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Monday, July 22, 2013

Why Abu Mazen will never make peace

Khaled Abu Toameh describes the scene at the Temple Mount this past Friday:
Why did the Muslim worshippers chant slogans against the US, Britain and France? Because they believe that these countries are the enemies of Islam and were involved in the "conspiracy" to remove the Muslim Brotherhood from power in Egypt.
But of course such demonstrations cannot occur without also shouting threats and slogans against Jews.
Why Jews? Because the declared goal of these extremists is to destroy Israel and establish an Islamic Caliphate.
It is frightening to see thousands of Muslims chanting, "Khaybar, Khaybar Jews -- the army of Mohamed will return!"
They were referring of course to the Battle of Khaybar, fought in the year 629, between Muslims and Jews living in the oasis of Khaybar in the Arabian Peninsula.
The Jews there were attacked after being accused by the Muslims of inciting hostilities among Arab tribes. The Jews finally surrendered and were permitted to live in Khaybar on condition that they gave one-half of their produce to Muslims.
The demonstrators at the Aqsa Mosque are hoping that the Muslims will again attack the Jews, this time in Israel, and force them to succumb, and either to leave or agree to live as a humiliated minority under the rule of an Islamic Caliph.
But Abu Toameh was not the only one who saw Friday's demonstrations. So did  'moderate' 'Palestinian' President Mahmoud Abbas Abu Mazen.
The anti-Jewish demonstration in Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque is a sign of the growing power of Muslim extremists in the city and the West Bank.
This is a real and imminent threat not only to Israel and its Western allies, but also to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and his loyalists in the West Bank.
This threat also explains why the Palestinian Authority rushed to condemn the extremists for using the Aqsa Mosque as a platform for "advancing outside agendas" -- namely that of the Muslim Brotherhood and other radical Islamic groups.
The thousands of demonstrators did not forget to condemn the Palestinian Authority for "selling out to Jews" and accepting a two-state solution instead of seeking Israel's destruction.
Abu Mazen hears the demonstrators. John Kerry does not.  Until Kerry opens his eyes and ears to see and hear what Abu Mazen is hearing, he will not understand why this is not the time or the circumstances in which 'lasting peace' can come to the Middle East. But opening his eyes and ears would mean that Kerry would have to acknowledge that he has no chance for success in his quest for peace. And Kerry will never acknowledge that.

What could go wrong?

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At 11:51 PM, Blogger mrzee said...

It isn't just Kerry but everyone. From the White House to the State Dept to Brussels, they all refuse too admit the truth about the situation becuase they'd have to admit they are completely powerless.

Egypt and Israel made peace because Begin and Sadat wanted to, not because of Jimmy Carter (in spite of Carter, who wanted to include the Soviets in negotiations, actually).

Israel and Jordan made peace because Rabin and Hussein wanted to, not because of Clinton.

Kerry, Obama, Ashton, Barroso, Ban Ki-Moon all just a bunch of fools.


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