Wednesday, December 28, 2016

John Kerry to Israel: Be Jewish, or Be Democratic

The land God originally promised to Israel
By Douglas V. Gibbs
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While conservatives claim that Obama's insult against Israel by abstaining in the recent U.N. Resolution vote shows he's Muslim, it actually showed how much in-bed the Democrat Party is with Islam.  Secretary of State John Kerry said that the move of refusing to block a United Nations resolution demanding an end to the building of settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem was all about preserving the two-state solution.  The Democrats either erroneously believe the two-state solution will bring peace to the Middle East, or they know it would encourage the destruction of Israel, and they are in full support of annihilating the small Jewish state.

Israel's Prime Minister Netanyahu blasted a recent speech by Secretary Kerry, during which the American Secretary of State said, "Today, there are a similar number of Jews and Palestinians living between the Jordan river and the Mediterranean Sea. They have a choice. They can choose to live together in one state or they can separate into two states. But here is a fundamental reality. If the choice is one state, Israel can either be Jewish or democratic. It cannot be both. And it won't ever really be at peace."

Netanyahu said the speech was "...skewed against Israel," and "obsessively dealt with settlements."  The Israeli Prime Minister explained that the root of the problem is not Israel.  "The root of the conflict," Netanyahu said, is "Palestinian opposition to a Jewish state in any boundaries".

"Secretary Kerry paid lip service to the unrelenting campaign of terror that has been waged by the Palestinians against the Jewish State," The prime minister added. "Israelis do not need to be lectured about the importance of peace by foreign leaders."

President Elect Donald Trump chimed in, urging Israel to “stay strong” until he takes office next month  He then accused President Barack Obama of erecting “roadblocks” to a smooth transition.

“We cannot continue to let Israel be treated with such total disdain and disrespect,” Mr. Trump said on Twitter. “They used to have a great friend in the U.S., but not anymore.”

“The beginning of the end was the horrible Iran deal, and now this (U.N.)! Stay strong Israel, January 20th is fast approaching!”

In response to Trump's supportive Tweet, Netanyahu also took to Twitter, writing, “President-elect Trump, thank you for your warm friendship and your clear-cut support for Israel!” 

Mr. Trump seems to be learning the lessons that Reagan had to wrestle with while dealing with Tip O'Neal.  While all smiles with Obama shortly after election day, Trump now has said, “Thought it was going to be a smooth transition - NOT!”

As Inauguration Day approaches, tensions are growing between President-Elect Trump and Mr. Obama.  Trump is hopefully realizing that the Democrats lie, they do not compromise, and they will do anything they can to support their leftist agenda.  The same, by the way, also goes for the establishment Republicans who have bought into much of what the Democrat leftists have to offer.

What struck me as most disturbing about Kerry's speech was his Obamaesque comment that allowing Israel to continue to build settlements in the disputed territories is not "in line with American values."

What does Kerry understand about American values?  He traitorously protested America while in uniform during the Vietnam War with the even more treasonous Jane Fonda.  Yet, he's going to preach about American values, and then warn Israel about how the country should handle its own territories?

More than 500,000 Jews live in about 140 settlements in lands captured by Israel in the country's 1967 victory in the Six-Day war.  The spoils of that war are known as the West Bank, East Jerusalem, and Gaza.  The United Nations and Islamic nations consider the settlements illegal under international law, while Israel states that the lands belong to Israel, and it is their right to settle the regions as the Jewish nation wishes.

Israel pulled out of the Gaza Strip in 2005, evacuating 9,000 settlers.  Since then, the results of the withdrawal have been disastrous.  After the Israeli withdraw from Gaza the Palestinians did not choose freedom, but instead continued to chase after their eliminationist ideology.  They lobbed missiles into Israel, happy to take advantage of their new strategic positioning with increased terrorist attacks against the Jewish state next door.

This is why Israel must hang on to the West Bank and East Jerusalem, and do all they can to make those territories more Jewish.  If they don't, those regions will become like Gaza, through which we have been reminded once again that for Islam, living side by side in peace, and benefiting from mutual economic cooperation, is not in the cards for them.  None of what goes on in the Middle East is about territory.  It is always about Islamist ideology.  Peace in the Middle East is not possible as long as Islam exists, and it is critical for Israel to continue to stand her ground, and reject Palestinian promises and lies.

The Democrats disagree.  Mr Kerry said in his speech, "The two-state solution is the only way to achieve a just and lasting peace between Israelis and Palestinians. It is the only way to ensure Israel's future as a Jewish and democratic state. That future is now in jeopardy.  Friends need to tell each other the hard truths, and friendships require mutual respect. The United States did in fact vote in accordance with our values, just as previous US administrations have done at the Security Council before us."

If left in the hands of the progressives of the Democrat Party, or the progressives on the international stage, the fate of Israel would be one of death.  If it was up to the leftists, there would be no Israel.

If Islam were to somehow be willing to lay down their arms and proclaim peace, there would be peace.   If Israel were to lay down her arms and proclaim peace, there would be no Israel.

-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

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