A catastrophe that must be stopped
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Stephen Flatlow, whose daughter Aliza was killed in a Palestinian terror attack in 1995, writes, There’s a need for gestures before Biden arrives.. He reports that every time a USA president visits Israel, the State Department demands Israeli gestures but Flatow is referring to the need for Palestinian Arab gestures.

I keep asking myself why do the US and EU keep supporting the Two State Solution (TSS). What’s in it for them? Flatlow argues that the US has given the Palestinian Arabs $10 Billion since 1994 and the EU has likely done the same. Why? They really don’t care about the Palestinian Arabs nor do they care if peace is achieved. Why not defer to Israel to solve the problem and help her if needed?

Some argue that the Globalists want perpetual conflict because it’s good for business. Or could it be because Israel doesn’t buy into the New World Order, preferring to be a nation state? Maybe.

I used to think that they supported the Palestinian Arabs in order to curry favour with Saudi Arabia (SA) and the 300 million Arabs. No longer. The Arabs including SA no longer care about the TSS or the Palestinians as evidenced by the growth of the Abraham Accords.

Some argue its due to antisemitism. Alan Dershowitz recently wrote

“The answer has little to do with the Palestinians, and everything to do with Israel, as the nation state of the Jewish people. It is a political manifestation of international antisemitism.”

Can this really be the reason?

Can it be that they want Israel to be perennially under their thumb and not too independent?

Similarly, they both push for an Iranian Deal, no matter how bad. How can it be good for either the US or Israel?

On the other hand, why does Israel accede to their requests and decide, as a gesture, to permit illegal Arab construction in Area C which they support politically and financially. What is Israel worried about?

The EU is Israel’s biggest trading partner, accounting for 29.3% of its trade in goods in 2020. 34.4% of Israel’s imports came from the EU, and 21.9% of the country’s exports went to the EU. The US buys 30% of her exports.

Are we afraid to lose these markets? Is that the reason?

Or is it that the US gives Israel $3.8 Billion per year in military assistance? Although the US refers to this as foreign aid making Israel the largest recipient of such aid, it really should be from the military budget of the US in which case it would represent about 0.5 % of their budget.

Amb. (ret) Yoram Ettinger argues US “foreign aid” to Israel – a mega billion $ bonanza for the US and he proves it. In other words, It’s a great investment for the US.

He also argues Defiance of US pressure – critical to Israel’s national security. As Ettinger points out, Israel has resisted such pressure on a few occasions but can always be counted on to “make gestures”.

The "gestures" will bring about our death by a thousand cuts.

It’s true, so why does Israel constantly bend to it.

Perhaps it’s because too many people in Israel also support the TSS or they are hooked on US support and cannot conceive of going it alone.

The reality is that Israel can say “no” to the US demands more often than not, and the sky won’t fall.

But if it says "yes" too many times, Israel will fall.

Ted Belman is a retired attorney and the editor of Israpundit. He made aliya in 2009 and is now living in Jerusalem.