The real chickensh*t
The real chickensh*t is not Binyamin Netanyahu according to Arab scholar Bassam Tawil. It's the Arab leaders and their enablers in the West
(Hat Tip: Bad Blue
Judging by their actions, most Arab leaders have no desire to see the
Palestinian issue resolved. They seem to prefer preserving the status
quo. They blame Israel for refusing to make concessions to the
Palestinians and hope that this refusal will weaken Israel, even though
Israel is their strategic defense against Iran.
Most Arab leaders do not want to create what is bound soon to
become yet another terrorist Islamist state, dedicated to the Muslim
Brotherhood's ideology and to toppling their regimes.
The Arab leaders
already have to contend with ISIS, Al-Qaeda and the Al-Nusra Front in
Syria, Iraq, Libya and Yemen, which are enough for them, to say nothing
of Africa from Nigeria to Somalia and everything in between.
But if Israel can be blamed for another of world's ills, with Kerry's blessing, why waste the opportunity?
In response to the colossal threat of radical Islam, the whimpering
voice of the West can barely be heard. The U.S. administration targeted
Israel for condemnation. A "senior official," most likely the current
White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough, called Israel's Prime
Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a "chickenshit," for being afraid to make
peace with the Palestinians.
According to the "Arab street," including the Palestinian street, it
is the Americans and Europeans who are cowards, afraid to take
significant steps against Iran, and terrified of the Islamic ghettoes in
their cities, which have been exporting terrorists to fight for the
Islamic State, and providing housing to the seasoned fighters who
The Sunni states under Shi'ite threat cannot even reach an agreement
among themselves about what is to be done; and the Palestinians, in
their folly, have chosen the worst possible moment to ignite violence in
Jerusalem and the Al-Aqsa mosque. The Palestinians seem not to
understand that the Arab regimes that might support them are currently
busy fighting for their own survival, and have no desire to fall prey to
Palestinian provocations about what they realize all too well are
fictional threats to Jerusalem.
Given the current situation, Turkey's regional political actions are
dangerous, underhanded and hypocritical. To achieve their ends, Turkey's
leaders seem to have no qualms about sacrificing their minorities, such
as Christians and the Kurds (most of whom are Sunni). Turkey's leaders
were the first to cry "humanitarian crisis" when Israel imposed a
closure on the Gaza Strip to prevent Iran from sending Hamas arms.
Turkey sent the Mavi Marmara flotilla to protect the Gazans, who
were never in any danger in the first place. Turkey's leaders then
weakened Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, who, at least at
that time, showed himself willing to reach a peace agreement with the
Israelis. But when Syria's Kurds are being killed in Kobani on a daily
basis, the Turks are silent, perhaps secretly comfortable seeing a group
that wants a state of its own apart from Turkey, being attacked.
Thus, when John Kerry claimed that it was the unresolved Palestinian
issue that caused a ripple effect that created ISIS, he simply inspired
the Palestinians to use Al-Aqsa mosque as a religious trigger for future
bloodshed. The idea is not new; it was used in 1929 by the Grand Mufti
of Jerusalem and led to anti-Jewish riots and the massacre of the Jews
in Hebron. It was used again by PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat in 2000, to
incite the Palestinians to the second intifada, which killed untold
numbers of Jews and Arabs. Today, Mahmoud Abbas and Hamas's Khaled
Mashaal are doing the same thing to incite a jihad that this time will
truly be religious and not based on real estate.
The more Kerry accuses Israel of having had a hand in creating ISIS,
the more the Palestinians will use Al-Aqsa mosque to stir the fire
burning under the bubbling cauldron of the Middle East.
Somehow, John Kerry has managed to link to Israel the Shi'ite-Sunni
civil wars, radical Islam's Muslim Brotherhood-inspired global plot and
the creation of ISIS. Then he linked the failure of the Palestinian
issue to have been resolved to Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin
The unpopular and inconvenient truth is: if there is to be peace,
Hamas has to be disarmed, the Palestinian Authority and the Gaza Strip
have to be demilitarized, Mahmoud Abbas has to recognize the State of
Israel as the homeland of the Jews, and Netanyahu has to recognize the
Palestinians state. Israel will then compensate the Palestinians with
land in return for the land on which the three large blocks of
settlements stand, as has already been agreed.
It is not Israel but the Palestinians who are trying to avoid
negotiating a final agreement. They see themselves, with the backing of
the UN and Secretary Kerry -- and in a final breakdown of any trust in
future international agreements -- as able to achieve their desired
result without having to make any concessions.
Read it all
. Ironically, JPost reports today that the European Union has appointed a new foreign policy chief. Guess what her goal is
The EU’s new foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini told the European
media on Monday that she would like to see a Palestinian state by the
time her five-year term is up.
“The important thing for me,”
Mogherini said, “is not whether other states, European or not,
recognize Palestine. What would make me happy, is if a Palestinian state
existed at the end of my term.”
She issued her statement to the French daily newspaper Le Monde in advance of her visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories on Friday and Saturday.
One thing that's sure to make the 'Palestinians' want to 'negotiate' is more European chickensh*t....
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