I didn’t come to the United States to fight President Trump or his plan. The president is very friendly to Israel and I appreciate it very much. I also do not intend to wage a fight against the Israeli government in the US.
ex-PM Ehud Olmert
So what did Olmert go to the US for if not to give legitimacy to Abbas?
According to his own words, “to remind the Israeli public that if it is possible to go to negotiations to reach a peace agreement, then he is the only partner.”
The pipedream of those not grounded in reality and oblivious if not allergic to any lesson from history, shows in these sentences starting with “If.”
There is no will in the Arab world to accept a Jewish State of any kind.
Therefore, speculating what could happen if the Aran Nation would welcome the Jewish People is malicious. These are not words of idealists but of rejecters of the reality of antisemitism. They are not a key to a solution. They are part of the problem.
What Olmert does is not just showing naivety. He fosters doubt in the hearts of Jews who rather dream of peace than war. Doubts about a hard reality we need to face — without giving up on our ideals (of peace).
And that’s what’s so dangerous and malicious in the worlds of these ultra-leftists, the Looney Left — that get much too much media attention.
They sow doubt. The Rabbis teach us that doubt is our greatest enemy (Amalek). It weakens our resolve to do what is needed but uncomfortable.
Not to be confused with good doubt that leads to understanding others, mildness, and peace.
We should not be fanatics who know everything with such certainty that it leaves no room for different viewpoints — ultimately leading to war.
But we generally should not hesitate to call a spade a spade or recognize that desperate times require drastic measures.
Olmert went to the US to tell the Israeli electorate that the time for peace might have come. He’s a false prophet and a dangerous one at that.
And now, Abbas has told the UN Security Council a message for the Israeli people. Why he didn’t go meet Netanyahu or Rivlin is anyone’s guess. He spoke for peace, against terrorism, against antisemitism. Listen to his 37-minute speech if you still somewhat believe the racist prejudice that Arabs are stupid. US President Trump, a self-described very stable genius, could only dream of lying so well. But you have to give it to Hitler. At least, he was proud enough to be open about his true sentiments and goals.
As the seeing goes, beware of the geese, when the fox preaches.
Meanwhile, I have a novel peace plan. Let all Arabs in the Lebanon, Jordan and greater Israel vote on if they would want to have the place they live now become part of a country called Palestine, led by the present Arab Palestinian leadership, or of Israel, lead by the present Israeli population, with a path to citizenship for them. The ballad must be secret and counting of votes must be checked by people who are not-anti-Zionists. Call it the Three-in-One State solution. It will compel most Jews to make aliyah. After kicking out the terrorists and dictators and learning to be allies with the Jews, free elections can be held in Arab areas for national independence.