President Obama got elected on his platform of CHANGE. Oh yes, thought everyone. Change is good. 2008 and we need change. The change turned out out be changing the USA's attitude towards Israel from a positive to a negative one.
|President George W. Bush|
|Ariel Sharon b: 1928, fought in 1948's War of Independence, commanded a division in 6 Day War and Yom Kippur War, Defense Minister in Knesset from 1981. Prime Minister 2004-2005, had a stroke, in a comma for 8 years, died January 11, 2014|
|Tel Aviv along the sea -founded 1909 as garden suburb of Jaffa, population in 1990 was 317,800, target for Scud missiles from Iraq during 1991 Gulf War, lately had missiles from Gaza hit, Jerusalem also, sea front developed as a major tourist area. |
|PM Ehud Barak|
|Green was 49 armistice line, showing 67 armistice line|
This means that Obama, who was all for this horrid idea, was putting a lien on all of sovereign Israel. Obama acted like all of Israel's land was "up for reassignment." We're not all lawyers like Kontorovich or Obama. A lien is a charge on real property for the satisfaction of some debt or duty ordinarily arising by by the operation of law; a mortgage, the security interest created by a mortgage. Does Israel have a debt to pay and to who? The Arabs who keep attacking in wars like in 1948, 1956, 1967, 1973 and on and on? Israel wins the war and Obama wants Israel to swap land.
what does he ask from the Arabs? Nothing-nada, bubkus.
Jews were not allowed to build even the smallest thing such as a dog house if it was in East Jerusalem. Now all along, Arabs have been building wherever they could get away with it, and no one said a thing.
|1947 Partition Plan before becoming a state of Israel|
|The Promised Jewish Homeland from the Allies|
Their ploy obviously was to convince Israelis who were living in east Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria to move over to the western side of Israel and out of the eastern side. "Go back where you started from," was their call. Ignore the fact that you gained ground from winning in previous war. Go back to where you were before they all attacked in June 1967. It was the SIX DAY WAR-June 5th to June 10th. This is the war where Iraq said on June 1st, "We are resolved, determined and united to achieve our clear aim of wiping Israel off the map. This is the day to wash away the stain. G-d willing, we shall meet in Tel Aviv and Haifa!"
The Arabs and Obama and Europe seem to have been watching Israel's every move for G-d forbid if anyone picked up a hammer and a nail. You might be building a playground for you children!!!
Israel has been an ally of the USA, and this is proved in the UN during voting for things the USA expects. Not so Arab countries. Yet only Israel is expected to make concessions, and they are unreasonable concessions at that. No concessions are asked of Palestinians, Iranians, Syrians, only from the only ally the USA has in the Middle East. Obama just announced that he doesn't think Netanyahu wants peace. "Obama also suggested that continued U.S. diplomatic defense for Israel at the United Nations over the Palestine dispute may be reviewed (using the pay up and I will reward you tactic), while reaffirming U.S. support for Israeli security in a conflict-driven Middle East.
Obama is operating like a Chicago thug. His idea is pay up and I will protect you. To pay up is to be compliant to Obama. Since the 1979 Camp David accords, the US sold advanced fighters to Israel and so the thinking is that Obama would veto anti-Israel resolutions, but...in the past few weeks he's letting it slip that he just may not continue anymore, and we've got the rest of 2015 and 2016 to go.
The Middle East is sick right now. Everything is falling apart and it has nothing to do with another Muslim majority state which will make 49 -actually another Saudi Arabia as they want no Jews in their state at all. Obama thinks that Palestine must be created. This at a time when Jordan and Egypt are both fighting against an intruding IS, with IS reported to be in Gaza actually hitting on Hamas, when a Caliphate is being created by them, marching along like they are the Assyrians, and he wants a apartheid state to be created. I believe that in itself that is going against all the rules of the UN for a charter for a state. The Palestinians haven't met the criteria to create a state.
The Palestinians went to the UN in 2011, They failed to become a state then. It failed because finally international support was lacking. The US did not veto their plan. Obama put it in abeyance for 14 months so that the next Palestinian attempt at creating their state without making any peace with Israel after the November 12th election. Obama held this over the Jews' heads. Would he or wouldn't he veto?
In May Obama demanded that Israel must end occupation of Palestinians. To strengthen that idea, Hamas has started shelling Israel with rockets again.
A few weeks ago Obama spoke to Jews in a synagogue in Washington DC about his "tough love" approach to Israel. He even went around saying that he was their best Jew. Obama's not Jewish. By him he may be giving tough love, but by me he's only giving a tough attitude from his heart. Obama says that in order to make inroads in the Arab/Israeli peace process for Kerry, the US cannot be seen as being too closely tied to Israel..
|Fatah living in Judea and Samaria, wanting Palestine to have no Jews. Israel has 1.7 million Arabs.|
Israeli representations in Egypt
- Cairo, Embassy
- Alexandria, Consulate General
- During all the rioting going on in Egypt, the American embassy had to close. There used to be more contact between Egypt and Israel with tourism. I am not sure what is going on today.
The thing that is strong between the USA and Israel is the Defense cooperation. That's because the Dept. of Defense is pretty self sufficient.
The Arabs want to destroy Israel's heartland. If Israel had a willing partner in the Palestine Authority who also wanted peace, how perfect that would be. Yet they've started bombing southern Israel again. They had their break, rested up, probably dug some more tunnels, and here we go again.
As in 2012: "You can hear more from Professor Eugene Kontorovich by catching one of his lectures at:
- Washington and Lee University School of Law, Feb. 8 at noon: Disputing Occupation: Israel’s Borders in International Law, sponsored by the Federalist Society
- Cherry Hill, NJ on Feb. 12: One State, Two State, Three State, Four: The PA Bid for UN Recognition, sponsored by the RJC Southern New Jersey Chapter:
- Princeton, NJ on Feb. 12: International Lawfare, BDS and the Delegitimization of Israel, sponsored by Advocates for Israel, to RSVP contact 609-924-3225 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- University of Florida Law School, Feb. 15th at noon, Disputing Occupation: Israel’s Borders in International Law, sponsored by the Federalist Society.
My comments to bring up to date from 2012.