If you want to know what the Palestinians are going to do tomorrow, just listen to what US President Barack Obama says today. In May 2009, after the first meeting in the White House between Obama and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, the US leader made a comment that set the tone for the next couple of years and pretty much killed any chance of negotiations: Settlements must stop.How many times have I said that "I don't care what Obama says, he's the United States President, not the President of Israel?" Well, after reading Keinan's piece I realize that in a sense I'm wrong. Barack Hussein Obama is much more dangerous to the future of the State of Israel than even I figured. Obama is also guaranteeing that the Pseudostinians aka Palestinians sic will never truly negotiate peace with Israel. That can be good news, as long as we in Israel have a government more concerned with our survival than international platitudes.
“Settlements have to be stopped in order for us to move forward,” he declared.
The Palestinians, who until that point had never made a total settlement freeze – including in areas beyond the Green Line in Jerusalem – a condition for negotiations, heard Obama and pounced. If this was what the American president was saying, how could they ask for anything less?
Please don't ignore the fact that Obama's entire Middle-East policy is based on two very dangerous for the world, not only for Israel "principles."
First of all, when considering his insistence that if any changes are made in the pre-June, 1967 borders there be a "land swap" is based on his total ignorance of history. No doubt that he's not the only one who thinks that there was an Arab country called "Palestine" before May, 1948. Obama and his fellow history-ignoramuses don't understand what the British Mandate of Palestine was.
...The mandate formalised British rule in the southern part of Ottoman Syria from 1923–1948. With the League of Nations' consent on 16 September 1922, the UK divided the Mandate territory into two administrative areas, Palestine, under direct British rule, and autonomous Transjordan, under the rule of the Hashemite family from the Kingdom of Hejaz in present-day Saudi Arabia, in accordance with the McMahon Correspondence of 1915. Following the 1922 Transjordan memorandum, the area east of the Jordan river became exempt from the Mandate provisions concerning the Jewish National Home.*emphasis mine
The preamble of the mandate declared:The formal objective of the League of Nations Mandate system was to administer parts of the defunct Ottoman Empire, which had been in control of the Middle East since the 16th century, "until such time as they are able to stand alone."
Whereas the Principal Allied Powers have also agreed that the Mandatory should be responsible for putting into effect the declaration originally made on November 2nd, 1917, by the Government of His Britannic Majesty, and adopted by the said Powers, in favour of the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people*, it being clearly understood that nothing should be done which might prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine, or the rights and political status enjoyed by Jews in any other country.
The myth of "the Palestinian sic people" only began after the British got the mandate to establish a Jewish State.
In Obama's (and the international Left, including many ignorant Jews) faulty mind-set Israel (the Jews) stole land from a once sovereign country. Never in the history of the world had there been a Palestine nor a Palestinian people!
Israel's second problem when it comes to Barack Hussein Obama is that he really doesn't care what his policies do to the security and survival of the State of Israel.
And now back to my usual theme-
- We, Israel must ignore the demands of Obama, the United Nations, Tony Blair, J-Street etc. and totally disengage from all levels of negotiations with the Arabs.
- Israel must officially annex (better late than never) all of the Land we liberated in the 1967 Six Days War that is still in our hands.
- We must all/encourage Jews to live in all parts of the Land.
- We must totally crack down on terrorism, including the death penalty for all terrorists who murder, and make it clear to the Arabs that we will always be here.