President Obama’ promise to Israel and Prime Minister Netanyahu:
“If you like your hateful little country you can keep it. Period.”
The two articles quoted extensively below arrived in my inbox yesterday and are excellent. Both deal with the Israeli – Palestinian “peace process.” President Obama and Secretary Kerry apparently see that process as the path to peace throughout the Middle East. It is instead a road to the death of Israel as the only reasonably free and democratic nation in the region and.to additional strife and more failure there.
Israel does not need to bow to President Obama and should not.
The first article is by Mordechai Kedar.
Mordechai Kedar (born 1952 in Tel Aviv; Hebrew: מרדכי קידר; Arabic: مردخاي كيدار) is an Israeli scholar of Arabic literature and a lecturer at Bar-Ilan University. He holds the Ph.D. from Bar-Ilan University.
Kedar is an academic expert on the Israeli Arab population. He served for twenty-five years in IDF Military Intelligence, where he specialized in Islamic groups, the political discourse of Arab countries, the Arabic press and mass media, and the Syrian domestic arena. The Los Angeles Times‘Edmund Sanders described him as “one of the few Arabic-speaking Israeli pundits seen on Arabic satellite channels defending Israel”.
Everyone is aware of the American plan to impose the Muslim Brotherhood on Egypt and any other country that would allow it. The reasons for this American plan were revealed on this stage a half year ago.
Meanwhile, Sisi’s regime in Egypt is becoming more entrenched, and the Muslim Brotherhood – the Americans’ favorites – has been declared illegal, they and their many organizations, having been declared to be a “terror organization”. They are forbidden to hold demonstrations and gatherings, they are forbidden to distribute fliers, and the police even become involved in the universities in order to suppress the Brotherhood’s activity.
As noted here, the Muslim Brotherhood recently signed a pact with al Qaeda affiliate Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis.
Continuing with the Kedar article,
One may disagree with Sisi’s pronouncement of the Muslim Brotherhood as a terror organization, but one cannot take issue with the fact that the Egyptian regime is determined in its opinion to sweep the organization out of the political field, despite tens of millions of Egyptians who identify with them and with their goals. One may take issue with the behavior of the Egyptian regime and call it “undemocratic”, but one would also have to admit that it is supported by many millions of Egyptians.
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Sisi also knows the American position full well, and especially President Obama’s negative opinion of the actions against the Brotherhood, but Obama doesn’t upset him, and not John Kerry either. He doesn’t change his goal or retreat from the actions that he has taken against the Brotherhood. My heart tells me that Sisi already is not returning Kerry’s or Obama’s telephone calls when they phone to convince him to ease the pressure on the Brotherhood in the same way that he didn’t capitulate to their pleas to restore Mursi to the presidency since he deposed him in early July this year. Moreover, Sisi is not deterred from putting Mursi in the defendant’s cage and accusing him of murder, which could bring upon Mursi a death sentence. [Emphasis added.]
If the court imposes harsh sentences on Mursi and the leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood – and perhaps even the death sentence – the American government will issue a condemnation and try to bring about a lighter sentence, but I am not at all sure that Sisi will answer to the American demands, even if they are accompanied by punitive actions such as reduction – or even elimination – of military and civil support.
The Americans will have to decide what they will do about the Egyptian determination: will they totally cut off the connection with Egypt and allow this country to switch over to the Russian camp, or perhaps they will swallow the frog and continue to support Egypt, mainly in the civil arena, in order not to push Egypt into returning to Moscow. In my opinion Obama and Kerry have capitulated and will continue to capitulate to Sisi’s determination and they will accept – under protest – his policy. [Emphasis added.]
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What Netanyahu can and must conclude is that it is not at all necessary to come to an agreement with the Palestinians. Kerry can come on missions from Obama again and again, can raise a thousand and one ideas, but he cannot take away the Jewish People’s right to the Land of Israel that was granted to it thousands of years ago and again in 1920 in the San Remo Conference. Obama and Kerry cannot assure Israel that a Palestinian state with territorial contiguity would not at some point become another Hamas state, in addition to “Hamastan”, which arose six and a half years ago, and therefore Israel must relate to their demands exactly as Sisi relates to them. [Emphasis added.]
I agree and urge you to read the entire thing. The second article excerpted below gives ample reasons for agreement with its thesis.
Islamists do not want peace or even “just a piece” of Israel. They want all of Israel and additional opportunities to kill each other. They already have ample such opportunities and do not need Israel for that purpose.
Written by Ali Salim of the Gatestone Institute, the second article is titled Palestinians: Is Abbas Being Asked to Sign His Death Warrant? It offers and supports the thesis that the Palestinians have no interest in peace. It begins,
PLO President Mahmoud Abbas undoubtedly knows that the minute he signs a peace deal with Israel, the Palestinian terrorist organizations will assassinate him. The mismanagement by Europe, the UN and Abbas’s own weakness have prepared the ground for a takeover by radical elements, and it will occur in the foreseeable future. If elections were held today in the West Bank, Hamas and other Salafist-Jihadi organizations would win.
Ashton, Kerry et al are trying to create another artificial state, “Palestine,” which will quickly become another Islamist country, officially refusing as a matter of policy, to recognize the State of Israel and seeking to destroy it. [Emphasis added.]
If the West were genuinely interested in Palestinians and peace in the Middle East, its top priority would be to campaign for their citizenship in the Arab world, a quest that would quickly clear their heads of the nonsense of the “return;” stop the tide of money flowing into UNRWA and end the fiction of the “Palestinian refugees.”
The European and American attempts to impose an academic and economic boycott on Israel increase in direct proportion to the signs that the Palestinian-Israel peace process is sinking into the mud. Boycotts, however, will simply make the Israelis more obstinate and worsen the situation. President Obama tried to reassure Israel recently by promising that the future final status agreement would not turn the West Bank into “a replica of Gaza.” He was referring to the rockets the Palestinians began launching from the Gaza Strip into Israeli territory as soon as Israel withdrew from the Gaza Strip, and stressed that in any peace agreement, the United States would not allow another Palestinian terrorist state, this one in the West Bank, to shell Israel.
The Israelis, who have already agreed to the establishment of a Palestinian state bordering on Israel, justifiably demand that it be demilitarized and that Israel itself be responsible for security along the Jordan River. Their demand is based on past experience and meant to prevent rockets, mortar shells, explosives and arms in general from being smuggled into the West Bank. The Palestinians’ outright rejection the West’s demands might well raise suspicions in the objective observer. The Palestinians claim that Israel has a peace agreement with Jordan and therefore should have no fear that weapons will be smuggled into the West Bank. Such a claim is made only by those who conveniently forget about the thousands of rockets and other weapons used by Palestinian terrorists to attack Israel, and that have been smuggled into the Strip from [former dictator Morsi’s] Egypt, which also has a peace agreement with Israel. [Bracketed insert added.]
Mahmoud Abbas not only refuses to recognize the State of Israel as the national homeland of the Jews, but, notably, he demands that Israel be forced to absorb Palestinians as part of the so-called “right of return,” instead of demanding, more naturally, that they be absorbed into the future Palestinian state — all the while demanding that there be no Jews in the Palestinian state. [Emphasis added.]
What the Palestinians do not yet understand is that the West is losing both interest in and patience for the Palestinian cause. Millions of refugees, an unprecedented number since the 1930s, are massed at borders and seeking ports of entry all over the world. Today, millions of starving Syrian refugees — having become burdens threatening the internal security and economy of countries such as Jordan, Turkey, Lebanon and even Bulgaria — are freezing in cardboard cartons and flimsy tents.
Millions of Africans crowd into leaky boats and then drown seeking the shores of Europe, where they hope to find a decent living, while others are interned and humiliated by the Italian authorities on the island of Lampedusa. No one seems to care that in the Arab countries, masses of Muslims die in terrorist attacks at the hands of other Muslims.
In the meantime, industriously ignoring these humanitarian catastrophes, the West closely focuses on what it likes to call “finding a solution for the Palestinian problem.” This focus has nothing to do with concern for the Palestinian people; it is rather a symptom of the West’s complete inability to cope with the world’s genuine refugee problems. [Emphasis added.]
Only few of the real Arab refugees from the 1948 War in Palestine remain, and would be at least 65 years old today if their families had left when the Arab leadership called on the Arabs to flee from Palestine. All those who fled were promised that once the Arab armies won the war and slaughtered or expelled the Jews, they would return to their homes and could loot and despoil Jewish property as they pleased. Hundreds of thousands of Arabs therefore abandoned their homes in 1948 and settled in the neighboring countries, eventually engendering millions of descendants who have built their lives in the host countries and need only to receive citizenship. [Emphasis added.]
The United States and the Arab countries perpetuate the issue of the so-called “Palestinian refugees” with the aid they give to relief organizations, primarily UNRWA. They waste time, money and energy on the Palestinians, in both “Palestine” and other countries, and delay interminably the day when the descendants of the original refugees become citizens of the Arab countries in which they now live . . . . It should be recalled that the Arabs who did not flee from Palestine in 1948, now live in Israel where they make up one-fifth of the population, hold equal rights to the Jews there, have their own political parties, members of Knesset, judges on the Supreme Court, senior diplomatic posts, serve in the army only if the so wish, and are welcomed in all leading professions, including professorships in university and as senior physicians in Israeli hospitals. [Emphasis added.]
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For years Hamas has been guilty of the criminal neglect of the people who live under its rule, and now its leaders are calling for help, claiming that they are “besieged” — by the Egyptians as well as the Israelis — and that they are facing a “humanitarian crisis,” and are prepared to accept aid from Israel, but only secretly!
Since the violent takeover of the Gaza Strip, Hamas has poured millions of tons of concrete into building tunnels the sole purpose of which is to provide easy access for terrorist operatives seeking to infiltrate into Israel. Hamas could have used the concrete to build houses, schools and hospitals, but instead diverted it to reinforcing terrorism. Hamas evidently far prefers to spend its billions on weapons it can use against Israel rather than on the agriculture, economy, health and welfare of the people who are dependent on it. [Emphasis added.]
In the meantime, while the Palestinian Authority announced that it did not intend to pay the salaries of its Gazan employees, it was Israel that recently agreed to help Hamas out of its difficulties and provide it with fuel, concrete, medicine and food, despite the fact that throughout the years Hamas has killed hundreds of Israelis with its rockets, bombs and suicide bombers and is still overtly planning to wipe Israel off the map. How lucky for the Palestinians that their enemies are the Jews. While the Palestinian and Islamic terrorist organizations plan their attacks on Israeli civilians, the government of the Israeli occupation, despite the apparent indifference of their leaders, regards the Palestinians themselves as human beings.
Again, please read the entire piece.
I embedded this YouTube video, apparently narrated by Bill Whittle, a couple of posts ago. It seems directly on point.
Here’s another, by that “horrid racist” Pat Condell.I agree with him too.
Will the farce end and, if so, how and with what results?
As the Palestinian violence against Israel continues, President Netanyahu is under tremendous pressure from the Obama Administration to yield whatever Abbas demands; his demands increase with each Israeli concession. According to DEBKAfile, not my most — but far from my least — trusted source of information,
The Obama administration is preparing to settle scores with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, for his campaign against US-led nuclear diplomacy with Iran, by holding him to blame for the impasse in Israel-Palestinian negotiations. This will ignore the uniform assessments by US and Israeli intelligence analysts that it is the Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas who is holding out against all Secretary of State John Kerry’s Herculean efforts for a peace accord with Israel, say debkafile’s Washington and Jerusalem sources.
PM Netanyahu should emulate Egyptian interim leader Sisi and tell President Obama, with all due respect, to go pound salt.
Secretary Kerry appears willing to ask President Obama to do his “fair share” to help Israel. It has been reported that, in exchange for the release of “only” fifty-two more Palestinian
terrorists heroes (in addition to the one hundred and four already released or scheduled for release), the United States may consider the release of Jonathan Pollard, convicted of spying on the United States for Israel twenty-six years ago. He has been imprisoned since then and is in ill health. Mr. Pollard’s imprisonment became more contentious than previously when it was reported that the United States has been spying on Israel and its top leaders, including Prime Minister Netanyahu. Israel is not the only nation so targeted, but that does not make Israel’s situation any better.
Does anyone remember the Palestinian heroes who
executed murderered five members of the Fogel family a couple of years ago? I wrote this about their heroic actions in March of 2011.
Very lightly reported in the principal media, several heroes of Palestine “broke into the house of Udi and Ruth Fogel (36 and 35 years old, respectively), and stabbed them to death along with their 3-month-old daughter, Hadas, and two sons, Elad (3 years old) and Yoav (11).” YouTube promptly removed a video – not of the actual murders (there apparently was none to remove) but showing still photos of the dead Israelis. As all left thinking people know, YouTube did the right thing. The many heroes of Palestine have for too long been disparaged in the media. While these heroes’ efforts to produce true peace will not likely be effective other than for the few Israelis noted above, I look forward to viewing, at YouTube and elsewhere, videos showing the peacefully joyous reactions of [peace loving Palestinians]
Later, when a video appeared I embedded it here:
I also commented,
That’s what heroes do when fighting against oppression, for freedom, democracy and other humanitarian good stuff. The surviving family members deserve to be taunted. And for all we know, the heroes who dealt with them did not urinate on their corpses as would have savages from the U.S. who deserve to be tarred, feathered and convicted of war crimes at the very least. Since the Palestinian heroes apparently did not desecrate the bodies, they are our kind of guys! Three cheers for Palestine and three yucks for the wicked Israelis who irritate them so maliciously. Peace is at hand, if only the Israel would negotiate in good faith.
Israel remembers, as well she should.
Vile Israeli terrorist
murdered executed by Palestinian heroes
Here is a list of the Palestinian
murderers heroes currently scheduled for release,”representing the third round of four scheduled releases agreed upon by Israel’s prime minister as a ‘goodwill gesture’ to get the Palestinians to resume peace talks.” Peace loving Palestinian heroes all. Oh. Don’t forget poor Mr. Benghazi, murdered (According to curent article at the N.Y. SlTimes), because of a video that slandered Islam. We can always depend on the Times and the Obama Administration for the truth! Or more commonly something else. There is always a cool story to fabricate and it’s a great way to promote politial correctness, also known as mind control.
The Middle East has long been a region of vengence, violence and turmoil. Obama the Magnificent, Omniscient and Omnipotent — even with the help of his savy
blood ketchup brother Kerry — can not change that for the better. A “successful” conclusion of the “peace process” along the lines they demand would not improve the situation and would very likely make it far worse. They excell at making whatever they touch worse. Israel — the only reasonably free and democratic oasis in the desert of the Middle East — would cease to exist; probably not in one swell foop but piece by piece as Islamists, who hate each other almost as much as they hate Jews, battle for the biggest and best slices of her carcas.
Prime Minister Netanyahu demonstrated great testicular fortitude in opposing the Obama – P5+1 “deal” with Iran for excellent reasons. As I attempted to demonstrate here and here, that deal is a farce and Iran wants to remove Israel from the face of the Earth. I hope that Prime Minister Netanyahu shows comparable resolve in rejecting the Obama-Kerry
death panel peace process, a cruel farce — and not only for Israel.
Good news! At least for the peace-loving Boko Haram Islamists in Nigeria, canabalism is off the table.
Shekau took credit for a Dec. 20 attack on a military compound in Bama in which gunmen not only opened fire on soldiers but reportedly kidnapped women and children.
Nigeria has not released a death toll from the attack but said it killed some 50 terrorists when fighter jets swooped in on the fleeing gunmen. Shekau says Boko Haram “blew out the brains” of soldiers who tried to hide from the assault.
“Brothers pulverized 21 armored tanks. People were killed in their multitudes, bodies scattered all over,” he said.
“Had Allah allowed us to eat them we would have eaten them but we are not cannibals,” he added in the video sent to Agence France-Presse. “This is a victory from Allah.” [Emphasis added.]
“…We will kill because Allah says we should decapitate, we should amputate limbs, we should mutilate.”
Shekau said in a recent video that his group is ready to “comfortably confront the United States of America.”
Aren’t they precious! Might they be new peace partners for President Obama and Secretary Kerry, if and when they complete their tasks in and around whatever (if anything) may be left of Israel?
Here’s a link to an article about the Fogel family murders. It features a now eleven year old boy who survived by hiding from the peaceful Palestinians.
Roi, eldest son of Udi and Ruth Fogel, was at home during the 2011 massacre in Itamar. As the terrorists brutally murdered his parents and siblings, Roi lay under a blanket in the living room. The terrorists did not notice that there was someone under the blanket, and his life was spared.
Bereaved families have been protesting against the upcoming release of 26 terrorist murderers as a “gesture” to the Palestinian Authority.
I can think of better “gestures,” but they are not politically correct.
UPDATE December 31, 2013
This article, Empowering Palestinians who reject Israel’s right to exist, deals with the recent Israeli release of Palestinian
terrorists heroes, just in time for Secretary Kerry’s visit next week.
Not to put too fine a point on it, but it ought to go without saying that this policy hinders, rather than advances the cause of peace. It is impossible to rationally claim that by coercing Israel into releasing people like Juma Ibrahim Juma Adam and Mahmoud Salam Saliman Abu Karbish that the US is advancing the cause of peace.
In 1992, the two men firebombed a civilian bus, murdering Rachel Weiss, who was nine months pregnant, and three of her pre-school aged children, as well as IDF soldier David Delarosa, who tried to save them. [Emphasis added.]
They were released on Monday, due to US pressure on Israel and received back home to heroes’ welcomes. Their freedom empowers Palestinians who reject Israel’s right to exist and seek its destruction through acts of genocide against its Jewish citizens. [Emphasis added.]
Indeed, their release all but guarantees that the new round of terror war that Kerry threatened Israelis would break out if we aren’t forthcoming to PLO demands, will take place. In other words, by supporting the release of terrorists from prison, the US government is enabling the next round of the Palestinian terror war against Israel. [Emphasis added.]
Beyond that, both the Palestinian demand for the terrorist releases, and the US support for those releases make a mockery of the whole concept of the two-state solution. A society that insists on the release from prison of its worst, most prolific murderers is not a society with any interest in making peace with the society targeted and victimized by their crimes. [Emphasis added.]
And US support for this Palestinian demand puts paid to Kerry and President Barack Obama’s claims that they seek a peaceful resolution of the Palestinian conflict with Israel.
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The Israeli public, rightly, views the release of Palestinian mass murderers as insane, dangerous and immoral. In a bid to placate public opinion, every time his government agrees to free terrorists from prison, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu announces that he is approving another stage in a seemingly endless process of permitting Israeli Jews to build homes in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria. At this point, few in Israel are won over by Netanyahu’s largely hollow, transparently opportunistic gesture.
But whereas few Israelis are convinced Netanyahu is sincere, internationally his action has the egregious effect of reinforcing the deeply hostile and widely held perception that there is moral equivalence between murdering Jews and permitting Jews to live near Arabs. Netanyahu’s political pandering is counterproductive. [Emphasis added.]
FURTHER UPDATE December 31, 2013
Israel released 26 Palestinian prisoners early Tuesday morning, setting off a fanfare of celebration in the West Bank after days of Israeli protests.
The release was the third phase of four planned prisoner discharges, agreed to as a confidence-building measure as part of ongoing peace talks. [Emphasis added.]
Jailed since before the Oslo Accords of 1993, all 26 men had been convicted of violent crimes, including murders and terror attacks. Click here for a list of the convicts and their offenses.
In Ramallah, 18 of the prisoners were greeted at 1 a.m. Tuesday morning by a throng of thousands, including Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, with officials and jubilant relatives lining up to kiss and embrace the newly freed men. The released prisoners then proceeded via red carpet into the Muqata’a, the headquarters of the Palestinian Authority, where they laid a wreath at the grave of Yasser Arafat. [Emphasis added]
The article also notes that, according to Abbas, there will be “No final agreement with Israel until all prisoners are freed.” Isn’t that special! Secretary Kerry and his beloved President Obama must be very pleased. Doubtless the released prisoners will turn their thoughts to peace, to be achieved by removing Jews from the former state of Israel.