“The existence of Israel is an error which we must put right. This is our opportunity to wipe out the disgrace which is Israel which has been with us since 1948. Our goal is clear — to wipe Israel off the map.” ~Haji Abdul Rahman Arif, president of Iraq 1966-68, on a Radio broadcast, 1 June 1967
Let’s try this scenario: Someone in your workplace says, “I want part of your cubicle and I want to work next to you, all you need do is say yes. If you don’t, I will violently attack you, your family and friends until you agree.” And they begin and continue to murder, maim and terrorize your world. And others, not involved in the situation, are pressuring YOU to comply in order to have peace in the office. No pressure on the perps, but rather on the victim.
What would you do? And what kind of neighbors/colleagues would they make? How would they negotiate their way through problems … with terror tactics until you acquiesce? What do you make of those pressuring you to surrender to these thuggish tactics? Does this appear rational?
Well, that is precisely what has been happening since the day of Israel’s rebirth as a nation. Their Arab/Muslim neighbors … who vehemently resisted Israel’s land being returned to the Jews … have terrorized the tiny Jewish State since its restoration.
Sadly, even US administrations who have been staunch allies of the Jewish State, have … in the face of the interminable violence against innocent Jews … pressured Israel to surrender their land for nonexistent peace. And yet, despite the empirical evidence proving land-for-peace is an unmitigated failure … world governments, including the US, continue to pressure the victim to surrender instead of the perp to cease.
And so the game continues with different players…
Sec. of State nominee [now confirmed], Sen. John Kerry, is already making his voice heard on the Mideast peace talks. At his confirmation hearing he said, “My hope is … my prayer is that perhaps this can be a moment where we can renew some kind of effort to get the parties into a discussion to have a different track than we have been on over the last couple of years.”
Hope and reality are world’s apart, in this instance. Since Kerry will be speaking on behalf of this administration, NOTHING will change in their perspective on Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA). Obama’s peeps have been mum on the daily violence perpetrated against Israel and their civilians, and they will again twist Israel’s arm on the non-issue of Jews building on Jewish land.
More innocent Israelis will be brutalized and/or die, the perps of the PA and their ilk will again escape culpability for the hostile milieu. And the world will again join in a cacophony of veiled hate allowing the PA to show “neighborly love” the only way they know how: By blasting their way to Israel’s heart.
Here we go for four more hopeless and changeless years…
Shalom through strength…