Tuesday, May 31, 2011

The Meaning of 1967 Lines

Nadene Goldfoot
Caroline Glick makes it very clear that going back to 1967 lines is giving into a policy that means everything else will be determined by giving into the Palestinians.  Going back to the 1967 lines means abdicating Israel's Jerusalem.  Jews and Christians couldn't enter before 1967.  This is the heart and soul of Israel.  How can anyone expect Israel to do that?  Going back to 67 lines means abdicating the cities established for over 30 years in Judea and Samaria.  No, this is impossible. 

Netanyahu had said that he would make concessions, but these most likely were not what he had in mind.  It reminds me of shuk bargaining.  When you are in the open markets in Israel, the seller asks an extremely high price, knowing he will come down, and the buyer give an extremely low price.  If the buyer wants it bad enough, they soon come to an agreeable price and the deal is made.  This is the way of all open markets there.  Abbas and Netanyahu are used to bargaining with items found in a shuk.  I know that Netanyahu knows he has to make a deal, but he isn't about to give away the baby with the bathwater.  A fair deal has to be made.  I doubt if Obama has ever experienced such bartering.  One has to have the mindset for it. 

First of all, this union of Fatah and Hamas clearly now is a union of not recognizing Israel and by uniting Fatah is accepting their charter of destroying Israel.  Netanyahu was trying to sit down with the Abbas to make peace but he won't even come to the table without Israel giving into the 1967 lines first.  This is not acceptable.  Yet it looks like most of Europe is also demanding this condition that none of them would accept for themselves. 

Fatah has been very busy behind the scenes getting countries all lined up to recognize their state while they won't recognize the 63 year old Israel.  They must feel that they don't need a peace pact with Israel.  They're going to get their own way regardless. 

http://www.jewishworldreview.com/0511/glick053111.php3 Caroline Glick
Holland  Affirms Israel is Jewish State
Nadene Goldfoot
Holland affirms Israel as a Jewish state.  After declaring this on May 14, 1948, I would have thought this isn't necessary, but evidently it is.  Holland is also urging the EU not to recognize a declared Palestinian statehood.  They also realize the dangers in a one state situation of both Jews and Arabs and that it would then no longer be a Jewish majority state. 

This is a brave stand for Holland at a time when practically all other countries are caving into appeasing the Palestinians and have signaled that they are recognizing a future Palestine.  Canada is standing with Israel, also.  The United States has said it would as well. 

The Palestinians say they declared their state in 1988.  All that remains is stating what the border is.  They also declare East Jerusalem as part of their state which they intend to have as their capital.  It's the old story of whatever the Jews have, they want. 

Abbas has focused on Latin America for several reasons.  One is that he speaks Spanish.  Costa Rica recognized them in 2008.  Since then Brazil, Argentina, Bolivia and Equador have recognized Palestine.  Paraguay says it must be within the 1967 borders.  Chile and Peru go along with the proviso of the borders being mutually agreed to.  Columbia is waiting for a peace agreement. 

France and  Britain are ready to recognize a Palestine.  Germany has come down hard on Israel but still says it won't recognize them without Israel's okay to the deal.  Norway is going along with it, it looks like.  Spain is quite positive about supporting it.  Brussels is all for Jerusalem to become the future capital of Palestine, then also says it should be for the two states as well.  Denmark and Ireland have upgraded their status in their eyes.  This is almost saying they are all for their state. 

The Palestinians have not fullfilled the Quartet's provisos in establishing their own state.  Being they have goals to destroy Israel, it is shocking beyond words to me that countries would sign onto such an agreement. 
Caving in and allowing a murderous state is not going to turn them into nice people.  They'll just think they have the green light to do as they have wished; destroy Israel.

Oh, how easy it is for these states to okay a Palestine.  After all, it's nothing of their concern.  What do they care that Hamas wants to destroy Israel.  It's only in their charter to do so. 


Monday, May 30, 2011

Rocket Landing in Southern Israel Once More

Nadene Goldfoot
Southern Israel has experienced six weeks without any rockets or missiles, but that stretch was just broken by a rocket from Gaza landing on Saturday in Southern Israel's Eshkol region.  It landed without hitting anything, but one never knows where these things will land.  The last one had hit a yellow school bus. 

Along with the rocket, Israel has been told to not interfere with the Flotilla coming with who knows what for the Gazans.  It could be holding anything from potato chips to more missiles.