Can Israel Trust the US Presidents?

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu was quick and clear in voicing his displeasure with President Barack Obama’s mideast policy speech. “Israel believes that for peace to endure between Israelis and Palestinians, the viability of a Palestinian state cannot come at the expense of the viability of the one and only Jewish state.” That is why Prime Minister Netanyahu expects to hear a reaffirmation from President Obama of US commitments made to Israel in 2004, which were overwhelmingly supported by both Houses of Congress.  

“Among other things,” Netanyahu reminded Obama, “those commitments relate to Israel not having to withdraw to the 1967 lines which are both indefensible and which would leave major Israeli population centers in Judea and Samaria beyond those lines.”

“Barack Hussein Obama adopted Yasser Arafat’s staged plan for Israel’s destruction, and he is trying to force it on our prime minister,” Likud MK Danny Danon said. “All that was new in the speech was that he called for Israel to return to 1967 borders without solving the crisis. Netanyahu has only one option: Tell Obama to forget about it.”

President Obama announced his support of returning Israel and Palestine to the pre-war borders of 1967. This announcement was an unprecedented act and is yet another example of his policy of blaming Israel first. (This is not the first time a US administration, contrary to the support of the American voters for Israel, is changing its ME ‘doctrine’ at hoc, putting Israel in political limbo and existential threat! Israel must form and implement its own national policy, as any independent country should and most of them do!)

Why have Arabs never been Asked to be “Flexible”?

UN Secretary-General Ban ki-Moon said that he had met with Israel's leadership recently and told them that they needed to be more “flexible” in dealing with the PA. In an interview with French media, Ban said that Israel needed to “give the PA good reasons to enter into negotiations with no preconditions.”

Food for Thought by Steven Shamrak

Now that Fatah and Hamas are ‘united’ and openly share political inspiration, destruction of Israel and terror responsibilities, Israel must make a vital decision. It is either achieving peace by getting rid of her ‘peace partner’ and creating a sovereign Jewish state or continuing the pretence of the ‘peace process’ and suffering from Arab terror and international humiliation!

Israel Lingers Gutless Policy

Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz has instructed his staff to meet with representatives of the Palestinian Authority in order to discuss renewing the transfer of taxes Israel collects. (Funds would be better used compensating victims of PA’s terror, instead of financing anti-Israel terrorist entity)

Convicted Terrorists get Monthly Pay – Your Money at Work!

A new Palestinian Authority law grants a monthly salary to all Palestinians and Israeli-Arabs imprisoned in Israel for terrorism. While Palestinian car thieves in Israeli prisons will not receive a salary, Hamas and Fatah terrorist killers will. More than 6,000 Palestinians are currently serving time in Israeli prisons for terror- related offences. The new law was enacted before the recent Fatah-Hamas reconciliation agreement. (They cry ‘poor’ to get foreign aid. International anti-Semites are only happy to oblige and support anti-Jewish terror!)

Rare Expression of Appreciation

Last week President Barack Obama opened the official "Month of Jewish Heritage" at the White House. Obama said, “For hundreds of years, Jewish Americans have fought heroically in battle and inspired us to pursue peace… They’ve built our cities, cured our sick. They’ve paved the way in the sciences and the law, in our politics and in the arts. They remain our leaders, our teachers, our neighbors and our friends." (And still, it does not stop the US from persistent pressuring of the Jewish state in favor of fake claims of Islamic terrorists!)

Israeli Arabs Oppose Existence of Jewish State

Two thirds of Israeli Arabs say they are opposed to Israel's continued existence as a Jewish and Zionist state. Nearly 30% would like to see Israel disappear altogether, and 38% do not believe that there was a Holocaust. (No one objects existence of Muslim and Wahhabi terror supporting state of Saudi Arabia!)

 

Political Indicisiveness Creats Inept Military Response

On Sunday, May 15, Israel's enemies breached three of its borders - Syrian, Lebanese and Gazan - in an operation that caught its government, army and intelligence napping. Their reaction showed them to be muddled and incapable of an organized, rational tactical response to a multiple security crisis.

‘Popular’ Incursion was a Spy Infiltration Operation

Army and security services across the West Bank are out hunting for between five and eight Syria and Hizballah secret agents believed to have slipped across the Golan border under cover of the May 15 Palestinian mob incursion.

‘Ugly Nazi’ is still anti-Semitic

Two Jewish NGOs recently discovered that they have been barred from participating in a United Nations conference. It began when the Office of Israeli Constitutional Law (OFICL), an Israeli legal action organization, received notice from the UN that their registration for this year’s Conference of the United Nations Permanent forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) was being declined.

Quote of the Week:

“President Obama has thrown Israel under the bus. He has disrespected Israel and undermined its ability to negotiate peace. He has also violated a first principle of American foreign policy, which is to stand firm by our friends.” - Mitt Romney, former Massachusetts governor and potential 2012 presidential candidate

An Open Letter to the Hon. David Cameron

from Melanie Phillips, 9 May 2011

Dear Prime Minister,

I was interested to read that, when you met Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu this week, you said:

Britain is a good friend of Israel and our support for Israel and Israel's security is something I have described in the past, and will do so again, as unshakeable.’

I wonder, therefore, if you make a habit of threatening your friends? For you also said that unless Israel “engages seriously in a meaningful peace process” with the Palestinian Authority, the more likely it is that Britain will endorse the ‘State of Palestine’ for which the PA is expected to seek recognition at the UN in September. This is not the behaviour of a friend so much as the kind of intimidation that is more reminiscent of a Mafia protection racket.

First of all, you have incomprehensibly decided to pressurize the victim in this conflict to make peace with her aggressor, even though the victim is the one party that constantly tries to make peace while the aggressor does not. It is the PA which has refused to negotiate with Israel, not the other way round, on the spurious grounds that Israeli expansion of Jewish homes beyond the ‘Green Line’ is a bar to negotiations.

I wonder whether you might explain to both Britain and the Jewish people why you do not insist that Mr Abbas ‘engage seriously in a meaningful peace process’ by unambiguously renouncing - in both English and Arabic - his repeated assertions that his people will never accept Israel as a Jewish state, the casus belli of the entire conflict?

I wonder also if you might explain to both Britain and the Jewish people why you implicitly endorse the racist ethnic cleansing inherent in the putative ‘State of Palestine’ which the PA says it will declare - a state in which Mr Abbas has repeatedly declared that not one Jew will be allowed to live - but which you have now threatened to support...

Next, I wonder if you might clarify for us exactly why the British government has welcomed the alliance entered into between Hamas and Mr AbbasFatah, and why you believe that this will advance the cause of peace. As you know, your government still regards Hamas as a terrorist organization. More than that, Hamas is explicitly committed to the destruction of Israel and the genocide of the Jews...

I’d be grateful if you could explain to us why you support the killing of the leader of al Qaeda, as well as sanctions against Iran on the grounds that both represent an unconscionable threat to the free world, and yet at the same time demand of Israel that it makes concessions to a coalition made up of the allies of Iran and al Qaeda. I’m sure we’d all like to know, if this is how you treat your ‘friends’, how you would treat your enemies.

…The problem in the Middle East is not the absence of a state of Palestine. Were that the case, the problem would have been resolved when such a state was first mooted long before World War Two. The problem is instead that the Arabs wish to destroy the State of Israel. The solution, therefore, is to stop them from continuing to try to do so. And to achieve that, it is essential that the west stop rewarding them for their attempts.

…It was the British who, out of sheer breathtaking malice against the Jewish people, first incited the (hitherto mainly benignly disposed) Arabs against the Jews returning to their ancestral homeland in Palestine in the early years of the 20th century. It was the British who set out to undermine and reverse their own government’s policy to re-establish the Jewish national home in the land of Israel... And all the time, the British cloaked this vicious treachery in the honeyed fiction that they were the true friends of the Jewish people and had their interests at heart…

Sincerely, Melanie Phillips