Thursday, May 2, 2013

Giulio Meotti blames Obama for Jewish blood

Mike L.

In an op-ed for Arutz Sheva the estimable Italian journalist, Giulio Meotti, writes the following:
It happened again this week, another Israeli civilian has been knifed to death in Samaria. Who is responsible for his barbaric murder? The despicable Arab who killed another pious Jew, of course. 
But the moral fault for the assassination of another “settler” is that of Barack Hussein Obama. 
It is not hard to imagine the White House’s declaration after the last attack at the Tapuah Junction, like the one released after the Fogels’ massacre in Itamar: “We condemn in the strongest possible terms the murder of Israelis. We call on the Palestinian Authority to unequivocally condemn this terrorist attack”. 
Under Obama’s Administrations, a malignant growth has raised its ugly head: anti-Jewish legislation in Judea and Samaria, “the occupied territories”. 
Obama’s freeze of Jewish life in Judea and Samaria has strengthened the Arabs’ contention that Jewish presence in the land can be rolled back by force. By imposing a freeze on “settlement”, Obama sent Israel’s enemies the message that this is a right which the Jews are willing to waive under force. 
And to send such a message is to invite more violence.
Barack Obama's policies toward the Jewish State of Israel are despicable, counterproductive, and racist, but is he morally responsible for Arab attacks on innocent Jews in Judea and Samaria?

I honestly do not know the answer to that question.  Certainly by suggesting that Jews should be allowed to live in certain places, but not others, Barack Obama justifies violence towards us.  Does that make him morally responsible for each and every time a Jihadi gets it into his head to murder Jews?

I would have to say "no," but this does not change the fact that Obama is no friend to the Jewish people, or to the Jewish State, and that by telling us where we may or may not be allowed to build on our ancestral homeland he sends a very clear message to the local Arabs, many of whom hold a genocidal hostility towards Jews, in general.

The message that he sends is that their hatred is justified.  There is simply no way around this conclusion.  Obama has said that the "settlements" are an impediment to peace.  He therefore favors the ethnic-cleansing of the Jews from Judea.  And if Obama thinks that Jewish communities in Judea need to be dismantled and the Jews forced off of their land, what kind of a message does this send to young Arab men itching to throw rocks or Molotov cocktails or shoot Kassam rockets at the "Zionist Occupiers"?  (Otherwise known as the native Jewish population of their own country.)

I suppose what I find most... annoying... is the ideological blindness of Obama's pro-Israel Jewish supporters.  Everything that has come down the pike which clearly demonstrates either Obama's hostility toward Israel or his missteps toward the conflict or his general misunderstanding of the situation there is met with slack-jawed denial by Jewish "progressives."

When Obama recently condescended to visit Israel he snubbed the Israeli government and chose to speak not before the Knesset, the elected representatives of the Israeli people, but to Israeli college students instead with the notable exception of students from Ariel University.

Meotti writes:
When Obama visited the State of Israel this past March, the President boycotted the Israeli students from Ariel University, treating them like pariahs.

In this, the White House sent a clear message to the Palestinian Arabs and the Islamic savages: the post-1967 settler Jews’ blood is not red like yours. You can spill it.

Obama painted “the settlers” as being separate from Klal Yisrael and branded their villages as “illegal”. He poisoned the atmosphere and facilitated the killings of these "settlers".
I am not thrilled with Meotti's conclusions here, nor do I very much like his usage of "Islamic savages" because it contains the forced implication that all Muslims are savages which is obviously not fair or just.  Nonetheless it strikes me as obvious that we need to get beyond this medieval habit of telling Jews where we may or may not be allowed to justifiably live.  Non-Jews, like Barack Obama, need to rid themselves of their racism toward us and we need to stop justifying it.

Our friend Dan Bielak, if I am reading him correctly, tends to place greater responsibility for the ongoing oppression of the Jews in the Middle East on western elites than on the vast Arab majority that held us in dhimmitude for so many centuries.  I do not know that I entirely agree with Dan, but there is no question but that western elites, like Barack Obama, tend to justify Arab violence against Jews through claims of the illegitimacy of a Jewish presence on historically Jewish land.

Given the history of the Jewish people this is a terrible injustice and it is up to us to point out that injustice.  I am sorry, but neither Mahmoud Abbas, nor Barack Obama, get to tell Jews where we may, or may not, be allowed to live on the tiny corner of the planet that belongs to the Jewish people.  Would Barack Obama ever have the chutzpah to tell the Chinese government that some Chinese people can live in certain parts of China, but not others?  Heck, no.  Obama can't even bring himself to formally condemn the occupation of Tibet.

Yet if Jews want to live in Hevron, which is where Abraham lived, this is thought to be unacceptable.

The bottom line is that we must stop justifying racism toward ourselves.

Barack Obama is a racist.

Let's just get that out of the way right here and now.  Anyone who thinks that they have the right to tell Jewish people where to live in Judea is a racist.

Period.  End of story.

And the sooner that we get that through our thick skulls the better off all of us will be.

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