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Americans For a Safe Israel – Mark Langfan, Chairman August 15, 2013
When the Oslo Accords were signed in September, 1993, almost 20 years ago, AFSI predicted that there would be no PEACE. We knew that Arafat’s goal, which he clearly stated in Arabic right after the signing on the White House lawn, was to dismember Israel in PIECES. We also knew that the PEACE OF THE GRAVE was what the PLO was hoping would be Israel’s destiny. Now, 20 years later, once agian “peace” talks are being held. This time they are behind closed doors for fear of rioting that might erupt from one side or another if details of the “peace” emerged. We have already had the release of 26 brutal Arab murderers who have been celebrated by their people for their “heroism” and “martyrdom” in bludgeoning, knifing, burning, and blowing up innocent Israelis. More releases are set to follow as “good-will gestures” demanded by President Obama. Housing Minister Uri Ariel has announced the building of houses and apartments in Gilo, in east Jerusalem.
This announcement has been met with outrage by the Arabs. No fear. The same houses were supposed to have been built last year, as we learned from former MK Dr. Arieh Eldad. Nothing happened. The same “nothing” may happen again, which is possibly why Secretary of State Kerry has asked PM Abbas not to cancel the talks because of the terrible “obstacles to peace” created by building in the “settlements,” which just happen to be part of greater Jerusalem. It’s 20 years. What has changed?
The first part of Victor Sharpe’s article appears below. Please note that it was written in 2011. For the entire article, please go to the link.
Arabs Offer Israel Peace: The Peace of the Grave
Remember the Roadmap that Condoleezza Rice and President Bush had earlier forced upon Israel? Well it is still alive and the Obama regime and the Quartet continue imposing what history will recall as an insane repetition of failed policies.
The endless concessions, imposed only upon Israel, known by the morally bankrupt euphemisms of “land for peace” or “risks for peace,” and the “Two-State Solution” guarantee endless war against Israel. That is what the road map is; a veritable cul de sac of death for the Jewish state.
There is no peace partner at this time within the Arab world that Israel can trust, and certainly not among the Arabs who call themselves Palestinians. Western absurdity as to which Palestinian Arab group is “moderate” enough to receive enormous amounts of tax payer funds was demonstrated by Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice during the Bush Administration. She certified that Fatah, led by Mahmoud Abbas, met the qualifications of a genuine peace partner for Israel.
Here the absurdity reached new heights for it was Fatah itself, the peace partner, which at the same time Rice was sanctifying it, sent two suicide killers into the Israeli Negev town of Dimona where they succeeded in murdering an elderly woman while maiming many other civilians. And Abbas, the Holocaust denier, was then, as now, unwilling to end Palestinian terrorism.
Indeed Fatah argued with Hamas and Islamic Jihad over who should take responsibility for the crime. In this macabre contest, the decadent depth to which Palestinian society has plunged was there for all to see. Meanwhile the Obama Administration urges Israel to reach out to the Arabs in search of peace lest Israel becomes too isolated. But which of the vicious Arab neighbors, hardly lovers of peace, should Israel reach out to?
Dr. Rachel Ehrenfield and Alyssa Lappen, wrote in the February 8th, 2008 edition of Front Page Magazine that, “since the Oslo Accords, the Palestinian Authority, led by Abbas, received between $14 and $20 billion dollars in international aid.” These figures were from a 2007 Funding for Peace Coalition (FPC) report to the British Parliament.
“Each Palestinian received $4,000 to $8,000 per year. In comparison, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) provided $1 billion in humanitarian aid for 2.5 million Darfur refugees from 2003 to 2006 – only $100 per person annually. Moreover, of the $7 billion pledged in international aid, only $5 billion was spent to assist more than 5 million Tsunami victims in more than 15 countries on two continents.”
“The PA received ‘the highest per-capita aid transfer in the history of foreign aid anywhere,’ according to former World Bank country director for Gaza and the West Bank,Nigel Roberts. Not surprisingly, hundreds of thousands of Arabs in Gaza spent more than $300 million in less than a two week shopping spree after Hamas blew up the border with Egypt. Yet, the Palestinian economy claims to be in ruins. Why?”
Well the answer is there for all to see who want to understand the truth of the enormous scam played upon the West by the Palestinian Arabs and their patron, the Arab League, whose members include regimes awash in oceans of petro-dollars.
The Arabs of Gaza and the so-called West Bank, under Hamas or Fatah control, follow the same script. They are only interested in spending their vast income on weapons, weapons, and more weapons to aim against Israel. Gaza’s economy and the wellbeing of its population come a distant second to the overriding consideration, which is: Kill the Jews!
Any child will tell you that Fatah is no different from Hamas, Islamic Jihad, ad nauseum, and that the entire Arab and Muslim world wants Israel’s destruction and will settle for nothing less. Indeed, we are witnessing Iran poised to take over Iraq once the US withdraws troops from the Iraqi theater. Turkey wishes to take over Syria once Bashar Assad and his Alawite power base is gone. In the complexities of Sunni and Shia mutual animosity anything could happen.
Both branches of Islam are at each other’s throats and have been since the death of Muhammad. But they join in their desire to destroy the non-Muslim Jewish state and come against it in a classic pincer move. However, the historic gulf between Sunni and Shia may yet be for Israel its salvation.
The Oslo Accords contained a grave mistake for Israel. Arafat was willing to recognize Israel but not as a Jewish state. Indeed, he hoped to swamp Israel with millions of Arabs thus destroying it. Israel should have insisted that any agreement with the Palestinian Arabs was based upon their recognition of Israel as the Jewish state.
This Muslim refusal to recognize the Jewish State of Israel is a depressing fact but it is a realistic understanding of what Israel faces. Thus Israel cannot, and must not, believe that making concessions to the Muslim Arabs, especially “land for peace,” will ever work. Millennia ago, an ancient Jewish prophet cried out, “Peace, peace, but there is no peace.” Nothing has changed.
Despite Israel’s miniscule size, the international community has no problem demanding that Israel allow the creation of another Arab state, one dedicated to its destruction, to be built upon the very ancestral and biblical Jewish heartland of Judea and Samaria – which the world knows by its Jordanian Arab name, the West Bank.
Even the so-called Arab “moderates” publicly and unambiguously announce that any so-called “peace initiatives” are simply hudnas (temporary ceasefires). They parrot the mouthings of the late arch-terrorist, Yasser Arafat, who declared that such initiatives are but “stages” in the Arab strategy of taking a piece of the Jewish state followed by another piece until all the pieces are gone.