Saturday, November 15, 2014

It is Simply Not Up to Us

Michael L.

what is this The truth of the matter is that if we end up with two states for two peoples on historically Jewish land depends on the will of the misogynistic Arab majority in that part of the world, not the egalitarian Jewish minority.

We can continue to beg them to accept a state for themselves decade upon decade, but they have refused every such offer since 1937.  Unless you have an interest in setting up democratic Jews for never-ending bullying by authoritarian Arabs and their western-left allies than the status quo is not desirable.  It may be sustainable, but it is certainly not desirable because vicious Arab and western-left malice toward Jews is not desirable, however much Barack Obama may suggest otherwise by pressuring the Jews.

When Barack Obama said that the status quo was unsustainable he did not have Jewish well-being in mind.  He was talking about what he considers a Jewish assault on the "indigenous" Arab population with the implication that the international community - led by the European Union, the Arab League, and the United Nations, with Obama helping to coordinate from the rear - would punish the Jews of the Middle East unless they give in to terrorist demands for Jewish land.

When Barack Obama and John Kerry said that the status quo was unsustainable, what they meant was that unless we Jews know our place that we would get our asses kicked.  If this is not what they meant it is exceedingly difficult to see in what manner the status quo could be unsustainable.  The status quo has been around for one heck of a long time and can continue unless Obama and the EU want to put the screws to the Jews.  In truth, the status quo has been relatively good because it represents Jewish sovereignty and self-defense.

The fact of the matter, of course, is that the small Jewish nation has already given in to terrorist demands by agreeing to allow the vast Arab nation to take a mighty bite out of the tiny Jewish state for the purposes of creating yet another vicious, racist Arab-Muslim dictatorship.  Obama and the Europeans are twisting Jewish arms to accept what we have already accepted for almost one hundred years and, yet, refuse to simply take "yes" for an answer.

It is not enough, apparently, that we agree to allow the Arabs to gobble up Judea and Samaria, the heart of the Jewish homeland, but we must also force Jewish people out of that land according to the racist whims of not only the Arab street and the EU, but also of the Obama administration.

And make no mistake.  We have not seen a presidential administration as racist as this one since the early part of the twentieth century.

The Obama administration supported the Muslim Brotherhood with both money and heavy weaponry and the Brotherhood called for the conquest of Jerusalem.

{Case closed.}

But the larger point is that it is simply not up to us.

The Palestinian-Arabs can have a state for themselves at any time if only their dictatorial leadership would declare the long Arab war against the Jews over with and promote the normal aspirations of economic and social development via education, infrastructure, finance, and diplomacy... in contrast to running Jewish babies down with their automobiles.

The old cliché is that if the Israeli-Arabs put down their weaponry there would be peace, but if the Jews did so there would be a horrific genocide.

This is true.

All the Jews want is to be left the hell alone on their tiny bit of real estate, while political Islamists, filled with visions from the Koran of head chopping, want to see the Jews dead or gone.

So, it is simply not up to us.

Israel is Fortress Israel precisely because the Arabs have made it so with their never-ending Koranically-based malice and violence and in the process they have ruined the lives of perhaps millions of Israeli-Arabs who might otherwise have sought education and prosperity for themselves and their families.

My challenge to those who want a negotiated two-state solution is to explain how it can come about without Arab cooperation?  

And, furthermore, it is for this reason that European and American arm-twisting on the Jewish-Israelis is so cruelly unjust and counter-productive.  They are pressuring the wrong people.

If Barack Obama honestly wanted peace between Arabs and Jews in the Middle East he would pressure the parties responsible for the continuation of the conflict, not the party who has for many decades agreed to two states for two peoples.


  1. It's an unfortunate fact that after Israel withdraws, any Jews left in Judea and Samaria outside the future final borders of Israel will suddenly find the remainder of their lives measured in days, if not hours.

    It would be nice, however, if those who demand the (unfortunately necessary) removal of the remaining Jews from their neighborhoods outside of Israel's future final borders would focus more on shaming the Palestinian-Arabs for their murderous racism, and less on dehumanizing the Jews who are living in places where they're not wanted by their murderous, racist neighbors.

    "My challenge to those who want a negotiated two-state solution is to explain how it can come about without Arab cooperation?

    "Negotiated" is the key word here. I agree with you that it can't. However, something similar to a two-state solution in principle can certainly come about via Israeli unilateralism. It's just that the state-building part is then totally up to the Palestinian-Arabs.

    It would have been much easier if they'd had the help of a thriving neighbor, assuming (yeah, right!) that a state of their own in peace next to Israel really is what they want...

    1. Jay,

      I'm basically with you on this.

      Unilateralism has a bad rep due to Gaza, but unfortunately it is the only option.

      That being said then I agree, Israel should declare its borders and the people beyond those borders will do as they will.

      My main concern is basically what Trudy said.

      Whatever is left in Judea and Samaria will become a base for increased immigration of people many of whom wish Israel harm.

      A dagger pointed at the heart of the Jewish State with the full weight of the entire Arab and Muslim worlds behind it.

      What others seem not to know about or care about is that the Jews of Israel are people under the gun.

      They are under siege. Night life may go on in Tel Aviv and you can still get bad pizza in Jerusalem, but that doesn't mean that they are not surrounded by 400 million people who, for the most part, do not want them there and who incite against them in the most vicious terms possible.

      The Nazis had nothing on the Islamists.

    2. Also consider that while Jordan and Egypt are not exactly allies, they have a common concern with stability. Arabs no longer attack Israel directly from those countries because neither Jordan nor Egypt wants the grief. But a Palestinian-Arab state up in those hills will represent a magnet for the very worst elements.

      As far as I am concerned the Israeli-Arabs had their shot at a state and they blew it... over and over and over again.

      As far as I am concerned we should be done.

  2. Oi vey Trudy...I shudder to think what would happen if "every single Arab State on earth expelled every single 'palestinian'."

    1. It's a great point, and will be interesting, and likely quite telling, to see how the world reacts to yet another humanitarian crisis created by Arab nations...

    2. Can't say they are doing too much about the current one.!!


      Had enough of the moron. He's left a very bad taste in everyone's mouth here after the G20 Summit.

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