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Sunday, June 12, 2011

Obama's Pushing The Arabs To More Extreme Anti-Israel Positions

It was one of those Eureka! moments when I read Herb Keinan's article in the Jerusalem Post on Shabbat.
If you want to know what the Palestinians are going to do tomorrow, just listen to what US President Barack Obama says today. In May 2009, after the first meeting in the White House between Obama and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, the US leader made a comment that set the tone for the next couple of years and pretty much killed any chance of negotiations: Settlements must stop.

“Settlements have to be stopped in order for us to move forward,” he declared.

The Palestinians, who until that point had never made a total settlement freeze – including in areas beyond the Green Line in Jerusalem – a condition for negotiations, heard Obama and pounced. If this was what the American president was saying, how could they ask for anything less?
How many times have I said that "I don't care what Obama says, he's the United States President, not the President of Israel?"  Well, after reading Keinan's piece I realize that in a sense I'm wrong.  Barack Hussein Obama is much more dangerous to the future of the State of Israel than even I figured.  Obama is also guaranteeing that the Pseudostinians aka Palestinians sic will never truly negotiate peace with Israel.  That can be good news, as long as we in Israel have a government more concerned with our survival than international platitudes.

Please don't ignore the fact that Obama's entire Middle-East policy is based on two very dangerous for the world, not only for Israel "principles."

First of all, when considering his insistence that if any changes are made in the pre-June, 1967 borders there be a "land swap" is based on his total ignorance of history.  No doubt that he's not the only one who thinks that there was an Arab country called "Palestine" before May, 1948.  Obama and his fellow history-ignoramuses don't understand what the British Mandate of Palestine was.
...The mandate formalised British rule in the southern part of Ottoman Syria from 1923–1948. With the League of Nations' consent on 16 September 1922, the UK divided the Mandate territory into two administrative areas, Palestine, under direct British rule, and autonomous Transjordan, under the rule of the Hashemite family from the Kingdom of Hejaz in present-day Saudi Arabia, in accordance with the McMahon Correspondence of 1915.[1] Following the 1922 Transjordan memorandum, the area east of the Jordan river became exempt from the Mandate provisions concerning the Jewish National Home.[1][2]

The preamble of the mandate declared:

Whereas the Principal Allied Powers have also agreed that the Mandatory should be responsible for putting into effect the declaration originally made on November 2nd, 1917, by the Government of His Britannic Majesty, and adopted by the said Powers, in favour of the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people*, it being clearly understood that nothing should be done which might prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine, or the rights and political status enjoyed by Jews in any other country.[3]
The formal objective of the League of Nations Mandate system was to administer parts of the defunct Ottoman Empire, which had been in control of the Middle East since the 16th century, "until such time as they are able to stand alone."[4]
*emphasis mine

The myth of "the Palestinian sic people" only began after the British got the mandate to establish a Jewish State.

In Obama's (and the international Left, including many ignorant Jews) faulty mind-set Israel (the Jews) stole land from a once sovereign country.  Never in the history of the world had there been a Palestine nor a Palestinian people!

Israel's second problem when it comes to Barack Hussein Obama is that he really doesn't care what his policies do to the security and survival of the State of Israel.

And now back to my usual theme-
  • We, Israel must ignore the demands of Obama, the United Nations, Tony Blair, J-Street etc. and totally disengage from all levels of negotiations with the Arabs.
  • Israel must officially annex (better late than never) all of the Land we liberated in the 1967 Six Days War that is still in our hands. 
  • We must all/encourage Jews to live in all parts of the Land. 
  • We must totally crack down on terrorism, including the death penalty for all terrorists who murder, and make it clear to the Arabs that we will always be here.
Those points will bring us to true peace!


Joe said...

In assessing Barack Obama, we must consider the Torah concept of Amalek.

Amalek was the son of Edom, grandson of Esav, through Esav's union with the daughters of Yismael. One can picture Amalek sitting on Esav's knees as a little boy listening to his grandfather's vitriolic hatred toward's his brother Yaacov, Amelek's grand uncle.

As Am Yisrael was on her way to Har Sinai from Rephidim, the nations were in fear and trembling of what HaShem had done to Egypt and its Pharaoh. That is, until Amalek arrived on the scene and showed that Israel was vulnerable after all.Amalek attacked from behind taking out the weak, the old and infirm.
Mechilta interprets the word "Rephidim" - " they loosened their grip on the Torah." As long as the Jews were diligent in their Torah study, Amalek had no dominion over them, but as soon as their study became lax, they were in danger from Amalek.( Stone's Chumash p 391.)

From this we deduce that Israel's historical battle with Amalek stems from within.
Rashi comments "In Rephidim, Israel questioned HaShem's presence among them. The Midrash likens them to a child whose father carried him on his shoulders and fulfilled his every request. Then the child asked a passerby," Have you seen my father?" Annoyed, the father said, "Don't you know where I am? He cast his son to the ground where he was bitten by a dog. So, too, after all the miracles and salvations, Israel had the gall to wonder if HaShem was with them! - so He cast them off, leaving them vulnerable to attack. (Stone's Chumash p 391.)

We know the ensuing battle where Israel prevailed whilst Moshe Rabbeinu uplifted his arms, signalling that while Yehoshua led the battle, Israel prevailed when she looked upon Shamayim.

We know that Obama is the fusion of Esav/Edom - Christianity and Yismael - Islam and what he represents and his ability to show the enemy, Israel's vulnerability - but we need to see the true Israel stand up and reinforce her Torah observance and her knowledge that HaShem is in her midst.This is her weapon of mass destruction.

In the famous words of Yehoshua ben Nun," AS FOR ME AND MY HOUSE, WE WILL SERVE THE L-RD."

Batya said...

According to the Torah, we must never forget what Amalek has done to us and behave in accordance.

Leah, Maaleh Adumim said...

it is possible that Esav's grandson was not the ancestor of the Amalekites. there is an opinion that Esav's grandson was simply named after a pagan chieftain whose name was Amalek, and who was actually the ancestor/leader of the Amalekites. otherwise it is difficult to understand how such an evil nation could be descended - on both sides - from our father Avraham; and on one side from our ancestors Sarah, Yitzhak and Rivkah as well.

I also want to clarify that the arabs are *not* the descendants of Yishmael. perhaps some of the arabian tribes can claim descent from Yishmael; certainly not all of them; and certainly not all of the many tribes and nations that were conquered by the Islamic empire in the 7th century and became "part of the Arab nation". it is quite likely that the claim of being descended from Yishmael was inserted into the Koran by Mohammed, to artificially give his made-up religion a "yichus".

Batya said...

Leah, thanks for your input.