by Irwin N. Graulich
Do you think you can start 4 wars with Israel, lose them all badly, and then say, “We lost–but give us all the land back and then some, and we will sign a peace treaty.” Well guys, you lost–now you cannot come crying to us like little babies, who want their toys back. Read My Lips–No Palestinian State!
In 1948, the UN completed disregarded the Balfour Declaration, the decisions of the League of Nations and the historical rights of the Jewish people to Israel/Palestine. Instead, they unfairly split, or partitioned the land of biblical Israel into a Jewish state and a Muslim/Arab state. The Jews said, “It is not fair, but we will take what we can get.” The Arabs said, “No, we want it all.”
And so those big macho Arab armies attacked a bunch of weak Holocaust survivors, who were joined by some energetic Jewish boys and girls whose only military experience was working with plowshares and axes. Miraculously, this rag tag Jewish army must have had God behind them, because they won big–and the Arabs lost big. Well my friends, there are consequences to your actions, and the consequences are–Read My Lips–No Palestinian State!
Again in 1956, 1967 and 1973, more Jewish mothers and fathers lost their sons. And so, my dear Arab brothers, when you lose, you lose. This is not a game. You tried to annihilate the Jewish state numerous times, and you thought there would be no consequences? You could have had East Jerusalem, Judea and Sumaria, but you wanted Tel Aviv, Netanya and Haifa. Learn a lesson because now you will see the consequences of your actions. Read My Lips–No Palestinian State!
The Saudi/Arab Peace Initiative calls for Israel to return to pre-1967 borders, among other things, in exchange for a “true peace.” I mean, is that a joke? If pre-1967 borders were truly the problem, how come there was no peace in 1966–which was a time with the most tension between Israel and its Arab neighbors. How come? Read My Lips–No Palestinian State!
In 1967, King Hussein, who at the time had East Jerusalem in his possession, went to war with Israel. If someone has East Jerusalem and goes to war, then it is obvious he wants West Jerusalem as well. Hussein lost. Read My Lips–No Palestinian State!
There is one tiny, tiny Jewish state and 55 Muslim states. Virtually each of these states dwarfs Israel in size. There are natural borders to Israel with the Sea of Galilee, the Jordan River, the Dead Sea and Jordan on its East coast, and the Mediterranean Sea and Egypt on its West coast. Look at any map and you will see that most countries in the world have natural borders, and do not have the heart of their country cut out, making it only 7 miles wide in certain parts. That is just totally ridiculous. Read My Lips–No Palestinian State!
For 2000 years, the Jewish people were persecuted, murdered, forced to convert, crucified, shot, buried alive, tortured and most recently gassed and burned. We became accustomed to suffering and dying–to being defeated. Today, because of Israel, we are winners–big winners on the world stage. And people hate winners, especially strong winners. The UN, the EU, much of the world including Obama, Hillary, George Mitchell, J Street, Peace Now and of course the Israeli and American Left have great sympathy for losers–even evil losers. And losers who have excellent pr are especially loved by these groups. For the sake of the Jewish people, it is better to have an Israel that is hated by most of the world, than an Auschwitz that is loved with gorgeous obituaries. Read My Lips–No Palestinian State!
There was a Jewish dream for 2000 years, where our grandparents, and great grandparents, and great great grandparents suffered with pogroms and terror and humiliation, while constantly praying nightly for this dream to come true–to go to a Jewish homeland called Eretz Yisrael. A place where they won’t be afraid anymore and a place that will protect all Jews worldwide–and be a safe haven for any Jew with a dream.
However, leftist and liberal Jews turned that dream into a nightmare–by having misplaced compassion for the people who invented terrorism, first sending suicide bombers into pizza parlors to murder mothers with their babies and then shooting Jewish schoolchildren in Israel; by ignoring the group in Gaza whose charter calls for the destruction of Israel; by saying that the Arabs really do not mean it when they call May 14th, Nakba Day–The Catastrophe called Israel; by disregarding the Palestinian majority vote for Hamas; by criticizing Israel for responding to thousands of rockets shot at civilian population centers. Those sick, sick Jews must learn to “Read My Lips–No Palestinian State!”
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Yes Graulich does give a good general overview.
However there are some very weak points, and while he addresses the false narrative (lies) of the Arabs, and their backers in many quarters, and not just the revisionist “Left”, he misses a central point.
Ideology is the key factor and it is this that he does not really tackle. I suspect that he has not really thought about it and he does not certainly factor it in.
graulisch remains a prisoner inside his own “Jewish” world experience but this issue is MUCH wider.
Take one classic mistake, always made in these circles. He mixes up under the term “communism” so many factors that his position becomes in the end non-historical.
For example what was the role of Stalin and what was the contribution of Stalinism to this false ideology of the Arabs, and what was the contribution to the false ideology of say the Israeli Labour Party, or even to the social democrat Ben Gurion.
At another level, there is a very dominant ideology in the world today, the ideology of anti-historicism, expressed in the crass pragmatism of American ruling elites.
And this ideology plays into the falsification of history carried out by the likes of the (liars) Palestine Solidarity campaigns, George Galloway and many others, but also of George Bush Jnr when he stated that Islam was ROP and then went to war in Iraq on the basis of that anti-historical concept. Whether it was deliberate or not on Bush’s part Bush removed the secular opposition to the Iranian Israel haters and played into the hands of Soros and co!
(The Graulisch article is on http://www.israpundit.com/archives/30456#more-30456)