Barack Obama’s dislike of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netenyahu is no secret.
The final years of the Obama administration have seen a hard lined, anti-Israel policy take shape.
Only now it’s about to come back and haunt Barack Obama.
Golf has always been one of Obama’s favorite hobbies.
He’s attracted criticism for playing over 300 rounds while being President and some have knocked him for hitting the links instead of concentrating on the job he was elected to do.
But Obama’s passion for golf is starting to run into his passionate opposition to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netenyahu.
A prominent Maryland country club is considering whether to reject Obama’s application for membership because the predominately Jewish members of the club are outraged over his recent anti-Israel policies.
The New York Post reports:
“President Obama’s clashes with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu may cost him a membership at an exclusive golf club, sources said.
Obama is looking to join the elite Woodmont Country Club in Maryland once he becomes a private citizen.
But members of the mostly Jewish club are at each other’s throats over whether to accept the golf-loving president, with many saying he deserves to be snubbed for not blocking an anti-Israel vote at the United Nations, according to the sources.
Obama’s UN decision was followed by a speech by Secretary of State John Kerry that was seen by many in the Jewish community as hostile to Israel.
“In light of the votes at the UN and the Kerry speech and everything else, there’s this major uproar with having him part of the club, and a significant portion of the club has opposed offering him membership,” a source told The Post.”
Many Americans were also outraged over the Obama administration’s unprecedented refusal to veto an Egyptian U.N. resolution condemning Israeli settlement in the West Bank.
Critics argued Obama – free from having to face voters again – showed his true anti-Israel, pro-Muslim colors when the United States refused to stand by her ally Israel and stand up to the nations opposed to Israel’s very existence and ganging up on her at the U.N.
These Americans were further enraged when Secretary of State John Kerry delivered a blistering anti-Israel speech where he threw the Jewish state under the bus.
Trump – for his part – promised things would be different starting on January 20th.
As to the U.N., things will be different after Jan. 20th.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 23, 2016
Standing strong with Israel against Islamic terrorism will be one of the first moves Trump makes to erase Obama’s failed eight years in office.
But a political price won’t be the only cost paid by Obama.
His rabidly anti-Israel positions might just cost him a membership at the golf club he is seeking to join.