The United Nations wasted no time in assaulting Israel in the name of peace. The new United Nations special Middle East coordinator, Nickolay Mladenov, told the Security Council that “the coming period will be critical to the future of the peace process.” Allow me to interpret and translate United Nations speak to understandable English. The ‘coming period’ means that the process will be implemented every time we hit a snag in the negotiations. There will be no deviation from this tried and failed set of methodology and the same step by step onto failure as it has been, leading to a new ‘coming period’ which will be the same initiation each time there is a snag and starting anew demanding yet more Israeli concessions.
Now we come to the words, ‘will be critical to the future’ which will be the demands placed upon Israel to sacrifice by releasing more terrorists and relegating lands for a future Arab State and even unseen new demands and destructions will be demanded of Israel. The next phrase is ‘the future’ which will be the demand to allow all of Jerusalem be placed into the hands of an international committee overseen very likely through Rome or the European Union. It matters little which titular head will be perceived as the court jester who will wilt before Arab pressure as they assault the International City of Jerusalem and, as has been the rule before, all those tasked to keep Jerusalem as an international city and specifically tasked to guard against Israeli offences will flee to Israel seeking protection before fleeing back to Europe or New York while the Arabs take all of Jerusalem and Israel is warned to stand down and not take any counter steps as doing so would only make the situation in danger of exploding, and nobody wants to see explosions, especially if Israel is causing any of them.
And finally we reach the magic words, ‘of the peace process’ which are the magic trump cards which are always deployed as a bludgeon Israel. This is a cover-all which is utilized most when communicating what the new next demand to be made of Israel in order to be permitted a meeting with Abbas. The meeting with Abbas will have long discussions where new United Nations special Middle East coordinator, Nickolay Mladenov, and his advisors and other members of the team will be posing questions and offering proposals all the while there may be an occasional comment from the Arab Palestinian team members while Abbas continues his normal bobble-head performance as we described yesterday in The Uninterpretable Faces of Mahmoud Abbas in greater detail of his technique of never allowing anybody to pin him to having made a comment or any sign or inclination towards accepting any deal or terms proffered. If the negotiations ever make it to this point they will have reached levels thus far unattainable. Even making this progress is of no value as at any point Abbas could have one of his team question some point from anywhere in the entire trail which has been painfully tread in the process. This is an usual argument and negotiation where they will proceed and appear to be making progress as they collect Israeli concessions and now jump back days, weeks or months or even bring up some technical point from some former negotiations and drag the team back even to the very beginning of the negotiations. Meanwhile the Arab negotiators will demand that the United Nations team make sure that Israel gives up every last point which were even slightly referenced during the negotiations and will demand that they refuse to ever discuss the next step until Israel had met every demand made by the Arabs. That is when ‘future of the peace process’ process is trotted out and Israel is then demanded to surrender to every demand mentioned during the negotiations or talks made on the side of the talks in the absence of Israel where the United Nations agree to force concessions out of the Israelis.
There will be several obstacles placed to force the talks to stumble, utilizing these to push a reset taking the negotiations back to square one. Fortunately, we will not repeat translating every clause in the initial statement though those wishing to may do so, just return to the top of the article. Many of us who have tortured themselves and followed any of the former Arab-Israeli negotiations are fully aware that the basic formula is force Israel to meet, though they often call it comply making it appear that every Israeli concession as if it was a required and an obligation freely agreed upon by the Israelis but are often simply demands made by the Arabs and fully backed by the Europeans, United Nations, and lately the President of the United States.
Recently Professor Gerald Steinberg, president of NGO Monitor, commenting on a study recently released covering the European Union policy paper displaying the European Union’s flawed assessment and understanding of Israeli society and positions towards reaching peace with their Arab neighbors. This study being released immediately before European Union’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs Federica Mogherini’s visit to the Middle East to meet with both the new Israeli leaders of the recently elected government and with Mahmoud Abbas and his fellow kleptocrats who have missed standing for election remaining in office for over a dozen years of their elected four year terms may give her reason to renew efforts for a more balanced study. In the European Union’s External Action Service 2014 Israel ENP Progress report, displayed the European Union’s relying almost exclusively on anti-Israel NGOs ignoring any actions or reports by or about the Israeli side neutrally or, Heavens forbid, friendly report. NGO Monitor found the report was so biased and slanted against Israel and had completely ignored any Arab attacks, rioting or other transgressions committed by the Arab Palestinians in their consistent war of aggressive attritions in their efforts to force the Jews to give up and simply leave. Thus far this has largely failed which may have a little something to do with the description the Jews were labeled with in Torah as being a stiff-necked and stubborn people. This description was made by Moses when attempting to make excuses for general transgressions against the covenant and other whining and complaints which came from the people at every difficulty or delay. I can attest that many Jews have not changed on the stubborn and stiff necked part but mostly more compliant to the covenant and commandments in Torah. The end result of the NGO Monitor report suggested for the European Union’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs Federica Mogherini to finally attempt to make some adjustments in the European reports possibly making them far more realistic. We are not betting that any such changes will be forthcoming from the European Union and Federica Mogherini will blindly follow the report and once again make all her demands for peace to be attained on Israeli leaders’ heads while simply agreeing with every demand made by the Arabs. Some leopards cannot change their spots and the Europeans cannot avoid their anti-Semitism. Fortunately there are some in Europe who have attempted to make changes and fight the unending trend to fall into the old habits of Jew hatreds but they are facing a monumental challenge and a severe and steep uphill slog before any progress. The recent moves by the Vatican and Pope Francis definitely were in complete agreement with the European Union reports and the basic reviews given by almost every European financed NGO, especially the government and Vatican financed organizations which operate in or about Israel. The United Nations can be included in with the Europeans except the United Nations, especially with their Durban Conferences which appear to be planned into the future to reinforce the Israel and the Jews are the reason for every ill of society, nations, continent, planet, solar system, galaxy or possibly universe, after all, Stephen Hawking has joined the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement (BDS Movement). Who’s next?
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