Its Them Jews' Fault!

Why should Netanyahu consider bowing to Obama?

Arlene Peck

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 I don't claim to be a maven on anything. Well, maybe in a past life I used to take pride in being a world-class shopper. Actually, I'd consider myself to be a pretty basic person. But I've come to the conclusion that if I listened to the pundits and our present and past governments, then everything would be solved if that "obstacle to peace" -
Why should Obama speak out on the need for freedom and democracy in Iran when there are apartments being built in Judea and Samaria that need immediate tearing down?
 the Israeli "settlements" in Judea and Samaria - would just go away; then all of us would have the world peace for which we've been yearning. Of course, nobody ever mentions that the strip of land that they want to settle G-d knows how many millions of Arabs in is about the size of Disneyland.

Forget the fact that North Korea is making daily threats with their nuclear warheads putting them on a collision course with the rest of the world. Forget they are striving to reach our shores as soon as possible. I think I just read somewhere that they are almost ready to be able to reach Hawaii. 

Is Ahmadinejad and the riots going on from his free "election", with millions of dissidents taking to the streets, of concern for Barack Obama? Naw. Why should Obama speak out on the need for freedom and democracy in Iran when there are apartments being built in Judea and Samaria that need immediate tearing down?  

When I hear friends, and even Israeli friends, tell me that "we are tired of fighting; we don't need the settlements," then, G-d help me, I want to scream! When I listen to those who aren't Jewish go on about "the Jews and their state" causing all the problems, I know that they are anti-Semites who somehow selectively overlook all that is really going on now with the gathering storm.

I used to wonder why everybody hates "the Jews" and wrote it off to plain old jealousy. But now I think it goes deeper than that. And I don't think that land has a damn thing to do with it. For heaven's sake, take a look at the map. Sure, the savages "need" that land. Right. And I've got some swamp land I'd like to sell you, too.

Why does Israel have to be a sounding board for public opinion for the Arabs? A recent Los Angeles Times opinion article was headed, "Israel Tussle Tests Obama. Deal may be near on settlements issue. But any US concessions could undercut the president's credibility." Credibility with whom? The Arab world? The article describes how the "public quarrel with Israel over the growth of Jewish settlements in the West Bank is developing into a test of the US leader's international credibility, say foreign diplomats and other observers." Wow, I wonder who they could be. More importantly, why should Binyamin Netanyahu even consider bowing to Obama when it comes to the security of the future of Israel? For Obama's poll numbers in the Arab world? 

Apparently, the Arab world is being vocal that the "concessions not only disappointed the Arabs who the president has been courting, but also will be read by US adversaries around the globe as a signal that the president can be forced to back down."

Frankly folks, I don't give a diddly-squat what the Arab world, or even the free world, is thinking about Obama's plans for Israel. I know that, whatever they might be, they are not going to do anything but advocate the demise of the Jewish state. Land has never had anything to do with it. The Arab world makes no secret about its intent. They won't be happy until Israel does not exist, whether as the State of Israel or as the Jewish State of Israel. They want every last Jew gone. Dead. Of course, since our new leader has announced that the United States is no longer a Judeo-Christian country, then that might include the Sunday people also. Ya' think?

What I don't understand is why Israel bends and bows every time this group, which I lovingly refer to as "the coven", orders Bibi and company to give up something in the name of "peace".  

When Israel mentions a few basic suggestions of its own, such as the recognition of their country as a Jewish state with the right to exist, they are labeled as obstructionists of peace. Or maybe when they sometimes say they might want some of the Arab world to live up to any of their previous promises and agreements, they are
Doesn't anyone who is supposed to be watching the store remember what happened the last time?
totally ignored. Worse, the former inept leaders of Israel opened the jails and let out hundreds of the terrorist tigers from their cages in "goodwill" gestures.

I don't care about "goodwill concessions" from the Arabs, because it doesn't mean a thing anyway. And now that I feel we have a Muslim in the White House, the United States isn't trustworthy either. Last month, under Obama's direction, Secretary of State Madam Hillary Clinton declared that Obama "wants to see a stop to settlements - not some settlements, not outpost, not 'natural growth exceptions'." Lovely. And this from the woman that the Jewish community thought was going to be their friend in the White House.

Except, who is she, or who is any US political official, to control the future of the Jews of Israel via Obama's power? Doesn't anyone who is supposed to be watching the store remember what happened the last time they listened to assurances about how wonderful it would be, and peace could finally come to the region, if only the interlopers in the "settlements" in Gaza would just move out?