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Israel and the Peace Process

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Gaza StripThe so called peace process in the Middle East has been a long and tortured one, with many twists and turns. Ever since the British Mandate for Palestine was approved by the League of Nations and later by the United Nations, the arabs have never accepted the situation. Calls for a two-state solution for the Palestinian people have been resonating through the MSM lately with Palestine Support groups springing up around the world flush with funds. But how many people understand that there already is a “two-state solution”? It is called Jordan and Israel and was decided in 1925 when Jordan received the lion’s share of the British Mandate with all the land to the east of the Jordan  river. Under the Bush administration, Israel was promised a right to exist, but all this has changed with the new Obama government. It is useful then to revisit the peace process and the change in focus that the Obama administration is bringing to the situation.
 
In this article we shall review the changing dynamics of the two state solution due to the Obama factor, consider a little history of Palestine, examine some of the key players in the process, have a look at the Jerusalem issue and discuss the probability of peace being possible.

The Obama factor and policy shift

UndGeorge Mitcheller the Bush administration, Israel was promised secure tenure.
In President Bush's vision speech of 2002, Bush set out many preconditions to the creation of Palestine, including Israel’s right to exist and be free from violence created by its neighbours.
 
With Obama’s conciliatory approach to Muslim countries, the pendulum has shifted. Iran has become emboldened with its nuclear programme, North Korea has started nuclear testing and missile launching, and Obama is to give a speech to the Islamic world after first visiting King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia to discuss the “Israeli problem”. Obama’s appointments have all been anti Israel. The new US envoy to the Middle East, George Mitchell is pro Arab and has met with Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority. From the Press release:
“A demand that Palestinians recognize Israel “as the state of the Jewish people” as a condition for resuming peace negotiations is unacceptable to the US, the State Department said this weekend.
The Israeli newspaper Haaretz, quoting statements from the State Department, indicated that the US would not back Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s demand for this recognition”.
Moreover, the new conditions put forward by the Arabs require that:
 
1) Palestinian refugees are allowed to return to Israel and;
2) Jews are to be expelled from Palestinian lands;
3) East Jerusalem is to become the capital of the Palestinian state.
 
These conditions would only serve to further undermine security for Israel.

Early History

Around the time of Mohammed’s death in 632AD Palestine was populated by Christians, Jews and Samaritans, but in 634AD the first invasion force arrived and razed the countryside from Gaza to Samaria resulting in the deaths of over 4,000 innocent people, mostly farmers. In 638AD when Caliph Omar took Jerusalem, the devastation was so severe that thousands perished from famine and pestilence. In every respect it was the Muslims who were responsible for this seventh century Holocaust. Bishop Sophronius knew his OT scripture and the prophet Daniel, because when Omar said he would build a memorial to Mohammed on the Holy Mountain, Sophronius recoiled in horror and said “Surely this is the abomination that desolates spoken of by the Prophet Daniel”!

How right he was, and for his troubles Omar threw the Bishop into prison where he died one year later.

Some Modern History

Israel ; from 1925 to 1942
By 1942, 17 years after the Palestine Mandate, the Jews of Israel had built a thriving country, from power generators to vast stretches of farmland, from a revived language to the Technion, created in 1924, which is considered one of the world's leading electrical engineering and computer science schools in the world.West Bank
Palestinian Authority ; from 1993 to 2009
 
For 17 years, Israel, America and just about every interested party has tried to build a Palestinian state. They provided weapons and training to build a modern Palestinian police force. They sent advisers and fortunes in economic aid, thousands per Palestinian Arab. They created industrial zones and transferred greenhouses. Billions in funds from the EU, America and various do-gooders were swallowed up to fund the lavish lifestyles of Arafat and his henchmen.
 
17 years after Oslo, the Palestinian Arabs have built nothing but death and destruction. Worse yet they've taken everything that was given to them and turned it into either a weapon or a bribe. By every standard, they have failed to show their ability to build or run a functioning state. Not even the most liberally minded thinker can point to anything in the Palestinian Authority leadership that suggests that they're capable of running a functional state.

Oslo Peace TalksOslo Accords
It was intended to be a framework for the future relations between Israel and the Palestinians, when all outstanding final status issues between the two sides would be addressed and resolved in one agreement.
The Accords were wrapped-up in Oslo, Norway on 20 August 1993. The Oslo Accords were a framework for the future relations between the two parties. The Accords provided for the creation of a Palestinian Authority. The Palestinian Authority would have responsibility for the administration of the territory under its control. The Accords also called for the withdrawal of the Israel Defense Forces from parts of the Gaza Strip and West Bank. Permanent issues such as Jerusalem, Palestinian refugees, Israeli settlements, security and borders were deliberately left to be decided at a later stage. Interim self-government was to be granted by Israel in phases.

Camp David talks 2000Bark, Clinton, Arafat
In July 2000 a series of talks were held at Camp David between President Clinton, Yasser Arafat and Ehud Barak of Israel with the purpose of creating a Palestinian state be securing land from Gaza, the West Bank and with East Jerusalem as the capital. Arafat however rejected the proposal, even though he was offered 99% of his demands.
The objective was not to secure peace but to keep the pressure on Israel as his primary goal was to achieve the destruction of the Israeli state. All these talks did not deliver peace, but over 10,000 rockets fired into Israel and countless suicide bombings, forcing Israel to build a dividing wall to protect its citizens.
 
Indeed Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer understands the truth about the Camp David talks.

 
This interview exposes the deceit behind the Palestinian position.
 

Latest Developments                                                         
Obama Netanyahu Press Conference May 2009
  What emerged from the meeting is that Obama's priorities regarding Iran, Israel and the Arab world are diametrically opposed to Israel's priorities. Finally there was Obama's contention that the best way for the US to convince Iran to give up its nuclear program is by convincing Israel to give away more land to the Palestinians. As Obama put it, "To the extent that we can make peace with the Palestinians  - between the Palestinians and the Israelis, then I actually think it strengthens our hand in the international community in dealing with a potential Iranian threat." So Obama believes in trading Land for Peace.
 
A recent article by Sultan Knish called “Who needs a Palestinian state?” sums it up brilliantly.
“Palestine is death. It exists only as a form of living death by a population taught to see themselves as willing martyrs to the bomb belt from birth. It breathes death, it celebrates death, it teaches death and preaches death. It is the final ugly end of the hatred and cruelty bottled up in the Arab and Islamic dictatorships of the region. It is the true face of Islam and its shining reflection in the mirror of the Western press and diplomats is the true measure of their Dhimmism.
Palestine 2.0 is a monster with only one purpose, to create Holocaust 2.0”.

Why there can never be peace
It should be obvious to all World leaders that after decades of “peace talks” and the lack of will by the Palestinians to create a functioning state, that peace is NOT possible.
Consider this:
  • if the Palestinian state becomes a reality, then UNRWA must be dissolved which would dry up billions in funding for terror and cause massive unemployment;
  • all parties including Hamas, Fatah, the PA and the neighbouring Islamic countries believe in the destruction of Israel, because that is what “pure Islam” teaches [Muslim book 41 no.6985]

The ONLY way to bring peace is to CHANGE Islam, and that is NOT possible!

Mecca - Roadsign
  The road map – One way for Muslims, the other way for Infidels

 
 
Conclusion
The new USA policies adopted by Barak Hussein Obama will penalise Israel and reward Palestinians for decades of terror. It sends the wrong message to terrorists everywhere.

These policies can only bring the Middle East closer to war.
 
What world leaders should do:
  • tie all funding to specific projects like infrastructure with schools, hospitals, business for employing Palestinians
  • dismantle UNRWA and replace it with an independent body to oversee the management of funds
  • cleanse schools from teaching hatred towards Israel
  • demand Israel’s neighbours stop all violence towards Israel.
 
Obama should heed the road sign from Saudi Arabia. Muslims go their OWN way!
 
I urge everyone to contact your MP or relevant Government ministers and tell them that taking land from Israel will NOT bring peace, and that any Government funds MUST be tied to specific projects administered by an independent body.
 
If anyone believes that the fate of Israel is of no concern to them, please consider the famous Arab saying:
“First comes Saturday, then comes Sunday”


References:
Bat Ye’or    “The Decline of Eastern Christianity under Islam”
Who needs a Palestinian state?
Whither the Peace Process?
Oslo Accords
Camp David Accords
Netanyahu and Obama peace talks PLUS Video
 
Last Updated on Monday, 01 June 2009 09:19  

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History - Violent Jihad

Australians celebrate and revere Anzac Day on April 25th each year in remembrance of our brave soldiers who fought in two great world wars to secure our freedom. Every Australian identifies with the slogan “lest we forget” and in services held around the country people reflect on the battles and men who died to secure our freedom. Yet across the world in France, there is one remarkable battle which helped form the Europe we know today and allowed the development of civilization based on Judeo Christian principles. This one famous battle has become known as the battle of Tours and effectively stopped the Muslim advance into Europe. After the death of Mohammed in 632AD, Muslim armies exploded out of the Arabian peninsula to conquer much of the Middle East, expanding across north Africa. From there they crossed into Spain in 711AD and eventually controlled much of al-Andalus by 715AD. It was the victory at Tours by Charles Martel that stemmed the tide and eventually the Muslim marauders were expelled from Spain in 1492 when the last outpost at Granada fell to King Ferdinand of Spain. 

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Shivaji’s Coronation Laudatory Landmark

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History - Infidels' Resistance

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj was born, lived, fought and won battles against religious and social oppression in the 17th century Bharat or India. He was a shining star in the Indian firmament and is renowned as a champion of the downtrodden and depressed masses. He was and continues to be an icon for the classes and masses alike and is seen as a rallying point for peasants oppressed by foreign rulers, Pathans and Moghuls alike. Sexually exploited women found in Shivaji Raje a protector, a benefactor and flocked to his Hindavi Swaraj to find solace and feel liberated under his saffron flag. 

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Ransomer of Captives from the Muslims

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History - Tolerance Myths

Perhaps some readers might be interested to know that January 28 is considered a feast day among Catholics – actually 2 feast days are celebrated on the same day – one is of ST Thomas Aquinas, the great medieval theologian and philosopher who adapted Aristotle to the western Judeo-Christian worldview. . It is also the feast day of a lesser known person – St Peter Nolasco, the great ransomer of captives from the Muslims.

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Islamic Pirates

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Barbary Corsair
Somalian Islamic Pirates & Lessons from History
 
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The Battle of Broken Hill

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The First Islamic Terrorist Attack on Australian Soil
 
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Jihad Galore

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History - Tolerance Myths

Jihad Galore and the Toledo Whore

Battle of Higueruela

Alhambra - GazelleHow often in conversation with a Muslim, do they quote Spain as the crowning achievement of Islam, where Muslims, Jews and Christians lived in harmony for about 800 years?

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Arabs Hated The Quran

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How the Arabs Hated The Quran
 
Old Quran

Wh y are you a Muslim?
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Lepanto Anniversary

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Decisive Victory for the West

At this time of year, it is timely to remember one of the greatest victories of the west against the Islamic world. On the 7th October in 1571, Don Juan and the Holy League, led by Admiral Doria, defeated the larger Ottoman fleet in the Battle of Lepanto, saving Europe from the Turks and militant Islam. The Holy League was a coalition of different armies - of the Republic of Venice, the Papacy (under Pope Pius V), Spain (including Naples, Sicily and Sardinia), the Republic of Genoa, the Duchy of Savoy, the Knights Hospitaller and some others.

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Muslim Jerusalem

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History - Stolen Heritage

Jerusalem - Coat of ArmsWhy do Muslims insist that Jerusalem is their Holy City?
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Mohammed, who at this stage needed more followers, decided to win those tribes over and convert them to his newly invented religion.

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Killing of Banu Quraiza

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Did Prophet Muhammad order Killing Surrendered Jews of Banu Quraiza and Khaybar?  A historical Analysis

In the post 9/11 era of this modern-world, Islamists around the globe are busy with ‘damage control utopia’ in order to correct the image of religion Islam. We all know that the nucleus of Islam are: Quran, Hadiths (Sunnah) supported by Islamic histories and biographies recorded by various famous Islamic scholars and historians.

What Mecca?

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A great tragedy of the Islamic control of our universities and political correctness plus the fear of extreme violence if anyone dares question the roots and claims of Islam is ...that nobody dares question the roots and claims of Islam!!!  I want to stimulate interest and offer this summary of information on Mecca from (LINK) which discusses some problems with Muslim claims in a comparison of evidence supporting Islam/Christianity. 

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Yahweh or Hubal

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FlagThere is a very strongly entrenched view among majority of Westerners today that the three main monotheistic religions Judaism, Christianity and Islam share one common God and therefore despite the obvious differences, the core foundation of these three religions is the same. 

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