The Larger MidEast Picture

by David Bedein

When you hear a standard report on what is going on in Israel you often hear the following assessment:  Israel is in the midst of a peace process. All is quiet on the northern and southern fronts of Israel, after two short wars, in the North in the summer of 2006 and in the South in the winter of December 2008 - January 2009. Meanwhile, the Palestinian economy is booming. An Arab Spring in the offing. Peace treaties with Egypt and Jordan have lasted for three decades and two decades respectively.”

A dose of reality produces different results. The Arab League remains in a full state of war to obliterate Israel since 1948. The Palestinian Liberation Organization, fostered in 1964 by the Arab League to mobilize the Palestinian Arab population against Israel, never ratified the Oslo accords, even if Arafat signed those accords. That means that PLO and its progeny maintain that state of war to liberate all of Palestine, in stages, in accordance with the PLO Covenant.

All you have to do is to witness the PA war preparations is to review the Palestinian Authority curriculum, established in 2000, which does not mince words in the inculcation of the destruction of Israel as the central theme of Palestinian Authority education. And despite Israel's peace treaties with Jordan and Egypt, both regimes have facilitated official school curricula which promote war with Israel. 

The Israeli Arab population, emulating their Palestinian brethren, is in throes of a quiet insurrection against Israel, following the 2007 Haifa declaration, when the leadership of the mainstream Israeli Arab organizations called for Palestinian Arabs to reclaim their lands lost in 1948, and for a Palestinian Arab state to replace the state of Israel.

However, the PLO has softened Israeli passions. PLO operatives have bought their way into the Israeli economy, resulting in $25 billion shekels of Israeli investment in the Palestinian Authority, giving Israelis the illusion that a prosperous Palestinian Authority economy will buy peace. Besides, it is a matter of human nature that it is difficult if not impossible to imagine yourself making war on your business partner.

What most Israelis do not know is that half of the Palestinian population lingers in the squalor of UNRWA camps, under the specious premise of their right to reclaim Arab villages from 1948 that no longer exist. As the PA relegate the grandchildren of Palestinian refugees to the confines of refugee camp life, the Palestinian Authority does not allow UNRWA camps to benefit from any Palestinian economic boom.

It is not only terrorist groups who plan to 'rush the fences' of Israel to take back lands from 1948. The UNRWA “popular committees” coordinate the efforts to “rush the fences”, to reclaim these villages, even if they no longer exist. (continued below)

Food for Thought by Steven Shamrak

There is no doubt that intelligent people who are analysing the relationship with Arab world and advising Western governments are fully aware of the Islamic agenda of world domination. Where is the political wiliness to deal with it?

Vatican was Silent During Haulocost, but is Vocal Now!

Pope Benedict XVI meets PA President Abbas at Vatican, says its urgent that a Palestinian state and Israel "live in security, at peace with neighbors." The Vatican called urgently for a just and lasting peace between Israel and the Palestinians, which it said can be brought about through an independent Palestinian state. (The Vatican ramains the same attitude toward Jews and Jewish state!)

Terror Does Pay

Hamas’ finance ministry in Gaza announced Thursday that salaries of police officers and members of the Izz Ad-Din Al-Kassam terror wing were going up 9.5 percent and to make a five percent payment of back salaries. The raise also applies to the teachers (terror and hate propogators) Hamas hired. (In the current economic  climate ‘poor’ Palestinians, subsidized by international anti-Semites, can affort this pay raise. Have you received 9.5% raise lately?)

We Must not Fear Scare Tactics

Strategic Affairs Minister Moshe Ya'alon on Saturday rejected claims that Palestinian plans to go to the UN for a unilateral statehood declaration constitute a "diplomatic tsunami" for Israel, saying "we must not be afraid of the September scare tactics." Ya'alon said that a unilateral declaration of Palestinian statehood in the UN General Assembly would not lead to Israel's isolation or have any concrete effect on the country. He added that Israel was prepared for a Palestinian outbreak of violence as well.

There are no Innocent Among Israel’s Enemies

Two Palestinian youths from the West Bank village, arrested in April on suspicion of murdering five members of the Fogel family in Itamar, were charged with five counts of homicide. The defendants, 17-year old Hakim Awad and 18-yearold Amjad Awad, who are from the same clan, have confessed to stabbing and shooting two young brothers, their parents, and a three-month-old baby in the attack. “I don’t regret what I did, and would do it again,” Amjad Awad told reporters in court.

Suddenly Targeting Killing of Terrorists is Good!

Senior al-Qaeda operative, Ilyas Kashmiri, regarded as one of the most dangerous militants in the world, was killed by a United States drone aircraft missile strike in Pakistan. (Why was targeting killing not good for Israel? Has all the world conveniently forgotten the critical and diplomatic assult Israel had suffered for killing PA terrorists?)

Islamists’ Cancer is Everywhere

Philippine authorities were on very high alert on Thursday after intelligence agents said that a top Islamic terrorist, Zulkifli bin Hir - a Malaysian and one of the top members of the Abu Sayyaf terror group, was plotting to blow up several targets in the capital of Manila.

Self-hating Command in IDF

Deputy Commander Shahar Sheetrit of the Binyamin Brigade was caught by a photographer telling one of his troops to throw a rock at the photographer during the demolition of buildings and expulsion of Jews from the Binyamin Jewish outpost community of Alei Ayin. (The ugly residue of anti-Zionist leftist infestation of IDF officers’ core, left by Labor party, must be removed from IDF)

Iran Continue Nuclear Deception Game

Iran said Wednesday it plans to shift its production of enriched uranium to an underground bunker and triple its production capacity in a defiant response to accusations it is trying to produce nuclear weapons. (Real treat of Nuclear Iran is ignored and masked by fake support for bogus Arab democratic movement!)

Terrorists are Welcome in US

The US just spent over $20,000,000 to move members/supporters of Hamas, a terrorist organization, to the United States. By executive order, President Barack Obama has ordered the expenditure of $20.3 million in “migration assistance” to the "palestinian" "refugees" and “conflict" "victims” in Gaza. This is the news that did not, and will not, make the headlines. (What is next - Al Queda members?)

Quote of the Week:

“There is no reason to assume that a Palestinian state will not become another failing Arab state, due to the fragmented society in the West Bank and Gaza, tribalism and lack of awareness of nationhood as demonstrated by the failing performance of the Palestinian authority since its establishment in 1994…” - Dr. Mordechai Kedar, a lecturer in the Department of Arabic at Bar Ilan University – Quite an obvious issue of the origin of the so-called Palestinians, which goes to the root of the problem! It is deliberately ignored not only by international Jew-haters but Israel government as well!

The Larger MidEast Picture (cont.)

by David Bedein

And despite the illusion that the Fatah dominated Palestinian Authority has been in conflict with the Hamas, the Fatah and Hamas have been working together since 1995, coordinating armed forces agreements, combining a school curriculum and sharing an Islamic constitution, while the PA armed forces are now being trained by the US, Canada and the EU.

Hamas in Gaza has never ceased its assaults on southern Israel, launching 800 aerial attacks since the cease fire in January 2009, while readying an arsenal of more than 10,000 missiles,stored in schools and mosques throughout the Gaza Strip.

Hizbullah has acquired more than 15,000 missiles that threaten northern Israel, UN guarantees not withstanding. At the same time, the Islamic Brotherhood, the entity that allied itself with the Nazi movement a generation ago, is set to take over Egypt, promising to renege on any peace accord with Israel. Yet with all of this sobering reality, the Arab League may focus its attention elsewhere.

Libya is mobilizing towards a counterattack against the West, after massive NATO bombing. Libya possesses vast WMD capability that it acquired from German firms more than 20 years ago. If Muammar Muhammad al-Gaddafi survives, Libya will undoubtedly galvanize a radicalized Islamic Arab League into a war with the west, and a multiple front war against Israel will be sidelined. 

It is hard to predict anything further. Journalism is not the prophecy business. Suffice it to say that most Middle East News Analysis which has followed the Oslo Process has been characterized by wishful thinking rather than hands on reporting.