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Friday, June 26, 2015

Since Support for a "Palestinian State" is More Popular in Europe and USA than Israel...

According to the latest poll, popularity for a Palestinian sic state is slipping among both Arabs and Jews here, while the Europeans, Americans etc. are more and more adamant that there should be one.
Jerusalem (AFP) - A joint Israeli-Palestinian poll published Thursday shows dwindling support on both sides for a Palestinian state alongside Israel as a solution to the conflict. (Yahoo News)
So maybe it should be established where it would be most welcome, like in Europe or the USA. There's certainly more room there than here, and there are many, many Arabs in those places who identify themselves as "Palestinians."

When I take into account all of the Arabs, from Ramallah, Shechem, nearby villages and tourists from Jordan and other Arab countries who happily work (not the tourists) and shop in Rami Levy and Yafiz, Sha'ar Binyamin where I work, I have no doubt that they are very happy to be part of Israel and have easy access to Jewish stores and employment opportunities.

Rami Levy Discount Supermarket, Sha'ar Binyamin, June, 2015

There are times when the vast majority of customers are Arabs. The other night right before closing, some Arabs came in, and when I told them that there was no time to shop, because we were about to close, one said:
"You have to give me some time to shop. I came all the way from Nablus (Shechem) and I can't come very often."
Yes, they are polite to us and demand proper manners from their kids when in the store.

I have no doubt that our big security problems come from the encouragement the terrorists get from the United Nations and their dangerously fokokt and inaccurate reports about what happens in Israel, like the report about last summer's war.
A former commander of British forces in Afghanistan warned on Thursday that the recent U.N. report on the 2014 Gaza war was likely to embolden terrorists and cause violence.
“It pains me greatly to see words and actions from the United Nations that can only provoke further violence and loss of life. The United Nations Human Rights Council report on last summer’s conflict in Gaza … will do just that,” wrote Col. Richard Kemp in an op-ed for the New York Times. (Algemeiner)
The pressure for a Palestinian sic state comes from abroad and not from local Arabs. And funding, both directly  and indirectly, come from foreign governments.
Among those on board [the flotilla] will be former Tunisian president Moncef Marzouki, Spanish MEP Ana Maria Miranda Paza and Arab-Israeli MK Basel Ghattas (Joint List), whose planned presence has triggered widespread controversy in Israel.
But another potentially controversial aspect of the flotilla that has been largely overlooked is the role played by European government-funded NGOs.
The Platform of French NGOs for Palestine is an umbrella organization for more than 40 anti-Israel groups, and is very active in the so-called BDS (Boycott Divestment and Sanctions) movement against Israel. Among other things, the Platform demands an end to all agreements and relations between the European Union and Israel.
It is also a regular recipient of French taxpayers' money, via the French Development Agency (Agence Française de Développement or AFD), a public aid agency which works on behalf of the French government to carry out "sustainable development programs" around the world. (Arutz 7)
As I've written many times, the world is against the State of Israel, and that irrational antipathy is fueled by antisemitism. There is nothing we can do to stop it, other than to defy their demands and not let them dictate to us. Only by our being strong and defiant can we get them to leave us alone. Like ally bully-victim relationship, the bully only stops when the victim stops acting like a victim.

Let those who are lobbying for a Palestinian state have it in their territory. No doubt the ideology would lose its luster even in "Medinat Tel Aviv," if Leftists would realize that they'd be losing their homes to the Arab terrorists.

Shabbat Shalom u'Mevorach
Have a Peaceful and Blessed Shabbat


Yitzchak said...

Great post, Batya. Only trouble is, the EU idiots will probably counter this by saying, "We already have a Muslim state here. It's time for you guys to have one there too!"
:-) Oh well...

Batya Medad said...

Yes they are interested in niether truth nor facts.

Dan Livni said...

Give Paris to the Palestinians. France seems so in love with them.

Dan Livni said...

Gaza Flotilla NGO Funded by French Government
Key 'Freedom Flotilla III' organizers received roughly half a million euros from French government aid agency.
By Ari Soffer
First Publish: 6/25/2015

Mr. Cohen said...

Patronising the Palestinians
by Pat Condell, 2013 January 3


Boo Hoo Palestine
by Pat Condell, 2014 October 20


Batya Medad said...

Dan, for sure
Mr. Cohen, thanks

Dan Livni said...

Obama and the Europeans are hypocrites.
They supports a terrorist Palestinian state but oppose a Kurdish state in Iraqi Kurdistan.
Obama met Kurdish leader Barzani a few weeks ago and told him he opposes a Kurdish state in Iraqi Kurdistan.
Obama expects the Kurds to live under the Sunni Baathists and Ayatollah led Shiite Govt. This proves Obama is freakin insane.
Best article about this.

Who Truly Deserves a State? The Kurds or the Palestinians?
By Victor Sharpe
February 19, 2012

Dan Livni said...

Ask yourself, why does Obama oppose a Kurdish state in Iraqi Kurdistan, but he supports a Palestinian state.

US will not support a ‘self-determined’ Kurdish state
Published May 6th, 2015

The White House said Tuesday that it still backs a "unified" Iraq even with the president of the Kurdish Regional Government set to ask for US support for his government during his current visit to Washington.

"It continues to be the view of the United States that a unified Iraq that's governed in an inclusive way is clearly in the best interest of Iraq's diverse population," said White House spokesman Josh Earnest.

Iraqi news agencies said self-determination of Iraqi Kurds will be one of the main topics to be discussed during Massoud Barzani's visit, citing his Chief of Staff Fuad Hussein.

The White House released a readout saying President Barack Obama on Tuesday met Barzani at the White House, along with Vice President Joe Biden.

Though Kurdish leaders were expected to raise the possibility of a "self-determined" Kurdish government during the meeting, the White House readout said fighting against Daesh was the main topic of discussion.

The leaders "discussed a range of issues, including the campaign to degrade and ultimately destroy ISIL and the status of ongoing political initiatives to address the needs of the Iraqi people and foster cooperation across all communities," the readout said.

Iraqi troops and Kurdish peshmerga forces are fighting against Daesh, supported by a US-led coalition that has been conducting airstrikes against the extremist group.

Obama reaffirmed Washington's support for the Iraqi Kurdistan Region and the Kurdish people and also “reaffirmed the United States’ enduring commitment under the Strategic Framework Agreement to a united, federal, and democratic Iraq, as defined in the Iraqi constitution," according to the readout.

Batya Medad said...

Dan, good questions and good points. Thanks for your comments.