Why Israel's Left has Disappeared.

by Carlo Strenger

(This article is a clever effort to justify the failure and attempt to revive the movement of self-hating Jews!)

…The left has dissipated because it has failed to provide a realistic picture of the conflict with the Palestinians. Its ideological foundation was based on a simple prediction: If we offer the Palestinians a state in the territories occupied in 1967, there will be "peace now."

Then things started to go wrong. After the Oslo process began, the newly formed Palestinian Authority educated its children with violently anti-Israeli and often straightforwardly anti-Semitic textbooks. The suicide bombings of 1996 were not prevented by Arafat (some would say they were supported and even instigated by him). What brought the left down completely were the failures of Camp David in 2000 and Taba in 2001, as well as the onset of the second Intifada. On the face of it, Israel's left should have said "we were wrong in our predictions. We underestimated the complexity of the situation. We didn't see that the Palestinians were not ready to renounce the right of return and we underestimated how much murderous rage there was against Israel. We still believe that we need to end the occupation as quickly as possible, but we need to face reality."

Instead of admitting that it had been partially(?) wrong, the left tried to explain away all the facts that didn't square with its theory by putting the onus of responsibility for Palestinian actions exclusively on Israel's policies. The left argued that the bombings in 1996 happened because the Oslo process was too slow and the Palestinians wanted to avenge the targeted killing of Yihye Ayash; Camp David failed because Prime Minister Ehud Barak's offers were insufficient. The second Intifada started because of Ariel Sharon's visit to the Temple Mount in September 2000. Hamas came to power because we turned Fatah into collaborators with the Zionists, and so on.

…In conversations with Palestinians I have heard more than once that they feel that the right wing respects them more than the left because the left always presumes to know what the Palestinians really want. I want to make one thing very clear. I completely endorse Yeshayahu Leibowitz's famous saying that he is not sure whether Israel's policies since 1967 are evil stupidity or stupidly evil and I continue to think that the occupation (of Jewish land by Arabs?) must end as quickly as possible. But I believe that Israel's stupidity (unfortunately Israel does not act as any other self-respecting country) is matched by the Palestinians making every conceivable mistake along the way, and I think the left should give them the respect of holding them responsible for their actions rather than talking about them as if they were abused children. (Respect can be given only to the ones who deserve it. Blood-thirsty Islamic terrorists who plan to destroy Israel deserve none! True Zionists do know what the Palestinians really want. That is why the Sinai Option: Road to Permanent Peace is the only way to peace!)

J Street – Jewish by Name, anti-Israel by Nature. The J Street political action committee, which bills itself as pro-Israel and pro-peace, has received tens of thousands of dollars in donations from dozens of Arab and Muslim Americans, as well as from individuals connected to Palestinian and Iranian-advocacy groups, according to U.S. Federal Election Commission filings. (How many self-hating, well-funded Jewish organizations can be endured by Jewish communities and Israel, and who is financing them? The time has come for the creation of new united Jewish national front!)

According to Russian media, the Arctic Sea may have been carrying illegal X-55 cruise missiles destined for Iran hidden among its cargo of lumber.

Food for Thought. by Steven Shamrak

The recent release of the Lockerbie bomber provided another lesson to Israel - the US can be snubbed with impunity! Scotland has just done it and many other countries, most are less important than Israel, have been doing it regularly! It is time for Israel to re-evaluate the ‘special’ relationship with the US and demand the status of equal friendship!

Concerto for Destruction of Israel. Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and U.S. President Barack Obama said that Israel is moving in what they both called "the right direction" by suspending continued construction for Jews in Judea and Samaria. Addressing reporters at a joint press conference with Mubarak in the White House on Tuesday, Obama said that Egypt and America would "work in concert" toward peace in the Middle East. Mubarak blames Middle East strife on Israel-PA Issue. (Islamic terrorism, particularly Palestinian, and the global ambition of Islam has nothing to do with the world’s problems?)

Egyptian Style of Democracy. According to intelligence sources, Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak's trip to Washington last week, his first in four years, is primarily a farewell visit and a bid to assure his son Gemal Mubarak's smooth accession to the presidency, rather than in-depth discussions on the Middle East. (Why should it be the United States, and not Egyptian voters, who should approve the next president of ‘democratic’ Egypt?)

Scotland  has Snubbed the US. In spite of the protests from the United States and fake one from Britain, Scottish Justice Secretary freed al Megrahi, the butcher of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie in 1988. The bombing killed 270 people, including 189 Americans. On arrival he received a cheering, flag-waving, hero’s welcome in Libya. (Nothing has changed - Arab mobs and their leaders still love killers of “Infidels”.)

Peace Now Must be Banned. Member of Knesset Danny Danon called on the registrar of non-profit groups to break up Peace Now for harming the State of Israel. He said the leftist group violates the law by not publishing details of the funds it gets from foreign sources. In the past, an inspection of the group's records revealed a total of nearly two million shekels in funding from Britain, Finland and Norway.

Quote of the Week: "Fatah and Hamas are tearing the Palestinian area of the Gaza strip apart in what they call a political rivalry, and the Palestinian people are paying a price for Palestinian violence. Governments from around the world and the Arab world have said nothing. ... I just want you to think for a second, if this were the result of Israeli-Palestinian hostilities, would the international silence and the silence of the Arab world be this deafening?" - Rahm Emanuel, the Chief of staff Obama’s government. - The right words were spoken just after the US election only to misinform the US voters about the intentions of the newly elected president. Those empty words are already long forgotten by the Obama administration and voters!

Nuclear Watchdog Provides Cover-up for Iran. Israel and western diplomats have accused outgoing IAEA chief Mohamed ElBaradei and other top officials of the UN's nuclear watchdog of "hiding classified data" that indicated Iran was pursuing a military nuclear programme. American, French, British and German senior officials have recently pressured ElBaradei to publish the information which were censored by senior officials of the IAEA in the organization's Vienna headquarters.

The Ugliness of self-Hating Jewish Left. During a court proceeding secret evidence revealed that Ezra Nawi, the Jewish pro-Arab activist, is a supporter of terror organization Hamas’s actions in Judea and Samaria. Nawi is the defendant in a case, in which he is charged with assaulting police officers. Due to this case, Nawi has become a celebrity of sorts for the international Left.

West is Financing Terrorist Thugs. According to the World Bank some 43% of PA wages go to paying members of its police and military who number in the tens of thousands in dozens of different groups. Western countries are major donors to PA coffers, in spite of the fact that the PA has often been accused by critics of fomenting a militaristic society.

What an Independent State? The US administration gave Fatah $50 million to cover expenses for the Sixth Fatah General Conference that was held earlier this month. It was an attempt to strengthen PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas. However, Syrian daily Al-Watan reported that the US rejected Abbas’ request for permission to fire PA Minister Salam Fayyad.

Another Slap in the Face for Obama. The Syrian ruler Bashar Assad has publicly rejected Barack Obama’s overtures for a Washington-Damascus détente - which was supposed to hinge on detaching Syria from Iran - and blocked the path to peace talks with Israel. The current visit of Assad to Tehran is to strengthen ties between the two countries. (How many more embarrassments does the US need to endure in order to change its anti-Israel policy?)

Western Blood and Money  for Another Sharia State. Afghanistan has quietly passed a law permitting Shiite men to deny their wives food and sustenance if they refuse to obey their husbands' sexual demands. The new the legislation also grants guardianship of children exclusively to their fathers and grandfathers, and requires women to gain permission from their husbands to work. (Thousands of allied soldiers have given their lives for the futile if not fraudulent attempt to build democracy in Afghanistan and Iraq. Who is benefiting from the hundreds of billions of dollars wasted on this idiotic endeavour?)

Birth Certificate is Still a Mystery.

Directly contradicting CNN chief Jon Klein – who ordered host Lou Dobbs to quit discussing President Obama's birth certificate – the Hawaii Department of Health affirmed that no paper birth certificates were destroyed when the department moved to electronic record-keeping. A Hawaii official refused to say whether the DOH has Obama's original long-form birth certificate, explaining that state law prohibited her from commenting on the birth records of any specific person. (What about the United States constitution?) The White House has refused to acknowledge repeated requests to authorize the release of Obama’s birth records, which would clear his "natural born citizen" status - The Constitution, Article 2, Section 1, states, "No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President."

NOTE: A federal grand jury is considering allegations that Mr Edwards misused money from his presidential campaigns to buy Ms Hunter's, former campaign aide/mistress, silence. Strangely, no federal grand jury is interested in investigating reports that Obama spent $US900,000 during his presidential campaign to seal his birth records!!

Fighting anti-Semitism is not a Priority. The Obama administration has still not named the official in charge of fighting anti-Semitism worldwide, as US law calls for. The Bush administration representative was dismissed six months ago.