Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Dangers for Israel From Tinseltown

This morning's editorial "Obama’s message" in the Jerusalem Post seems to have been written by a committee.  Some parts are good, others awful and others are best described as "peculiar." The Jerusalem Post sums it up as:
The US president has just launched a bombshell aimed, apparently, at pressuring Netanyahu into accepting Washington’s proposed framework agreement.
They got right the fact that Kerry and Obama have been given scripts by their speechwriters to play the good cop versus bad cop in terms of Israel.  Kerry's handlers have been trying to sweeten his rhetoric especially after his third intifada threat against Israel was taken rather badly here.
US Secretary of State John Kerry launched an unusually bitter public attack on Israeli policies in the West Bank Thursday, warning that if current peace talks fail, Israel could see a third intifada and growing international isolation, and that calls for boycott, divestment and sanctions would increase. Kerry made the comments during a joint interview with Israel’s Channel 2 and the Palestinian Broadcasting Corporation
Read more: Kerry slams Israel's West Bank policies, warns of 3rd Intifada | The Times of Israel http://www.timesofisrael.com/kerry-warns-of-3rd-intifada-isolation-of-israel-if-talks-fail/#ixzz2uxp4os3K Follow us: @timesofisrael on Twitter | timesofisrael on Facebook
It seems like he got some new speechwriters or the old ones were given different orders/guidelines. United States Secretary of State Kerry has been given the enjoyable job of getting cheers from Jewish audiences, such as at the AIPAC conference in Washington, but it doesn't mean that the Obama government's policy is good for Israel.
Israel’s security "is our first priority," he said, adding, “When [Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu] says, ‘I can’t accept a deal which doesn’t make the people of Israel safer’, I agree 100%.”
Kerry further declared that the United States "will not let the West Bank turn into another Gaza," explaining that it was for this reason that he brought John Allen to work with all sides to make the borders of the future Palestinian state as secure as any other.
“We understand Israel has to be strong in order to make peace. But we also understand that peace will make Israel stronger,” he stated.
Remember that a speech is just a speech.  It's no more real than Cinderella or Snow White.

The Americans love a good show, and the "Obama team," those who have been promoting the tall, thin, photogenic half-Black Obama the past couple of decades are professionals in producing "real life fairy tales." But we mustn't be blinded by the flashing lights and all the hoopla surrounding these American productions.

US Secretary of State John Kerry (R) with Palestinian Chief Negotiator Saeb Erekat at the Palestinian Presidential compound in Ramallah. Photo Credit: Issam Rimawi / Flash90 
Secretary of State John Kerry is trying to force a peace plan upon Israel – the side prepared to make painful concessions – and the Palestinian Arabs. However, even before he can divulge his shimmering new “framework,” the Palestinian Arab leadership is making it clear it has no interest in genuine, peaceful co-existence and recognition of Israel as the nation state of the Jewish people. PA President Abbas recently issued a set of maximalist red lines for “peace” that cancels out any possibility for success, thus killing it in the womb. These PA red lines include: a) Total Israeli withdrawal from all territories captured by Israel in 1967 within 3 to 4 years b) No recognition of Israel as the Jewish state c) “East” Jerusalem as the capital of a Palestinian state d) Release of all Palestinian Arab prisoners held by Israel regardless of crimes committed e) The “right of return” – a judenrein Palestinian Arab state and millions of the descendants of 1948 Arab refugees being able to “return” to Israel, swamping it demographically, thus putting an end to the Jewish state.
Read more at: http://www.jewishpress.com/indepth/opinions/theyre-impossible-palestinian-red-lines-but-israel-will-be-blamed/2014/03/04/


Shiloh said...

Sounds like it will take God to fix this mess. If we could unite, no one could touch us, well....

Batya said...

G-d provides matching funds. First the Jewish People must jump in like Nachshon.

in the vanguard said...

Much as it seems people have a will of their own, especially leaders of powerful countries, they do no more than Hashem's will. With that, and that which the Rebbe stated, that we exist in the era of redemption, the way to view that which meets the average eye is to wear the appropriate lenses - as that which the Rebbe alluded to, we need only thank Hashem and anticipate the best for all Yidden and for Israel!

Batya said...

Free Will means that we go against G-d's will at times, unfortunately. We do have the power to correct mistakes, teshuva.

in the vanguard said...

Israel's administration, or some Israeli himself/herself, ought to show the Israelis just who Kerry really is, from his "purple heart" in Vietnam illusion, to where he accused America of horror tales and instead admired the enemy, the same who said he fought in Vietnam and never did. They ought to run the same commercials his compatriots broadcast in the USA when Kerry ran for president.

While they're at it, they ought also to show just who Obuma really is, who his friends are, his facial features when he meets with Bibi, because, I suspect, many Israelis still think these men have at least some deserving of respect - when no such integrity can be further from the truth!

Batya said...

van, unfortunately, the Israeli administration is too involved with the hype of "negotiations" to realize they've been had.