In my previous blog I mentioned that, to the UN "human rights council", the
only country in the world worthy of condemnation for anything is Israel.
Not, for example, Sudan or Rwanda, or Zimbabwe or Cuba or Saudi Arabia (the last
two are actually MEMBERS of the council!!).
The solution, of course is for Israel to finally at long last participate in
the "peace process"
If Israel would only make peace with palestinian Arabs this would all go
away. Just be peaceful, Israel, and your problems will melt like the April
snow. You will be respected and valued by the palestinian Arabs who will
happily conjoin with you in peaceful coexistence. Tra la, tra la la
Now that we have taken our little stroll through fantasyland, I would like to
show you an article published yesterday by Reuters. See how you feel about
the peace process after reading it (bold print is mine):
still seeks Israel's destruction
Mon Mar 12, 2007
9:56 AM ET
GAZA (Reuters) - The Palestinian Islamist
group Hamas rejected on Monday criticism by al Qaeda's second-in-command and
said it was still committed to Israel's destruction despite a power-sharing deal
with the Fatah faction.
"We will not betray promises we made to God
to continue the path of Jihad and resistance until the liberation of Palestine,
all of Palestine," Hamas said in a statement, in a clear reference to Israel as
well as to the occupied West Bank.
In an audio recording posted on the Internet on
Sunday, al Qaeda's Ayman al-Zawahri accused Hamas of serving U.S. interests by
agreeing to respect past Palestinian peace accords with Israel in a recent
Saudi-brokered unity government deal with moderate Palestinian President Mahmoud
The coalition agreement fell short of meeting demands
by the Quartet of peace mediators -- the United States, the European Union, the
United Nations and Russia -- to recognize Israel, renounce violence and accept
existing interim peace deals.
Zawahri said the Mecca accord, which calmed weeks of
Hamas-Fatah warfare in which more than 90 Palestinians were killed, was part of
an attempt by Washington to offset Muslim anger at what he described as its bias
"It is an American scheme to hit the Islamic jihadist
resistance against the Crusader-Zionist campaign. America wanted a sham solution
to the Palestinian issue to remove the biggest reason for Muslim hatred (of the
United States)," he said.
Zawahri accused Hamas of abandoning a
tradition of suicide bombings for political gains. "They have ditched the
movement of martyrdom operations ... for a government that plays with words in
palace halls," he said.
Hamas killed nearly 300 Israelis in 58 suicide
bombings after a Palestinian uprising began in 2000. It last carried out a
suicide bombing in Israel in 2004.
In its statement Hamas said it continued to
be a "movement of resistance, seekers of martyrdom" and that its "principles
will never be changed".
"Zawahri's recent statements were wrong ...
Resistance is our strategy. How and when? This depends on the reality at the
time and our corresponding view of things," Hamas said.
"So be assured doctor Ayman, and all those
who love Palestine like yourself, that Hamas is still the group you knew when it
was founded and it will never abandon its path."
Hamas said its decision to run in the January 2006
Palestinian election that brought it to power and last month's unity deal with
Fatah "came only to preserve the higher interests of the Palestinian
Hamas leaders have offered a long-term truce
with Israel in return for a viable Palestinian state in the occupied West Bank
and the Gaza Strip. The group's 1988 founding chapter calls for the destruction
of the Jewish state
In reading this article, it is useful to reflect on the following:
---Hamas is not some fringe organization claiming to speak for palestinian
Arabs, it is their ELECTED GOVERNMENT;
---If the elected government is "still committed to Israel's
destruction", it is impossible to make peace with them. They go in with the specific
goal of vaporizing the state of Israel. What part of that definitive
commitment can be negotiated into a peace agreement?
---If the elected government states in so many words that it "will not betray promises we
made to God to continue the path of jihad and resistance until the liberation
of Palestine, all of Palestine", it is impossible to negotiate borders with
them. They are telling Israel they will fight; not until they get a
part of the land but until there is no Israel at all. How can that
definitively stated commitment be negotiated into a peace agreement?
---When hamas tells ayman zawahiri, al qaeda's second in
command, to "be assured Doctor Ayman and all those who love Palestine like
yourself, that Hamas is still the group you knew when it was founded and it
will never abandon its path" (thus they state definitively that they will never
change the above-mentioned goals) it is impossible to
, let alone a peace agreement.
The simple truth is that there is no peace process. It doesn't
exist. The only way it can ever exist is if palestinian Arabs renounce
these plainly stated, definitive commitments. And, as is conclusively
demonstrated by the above statements, they are unequivocally not
renouncing any of them at this time or in the forseeable future.
That's pretty clear, isn't it? There isn't any interpretive wiggle
room, is there?
Ok, now tell me this: Did you see anything about the Reuters report on the
network news last night? Did you read it in your newspaper this morning? Are
mainstream media, who talk about the "peace process" like a chorus
of deranged parrots, going to be doing story after
story, feature after feature, panel discussion after panel discussion
on it? Have they talked at all about the impossibility of making
peace with people who state in so many words that they unconditionally refuse
Have you seen any statements of disapproval from the virulently anti-Israel group moveon.org, the
organization that increasingly "owns" the Democratic party (just ask
them)? Will you?
Have you seen any condemnation of the palestinian
government's statement by the Democratic party (I don't mean a couple of Jewish Democrats from New
York, California and/or Florida, but the party itself), or any insistence that
their "owners" at moveon.org, make such a condemnation? Will you?
The Republican party may or may not put out a statement condemning
palestinian Arabs and I hope they do. But I don't need it from them.
Poll after poll has shown that Republicans are dramatically more supportive of
Israel than are Democrats. It is the Democratic party which needs to say
something here and, though I try to be optimistic, the truth is that I don't
expect it from them.
The bottom line can be stated in three points:
-There is no peace process because it takes two parties to make peace and
palestinian Arabs are not one of the parties;
-The mainstream media are more interested in pushing their "peace process"
story line than admitting it doesn't exist;
-The Democratic party is too scared of the leftwing lunatics at moveon.org to
take a position on this and media, by looking the other way, are abetting them
at the expense of Israel.