When it comes to Israel, everybody has an opinion and everybody is a critic. The world is full of experts and geniuses upon the Jewish State.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu barely managed to make his escape from Washington and already the sniping began.
By the time he started back to Israel, the carping was underway from world leaders and editorialists, all of whom want a piece of the action.
Nobody wants to be left out and no other country gets tested and examined like this. Yom Kippur – if you failed to judge yourself harshly enough, fret not for the world will do it for you, if you are Jewish enough. If it’s loyalty you want, an understanding heart, you’ve come to the wrong place, pilgrim.
Jewish leaders from Israel never get the red carpet treatment at the White House. It’s the kitchen entrance.
An invitation to the White House is like an invitation to a hanging, if you’re an Israeli leader.
So, this time? This time it was the same all over again. What did Netanyahu gain? More to the point, what did he lose? Netanyahu was forced to utter the magic words “two-state-solution” before the Obama meetings even got started – something he forgot to do during his UN speech.
From there it only got worse.
The Obama Administration expressed “deep concern” over “the settlements” and accused Israel of being an obstacle to peace.
The Palestinian Authority’s Mahmoud Abbas slanders the Jewish State at the UN, throwing down blood libel after blood libel – but that is no obstacle to peace. Got that? Indeed, the PA’s Fatah goon squads swarm Jerusalem with renewed rounds of terror – and to the world these are Israel’s designated peace partners.
Why is this? Israel intends to build several thousand new homes in around Jerusalem. For Jews and for Arabs.
For Arabs. The world applauds. For Jews? The world frowns.
World Opinion, as reflected by the State Department, has it that Jews must be sequestered, segregated and partitioned.
Therefore – Civil Rights for all of us here living in America. The Nuremberg Laws for Jews living in Israel. This is breathtaking insanity, as is the two-state-solution, which expects Israel to expel itself peace by peace in order to make room for its sworn enemies. This is Hamas but also Abbas and his band of ISIS-intoxicated rowdies.
No other country would be asked of this, and no country in its right mind would even consider such lunacy.
Not France. Not Sweden, which hours ago proclaimed that its Muslim-dominated country is ready to recognize a Muslim-dominated Palestinian state.
France – another Muslim-dominated country heard from. The French foreign minister accuses Netanyahu of causing a breach to the peace process.
Has anybody looked outside? This includes you Jan Psaki at the State Department.
All hell has broken loose!
All over the region it’s Arab against Arab, and Muslims are crucifying thousands of Christians – even as we speak. What peace? What process?
Go talk “peace” to ISIS and then tell Israel how the “process” is done. Show how barbarians plunged in depravity will listen to reason.
For the sake of Zion, the prime minister was not silent.
Netanyahu sent back this message: “I do not understand the criticism. Arabs in Jerusalem buy apartments and no one bothers them. We cannot have discrimination. There will not be a situation where Jews will not be able to buy an apartment in Jerusalem.”
So let it be inscribed in the Book of Life.
Jack Engelhard writes a regular column for Arutz Sheva. New from the novelist, the Middle East/media thriller “The Bathsheba Deadline.” 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