US in Disgraceful Double-flip Policy!
by Steven Shamrak
A few days ago, Joe Biden, the US Vice President, said in a pre-taped interview with ABC's George Stephanoupolos: "Look, Israel can determine for itself - it's a sovereign nation - what's in their interest and what they decide to do relative to Iran and anyone else… What we believe is in the national interest of the United States, which we, coincidentally, believe is also in the interest of Israel and the whole world… Look, we cannot dictate to another sovereign nation what they can and cannot do."
Does this mean that Obama's administration has finally realised that Israel was right about Iran all the time and the policy of appeasement of Iran has gruesomely failed? Why has Israel suddenly become "a sovereign nation" with no pressure from the United States and "coincidentally" with the same interests as the US "and the whole world"? Shouldn't Israel be recognised as a sovereign country, as any other state is, without any special permission and dispensation from the United States?
By now, the US administration and even many Muslim countries have realised that they need Israel to do their dirty work for them in order to prevent Iran from developing a nuclear weapon! Later, without any doubt, they will vigorously deny their desire to subdue the Iranian nuclear ambition and will scream at Israel with wild accusations of aggression etc, just as they did after Israel stopped Iraq's nuclear ambitions in 1981.
Biden's statement was made after the election in Iran failed to produce a change in the political leadership in Iran and the president of Iran rejected any negotiations toward ending Iranian development of a nuclear weapons program. At the same time, he has expanded his irrational verbal assault and threats toward the United Kingdom and Europe.
Almost immediately, State Department spokesman Ian Kelly began a damage control offensive, rebuffing suggestions that Biden could be seen as giving the Jewish state a green light to attack Iran: "I certainly would not want to give a green light to any kind of military action," Kelly said, although he repeated Biden's point that Washington considered Israel a "sovereign country" with a right to make its own military decisions. "I wouldn't read into it any more than what you see... as I said, that we respect Israel's sovereignty." And it did not take long for President Obama to deny - "absolutely" - that Washington gave green light for Israel to strike Iran's nuclear facilities.
At the same time: Egypt has vigorously denied that an Israeli submarine crossed through the Suez Canal into the Red Sea last month and now it is able to reach the Persian Gulf off Iran in a matter of days; Saudi Arabia has rejected reports that it agreed on use of Saudi airspace by Israeli fighter jets on a mission to bomb nuclear targets in Iran.
On the final analysis the US administration and many Muslim countries would love and even be quite eager to see Israel striking at and destroying the Iranian nuclear and ballistic rocket programs, but the President Obama and other players want to keep their hands clean and maintain their ambiguous position toward a military attack on Iran in order to be able to rebuke and assault Israel politically later after attack. What a disgraceful double-flip hypocritical policy!
Message to Iran. Two Israeli warships reportedly passed through the Suez Canal on Tuesday in what is seen as an unusual show of cooperation between Egypt and the Jewish State against Iran, according to Arab news media. The report has not been officially confirmed by the IDF.
UNIFIL Inspectors Attacked in Lebanon. In Southern Lebanon, 14 United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) inspectors were injured on Saturday after they were attacked by villagers of Khirbet Selm, 12 miles north of the Lebanese-Israeli border. The inspectors came to investigate the circumstances of an explosion of an ammunition depot, most likely belonging to Hizbullah terrorists.
Quote of the Week: "The one thing we're also aware of is the fact that the history, of least, of negotiation with Iran is that there is a lot of talk but not always action and follow-through. And that's why it is important for us, I think, without having set an artificial deadline, to be mindful of the fact that we're not going to have talks forever… Israel is concerned about, but it's also an issue of concern for the United States and for the international community as a whole." - Obama during meeting with Nataniahu – Iran has made it clear – its objective to develop nuclear weapon and use it against Israel. So far, the US administration has offered negotiation and other demagogic statements as a pathetic excuse for inaction and delaying tactic, putting Israel at risk!
The Answer is Clear – It is Time to Get Serious with Iran! Responding to a deadline issued earlier by the G8 summit leaders that Iran must begin negotiations on its nuclear program by September, a senior Iranian official told the state controlled TV broadcaster IRIB that it would not cede "even one inch" in its nuclear development program.
Delusional Jews are Easily Fooled Again. The American Jewish Committee praised President Obama for the unequivocal commitment to Israel's security that he expressed to U.S. Jewish leaders in an hour-long White House meeting last week. U.S. President Barack Obama, worried over increasing criticism from Jewish supporters because of his soft talk on Iran and a tough stance against Jews in Judea and Samaria, has selectively invited only the members of politically correct Jewish organizations, deliberately excluding Zionists. (The meeting created nice headlines for Obama.)
A Game: Al-Jazeera Banned from West Bank. The Palestinian Authority on Wednesday banned Al-Jazeera television from operating in its territory and threatened legal action over allegations it broadcast against President Mahmoud Abbas and spreading falsehoods and incited viewers against the authorities that run the West Bank. (For quite a while I have been advocating that Israel must adopt the same tough policy toward media outlets and journalists for spreading falsehoods about the Jewish state. Israel must fight the Media war! A week later ban is lifted.)
Calls for Peace are Dismissed. Hardly a day has passed in recent weeks without Israeli Prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu appealing to PA chairman Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen) to join him in peace negotiations. But Abu Mazen's spokesmen, Saeb Erakat and Abu Rodeina, predictably spurned the invitation. Before negotiations, they said, Israel must accept the Palestinian refugees "right of return" and halt all settlement activity without exception.
Food for Thought. by Steven Shamrak
Jordan was illegally ceded by the British from land designated for the Jewish state. Judea, Samaria and Gaza are integral parts of the Eretz-Israel. It does not matter whether the Sinai Option is going to eventually lead to the creation of another Arab state or remain under Egypt’s control: Jewish land will be reunited; rocket/terror attacks will end - it will be easier for Israel to deal with the enemy across the border!
Is It a Three-State Solution Now? Cairo has informed all the concerned parties that it has given up on Palestinian reconciliation and a power-sharing deal for reuniting the West Bank and Gaza Strip. The Egyptian plan - as presented to Israel, Syria and the Palestinian Authority – was to form two security commissions - the two entities - to supervise Palestinian security and intelligence forces in the West Bank and Gaza Strip respectively and represent the Palestinians in diplomacy with the Americans and the Israelis. Cairo also proposed creating a new 3,000-strong Palestinian security service with a half-and-half Fatah-Hamas membership to assume responsibility for and reopen the Gaza Strip crossings. (Just anything goes when Jew-haters are determined to deprive Jews of their land! What side is Israel suppose to negotiate with and will the other one recognize the results of the negotiation? It is time to end the ‘peace process’ charade!)
Israel Pressured by Self-Serving EU Politician. The European Union's foreign policy chief, Javier Solana, has called for the U.N. Security Council to recognise a Palestinian state by a certain deadline even if Israelis and Palestinians have not reached agreement among themselves. (Javier Solana knows exactly what is going on in the Middle East, but in his last months in office, he is trying to secure his future and make memorable his retirement. The EU is silent and does not call for the independence of Tibet and Muslim minorities whose land is occupied by China; independence for the Basque people - the oldest nation of Europe – whose land is occupied by Spain and France does not concern EU. Creation of another Arab terror state, there are already 22 of them, populated by an invented nation on Jews land is the highest priority of Europe!)
Quote of the Week: “I want to say for the thousandth time, in my own name and in the name of all of my fellow members of the Fatah movement: We do not demand that the Hamas movement recognize Israel. On the contrary, we demand of the Hamas movement not to recognize Israel, because the Fatah movement does not recognize Israel, even today... It's required of the government but not of Hamas; it's required of the government but not of the Fatah, so that this government will be able to offer the necessary assistance, to carry out the necessary reconstruction, to offer assistance to the sick, to bring relief to needy families...This can be dealt with [only] by a government that has relations with the international community, one that is acceptable to the international community, in order that we can work together and benefit from the international community.” - Muhammad Dahlan, senior PA official (March 17, 2009, PA TV) – Clearly stated hypocrisy! It is money they want from the international community - not peace with Israel.
by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik
All of the examples below represent clear violations of the Oslo agreement and the arrogant and hypocritical behaviour of the PA, which knows that the anti-Israel international community will do nothing to stop the farce of the peace process and reinstate the rightful ownership of the Jewish people over the land which is called Palestine.
It should be noted that when Fatah group refers to "Palestine," it is routinely referring to all of Israel and historically it includes Jordan:
1. The Fatah flag still shows the map of Israel under rifles. The same symbol appears on the Fatah website (http://www.fateh.ps) and other official Fatah publications.
2. Fatah MP Najat Abu-Bakr said in a PA TV interview last year that Fatah's goal remains the destruction of Israel, but that their political plan is to focus on the West Bank and Gaza Strip: It doesn't mean that we don't want the 1948 borders [all of Israel]... but our current political program is to say that we want the 1967 borders.
3. A PA TV educational documentary broadcast monthly since 2007 includes the following words denying the existence of Israel: Another section in Palestine which is the Palestinian coast that spreads along the [Mediterranean] sea, from... Ashkelon in the south, until Haifa, in the Carmel Mountains…