IMRA/State Dept ^ 10-12-06, and here are some excerpts:
...Now, we in the international community recognize that the past several
months have been really hard for the Palestinian people. We know that living
conditions have deteriorated, and that many are in need of
...The Palestinians are some of the most talented, best educated, and
hardest working people in the Middle East. What they need more than anything are
opportunities to prosper. And last November, I personally worked with parties to
create an opportunity - an Agreement on Movement and Access, to help the
Palestinians travel more freely and transport their goods to market. It is
important that we continue to work so that Palestinians and Israelis can
implement this agreement.
...I know that sometimes a Palestinian state living side by side in peace
with Israel must seem like a very distant dream. But I know too, as a student of
international history, that there are so many things that once seemed impossible
that, after they happened, simply seemed inevitable. I've read over the last
summer the biographies of America's Founding Fathers. By all rights, America,
the United States of America, should never have come into being. We should never
have survived our civil war. I should never have grown up in segregated
Birmingham, Alabama to become the Secretary of State of the United States of
...I can only tell you that I, too, have a personal commitment to that goal
because I believe that there could be no greater legacy for America than to help
to bring into being a Palestinian state for a people who have suffered too long,
who have been humiliated too long, who have not reached their potential for too
long, and who have so much to give to the international community and to all of
us. I promise you my personal commitment to that goal.
Her promises are very explicit and so are her sympathies. She has no sympathies for Jews and Israelis. Her identification with the "Palestinians" is primal as both an American and a black woman. If they damage the State of Israel, it is of minor importance to her. The survival of Israel is not a priority in her vision of the world.
Rice alleges that she's working with "moderates" and that Israel will "survive." And there's a very basic problem here. Her definition of "moderate" still equals terrorist, and these "moderates," whom she has promised to give more weapons, are out to destroy Israel.
It's hard for Israelis to accept this, but most Americans really don't care about Israel. The rationale, that we "deserve a state" because the Nazis murdered six million Jews does not and will not and has not bought us the legitimacy "we" have begged for these past 60 plus years. It only reinforces the fallacy that we are invaders in the middle-east and took away the land from another people. They believe that we want that land as a gift, as compensation.
The only true rationale and the only truly meaningful, effective and honest one is that we are an Ancient People, and we have a national history thousands of years old in the middle-east in what is today Israel, Judea, Samaria, Gaza etc. Jerusalem was our capital and so was Shiloh. Our forefathers bought land in Hebron, Shechem and Jerusalem.
Our salvation will only come if we strengthen ourselves in our traditions and history and G-d.