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By Jay Sekulow1328288546000

Israel is facing grave danger from Iran, which is expected to have nuclear weapons within a year.

The big question: Where does President Obama stand? Will he back Israel and defend our most important ally, if necessary?

Don't seem to be getting that feeling from the White House. The Washington Post reports: "President Obama and Panetta are said to have cautioned the Israelis that the United States opposes an attack, believing that it would derail an increasingly successful international economic sanctions program and other non-military efforts to stop Iran from crossing the threshold."

The President "cautioning" Israel? He should be warning Iran, not Israel. Why is he urging Israel to stand-down? And, where's our pledge of support to Israel? Our promise to defend them if necessary?

No, that's not happening. Instead, Defense Secretary Panetta told reporters that "we have expressed our concerns" to Israel about a potential military strike against Iran.

Let's put this into the proper perspective. Israel - under siege - in the crosshairs. Consider this new threat issued today by Iranian leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. He says Iran "will support and help any nations, any groups" in fighting Israel. He added: "The Zionist regime is a true cancer tumor on this region. . . .and it definitely will be cut off."

Israel has no shortage of enemies and Iran is said to be cozying up to anti-Israel groups around the globe. Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak understands the danger. He says military action might be necessary if sanctions don't work.

This from Barak:

"Today, unlike the past, there is no question of the unbearable danger a nuclear Iran poses for the future of the Middle East, for the security of Israel and for the security and financial stability of the entire world.

Today, unlike the past, the world has no doubt that the military nuclear program is steadily nearing ripeness and is about to enter the 'immunity zone.' From that point on, the Iranian regime will be able to act to complete the program, with no effective disturbance and a time that is convenient for it.

He who says 'later,' may find that it is 'too late.'"

It's been nearly 60 years since an American President turned their back on Israel. The last time that happened was in 1956 when President Eisenhower condemned an Israeli-European attack on the Suez Canal. We cannot turn our back on Israel again.

Stand with us and demand that President Obama support Israel and defend Israel if necessary. This is not the time for political posturing. It's time to show our unequivocal support for Israel. Add your name to our petition now.

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