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The media (at least my email inbox) is now full of links to Netanyahu's latest quip at the Knesset. Hat tip: Israel Hayom and Algemeiner.
As described in Algemeiner:
...Arab Israeli MK Jamal Zahalka (Balad) declared that Israeli Jews are an “enemy of peace.”Israel Hayom's version:
Zahalka made the comments during a debate on a referendum bill aimed to ensure Israelis will have a right to vote on any final status agreement with the Palestinian Authority. Zahalka said that the bill was irrelevant because it referred to “occupied territory, and as such, what applies is international law; the referendum should apply to the nations of the world.”
The comment was jeered at by MKs in the Knesset, to which Zahalka responded: “You’re an enemy of peace. We were here before you, and we’ll be here after you.”
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who was present at the debate, but had not planned to speak, shot back, “The first part is wrong – and the second part will not happen.”
Arab MK rejects Jews' claim on the land in late-night Knesset debate: "We were here before you; we will be here after you" • This prompts the prime minister to deliver a rebuttal: "The first part is not true and the second will never take place."
But the sad, ironic truth is that Netanyahu's policies, especially the referendum bill and participation in the Obama pushed "peace" sic talks just add a strong dose of truth to Zahalka's statement.
There's a long list of extinct groups and peoples who/that were once enemies of the Jewish People. Only we have survived all of these millennia, centuries and decades. Less than a hundred years ago it looked like the Nazis would destroy the Jewish People. Hitler began with Germany and caused the death of six million Jews before being defeated by the Allied Forces.
Netanyahu's "two state policy" support is strengthening our recent Arab aka Palestinian sic enemies and delaying their destruction. Left to their own devices, our modern enemies would have been destroyed, history, before the twenty-first century. Their defeat, our miraculous victories in 1967 and 1973 should have done the trick, but instead of our behaving at victors, we looked to our enemies for "peace."
We actually had peace in June, 1967, once the Arab enemies, the Syrians, Jordanians and Egyptians surrendered. Unfortunately the Israeli Government of the time didn't recognize it. The same mistake happened after the 1973 Yom Kippur War. We have been suffering war, terrorism and all sorts of attacks because we, the State of Israel and Jewish People all over have been following the laws of man instead of the Laws of G-d.
In the long run, who knows when... Maybe in another few centuries G-d will give us another chance if we goof up this one. Eventually we will outlive, out-survive our present enemies, but Israeli policies, yes those of Binyamin Netanyahu, are strengthening our enemies who have sworn to destroy us, G-d forbid.