THE EMPEROR HAS NO CLOTHES!
by Jan Willem van der Hoeven
They dress the wound of my people as though it were not serious. "Peace, peace," they say, when there is no peace.
Apart from all the other horrendous costs involved, the forceful evacuation of the nearly 300 000 Israelis living today in their own, God-given Judea and Samaria, will cost enormous amounts of money - even if just $250.000 in compensation is paid for each house evacuated. Who will pay this enormous sum? The US with all her own financial upheavals? The Arabs? Who?
But even if a financial solution was to be found, which seems very unlikely indeed, the evacuation will not lead to peace. It will result in the destruction of Israel as Palestinian spokesmen from all factions - from Hamas to the Fatah - have made abundantly clear:
"[Hamas says] that Fatah has asked them to recognize Israel's right to exist and this is a big deception. For the one thousandth time, I want to reaffirm that we are not asking Hamas to recognize Israel's right to exist. Rather, we are asking Hamas not to do so because Fatah never recognized Israel's right to exist."
"We acknowledge that the PLO did recognize Israel's right to exist, but we are not bound by it as a resistance faction," (Mohammed Dahlan, PLO representative, The Jerusalem Post, 18/3/2009)
On May 14, 2009, under the headline "Palestinian Ambassador to Lebanon Abbas Zaki: Two-State Solution Will Lead to the Collapse of Israel," MEMRI (www.memri.org) quoted PLO Ambassador Abbas Zaki as saying:
"They talk about a two-state solution, and when that is achieved... Even Ahmadinejad, leader of the rejectionists throughout the region, said he supports a two-state solution. Nobody fools anybody.
"With the two-state solution, in my opinion, Israel will collapse, because if they get out of Jerusalem, what will become of all the talk about the Promised Land and the Chosen People? What will become of all the sacrifices they made - just to be told to leave? They consider Jerusalem to have a spiritual status. The Jews consider Judea and Samaria to be their historic dream. If the Jews leave those places, the Zionist idea will begin to collapse. It will regress of its own accord. Then we will move forward."
"The PLO proceeds through phases, without changing its strategy. Let me tell you, when the ideology of Israel collapses, and we take, at least, Jerusalem, the Israeli ideology will collapse in its entirety, and we will begin to progress with our own ideology, Allah willing, and drive them out of all of Palestine." (Excerpts from an interview with PLO Ambassador to Lebanon Abbas Zaki, which aired on ANB TV on May 7, 2009.)
PLO and Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmud Abbas recently said:
"A Jewish State, what is that supposed to mean? You call yourselves as you like, but I don't accept it, and I say so publicly."
Hamas covenant, Article Eight:
Allah is its target, the Prophet is its model, the Koran its constitution: Jihad is its path and death for the sake of Allah is the loftiest of its wishes.
The Islamic Resistance Movement believes that the land of Palestine is an Islamic Waqf consecrated for future Moslem generations until Judgment Day.. It, or any part of it, should not be squandered: it, or any part of it, should not be given up. Neither a single Arab country nor all Arab countries, neither any king or president, nor all the kings and presidents, neither any organization nor all of them, be they Palestinian or Arab, possess the right to do that. Palestine is an Islamic Waqf land consecrated for Moslem generations until Judgment Day. This being so, who could claim to have the right to represent Moslem generations till Judgment Day?
This is the law governing the land of Palestine in the Islamic Sharia (law) and the same goes for any land the Moslems have conquered by force, because during the times of (Islamic) conquests, the Moslems consecrated these lands to Moslem generations till the Day of Judgment.
Furthermore Yuval Diskin, head of Israel's General Security, the Shabak, has recently stated before the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee as reported by The Jerusalem Post, 20 May 2009:
"Hamas control over the Gaza Strip will prevent any effective peace process from coming into fruition"
Diskin warned that there was a good chance that the situation could become more dire if Hamas emerges victorious in a West Bank election.
"If ballots were cast in the West Bank today, there is a chance that Hamas would win," he warned.
He warned that a victory for Hamas would "be seen as a second victory for Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood in this area, and thus would have a dangerous impact on the whole region, including in neighboring countries."
Therefore, because 'the other side,' both so-called moderates and extremists, will only use the full withdrawal of Israel from all "occupied territories" - including Jerusalem - as a phase en route to destroying the hated Zionist State, Israel is not engaged in peace negotiations but in negotiating piece by piece her own imminent destruction.
Why, then, do Israeli politicians and commentators who must know these things still spout such self-destructive nonsense? Rather than speak the truth that is so obvious to all who still have the courage to think for themselves, they prefer to be politically correct in this sick and distorted world. They are afraid to stand apart from the PC crowd and to shout, like the courageous child of old about an emperor praised by all: "But the Emperor has no clothes, he is NAKED!"
So is this peace process! Not just naked and void of content, but mortally dangerous for little Israel.
By refusing to deal forcefully with Iran, the United States and Europe have, themselves, cut off any hope for true peace in the Middle East. Yet they simultaneously hold Israel back, forbidding her from taking care of the Iranian threat herself- though it would benefit all: the moderate Arab regimes, Europe and United States.
The argument put forward by both US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and President Obama that the eight years the Bush administration refused to talk to Iran produced no result, is utterly false and misleading.
The fact is that whatever Europe and the United States have done so far - and European leaders did engage Iran in dialogue, and even employed veiled threats - all has produced nothing. It was all too weak and halfhearted, proving not that we need more of these futile engagements, but that we need a firm and definite response before it is too late!
For too late it soon will be!