Obama has done more to delegitimise Israel than any president in American history
Ever since the modern state of Israel was established in 1948, neighbouring Arab forces have been trying to delegitimise, destroy and ethnically cleanse the land of Jews. Successive Arab governments have spawned terrorist organisations to carry out attacks inside Israel in the hope of terrorising Israel into acceptance of ‘Palestinian Arab nationhood’, despite a Palestinian state not being an original political objective of the Arab League. The pursuit of an Arab socialist Caliphate has never been contingent on ‘Palestine’, and the successive peace treaties of Jordan and Egypt were not predicated on its foundation.
But the United State of America, hand-in-hand with the European Union, is intent on establishing the State of Palestine, and has gifted billions of dollars to terrorist regimes whose sole objective is the destruction of Israel. When Douglas Carswell accused William Hague of being 'under the thumb of pro-Arabist’ diplomats, observing that the Foreign Office 'displays a kind of bigotry towards Israel', he was stating nothing that hasn’t been known for decades: incremental Saudi infiltration of Western governments ensures a foreign policy geared towards a ‘negotiated solution’ to the Israeli-Palestinian ‘problem’. If World War III is to be averted, the compliant media chant, Israel must cease its settlement of the ‘Palestinian territories’ and ‘go the extra mile’ for the peace and stability of the region. This entails negotiating with terrorists, but it is a camel worth swallowing in the hope of straining out a few gnats. Yet the strategy has led only to murder, suicide bombings, and an education system under which Arab children are taught that Jews are worse than pigs.
For the Palestinian Authority sitting in Ramallah, there can be no peace as long as there are Jews in Jerusalem. The Islamist ideology which spawns hatred for the children of Abraham and Isaac will not be satisfied with Gaza or the West Bank. Each time Israel has proffered an olive branch, the Palestinians have rejected talks, doubtless for fear of going the way of Anwar Sadat. But blaming Israel for its ‘provocative’ and ‘illegal’ settlements is easy: Jerusalem, Judaea and Samaria belong to ‘Palestine’, we’re told, and the lie is propagated and sustained with Washington dollars and Brussels euros. And the more the President of the United States criticises Israel and concedes the Palestinian grievance, the more he emboldens Hamas, appeases Iran, turns a blind eye to Syria, and prolongs the Islamist Jihad against us all.