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Yesterday, Israeli President told US Middle East envoy George Mitchell that Israel had full faith in the policies of US President Barack Obama, who he said was trying to advance peace in an extremely fair way by listening to both sides and trying to find a common denominator.
Mr Peres lied.
Updates (Israel time; most recent at top)
Nobody knows yet when the next war will break out. Maybe in a decade, maybe in a year, or maybe even next month. It is also not clear where the next war will erupt – perhaps on the Gaza border, perhaps the West Bank, or maybe in Jerusalem.
But it is already clear what the next war’s name will be – the Goldstone War. It will be the war brought upon us by the Goldstone report, Judge Goldstone and his Goldstoner followers.
It’s a simple story. In the absence of peace in the Middle East, deterrence prevents war. Israeli deterrence has been eroded considerably by two Lebanon wars, two intifadas and two unilateral withdrawals. Thus Israel is incessantly subjected to terror attacks.
To prevent the region’s deterioration into complete chaos, Israel must exercize force once every few years. These limited demonstrations of power do not achieve a decisive military victory or a breakthrough in the peace process.
Their entire purpose is to stabilize the violent relationship between Israelis and Arabs. Thus they create a temporary, strong-arm balance that subdues the conflict and ensures calm for a few years.
For better or worse, Operation Cast Lead created such a balance. It weakened Hamas and deterred it, at a terrible human cost. It strengthened the moderate Palestinians and enabled them to grow, at an intolerable moral cost.
Cast Lead granted Israel’s southern residents a rare time-out. Brutal as it was, the operation created an infrastructure of stability on which it was possible to build – layer by layer – a new, sober peace process.
However, in recent weeks the balance has been disrupted. Hamas is rearing its head while the Palestinian moderates are becoming more radical. A trickle of Qassam rocket fire has resumed in the south, while the embers on the Temple Mount are glowing red-hot.
This is no coincidence. The Goldstone report and the Goldstone spirit are causing a situation in which the deterrence that was achieved for such a high price at the beginning of the year could expire prematurely. They are bringing the next round of Israeli-Palestinian war closer.
More than enough has been written about Richard Goldstone’s double standard. However, today it is clear that Goldstone is not only guilty of a double standard (see Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq, Sri Lanka, Tibet…), but of a double political crime.
With one hand he pushed peace further away, by making it clear that even after Israel withdraws to the Green Line it is not permitted to defend its citizens and its sovereignty. With the other hand he brought war closer, by binding Israel in a straitjacket that prevents it from exercising its power in the future.
On the one hand Goldstone played into the Israeli right wing’s hands (by increasing the risks of withdrawal). On the other hand he inflamed Palestinian extremism (by burning Israel at the stake).
The Palestinians see Goldstone as a sort of Delilah, who found the Israeli Samson’s weakness and sheared off his tresses. This can lead to only one outcome – violence and more violence, more and more violence – up to war.
The problem isn’t just Goldstone. The problem is the Goldstoners. For decades the Goldstone bunch has been conducting an insane incitement campaign against Israel. Israel contributed its part to this campaign with the occupation, the settlements and its arrogance. But the Goldstoners are not driven by an honest attempt to divide the land, create peace and establish universal justice that would apply to all nations. They are driven by a deep need to isolate Israel, condemn it and destroy it.
Although some of the leading Goldstoners are Jews and Israelis, they don’t recognize Jewish history, the Jewish tragedy and the difficult circumstances in which the Jewish state is trying to survive. They treat Israel like a wicked, omnipotent power that is responsible for all the conflict’s sins and the region’s ills.
The Goldstone report would never have been written without the joint work, joint bias and joint Israel-hatred of all the Goldstoners. Thus the report reflects both the Goldstoners’ holy fury and their complete belief that the Palestinians can do no wrong.
That belief is now endangering not only Israel but calm and stability. In their fanaticism and extremism, Goldstone and the Goldstoners have brought us closer to bloodshed.
11:20AM: BREAKING NEWS: Barack Obama has won the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize “”for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples.”
11:10AM: Yet another threat by Iran.
Iran would “blow up the heart” of Israel if it was attacked by the Jewish state or the United States, a Revolutionary Guards official was quoted on Friday as saying.
“Even if one American or Zionist missile hits our country, before the dust settles, Iranian missiles will blow up the heart of Israel,” the IRNA news agency quoted Mojtaba Zolnour as saying.
Notice how the threat has been made even in the event of the US striking them.
7:45AM: Ha’aretz reports that Democratic congressmen close to Barack Obama told an Israeli source the Obama administration is furious over supposed Israeli incitement against the President, which includes attempting to portray Obama to the American public as an enemy of Israel.
And in other anger-related news, Hamas has declared today a “day of rage” for Al-Aqsa Mosque.
12:48AM: Here’s more on the Gaza donkey-zebra story I posted about yesterday.
If the zoo looked familiar to you, this is perhaps where you last saw it.
12:40AM: The National Post’s Jonathan Kay suggests opponents of Israel boycott protein.
For years, Canada’s anti-Israel activists, church groups and unions have been urging us to boycott every Israeli product under the sun — from wines, to academics, to fruit, to high-tech goods, to films.
It is time to take the campaign to the next level.
This week, the Nobel Prize for chemistry was awarded to three scientists — including a woman named Ada Yonath.
Yonath is not only the first woman to win a chemistry Nobel since 1964, she also happens to be a citizen of the Zionist entity — which means her research is a subject of concern to all social-justice-loving activists.
It turns out that Yonath won her award for her research on ribosome, a key component of the cellular machinery that translates DNA sequences into protein chains — the exact sort of protein chains that form the basis of human life in Israeli soldiers and settlers. Much like American F-16s, these protein chains are essential to the Israeli war machine.
In other words, the Nobel Prize committee is essentially rubber-stamping Israeli genocide.
Ribosomes build proteins from genetic instructions transmitted by messenger strands of Ribonucleic acid — much like the Zionist lobby in Washington carries out the wishes of its Israeli paymasters.
Interestingly. ribosomes were first observed in the 1950s — just a few years after the creation of the state of Israel. Coincidence?
Oh and here’s someone who isn’t producing any protein strands: Muhammad al-Durrah. I guess Ms. Yonath’s “humanitarian” research doesn’t apply to Palestinian kids.
At this point, you are thinking “What can I do?” The answer lies inside you — inside every cell, in fact.
Ironically, many of those who claim to support the Palestinian cause go about their day to day life without thinking about how their continuous use of ribosomes serves to essentially validate Ms. Yonath’s military research project.
Do you need all those trillions of proteins you’re producing? Do you even know what they do?
Didn’t think so.
Protein strands or social justice — which is it going to be?
I know what Muhammad al-Durrah would pick.
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