June 17, 2009
Islamic world "enraged" over Netanyahu's speech?Topics: Middle East News and Perspectives, Political News and commentaries
In his column at Human Events today, Robert Spencer discusses the outraged Muslim reaction to Netanyahu's offer of a peace formula that would create a Palestinian state while preserving Israeli security and national identity:
[...] With Netanyahu finally agreeing in principle to a Palestinian state, these furious reactions seem curious. But they arise from his stipulation that such a state must be disarmed, an entirely reasonable limitation in light of Israel's grim historical experience. Netanyahu reminded the world that the UN set out on the path of a "two-state solution" in 1947, when it mandated the establishment of a Jewish state and an Arab state. However, he noted, "the entire Arab world rejected the resolution....The Arabs rejected any Jewish state, in any borders."Read it all.
Perhaps with Barack Obama in mind, Netanyahu recalled that "many good people have told us that withdrawal from territories is the key to peace with the Palestinians. Well, we withdrew. But the fact is that every withdrawal was met with massive waves of terror, by suicide bombers and thousands of missiles." Accordingly, he said that a new Palestinian state "must be demilitarized with ironclad security provisions for Israel. Without these two conditions, there is a real danger that an armed Palestinian state would emerge that would become another terrorist base against the Jewish state, such as the one in Gaza."
Netanyahu is right: territorial concessions by Israel have never eased the jihad imperative pursued by Hamas, Hizballah, and the rest, and they wouldn't now. If a Palestinian state must be established, as Obama has demanded, the only chance Israel has to survive is if such a state has no chance to become a new base for renewed and increasingly virulent jihad attacks against Israel.
[...] Jihadists in the Palestinian Authority and their allies in the Islamic world have always made clear their ultimate intention to destroy Israel. That has never changed, through broken accord after broken accord, even as Western leaders continue to nurse hopes of a negotiated peace. It is they upon whom the world should focus its indignation, given their hostile reaction to the reasoned and generous speech of Binyamin Netanyahu.
But no one is going to do that -- least of all Barack Obama.
Interestingly, Muslims have no problem with the existence of Islamic states, only the existence of a Jewish state and its right to live in peace without being attacked with rockets, suicide bombings, etc. The reaction of the Islamic world clearly shows that they have no intention of allowing Israel to exist in a secure peace, regardless of Barack Obama's narcissistic delusions.
So much for the so-called "peace and tolerance" we keep hearing about.
Posted by Abdul at June 17, 2009 8:11 AM
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