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Monday, June 1, 2015

Neighboring Arab Countries in Violent Turmoil

As most newscasts should show, there is an awful lot of violence and fighting going on in neighboring Arab countries.
Thirteen of the strikes were near the Iraqi cities of Ramadi, Baghdadi, Bayji, Fallujah, Makhmur, Mosul, Sinjar and Tal Afar. (Jerusalem Post)

Theological Questions

In all honesty, I can't keep track. And watching one of the international news channels, I caught a clip about one of the "armies" in which they explained that although that group had originally been anti-American, something in their position/policy recently changed, and now they are overjoyed to be getting support, training and weapons from the USA. I have no doubt that within a short period of time, things will change again and they'll use their new-found knowledge against the USA and western allies, just like in the movie The Siege.

The only alliance that seems to be holding is between Hamas and Fatah which proves that the claim that Fatah is moderate as totally false.
Fatah's leader Mahmoud Abbas meets with Hamas leader
Khaled Meshaal in Doha. (photo credit:REUTERS)
Right From Wrong: Happy first Fatah- Hamas anniversary!
by Ruthie Blum
It has been a year since the swearing-in of the national unity government of Fatah and Hamas, agreed upon by the warring Palestinian factions two months earlier. At the time, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expressed his displeasure with the merger. He said it showed that Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas had chosen terrorism over peace.
Since Abbas has never opted for the latter – rejecting all direct Israeli overtures and those brokered by the United States – the Israeli leader’s words rang hollow. But they were made necessary by the conventional myth that something resembling a “peace process” had been going on between Israel and the Palestinians for more than two decades. It was this “peace process” that led to the signing of the Oslo Accords, which have done nothing but perpetuate war.
Nevertheless, the lie lives on, as does the lip service enlisted in its embellishment...(Jerusalem Post)


NormanF said...

The Arab World is tearing itself to bloody pieces and Netanyahu wants to replicate it in Judea and Samaria!

Never mind the Arabs are extreme Judeophobes for whom the sight of a Jew is abhorrent.

For Israeli officialdom, paying lip service to peace is far more important than proclaiming the truth to the world.

Anonymous said...

Notwihtstanding all these one tracked mind articles the way Israel is getting flak in the face from all over the world these days, and it's getting worse not better then maybe you will be
the last one before giving key to PMO and telling him to close the light and lock the door on his way out since nobody's around.

NormanF said...

Israel's predicament is that its Prime Minister is afraid of telling the truth lest Obama and the Europeans lest they become far more angrier.

They suspect he is lying to them and they're right. This does not help Israel's image abroad.

If Israel said "no" to a Palestinian Arab state, it would get lots of brickbats, harsh censure and be condemned for saying no to peace. But it would get respect for living by its professed values.

In the end, those are the only things that matter. You can't build peace based on lies and telling others what they want to hear. Netanyahu has no credibility on Iran because he is unwilling to defend the Jewish right to the Land Of Israel. Both are inextricably intertwined.

You can't cry wolf on Iran and then turn around to say the Arab enemy who seeks to destroy Israel should be rewarded with a state. One threat is not greater than the other, which should be minimized or dismissed.

Right now, Israel's No 1 enemy is Prime Minister Netanyahu and we must stop him from acting on what even he knows is not good for Israel but which he is afraid to say aloud. In short, when he won't proclaim the truth, its incumbent upon the rest of us to fulfill that duty and thereby thwart the disastrous so-called two state solution from becoming a self-fulfilling prophecy. Its not too late to act responsibly to secure Israel's future.

Batya said...

Norman, exactly, Bibi's lies about the Arabs here work against his stand on Iran.