Beyond the Cusp

November 7, 2013

Israeli Cost for Obama’s Friendship

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United States Secretary of State Kerry stated after meetings with Palestinian Arab representatives in Bethlehem Wednesday, “We consider now, and have always considered, the (Israeli) settlements to be illegitimate.” This was most likely the official position straight from President Obama who probably had instructed Secretary Kerry to publically call out the Israelis over building even in these areas beyond the Green Line which will be retained by Israel, or so had been the assumptions before President began his offensive to force Israel to retreat completely back to the Green Line as he had stated early in his Presidency. President Obama has allowed for rumors that this early on statement of his was a case of his misspeaking as there have been other statements which, if truthful, belie that original statement. The quote most often offered is one Senator Obama, one day after announcing he had secured the required number of delegates to win the Democratic nomination, delivered a speech at the annual American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) policy conference where he stated, “Jerusalem will remain the capital of Israel, and it must remain undivided.” What is seldom brought up by the defenders of President Obama as one of the greatest friends of Israel is that within the week in a CNN interview, Fareed Zakaria Obama clarified this statement claiming, “the truth is that this was an example where we had some poor phrasing in the speech” and the need to be more “careful in terms of our syntax.” There are other examples which lay bare the animosity felt by President Obama for Israel, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, Israeli Foreign Minister Lieberman and his preference for Israel to surrender in any manner for which he does not need to take ownership of but which will no doubt only occur because of his contrary undercutting of the Israeli position on every conceivable front from the Palestinians to Iran to the Europeans. We covered numerous other examples of President Obama’s ill will and the manner in which it has been displayed both against Israel herself and her Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu towards the end of the article “Palestinians Executing Planned Hijacking of Peace Process.” The article also provides some information which will give other information on the subjects in the rest of this article and is worth a read.

As is often the case, there are many separate issues throughout the Middle East and Northern Africa and as is also often the case, Israel reaching a peace agreement which establishes a Palestinian state is often heralded as being the necessary item after which everything else will simply melt into comfortable solutions with minimal if any efforts. Needless to point out that this supposition is ridiculous after even the slightest evaluation of most of the difficulties in these areas. Just for an example, let’s see if I can find ten items which have absolutely nothing to do with Israel other than somebody is attempting to tie the problem to the Israeli-Palestinian peace process or simply they are blaming Israel in an attempt to muddy the waters. There is the obvious (1) Syrian civil war, (2) the increasing terrorism and Sunni Shiite fighting in Iraq, (3) Boco Haram terrorists are murdering Christians and blowing up their churches, businesses and homes in northern and central Nigeria as they work their way southward in an attempt to turn all of Nigeria into another Muslim State, (4) the fighting between tribal forces, the government and al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula continues unabated in Yemen, (5) Somalia is still experiencing the horrors of warring warlords and tribes which makes forming any real government impossible, (6) Kenya is still recovering from the horrific terror attack on the Westgate Shopping Mall, (7) Egypt is still recovering from the military takeover of the government in a coup which the military claims they acted to enforce the will of the people while the Muslim Brotherhood is refusing to surrender their rule as they feel their wins in the election should entitle them to continue to lead and rule Egypt while the military continues to not set a date for new elections which would alleviate much of the trouble and tension and might even garner support from around the world, (8) Riots and ever larger protests are tearing apart Tunisia as the people are revolting against their Muslim Brotherhood dominated government demanding they have new elections since they appear unable to make the necessary changes to stimulate the Tunisian economy, (9) Violence has spilled into Lebanon where Sunni and Shiite groups are attacking each other mostly through terrorist bombings with Hezballah territory in southern Beirut being one of the major targets, and (10) Well, looks like I can only think of nine off the top of my head but I assure you there are more which perhaps someone could help. I’m sure there must be something concerning Pakistan, Afghanistan or Turkey but nothing solid comes to mind.

Back to the United States initiated peace talks between the Israelis and the Palestinians. As we have mentioned before, the United States pressured Israel to offer to make a short list of possible concessions to be made to the Palestinians as a sign of faith but not technically meeting a precondition. The choices were presented to the Palestinians after the United States has worked on Israel to form a list and the choice came down to either another building freeze or a terrorist prisoner release. The Palestinian Authority leadership chose the Terror Prisoner release and were informed that Israel had plans to build in the areas beyond the Green Line. The Palestinians thus knew before the negotiations began that Israel would be building in the disputed areas since they had chosen to force terrorist prisoner releases. Ever since the Palestinians made their choice and the dye was cast they have been demanding that Israel be also made to obey a building freeze despite the fact that this was particularly not a part of their agreement. Of course the Palestinians have a long history of making a choice when offered either this or that and then after receiving this they then immediately start to demand that as well. This works well in Europe as they never seem to run out of advocates who echo everything the Palestinians demand without fail. One of the most blatant of these echo-chamber personalities is Richard Falk who has also managed to get appointed as the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in the Palestinian Territories which is a position designed to solely and at every possible chance accuse the Israelis of crimes against the Palestinians without any need to consider actions emanating from the Palestinians toward the Israelis as the definition of his position negates all concerns of inspection of both sides equally. With the comments made by Secretary Kerry on Wednesday and my and many others’ understanding of President Obama’s heartfelt position, any building the Israelis actually perform will result in additional housing for the Palestinians should President Obama be charged with deciding on the terms for a settlement between the Palestinians and the Israelis.

Even at the very beginning of this latest round of peace talks there was controversy over President Obama and his choice of Martin Indyk to be the mediator of the talks. The concerns stemmed from the fact that Mr. Indyk worked as co-chairman of the far left-wing NGO, the New Israel Fund, which finances numerous leftist organizations and NGOs which support the Palestinian view that Israel is an aggressor nation occupying their lands and/or the BDS, Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions against Israel until they retreat from every inch of Palestinian land, a phrase that has had a very undefined and constantly encroaching definition which is planned to eventually erase all of Israel and replace it with a Palestinian Muslim Arab State. Of all the demands that the Palestinians have made there are two which are very revealing as they display the true and honest demand that Israel must cease to exist in order to satisfy them completely and that they will never end the terrorism and demands while a single Jew remains in the area between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea. These two demands are that, first, Israel allow five million or more Arab Palestinian refugees to emigrate into Israel and be granted citizenship just as if they were Jews returning under the Right of Return Laws which permit Jews to return to Israel as it is their homeland liberated after nearly two millennia spent in the Diaspora, the same terms the Palestinians adopted as part and parcel of their manufactured historic struggle for their long lost homeland which never existed throughout history, and second, that the Palestinians reserve the right to continue the struggle even after a peace treaty has been signed as there can be no real peace until all of Palestine from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea has been liberated and cleansed of its Jewish infestation. These two demands are as revealing as it gets that their designs and desires are no different than were those of Gamal Abdel Nasser who in 1967 rallied the combined armies of Syria and Egypt, who together constituted the United Arab Republic, under the war cry of “We will drive the Jews into the Sea and liberate our lands.” That has remained the desire even as the Arabs replaced their interests by substituting the Palestinians as by having the Palestinians as the Arab interest it denies Israel of being the underdog and outnumbered and instead casts the Arab as the Palestinians as the new underdogs and Israel as the all-powerful force. Truth be told, should the Palestinians ever push Israel back behind the Green Line we will see that there is no difference between the combined strength of the Arab nations and the Palestinians when the Arabs pour their forces into the Palestinian areas of Judea and Samaria (West Bank) as well as Gaza and Egypt, Lebanon (Hezballah) and if possible Syria perch their forces on Israel’s borders and the next Arab-Israeli war begins. That is providing the entire world does not decide to enforce a United Nations edict establishing a Palestinian State with whatever borders President Obama dictates in his presentation to the Security Council in his move to punish Israel and Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu for denying him his second Nobel Peace Prize Award by not surrendering to every Palestinian desire, as he demands they do and do immediately.

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