. "And, yes -- it is a political move. It's political because he sees that Obama is refusing to acknowledge that Islamic terrorism is the scourge on Western civilization."
Rubin says Republicans and Democrats who disagree with Obama on Islamic terrorism should not ignore the problem that is not going away.