September 5, 2011
Less than two weeks from now, the United Nations will take up the issue of Palestinian statehood forcefully being pushed by Mahmoud Abbas, the terrorist-turned-president of the Palestinian Authority. Despite the clear warnings that statehood at this time will produce nothing but chaos and perhaps war with Israel, Abbas continues this dangerous path upon which every agreement the PA or PLO has ever signed with the Jewish State might well be voided. But then what can one expect from someone who funded the 1972 Munich massacre, and whose doctoral dissertation at Patrice Lumumba University in Moscow was “The Other Side: The Secret Relations between Nazism and the Leadership of the Zionist Movement”, a ludicrous attempt to prove the Holocaust never happened?
It is public knowledge that Abbas’ ideas and anti-Semitic philosophy has lots of cozy company throughout the Middle East, Europe and even in the highest offices in Washington D.C. I presume I don’t have to spell out any names for the reader.
Early in 2008 when I began discussions with many friends about Barack Obama and what we thought was his world view, it was clear we were on opposite sides of the political playing field. I made my opinion quite obvious: That if he became president he would attempt to change the relationship between the U.S. and Israel to the detriment of the Jewish state.
My argument included one key point: Obama’s close association with openly hostile American anti-Semites, anti-Zionists and enemies of Israel, including Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Father Robert Pfleger, Edward Said, Samantha Powers, Van Jones, Susan Rice, William Ayers, Rashid Khalidi, Robert Malley, Anita Dunn, Louis Farrakhan, and most of the other well-known nationally known racists. Did I miss the reverends, Al Sharpton and Jesse “Hymietown” Jackson? I came across quite vocally and definitively simply because I firmly believe someone does not have those kinds of relationships without some sort of hidden agenda, or worse, their own animus toward particular groups of people.
It was quite evident that while he was campaigning, then-Senator Obama was less than candid with the American people, and more specifically to Jewish-Americans, including thousands of members of the American-Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) who were attending its annual conference in Washington.
Our ignominious leader said that nothing would or could break the bonds of friendship with America’s most important ally in the Middle East. He told not only the Jewish world, but the rest of the world, that he would always come to the defense of Israel. It turned out to be a breathtaking falsehood.
Actually, Pinocchio couldn’t have lied that well.
But President Obama was in fact pre-empted by Chicago thug-cum-mayor Rahm Emanuel, his chief of staff, a month or so prior when he, instead of Obama, spoke to the very same AIPAC organization. He delivered a message that explicitly said the U.S. would only deter Iran’s nuclear program if progress was made in peace negotiations between Israel and the Arabs living in the West Bank and Gaza. What an irony that this ultimatum was verbalized by a Jewish- American whose father, before Israeli independence in 1948, fought with the militant Irgun underground movement for Jewish freedom in Israel.
Who, I would have asked Rahmbo, would you suggest Israel negotiate with? People who have more respect for their goats than human beings? The same tyrants who continue to describe Jews as apes, pigs, dogs and every other opprobrious word they can dig out of their Qur’ans and personal notebooks? They don’t merely hate Israeli Jews – they hate ALL Jews and, I might add, a healthy portion of Christians.
Despite their neighbors’ hostility and despotism, the ragtag and desperate group of Europe’s Jewish refugees of the Holocaust helped create one of the most advanced nations on earth, all while their self-declared enemies blamed every problem, every burden and every bit of barbarism squarely on the shoulders of those who had absolutely zero responsibility of what had occurred in their own nations and among their own people.
The real truth of what was to come from Mr. Obama was his kowtow powwow in Cairo of June 2009, less than six months after he took office, when he said “… that the Palestinian people – Muslims and Christians – have suffered in pursuit of a homeland. For more than 60 years they have endured the pain of dislocation. Many wait in refugee camps in the West Bank, Gaza, and neighboring lands for a life of peace and security that they have never been able to lead. They endure the daily humiliations – large and small – that come with occupation. So let there be no doubt: The situation for the Palestinian people is intolerable. America will not turn our backs on the legitimate Palestinian aspiration for dignity, opportunity, and a state of their own.”
Huh? Is it less intolerable for Israelis who daily get bombarded with deadly rockets? Whose women and children were routinely blown up by suicidal maniacs? Occupation? Of what? Can our president, along with most of the Muslim world and European Arabists, actually dispute that both historically and Biblically, Jews have lived in that neighborhood for more than 3,000 years? Does our madrassa-educated professorial president not know the history of that region of rage and terror against Jews? Does he not understand that 20% of Israel’s population is Muslim who have the same rights and freedoms that every Israeli citizen enjoys?
How does a man of such elite stature as President Obama explain the dislocation of some 850,000 Jews from Arab countries after the creation of the State of Israel? Obviously, there are people who simply cannot and will not believe that Jordan, Libya, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Yemen, Egypt, and other Arab neighbors of Israel forced out their Jewish populace, stole their property, tortured and butchered many, and followed the breathing ones with weapons aimed at their heads. We all know these Jews were not voluntary nomads seeking to leave their countries of birth simply for economic reasons. Neither did they emigrate to Israel and other places for religious or ethnic reasons. They were nobly named “pariahs” and “dhimmis” of the states they lived in, and forced to flee to save their own lives and those of their children. Those non-believers expunge the fact that approximately 600,000 of those Jews chased from their countries settled in Israel – and the population masses in those neighboring countries still are vowing to destroy them. Where were the world’s voices of reason and empathy then – or now – especially considering the loss of one-third of the planet’s Jews in the mid-20th century? Where were the holy ones when another 57,000 Jews were displaced from Iran, or was Jew-hatred more important than peace and the human condition?
And where is our near-criminal administration when they don’t give a single thought to applying the Judeo-Christian ethic of “social justice” for everyone, including Jews?
Now, it appears that under our present administration, our own country will cease any action against Iran unless Israel first makes concessions to the PA, Hamas, and by default, Hezbollah and the rest of the Arab world, including those who seek to decimate all Jewish presence east of the Mediterranean. It also means – and here’s another irony – that our American president would allow Iran to threaten our nation’s security, as well as that of the rest of the world, if Israel continues to build and expand settlements, or perhaps not pull back to its pre-1967 lines as he demanded of Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu not long ago. Putting your own country in harm’s way is supremely arrogant at best and treasonous at worst. And what lame buffoons would have wanted this great nation to wind up with this kind of neighborhood agitator as head of our armed forces?
Naturally, Israelis are more than a bit concerned about Iran’s nuclear quest. I’m certain most Israelis would like to find peaceful solutions to the quagmire. But that should not mean having to give up what many global citizens perceive to be the only democracy in that part of the world. Further, I believe Israel, under the present administration, is up for grabs.
In my circle, that’s called chutzpah on steroids.
What Obama and the rest of the globe have to accept is that Israel is not merely a state for Jews. It’s a Jewish State that has incorporated many different races, ethnic groups and religions – even Islam, many of whose followers have obviously opted to bastardize the ethical and moral standards that most Americans and Israelis cherish. They also must understand that Israel is here to stay and is not going away any time soon. The Jewish people, despite some of whom wish to self-destruct and deconstruct a nation built by the arrogance of wanting to stay alive and offer the world some of the most dramatic scientific, medical and technological breakthroughs known to mankind, will remain strong despite the Obamas of the world.
Our nation’s leader needs to be taught that Judaism in any form is unacceptable in the Muslim world. Being a dhimmi is. Until Arabs and Muslims recognize the right to live as human beings AND Jews, nothing President Obama or Chairman Abbas can say or do will force the Israeli people to commit national suicide.
Ron Ruthfield is a former journalist and the author of The Capital Underground, a fact-based novel about the U.S. government’s greed, avarice and its failed War on Drugs (www.thecapitalunderground.com). He resides in North Carolina.