Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Obama's statement on Israel "jars" refugees sensibilities

It would seem Obama's words have struck a sour note with Islam and the refugees.  The refusal to recognize Israel and the demand of "right of return" are as concrete and immutable as ever, and with that comes the continued clash between Israel and Islam.

From AP/Yahoo May 23 by Josef Federman

Obama's 'Jewish state' reference jars Palestinians  

JERUSALEM – U.S.-Israel tension over Barack Obama's endorsement of Israel's pre-1967 borders is obscuring a flip side of the Middle East coin: The past days' speeches by the U.S. president contained difficult challenges for the Palestinians as well.

Addressing the American Israel Public Affairs Committee Sunday, Obama reiterated his request that the Palestinians drop their plans to appeal for recognition at the United Nations this fall, and — as he did in another Mideast speech Thursday — raised tough questions about an emerging Palestinian unity government that is to include the Hamas militant group.

Most difficult for Palestinians is Obama's call to recognize Israel as the Jewish homeland, essentially requiring the Palestinians to accept that most refugees will be denied the "right of return" to what is now Israel.

There is no right of return for a people who are Arab, not Palestinian.  There is no historical record(coin, seat of government, official papers or archaeological ruins) showing there ever was such a thing as a "Palestinian" people.  The assignment of the name "Palestinian" to a group of people happened in 1967, and the creation of that "Palestinian" people is nothing more than a political construct designed exclusively to demonize Israel by creating a false history.  The "Palestinian" people are a great lie, perpetuated on the masses by the Arab League and other Arab handlers.  Anti-semitism and hatred of the Jews is what drives the "Palestinians", Islam is the doctrine which defines the "Palestinians".

Perhaps for this reason, the Palestinians have remained largely quiet about the substance of Obama's speeches, seemingly content to watch Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu clash with the U.S. administration over Israel's future borders.

"It's really premature to jump into any of these details," said Saeb Erekat, the chief Palestinian negotiator, when asked by The Associated Press about the demands Obama made of the Palestinians.

The fate of Palestinian refugees is one of the most emotional and explosive issues in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Hundreds of thousands of Palestinians either fled or were expelled during the war surrounding Israel's creation in 1948. Today, the surviving refugees, with their descendants, number several million people.

No mention of the hundreds of thousands of Jews expelled from Arab lands after 1948.  I wonder why that is.

The Palestinians claim they have the right to return to their family's lost properties. Israel rejects the principle, saying it would mean the end of the country as a Jewish democracy. Israeli leaders say the refugees should be entitled to compensation and resettled in a future Palestine to be established next to Israel, or absorbed where they now live.

No, force them to take the land originally deeded to them: most of Jordan and a small slice of Syria.  You are not allowed to double-dip your bisquit by getting a right of return AND a future land next to Israel from where more jihad attacks will emanate.

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1 comment:

A Christian Woman Who Has Lived Under Shariah said...

For a short but extremely thorough history of Israel please see: