Have they forgotten?

Earlier in the week with the triumph of Netanyahu, Obama threatened to “reassess” his policies towards Israel.

The reason given, was Prime Minister Netanyahu’s campaign comments where he said that there will be no Palestinian state under his watch.

“We take him at his word when he said that it wouldn’t happen during his prime ministership, and so that’s why we’ve got to evaluate what other options are available to make sure that we don’t see a chaotic situation in the region.” said Obama.

“ make sure that we don’t see a chaotic situation in the region”? As if all the chaos in the middle east and the Jew hatred would disappear with a Palestinian state.

But what really showed the White House’s naivety in the issue and its clear bias against Israel, was the Withe House’s press secretary Josh Earnest comments “But, now that our closest ally in the region, and one of the two parties who would be responsible for negotiating a two-state solution, has withdrawn from their commitments to that ideal, it means that we need to rethink the kinds of policy decisions that we’re going to have to make going forward,”

So according to Earnest, Israel has withdrawn its commitment to the two-state solution ideal.

Have they forgotten how in 1947 the Jews said yes to the UN’s partition plan while the “Palestinians” said no?

Have they forgotten that in 1993 Israel signed the Oslo accords only in order to see a dramatic increase on attacks towards it?

Have they forgotten that in 1996 Arafat explicitly said “We plan to eliminate the state of Israel and establish a purely palestinian state? well if those comments is not withdrawing from the possibility of a two-state solution, then I don’t know what is.

Have they forgotten that in 2000 then Prime Minister Ehud Barak offered 93% of the West Bank to the Palestinians and they (who according to the White House are a party committed to a two state solution) said no, and increased their attacks towards Israel instead?

Have they forgotten than in 2005 Israel on the command of Ariel Sharon, Israel decided to UNILATERALLY withdraw from Gaza and had to forcefully uproot more than 8,000 citizens in order to give peace a chance?

Have they forgotten that instead of advancing the peace process the Palestinians turned Gaza into a huge military base and have launched thousands of rockets to Israel and built terror tunnels?

Has the White house forgotten that in 2008 then Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert agreed to almost all Palestinian demands including nearly 100% of the West Bank with minor land swaps? and let’s not forget that by then, the according to the WH  “party committed to the two state solution” was already under the command of their current leader Mahmoud Abbas.

Has Obama forgotten all of this, or simply he just sees what he wants to see?

Earnest said that “one of the two parties who would be responsible for negotiating a two-state solution, has withdrawn from their commitments to that ideal”

If a party has withdrawn from that commitment is the Palestinians. But reality is that they never withdrew from that commitment because they were never committed to it.

The PLO (Palestinian Liberation Organization) was established in 1964 when the West Bank and Gaza weren’t even in Israeli hands and their Charter in article 15 explicitly shows their true intention “..the liquidation of the Zionist presence in Palestine”.

Israel has never for a second withdrawn from the two-state solution ideal; maybe it is time they do. Maybe the time has come for us to stop trying to make peace with those who only seek to destroy us!

About the Author
Alan is originally from Mexico City where he lived until he was 20 years old. He was raised in a conservative-reform household. Alan moved to New York City when he was 20 years old to study Political Science at Yeshiva University. Just prior to that, he spent six months in Israel on a MASA program. Alan’s dream is to one day make Aliyah and to work for the Israeli Government so that he can help his home (Israel) and his fellow Jews all over the world.
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