Friday, June 26, 2009

Shame on you


Mike Packer

There is an interesting ticker tape headline running at the top of DebkaFile's website today, June 26, 2009 ;

"G8 FM's and the ME Quartet want Israel to stop settlement construction, Palestinians (sic) to desist from terror".

Nice try G8 but you try to convince the "Palestinians" to desist, we've been trying for years to no avail. We've tried talking to them, threatening them, imposing sanctions on them and finally brute force....nothing helps.

So when will you airheads realize that there is only one thing that will appease them and that is the annihilation of all Jews and the destruction of the State of Israel and you are aiding and abetting them.

I also came across an article that saddens me and puts down in writing what I wish to say but a lot more eloquently. It is written by Jack Engelhard, a renowned author and is called "Obama's 'Jewish experts'" can read it here.

I have always cringed when someone brings up the spectre of antisemitism and the holocaust. I have always considered the fact that we as Jews use it ad nauseum and the rest of the world is sick of hearing about it. After reading this article I apologize from the bottom of my heart to all the survivors that I have patronized unintentionally over the years. NEVER AGAIN!!

Never again should we have to go through another holocaust and when we hear the likes of George Mitchell discussing the fact that the settlement controversy is centered around "the number of Jewish births" our hackles should be rising. This is antisemitism at its worst and Mitchell, Clinton et al should be considered persona non grata vis-a-vis any negotiation on the grounds that they are not impartial.

The unprecedented US pressure on Israel concerning the settlements in Judea and Samaria is not conducive to the Middle East conflict especially as it is totally one-sided. US pressure is not being applied to the PA to fulfill their obligations under all the agreements signed since the Oslo accords nor is the current administration honoring agreements made with previous administrations.

So is it surprising that the percentage of Israelis who consider the US as a friend is at an all-time low of 6%. Or is it surprising that the percentage of the US population supporting Israel has dropped almost 10% since the current administration has taken office. Prez O's policy, it seems, is to alienate Israel from the rest of the world and, unfortunately, he seems to be succeeding.

Aaron Klein, Middle East correspondent and author summerizes it very nicely in his highly recommended book "The Late Great State of Israel";

"......I agree with the general premise that since public, overt Jew-hatred went out of fashion in the West following the Holocaust, age-old anti-semitism has been replaced en bloc by anti-Zionism, by attempting to de-legitimize and defeat the Jewish state instead of aiming directly at Jews as individuals. Radiating from the Muslim world, and backed up by both oil billions and jihadists, anti-Semitism is at the core of the growing Western embrace of Israel's enemies, from Hamas to Fatah to Hezbollah - the drive to force Israel to accept extreme concessions and forfeit strategic territory on its way to complete termination."

I say, Jews will not let this form of ant-Semitism rear its ugly head without going down screaming and kicking. Never again will we be led like lambs nor will we allow murderers to inflate the population of our enemies within our borders. This Jewish State was built on the memories of our Grandfathers and Mothers, Fathers, Mothers, Brothers, Sisters, Aunts and Uncles that perished in the Holocaust and we owe them a great debt not to let it happen again. We won't allow the world community to renege on their promises starting with the Balfour Declaration through the League of Nations Mandate for Palestine that allowed our return to our ancestral homeland. We will throw it into their faces at every chance until they shout "gevalt" or until they hang their heads in shame.

And shame it is that the EU having lived through WW2 that is still in the memories of a large percentage of the European population should support this travesty. And shame it is that the current US administration should support the very people who are seeking the destruction of the State of Israel. And the greatest shame it is that the US who's claim to fame is honesty and integrity is aiding and abetting known terrorists at the price of the existance of the only State in the region that is its ally.

The Arabs rejected PM Netanyahu's speech at Bar Ilan University where he offered preconditions to a Palestinian (sic) State. In light of this rejection (another one...I've lost count how many already) I would like to endorse a solution from Bill Levinson that was posted on Israpundit on June 25;

U.S. Supreme Court Precedent: Israel Free to Seize Palestinian Land

Israel should invoke eminent domain to take over Gaza and the West Bank
by Bill Levinson

Now that the Palestinians have rejected an independent state (under the reasonable condition that they recognize Israel’s right to exist), there is nothing further to discuss with them. Israel should seize all Palestinian homes and land in Gaza and the West Bank (individual exceptions should be made for Palestinians who have demonstrated a willingness to live in peace with their neighbors), sell the homes and land to settlers, and give the displaced Palestinians the proceeds of the sales.

We encourage Israel to cite “Kelo v. City of New London,” in which the U.S. Supreme Court (Stevens, Kennedy, Souter, Ginsberg, and Breyer) said it was legal for a municipality to seize private property not for public use as allowed in the U.S. Constitution, but for the enrichment of private developers. Other municipalities have seized homes and businesses to turn over the real estate to “preferred” owners. It is therefore eminently reasonable for Israel to take land from the Palestinians and transfer it to those who will put it to far better economic use–the same reasoning behind the Kelo decision–as long as the Palestinians receive fair market value for the land so taken.

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