Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Klinghoffer Protest: Mayor Guliani Speech (Video and Transcript), My Comments to the NY Times Post on At the Metropolitan Opera’s first performance of John Adams’s “The Death of Klinghoffer” October 20, 2014

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Klinghoffer protest. Video and transcript of Former Mayor Rodolph Guliani - Distortion of History. Exposes Arafat and the Palestinian Authority as a corrupt terrorist organization http://shemittahrediscovered.blogspot.com/2014/10/klinghoffer-protest-video-and.html

Fwd: My Letter to the New York Times (comments) and to Opera Lovers (Let's see if any of it gets published) I submitted in 4 parts due to 1500 words limit per comment http://shemittahrediscovered.blogspot.com/2014/10/fwd-my-letter-to-new-york-times.html
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Fwd: My Letter to the New York Times (comments) and to Opera Lovers (Let's see if any of it gets published) I submitted in 4 parts due to 1500 words limit per comment

My comments to this NYT Times article:


MY COMMENTS:  (IN ENTIRETY)

The terrorists were not acting as individuals.  This was organized terror no different than the attackers on 9/11.  The PLF hijacked the Achille Lauro to get hostages in exchange of terrorist Samir Kuntar and 50 other Palestinian terrorists.  In 1979 Samir Kuntar with several other terrorists from Lebanon committed one of the most brutal terror attacks ever... in Nahariya.  5 innocent people were murdered among them a small child whose blood samples were found on his weapon. Samir Kundar received 5 life sentences only to be freed years later.  He was not freed after the hijacking of the Achille Lauro,  But he was freed in another prisoner exchange years later.  

This opera is deceptive.  It portrays Palestinians lovingly embracing their young children as they flee their homes in 1948 during the War of Independence.  when Israel was attacked on all sides by her enemies. This War of Independence was just, and people fleeing from their homes in times of war is legitimate when  War is being fought for ones independence and homeland. 

Fact:  The PLF and the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas actually encourage their kids to become Shahids and Shaheeds and martyrs.  They glorify terrorists who murder innocent men, women and children.  They train their children from a young age to wear suicide belts.  The opera however doesn't show this evil side of the PLF terrorist. If it did, then perhaps it would be based on truth and not terrorist propaganda.  They claim that they are men of ideals.  They are liberating Palestine from the Occupiers.  

LIE!!  Israel is the indigenous people of the Land of Israel not the Palestinians.  It says so in the Bible.  It is proven from History, Archaeology as well.  The Palestinians of today come from many countries but they can not trace their lineage back to Palestine.  Jews however, CAN trace their lineage back to the 12 Tribes of Israel.  Israel is another name for Jacob.  Jacob was the son of Isaac who was the son of Abraham, the forefathers of the Jews.

The Klinghoffer children are 100% right.  The Opera Viewers have no understanding of the context.  They only hear about freedom fighters who were thrown from their Land.   But the Bible can be rewritten as far as the Librettist is concerned.  Take the scene of Hagar and Yishmael.  Totally falsified from the account in the Bible. IN THE BIBLE, G-d promises the Land to the descendants of Isaac. Not Ishmael.  It says that while Yishmael will be a great Nation, YISHMAEL will not inherit the Land.  Only Isaac will!

 If the PLF and its ideology would have any control over the opera, every female would have to come in Hi jabs.  So if money is coming from Saudi Arabia, in support of the Opera, and they have their way, you can forget about wearing any immodest dress to the Opera.  THat will exclude most of the patrons.   Also, I am sure it would be improper for women to sing in front of men. Especially immodestly dressed.   And of course if you are a Jew or an infidel be it Christian or Hindu or Kurdi or Yazidi, you of course have no right to exist let alone go to the Opera.  And all performances will have to go through the Imam who will censor any Opera, before it can be shown.  No freedom of expression here!  Just go to Saudi Arabia today and  see how many Operas are censored from performing.  Find out how many Jews attend the Opera.  How many Jews for that matter live in Saudi Arabia?  How many Jews be it journalist or contractor is permitted to enter the country for that matter.  Talk about Freedom of religion.  

The Met has only one Opera that people are protesting.  The Death of Klinghoffer. That's right Mr. Gelp.  Give your roster of Operas to Saudi Arabia and see how many of your Operas they will permit and what will be their terms.  And you have the nerve to tell our group that we are against freedom of expression!!!!!  

The PLF for sure is against freedom of expression.  

Not the Jews!  They support Operas and all the cultural centers be it in New York or Vienna or whatever country Jews live!

So, Opera Lovers, if you think what happened to Klinghoffer is not a big deal.... wait till your freedoms are taken away from you.....Sharia Law...  misogyny, beheadings, caliphate.....Hitler came into power because of the Silence.  The Mufti of Jerusalem, Arafat's mentor and the guiding light of the PLF who murdered Klinghoffer partnered with Hitler.  I believe the Gas Chambers were his contribution...  Opera lovers, the show here  is much more evil and sinister than you think.  Please get a copy of the speeches at the protest featuring Mayor Guiliani, Peter King etc.  and do some research on your own.  The murderers of Klinghoffer were not brought to justice and were free to continue to participate in more acts of terror as free men while Klinghoffer's body lies dead crying from the depths of the ocean. 

You will not get an accurate understanding of the Opera unless you understand who the PLF is and what they stand for.  And that is not information the Opera wishes you to have let alone internalize.  



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Jews and Gentiles (Netanyahu take note) that endorsing a Palestinian State is a sacrilege. Territory-for-peace mania fwd: Paul Eidelberg: Rudolph Guliani, Rabbi Menachem Brod, Gustav Hendrikssen, Newt Gingrich

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So why is Prime Minister Netanyahu not speaking the Truth?   


Prof. Eidelberg writes:   Bibi (like Peres) wants to yield Judea and Samaria to the Arabs because this land would otherwise become an INCREASINGLY NUMEROUS POPULATION of RELIGIOUS Jews, the effect of which would drastically diminish the PERCENTAGE of secularists in the Knesset and thus terminate secular domination of Israel.

This is what the Labor and Likud parties have in common – which is why both have opposed personal or direct election of MKs. This is a subject about which almost the entire nation has been kept in ignorance since the State was founded by Socialists.

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Klinghoffer protest. Video and transcript of Former Mayor Rodolph Guliani - Distortion of History. Exposes Arafat and the Palestinian Authority as a corrupt terrorist organization http://shemittahrediscovered.blogspot.com/2014/10/klinghoffer-protest-video-and.html


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 Paul Eidelberg. Netanyahu is Not Qualified to be Israel's Prime Minister? but Lev Melech B'yad Hashem. Hashem won't leave it up to a mortal to make such decisions .http://shemittahrediscovered.blogspot.com/2014/10/proclaiming-truth-in-face-of-lies-first.html

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Prof. Paul Eidelberg: A Gentile Professor Accuses Netanyahu: of Committing Suicide and Sacrilege


Purdue University professor of political science Lou Beres published a fascinating two-part article in the Jewish Press on September 2 and 9, 2009, which today is more relevant than ever.  The article refers to a letter dated February 15, 2000, written by Gustav Hendrikssen, a professor emeritus of Bible Studies at Sweden's Uppsala University.


What makes Hendrikssen's letter exceedingly relevant is that in June 2006, the government of Sweden effectively  renounced the Swedish heritage and officially pronounced multiculturalism as the country's "nationality."  Three years later Prime Minister Netanyahu endorsed the creation of a Palestinian state in the Land of Israel. Bearing this in mind, let us relate Hendrikssen's letter to Netanyahu's attitude toward Mahmoud Abbas, the President of the Palestinian Authority, whom he regards as his "peace partner." 


Such is his high opinion of Mr. Abbas that Netanyahu would bestow on this Holocaust denier the sacred land of Judea and Samaria.  He would thus transform into reality a vision or dream he confided to the world on June 14, 2009, when he endorsed the creation of a Palestinian State in the Land of Israel.  

Although such a state may be a nightmare to many Jews, Mr. Netanyahu believes that a Palestinian state would fulfill the highest aspiration of which his intellect is capable of conceiving, and for which he wants to be remembered, namely, his having brought security to the people of Israel!   

This dream makes professor Hendrikssen's February 15, 2000, letter all the more relevant if only because the creation of a Muslim-Arab state in the Land of Israel,  courtesy of the Netanyahu Government, would be tantamount to this Government's  renunciation of the Jewish heritage, and would thus be comparable to the renunciation of the Swedish heritage by the Government of Sweden! 


Now, let us review Hendrikssen's aforementioned letter. This Gentile friend of Israel calls things by their correct names. Here is what he wrote on February 15, 2000, which could have been addressed to any of the Israeli Prime Ministers who implemented the Israel-PLO Agreement of September 13, 1993:


The State of Israel erased from the brow of the Jew the mark of the eternal wanderer. For the first time in 2000 years, the Jew was seen as an equal among equals. Now you come and with your own hands abandon the homeland of the Jewish people, a homeland which was paid for with the lives of millions of your brothers in the crematoria of Auschwitz and Treblinka. The Jewish soul you have already sold to the devil [Yasser Arafat]. Now you are busy tearing up the body, or more correctly, what has been left of it. Already you prepare for exile. In a grotesque distortion, with your own hand you print the mark of Cain on your brow – not for having murdered your brother, but because he has murdered you. The voice of your blood, not the voice of his, is what cries from the ground. 


It was thus left to a Gentile to tell the Jews Like Netanyahu that they are committing sacrilege and nation suicide at the same time.◙


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Treason?

 

Prof. Paul Eidelberg

 

Does the revelation of American statesman Newt Gingrich concerning the "Palestinians, specifically, his admission of their being an "invented" people, have legal implications vis-à-vis the Israel-PLO Agreement of September 13, 1993?

 

In question, specifically, is the legality of relinquishing of Jewish land to the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), then defined as a terrorist organization under Israeli law.  In question, therefore, is whether any act committed by any Israeli prime minister involving the yielding of land to the PLO constitutes, prima facie, an act of treason

 

Also involved is whether previous decisions of Israel's High Court of Justice on this issue can be reviewed in the light of Mr. Gingrich's revelation.

 

Israel's Penal Law defines four kinds of acts as treason:

 

1.  acts that "impair the sovereignty" of  the  State of Israel—section 97(a);

2.  acts that "impair the integrity" of the  State of Israel—section 97(b);

3.  acts under section 99 that give assistance to an "enemy" in war against Israel, that the Law specifically states includes a terrorist organization;

4.  acts in section 100 that evince an intention or resolve to commit one of the acts prohibited by sections 97 and 99.

           

The question, in short, is this: Has any Israeli Prime Minister committed any of the above acts to the extent of being criminally liable if, at the time, he knew that the "Palestinian people" was an Arab hoax?

 

 

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ISRAEL'S TEFLON PRIME MINISTER

PSTOP BIBI'S REELECTION

PROF. PAUL EIDELBERG

THE CRITICS OF THE NETANYAHU GOVERNMENT SHOULD HAVE, AS THEIR FIRST OBJECTIVE, DISCREDITING BIBI TO SUCH AN EXTENT AS TO DISCOURAGE THE LIKUD FROM REELECTING HIM AS THEIR PARTY CHAIRMAN. WHAT FOLLOWS MAY BE USED FOR THIS PURPOSE:  

1) As a minister in the Sharon Government, Netanyahu voted for the expulsion of 8,000 Jews from Gaza, which his own father called a CRIME. This expulsion was opposed by Israel's highest defense and intelligence officials (Yaalon, Farkash, and Dichter) in testimony to the Knesset. This is why Gaza is now Hamastan, and Bibi doesn't dare eliminate Hamas because this will damage the standing of the Palestinian Authority, Bibi's fictitious "peace partner," to which

2) Bibi has repeatedly opposed abrogation of Oslo despite thousands of Jewish casualties.

3) For reasons discussed below, Bibi endorsed the creation of a Palestinian state in Judea and Samaria, the spiritual and strategic heartland of the Jewish people.

4) Bibi has failed to enforce the security arrangements of the Wye Memorandum of October 1998, which he, himself, negotiated – a failure resulting from his timidity, and which has led to the murder of an untold number Jews for which he has not been held accountable.

5) Bibi is largely responsible for the abandonment of Hebron – Israel's second-most important historic city.

6) Bibi has released hundreds of Arab terrorists, some with blood on their hands.

7) Bibi kowtowed to the mindless John Kerry by his latest release of Arab terrorists, behavior that Caroline Glick openly denounced as "COWARDLY."

8) Bibi fired Deputy Defense Minister Danny Danon for publicly opposing this betrayal of the nation's dead and wounded.

9) Bibi is wedded to Oslo, hence to the discredited policy of "land for peace."

10) An astute foreign journalist rightly called Bibi a disciple of Shimon Peres, but almost no one knows the secret reason, namely this: Bibi (like Peres) wants to yield Judea and Samaria to the Arabs because this land would otherwise become an INCREASINGLY NUMEROUS POPULATION of RELIGIOUS Jews, the effect of which would drastically diminish the PERCENTAGE of secularists in the Knesset and thus terminate secular domination of Israel.

This is what the Labor and Likud parties have in common – which is why both have opposed personal or direct election of MKs. This is a subject about which almost the entire nation has been kept in ignorance since the State was founded by Socialists. The latter knew how to design a democratic electoral system, Proportional Representation with a low electoral threshold, which preludes the formation of a majority party government, and thereby effectively disempowers traditional Jews who have always been to the Right of the Government.☼

PROF. PAUL EIDELBERG

I never cease to be astonished by the arrogance of Israeli Prime Ministers whose territory-for-peace mania suggests that they own the Land of Israel and can dispose of parts to whomever they wish. Of course they count on the pliancy of cabinet ministers and on the pusillanimity of Israel's religious parties, which are more fearful of Washington than of God.  Still, the arrogance of these Prime Ministers appalls me.

The latest Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, would have us believe that he must adhere to the disastrous Oslo or Israel-PLO Agreement of 1993 despite its having been violated thousands of times by the PLO and at the cost of 15 thousand Jewish casualties! He deceives none but fools. Despite the bloodshed and treachery of the Palestinian Authority, he still regards that terrorist organization as a "negotiating partner" with which he is eager to conclude the "final status" agreement – as though, with a signature on a sheet of paper, he can nullify 1,400 years of Arab-Islam butchery. What unmitigated arrogance! And then there are Bibi's apologists.   They are not appalled by his arrogance.  He is simply a victim of circumstances. He's doing the best he can, given American pressure. Some admit that Bibi is not the stuff of which heroes are made, but we have "NO ALTERNATIVE."   End of story.

But who is more dangerous to Israel, an overt leftist like Tzippi Livni, who deceives no one about her idiocy and ideological identity, or a clever, covert leftist like Benjamin Netanyahu, who talks the 'right' talk but walks the left's walk by yielding Jewish land to Israel's enemy, as he did in Hebron and in the 1998 Wye Memorandum? By the way, Bibi never enforced the security arrangements prescribed in that Memorandum, which cost the lives and limbs of hundreds of Jews, for which Bibi has not been held accountable.  

Indeed, he even had the chutzpah to endorse the creation of Palestinian state without Knesset or public debate! Had Livni committed this act of moral and political treason, there would have been non-stop public outrage, if not open rebellion. With Bibi, however, such treachery evoked Bibi is not only a Teflon Prime Minister, but an accomplished anesthesiologist! And this is why he is more dangerous than Livni.◙


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Klinghoffer protest. Video and transcript of Former Mayor Rodolph Guliani - Distortion of History. Exposes Arafat and the Palestinian Authority as a corrupt terrorist organization

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Listen to Mayor Rudolph Guliani!  

"The first amendment here operates to protect both parties.  The Metropolitan Opera  has a first Amendment right  to put on this Opera, if it wants to. People have a right to go see it, if they want to, if it's their choice. But, what seems to have been forgotten is equally, all of us, each one of us here, and many many  more, have just a strong first amendment right to make our position clear. We have a right to protest and warn people that this work is a distortion of history and helped in some ways to foster a three decade long feckless policy of creating a moral equivalency between the Palestinian Authority - a corrupt terrorist organization, and the State of Israel - a Democracy ruled by law. (applause) 

For me this is a complicated issue.  I've been an opera fan 57 years......As an Opera the music and the chorus's are quite excellent. John Adams who wrote it is one of our great American composers. However, as a story, attempting to account an appalling terrorist murder of a man in a wheelchair who was thrown into the Mediterranean simply because he was Jewish, it's a factually inaccurate and extraordinarily damaging piece to an appropriate description of his problem. It did great damage to the relationship of Israel and Palestine AND it  supports terrorism. (applause)  

.As one who had occasion as United States attorney to investigate Yassar Arafat, I can say with certainty, that this murder was a pure act of terror for which there were no justifiable brief, it was part of a overall campaign of numerous terrorist acts of which this was just one, intended to make Arafat and his organization, bigger players on the world stage, this was not done as the Opera suggests, for the purpose of helping the Palestinian people. This was done  for the purpose for furthering the goals of Yassar Arafat, the PLA, the terrorists and the crooks who are part of PLA. (applause) I speak here to warn people that this is a distorted work.  This murder was not because people were upset about their conditions in Palestine.  This murder was ORDERED!  This murder was ORGANIZED! This murder was PLANNED! It was not an act of people who are oppressed. This was the act of an organized group seeking international recognition by throwing a man in a wheelchair into the ocean and killing him.  This was done in order to get recognition, in order to create moral equivalency, and in order to obtain money - and shamefully in worked!  

The terrorist killers who murdered Leon Klinghoffer were set free just a short while later and not brought to justice.  Arafat, got himself a place at the international bargaining table. He made fools of all of us, for years, by taking our money, but never agreeing to doing anything to bring peace to the Middle East.  The truth should be told that this Opera didn't create, but it certainly contributed to a romanticized version of the Palestinian cause and a romanticized version of terrorism (applause) which led the American Administration to give hundreds of millions of dollars to Palestine.  That money did not get to the Palestinian People.  THAT MONEY WAS STOLEN BY ARAFAT AND THE OTHER MEMBERS OF FATAH and if somebody would go take a good look in the South of France, they would find some of it in Mrs. Arafat's bank account.  

So when people tell you that conditions in Palestine are terrible, and what Israel did to them,  It's what their leaders did to them. THEIR LEADERS STOLE THEIR MONEY IN THE  MILLIONS AND HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS  - AND THIS OPERA DOESN'T TELL THAT STORY! (applause) 

 The truth should be told that Arafat was offered everything he wanted by President Clinton and Prime Minister Ehud Barak, but he turned it all down. he turned down everything he was always seeking.  Why? because he preferred the con game he was playing.  He preferred the money he was getting, the money he was stealing, to the peace and security of his own people....It completely fails to tell the story of how this was a very well planned, a very well executed murder of advancing the purpose of the PLA. 

 ....in the overall context of the work it doesn't do anything to  ameliorate the impression that there was sympathetic justification for the killing of Leon Klinghoffer and that's a sin to do so!  And it completely, completely, fails to tell the story that this was very well planned and very well executed murder for the purpose of advancing the PLA. 

My position on this issue may differ from others. We recognize that people differ. The first Amendment. the marketplace of ideas. ... 

The Met, and those who decide to go to see this production, have every right to do so and it would hypocritical and anti American for us to interfere with that and stop it.  But we also have a right just as strong and just as compelling  to point out the historical inaccuracy and the historical damage this contributed to. Hundreds of millions of dollars going to Arafat, some of which is still with Mrs. Arafat as I pointed out and most of which never to to the Palestinian people.  

It also contributed to years and years of pursuing a plan for peace that was never realistic and it never worked -  because it was based on a false premise of moral equivalency and a romanticized version of terrorism - that has led to a world where terrorism has only become as we know - sitting here today years later,  - this romanticizing of terrorism has only made it a greater and greater threat and it has too often been justified as the expression of a legitimate political philosophy. (applause)....
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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Paul Eidelberg. Netanyahu is Not Qualified to be Israel's Prime Minister? but Lev Melech B'yad Hashem. Hashem won't leave it up to a mortal to make such decisions .

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I believe that if the generation was worthy, we would have Prime Ministers who would be speaking up for truth and against a 2 State Solution.  We need to be worthy as a nation, where masses of people, hundreds of thousands if not millions of Chareidim and Secular Jews claim our Land. http://shemittahrediscovered.blogspot.com/2014/10/proclaiming-truth-in-face-of-lies-first.html

Soccer Dad said re: Sharon and the Disengagement, Hitnatkut in 2005...
It's easy to criticize leaders. But remember one thing - at least with regard to the PM - Lev Melech B'yad Hashem (Mishlei 21:1). According to the Malbim, Hashem doesn't give Bechirah to leaders because a leader's effect on multitudes and history is so great that Hashem won't leave it up to a mortal to make such decisions. I believe that we have to look more at ourselves than at PM Sharon. To me the biggest question is: Why am I not in Israel. Perhaps if the Jewish people - i.e. those living outside of E"Y - appreciated E"Y properly by living there Hashem would have protected more of the land. Disengagement is a wake up call. PM Sharon is merely the pawn that Hashem used to make us sit up and think (and hopefully, act.).  

My comments: 
When all of Am Yisroel under the leadership of Rabbanim and Jewish Leadership will take a clear stand that the Land of Israel is our rightful claim and that we are not Occupiers and encourage Jews to go on Aliya since for 2000 years we finally have the opportunity,  than perhaps Netanyahu or whichever leader is in office will have the guts to speak the Truth. 
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From: Paul Eidelberg <foundation612.12@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, Oct 19, 2014 at 11:28 AM
Subject: Why Netanyahu is Not Qualified to be Israel's Prime Minister
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Why Netanyahu is Not Qualified to be Israel's Prime Minister

 

November 11, 2010, republished August 28, 2011

 

Prof. Paul Eidelberg

 

In this report I am going to provide sufficient evidence to prove that Benjamin Netanyahu is not qualified to be the Prime Minister of Israel…. [It's] irrelevant to say that any of his most likely successors are even less qualified ….

 

When he was a cabinet minister in the Sharon Government, he voted for the expulsion of 8,000 Jews from their homes in Gaza. Gaza, now called Hamastan, is a proxy of Iran. Armed by increasingly deadly weapons from Iran, Hamastan constitutes a strategic threat to Israel from the south.  Meanwhile, Hezbollah, another Iranian and well-armed proxy, threatens Israel from the north. This perilous state of affairs, for which Netanyahu is to no small extent responsible, should have prompted Israelis to relegate him to the political wilderness in the February 2009 national elections. Instead, by voting for the Likud Party, they [less than a third of the electorate] made him Israel's Prime Minister.

 

Four months later, on June 14, at Bar-Ilan University, Netanyahu endorsed the establishment of a Palestinian state in Judea and Samaria …. From what source did Netanyahu derive the authority to make [t]his decision … It's quite clear that the decision was made without public or Knesset debate….  

 

While Netanyahu was a member of Sharon's ethnic cleansing Government, he gave a speech at the prestigious Herzliya Conference. He there declared that "the Declaration of Independence" depicts Israel as both Jewish and democratic."  Let us examine this statement.

 

First of all, the word "democracy" does not appear in the Declaration of Independence….  Second, to say that the Declaration "depicts Israel as both Jewish and democratic" is grossly misleading.  

 

Not only does the Declaration proclaim Israel as a Jewish state, but that alone is Israel's raison d'etre. It is simply false to put "Jewish" and "democratic" on the same level. To put it more clearly: The only justification for Israel's re-establishment in 1948 is the Biblical heritage of the Jewish people; and it is an unmitigated falsehood to describe that heritage, and therefore the Sinai Covenant, as a charter for democracy. In fact, the Declaration tacitly rejects that Covenant.

The Declaration proclaims that the State "will ensure complete equality of … political rights to all its inhabitants irrespective of religion …"

 

But there is much more than Netanyahu's poverty-stricken commitment to a Jewish commonwealth—although it is the root cause of his caving into American pressure on the Palestinian state issue.   Here I will cite at length, with interspersed italicized comments of my own, [Caroline] Glick's article in The Jerusalem Post [of November 19, 2010]. She writes:  "Netanyahu boasts that that he received three major payoffs from Obama in exchange for his agreement to ban Jewish construction [in Judea and Samaria] and discuss land surrenders with [the Palestinian Authority, a consortium of terrorists] is enough to disqualify Netanyahu as PM.

 

As for the three payoffs: "First, he claims that Obama agreed not to renew his demand that Jews be denied their property rights. Second, he says the administration agreed to send Israel 20 more F-35s…. Glick counters as follows: "The first payoff is nothing more than the foreign policy equivalent of buying the same dead horse twice. Obama led Netanyahu to believe he has set aside his demand that Jews be denied property rights last November, when Netanyahu announced the first construction freeze [in Judea and Samaria]. Yet Obama repeated his demands even before the last freeze ended. Obama has no credibility on this issue…."

 

Glick continues: "The F35 deal is simply bizarre. Israel needs the F-35 to defend against enemies like Iran. Yet the administration claims that its agreement to send Israel the F-35s is contingent on Israel signing a peace deal with the Palestinians. In other words, the Obama administration is giving the PLO power to veto American military assistance by saying no to peace." 

 

"Finally, there is the administration's pledge to support Israel at the UN for a year.  What this pledge actually means is that a year from now, the Obama administration will present the deal as an excuse to abandon what has been the policy of every US administration since Lyndon Johnson and stop blocking Anti-Israel resolutions at the UN Security Council."

 

This, according to Glick, is what Netanyahu fears most, because it would readily lead to a UN-endorsed Palestinian state in all of Judea and Samaria and in large parts of Jerusalem, and with the Palestinians still refusing to sign a peace treaty with Israel.

 

But Netanyahu has already agreed to a Palestinian state in Judea and Samaria, which would include East Jerusalem and the Temple Mount; and any peace treaty following that betrayal of Israel and the Jewish people would not be worth the paper it's written on. 

 

Glick wants Israel—but that means Netanyahu—to go on the offensive.  She wants (1) Israel to pass a law that permits the filing of universal jurisdiction claims in Israel against citizens of states that allow Israelis to be sued.  She wants (2) Israel to support people abroad who want to discredit the UN, especially the International Criminal Court. She wants (3) Israel to pursue deeper economic and political ties with India, China, and Japan. 

 

The present writer has long advocated actions (2) and (3), but with the understanding that Israel would have to be led by a very different kind of Government to implement such actions. Nothing hinders Israel's government more than its fear of jeopardizing its democratic reputation, which alone endows this country with legitimacy and its ruling elites with respectability.  But isn't it obvious that Israel's democratic reputation, whether deserved or not, is now worthless and even counter-productive if only because it induces Israeli government to exercise suicidal self-restraint in dealing with Arab terrorists?

 

Ms. Glick's excellent article is entitled "Facing our fears." With all due respect, she has not identified what Israel must do to liberate itself from these fears. That done, her readers will at last understand  why Benjamin Netanyahu is not qualified to be Israel's Prime Minister.◙ 




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