Obama turns his back on Israel – 1967 Macht Frei
And a return to Israel’s 1967 borders will do nothing to prevent such massacres happening again. For ‘the state to do what is right’ there must be internal security and defensible borders. Until a state has established such, there can be no viable state; until a government achieves such, there can be no peace and security. Obama’s incremental plan for ‘mutually agreed swaps’ (though it isn’t clear what Israel gets out of these ‘swaps’) is appeasement of the terrorist aggressor and a betrayal of the friend and ally. After decades of staunch support for Israel – still the only democracy in the Middle East (despite the BBC’s crass assertion to the contrary) – the United States is pinning its hopes on a wave of ‘Arab springs’ which have yet to produce a stable democracy anywhere. By all means, let us encourage those across the Arab world who yearn for justice and freedom from tyranny and oppression. But it is a little premature to be embracing groups like the Muslim Brotherhood, whose ultimate objective is not liberty or democracy but a global Islamic Caliphate ruled by sharia law. The Brotherhood have spawned such terrorist groups as Hamas and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, and they have close links with Al-Qaeda and Hezbollah. The unifying goal of all is the destruction of the state of Israel.
Back in 2004, the US was committed to ensuring Israel's survival and made it clear that Palestinian refugees would have to settle in a future Palestinian state rather than in Israel. In just seven years – from George W Bush to Barack Obama – the US has shifted from an unequivocal commitment by both Houses of Congress that Israel would not have to withdraw to the 1967 borders, to a policy which will imperil her very existence.
President Obama says: "The Palestinian people must have the right to govern themselves, and reach their potential, in a sovereign and contiguous state."
The problem, of course, is that the ‘potential’ identified by Hamas and even some members of Fatah has nothing to do with democracy or contiguity: it is concerned with autocracy and supremacy. There is no border to be shared with Israel because Israel is an illegitimate entity whose destiny is destruction.
Announcing the policy to promote reform and to support transitions to democracy, the President proclaimed: "We support a set of universal rights. Those rights include free speech, the freedom of peaceful assembly; freedom of religion, equality for men and women under the rule of law and the right to choose your own leaders – whether you live in Baghdad or Damascus, Sanaa or Tehran."
Right. Good luck with that.
And why did he not mention Riyadh?
Where in the world has there ever been an Islamic state concerned with the promotion of free speech, the freedom of peaceful assembly, freedom of religion, or equality for men and women under the rule of law? In the beginning was Barack Obama’s word, but the realisation will dawn that it is not with God and it is not God. The President can spout whatever words of laudable objectives he wishes, but he cannot speak meaning into existence. And while he abandons Israel, leaving her alone and isolated in a hostile world, it is worth listening to one of Gaza’s freely-elected leaders, with whom the President is so eager to do business. This is Yunis al Astal, a member of the Palestinian Authority parliament, spelling out his vision for the genocidal annihilation of the Jewish people. As you will hear, he is deeply concerned with establishing a set of universal rights: he is passionate about free speech, wholly committed to freedom of peaceful assembly, enthusiastic about freedom of religion, and utterly dedicated to equality for men and women under the rule of law:
It beggars belief that the United States of America, which was founded upon the philosophical principles of liberty and justice drawn deeply from the Christian scriptures, should abandon Israel to the divine plan of Allah which would give the Arabs ‘the honour’ of annihilating ‘the evil of this gang’. In a few years' time, this democratically-elected Hamas politician predicts, the Zionists will understand that they were brought here for the purpose of being slaughtered in ‘a great massacre’. In language reminiscent of Nazi Germany, we hear the true perspective of the Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas, Palestinian Islamic Jihad, al-Qaeda and Hezbollah: the Jews are more odious than all of the world's lethal birds of prey, dangerous reptiles and lethal bacteria combined.
And Barack Obama wants Binyamin Netanyahu to hand over Judaea and Samaria to Islamic leaders such as these. Was not the plea and assurance of the world after Auschwitz ‘never again’? The only guarantee for the protection of the Jewish people is the defensible State of Israel. If President Obama has conveniently forgotten those millions of Jews who were tortured, choked to death, burned and murdered by the Nazi Amaleks, it is for Prime Minister Netanyahu to remind him that Arab Amaleks are born of the same spirit. Never again, indeed.