I recently bought a huge bag of peanuts at a wholesale club…it was a great bargain, but I knew: There’s always an old, rotten one in the bunch.
Eureka I found him: Former President Jimmy Carter…
Before President Obama, Jimmy (or as I like to refer to him: Mr. Peanut) held the title of most anti-Israel President in US history. But, unlike Mr. Obama, the majority of his anti-Israel behavior has taken place after his term as president…and continues to this day.
Case in point…on Monday, he told a Jerusalem news conference that the Israeli-PA peace process has reached a “crisis point” and that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government was not interested in pursuing a two-state solution. He asserted, as had the Obama administration in the past, that ongoing construction in Jewish communities in Judea, Samaria (which historically is Jewish land) and areas of Jerusalem restored to the capital as a result of the 1967 Six Day War, is making the prospect of peace less and less likely.
Gee, I guess the interminable rocket launching into Jewish civilian areas, targeting civilians, by the PA’s ilk…well that’s not a deterrent to peace at all?!
Mr. Peanut is, as are most Liberals, woefully ignorant on history and therefore dangerously erroneous on this issue. Some facts for your consideration, as I’ve stated in the past:
— Since 1919, ‘Palestinians’ have perpetrated violence against the Jews. Haj Amin al-Husseini (Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and Yasser Arafat’s ancestor) began to organize suicide groups of fedayeen (“one who sacrifices himself”) in 1919 to attack Jews living in their ancestral homeland. There were no settlements.
— The first Arab riots took place in Jerusalem during Passover 1920…and continued consistently, instigated by Mufti al-Husseini, into the 1930’s. The Mufti also attempted to unleash chemical warfare against Jews in 1944. Sabotage squads ordered by the Mufti (and in co-operation with the Nazi SS) were parachuted behind Allied lines both in Europe and the Middle East. five parachutists were armed with maps of Tel Aviv, canisters of “a fine white powder,” and instructions from the Mufti to dump the German-made chemicals into the Tel Aviv water system. A subsequent lab report revealed there was enough poison to kill 25,000 people in each container….and there were 10 containers. There were no settlements.
— When the UN adopted the partition resolution on November 29, 1947, the Arabs declared a protest strike and instigated riots that claimed the lives of 62 Jews. The State of Israel did not yet even exist. There were no settlements.
— In May 1948, seven Arab countries attacked the newly and legally reborn Israel: Egypt, Syria, Transjordan (now Jordan), Lebanon, Iraq, Saudi Arabia and Yemen. The State of Israel was 1 day old when they were attacked from all sides. There were no settlements.
That’s right: There were NO settlements.
So why the hue and cry about settlements being the problem? Because of the refusal to deal with the REAL issue. The collective Arab/Muslim world rejected Israel’s right to exist before its rebirth. And to this day…nothing has changed except thousands of innocent Jews have been killed just for existing.
It’s not about settlements. It’s about Israel’s right to exist.
Mr. Peanut is just parroting the same lies that others of his Jew-hating ilk have done for years…but it ultimately concerns Israel’s existence. Even the PA doesn’t believe in a two-state solution…they believe there should be only one state: And it should be ruled by them and NOT include Jews.
It’s been bandied about that Mr. Peanut is on Hamas’ payroll. His post-Presidential behavior could indeed imply that. His paltering concerning the Jewish State’s behavior and history is a disgrace and further proof of his alliance. And his pathetic attempt at persuading Israeli voters away from Bibi Netanyahu is even further evidence of his paucity of love for the Jews.
The Old Presidential Goober always brings to mind the ‘Found A Peanut’ kiddie song. Finding a peanut is good. Finding an old, lying, anti-Semitic one? Not so much…
Shalom through strength…
Image: A sculpture of Mr. Peanut seated on a public bench, Atlantic City, NJ.;courtesy of Bill Walendzinski; author Wjwalrus Permission; Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.