by Felix Quigley
March 30, 2009
It is not just Obama that is the problem for Israel although he is indeed a deadly problem. There is every chance that Obama has been recruited by the CIA from an early stage and that this Nazi created organization has groomed Obama for this present stage in the unprecedented economic crisis of US Imperialism.
People in general do not give enough attention to the ability of the ruling capitalist or imperialist class (some use the word “elite”) to think ahead and to plan, planning which is sometimes measured in decades.
This was brought home to Irish nationalists when it became apparent that the very top leaders in Sinn Fein, I mean the ones who are sitting today at the very top of the Stormont Good Friday Government along with the right neanderthals of Paisley, were paid money as young people and kept on the rolls of British Intelligence.
You seldom have firm proof of these things. But you can work it out by people´s actions. It just seems odd that Obama comes along at this point to promote the deadly Islam.
This is an attempt by Ted Belman the editor of Israpundit to come to terms with these deadly for Israel developments.
[Begin analysis by Ted Belman here]
NYT: Give the Palestinians what they want or else.
By Ted Belman
As the Netanyahu government nears completion, everyone is piling on the pressure to succumb to Palestinian demands. The EU made it clear again, if Israel rejects the two-state solution, it wont be business as usual between Israel and the EU.
Yesterday the NY Times, the publisher of the antisemitc Oliphant cartoon, editorialized,
- It will not be that hard to judge by his deeds, and relatively soon, whether Mr. Netanyahu is serious about seeking peace with the Palestinians. His government is expected to win parliamentary approval next week.
After that, we suggest that he start with freezing further settlement construction and expansion in the West Bank, as Israel has so often promised but failed to do. He should lift roadblocks between Palestinian cities and towns that are not needed for security. In East Jerusalem, he should stop the humiliating eviction of Palestinians. And in Gaza, he must expand exceptions to the blockade to allow the import of cement and reconstruction materials.
If Mr. Netanyahu is serious about being a partner for peace, he will not get in the way of the militant group Hamas entering a Palestinian unity government with the rival Fatah faction — as long as that government is committed to preventing terrorism and accepts past agreements between Israel and the Palestinians. He will recognize that the United States has its own interests in diplomacy with Syria, Iran and the Palestinians — and allow the Obama administration the freedom to pursue them. He also will not start a preventive war with Iran. [..]
As The Times’s Ethan Bronner reported, Israel is increasingly isolated and facing its worst diplomatic crisis in two decades following its Gaza war. Mr. Netanyahu has understandably raised alarms with the expectation that his foreign minister will be an ultranationalist leader with what are widely considered to be anti-Arab views. Failing to pursue peace talks with the Palestinians would only make things worse by causing frictions with the new Obama administration and with Europe.
Essentially what the Times and the EU are saying is, don’t bother me with the niceties, just give the Palestinians what they want. Gone is the pretext that the US or the EU won’t compromise Israel’s security. Gone is the commitment of the Quartet to allow the parties to negotiate the terms of the agreement.
In its place is the demand, nay the threat, give the Palestinians what they want or else. No demands are made on the Palestinians.
The Times suggests that Israel is controlling America, preventing it from pursuing its interests. Its that damned lobby again. More ominous is the idea that the US, if constraints were removed in Congress, could cut a deal with Syria and Iran. Or are they also suggesting that if Israel doesn’t provide the US with bargaining chips, such as the Golan, then Israel is preventing the US from pursuing its interests.
The NYT lowers the bar for acceptance of Hamas to the level that they accept former agreements. Hamas prefers to only “respect” them. No where is there a demand that they honour them. Netanyahu has committed to abide by all Israel’s signed agreements, which by the way do not include the Roadmap which is a blueprint and not an agreement. The NYT wants more from Israel than that it honour all agreements. It wants her to make new agreements. It certainly doesn’t expect the Palestinians to honour their agreements.
This attack by the EU and the NYT culminates a long standing plan of the State Department and others to impose peace. It started with the insertion of the Saudi Plan into the Roadmap. It continued with the publication of The Israel Lobby and the prosecution of Steve Rosen and Keith Weissman of AIPAC. Four years ago, I wrote “Viable State” trumps “secure borders” in which I took the position that the Saudi Plan was the State Department Plan. A few months after this article I commented
- “Friends of Israel should recognize reality here. Israel is merely going through the motions of negotiating and agreeing or disagreeing while the reality is that the outcome has been predetermined and forced on Israel.”.
The selection of Gen Jones and Samantha Power to serve in the Obama administration is further evidence of the long standing plan to force the Saudi Plan on Israel. It is no accident that during the period when Netanyahu was forming his government the attacks reached a crescendo to affect the makeup of the ultimate coalition. Just a day before the above noted editorial appeared, the NYT published a Op-Ed by Roger Cohen in the New York Times (The Fierce Urgency of Peace), advising on the right way to deal with Israel, based on a “Bipartisan Statement on U.S. Middle East Peacemaking.”. This report enshrined the thinking of Power and Jones as to the terms of the settlement and how to get there.
In Obama’s recent press conference he said “.. the status quo is unsustainable. That it is critical for us to advance a two-state solution”.
Yet it is critical that Israel not advance the two state solution especially on Palestinian terms.
The pressure applied to Netanyahu will be unbearable.
It became clear to us on 4international that the event of the Gaza War brought all of the antisemites of Western Europe, the US and even Canada, out into the open. Calling themselves the “left” (but not really left at all, be advised) they marched along with Arabs and Islamists behind banners and slogans which were evidently and obviously antisemitic.
This is the new Nazism. It is the new antisemitism. It takes many forms indeed.
In my own experience here are a few.
Journalists who are attacking Israel over the Gaza war but who are totally quiet about the 8000 rockets which were hitting Israel for 8 years.
People who are quiet over the fact that Hamas is a Holocaust denying organization.
These are the new Nazis no matter how polite they may sound, and even though some may speak in clipped upper class English accents.
On the San Francisco march strode a woman and her two pretty children behind a banner which it appeared they wrote themselves. “Jews are Murderers” they proclaimed to the world. And it looked as if they thought this was normal.
On the Toronto march a number of Jews who gathered in a counter-demonstration were told by the Toronto police they could not be protected by the police and it was safer for these Jews to go home, and presumably stay at home!
This is of course antisemitism of a very developed nature.
So we are grateful to Ted Belman for introducing the subject. This must indeed be the basis for much discussion on the way forward for Israel.