Friday, October 3, 2014
Israel is Obama’s Lesser of Two Evils The enemy that you know is a better friend than the enemy you don’t know. By: Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu
The United States again described Israel on Thursday as “an important partner, a security partner, a friend and ally,” and that is the bottom line underneath the media madness to create a non-existent Obama-Netanyahu crisis over building for Jew in eastern Jerusalem.
A quick look at media establishment headlines would lead one to the seemingly unmistakable conclusion that President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu are at each other’s throats.
The White House and the U.S. State Dept. condemned in the strongest possible terms the latest advancement in the bureaucratic process to build more homes for Jews in Jerusalem. For the record, more than one-third of those homes actually are for Arabs, but frustrated journalists, who turn fact into fiction for the sake of their agenda, rarely want to notice the truth.
Netanyahu responded to the criticism from Washington with equally blunt terms, saying that the Obama administration “doesn’t have the facts.”
U.S. State Dept. Jen Psaki spat back Thursday, “I think we have our information clear, and we responded to the facts on the ground.
Her follow-up statement that Israel remains an ally and “that has not changed” is not just fluff.
The Palestinian Authority has thoroughly dismissed Washington as useless in its single-minded objective of finishing off Israel as a Jewish state. The Arab world never was interested in making the Palestinian Authority a new country. If it were, the Palestinian Authority could have been an independent state long ago.
The Arab world also is more concerned about wild Islamic terror and about Iran than it is about Mahmoud Abbas and a Palestinian state, which is becoming more of an expensive and untrusted baggage than a than a strategic ally.
Ever since the Saudi Arabia so-called Peace Initiative in 2002 that declared the Arab world would “normalize” relations with Israel in return for Israel’s agreeing to the well-known conditions for Zionist hari-kari, the Western world, led by the United States, has naively pursued the “two-state” solution.
Obama and his predecessors have managed to twist Israel’s weak arm to erase almost every red line to satisfy the Arab world’s insatiable appetite.
Israel in the past three years finally has found it muscle, as well as self-respect, and has stuck to a couple of red lines that are accepted by an overwhelming majority of Jews in Israel.
Mahmoud Abbas has milked the Obama Defense Minister for every concession it can wring out of Israel, where only a minute percentage would agree to the insane and impossible nightmare of expelling 300,000 Jews from neighborhoods such as Gilo, Ramot, Talpiot and French Hill in Jerusalem.
Only a minute percentage of Israelis would agree to allow mass immigration of foreign Arabs.
Abbas is finished with Obama, and the president knows it.
Abbas, his ministers, spokesmen and so-called negotiators have deposited he checks Israel has given them and now is ditching the United States in favor of the United Nations to empty out the bank.
It not only has demanded that the United Nations tell Israel to empty out the vault by 2016. Riyad Mansour, the Palestinian Authority ambassador to the United Nations, said on Thursday, “If this additional door of peace is closed before us, then we will not only join the ICC [International Criminal Court to seek accountability. We will join other treaties and agencies” and show the world “that we exist as a nation, we exist as a state although the land of our state is under occupation.”
Whether Obama’s foreign policy sages are even more dumb and blind than can be imagined, or whether they simply are smart enough to play charades and go through the emotions and stroke the Arab world’s skin of hate by criticizing Israel, Washington has given up on the idea that a two-state solution is going to protect Americans against Iran and worldwide Islamic terror.
The American-led war on ISIS has drawn many co-sponsors. One of the most important is not listed or recognized, and that country, of course, is not the Palestinian Authority.
It is Israel, which provides better intelligence on ISIS, Iran and just about anything else including Ebola, than any Arab or non-Arab country.
Obama may not love Netanyahu, but he needs him more than he needs Abbas.