The name of the enemy is … Is … Israel 0

Muslims, according to Obama, may not be said to commit acts of terror. They may not be accused of radicalism or militancy. Americans are fighting a war in Afghanistan against an enemy that  has no officially recognizable connection with Islam. Ditto the al-Qaeda killers in Iraq. According to the Obama administration, Islam is not the enemy of America.

But Israel is?

From PajamasMedia:

A  startling reversal of traditional policy was reported April 7, 2010, in the Israeli website/newspaper NRG/Maariv …

This could be yet another flashpoint in the increasingly sensitive relations between the administration, the American Jewish community, and Israel. The revelation in Maariv came only a day before the arrival in New York of Tariq Ramadan — controversial grandson of Muslim Brotherhood founder Hassan al Banna — whose visa was reportedly championed by Secretary of State Clinton. Yesterday as well, new rules disavowing the term “Islamic radicalism” were announced by Secretary of Defense Gates.

According to Maariv: “…. workers at the Dimona reactor who submitted VISA requests to visit the United States for ongoing university education in Physics, Chemistry and Nuclear Engineering — have all been rejected, specifically because of their association with the Dimona reactor. This is a new policy decision of the Obama administration, since there never used to be an issue with the reactor’s workers from study in the USA, and till recently, they received VISAs and studied in the USA.

Israeli defense officials are stating these workers have no criminal records in the U.S. or Israel and have been singled out purely because of their place of employment. Moreover, nuclear materials for the Dimona reactor apparently do not come from the U.S.

Zeev Alfasi — head of nuclear engineering at Israel’s Ben Gurion University — states that “the United States doesn’t sell anything nuclear-related to the Dimona reactor, and that means absolutely nothing. Radiation detectors, for example, have to be purchased now in France because the USA refuses to sell these to Israel.”

Additional info (from Creeping Sharia): Obama has blocked the sale AH-64D Apache Longbow attack helicopters to Israel, but allows them to be sold to Egypt.