The Hits Just Keep on Coming!
Not satisfied with the massive concession by Israel’s elected government to accept a two state solution and a 95% halt to all settlements President Obama has more demands. Now despite the fact that humanitarian aid is constantly flowing the newest & latest pressure gambit is to open up Gaza’s crossings. Of course it is.. Never mind that the Hamas isolation policy is Quartet policy, American policy, Israeli policy. There’s a new sherif.. er weakling in town, President Obama.
With the EU now openly seeking to legitimize Hamas, former President Carter (Obama’s ideological mentor? or mental case? you decide.) holding back tears, what else is to be expected? Sec. Clinton didn’t waste time re-stating that Israel’s concessions on these matters were not sufficient..
Clinton reiterated that the U.S. viewed a total settlement freeze as “important and essential” step toward achieving peace between Israel and the Palestinians.
She said that special Mideast envoy George Mitchell would look at a “number of critical concerns” regarding settlements.
“There are a number of critical concerns, many of which overlap in their impact and significance, that will be explored in the coming weeks as Senator Mitchell engages more deeply into the specifics as to where the Israelis and the Palestinians are willing to go together.”
Clinton also said that Israeli leaders have in the past shifted their stance on the issue, and expected the current government to evolve in the same fashion.
The more concessions we give the worse it is going to get. FM Lieberman meanwhile who was meeting with Sec of State Clinton maintained what can now only be described after Netanyahu’s speech as clear Israeli policy. No expansion of settlements but growth inside our territory and existing community boundaries will continue. It doesn’t appear to be enough, now we need to concede a state, concede settlements, concede to the Hamas terrorists.. Soon it will be concede Jerusalem, concede to refugees. This will never end. For what!?
Clinton noted that previous Prime Ministers changed their views over the years, implying we should cave to the demands. Clearly the massive concession to accept a PA state by Netanyahu brought us nothing, but more demands.
It is time to stop worrying about what Obama thinks Or what Obama says, or what Obama does. His plan to squeeze us will proceed regardless of what we do irrespective of how much we comply. There has been total silence from Washington over the never ending statements of total rejection to his plans from the Arab world, on the total rejection for peace.. This is not about peace it is about caving to Arab demands – I’m not sure whether it is because Obama is an Arabist, or just a naive fool. But either way the strategy of clearly stating NO and demanding concessions from the other side seems to be working wonders for the Palestinians & Arabs. We should adopt it wholeheartedly.
Where are the Hamas concessions?
Has Hamas renounced violence, recognized the Jewish Israeli State? Met PA commitments? No, the PA itself, our peace partners have not even met these conditions.. Meanwhile Gilad Shalit is now 3 years in captivity with Hamas terrorists. It’s time to tell the President of the United States to go fly a kite. I don’t care any longer about over flights to Iran, or the dangling of possible future sanctions against Tehran, it’s all bull. We will be left hanging by this administration in the end. We will also be left hanging by our friends in the US Congress & Senate.
There is only one answer to all these demands from here on in. Sorry, but No. They are going to blame Israel in any case, better to be blamed and keep our concessions than to be blamed and haven given gifts that can never be reclaimed.