Writing in Israel Hayom, conservative thinker Elliot Abrams
“This week the State Department engaged in a remarkable assault on Israel. Both in tone and in content, it marks a new hostility and plenty of sheer ignorance.
The comment, titled “Recent Israeli Settlement Announcements,” ran as follows: “We are deeply concerned by reports today that the Government of Israel has published tenders for 323 units in East Jerusalem settlements. This follows Monday’s announcement of plans for 770 units in the settlement of Gilo.
“We strongly oppose settlement activity, which is corrosive to the cause of peace. These steps by Israeli authorities are the latest examples of what appears to be a steady acceleration of settlement activity that is systematically undermining the prospects for a two-state solution.”
323 housing units.
I feel reasonably certain that they are building many more housing “units” than that in my neighborhood of Oakland alone.
The Obama administration is both racist and seemingly incapable of learning from past efforts.
The reason the Obama administration is racist (or anti-Semitic) is because they harrass the Jews of the Middle East for daring to build housing for themselves in the very place that Jews have resided for millennia.
Long, long, long before there was any such place as London or Paris or Washington, D.C. there was Jerusalem… and it was crawling with Jews. Why was it crawling with Jews even many centuries before the first Arab showed up to steal Jewish land?
Because Jerusalem is, indeed, the ancient capital of the Jewish people.
The Arabs do not get to come along thousands of years later, take it, claim Jerusalem as “the third holiest city in Islam” – which is nonsense, they might as well claim Walla Walla, Washington as the thirty-seventh most holy city in Islam – insist that they are the actual indigenous population, and then carry out fourteen centuries of non-stop colonial violence against the Jewish natives to the region.
Sadly, however, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and the Democratic Party do not see it that way.
They honestly believe that any future state of “Palestine” must be Judenrein and, yet, somehow, against all common sense and basic human decency, they see themselves as anti-racists.
Obama Administration Inability to Learn
Well, either they are incapable of learning from past experience or they are secretly malicious toward Israel and toward the Jewish people.
Whatever it is, Jewish Israelis are not going to let these knuckleheads in the White House tell them where they may or may not be allowed to live in their own homeland.
At least the racist princes of Medieval Europe only tried to impose their wills upon where Jews may be allowed to live in Europe, itself. Obama, in his remarkable arrogance, believes that he has every right to dictate where Jews should be allowed to live in Jerusalem!
And the thing of it is, not only is it racist, but it’s entirely counterproductive and has been proven so year after year.
It does not matter if the Jews withdraw from the eastern section of Jerusalem, as well as Judea and Samaria, because the Arabs are not going to cease their efforts to murder Jews. Why should they? It costs them very little in their efforts, because they outnumber us by a factor of 60 to 70 to 1, and they’ve been engaged in the Jew Killing Project since Muhammad got angry with us for not accepting him as a prophet.
Those stubborn Jews!
Y’know, if we would not accept Jesus as a prophet despite the fact that, one, he was Jewish and, two, he actually carried a message of peace and love, then we’re certainly not going to accept someone with the character of Muhammad, who was anything but peaceful.
Muhammad was a caravan raider with a taste for exceedingly young girls and he murdered very many Jews. We’re supposed to respect this? I do not think so.
The bottom line, of course, is that kicking the Jews in the head from Washington, D.C. is never going to bring peace. What could bring peace is if the White House and the EU insist that there will be no additional funding of the Palestinian Authority until they cease inciting violence against Jews and demonstrate an actual willingness to live in peace with their Jewish neighbors.
Short of that the violence against us will go on and our progressive-left anti-racist friends will tell one another how it is that we deserve whatever beating the Arabs care to dish out.