by Khaled Abu Toameh
The Palestinians can only blame themselves for antagonizing their Arab brothers and consequently losing the Arab money. The Palestinians have been spitting in the face of the Arab countries, while at the same time expecting these countries to continue funding them.
The Arab countries have more urgent issues to deal with than the corrupt, thankless Palestinian leaders do. You can start with the welfare of their own people. The Palestinian leadership, by contrast, is happy to fail its people by indoctrinating generation after generation with bloodlust for Jews.
It is ironic that while the European Union recently announced its decision to resume unconditional financial aid to the Palestinians, the Arab countries continue to completely ignore the Palestinians. It is also ironic that while the Biden administration continues to talk about providing financial aid to the Palestinians, the Arab countries do not seem to care at all about their Palestinian brothers in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
The Palestinian leadership has accused the UAE, Bahrain and Sudan of "betraying" the Palestinian people, Jerusalem and Al-Aqsa Mosque (in Jerusalem) by agreeing to make peace with Israel. It is these serious allegations that have alienated these countries and other Arabs, who are accusing the Palestinians of being ungrateful and biting the hand that feeds them.
The Arabs are apparently not only fed up with the Palestinian leadership, but also with international organizations and agencies that help the Palestinians. Arab financial aid to the United Nations Relief and Work Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) has dropped by 90% in the past few years.
The Arabs are clearly not as naïve as the Americans and Europeans, who are continuing to pour millions of dollars annually on the Palestinians without conditions and without demanding accountability.
Food for Thought by Steven Shamrak
There are four types of Jewish traitors:
1) ‘Lefties’ - Only few of them are true believers in the ideology of Marxism, Socialism, Communism or even Cosmopolitism. Most of them are driven by a deeply ingrained pathological self-hate and desire to prove to Jew-haters that they are ‘nice Jews’.
2) Religious ‘Nutters’ - who are driven by faulty religious dogmas. They would do anything to satisfy their idiotic belief system, even kissing the Iranian leaders and other enemies of Israel!
3) ‘Opportunists’ - they are self-serving ‘prostitutes’ who would do anything to either ‘fatten up’ their bank account, or to receive the ‘recognition’ by being awarded a Nobel Price for peace and/or secure their personal place in history books.
4) The most dangerous ones are those who left the Jewish family and have been recruiting other Jews to join Christian groups like “Jews for Jesus”. They facilitate Jewish spiritual demise! That is something that our traditional anti-Semitic enemies have been pursuing for many centuries and were not able to achieve.
Saudi Arabia will not fully normalize relations with Israel until a two-state solution with the Palestinian population is reached, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said in an interview. "Palestinian state in the occupied territories with East Jerusalem as its capital, is the requirement for peace," he said.
Army chief Aviv Kohavi on Sunday said it was Israel’s “moral obligation” to prepare a military response against Iran’s nuclear program. “Preparing the home front for war is a task that must be accelerated in the coming years, especially in light of the possibility that we will be required to act against the nuclear threat. The IDF continues to prepare vigorously for an attack on Iran and must prepare for every development and every scenario,” he said.
At least four rockets were fired at Ashkelon and the Lachish Regional Council from Gaza, hours after Biden leaves Israel, but he still remained in the region. Similar rocket fire occurred in 2020 when Israel signed a peace agreement with the UAE and Bahrain. The Israeli military responded by striking targets belonging to Hamas in the Gaza Strip.
Iran slammed a declaration by the United States and Israel to curb Tehran’s nuclear program, calling it a “distorted reality.” The declaration outlines the United States’ “commitment never to allow Iran to acquire a nuclear weapon”. Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi on Wednesday said that Biden’s Middle East tour was “aimed at strengthening the position of the Zionist regime and normalizing its relations with certain states… (Iran has stated many times that its nuclear program is peaceful, and Iran has no intention to build nuclear weapons. So, why do they worry?)
Saudi Arabia opened its airspace to all air carriers, paving the way for more overflights to and from Israel. Saudi Arabia, Islam’s birthplace, does not recognise Israel and has said nothing of possible bilateral developments during Biden’s visit. (A small step in the right direction.)
The Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) urged interim Prime Minister Yair Lapid and President Isaac Herzog to cancel giving US President Joe Biden the Israeli Presidential Medal of Honor. “This award makes no sense. A ‘true friend of Israel’ and fighter against antisemitism would not pursue the numerous policies undermining Israel’s sovereignty and security that President Biden and his administration are pursuing. Nor would ‘a true friend of Israel’ take advantage of Israel’s caretaker government to make visits, as Biden is doing, to symbolic Palestinian Authority institutions in eastern Jerusalem," said ZOA National President Morton A. Klein and Director of Research & Special Projects Liz Berney in a statement. “Outrageously, Biden and his administration (including Secretary Blinken and Ambassador Nides) condemn Jews for building homes in the lawful Jewish homelands in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria while saying nothing about massive illegal Arab building. It’s time for the Biden administration to end these blatant anti-Semitic attacks on Jews’ rights to live in the Jewish homeland,” said Klein and Berney.
In advance of US President Joe Biden’s visit to Israel, the Palestinian Authority leadership, headed by Mahmoud Abbas, made its demands. Some of the Palestinian demands include the removal of the Palestine Liberation Organization from the US Congress list of Foreign Terrorist Organizations; the reopening of the PLO mission in Washington, which the previous administration shut down; the reopening of the US consulate in eastern Jerusalem, which served as the US representation to the PA until it was closed by the Trump administration; reversing the recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital; and the renewal of US financial aid to the PA.
The EU representative to the Palestinian Authority (PA) warned Israel not to carry out a High Court eviction order against illegal Palestinian squatters in the South Hebron Hills. “It cannot be that these people are left homeless and displaced,” said Sven Kuhn von Burgsdorff. (European Anti-Semites did not care when 8,500 Jews were forced from their homes in Gaza, or when Jewish homes are regularly destroyed by IDF in Judea and Samaria.)
Quote of the Week:
"As President of the United States, my commitment to that goal of a two-state solution has not changed. Two states for two people, both of whom have deep and ancient roots in this land, living side by side in peace and security. Jerusalem is central to the national visions of both Palestinians and Israelis, to your histories to your faiths to your futures. Jerusalem must be a city for all its people." - US President Joe Biden - Since when the fake Palestinians developed "ancient roots" in Jewish land? What history books has Biden read (anti-Semites never bother to say)? Repeating the lies does not make them true.
The Jewish National Goal
by Steven Shamrak.
Many Jewish groups, organizations and individuals are actively involved in signing petitions, writing letters and monitoring anti-Semitism worldwide. These are very important activities, but they all are missing direction.
Jews must unite behind the most important objective - the Jewish National goal: "Jewish people have the right to live in peace on all Jewish ancestral land". Only by uniting behind the National Goal will Jews have the chance to survive the modern, internationally orchestrated, anti-Jewish onslaught!
This is the only goal that is worthwhile to pursue. It is the right of the Jewish people and must be pursued regardless of a political affiliation and external factors such as the Arab intentions to destroy Israel, and international anti-Semitism! It is the national right that the Jewish people have dreamed about for 2000 years! Therefore, regardless of the political affiliation of any Jewish group, political party or individual, communist or capitalist; Orthodox, Secular or Atheist - all of them can support and be united behind this goal. And it would not contradict their ideology.
It is impossible to achieve anything without setting an objective. We need to revive, re-ignite and be clear about the Jewish National Goal and aspirations. We cannot afford to waste any more time. Our enemies declared their intention clearly, recently and in the past. Our ambiguity is just strengthening them and inflaming their hate!
Jewish national aspirations are not against Arabs or Muslims. It is about the identity and rights of the Jewish people. The International community has done everything possible to deny Jewish people the achievement of our destiny. The time has come to take control of our own destiny!
The useless internal political bickering has to be stopped. The Jewish National Goal must be the main priority and motivation for all Israeli politicians, Jewish people, and organizations around the world. The personal ego has to be put aside. This idea is the only one that can unite the Jewish people.
History is full of examples of a great number of people who became idealistic and enthusiastic when they aspired to achieve of seemingly, unattainable goals. They were unstoppable and pursued worthwhile goals with zeal.
Jews have this goal embedded in the Jewish soul. It would be more natural and easier for Jews to support the creation of the Jewish state on all Jewish lands. On the contrary, it is unnatural and self-destructive to impose on Israel the agenda of our enemies and the duplicity of their supporters!