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Sunday, November 29, 2009

Do I get to say 'I told you so'?

Caroline Glick rips Prime Minister Netanyahu for capitulating to our enemies this past week.
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu weakened Israel this week. And he did so for no good reason.

Thursday's headlines told the tale. The day after Netanyahu bowed to US pressure and announced a total freeze on Jewish construction in Judea and Samaria for ten months, Yediot Aharonot reported that the Obama administration now wants Israel to release a thousand Fatah terrorists from prison.

The Americans also want Israel to allow US-trained, terror supporting Fatah paramilitary forces to deploy in areas that are currently under Israeli military control. Moreover, the Americans are demanding that Israel surrender land in the strategically crucial Jordan Valley to Fatah.

And these are just American preconditions for starting negotiations with the Palestinians. According to Yediot, if those talks ever begin, the White House will demand that Israel accept a Palestinian state in Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria and Gaza and agree to ethnically cleanse all the areas of Jews.

So far from winning American support or at least causing the White House to ease its bullying, US President Barack Obama sees Netanyahu's decision to implement a militarily irrational, bigoted policy of prohibiting Jews from building in Israel's heartland as a drop in the bucket.


MANY COMMENTATORS claim that Netanyahu's announcement Wednesday night was his way of balancing his desire to release 450 Hamas murderers from prison in exchange for hostage Gilad Schalit with an equal concession to Fatah. That is, the freeze was required, it is argued, because without a move of this magnitude, the terrorists-for-hostage deal would destroy Fatah completely.

This view is the quintessence of the notion that two wrongs make a right.

In an interview with Channel 2 Wednesday night, Defense Minister Ehud Barak admitted that in negotiating Schalit's release, Netanyahu has gone well beyond former prime minister Ehud Olmert's offers to Hamas. With Netanyahu and Likud in the opposition loudly proclaiming the truth that any deal with Hamas will imperil untold numbers of Israelis, Olmert didn't dare accept Hamas's demand that Israel release its most brutal mass murderers from its prisons. But now that Netanyahu and Likud are in the driver's seat, they are only too happy to accept what was previously unacceptable.
Read the whole thing (there is much more).

Do I get to say 'I told you so' yet?


At 8:49 AM, Blogger Akiva said...

The "freeze" has an unintended result (or perhaps it is intended?) that directly harms the 'Palestinians' - setting them up for the next moment of rage.

Detailed here.

At 11:07 AM, Blogger NormanF said...

The "freeze" is worse than the British White Paper. It is racist, immoral and illegal. This is what Zionism has come to - to deprive Jews of their basic human rights to make America feel at home in its bigoted skin. Its was one thing when non-Jews imposed discrimination against Jews during the Mandate. Its an abomination to witness Jews imposing it on Jews in their own sovereign country to appease an enemy that has no intention of ever making peace with it.

The country has taken complete leave of its senses!


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