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Monday, July 28, 2014

If The USA was a Good Friend of Israel, It Would Make Our Needs THE PRIORITY

IMRA has made an interesting comparison of American versus European statements about Hamas.
Compare and contrast:
"1....The EU calls on Hamas to immediately put an end to these acts and to renounce violence. All terrorist groups in Gaza must disarm. The EU strongly condemns calls on the civilian population of Gaza to provide themselves as human shields." EU Council conclusions on the Middle East Peace Process Summary: 22 July 2014, Brussels - Council of the European Union Foreign Affairs
"The President stressed the U.S. view that, ultimately, any lasting solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict must ensure the disarmament of terrorist groups and the demilitarization of Gaza."
That's right: The European Union insists that "All terrorist groups in Gaza must disarm". Period. But President "we have Israel's back" Obama see disarming of the terrorists as something that will happen "ultimately" and within the context of a "lasting solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict ."
Put in plain English: if those damn Israelis don't sit down and sign a final status agreement with the Palestinians then as far as President Obama is concerned Hamas can keep its entire armory intact.
Take note also that while the EU condemns Hamas for its role in causing Palestinian civilians deaths Mr. Obama is silent on the matter.
Before you claim that America supports Israel financially, I'd like to remind you that you're wrong. The so-called aid is just a way for the USA to prop up its military industries and dispose of all sorts of surplus supplies. American aid isn't money. It's shop in the USA gift certificates. That is good for the ailing American economy, but it's awful for Israel. It means that instead of being more self-sufficient there are products we don't produce, which we are capable of producing. And when, which happens frequently, Israeli engineers suggest improvements on the military products, it's the United States, and not Israel that benefits from those improved items.

Another important fact to note is that the Israeli public is overwhelmingly in favor of finally destroying the Hamas terrorist capabilities. The army's morale is high, and the public is sick and tired of these ceasefires that just give the terrorists an opportunity to rearm and improve their position. Once and for all, Israelis want a change in basic policy and refuse to be pacified by fancy words and ceremonies. IMRA published a poll showing the numbers.
Sunday, July 27, 2014
Poll: 87%:7% Continue operation, 69%17% Destroy Hamas
Poll: 87%:7% Continue operation, 69%17% Destroy Hamas
Dr. Aaron Lerner - IMRA 27 July 2014

Poll commissioned by Channel 10 news carried out by the Sarid Institute and
reported today:

Do you support continuing the operation or a complete ceasefire?
Continue 87% Ceasefire 7% Don't know 6%

Should the operation in the Gaza Strip conclude with bringing down the Hamas
Yes 69% No 17% Don't know 14% 
This cartoon is old but hasn't changed its relevance. Thanks, Hadassa.

"How do you say ceasefire in Arabic?"


Mr. Cohen said...


Anonymous said...

The world should just leave Israel alone to do what is in its best interests which IMO is bringing down Hamas.


NormanF said...

The Egyptians and Saudis want to see Israel destroy Hamas.

But Netanyahu acts like he has all the time in the world. And the diplomatic clock is already ticking...

Batya Medad said...

Yes, Keli, exactly.
Norman, good point. They call the USA the power but they want Israel to do all the dirty work.

Anonymous said...


A very compelling post;one that I am sure reflects the frustration that citizens in Israel have with the U.S and President Obama. However, please realize that in this case the citizens of the U.S. are trying to make your needs a priority through two of the following avenues; privately and politically.
Privately, there are numerous Americans who not only seek out Israel sourced products not only due to its high quality and competitive nature, but also as a way to support your country and its people.
Additionally, numerous Christians/non Christians in the U.S. not only send money to ministries that try to address the physical needs of people in Israel, but often work in quiet avenues to foster new structures of support here in the States.
Politically, a strong undercurrent of change is slowly building here in the U.S. Average citizens, largely conservative, are begining take on the political heavy lifting needed to turn the American rudder back towards sanity. Overtaxed parents, working 2-3 jobs, are coming home, and then using their remaining hours to support Senators/Representatives that are STRONGLY pro Israel. Going door-to-door, calling voters, showing support at the ballot box, we are slowly turning the tide. Do not be mistaken, we will eventually get the job done.
Never mistake the rambling of a pro-Muslim State Department, or that of a Muslim President, as the representative of the American citizen. Millions of us look forward to the day that Obama and his cronies are voted out. If anything, look to history as an indicator of American thought and action. Think Truman and Reagan. The tide will turn. Be ready.

Batya Medad said...

Thanks for posting this. It really looks bad in the states.