Here's a list of 10 things that Obama has done to advance Israeli security.
1.) In the opening days of his administration, we maneuvered naval forces into the Red Sea to intercept suspected Iranian arms shipments to Hamas in Gaza. The USS San Antonio and its Marines boarded at least one boat. It was also at this time that Israeli warplanes bombed suspected Hamas arms convoys in the Sudan...no doubt with the help of US intelligence and secrecy. These moves resulted in November of 2009 in the seizure of an Iranian-charted ship sending thousands of rockets to Hezbollah.
2.) We formulated a 'Middle East Missile Shield' aimed at protecting Israeli, NATO, and US interests from the threat of Iran's large cache of intermediate-range ballistic missiles. Obama's plan (focused on successful systems like AEGIS & THAAD) doing far more to protect Israel than Bush's 'Star Wars' program of unproven, unsuccessful Ground Based Interceptor...which is ineffective by its nature against IRBMs. The plan includes a large US-manned radar array in Israel and an AEGIS Navy destroyer parked near Israel at all times.
3.) In September of 2009...Barack Obama ordered Navy SEALs aboard AH-6 Little Bird helicopters into Southern Somalia to kill Saleh Ali Nabhan, a senior Al Qaeda terrorist in East Africa who had personally fired an errant missile at an Israeli airliner with 200+ souls onboard over Kenya in 2002 while bombing a hotel in Mombasa that killed 13 including 3 Israeli citizens. Nabhan was killed along with a half dozen associates, his body buried at sea.
4.) Selling Israel some of the largest and most sophisticated arms deals to date. Including bunker-busting 2,000lb satellite guided bombs that even Bush had been hesitant to give Israel.
5.) Securing tough, biting, and unprecedented sanctions against both Iran and Syria.
6.) Killing Osama Bin Laden.
7.) Liberating Libya...a decades long enemy of Israel. To include the death of Muammar Gaddafi...who sponsored Black September, Carlos, Abu Nidal, the PFLP, PLF, and all manner of anti-Israeli terrorists. MUAMMAR GADDAFI HAVING SPONSORED THE HIJACKING OF AIR FRANCE FLIGHT 139, resulting in the famed Entebbe hostage rescue. PM Benjamin Netanyahu's brother Yonathan the sole IDF casualty in the assault. TRANSLATION: BARACK OBAMA AVENGED BIBI's WAR HERO BROTHER.
8.) Nurtured the Arab Spring movement that, while volatile and unpredictable, has as of this moment weakened and destabilized Israel's most immediate and long-standing enemy in the Assad regime in Syria. Assad's downfall potentially removing the number one sponsor, trainer, and shelterer of Israel's enemies Hamas, Hezbollah, and Palestinian Islamic Jihad.
9. Launched a drone strike that killed Ilyas Kashmiri...the mastermind of the Mumbai terror attacks which included the kidnapping, torture, and brutal murder of several Israeli citizens.
10. In a joint US-Israeli operation, and apparently at the explicit instruction of President Obama, we launched an ingenious cyber attack on Iran's uranium enrichment activities. Infecting important computers with the 'Stuxnet' virus that had a two-pronged effect. Firstly it sped up thousands of Iranian centrifuges to the point that they'd break down. But at the same time, the virus made it appear to any Iranian technician that things were working swimmingly. One estimate concluded that Stuxnet did more damage to Iran's nuclear aims than any hypothetical one-off airstrike could reasonably hope to accomplish. All without risking American lives, incurring civilian collateral damage or setting off a region-wide war.
On Bush's watch...Al Qaeda grew in strength. Hamas took over the Gaza Strip. Iran threw out a reformist government, accelerated its nuclear aims and made Iraq into a de facto puppet state. Syria sponsored a relentless Hezbollah rocket bombardment on Israel with zero consequence...and engaged in an assassination campaign against Lebanese reformers. Muammar Gaddafi became an ally in the 'War on Terror.'
On Barack Obama's watch...America's security relationship with Israel has never been closer. And on Barack Obama's watch...Israel's worst enemies have been weakened, destabilized, marginalized, and in numerous cases...forever eliminated.