The snippet below was written by Michael Wilner of the Jerusalem Post.
WASHINGTON -- United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon remains "deeply concerned" over plans to construct hundreds of new housing units in the West Bank and east Jerusalem, his spokesperson said in a statement on Friday.Could this not be any more transparent?
"These are unhelpful decisions that undermine progress towards the two-state solution," the statement reads. "They constitute a deeply worrisome trend at a moment of ongoing efforts to re-launch peace negotiations."
It goes like this:Yes, what a surprise that Ban Ki-moon is "deeply concerned."
1) The Obama administration calls for negotiations between the parties.
2) Israel agrees to negotiations between the parties.
3) Abbas refuses to negotiate until Israel does this, that, or the other.
4) EU countries, and the western left, including the Obama administration, blame Arab intransigence and refusal to negotiate on Israel and threaten dire consequences.
This is playing out just as I predicted that it would.
What we are looking at is a set-up more or less engineered by the American administration. They actually have the audacity to suggest that a few hundred "housing units" are sufficient to reasonably prevent the long-suffering "Palestinians" from accepting freedom and autonomy.
What a joke.
We are honestly to believe that the regional Arabs cannot take the Jewish heartland as a state for themselves because Jewish people continue to live there and thus build housing for themselves? This is flat-out racism and the more that progressive-left Jews agree that other Jews should not live in Judea and Samaria, the more they justify the kind of Arab anti-Jewish racism that fuels this ongoing war.
We have got to stand up for the Jews in Judea and Samaria, because if we fail to do so we give credence to Arab racism against the tiny Jewish minority. And it is precisely that racism that drives the never-ending oppression of the Jewish people in the Middle East.
If we will not stand up for ourselves, then just who the hell will?