They are blinded and deaf to the simple truth. Sometimes I think I'm the only one who sees the facts as they are. And then I read articles by three brilliant women, Ruthie Blum, Caroline Glick and Arlene Kushner. I'm not alone, thank G-d. And even more important Ruthie, Caroline and Arlene enjoy a much wider audience than I usually get, although some of my articles are published in the Jewish Press.
I'm going to quote excerpts from recent articles they've written, and I suggest you follow their writing.
Never mind that these "differences" involve the Palestinians' aim to delegitimize and destroy Israel. Forget about the fact that PA officials are open about this goal in Arabic. Indeed, mere days ago, Abbas Zaki -- a senior official close to Abbas -- gave an interview in which he said, "These Israelis have no belief, no principles. They are an advanced instrument of evil. They say, the Holocaust, and so on -- fine, why are they doing this to us? Therefore, I believe that Allah will gather them so we can kill them. I am informing the murderer of his death" (official PA TV, March 12, 2014, provided and translated by Palestinian Media Watch).
The peace fantasists and Palestinian apologists prefer to look the other way. This is why Obama was happy with Abbas' performance at the White House, such as when he said: "Time is so tight and we don't have any to waste, particularly given the extremely difficult situations in the Middle East. ... We hope the fourth batch of prisoners will be released on the 29th of March, which will give a very solid impression on the seriousness of all efforts exerted to achieve peace."Caroline Glick:
By claiming that the cause of the conflict, and through it all the problems of the region owe to the absence of a Palestinian state, and by claiming that the reason that such a state doesn’t exist is because Israel won’t surrender sufficient quantities of land to appease Palestinian demands, the two-state formula says that the Jews are responsible for everything bad in the region.Arlene Kushner:
Israel’s demand that our “moderate” Palestinian “peace partners” recognize our right to national self-determination in our historic homeland is an attempt by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to take this hallucinatory policy and force it into reality.
In reality, the reason that the conflict began, and the reason it continues to this day is because the Arabs writ large, including the Palestinians, and the Islamic political world reject all Jewish rights – to peoplehood and to national self-determination.
The PLO ’s 1964 charter, posted on the group’s UN Mission’s website, sums up the prejudiced sentiment thus: “Judaism, because it is a divine religion, is not a nationality with independent existence. Furthermore, the Jews are not one people with an independent personality because they are citizens to their states.”
Supported by the Arab and Islamic worlds, the PLO ’s fight is not about establishing an Arab state next to the Jewish state. It is about destroying the Jewish state, because, as far as the PLO and its supporters are concerned, Jews have no right to self-determination.
Perhaps even more troubling than the Palestinian Arab position on this issue is the US position. Talk about duplicity. For a while press statements from the Americans acknowledged the right of Israel to be recognized as a Jewish state and accorded Israel that recognition. Then the backtracking began, with statements about how, yes, the US acknowledged a Jewish Israel, but that was not necessarily the position of all parties, and it was yet to be determined how this would be resolved in negotiations. Blah, blah... Most recently, Kerry was cited as saying to a Congressional committee that: ...he thought it was “a mistake for some people to be raising it [Jewish state recognition] again and again as the critical decider of their attitude toward the possibility of a state and peace.” (Emphasis added) Translation: we cannot get the PA to change its stance here, so it’s time to start criticizing Israeli leaders, who are just troublemakers, for making this demand.We in Israel have no choice other than to heed the words of these wonderful women and take appropriate action and cease these dangerous negotiations that will only lead to the most destructive war the State of Israel has ever experienced.
- The United States can't be trusted to mediate between Israel and the Arabs.
- The "two state solution" is more dangerous for Israel than the status quo.
- Israel is
athe Jewish State, and denying it is like an act of war.
- Mahmoud Abbas is neither a "moderate" nor a "peace partner."
- The United States is neither unbiased nor neutral when it comes to Israel.