Whether or not the on-again-off-again peace talks between the Palestinians, representing the entirety of the Arab and Muslim world, and the Israelis, representing the Jews, Arabs, Bedouins, Druze, Christians, Muslims and anybody who holds Israeli citizenship, continue meeting; there can never be an agreement as the Palestinians minimal requirement demands more than the maximum the Israelis are capable of offering. The Palestinians have made their minimal demands clear as long as you are willing to listen to what they say to their own people in Arabic and not insist that they only speak truthfully when they talk in English. The Western mainstream media is complicit in this scheme where only the English statements made by Palestinians, Arabs, Persians (Iranians) or other Muslims are to be reported upon and are to be taken at face value without any serious challenges or research into what the same spokespeople say in Arabic, Farsi, or other non-English native tongue. This willful deafness, or at least selective hearing, is done intentionally as the mainstream press, the politicians, the NGOs, the spokespersons, and whoever else in speaking about Israel and the Muslim and Arab worlds so as to permit them to paint a rosy picture of a future where all live together in peace, tranquility and security. Unfortunately as soon as somebody gets wise to this dishonest charade and seeks out those sources who are willing to do what nobody else would allow, translating the speeches, news reports, editorials, sermons, lesson plans, songs, and media of all varieties into English revealing the other side of what the presumed men of peace from the Palestinian, Arab and Muslim societies are truly telling their own people; then they have uncovered the whole picture and can judge which revelation fits best with their actions instead of just dismissing those actions which did not fit the claims made in English.
When we take the time and exert ourselves and read some of the more troubling items on the Internet translated at Camera, Palestinian Media Watch, MEMRI or any of the others easily found with any search engine, then our eyes are opened to a whole new world that is full of vitriol, hatreds, anti-Semitism, anti-Zionism, anti-Christianity, anti-Buddhist, anti-Hindu and anti-everything not Islamic; sometimes even anti-Islamic against any sect of Islam not matching the speaker’s version of Islam. Included in the hateful remarks which can be found are those Sunni denouncing the heretic Shiites or the Shiite denouncing the impure Sunnis. The pertinent fact one will find when doing this level of research is that the Palestinians have absolutely no expectation or desire to reach any peaceful treaty with the Israelis and claim that if they have a solution imposed on them, even if it should grant them their every demand setting their boundaries as the 1967 Lines including half of Jerusalem including the Temple Mount, the Old City, the Western Wall and Plaza, Mount of Olives including the ancient cemetery, and virtually every ancient Jewish Holy Sites such as Kever Yoseph and Rachel and the Cave of the Patriarchs (the 1949 Armistice Lines which demark the final front lines at the end of the 1948-9 Arab wars to eliminate the nascent State of Israel immediately after her declaration of independence) as their stated in Arabic minimally acceptable solution would be the eradication of Israel and the few Jews who somehow survive the onslaught, they would be made to pay a very high Jizya tax and accept Dhimmitude, second rate citizen status where the Dhimmi is not permitted to use the sidewalks, may not ride on an animal as they must never be higher than the Muslims around them and has little if any legal recourse and may not even be allowed to give testimony in courts. The Palestinian official position states that should an interim settlement come about, they reserve the right to continue to resist the occupation until all of Palestine has been liberated, simply put Israel has been replaced with Palestine and the Jews routed and likely all been killed.
Furthermore, the Palestinians have been repeatedly stating in Arabic, and even have stated this in English as well, that the Obama Administration and United States Secretary of State John Kerry have provided the Palestinians with a letter assuring them that the United States will be the guarantor of having the Israelis meet every single precondition ever made by the Palestinians. If this is a valid claim then the United States has given their word to go far beyond forcing Israel back inside the Green Line, often referred to as the Auschwitz Borders as first coined by Abba Eban, as well as surrendering all of west Jerusalem, removing hundreds of thousands of Jews from their homes and communities, permitting a Palestinian military comparable to that of any other nation, unfettered passage between Gaza and the West Bank (Judea and Samaria), but also the right of return for as many as five and a half million Palestinians inside of Israel transforming Israel from a Jewish majority state to an Arab Muslim majority state thus bringing Israel as it is currently recognized to an end with unthinkable ramifications immediately after the next elections. Additionally, there have been rumors floating around from all sides in the current round of negotiations, the Israeli, the Palestinian, and even some in the United States State Department, which should the nine months of promised negotiations pass and no agreement reached then the Obama administration is prepared to force a solution upon the two sides. The presumed forced solution unfortunately looks remarkably like the maximum demands made by the Palestinians where they receive the 1967 Lines as their border, they receive all of western Jerusalem including all noted above, and a partial solution to the right of return which does not include the entire five plus million but some percentage which will be deemed fair by President Obama, Secretary of State Kerry, Secretary of Defense Hagel, and possibly Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power along with National Security Advisor Susan Rice; a central group of trusted advisors to President Obama all of whom have some degree of troubling past records when it comes to Israel.
Many will scoff at the idea that there would ever be a forced solution imposed on the parties of the Palestinian-Israeli peace process. There have been some slighted comments made which may indicate that a forced solution is exactly what is waiting at the end of these negotiation should the two sides not reach an agreement. President Obama threatened that Israel may find themselves completely isolated on the world’s stage should they not find some way to appease the Palestinians sufficiently that they break from their refusal of all things Israel reaching an accord which would satisfy President Obama and also the United Nations, Europe and the rest of the Arab and Muslim worlds. Secretary Kerry has also made inferences that no matter what, come the end of the nine months of negotiations there will be a solution one way or another. So, exactly how would a forced solution come into existence? Since the one thing which prevents the United Nations Security Council from forcing a solution on the parties currently is the veto power of the United States who often stand-alone from among the five permanent members. Therefore, all that would be required is for the United States to support a forced agreement for one to come into fruition unless France, Great Britain, Russia or China would suddenly decide to come to the salvation of Israel and utilize their veto to prevent such a strategy. The United States could, most likely with the full backing as cosponsors of Russia, Great Britain and France signing on, present and support a Chapter VII Resolution of the Security Council of the United Nations setting the borders for the newly recognized and admitted full member of the United Nations of the pre-June 1967 Armistice Lines including western Jerusalem as the State of Palestine’s Capital City. What is almost beyond belief is that the one permanent veto wielding nation which might rescue Israel from such a move by the Obama administration would be China. China would likely have some demands made of Israel especially pertaining to Iran but it is entirely possible that China could take the place of the United States as the protector of Israel in the United Nations Security Council. But should the Security Council pass a Chapter VII Resolution recognizing and establishing the borders and offer Mahmoud Abbas full United Nations membership and recognition, the Israelis would be facing the combined military forces of the United States, most of the European nations, Russia, the entire Arab world, most Muslim nations, many African nations, South American nations and Asian nations possibly completely alone with no nation taking her side in what would initially appear to be a desperate and hopeless situation. If I were pressed to name any nations which would side with Israel the list would be very short but would be led off with Canada, Azerbaijan, Czech Republic, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru and Palau. This would not exactly make the most powerful alliance in all of history but it is a start. Sometimes supporters of Israel do wonder if it is possible that the few can be right while the whole world appears to be on the other side. Where I am not entirely sure that stranger things have happened, I feel safe in claiming that if those supporting Israel are on the righteous side of the scale, then it really is amongst the strangest of things in all of history.
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