Failing to learn anything from recent history, the Obama administration continues to insist that Jews building housing for themselves on the western bank of the Jordan river is unacceptable:
"Continued Israeli settlement activity in the West Bank undermines peace efforts and contradicts Israeli commitments and obligations including the 2003 road map,” a State Department spokesman said.
“The US position on Israeli settlements is clear,” he said.
“We do not accept the legitimacy of continued Israeli settlement activity. We also oppose any effort to legalize settlement outposts.”
This is blatant anti-Jewish racism coming directly out of the Obama administration. This administration is telling the world that it is the Jews of the Middle East who are undermining the "peace process." They claim this despite the fact that it was Obama, himself, who drove the final nails into Oslo's coffin through the racist demand for "total settlement freeze."
The implication of Barack Obama's policies around the Arab-Israel conflict is that the presence of Jews in Judea means that Mahmoud Abbas cannot sit at a table with Benjamin Netanyahu and draw a line on a map. And the implication of that, of course, is that the Palestinian leadership is justified in demanding an entirely Judenrein Palestinian state.
Given the never-ending Palestinian refusal to accept a state for themselves in peace next to Israel, one would hope that the Obama administration might eventually come to realize that the reason there is no peace between the Arabs and the Jews of the Middle East is not because Jews live and build in Judea. One would think that they might come to the realization that it is the Arabs who refuse to end the conflict, not the Jews, and that they do so largely out of Koranically-based race hatred toward us..
One would also think that the Obama administration might finally recognize that there is no "peace process." I suppose that it is more understandable that the administration refuses to recognize this because it is they, more than anyone else aside from the Palestinians, who killed the damn thing to begin with. To honestly acknowledge that there is no peace process would be to acknowledge the administration's role in killing that process, which is something that they naturally refuse to do.
Why should the Obama administration take any blame for ruining whatever possibilities there may have been for a peaceful resolution of the conflict when they can blame Israel for this failure? And why would one expect the Obama administration's Jewish supporters to do anything else?
And now, lo these many months and years after the Obama administration killed off the last remaining vestiges of the Oslo peace process, they are still whining at Israel for building housing for its citizenry on historically Jewish land. This represents not only a failure to recognize reality (a reality that the administration help create) but justifies Palestinian racism towards Jews.
If there was any indication that the Palestinians actually did want a state of their own in peace next to the Jewish one then administration blinkeredness on their own racist demand for a Judenrein Palestinian state might at least be somewhat understandable. After all, many well-meaning Jews oppose Jewish settlements on land they hope to see go to the Palestinians, but to continue to insist upon it long after the death of the peace process is little more than anti-Jewish racism.
After all, are there any other people anywhere on the planet wherein the administration weighs in on where they may be allowed to live? I don't think so.
The US Department of State regularly comes out with these gratuitous and counterproductive slaps at Israel and, yet, they keep telling us what great friends they are to that country. This is obviously a lie. The very last thing in this world the Obama administration is is a friend to Israel. If the Obama administration was a friend to the Jewish state, not to mention the Jewish people, it might stop blaming the Jews of the Middle East for their own persecution.
Make no mistake. Every time some Obama administration official claims that Israel is undermining the peace process by building housing for Jews, they are essentially blaming the Jews of the Middle East for their own persecution. If the Obama administration was a friend to the Jewish state they might stop justifying Palestinian racism toward us, because it is precisely that justification for Palestinian racism that undermines any possibility of peace.
And, yet, against all reason or common human decency, they still expect our support.
I say that we do not give it to them.