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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Obama lets the truth slip

Caroline Glick points out that at the Saban forum this past weekend, President Obama accidentally told the truth about the 'negotiations' with the 'Palestinians.'
But during his remarks at the Saban Forum on Saturday, Obama let the cat out of the bag. Gaza, he admitted, is a separate entity. A peace deal, he explained, “is going to have to happen in stages.”

As he sees it, a peace deal will involve an Israeli withdrawal from Judea and Samaria. A post-Israel Judea and Samaria will be so wonderful that the Gazans will decide to join it.

Obama explained, “If there is a model where young Palestinians in Gaza are looking and seeing that in the West Bank Palestinians are able to live in dignity, with self-determination, and suddenly their economy is booming and trade is taking place because they have created an environment in which Israel is confident about its security and a lot of the old barriers to commerce and educational exchange and all that has begun to break down, that’s something that the young people of Gaza are going to want. And the pressure that will be placed for the residents of Gaza to experience that same future is something that is going to be I think overwhelmingly appealing.”
Israeli demographics and Palestinian nationalism have been the basic assumptions upon which the peace process has been based. But the Obama-recognized fact that Gaza is a separate political entity demonstrates the emptiness of both.

The truth is that the “demographic time bomb” is a PLO-concocted lie. In its 1997 census, the PLO falsified its data and inflated the number of Palestinians by 50 percent.  They then projected natural growth and immigration rates that bore no relation whatsoever to reality.

In truth, demography is one of Israel’s strongest advantages, not an existential threat. Were Israel to absorb the Palestinian populations of Gaza and Judea and Samaria tomorrow, Israel’s Jewish majority would be reduced from 78% to well over 50%. While Israel’s Jewish identity would not be in doubt, it would be weakened.

On the other hand, without Gaza, there is no demographic threat to Israel’s Jewish majority. If Israel applies its sovereignty over Judea and Samaria and offers a path to citizenship to its Palestinian residents, Israel would still retain a two-thirds Jewish majority. And if current fertility and immigration rates hold, within 15 to 20 years, Jews could well restore their 80 percent majority overall.

Then there is the Palestinian nationalism issue.
 Read the whole thing. Caroline is spot-on.

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At 5:12 PM, Blogger jlevyellow said...

Let us understand the constant reference to the "demographic time-bomb." Britain wished to reduce the number of Jews who could enter the Palestine Mandate so that it would become more likely that the Arabs would prevail by wiping out the Jews. Indeed, anyone who did not send arms to Israel or banned their export during those crucial days of the early State was also a passive supporter of the continuation of the Holocaust in the post war era. Indeed, Britain was directly responsible for the deaths of many Jews by denying them a refuge from Hitler's inferno. Germany did the job for Britain.

The demise of Israel continues to be the sought after goal. If the number of Jews is too small for the patency of a Jewish majority, then the Israel haters will succeed. That is why there is always a constant drone of voices decrying the lack of proportionality when Israel manages to reduce its casualties during a battle or war. The insistence of Gaza being part of the the Palestinian state instead of part of Egypt again pushes the demographic time bomb. As with the removal of the Jews from Gaza, the hope is that a disruption of the quiet lives of the Jewish population of Judea and Samaria will reduce the birthrate and thus widen difference between Jewish and Muslim birthrates, so sooner or later the Jews will become a minority in their land.

Let me extend this line of reasoning a bit further as to why this is the case for Britain. Any British student who has been through their public school system (which is the private schools)has been subjected to sadism in the form of severe hazing. As the students move toward graduation, they become the purveyors of the same sadistic behavior they experienced as younger students. There is no condemnation of bullying in these schools as a rule unless it gets seriously out of hand. Upon entering the real world, these elites become the opinion makers. Since they have lost their ability to empathize as a result of their school experiences, no mercy can be expected of them. For this, Israel suffers. The same sadism that these elites experienced in school makes them wary of others who are even more sadistic than themselves, to wit, the Muslims. Game over for Britain, but in their death throes they continue to seek the demise of Israel.


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