Allow me to begin with giving French President Francois Hollande creds for his stand with Israel against Iran … something the US administration refuses to do. In Israel on Nov. 17th, Hollande said concerning Iran’s nuclear program:
“I came to emphasize France’s unwavering support for Israel … France considers it to be a threat to Israel, and it is clearly (a threat) to the region and the world. France will not give up or compromise on nuclear proliferation, and as long as we are not completely sure that Iran has given up nuclear weapons, we will continue to maintain our position.”
With these words, of course, I’m pleased and encouraged … coming from a country that was once the home of Hitler’s Vichy government. My problem is with Hollande’s apparently ill-informed statement after his visit to Israel, and subsequent visit with Abbas, when he stated: “France is against building in the settlements … and calls to put an end to settlements.”
With all due respect, Monsieur Hollande, you couldn’t be more wrong. Allow me to clear your confusion on the issue of Settlements, and expose this sham of paltering poop the Muslim World/Western Media is peddling as the roadblock to peace in the Middle East.
Just a few of the facts, for your consideration:
— 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.
— 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.
— 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.
— 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 one day old when they were attacked from all sides.
Throughout these historical dates: There were no settlements. That’s right: There were NO settlements.
The REAL issue, Mr. Hollande, is the collective Arab/Muslim world rejection of 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. Israel’s right … and Jews right simply, to BE. But the Arab/Muslim nations will have none of that.
THAT is the barrier to peace. THAT is the true roadblock to peace. THAT is the ginormous elephant in the middle of the tent, that only the sane will acknowledge.
So, thank you for your stand with Israel, Mr. Hollande. But a position with a weak foundation … leads eventually to collapse. It’s far better to stand on truth.
Vive la vérité (long live the truth)!
Shalom through strength.…
Image: Courtesy of: http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mohammed_Amin_al-Husseini