Gil SolomonThe writer is a retired finance manager and author.
I could not have been more upset when hearing about a recent prayer rally organised by thousands of Orthodox Jews at the Kotel, the aim of which was to beseech the Almighty to “cancel the decrees” of the US Secretary of State.
Cancel the “decrees”!
Do they regard Kerry as an Emperor who issues decrees from on high for which they, as poor ghetto Jews, have no power over whatsoever?
This act of passive prayer (and this is not to say that prayer is unnecessary) only reinforces the view that these people do not regard Israel as a sovereign nation in control of its own destiny. The way Israel is behaving one could easily come to this conclusion but to the main issue, if a rally is organised it should be to beseech G-d to put some sense and a spine into the current Israeli leadership and once the prayers are over to move on and:
1. Demand that the sovereign nation of Israel finally gets up off its knees and ceases its relentless capitulation to Kerry’s demands.
2. Demand that the true story of the nation be told whereby the so called “Palestinian” narrative be exposed as the fiction that it is. To this end I quote from Sheikh Ahmad Adwan, a Muslim scholar living in Jordan who recently made the following comments about the so called “Palestinians”.
“Your demand for the land of Israel is a falsehood and it constitutes an attack on the Koran, on the Jews and their land.” He went on to call these people “liars”, “accursed” and “killers of children, the elderly and women” who they use as human shields.
It is my opinion that Obama and Kerry aim to destroy Israel or at least bring it to its knees. The 2003 Bush Road Map was in theory a blueprint of where these so called “negotiations” could revolve, but Obama and Kerry have deviated so far off course as to make this “roadmap” a dirt track in the middle of nowhere. This is the track they want Israel to travel on and to date Israel has foolishly indulged their every whim, including the release of the most heinous terrorist murderers in order to just bring Abbas to the table.
It should be of great significance that Obama has put Muslim Brotherhood members/sympathisers in key administrative positions in his administration. Does this concern that group known collectively as American Jewry? It would appear not. Most would not even know this. Most would never have heard of Salam al-Marayati (Obama Advisor and founder of the Muslim Public Affairs Council) who is on record of suspecting that the 9/11 atrocity was committed by Israel.
The current US administration, headed by someone whose credentials for office are dubious, is a clear and present danger to the Jewish nation yet American Jews, by a vast majority and to their shame have voted for Obama not once but twice! All the warning signs were there for those whose eyes were open and were not deaf.
Now we have the disgraceful recent spectacle of a brainwashed American Jewry, a group truly worthy of the title of ghetto Jews of the diaspora, attacking the New York City (NYC) Mayor, Bill de Blasio for his support of Israel! All countries have their share of loony tunes self hating Jews but the USA stands first and foremost among the pack. One can only hope that those attacking de Blasio represent a minority of US Jews.
Israeli paralysis is the net result of being sucked into the Obama so called “peace process”. Combined with the constant lack of support and hostility towards Israel and what it stands for has led to an IDF that has lost the confidence or will to even deal with a rag tag bunch of rock throwers on the "West Bank". The IDF is taunted daily but refuses to respond in the only way that these people will understand. No other army on the face of the earth would put up with this nonsense.
Worse still, according to Israel’s Chief of Military Intelligence, Major General Aviv Kohavi, Israel faces 170,000 rockets aimed at her. To quote General Kohavi: “Israel is surrounded by 360 degrees of actual enemies. We call this period in time the ‘Era of Fire’, in light of the amount of missiles and rockets we face as a constant threat. There are about 170,000 rockets and missiles that threaten Israel. For the first time the enemy now has the ability to hit Israeli cities hard. IAF pilots can no longer move freely towards their targets and have to dodge missiles that threaten them.”
To all this I say. If you know of the numbers you know the locations of these missiles be they at ground level in the open (unlikely) or in a lounge of a home with a detachable roof that can be opened and shut at will or in the myriad of underground tunnels in Gaza or elsewhere. If ever there was a time for an IAF pre-emptive strike to take out all these missile batteries once and for all, it is now. Unfortunately thanks to Obama and Kerry and a disunited world Jewry, paralysis seems to have infected the IDF.
With this background in mind and to the shame of Jews worldwide, countless American Jews, those renowned simpletons of the diaspora, have the audacity to assail the NYC Mayor for saying he supports Israel! If those in NY disagree with the actions of a so called few in their midst, where are the counter protests in support of de Blasio?
As for ghetto Jews, Tzipi Livni, that disaster of a “negotiator” who is totally out of her depth, but unbelievably heads the so called “peace talks” on behalf of Israel would be a prime example of a left winger hell bent on capitulation. She has no concept of the fact that capitulation after capitulation brings more and more outrageous demands. Spoken like a true ghetto Jew, this defeatist who disgraced herself with her screeching at Netanyahu in the Knesset during the recent visit by the Canadian Prime Minister (a true friend of Israel), declared recently at an event at Bar Ilan University that “if we don’t decide (on territorial concessions), the world will decide for us.” Behind closed doors Abbas & Co. must thank Allah day in day out for Netanyahu’s political stupidity in appointing Livni.
Livni praises Kerry at every opportunity when in fact it is Kerry who “hints” that Israel will be on the receiving end of boycotts by European nations if they do not abide with his peace plans, hints that have been green lighted by this administration to the Europeans as to what they should do, not if but when, these talks fall in a heap. Not lost too are his hints that should the peace process fail the intifada will resume.
One has to assume that Abbas is not a fool. He would have realised that he has just been given the green light by a US Secretary of State to restart a massive terrorist campaign when these talks break down. From the outset, it is this writer’s opinion that this terrorist never entered these talks in good faith and has no intention of ever allowing this conflict to end. He has invested too much in demonizing Israel to the population he is supposed to represent to be able to reach an agreement. Peace to him would mean obscurity and this man, together with the rest of the PA will not give up their lavish lifestyles which includes them being feted by world leaders on centre stage and indulging themselves with money that is bestowed on them by foolish nations who think they are aiding the cause of peace and the supposed suffering of a people who have attempted to rewrite history.
Having become masters in propaganda, the PA will blame Israel for any breakdown in this so called “peace process” on supposed Israeli intransigence, be it “settlements” or anything else, knowing full well that most of the world will probably agree with this false assessment.
This brings us to the issue of what exactly has happened to the Netanyahu Government? It was elected with the largest majority in that insane process known as the Israeli electoral system but he in turn puts in place for political reasons this woman, an extreme leftist, who had virtually no political support and is certainly no match for those master propagandists known collectively as the PA. It seems that every Prime Minister in recent memory starts off in one direction but is subsequently infected by the cancerous ideology of that so called “elder statesman” of Israel, a man who has lost all connection to his Jewish heritage, a master appeaser and cringing ghetto Jew if ever there was one, Shimon Peres.
This is the man who brought Israel the disastrous Oslo Accords and in the process brought to life a people who never existed. A man who to this day refers to Abbas as his friend and peace partner. A man who when hearing that Yasser Arafat was calling for “Jihad” rushed to his immediate defence by claiming he was calling for a “Jihad for peace’.
I have said it before in my articles and it is worth repeating here since the Israeli Government is loathe to mention any of this. There was never a Palestinian people nor a country called Palestine. It is pure fiction that successive Israeli Governments have never sought fit to counter for fear of offending anyone. In biblical times, all of what is now Israel and Judea and Samaria (West Bank) was Jewish. When the Romans conquered the territory they named the entire area “Philistina” in order to rub salt into the wounds of the defeated Jews by renaming it in honour of the Jews’ ancient and mortal enemies the Philistines. By doing so, the Romans acknowledged that the real owners of the entire territory were Jews and over the centuries the name Philistina was anglicized to Palestine.
At the beginning of the 20th Century, if one were referred to as a Palestinian, that automatically implied that he or she was Jewish. Decades later, Arabs cleverly commandeered the term “Palestinian” and the unknowing masses bought the message that these same Arabs have never forgiven the division of their “country” by the UN. The facts are that Palestine was a geographical land mass administered finally by the British from 1914 until the 1947 partition plan, when only a small part was allocated back to its centuries-old rightful owners, the Jewish people.
Fortunately for these people they were dealing with Jews. No other country or people on the face of the earth would have even indulged their ludicrous and incessant claims nor given them the time of day. Jordan certainly did not.
Unfortunately for Israel, it to this day has no concept of Hasbara (pr), let alone realises that Hasbara is a war that Abbas and Co. have mastered to an extent beyond their wildest imagination. They have turned history on its head and convinced the world of the truth of the Palestinian narrative.
It is now up to supporters of Israel worldwide to counter the "Palestinian" narrative of Abbas & Co. by engaging politicians and others with the pertinent facts and getting them to come out publicly with these facts.