Rahm Emanuel asks Israelis to abandon Israel and throw themselves into the ocean and die.
Well he didn’t say those exact words but he did demand that Israel make peace with the Palestinian leadership. Please note that I said Palestinian leadership as that is who represents all Palestinians. And seeing that Palestinian children learn geography from textbooks in which Israel doesn’t even exist then I think everyone should know what the Palestinian leadership wants.
If the textbook example didn’t tip you off then here it is – they want Israel to cease to exist. That is their version of “peace.” Everything else is just another negotiating position until they get what they want in the end.
The Jerusalem Post reports on Rham’s statements here:
Thwarting Iran’s nuclear program is conditional on progress in peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians, according to White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel.
Israeli TV reports said Monday that Emanuel made the comments in a closed-door meeting the previous day with 300 major AIPAC donors.
Last month, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warned Israel that it risks losing Arab support for combating threats from Iran if it rejects peace negotiations with the Palestinians.
Clinton said Arab nations had conditioned helping Israel counter Iran on Jerusalem’s commitment to the peace process.
Meanwhile, in an interview with the Jerusalem Post Sunday, former US House speaker Newt Gingrich blasted the Obama administration for setting itself on a collision course with Israel and endangering the Jewish state. He called US President Barack Obama’s program of engagement on Iran a “fantasy,” and his Middle East policies “very dangerous for Israel.” He summed up Obama’s approach as “the clearest adoption of weakness since Jimmy Carter.”
Don’t believe me? How about reading Yasar Arafat’s own statements on the subject of “peace” with Israel. Here are his statements regarding his 1994 negotiations with Israel: Link here.
I see this agreement as being no more than the agreement signed between our Prophet Muhammad and the Quraysh in Mecca.
Arafat further drew out the comparison, noting that although Muhammad had been criticized for this diplomacy by one of his leading companions (and a future caliph), ‘Umar ibn al-Khattab, the prophet had been right to insist on the agreement, for it helped him defeat the Quraysh and take over their city of Mecca. In a similar spirit,
we now accept the peace agreement, but [only in order] to continue on the road to Jerusalem
The Time Magazine cover above is from 1968. That means it’s over forty years old now and yet nothing has changed between the Palestinian leadership and Israel . There will never be a final deal for the Palestinian leadership until Israel is gone. If history can teach us nothing else then henceforth history has little value in the realm of international relations.