Netanyahu’s 3 Missing Words At AIPAC

He left out three words and it could not have been an accident.

Jack Engelhard,

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Sometimes it’s more important what people don’t say.


We’ve been watching the asylums being emptied out to trample across the globe.
Samantha Power said it, but so quickly that it was hardly noticed by the thousands in attendance at yesterday morning’s gathering at AIPAC, America’s leading pro-Israel group that hosted Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in advance of his long-awaited, long debated speech before Congress tomorrow.

Power, America’s UN envoy, delivered a rousing, emotional speech in support of Israel. She hit all the right notes.

Well almost.  When she declared, "Israeli settlement activity damages the prospect for peace," she was speaking to the wrong crowd.  What peace, and with what people? The headhunters who surround Israel at all sides? As for the “settlements,” that’s been Jewish territory since the days of Abraham. His grandson Jacob Slept Here at Beit El.

But then came the clincher, these three words – “Two State Solution,” and this time we heard the sound of one hand clapping.

The “two state” message -- she appeared to slip it in, embarrassed, and it came across like a TV commercial that’s grown tiresome and irritating.

People hit the mute button for certain TV Spots and “two state solution” has the same effect as “the heartbreak of Psoriasis.”

At least there appears to be a cure for that, but the “two state solution” clatter has never been a cure for anything.

In a world that’s grown accustomed to the hourly beheading and to the daily defacing, the thought of living side by side with these Islamist fanatics can only be taken as lunacy. Call them ISIS, or Hamas, or Islamic Jihad, or Fatah, or Boko Haram, or whatever, we know what they do, and living as friendly neighbors, even amongst their own, is something they don’t do.

We’ve been watching the asylums being emptied out to trample across the globe.

Israel is supposed to share land with these people? This used to be a dream shared by all on the Left and even some on the Right.

But I’d like to think that most rational minds have finally been disabused of that notion.

Into our living rooms we are watching a world come undone at the hands of these crazies. The drama of all that here.

Do you want them in your neighborhood? Neither does Netanyahu – and the rest of clear-headed Israel.

In his AIPAC address, the under-card for tomorrow’s main event before Congress, Netanyahu doubled down on everything Power said – the ties between the United States and Israel are as strong as ever – but Netanyahu left that “two state” commercial untouched and unspoken

Good for him.

He roused the crowd and told them everything they wanted to hear, and everything (I imagine) they didn’t want to hear.

Nobody in his right mind wants that tired old jingle.

So Netanyahu skipped right past it, and it remains to be seen if, before Congress, he keeps to the strength of words left unspoken.

Jack Engelhard writes a regular column for Arutz Sheva. The new thriller from the New York-based novelist, The Bathsheba Deadline, a heroic editor’s singlehanded war on terror and against media bias. Engelhard wrote the int’l bestseller Indecent Proposal that was translated into more than 22 languages and turned into a Paramount motion picture starring Robert Redford and Demi Moore. Website: www.jackengelhard.com




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