Wicked, disgraceful American Jews
David Goldman is spot-on
The utopian delusions of the Obama administration, the hypocrisy of
the world, and the betrayal–yes, I think that is the right word–of
Israeli interests by the liberal American Jewish denominations have put
Israel in a painful situation. The threat of economic sanctions from
Europe or reduced American military support if Israel refuses to swallow
the poisoned bait are not a trivial threat. As Caroline Glick writes today:
With Kerry poised to shove his lethal parameters down our
throats, parameters that will require Israel to irrevocably accept
terms of peace that will destroy the country, it is obvious that
Netanyahu needs to adopt a longer-term strategy. Our goal cannot be
limited to waiting out Obama. Our goal must be to extricate Israel from
the two-state trap.
Yes, Israel will pay a huge price for jumping ship. For 20 years,
non-leftist Israeli leaders have been trying to go along to get along
with the Left, and the Americans and their ever-escalating demands. But
Kerry’s obsessive harping, and his insistence on pushing forward with
his disastrous framework deal forces our hand.
Either we pay a huge price now, or accept our destruction within five to 15 years.
Ms. Glick is Israeli, and has a right to urge a particular course of
action for her country. I am American, and direct my comments instead to
my liberal Jewish co-religionists: Your support for the Obama
administration and your betrayal of Jews on our front line in Judea and
Samaria is a wicked and disgraceful thing. We must summon all of our
strength to prevent this administration from punishing Israel for
refusing to commit suicide.
As a religious Jew, I believe that Jews are obligated to settle our
historic homeland, but I also believe that the preservation of Jewish
life takes precedence. If it were possible to achieve a durable and
robust peace by abandoning the settlements I would support it. But that
is a delusion: we will make ourselves immeasurably less secure by
abandoning the settlements than by holding fast to them.
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Labels: Barack Hussein Obama, Binyamin Netanyahu, John Kerry, Judea and Samaria, Middle East peace process, two-state solution