Perhaps celebrating should begin in Israel with the election of Hasan Rowhani in the Iranian Presidential elections. Surely, as he is described in the media as a “relative moderate” who had the backing of Iranian reformists he will recognize Israel since he is such a moderate.
While we know from the media that Prime Minister Netanyahu is a hard-liner, perhaps even a hard-line Israeli can send an Iranian moderate a congratulatory note and the first act of this new so-called moderate will be to recognize the Jewish state, right? Wouldn’t that be wonderful ? Maybe in a dream world. Can anyone believe the situation would be different, say if a left-wing government was in place in Israel? Of course not. Yet, some in the international community will urge sanctions on Iran to be eased with Rowhani’s victory.
Peace organizations in the Middle East are brutally silent – one may wonder why if as they often claim they are devoted to “peace in the Middle East”? No flotilla of peace activists? No singing in the streets? No anarchists raising their voices? Am Shocked.
In Syria, the body count of the deadly civil war will soon reach 100,000 as both Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and the opposition continue to vow to “fight until the end.” They also each accuse one another of collaborating with Israel, and of being Zionists – an insult to both of them naturally. It seems extreme jihadists are in charge of the opposition – which threatens to spill over Syria’s borders.
Peace Now and all the other so-called Middle East peace organizations aren’t clamoring to the borders there, are they? None of the idiot anarchists who harass Israeli Defense Soldiers dare to show their mugs in Syria for they know they will have their heads blown off. But, indeed Israel is to blame for the settlements which are the obstacle to peace. Wasn’t it only a few years ago we were told if Israel would give up the Golan Heights there would be peace?
Egypt is on the verge of collapse after a revolution which saw media celebrating the “Arab Spring”, and which now sees the Muslim Brotherhood in charge. Indeed, the new found opposition to Israel is surely because Israel built a few new homes in Jerusalem – if not, Morsi would probably have been eating falafel in Eilat, right?
Many years ago, visionary Ze’ev Jabotinsky wrote an essay called “Peace”: “A noisy whining is now being set up by a chorus of ‘peace seekers’ who aim to achieve (by preaching exclusively to Jews) conciliation with the Arabs. It is difficult to free oneself from a feeling of disgust.” Could these words be any truer today?
It is sickening to read about teenage Jewish boys writing graffiti, or some Israelis building homes legally from organizations like Peace Now, who ignore the facts on the ground from Israel’s neighbors – regardless of which party rules the bordering countries. And the hypocrisy of the peace organizations is appalling and gross.
Then again, Israel is also to blame for Hamas and The Palestinian Authority fights, right? Those damn settlements.