Tuesday, 14 February 2012


Ken Berwitz

How are President Obama and his foreign policy "experts" handling the Egypt-Israel situation?  Let's take a look at excerpts from three reports and see.

From my blog of August 23, 2011, in which I quoted from an article in Israel's Arutz Sheva (Israel National News).  The bold print is mine:

A senior cleric in the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood has declared that ordinary Egyptians are obligated to kill 'Zionists' whom they encounter. According to Arutz Sheva Arab affairs expert Dalit Halevy, the pronouncement is part of a general wave of incitement that directly endangers Israelis who are currently in Egypt.

This follows Muslim Brotherhood calls to end the peace treaty with Egypt and threats to kill Israel's ambassador if he does not leave the country. Although there are many benefits for Egypt if it continues its relations with Israel, not the least of which is continued American aid, that is not always what counts in the MIddle East where hatred is often stronger than logic.

Dr. Salah Sultan, a lecturer on Islamic law in Cairo University and head of the Al Quds Committee in the World Federation of Islamic Scholars, declared Friday that an Egyptian citizen who encounters a "Zionist" should kill him. This should be done because Israel "killed" the Camp David Accord, he explained. Sultan said that Israel provokes Egypt by pointing its jet fighters at Egyptian soldiers.


Sultan spoke at a protest outside Israel's Cairo embassy, before about 200 members of the Freedom and Justice Party (a front for the Islamic Brotherhood), the Islamic Brotherhood movement, and other extreme groups.


In an April interview Sultan said that "the liberation of Palestine will come from Tahrir Square."


When the Crusaders invaded Jerusalem, the liberation began from Egypt, he said. Similarly, when Mongols reached Syria in the 13th century CE, Egyptians were the ones who organized and blocked them. "The next campaign [against Israel] will be launched from Egypt," he said. 

Excerpted from Oren Kessler's article in yesterday's Jerusalem Post:

US aid to Egypt is guaranteed by the Camp David Accords, and stopping it would be a violation of that treaty, a high-ranking Muslim Brotherhood lawmaker said Sunday.

Essam El-Erian, who also serves as chairman of the Egyptian parliaments foreign affairs committee, said that should aid from Washington be cut, the Brotherhood would consider changing the terms of Egypts 1979 peace treaty with Israel.


El-Erian told the London-based newspaper Al-Hayat the US needs to understand that what was acceptable before the revolution is no longer, and that should the aid provisions outlined in the treaty be modified, it could open the door to further changes in the agreement.

And excerpted from Hilary Leila Kreiger's article in today's Jerusalem Post:

WASHINGTON Despite recent tensions between the US and Egypt and a new Palestinian Authority government set to include Hamas, the Obama administration budget unveiled Monday maintains nearly the same level of funding for both in 2013.

Egypt, which has arrested several US citizens who work for NGOs promoting democracy, is slated to receive $1.3 billion for military assistance under the plan and $250 million for economic assistance, as was also approved for 2012.

Let's review:

-For a full half year, the Muslim brotherhood - which, with its even more fundamentalist Salafist pals just won about 3/4 of the Egyptian parliamentary elections - have been on record as supporting termination of the 33 year peace treaty with Israel and the killing of "Zionist" Jews (which, of course means any Jew at all...unless you think they'll ask each Jew's opinion about Israel before deciding what to do);

-Yesterday, The Muslim brotherhood threatened that if the USA doesn't hand over all the aid Egypt got when Hosni Mubarak was in power, they would "consider changing the terms" of the peace treaty --- that's right, the same peace treaty they are on record as rejecting;

-And, today, the Obama administration announces Egypt will get every cent.  But that's not enough.  As an extra added attraction we will be giving the Palestinian Authority - which has formally unified with terrorist hamas, whose charter specifically calls for the annihilation of Israel and death to all Jews - virtually the same amount of aid as we gave it last year.

How can anyone who supports Israel, Jew or non-Jew, vote for a man whose administration would do this?

And how can "The Lost Tribe", my term for Israel-supporting Jews who keep figuring out ways of also supporting Barack Obama regardless of how much he damages Israel, explain this one away? 

I don't know the answer.  But I promise you that these pathetic, self-deluded fools will try.

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