Exposing the fraud of "the peace process"
By John F. Di Leo
As Barack Obama reaches the midpoint of his ongoing four-year quest to make Jimmy Carter look good by comparison, he grasps at the most tempting straw of all for a struggling presidency: to score points in foreign policy to make up for a plethora of failures at home.
So he held a mini-summit of sorts. Binyamin (Bibi) Netanyahu of Israel, Hosni Mubarek of Egypt, King Abdullah of Jordan, and Mahmoud Abbas of Fatah all gathered in Washington to revive peace talks after two years of dormancy.
A veteran of many years in the USA as Israel’s ambassador, Prime Minister Netanyahu knows well how it feels to be the token conservative on a television news program, surrounded by a host, crew, and other guests, who are all united in their opposition, leaving one to fight singlehandedly against an army. So he was well prepared for this brief summit, surrounded again by enemies of Israel, all representing nations that have warred with this country, both openly and under a flag of truce, through their support of the terrorist organizations that breed like demonic rabbits in that ungodly region.
Consider the different challenges of each of these speakers as they pose for the press. Netanyahu’s challenge was to maintain a cordial, open-minded posture with people whom he knows want nothing more than for him and his nation to evaporate, while the biggest challenge faced by his adversaries was remembering to square the circle for both their English-speaking and Arabic-speaking audiences.
Israel speaks with one voice. Whoever the head-of-state at a given moment, and whatever his or her party, Israel has had one position in English, the same position in Hebrew, the same position in Yiddish: her goal is peaceful coexistence, a free and honorable place among the nations.
The muslim nations of the Arab League, however, speak with two voices. One we hear in English: we all want peace; islam is peace; violence saddens us; a few more miles of land here or there, and we’ll try to tell our people not to attack you any more. Make nicey-nice, we really mean it this time. But their other voice speaks in Arabic, day in and day out (and the American mainstream media never share these words with their ill-served readership): we will defeat the Jewish dogs and drive their nation into the sea.
For the biggest fraud of this never-ending peace process is the claim that all we need is a two-state solution – the dream that, once there are two states, one palestinian and one Israeli, then there can be peace.
Never mind that Israel has already allowed much of her land to be designated a “Palestinian Authority,” allowed to operate as if an independent state by the elected leaders of the palestinian people. Management by Fatah and Hamas has demolished any hope for a palestinian economy, for a peaceful and thriving palestinian country. Fatah and Hamas run their mandate as do the Somalis; with clans and gunfire, with nihilism and barbarism. How could changing this current pretense at statehood to actual formal statehood accomplish anything that de facto statehood could not?
And never mind that the so-called palestinians have broken every flag of truce ever raised, using every tactic of warfare and terror within their grasp in an endless effort to break the spirit of the Israeli people, from firing mortars into their streets to sending suicide bombers into restaurants and school buses.
And never mind that virtually the entire Arab League has been complicit in this process, through their illegal (under international law) boycott against Israel these forty years, and through the support of their governments for terrorist organizations. Iran funnels weapons through Syria to Lebanon… Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood runs guns up through Sinai into Gaza… Turkey even ships arms to the terrorists under a cover of a flotilla of aid ships.
And who can forget Saddam Hussein’s famous “terrorist life insurance policy” during the intifada of the late 1990s and early 2000s – in which his Iraqi treasury would send $25,000 bonuses to the families of suicide bombers, to encourage fathers and sons to strap on their devices as a grotesque means of providing for their families after they’re gone (just one of the many good reasons that the United States felt it necessary to remove that particular dybbuk from the world stage).
No, the most important flaw in the whole argument of a two-state solution is this: It’s already been done.
The past sixty miserable years of constant war in the Mideast has occurred after a two-state solution was in place. And everyone in Washington knows it. The anti-semitic, arabist left has just perpetrated a conspiracy to make the American public forget their history, by acting as if the palestinians were robbed of a nation when the Jews were given theirs.
In truth, a century ago, the British began plans for giving up the Mideast lands they won in and before the first World War, part of which was known as “the British Mandate of Palestine” or more simply, “The British Mandate.” This region contained all of what is today Israel, Jordan, and other bits like the Gaza Strip, West Bank, and Golan Heights.
They originally planned to make most of it a new Israel, based on the footprint of ancient Israel (as declared in the plans known as the Balfour Declaration), as they were creating so many other new Arab nations (Syria, Iraq, etc.). But they soon retreated from that plan, deciding to split even this small footprint into Israel and Jordan – in theory, Israel for the Jews, Jordan for the palestinian Arabs. First a half-and-half split. Then one-third and two-thirds. The Israeli portion of this planned division shrank and shrank during the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s, until when the United Nations finally got behind a "final" plan, the footprint of the Israeli share was less than a quarter the size of the new Arab state given the name of Jordan.
Not that the United Nations ever really supported the nation of Israel at all; they just supported the creation of the most minimal borders and left them to fend for themselves when all their new neighbors attacked. The Arabists planned for the Israeli portion of the two states was so long and narrow that it would be utterly indefensible. Imagine their dismay when Israel survived, winning the war of 1948, still standing more than sixty years later.
So they have spent these decades burying history, excising from schoolbooks the fact of the partition, doing their best to hide the knowledge that the two-state solution has indeed been tried. It is in place. But has the existence of Jordan caused peace? No. Jordan has in fact joined in the wars against Israel, dating back to that first one in 1948. Not content with winning the vast majority of the land in the cartographers’ game before, Jordan tried to win the last few miles left… and has spent recent decades supporting a further split – of Israel, not of Jordan, which has infinitely more room to spare – to carve out yet another muslim state, as if 23 nations in the region still wasn’t enough.
The American left knows this history. The president and his advisors know that the two-state solution didn’t work the first time, and a new two-state solution wouldn’t work either – if the goal is bring peace to the area, as they claim.
No, the only solution they will consider is a single state solution – whittling away tiny Israel, mile by mile, acre by acre, until there is nothing left for the Jewish state than their cemeteries. Every step they take, diplomatically, economically, militarily, moves in that direction and none other.
The fact of it should be no surprise; it is a known tenet of islam that any land once muslim is considered forever muslim, so it is a particular irritation to them that Israel survived the wars of 1948, 1967, 1973, etc. instead of going softly into that good night like they intended.
But the complicity of the American government in this effort, particularly in this “two-state solution” deceit, is unforgivable. The United States should be supportive of our ally Israel, the only peaceful, western, parliamentary republic in the region for over fifty years. To support Israel’s enemies in their efforts to demolish our ally is treason, and to do so using this tactic of revisionist history is doubly shameful.
Everyone understands the mood in the White House, as their polling points join the economic numbers in a race to the bottom. Of course they would hope for foreign policy successes to distract the public from the across-the-board domestic failures of this administration.
But that’s no excuse to join the bloodthirsty neighbors of our truest friend as they sharpen their knives to carve up the few remaining acres of non-muslim land in the Mideast.
Copyright 2010 John F. Di Leo
John F. Di Leo is a Customs broker and international trade compliance trainer. A former county chairman of the Milwaukee GOP, he has been a recovering politician for thirteen years.
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