The fact remains evident, Israel can be and has been and continues to be both democratic and Jewish. John Kerry, like most idiotic liberals, refuse to see that success in spite of all the outside interloping and violent attacks against the tiny little haven of sanity in the Middle East. The second fact is that neither Kerry nor anyone else hitching themselves to this bullshit ideal of a non-Jewish Israel would EVER tell any of the Arab/Muslim countries that they cannot be both a democracy and Islamic/Muslim. They seriously believe if Israel were to become the West’s version of, what?, a secular ‘one state’ that Islam would go along with it? Yeah, how’s that working out in European countries where Islam and Muslims have flooded into over the last few decades?
This was, plain and simple, the Obama administration doing their own version of wiping Israel off the map and the face of the Earth, and a Hell of a lot of people witnessed it, and are continuing to watch…
Last week many of us ink-stained wretches proclaimed Obama’s abstention in the vote on the December 23 anti-Israel UN resolution his last betrayal of our only real ally in the Middle East. We were wrong. Obama isn’t done yet.
Obama is going to use his last three weeks in office to damage Israel in at least one more UN Security Council resolution.
Obama believes that he has accomplished great things through his diplomacy and exercise of our military power. His list includes his nuclear weapons deal with Iran, his military intervention in Libya, the near-emptying of the terrorist prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and much more. The fact that the world is almost literally on fire — from the South China Sea to Iraq and Afghanistan, from North Korea to the streets of Europe where terrorists run free — doesn’t diminish his belief that he has succeeded almost everywhere.
Everywhere, that is, except in dictating peace terms in the conflict between Israel and its Arab neighbors. That conflict began almost as soon as Islam became a religion. It began when Mohammed wrote in the Koran his vision that he had ascended to heaven from the site of the ruined Jewish temple in Jerusalem. The mosques on what is now the Temple Mount were literally built on the ruins of the Jewish Second Temple as symbols of permanent conquest. It is the holiest site in Judaism and had been for about three thousand years before Islam was established.
The Israeli-Palestinian war is one in which the Palestinians (of which there were none before Israel was declared a nation in 1947) are merely a weapon used by others. Making peace with the Palestinians won’t make peace with the Sunni nations surrounding Israel that use the Palestinians as a tool against Israel or with the Shiite nation of Iran.
Obama and many European leaders believe that a peace between Israel and the Palestinians is the only way to drive peace in the Middle East. In furtherance of that comprehensively mistaken belief, they will convene a meeting of foreign ministers in Paris on January 15 without Israeli representation. The purpose of the meeting will be to craft another UN resolution to be offered and passed before Donald Trump is sworn in on January 20. Obama and Kerry are heavily engaged in formulating the resolution to be passed in Paris and then in the UN Security Council.
We know from Obama’s consistent position pretty much what the Paris resolution will be. It will proclaim that Israel exists only within the borders it had before the 1967 war. In the Obama/Kerry peace talks, over eighteen months ending in 2014, Kerry pursued those negotiations with a messianic fervor. He was eager to stamp out heresy, which he and Obama defined as any opposition to their position. Those negotiations marked the worst break we’d had with Israel in memory. Now, they’re planning to go much further.
The first step was the UN Security Council resolution passed two Fridays ago. It proclaimed that all Israeli settlements in East Jerusalem and the West Bank were illegal under international law and an obstacle to peace. It had the effect of legitimizing Palestinian claims and abandoning the “land-for-peace” basis for negotiations that we have supported since 1967 that was stated in UN Resolution 242 and passed that year.
Not only did the December 23 resolution label Israel an international outlaw, by implication it also created what the Palestinians have forever sought: moral equivalence with Israel.
By choosing to commit terrorism, the Palestinians forever gave up the possibility of achieving moral equivalency with the Israelis. Obama’s abstention on the December UN resolution gave it to them.
Now comes the January 15 Paris conference and the resolution resulting from it. Its product is foreseeable from Kerry’s recent speech. He said that the Israeli settlements are dangerous because they threaten the possibility of a “two-state solution.”
The Paris resolution will go at least one enormous step further than the December UN resolution, one that Israel’s enemies have wanted to go but America had always — until Obama — stopped them.
The Paris resolution will either demand Israel recognize a Palestinian state with borders conforming to the pre-1967 war borders or will do so on behalf of the nations in attendance. It may set a deadline for Israel to do so.
The Paris agreement may go even farther. It could state that if Israel doesn’t agree to recognize that form of a two-state solution by the deadline, international sanctions will be used to compel Israeli compliance with the measure. Such sanctions could threaten Israel’s economy and its military.
If the Paris resolution contains any of those decisions — and it will contain at least some — Trump will tweet against it and demand that the UN reject it. He tried that tactic on the December 23 UN resolution to no effect. He’ll have no better luck this time.
Trump is reportedly trying to get Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu to attend his inauguration. Let’s hope he succeeds…
John Kerry, The Face of Modern Antisemitism
In an unusually sharp public rebuke of Obama’s top diplomat, [Prime Minister Theresa] May’s spokesman said that Israel had coped for too long with the threat of terrorism and that focusing only on the settlements was not the best way to achieve peace between Jew and Arab.
London also took particular issue with Kerry’s description of Netanyahu’s coalition as “the most right-wing in Israeli history, with an agenda driven by its most extreme elements.”
“We do not believe that it is appropriate to attack the composition of the democratically-elected government of an ally,” May’s spokesman said when asked about Kerry 70-minute speech in the State Department’s auditorium.
That’s been a hallmark of this administration.
UPDATE: Australia, too.