By Irwin N. Graulich
Monday, May 18th, 2009…a day that will live in infamy. How do you tell President Obama, Secretary of State Clinton and Special Envoy Mitchell that a Palestinian State simply will not work? How does Benjamin Netanyahu explain to the American Liberal that compromise for the creation of a 49th Muslim nation is the kiss of death?
Remember this Bibi. There is really not much that Obama can do, if you say "No" to giving back any land. Do not be afraid. Will he give you a good "patch in tuchess," or withhold some military armaments? So what? Congress will not allow him to do anything harmful. Thank you Founding Fathers.
The Ivy League educated liberal mind of today has been brainwashed through higher education to believe that sophisticated negotiations and discussions amongst suits, ties and business attire will solve all the world’s problems. Tell that to Chamberlain and Hitler, or to Japan’s Emperor Hirohito. Unfortunately, the only way to stop evil in most cases is through force, and yes…bombs, when absolutely necessary.
The overwhelmingly Ivy educated Obama Administration does not remember its history very well. Just Google "1948 and the UN partition plan," which suggested giving the Arab population much more than it even wants today. But no deal was acceptable to any Muslim nation in the Middle East because Jews were involved. Hey, when you turn down a deal, you cannot ask for it back again. How about pre 6 day war 1967, when all of Gaza, the entire West Bank and the Old City of Jerusalem belonged to Egypt and Jordan. Why was that period the most dangerous time for little old Israel’s existence?
Did anyone in the world or at the UN ever question why Jordan made the holiest Jewish site, The Western Wall, into a giant urinal? Not one complaint from any UN member. When honest, decent, caring people in America and Israel confront these issues seriously, they should arrive at the only possible realistic solution. Peace for peace with every Arab and Muslim nation, and no separate state for a made up group of Arabs who stole a Jewish surname called Palestine, giving them some fraudulent historical credibility.
So why has the world and the United Nations become obsessed with this tiny, tiny Jewish state, and the biblical backyard it occupies–actually the size of New Jersey. No oil, no gas, no minerals; just mud from the dead sea which sells in malls for $5.00 a bottle. Not exactly a multi-billion dollar industry. Yet Israel is the only country in the world where its citizens are not permitted to travel to 18 nations.
Prime Minister Netanyahu must learn the valuable lesson needed to deal with Americans, in order to change their minds. To explain your position, one must speak our special lingo and think like an American–something no foreigner can do, even with perfect English like Bibi. The meeting in the Oval Office should be no more than a schoolyard-type discussion, which most American students learn to navigate by the 6th grade. "Hey listen Barak, it’s my ball; Hillary, they stole our bats; George, your mother is calling you to go home for dinner."
So before we solve the more difficult problems relating to stickball in the schoolyard, here is a much easier dilemma–solving the Arab-Israeli-Muslim Dispute–and Prime Minister Netanyahu should read precisely from this script.
Bibi, begin here: "Listen boys and girls in the Oval Office, here is the problem in a nutshell. The Arab and Muslim world is extremely sensitive to any critical or embarrassing depiction of their culture, no matter how carefully these matters are portrayed. So they will get violently angry or simply lie to protect their honor. Remember the Danish cartoons. Try calling the 9/11 hijackers Islamic or Muslim terrorists."
Stand up Bibi: "There is a museum in Cairo dedicated to the Arab victories over Israel and the Jews in the ’67 and ’73 wars. Hezbollah still says it won the war in Lebanon, even though Beirut looked worse than Dresden. Hamas, Syria and Iran recently announced and celebrated a great victory after Operation Cast Lead where Israel literally devastated Gaza. In other words, do not believe your own eyes or the tv cameras, just believe our Arab propaganda."
Look Obama in the eye Bibi: "And the world almost always falls for such nonsense by offering to donate money and rebuild everything for a population that elected a Nazi-like government, whose entire raison d’etre is to destroy Israel. So my dear schoolyard buddies, Barak, Hillary and George, let’s learn a lesson from all this fighting. My weak, pathetic fellow Jews in Israel will never, ever be forgiven for defeating and devastating the big macho Arab/Muslim armies in 1948, 1956, 1967, 1973, 1982 and 2009. Israel is the common enemy and necessary for the survival of the bizarre dictatorial governments throughout the Arab and Muslim world."
Raise your voice Bibi: "Even worse, how dare those Jews build a successful democratic society in our midst, that is a model for technology, medicine and scientific discoveries, while all the oil rich nations can do is hire outsiders to design and build palaces for their powerful, dictatorial leaders. Talk about embarrassing–the Prophet Mohammed is probably spinning in his grave."
Use your hands Bibi: "Arab and Muslim leadership understands that Israel must always retain its status as the common enemy that binds their populations together–just like Hitler used Germany to galvanize its own nationalism. Even the Saudi Peace Plan is a sham because it is just a typical example of Arab souk/market negotiations which offer results for impossible criteria.
Put your glasses on Bibi: "Right of Return" itself is a fraudulent negotiating request, because it shows quite clearly that the Arab and Muslim world has a particular talent for aggrandizing their own historical interpretations, by referencing a myth that has present day implications, and of course ignoring a truth that they do not wish to confront. How about "Right of Return" for hundreds of thousands of Jews who were absolutely thrown out of Arab countries against their will, had their homes, businesses and valuables confiscated, all for no reason. Virtually every Arab who left Israel in 1948 did so under their own free will, because they were promised by Arab leaders that they would return after the war to much more land and golden Jewish spoils."
Hands in pocket Bibi: "How about the so called "occupation," another fraudulent term commonly used. First it was the French occupiers, then the British, and now the Israelis and the Americans–all "occupiers." I mean, America gets rid of an Iraqi dictator who has tortured and murdered hundreds of thousands of innocents, and they call you an occupier instead of a savior. Talk about ingratitude."
Put your hand on Hillary’s shoulder (lightly) Bibi: "While the US and Israel constantly criticize our respective leaderships and societies, similar faultfinding is almost never seen throughout the Arab and Muslim world today. And even when there is some criticism, it is usually couched in terms of Muslim condemnation of their acceptance of some horrible Western Judeo-Christian value."
Stand right next to George Mitchell, Bibi: "Hey Obama, you think Fatah is moderate? Pick up any newspaper or watch their tv on any given day. The hatred for Israel is incredible. Just recently, the PA passed a law that anyone who sells land to a Jew will be executed. Where have we heard that before?"
Sit on the corner of Obama’s desk Bibi: "Two months ago, the so called moderate Palestinian Authority closed and disbanded a Palestinian Youth Orchestra and arrested its founder because they played music for Holocaust survivors. PA television just released a full length special devoted to the glorification of the 1978 roadside massacre where Palestinian terrorists commandeered some Egged buses carrying families going to a company picnic, killing 38 men, women and children and wounding 73 Israelis. Last week a Palestinian terrorist from the West Bank used an axe to murder a 13 year old Jewish boy."
Look at all 3 Bibi: "And would you like to hear what is currently being written about Jews in Palestinian elementary school textbooks? Please, I need an air sickness bag with this Roadmap nonsense. And by the way, you’ll never guess what Mahmoud Abbas, the president of the Palestinian National Authority chose to write about in his lengthy doctoral thesis and had it published. Ready–how’s this for a title? "Relations Between Zionism and Nazism," subtitled, "The secret connection between the Nazis and the leaders of the Zionist movement." Yet Abbas refers to the Likud party and the new Israeli prime minister as radical extremists. I mean are you kidding me Hillary baby. Remember when you blamed your husband’s zipper problems on conservatives. Well, don’t do it again with the Israeli government." (end it here Bibi.)
That’s the type of rhetoric that Prime Minister Netanyahu must use. Otherwise, Israel is dead!!!!
Irwin N. Graulich is a well known motivational speaker on morality, ethics, religion and politics. He is also President and CEO of a leading marketing, branding and communications company in New York City. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org